7. Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion
The most famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius took place in the year 79 A.D. when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. With this tour, you'll see the city frozen in time in its last moment. Sorrento is situated on a terrace overlooking a splendid coastline offering a spectacular view of the Bay of Naples. Parks, villas, churches, picturesque narrow streets and resplendent weather have ensured a constant stream of visitors to the town throughout the year and over the centuries. Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast with wonderful views of picturesque medieval alleys. Don't miss the opportunity to see one of best archaeological sites in the world and see how the Romans lived before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Start with a pick-up at the cruise terminal of the port of Naples or any accommodation nearby. Transfer to Sorrento and have a walk downtown. See the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, the alleys of the old town. Transfer to Positano and take the time for a relaxing lunch on a see view restaurant serving genuine Italian dishes. Or walk downtown to the spectacular beach from where you can admire the terraced town and the cathedral of Saint Maria Assunta.
After lunch, transfer to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour including the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (the main square), the curia (municipal buildings), the macellum (the butcher's market), the thermal baths, the termopolia (restaurants), the House of the Tragic Poet or the House of Melander, the bakery, the plaster casts of the victims, the Temples of Jupiter, Apollo and Venere, the lupanar (brothel) and the Fountain of the Abundance. Return back to the port of Naples.