With your English speaking driver, embark on a trip that combines the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the historical ruins of Pompeii. This full day tour allows you to see two of the most popular desinations in one excursion from your own private and air-conditioned vehicle.
The ruins of Pompeii, part of an ancient Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. can be visited during this tour. The remainder of the uncovered city is today buried under the new Pompeii rebuilt many years subsequent to the eruption. Archeological excavations are open to the public between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 every day of the week, guides can be hired at the entrance or headphones can be rented, voicing explanations of the sites. Please note that since Pompeii is a popular area for tourists, we strongly recommend being cautious of your belongings!
Positano - The busy central Piazza dei Mulini is connected to a narrow downhill path and some occasional flights of steps that lead to the seafront. At Piazza dei Mulini, you must leave the car as all streets leading to the waterfront are for pedestrians only. The only way to reach restaurants situated on the beach that serve fresh daily fish, is to go on foot! These streets also lead to the cathedral, ceramic shops, fruit vendors, and apparel retail shops. Positano is alive at night as well, with exotic nightclubs such as Music on the Rocks and various bars and cafes that remain open until the sun comes up. There is a short walk uphill to return to the car, ascending the mountain, returning to the main coastal road that leads to Amalfi.
Amalfi - This coastal town is situated on a seafront port and a long stretch of pebbled beach. In front of the port of Amalfi, is the only bus station along the coast. Behind this square lies the main shopping street of Amalfi, that ends at the furthest and highest point of the town. Along the pedestrian street are various bars and cafes, not to mention the many shops selling limoncello, casual apparel, swimwear, gifts, basic groceries, and of course, ceramics. However, if one would like to see more than just shops, Amalfi has some interesting sights to explore such as: a spectacular cathedral along the coast, and a paper factory and its museum. There are also some highly recommended local restaurants, which your driver can suggest.
- Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for this tour.
- The order of the sights may vary.
- Our English speaking drivers have been trained to offer our clients a running commentary of the major highlights of each tour. Due to strict Italian laws and regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers can only comment and explain the sights from inside the vehicle and are not allowed to do so once outside of it. If you would like someone to walk the sites or give commentary within major landmarks, private guides are available for hire at an additional cost. Each driver will also be happy to suggest fine restaurants for an authentic dining experience during your day of touring.
- For groups larger than 8 pax, the best way to visit the Amalfi Coast, is by car or minivan. Minibuses are a lot harder to maneuver down to the town center of Positano, along with the parking issues. It is preferable to split the group into smaller vehicles, although the cost will be slightly higher, the group will still travel together throughout the tour and it will be a much better experience.