Duration: 9 hours
The private Shore Excursion to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano leaves from the dock of your ship at 8:00am where you meet one of our English speaking driver-guide waiting for you holding a sign with your name on. This excursion combines a visit to the ruins of Pompeii where you stop for about 2 hours, then continuing on to Sorrento and Positano, along the beautiful Amalfi coast.
You drive directly to Pompeii where we highly suggest to have a local licensed English speaking guide with you for a 2 hours private Tour of the excavations: the extra cost is Euro 100 total. This old Roman city was destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. leaving perfectly preserved baths, theatres, temples, markets and forums that bring you back into the lives of ancient Romans. From Pompeii you drive along the wonderful coastal road to Sorrento enjoying fantastic views of the Bay of Naples and the Island of Capri (that was once attached to Sorrento ). Arriving in the city centre you find the main shopping street, for the locals as well as tourists, with lots of shops (normally open all day everyday in the summer). You can discover the many artisan’s workshops where fine ceramics, cameos and wood inlay invite you to exclusive shopping. Leaving Sorrento you continue with a drive to Positano along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast and, descending the winding country road bordered by lemons, olives and bougainvilleas, you get to the busy central Piazza that is connected to a narrow downhill pathway and a few flights of steps leading to the waterfront passing by the cathedral, shops selling ceramics, lemons, shoes and “Positano fashion” clothing. All streets going to the harbour are for pedestrians only so we drop you off at the Piazza dei Mulini and we meet you back there at the pre-arranged time: just a short walk back uphill in order to return to the minivan. In the afternoon a nice drive back to the port right on time to re-board your ship.
- please, dress respectfully to visit the holy buildings: cover your knees and shoulders;
- if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited, not like coach tours where you have to walk most of the day;
- watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.
- Entrance to Pompeii ruins 13 Euro per person.
Price includes private vehicle with driver-guide.
Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.
For more passengers we use additional vehicles due to the strict Italian laws and regulations about public transportation carrying more than 8 people, in any case don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.
To book our services you have the choice to pay with Euro cash money at the end of service or to pre-pay the total fee by credit card with an additional 15%. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.