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From Salerno: Day Trip to Amalfi Coast by Boat with Drinks

1. From Salerno: Day Trip to Amalfi Coast by Boat with Drinks

Admire the beautiful beaches, coves, and local villages set against a stunning natural backdrop on a day trip from Salerno along Italy's Amalfi Coast aboard a traditional "gozzo" boat. Enjoy a glass of prosecco, caprese sandwich, fruits, and drinks onboard. Relax and enjoy your welcome Prosecco drink as you take in the panoramic views of picturesque villages dotted along the coastline, and secret beach caves from Salerno. Swim and snorkel in the blue waters to cool down, and enjoy the sandwich, fruit, and drinks offered on board as the cool sea breeze blows in your hair. Stop in the renowned towns of Amalfi and Positano for one hour each, and explore their historic streets. Enjoy a final surprise from the crew before heading back to the port of Salerno, in time for your evening apéritif and dinner.

Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

2. Rome: Amalfi Coast Tour With Limoncello Tasting & Cruise

Discover the wonders of the Amalfi Coast on this guided trip from Rome. Ride a train to Salerno and take in the passing sights on a ferry ride along the coast. Stop in Amalfi and visit a lemon orchard for a limoncello tasting. The day starts in Rome where you’ll catch a high-speed train to Salerno with your group of travelers and a tour leader. From there, hop on a ferry ride that takes you along the stunning Amalfi Coast. The first stop is Amalfi, where you’ll head up to a lovely lemon orchard and enjoy a tasting of one of the region’s most beloved products: the sweet, tangy liqueur called limoncello. The farm is perched above the town and offers stunning views out to sea. After the tasting, take advantage of free time to explore the town and, if you enjoyed your tasting, buy some limoncello.  Embark on another ferry ride along the epic coastline to your next stop, the neighboring town of Positano, a small fishing town that has long been the holiday destination of choice for VIPs, from the Romantic poets of the 19th century to today’s Hollywood stars. After an orientation walk with your guide, you’ll have two hours of free time. Browse the boutiques filled with world-famous beachwear, have leather sandals made to fit your feet, or enjoy a lunch of local delicacies at a seaside cafe (costs not included).  Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, as there’s nothing nicer on a summer’s day than a dip in the sea. After you've gotten to know Positano, head back on the boat for a return cruise to Salerno where you’ll catch the train back to Rome.

From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

3. From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

Discover the most spectacular destinations in the Amalfi Coast region of Amalfi and Positano on a high-speed train tour. Admire the elegance and natural beauty of these two gems of the coastline. Meet with your tour leader at the Roma Termini railway station. Depart for Salerno by high-speed train to reach the Amalfi Coast in the most time-efficient way possible. Once you reach Salerno, board the ferry to Amalfi and enjoy the fantastic views from the boat. Explore the town of Amalfi nestled in a ravine surrounded by stunning cliffs, the medieval public also knew it as the Duchy of Amalfi. Here you will have free time to explore the town, its public squares, shops and the Cathedral on your own. After visiting Amalfi, take the ferry back to Positano to discover all its charm and elegance: its coloured buildings, shops, and sandy beaches. Visit Marina Grande beach, or stroll around Fornillo or Arienzo beaches. Spend about two and a half hours in Positano before taking your ferry back to Salerno and heading for the railway station to take your high-speed train back to Rome, which will take you back to the Eternal City in the evening.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Prepare to be taken aback at the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast on this 6-hour tour. After a late morning pickup in Naples, discover 30 miles of scenic road and small villages nestled in the rocks overlooking the shining blue waters of the bay of Salerno. During the road trip, the driver will stop 1 or 2 times at the nicest spots to let you enjoy the view and take pictures. Then, continue along the Amalfi coast as your driver tells you about the rich history of the region. In Amalfi, have some time on your own to stroll around or doing other available activities of your interest, starting from the outstanding Duomo. Enjoy a lunch break at a local restaurant (drinks not included).

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

5. 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 Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

6. From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

Start your sightseeing tour with a convenient hotel pickup and journey to Pompeii in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Once you arrive in Pompeii, enjoy quick access with a skip-the-line entry ticket and begin your tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city frozen in time when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted. Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and more, and learn about each of these locations from your expert guide.

Salerno-Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Excursion

7. Salerno-Amalfi Coast: Private Boat Excursion

Experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a private 6-hour boat tour with a local captain. Stop to swim, dock at a village of your choice for some free time to explore and enjoy the spectacular views that make this destination so unique. The tour is customized based on what you are most interested in doing. Alternatively, the local captain can offer suggestions about what to do and see in order to maximize your tour time. Enjoy an inside look into the beauty and lifestyle of the Amalfi Coast and the culture of southern Italy. Stop along the way for lunch at a seaside restaurant and to browse some of the high-end boutiques of this popular area.

Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

8. Salerno to Capri Private Boat Excursion

On this private boat excursion you will get to see the most important highlights of Capri (and more) in one day without feeling rushed. Begin from the port in Salerno called Piazza Della Concordia (a short walk or taxi from where the cruise ships dock if you are on a cruise) and sail past the immense mountains of the Amalfi Coast. These are some of the most sought-after views in the world and you will sail through the heart of them, so don't forget your camera!  On the way you will stop for a swim in the private archipilago of Li Galli Islands. These are the islands that Ulysses sailed through when he heard the song of the sirens in Homer's The Odyssey. This is now an underwater nature preserve and one of the most mysterious and beautiful places to stop for a swim refreshing swim off the boat if desired.  Continue on to Capri, where you will leave the Gulf of Salerno and enter the Bay of Naples. The 360 degree views are breathtaking, with the isle of Capri directly ahead, the vast Amalfi Coastline sprawled out behind you and active volcano Mt. Vesuvius to your right. Once you arrive on the island, see the most important sites such as Marina Piccola, the famous Faraglioni rock formations, the historic lighthouse dating back to 1867, the Green, White and Blue Grottos and much more.  Enjoy some time on land at your leisure to explore the shops, gardens and cobblestone alleyways that make this island so special. The captain will wait for you at the port. Hungry? You can either opt to have lunch on the island or the captain can suggest some authentic restaurants where the boat can pull up directly.  At the end of this 6 hour excursion, head back to Salerno. This tour is so great because it is tailored to you and based on what you would like to do. Just let the tour operator know what is important for you to see or do and they will make it happen. 

From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

9. From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

On this tour, you will explore the coast by car with an expert driver. Over the course of 8 hours, you can visit Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Where to stop for lunch and how you spend your time is up to you to decide! Sorrento stands on a terrace rising steeply above the sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Campanian coast. Because of its enchanting position and mild climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times. Enjoy Sorrento's picturesque bays, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, as well as panoramic views of the coast, the surrounding hills covered in olive groves and the crystal-clear sea. Positano stands on two mountain slopes in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the province of Salerno. Enjoy the views of the gulf formed by Germano tip to the west and Cape Sottile to the east. The center of enchanting Positano features delightful white or pastel-colored houses and the parish church of Saint Maria Assunta, with its splendid majolica dome. Amalfi also offers splendid views and evidence of its prestigious past. The Cathedral, dedicated to St.Andrew, dominates the square. Discover the Paradise Cloister, a construction in Arabian-style dating to the thirteenth-century and ruins of the Arsenal of the Republic. Ravello is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast and it can boast exceptional landscapes that have earned Villa Cimbrone’s terrace the name of ”Terrace of infinity.” The beautiful Villa Rufolo stands to the right of the dome. In Spring and Autumn, Ravello is a favorite destination for those who love the silence of its buildings and its medieval churches. Every year audiences gather to listen to the concerts held in the gardens or in the halls of Villa Rufolo, famous for having inspired the scenery of Wagner's Parsifal.

Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

10. Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

Your tour is by private car, with pick-up from the ports of Naples, Salerno, or Sorrento, or at your hotel/accommodation within the province of Naples, the city of Salerno and the Amalfi coast. From the pick-up, you will be driven to Pompeii for a 2.5-hour guided tour including all of the highlights of the famous site. After Pompeii, head to a celebrated vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a delicious light lunch, accompanied by a wine tasting session. This is the best way to see the highlights of the region in one day, and to enjoy some of the area's amazing food and wine in the process.

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What people are saying about Salerno

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4.7 / 5

based on 395 reviews

Well organized trip with wonderful guide. Met at train station for comfortable 1 1/2 trip to Salerno in high-speed , clean , comfortable modern train . Then walked over to marina for ferry ride to Amalfi with wonderful views of the coast . Once there up to the lemon grove for the limoncello tasting . About 200 steps but worth it for the views and the limoncello demonstration and tasting . Mauro is very knowledgeable about the area’s history and we did a brief walking tour of the town then plenty of time for shopping and strolling . Back on the ferry to Positano for more great coastal views and wonderful lunch at Chez Black . Mauro gave us great advice on sights , shopping , and eating places and they were spot on . After lunch plenty of time for shopping , gelato , and people watching . Would really recommend this ferry option . The towns look amazing from the water and are relatively short rides from town to town and with a guide like Mauro makes it even better. Thank you Mauro !

We had a great time for it being the first time we’ve done a city tour! We were in a large group, but we broke up and Franceska was our guide. She was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and caring. She gave great instruction and also made sure everyone got an opportunity to spend their time experiencing each location. Our favorite part was the boat ride itself. Though nothing out of the ordinary, just the views were breathtaking.

Alessandro has been very attentive and recommended us an excellent place to try the typical Amalfi Cuoppo, as well as the beach in Positano. A good tour if it is the first time you travel and you want to know the area quickly, but I highly recommend doing it on your own with more freedom using the ferry that takes you from Salerno to both places and enjoy more than one day in each one.

Wonderful tour!! Great guide and information, small group, and great stops in amalfi, positano, and other spots to swim (though beware of jellyfish!). Would highly recommend!!

the views are spectacular and very good attention from the guide in Italian, English and Spanish and the driver