The Amalfi Coast's Big Three
Your remarkable and unforgettable journey begins as you leave Naples behind for a scenic, comfortable ride along the Amalfi coast with its breath-taking views. Your first stop will be the coastal town of Sorrento where you can observe the eclectic mix of traditional atmospheres with new world conveniences as you stroll through narrow streets bursting with artisan shops. With its beautiful location on the north coast of the peninsula, the small community of Sorrento is perfectly situated looking out over the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the Isle of Capri. It is hard to imagine a more perfect setting than this. Pop into a small factory and savor a Limoncello before heading to the seaside town of Positano.
This cliffside village is placed on southern Italy's Amalfi Coast with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. Discover a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary and the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta featuring a majolica-tiled dome. Positano is known for its glitterati so keep your eyes open for a celebrity or two! Walk down to the beach to admire the pastel colored houses lining the sheer cliffs. You can also check out the glamorous restaurants and upscale shopping haunts. Not to be missed are the Moda Positano, traditional Positano clothing with vibrant colors and natural fibers.
From there you will head to the large town of Amalfi, stopping along the way for a delicious lunch at a breathtaking seaside terrace. You will get a sense of grace along with beauty in Amalfi as you admire the cluster of white buildings that gleam along the coast. More level than the other stops you will make, Amalfi town ambles up the hillside from the water rather than clinging vertically to it making it a bit easier to walk. One of the most historic towns along the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi was a trade bridge between the Byzantine and western worlds for centuries. Be sure to visit St. Andrew's Cathedral, this 9th century Roman Catholic church contains a mother of pearl crucifix brought over from the Holy Land as well as the remains of Saint Andrew. Conclude your time in Amalfi with local handmade ice cream on the beach before returning to port.
This 9-hour popular tour fills up fast so make your reservation today and don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
Reviewer: Susan Fichte
We did The Amalfi Coast's Big Three June 4th, 2018 -- and highly recommend this excursion to others. Our tour guide Teresa was excellent and her driver Archie did a super job navigating through Naples morning rush hour traffic. The scenery down the Amalfi Coast is breathtaking and Sorento & Positano did not disappoint. Lunch was a typical Italian fare and well received by all. A nine hour excursion - well worth your time and money.
Reviewer: richard longpre
good bus, good tour guide nice restaurant but poor lunch , for the price we paid salad , and wather, and cheap pasta in tomato juice
Reviewer: Maureen Daniels
This was a wonderful tour and the highlight of our cruise. Sorrento is a beautiful seaside town with wonderful shops and lots of limoncello and other lemon products. The drive to Positano and the Amalfi Coast is very beautiful and scenic. We had a wonderful Italian lunch as part of the tour. So glad we chose to do this tour as part of our trip to Italy.
Reviewer: Tim Dowd
We had been to Amalfi and Sorrento before but saw more sites and more info than before in a fun way. Positano was new to us and beautiful as well. Our guide made the trip all the more special, fun and authentic. Our driver was amazing as we encountered thick fog on the winding mountain roads. When we encountered a crowd, our guide suggested some changes that gave us more time in Positano and Sorrento, which was fabulous. We got her card to use her again in the future.
Reviewer: Ken Bergquist
Really enjoyed the coast. Very unorganized at the pick up, but went well once we got going.