Imagine: the green of the Mediterranean vegetation, vibrant shades of flowers, the many houses overhanging the sparkling sea of blue-green color. This will be the setting for your tour as the excursion crosses the beautiful bays of Salerno and Naples.
So… Get ready to spend one of the most beautiful days of your entire cruise!
The tour (Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii), lasts about 8.9 hours and is very thorough, allowing you to fully enjoy all the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the history of Pompeii. Of course you will have stops along the way and free time to visit these places to discover their unique features and characteristics.
The driver is at your disposal and will welcome you to the Port of Salerno near your ship. After a brief presentation he will head for Sorrento, along a short stretch of highway, which leads from Salerno to Castellammare and then to the wonderful scenery of the Sorrento peninsula, jutting out into the Tyrrhenian Sea, almost touching the island of Capri.
Art and tradition characterize many of the neighboring towns, such as Vico Equense, famous for its mozzarella cow (also called fior di latte), for the thermal properties and for being the home of the “pizza a metro,” with sizes ranging from 20 cm to 2 meters. This tour travels by orange groves, lemon trees and olive groves gently sloping toward the sea to Sorrento, where you will have free time for shopping or to enjoy a typical Neapolitan espresso that will keep you awake and full of energy for the exciting day ahead.
Sorrento is the largest town of the peninsula, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. The town still preserves its ancient traditions, such as the inlaid woodwork, ceramics, limoncello and lace. All these products can be found in the many small shops in the city’s historic center.
After visiting this charming town, your journey continues toward Positano, crossing the mythical road to Amalfi, with its winding route that follows the contour of the coast, curve after curve opening up enchanting views over the Gulf of Salerno. The coast is high, craggy and rocky, with limestone cliffs that crumble into the sea, and coves and rocks of admirable beauty.
In Positano, the driver will take you directly to the heart of the village, where the big buses cannot reach, saving valuable time and, of course, your legs!
Nestled in the mountains, surrounded by rich Mediterranean vegetation, Positano is so picturesque it seems like a spontaneous stage setting. The view from the sea looks like a huge nativity scene, a waterfall of little multicolored houses along the slope. After visiting and shopping in the narrow streets, waiting for you will be a spectacular lunch in a local restaurant on the slopes of Mount Pertuso, with a beautiful view of Positano. Here you can sample some traditional homemade dishes and a delicious glass of limoncello!
After lunch, the tour will depart for Pompeii, the most impressive and famous archaeological site in the world, not yet fully brought to light. The eruption of 79 A.D. buried the town under a blanket of ash and lapilli 6-7 meters thick, concealing priceless treasures for centuries. During the visit you can admire: the Forum, the Baths, the Capitol, the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Vespasian and countless vestiges of the Roman era.
Having discovered and appreciated the beauty of our wonderful land, you will be driven back to the port of Salerno, but retaining in your eyes and especially in your heart, an unforgettable memory.
To avoid the traffic and return to port in time for the departure of your ship, it is preferable to visit Pompeii at the end of the tour.
Optional Entrance fees: per person Entrance fees may change every year.
Pompeii Euro 13,00
Please note that EEC passport holders- under 18 and over 65 years of age are entitled to free entrance on production of ID.