Private Salerno & Paestum

Private Salerno & Paestum
Excursion Highlights:
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning Sorrentine Peninsula, taking in breathtaking vistas and enchanting sights.
  • Discover the hidden gem that is Salerno, offering a truly authentic Italian experience, home to the world's first medical school.
  • Visit the famed Cathedral of Salerno housing the tomb of Saint Matthew the Evangelist, one of the Twelve Apostles.
  • Explore the splendid Paestum, hosting three beautifully preserved ancient Greek temples, dating back to 600 BC, and its remarkable painted tombs.
  • Enjoy a worry-free tour with an English-speaking driver, fuel, highway toll fees, and parking fees included.
From $155.00/person to $835.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Includes a bottle of water. Additional food and beverages are not included but will be available for purchase during lunch break and at various stops. The 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. This tour is accessible for foldable wheelchair or walker.

Private Salerno & Paestum

Leaving from the Amalfi Ferry Pier, this private tour will take you on an educational adventure in Salerno and Paestum. Expect to travel along the Sorrentine Peninsula for a day full of splendid vistas and enchanting sights.

Sandwiched between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, the Sorrentine Peninsula is a uniquely beautiful stretch of land in Italy, with soaring hills and yawning valleys. Terraces of colorful towns with fragrant citrus gardens have been built onto hillsides. Olive groves and winding vineyards add lushness to the countryside. You'll drive through the peninsula's photogenic landscape on the way to Salerno, which sits on the gulf of the same name on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Sometimes underrated next to its more colorful companion cities on the Amalfi Coast, Salerno is a relaxed town that offers an authentic Italian experience. There you'll find the Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school not only in Italy but in the world. And in the famed Cathedral of Salerno, you'll find the tomb of Saint Matthew the Evangelist, one of the Twelve Apostles.

The coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea will only get more interesting when you reach Paestum, which is a 60 km drive from Salerno. There you will find three beautifully preserved ancient Greek temples that date back as far as 600 BC. Along with the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Poseidon, and the Temple of Athena, Paestum is also known for its painted tombs, which feature remarkable colorful frescoes.

Please Note: 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. Though your English-speaking driver can provide commentary while driving you around, they cannot act as a guide outside of the car. 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. The driver will be happy to make suggestions about the best places to eat throughout the day. At the end of this history-steeped tour, your driver will return you to the Amalfi Ferry Pier.