This itinerary is recommended for customers who have only one day ( for example a day trip from a cruise ship or train station), and want to have an overview of the most beautiful part of the Amalfi coast (Positano), time for a bit of shopping ( Sorrento), and time for a bit of history ( Pompeii).
This shore excursion will start with me waiting for you at the pier as you disembark the ship holding a meeting sign with your name on it. I’m NOT a tour guide but a professional driver, as we drive from Naples on the way to our first destination, Positano, I will be more than happy to share with you everything I know about the places we will pass. After about 1 hour of driving we will head to the amazing Amalfi coast towards Positano, the first place that can really call itself a town on coast. POSITANO a jumble of pastel-coloured houses heaped up in a pyramid high above the sea, that has inspired a thousand postcards since John Steinbeck he called it “a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”. We will stop in a parking at the last point accessible by car and here you will have about 1 hour or more to visit Positano on your own. After having seeing Positano we will drive to Sorrento, we will stop right in the main square where for about 1 hour you can enjoy a walk in the historic center and why not have a shot of Limoncello.. At lunch time, if you wish, I’ll be more than happy to suggest a local restaurant or, even quicker, a pizzeria off the beaten path. After having lunch it will be time for the last part of the tour. POMPEII , on volcano’s southern slopes, grew from Greek and Etruscan roots to become an important Roman city, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius at about noon on August 24, A.D. 79, everithing changed as the city became buried under 30 feet of hot volcanic ash. For archeologists, this was a shake-and-bake windfall, teaching them volumes about daily from Roman life. Pompeii was rediscovered in the 1600s; excavations began in 1748. You can visit Pompeii on your own or I can arrange a professional licensed guide for a private tour ( additional cost-duration 2 hours). We will meet back at 4:30 pm outside the ruins and ww will drive back to the ship.
Pick up time Naples port 7:30 am (suggested) according with ship’s schedule
Drop-off time Naples port 5:00 pm