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Exclusive Pompeii and Amalfi Drive

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Exclusive Tour to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast

Departing from the Maritime Station cruise pier in groups of never more than 30 people, you will meet your guide and your driver, who take you on an approximately 45 minute drive along the road that follows the Bay of Naples towards Mount Vesuvius and the ancient City of Pompeii, which lies in its shadow. Ironically, one of the ancient world's worst disasters preserved time in Pompeii, where you will experience life as it was lived in 79 AD. Once a thriving empire, it was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD when 30 feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city.

Upon arrival in Pompeii, you will enter by one of its ancient gates, and a short walk will take you to the city's hub, the Forum. Surrounded by lavish temples and porticoes, you'll begin to grasp the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Admire the mansions and the art of wealthy patricians who moved to Pompeii to escape the turmoil of Rome; view countless paintings and inscriptions. See the streets with raised pavements on both sides and the stepping-stones that ensured pedestrians a safe crossing at intersections. Your guided visit to Pompeii is approximately two hours.

After your visit to Pompeii, sit back and enjoy an approximately 90 minute to 2 hour scenic driving tour along the Bay of Naples, and then over the mountain to the Amalfi Coast. You'll drive to the picturesque seaside resort of Amalfi, which lies at the mouth of a deep gorge. It is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Italy. As a sea power, Amalfi played an important role in the Middle Ages. It was part of the four Maritime Republics that included Venice, Genoa and Pisa. You will spend a total of about 2 hours in Amalfi, including approximately 90 minutes of free time on your own to purchase lunch, shop, take photos, purchase an optional cruise along the coast, or stroll along the narrow streets to the Piazza del Duomo. From this square, a flight of 60 or more steps leads to the impressive Cathedral of St. Andrew. The interior of the church dates as far back as the 13th century with the highlight of the cathedral being the 11th century bronze doors from Constantinople.

At the appointed time, you will return for the 90 minute to 2 hour drive back to Naples.

Please Note: Crowds are to be expected at all sites and lines for certain attractions may exceed over one hour to enter due to the Jubilee Holy year celebration. The scenic driving portion and free time in Amalfi are not guided or narrated. The entrance fee to Pompeii is included, and your tour of the ruins is guided. This Naples cruise tour does not include Sorrento.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Historic
Shore Excursion Duration
9 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible closed toe walking shoes are recommended. Sunscreen and sun glasses are suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, steep inclines and steps. Guests should be in good physical condition with the ability to walk uphill or climb stairs for extended periods of time. The tour itinerary may be reversed but always covering the mentioned sights. Heavy traffic congestion should be anticipated and may affect the duration of the excursion. Pompeii is not wheelchair accessible and cannot be viewed from the entrance. There is a steep incline at the entrance of Pompeii with 20 to 25 steps.
5 Stars5Based On 130 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsPompeii October 30, 2017

Reviewer: Robyn Bignell
Loved it great tour and Debra the tour guide was fantastic

5 StarsPompeii and Amalfi coastOctober 30, 2017

Reviewer: Robyn Bignell
Fantastic!!!!

5 StarsGreat tripOctober 27, 2017

Reviewer: Gary Stankiewicz
This was a wonderful experience. Our guide was very good. While Pompeii was great, the Amalfi Drive part of this excursion was absolutely the best part. Would do it again!

5 StarsFantastic!October 18, 2017

Reviewer: Karen Pace
This tour was a 10 on a scale of 1-10. The guide was prompt, respectful, knowledgable and fun! Fantastic tour!!

5 StarsWonderful way to see it all & more then expected!!September 25, 2017

Reviewer: Reba Rosshardt
Exceptional tour, highly recommended. A really long day but well worth the time and money. Do take the add on boat trip for the view from the sea at $15 pp. Really topped off the trip! Very informative tour guide.

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