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Private Pompeii & Amalfi Coast

From $161.00/person to $834.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your private group
Tour operates only March - November
Private Pompeii & Amalfi Coast
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Leaving from the cruise ship marina in Sorrento, this private tour will take you on a winding journey through the history of Pompeii and on the roads along the stunning Amalfi Coast. A driver will chauffeur you and your companions from site to site in comfort in your own private sedan or van. It's a luxurious way to see the beauty of Italy.

You'll leave the cruise ship marina in Sorrento bright and early, heading for Pompeii, a city in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Expect gorgeous views of not only the volcano, but the Lattari Mountains and the Sorrento coastline, as well.

Travelers from around the world come to see the preserved ancient city of Pompeii, an archaeological and cultural treasure where the ghosts and echoes of history can still be seen and heard in the ruins of the ancient Roman city. You can wander two thousand-year-old roads and glimpse into the temples and villas of the ancient city. You will see everything from colorful, lively frescoes and mosaics to the ghostly, white stone people of the city, frozen in time forever. You'll have three hours to explore the history and culture of Italy in Pompeii before breaking for lunch.

After lunch, you will then hit the Coast Road, which wraps itself around the coastline and offers vistas that blur into the distant horizon and precarious views to the crashing waves below. Across the water, the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida will make for beautiful photographs, as will the mythical vista of Mount Vesuvius.

You'll stop in Sorrento, famous for its lemons and a liqueur made from them called limoncello. The cliffs and the narrow roads that curve around and through them make for beautiful photos, as do the Marina Grande and Marina Piccolo, two ports that offer beautiful sea views.

Take joy in the continued beauty of the panoramic views of the coast as you pass through Praiano on your way to Amalfi, where colorful tiers of houses blend into tree-dappled cliffs that climb into the clouds. This city is dramatic in its beauty, sitting at the mouth of a ravine, almost plunging into the sea. The heart of the city is the Piazza Duomo, where Saint Andrew's Cathedral with its Romanesque bell tower and brightly mosaiced Byzantine towers sits gleaming a the top of a staircase.

From Amalfi you will travel through the Dragon's Valley, up to the hilltop town of Ravello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out the view from Villa Rufolo or Villa Rufolo, which looks out over the bright blue sea, or visit the delightful and romantic Terrace of Infinity at Villa Cimbrone.

Lightweight summer clothing and light layers are recommended, with sweaters and jackets advised for evenings and cooler months. Some terrain in Italy is uneven, and archaeological sites can be challenging for those who are not surefooted, so keep that in mind when booking your tour. Vehicles are accessible for a foldable wheelchair or walker.

Bookings for this full day tour are available from March through November. This tour includes an English-speaking driver, fuel, highway toll fees, and parking fees, but does not include entrance fees or tickets to local attractions, or private guides. A water bottle is provided, but additional food and beverages are not included in this tour, though there are times set aside for snack breaks and meals included in the day's schedule. Don't be afraid to ask your driver for suggestions on local restaurants and cafes that you may enjoy. After the day's tour, your driver will return you to the cruise ship marina in Sorrento.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
8 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Marina
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottle of water. Additional food and beverages not included but will be available for purchase during lunch break and various stops. Driver/guide will be able to make suggestions.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year, but light sweaters or jackets may be needed in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
Restrictions
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle. Accessible for foldable wheelchair or walker. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain in Pompeii.