Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
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.
Finally, take in spectacular views of Positano and the Amalfi coast on your way back to the port. 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. Due to EU Anti-Pollution laws and regulations, tour operators are required to turn off vehicles when making stops. The tour may be conducted in reverse order, at the guide's discretion, for logistical reasons. Due to possible heavy traffic on weekends, festive days & other occasions, the stop at Positano may be skipped in order to make sure guests get back to their ship on time.
Reviewer: Scott Matsuda
I am so glad that I booked this excursion versus taking a similar one through the cruise ship. The small group environment lends itself to a more personalized tour than what the cruise ship cattle call can offer. Our tour guide and driver, I've forgotten their names, were very attentive and had a great sense of humor. They provided a fantastic experience and were very knowledgeable. I will definitely book my future excursions through Shore Excursions Group!
Reviewer: Lance and Candy E Gidcumb
Glad I wasn't at the wheel! Views were fabulous. Pompei awesome, Almalfi coast staggeringly gorgeous, and cliffside lunch exceptional. Time to shop in Sorrento was a bonus. Knowledgeable tour guide was also personable!
Reviewer: Richard Prasnicki
The tour company was excellent and very accommodating. Our Mercedes van was clean an comfortable, and our guide was a native and knowledgeable. Both stops were on my bucket list, and my expectations were exceeded. The Amalfi Coast was breathtaking! We first stopped at a scenic overlook above Sorrento, and were able to snap many pictures of the gorgeous town and coast below. Then we wound through the coastal roads until we reached a small area with a produce stand and gift shop overlooking Amalfi. There we stopped for about a half hour, where we had the perfect vantage point for photos. Pompeii was our final stop, where we joined another group linked with our tour company, at which time we were handed off to a certified Pompeii guide, who led us through the ruins for almost two hours. She was extremely knowledgeable, and her English was very good. This tour was worth every penny!
Very busy 3 stop schedule, but ignoring the crowds a very enjoyable visit to these popular destinations. Tour guide at Pompeii found life difficult in being heard above competing parties. A special thank you to our two drivers especially Caesar who kept a very cool head on very busy roads.
Reviewer: Elaine gorham
The only regret is we had to rush to see the Amalfi coast but our guide expertly drove us through the best views. Pompeii was unbelievable and our guide was superb. We could have spend several days on that tour. Wonderful