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Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

1. Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

Discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast, climb Mount Vesuvius, and see the excavation site at Pompeii, all on one tour! Drive along the coastal road and pass the picturesque towns that make Italy's Campania region unforgettable, then explore the ancient city of Pompeii. In Pompeii, explore one of Europe's most compelling excavation sites. This Roman city was lost for 1700 years, partially destroyed and buried under ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, get unique insight into ancient city life. After lunch, depart for Mount Vesuvius. Take the minibus up the volcano, and be escorted by a guide to the summit. From here, enjoy views over the southern part of the volcano, and, during days with good visibility, the entire gulf of Naples. On the journey back, visit one of the most prestigious cameo and coral factories in the region to see the production of typical Italian carvings.

Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

2. Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Italian coast on this full-day trip by boat from Sorrento. Cruise around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, with plenty of time to explore the islands and experience their unique way and pace of life. See the iconic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines from the comfort of a boat on a full-day trip. Get picked up from Sorrento before setting sail from Piano di Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Sit back and admire the enchanting beauty of the Sorrento Coast with the iconic Mount Vesuvius in the background as you glide over the Mediterranean Sea.  See terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella on your journey. Hug the coastline to then admire the iconic Amalfi Coast, passing by Li Galli Island, the charming towns of Nerano and Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before docking in Amalfi.  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace, soaking in its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the Amalfi Cathedral. Choose to hop onto a minivan to visit the village of Ravello, where you can see the splendid Villa Rufolo and its verdant gardens, or choose to spend your time getting to know Amalfi. Next, set sail again to make your way to Positano, also known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Discover the town's famous narrow streets, traditional shops, and colorful pottery in your own time before jumping back on the boat for a relaxed sail back to Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be dropped off back at the starting point.

Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

3. Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Ravello is one of the most enchanting places of the Amalfi Coast and the dream destination of intellectuals, artists and musicians of the 19th century. It is here that Wagner composed the second act of the Parsifal. The medieval town is set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea. You'll visit the beautiful villas located in the town such as Villa Rufolo, where every year the international Ravello Festival takes place and Villa Cimbrone, which is famous for its scenic belvedere named the Terrace of Infinity. it is here that in 1938 Greta Garbo and the composer Leopold Stokowski spent wonderful days of love. The Nobel prize winner for literature Andre Gide has said, "Ravello is closer to the sky than it is far from the shore." In Ravello, you can enjoy the most enchanting views of the Amalfi Coast, as you are on a suspended terrace between the cobalt blue Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari Mountains. You’ll visit the Cathedral of Saint Pantaleone and, through the splendid access tower, you’ll enter into Villa Rufolo, a wonderful medieval site adorned with enchanting gardens.

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius, & Wine Tasting with Lunch

4. Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius, & Wine Tasting with Lunch

Discover the wonders of the archaeological site of Pompeii and the famous Mount Vesuvius on this trip from the Amalfi Coast. Take advantage of an all-inclusive trip including round-trip transportation, skip-the-line entry tickets, a guided tour, and lunch with a wine tasting. Head to Pompeii first and find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Observe important buildings and structures such as the basilica, the forum, the thermal baths, the bakery, residential houses, and more. Drive up to Mt. Vesuvius to explore one of the most famous volcanoes in the world while enjoying the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples. Start from 1000 m above sea level, then continue walking along the Gran Cono path leading to the crater. Afterward, visit an authentic winery and vineyard for lunch and a wine tasting before getting driven back to your accommodation.

Pompeii, Herculaneum & Mt. Vesuvius: All-Inclusive Tour

5. Pompeii, Herculaneum & Mt. Vesuvius: All-Inclusive Tour

Spend a fascinating and educational day visiting the ancient Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Explore these extremely well-preserved ancient towns and then drive to the top of the very volcano that destroyed them nearly 2,000 years ago, and yet rendered them eternal. This full-day tour provides a unique opportunity to experience how ancient Romans lived and admire the level of civic progress and artistic skills they had reached. After the fall of the Roman Empire such levels of achievement were not reached again until the 17th and 18th centuries. The route that takes you to the top of Mount Vesuvius passes through a national park of unusual beauty. See pine forests, lush wooded areas, bright yellow flowers, and an uncanny volcanic landscape. You’ll have spectacular views of the Bay of Naples as well.

Amalfi Coast: Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, & Sorrento Day Tour

6. Amalfi Coast: Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, & Sorrento Day Tour

Go on an excursion down the fabulous Amalfi Coast, from the clifftops of Ravello to the seaside charm of Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento. Take a scenic drive through the Chiunzi Pass and stop for scenic photos. Stroll through the quaint Medieval streets of Ravello. See amazing panoramic views from this clifftop wonder. Have an hour of free time to explore the ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi. Visit the 11th century Cathedral of Sant'Andrea (patron saint of Amalfi) with its bright golden ornamentation. Enjoy the splendid atmosphere of Positano; an ancient colorful village made famous by VIPs from the 60s to today. Appreciate the exquisite artistry of the local artisans and their ceramics. Have a glass of wine on the beach. Head to Sorrento for and have some free time to explore the Amalfi Coast's largest town. See the historic center, check out the craft shops, or sample some of the local limoncello.

From Naples: Shore Excursion to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

7. From Naples: Shore Excursion to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Meet your private driver at Naples Port and begin your journey along the coast. Relax as you take in some of the most breathtaking, spectacular and romantic scenes anywhere on the globe. Be delighted by small fishing villages and sheer cliff faces. Follow the roads through lemon groves and vineyards, with spectacular hiking trails and renowned gastronomy. Admire the Amalfi coastline in the incredible town of Positano, your first stop. Built on a mountainside that drops into the ocean, be amazed by the houses that look as if they could slide down the mountain and into the water any minute. Take time to get the perfect photo of the towns and sea vistas.  Next, stop for a stroll through the winding streets of the town of Amalfi. Visit historical buildings such as the 9th-century Sant’Andrea Cathedral, the Museo Arsenale Amalfi and a medieval shipyard. Pick up some souvenirs in the local shops. Enjoy unparalleled views of the coast from your next stop, Ravello. Marvel at the panoramic views from the viewpoint on a hilltop 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy wandering around the cliffside gardens and the Moorish-style Villa Rufolo with its terraces, before heading back to the cruise ship with your driver.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Full-Day Trip

8. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Full-Day Trip

Your driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, your cruise port or your train station to begin your private tour along the Amalfi coast. Your first stop will be in the town of Sorrento, approximately a 1-hour car journey. In Sorrento, your driver will drop you off in Piazza Tasso - the main square - from here you will have 1-hour of free time to stroll around the town, taking in the picturesque sights before heading back to your private car which will then depart for Positano.  On your way to Positano, you will cross the Sorrentina Peninsula and be given the opportunity to stop in this stunning landscape to take beautiful pictures that will last a lifetime. When you reach Positano, you will be greeted by characteristically quaint narrow streets, which you will be invited to wander during your 1-hour of free time. It is advised that you stop for lunch in Positano, your driver will suggest some local favorites.  After lunch, you will proceed to Amalfi where you will be dropped off in the Flavio Gioia square, close to the famous Cathedral of Saint Andrew (Duomo di Sant'Andrea). Your driver will wait while you explore the local surroundings before heading on to your final stop in the town of Ravello, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast where you will be given an hour to stroll around the gorgeous old streets before returning to Naples.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Day Tour

9. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Day Tour

What to expect Your day will begin at your chosen time from your accommodation with one of our immaculate limos. This is for sure one of our most popular requests; Positano, Amalfi and Ravello are simply spectacular due to the many enchanting landscapes you will encounter on the way. During this tour you can really relax and enjoy the views, do some really cool shopping and take in the real essence of “la dolce vita”. Positano can be considered the pearl of the Amalfi coast; it is petit and colourful with plenty of charm. Day and at night it is magical, by walking along the lanes and the stairways it is filled with local shops where you can buy souvenirs and handmade items such as sandals, clothes, and ceramics. The Amalfi Coast got its name from Amalfi, and was declared protected by UNESCO because of its mere beauty. Amalfi is also rich in history and traditions: it is one of the four maritime republics, in fact every 4 years it hosts a sea race with Pisa, Genoa and Venice and in the past it boasted the production of the famous Amalfi paper. It is now possible to visit the paper museum itself. Ravello is located on the beautiful Amalfi coast, but don’t be fooled as it’s positioned at 315 meters above the sea level. The most popular places are Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone in addition to the Cathedral of Ravello.

From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

10. From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Amalfi-Ravello and ride in style in a modern minivan driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off in the Amalfi-Ravello area, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Amalfi-Ravello. Along the way, stop at Pompeii for a private walking tour with an archaeological guide. You'll see most important public buildings, luxurious urban villas and shops, the Marina Gate, the Basilica (court house) and the Forum (main square). Then visit the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of the Faun, as well as the Termopolium Capuano (fast-food restaurant of the Romans). In addition, see the house of the Tragic Poet as well as the famous plaster casts.

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4.5 / 5

based on 606 reviews

Great guide (Jessica), great boat ride. As we traveled to Amalfi, she shared information about what we were seeing (in three languages!). Very scenic - we sat outside in the front of the boat, which made the boat trip wonderful. We had great weather. We took the extra tour to Ravello which gave us both a van ride on the Amalfi road which was very interesting and scenic, plus an hour in Ravello. The guide gave us basic information and then we had free time. Small town, plenty of shops and food, and fantastic views. Highly recommend the trip to Ravello. This meant that we had only one hour in Amalfi (rather than 3), but that was plenty of time in Amalfi. Again, the guide gave us basic information, which was fine, and we got to explore in our own. In Amalfi, we enjoyed the lemon sherbet served in a lemon. Then an hour in Positano. Many people swam. Big beach. We enjoyed exploring. Great boat ride back. Great day!!

Excellent day, if there are 6-8 people in your party I would highly recommend this tour as cost is approx £900. The driver was waiting for us 30mins early in a lovely Mercedes minibus, travelled to Pompeii where we met our guide, he was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and spoke great English. Pompeii is huge and we spent about 3hrs there where he showed and explained soo much about it and I suspect would be lost in a large group. On to Herculaneum for a similar experience then up to Vesuvius to be dropped off close to the entrance, spent approx 90mins walking up/down with the driver pulling into the carpark as we came down. As mentioned above it is an expensive day and you could join other trips of 20-30 people in a group but the personal touch this trip gave was worth the extra £30-£40 it probably cost us each.

Amazing your, the best way to see the Amalfi coast and to avoid all the traffic. The guide was fantastic and so knowledgeable.

this experience was one of the highlights of our trip. it was such a great day

Very good excursion well organized and excellent guide from start to finish.