Private Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano

Private Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano
From $80.00/person to $625.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 3, 8, 17 or 30 guests maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress Comfortable, seasonal clothing and good walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests should be in good physical condition. You may encounter uneven and unpaved surfaces. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.

Private Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano

Leaving from the cruise ship terminal in Naples, you will meet your private guide and driver and set off on your exploration of Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii.

Your tour starts in Sorrento, one of the jewels of the Amalfi Coast. Be mesmerized with lush views of olive groves and vineyards, and the fragrant lemon and grapefruit trees that pepper gardens tucked into terraces of this uniquely beautiful town. Enjoy the many flavors and colors of typical products from this region, make sure to try the famous and delicious liquor made with the area's lemons called "limoncello," as your tour makes a stop at a local limoncello factory. The peninsula is situated on a tuffaceous terrace, overlooking the sea on the northern slopes of the Lattari Mountains. It seems the name "Sorrento'' is derived from the name "Sirenia," meaning sirens--the legendary creatures that the Homeric tradition handed down as a half woman half fish, who bewitched the sailors with their songs, making them wreck against the rocks.

From Sorrento, you'll drive next to Positano, the postcard-pretty town that rises along the cliff-side, the houses stacked like sun-bleached jewels above the stunning blue of the coastline. The center of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is located on the slopes of the Comune Mountains and Sant'Angelo a Tre Pizzi. Thanks to the mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, Positano has been a resort since the Roman Empire, as attested by the discovery of a villa and more recent discoveries. From the village, the many typical "scalinate" steps, come down to the beaches, the Spiaggia Grande, and the Fornillo, both within walking distance; others are La Porta, Arienzo and San Pietro Laurito, all reachable mainly by the sea. The town,which is filled with houses with a typical spherical shell, is a unique urban and architectural complex with long steps, narrow alleys and watchtowers along the coastal ridge.

You will then head to the famous ancient city of Pompeii. Located on the plain at the eastern slopes of Vesuvius, to the right of the lower reaches of the river Sarno, Pompeii is one of the largest archaeological areas in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient Roman city, buried by the sudden eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, has been brought to light in the archeological site. The rain of ash and lava and the resulting thick layer of dust have crystallized, preserving Pompeii for centuries. Brought to the surface, Pompeii is the most visited archaeological site in the world and one of the most fascinating. Here you will take a walking tour inside the ruins of Pompeii, followed by some free time to do some shopping.

Your day will end with a return by your driver to Naples and the pier area and your ship.

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 3, 8, 17, or 30 guests maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests will need to book additional vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

A valid ID must be shown to gain free entrance for those under 18 years of age at the Pompeii site. Your guide will collect the ticket fee for entrance to Pompeii while on the journey and once there, the guide will purchase all tickets from a dedicated counter and you will be provided with skip the line service.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
Naples excursion
January 10, 2020
The tour guide was punctual to pick up my family of 4 and dropped us off back to our cruise ship in good time. Our first stop was to do a lemoncella tasting near Sorrento which took 30 minutes out of our excursion and I don't believe was part of the original itenory. We regretted this at the last stop (Pompeii) where the extra time would have been of greater value. Sorrento and Positano stops were outstanding!
Reviewer: Peter k
4 Stars
Wonderful Day
October 24, 2019
We took this tour with my mother who was ill with cancer at the time. We reached out to the company to inform them of her wheelchair needs and our tour guides went above and beyond to ensure we toured the handicap accessible areas of Pompeii. Our driver and guides were incredibly flexible and took the time to ensure we had a wonderful day we will never forget. We had an incredible day and were able to have a guided tour of Pompeii and lunch in Positano. We only made a brief stop in Sorrento but our driver knew the perfect place to let us out for a great visit. We absolutely loved our tour and guides and would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Jen
5 Stars
August 10, 2019
We loved it! The van was very comfortable and our driver had lots of personality. I would highly recommend. Can’t wait to go back and spend more time!
Reviewer: Pamela Walker
5 Stars
October 16, 2018
This is the way to go for Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano! We first went to Pompeii and the tour guide provided was absolutely amazing. My mother is ill and in a wheelchair and the guide had prepared a route that would be accessible to her and would still allow us to see a large portion of Pompeii. We then drove to Positano and were able to drive right into the heart of Positano where we had a great lunch and were able to walk around a bit. After Positano, our driver drove us to Sorrento and dropped us at a location we could enjoy the waterfront. Our driver was consistently asking what our desires were and worked hard to meet all of our needs and wishes. I highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Jen
5 Stars
The Highlight of our Cruise!
November 22, 2017
We absolutely LOVED Pompeii and our guide. He is a archaeologist and had an amazing amount of knowledge. We could have spent the entire day with him in Pompeii instead of 2 hours! Our driver was good, car was a new Mercedes minivan, very clean. The views along the coast were amazing. Literally just saw Positano from a lookout along the coastal road. Then went to Sorrento for 2 hours. Sorrento was filled with the same touristy shops you find in Rome & Venice. Nothing too interesting. Pompeii is definitely the highlight of this trip. Highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Leslie
5 Stars
Great tour except lunch
June 16, 2017
Views from Naples to Positano were spectacular. Very knowledgeable tour guide/driver. Just a short stop in Sorrento and Positano. Positano was packed with tourists so it was difficult to even walk around but beautiful place. A few stops along the way for amazing views and picture taking. Pompeii is a must see. Only negative had lunch at a restaurant that did not serve pizza. Most of us wanted pizza. Be sure to tell your guide driver to take you to a pizza restaurant for lunch.
Reviewer: Geordine Susman
4 Stars