The Amalfi Coast's Big Three
Your remarkable and unforgettable journey begins as you leave Naples behind for a scenic, comfortable ride along the Amalfi coast with its breath-taking views. Your first stop will be the coastal town of Sorrento where you can observe the eclectic mix of traditional atmospheres with new world conveniences as you stroll through narrow streets bursting with artisan shops. With its beautiful location on the north coast of the peninsula, the small community of Sorrento is perfectly situated looking out over the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the Isle of Capri. It is hard to imagine a more perfect setting than this. Pop into a small factory and savor a Limoncello before heading to the seaside town of Positano.
This cliffside village is placed on southern Italy's Amalfi Coast with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. Discover a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary and the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta featuring a majolica-tiled dome. Positano is known for its glitterati so keep your eyes open for a celebrity or two! Walk down to the beach to admire the pastel colored houses lining the sheer cliffs. You can also check out the glamorous restaurants and upscale shopping haunts. Not to be missed are the Moda Positano, traditional Positano clothing with vibrant colors and natural fibers.
From there you will head to the large town of Amalfi, stopping along the way for a delicious lunch at a breathtaking seaside terrace. You will get a sense of grace along with beauty in Amalfi as you admire the cluster of white buildings that gleam along the coast. More level than the other stops you will make, Amalfi town ambles up the hillside from the water rather than clinging vertically to it making it a bit easier to walk. One of the most historic towns along the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi was a trade bridge between the Byzantine and western worlds for centuries. Be sure to visit St. Andrew's Cathedral, this 9th century Roman Catholic church contains a mother of pearl crucifix brought over from the Holy Land as well as the remains of Saint Andrew. Conclude your time in Amalfi with local handmade ice cream on the beach before returning to port.
This 9-hour popular tour fills up fast so make your reservation today and don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
The best excursion of our trip. Our guide Mike was knowledgeable, experienced, and great guy. He knew all the right locations to for great pictures and had us saying, Mamma Mia! Sorrento was our first stop and Mike made sure to point out landmarks to see with plenty of time to see them always to drop off and pick up strategically at each stop to maximize our time. On to Positano, an amazing cliffside village. Drive was breathtakingly beautiful and no better way to experience it than with an expert driver. The roads were extremely narrow and winding, Mike never made us feel uncomfortable in the least. We had lunch in Conca dei Marini at Allere Art Shop Cafe, the food was great and the views were picturesque. Along the coast to Amalfi was another beautiful drive and Amalfi itself was an amazing stop. No amount of pictures or artwork can prepare you for being there in person! Back to Naples and Mike made sure we got a 'pizza stop' before leaving. Highly recommend Mike as your driver. A+++
Reviewer: Shaun de Souza
If you have limited time (ie 1 day in Naples). I would recommend this tour. Our Tour guide Rosemary was very entertaining and well informed. She provided insight into the various towns. The lunch provided was excellent and the view was great. The size of the group was a reasonable size (14-15 people). The only regret was not being able to stop at certain points to get some amazing photographs. There were opportunities to get pictures but needed more time. 9 hours is just not enough