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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Historic
Shore Excursion Duration 6.5 hours
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and sensible closed toe walking shoes are recommended. Sunscreen and sun glasses are suggested.
Restrictions This tour is not wheelchair accessible, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. All participants must be able to walk at a reasonable pace on the walking portion of the tour. 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 will still cover the mentioned sights. Heavy traffic congestion should be anticipated and may affect the duration of the excursion. On select days or holidays, heavy delays in traffic may contribute to a change of itinerary at the operator's discretion. 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.

Exclusive Amalfi Coast Drive from Pompeii Day Tour

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 1 hour 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 2 hours.

After your visit to Pompeii, sit back and enjoy an approximately 1.5 hour 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 1.5 hour 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.

You will also enjoy a 40 Minute speedboat ride while visiting Salerno. In 194 BC. Salerno was a Roman colony and was named Salernum. The city made progress and enriched its culture and its traditions during the occupations by the Goths, Byzantines, Longobards and Normans. Salerno is built on the ruins of a Roman temple, Salerno Cathedral.

At the appointed time, you will return for the 1.5 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. The tour itinerary may be reversed but will still cover the mentioned sights. Heavy traffic congestion should be anticipated and may affect the duration of the excursion. On select days or holidays, heavy delays in traffic may contribute to a change of itinerary at the operator's discretion. 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.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  192 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing!
November 13, 2022
We did this excursion as part of our Mediterranean cruise and wow! Incredible! We were taken on a charter bus around the mountains of Amalfi, and thank goodness for our talented bus driver, Nino! He is a professional! Our tour guide, Suzy, described each region as we drove through on the bus and was very helpful and knowledgeable! We went to Amalfi first where they took us to a chocolate shop where we could sample many delicious treats and then we had free time to shop and get lunch. Very beautiful. We then took a boat ride along the coast - gorgeous - to Salerno where the bus picked us up and drove us to Pompeii. This was incredible!!!!! Suzy gave us headsets and she described what we were looking at, and I can’t describe what an experience this was. It was a lot of walking over cobblestone areas, which some struggled with, but Suzy made sure that everyone kept up and was very encouraging. This excursion is a MUST!
Reviewer: Kaitlyn V
5 Stars
Love
November 10, 2022
Loved it
Reviewer: Robin Harvey
5 Stars
Amazing
October 31, 2022
The drive to Amalfi was amazing. I would not want to be the bus driver! The tour guide was great. The boat ride offered spectacular views of the coast. Pompeii was mind blowing. Well worth it!
Reviewer: Tania Foreman
5 Stars
Five star Tour and Guide!
October 04, 2022
Marco, our tour guide was knowledgeable, articulate, and fun. He even arranged for an impromptu additional boat tour.
Reviewer: Mario
5 Stars
Worth every cent
September 28, 2022
My Amalfi drive and Pompeii excursion was well worth it. I enjoyed the small group(14people) and mini bus. 2 seater and solo seat. The drive was a long beautiful coastal drive. Got to stop to stretch and bathroom break (2x) didn’t know but had a boat cruise along the beautiful Amalfi coast. Our excellent bus driver, Giovanni then drove us to Pompeii and our tour guide Francisco did a quick informative tour of the city because we were getting short on time. A lot of walking about 16000 steps that day and plenty driving but all worth it.
Reviewer: Roz DeMello
5 Stars
Fantastic Tours of Pompeil and Amalfi Drive
September 25, 2022
This was one of the best tours my wife and I ever had. Our Tourr Guide and drive were greta. Our tour guide of the Amalfi Drive was extremly professional . My regrett is that I did not remember their names. The information that she gave was so informative. We could tell that she enjoyed her job. The driver would stop every once in a while to let us see the most amazing views. Our gude gave us time on our own but gave great directions and places too see. Then we went to Pompeli and met another giude. This guy was fantastic and extremly knowledgeable. The only regret was we ran out of time we could gave gone on for hours with this guy. This tour is a can't miss on your trip to this area. If we could we would give this 6 stars. We took this tour We will now only use Shore Excursions they are so much more professional than Trip advisora ndwe will never tour with Viator they are horrible do not use them. Our tour was on 9/4/2022.
Reviewer: Jacob Howard
5 Stars