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The above itinerary is just an example and includes the highlights; please feel free to customize it to suit your travel needs, directly with your driver on the day. Being a private tour you will have the complete control of the day with the freedom to choose exactly what to do and see.
What To Expect
Private shore excursion from the port of Naples to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano
Departing from the cruiser terminal in Naples you will drive directly to Pompeii. If you want to discover what life must have been like in Rome over 2,000 years ago, Pompeii is the place to visit. This ancient Roman city was destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Although this tragic event ended the lives of 20,000 Pompeian residents, the ash that buried the town served as a sort of mummification for the entire city; Archeological excavations are open to the public (entrance fee Euro 11.00 per person) between the hours of 09:00 am and 06:00 pm every day of the week, local guides can be hired at the entrance (they charge about Euro 150 for the 2 hours tour, but they are worth it) or headphones voicing explanations of the sites can be rented. Please note that since Pompeii is a popular area for tourists, we strongly recommend being cautious of your belongings!
From Pompeii we take a drive along the dramatic coastal road to Sorrento. Spectacular views of the entire bay of Naples and the Island of Capri (that was once joined to Sorrento ) are revealed as the Amalfi coast road emerges from over the mountain top. A quick drive through the town before you arrive in the city center, where you find the main shopping street, for the locals as well as tourists, with lots of shops (normally open all day every day in the summer, but during the low season usually are open between 09:00am - 01:00 pm then 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm).
Leaving Sorrento your tour continue with a drive along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Positano and, descending the winding one-way road, bypassing many local restaurants, we get to the heart of the town - the busy central Piazza dei Mulini that is connected to a narrow downhill path and a few flights of steps that lead to the seafront. All streets leading to the waterfront are for pedestrians only so we must drop you off at the Piazza dei Mulini. The only way to reach restaurants situated on the beach that serve fish that have been caught the same morning, such as La Cambusa and Chez Black, is to go by foot!
These streets also lead to the cathedral, shops selling ceramics, lemons, shoes and “Positano fashion” clothing. Positano is alive at night as well as during the day with exotic nightclubs such as “Music on the Rocks” and various bars and cafés that remain open until the sun begins to rise over the horizon.
There is a short walk back uphill in order to return to the car. In the afternoon, return to Naples port on perfect time to board your ship.
- Never miss the ship no worry refund/cancellation policy (read more)
- Pick up/drop off directly at your ship gangway
- A fun and informative private English speaking driver to lead you through the day.
- Private transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped Mercedes Benz vehicle
- Free wi-fi and fresh bottled water on board
- All taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline
- No hidden costs
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
- Gratuities (entirely at the client's discretion)
Where And When
Your ship gangway (your driver will be waiting for you on the pier, holding a sign with your name on it)