Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. buried the entire city of Pompeii in ashes and ended the lives of 20,000 of its residents. Explore this now well-preserved UNESCO archeological site and see intact buildings, art, scenes of everyday life, and even the people themselves.
Once you have arrived in Pompeii you will be accompanied the entire way with an English-speaking, local, expert guide who will make sure you make the most of your visit to this important site.
From here you will take a ride along a picturesque coastal road to Sorrento, complete with stunning views of the Bay of Naples and the Island of Capri. Stroll through Sorrento's old city centre and admire the ancient churches and monasteries. While here, take some time for a traditional Italian lunch (at your own expense), then head over to the Cloister of San Francesco, Gothic style church that is a popular venue for weddings. Stand inside the courtyard and be surrounded by 360 degrees of beautiful medieval arches. Inside the Correale di Terranova Museum you can see Greek and Roman archeological findings from the area.
Enjoy spectacular views of the cliffside village of Positano, commonly referred to as the jewel of the Amalfi Coast, from a stunning view point. Spend the day visiting highlights along the stunning Amalfi Coast by booking this small group, full-day tour now.
Please Note: Admission to the Pompeii archaeological site is not included in the tour price. Guests must bring at least 15 EUR (price is approximate and may change without notice) per person in cash to be paid at the site on the day of the tour.
Reviewer: Lenore Greaves
This excursion is for one who wants to learn about and see a variety of different parts of Italy in a day. Our guide through Pompeii was so informative and knew where to take us to avoid any other of the many tours going on during the same time. The history of the ruins was fascinating from the buildings to the roadways, all with a story. Next, we spent some time in Sorrento walking the streets and seeing and smelling numerous lemon trees. Driving up the Amalfi Coast was a treat of beautiful terrain. It reminded me of Cape Breton Island in Maritime Canada.
Reviewer: Don McCauley
Pompeii tour guide was very good, there is just so much to see and take in I could have spent 2 days there alone. The trip to Sorrento was OK, but basically dropped off to shop/eat then go for a drive down the highway to see the coast. I think if you are interested in the Pompeii it would be better to just take it, as the other two spots were not near as interesting. If you want to shop then I guess Sorrento would be fine. The tour guide/operator for the mini bus was fine but his english was so so and the speakers in the bus did not help.
Reviewer: Jeff Staashelm
With our tour being one of the last in the season, some might think this tour may be somewhat of a let down. YOU WOULD BE WRONG! Our tour guides were fantastic! Gabriella and Valerio were FUN and Informative! From gridlock traffic, restaurant reservations, top notch Gelato advice, breathtaking cliffs, to personal dreams and desires, Gabriella and Valerio were open to ALL questions! Their willingness to share their lives and give detailed accounts to the locations we visited completely opened up the entire group of people on the tour. We didn’t get a lot of time to take in the views at Sorrento, but enough time to walk and shop as desired. If you get the opportunity to take this tour, I would advise requesting Gabriella and Valerio as your guides. They TRULY made this an experience to remember.
Reviewer: K Louie
Our tour guide was EXCELLENT. We had a small van that held 8 people ok it should the driver. He was very informative and spoke English well. We had a local guide walk us through the Roman ruins and he was super enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Lena Bobier
Very good but would like more stops for pictures but realize this would be difficult considering the terrain.