Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
Once a thriving empire, Pompeii was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD when 30 feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone blanketed the city.
Your journey through this famous archeological site begins as you are picked up by your guide and driven towards Mount Vesuvius. Once at Pompeii you will enter through one of the ancient gates and make your way to the Forum, the city's economic, religious and political hub. While here, take a few minutes to admire the remnants of iconic columns, once-lavish porticos and more that surround the square. During your guided tour you will walk by travertine streets and see the mansions and art of the wealthier residents who moved to Pompeii to escape the turmoil in Rome.
Your tour continues with a scenic ride along the Bay of Naples to the picturesque seaside city of Amalfi. Situated at the mouth of a deep gorge, this city was a naval power center in the middle ages and today is a popular holiday resort.
Upon arrival you will have 90 minutes to see Amalfi on your terms! Relax with a sumptuous lunch, stroll along narrow medieval streets, collect photos for your wall or simply shop till you drop.
Architectural lovers will want to make their way up a flight of 60 steps to visit the impressive Cathedral of Saint Andrew. This 9th century church has elements of Baroque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Romanesque stylings and boasts 11th century bronze doors by Constantinople.
Alternatively, you can take a boat ride up the Amalfi Coast for an additional fee before your return ride back to Port Salerno.
Book this tour now to explore the world's largest archeological site and visit the stunning Amalfi Coast.
Please Note: Your 8 hour tour includes guide and transportation. Entrance fees to Pompeii are additional. Guests must be able to walk for a period of time unassisted and on uneven ground at times. No wheelchair access.
Reviewer: Terri & Mel Riecher
The Amalfi Coast was our favorite place of all the excursions we took. And our tour guide was very good. What I want to bring to your attention; are all the additional costs so you can advise those who plan to take this excursion. There was a boat tour that was 15 to 20 euros per person extra, lunch at a predetermined restaurant and set menu that the tour guide had planned that was another 15 euros per person and we had to pay to tour through Pompeii; think this was 10 - 15 euros per person. Thankfully we had brought enough euros to cover this; but it required us to have to purchase additional euros once back on the cruise ship as a result. It would have been a great disappointment to have gone on this excursion and not have the necessary funding.
Reviewer: Andrew Dwyer
We actually traveled in reverse order from what is described—Amalfi coast first, then Pompeii. Mix up at outset as directions to meeting place from Shorex were wrong(said “exit pier,” which we did, ending up at city center and calling representative, who told us to go back because Luca, our guide was waiting at cruise ship). Luca was a delight, extremely informative, engaging, knowledgeable and with complete command of English. Trip itself was wonderful. We did boat ride add on, which I recommend, although you can’t really hear Luca’s commentary over motor noise.
Deborah was a wonderful guide through Pompeii. The motor coach was a cool and comfy place to rest after the Pompeii tour while riding to the Amalfi coast. We had a lovely boat tour of the Amalfi coast ( worth the 14E extra per person) and Deborah continued her descriptive tour. It was a lovely day!
Reviewer: Tim Steele
This was an excellent tour all around. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with key details for the entire trip. She also had a great personality. Pompeii was very busy but our guide was able to navigate us through with ease. Our driver was very skilled and safe. Something to note is that you drive on sides of mountains. The drops are very steep. Not for the faint of heart. All around this was an excellent tour.