Shore Excursion to Pompeii / Amalfi Coast
Experience the history of Pompeii and the beauty of the Amalfi Coast with our Private Driver and Guide
Does your cruise ship stop in the Ports of Naples or Salerno? Then our Private Shore Excursion of Amalfi Coast and Pompeii is a tour you cannot miss! Experience the beauty and history of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast as you go through breathtaking landscapes and jaw-dropping sites and panoramas. Your private driver (air-conditioned vehicle) will be waiting for you (holding a sign with your name) at the port of Naples or Salerno as you disembark from the cruise ship and take you straight to the Amalfi Coast along a scenic road through the Campania region.
ENJOY BREATH-TAKING PANORAMAS ALONG THE AMALFI COAST
Once you’ve reached the heart of the Amalfi Coast, you will meet your guide and they will start showing you Mediterranean beauty in its purest form: deep blue sea, steep cliffs, luxurious villas, incredibly narrow roads stretching along the rocky coast – there will be opportunities to stop for stunning pictures that will always remind you of this beautiful trip! One of the locations you will see during this tour will be Positano, a real gem at the very heart of the Amalfi Coast. After admiring the stunning panorama, with Positano’s colorful houses perched on the hill, you will walk in the little town where you can stroll around the winding streets, relax and visit its fancy boutiques, shops, seaside cafes and natural treasures. Another spectacular stop on our shore trip will be the city of Amalfi, which gives the name to the entire coast – formerly one of Italy’s Maritime super powers, it now is a small town of around 7,000 inhabitants, but a World Heritage Site UNESCO, boasting, among with the Duomo in Arab-Sicilian style and now dedicated to St. Andrew, patron of the city. Your guide will be happy to suggest the best places for a lunch break – this region offers a spectacular variety of sea food, pasta and pizza and you absolutely have to try their local lemon-made liquor, “limoncello”!
POMPEII ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Once you’ve had your lunch and relaxed, your driver will get you to Pompeii – don’t worry about the tickets to enter the archaeological sire, we have already purchased them for you and you will skip the lines! Our private guide will take you to a two hours tour of one of the most famous archaeological site in the world, a 2,000 years old city just buried in ashes and lava during the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD. In this magical place time simply seems to have stopped running on very date of the eruption and our guide will bring this ancient Roman port town back to life for you. You will learn about the real life of Pompeii’s citizens – at the height of the Roman Empire’s power – and see all the fast food places, restaurants and other businesses. But you will also be able to know more about their political and cultural life, visiting the theater, temples and law courts, hearing more about the strange contrast between their religious, cultural and spiritual life – and their private obsessions and cruelties.
At the end of the tour of Pompeii your driver we will bring you back to the Port of Naples/Salerno in time for you to resume your cruise – you will bring along with you pictures and memories we hope you will enjoy for your whole life!