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Amalfi Coast

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From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

1. From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Visit Italy’s Amalfi Coast and all its must-see sights on a day trip from either Naples or Sorrento. See the coast’s colorful cliff towns, including visits to Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi itself. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before your scenic drive to your first stop. Venture into the cliffside village of Positano with your guide, who will drop you in the center and give you a quick introduction. Enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and perhaps even go for a swim. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores. Personalize your 2 hours in the town of Amalfi with options including a boat trip along the coast. Select the lunch option and choose from a variety of gourmet sandwiches with 1 bottle of water. Alternatively, take time to explore the historical town on your own. If exploring by yourself, don’t miss the iconic Sant'Andrea Cathedral, home to eclectic Byzantine, Norman, and Moorish architectural styles. Finally, visit the beautiful town of Ravello, with its pretty streets and gelato shops. Enjoy an hour at your leisure for sights like the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its picturesque gardens overlooking the sea, before your journey back to Sorrento or Naples.

From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

2. From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

After pickup from your hotel, your boat tour will depart at 9:00 AM. First, you'll sail around Li Galli island, where the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens is said to have been set. Then your boat will head to the Ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi where you'll enjoy 4 hours of free time to explore the town. Don't miss seeing the main local attractions such as the Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Enjoy some time on the pebble beach, tanning and swimming in the azure waters. You may also want to shop for local products like the world-famous Amalfi Coast lemons and limoncello.  Next, sail towards Positano, where you'll also have about 1.5 hours to yourself. Admire the picturesque Furore and the beautiful old town of Praiano. On the return trip, you'll find the Fjord of Crapolla and the enchanting Islet d'Isca that belongs to Eduardo de Filippo. Finally, arrive back at the port at about 5:15 PM to catch your shuttle back to your accommodations.

From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

3. From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in 3 stunning Italian towns on this day trip from Naples. Shop in boutiques, taste limoncello, and enjoy a light lunch on this relaxing day to remember. Depart Naples and journey to Sorrento and admire the beauty of the landscape along the way. Listen to informative commentary during the journey. Stop to taste some of the local limoncello liqueur made from lemons, and then wander the narrow streets for 1 hour. Pop into artisan shops and sample the local delicacies. Continue to Positano and get an hour to go to the beach or admire the colorful flowers in the summer. Shop for the traditional Moda Positano clothes before going to a nice restaurant on the coast to enjoy lunch on a terrace with breathtaking sea views. Next, get 1.5 hours of free time in Amalfi and visit the cathedral or relax on the beach with a handmade ice cream.

Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

4. Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Visit the Amalfi Coast on a day trip from Naples. Take in Sorrento from the sea. Visit Amalfi and Positano, with the option of exploring Ravello too. Admire incredible scenery worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage listing. From the convenient meeting point in Naples, you will transfer to the port of Torre del Greco. From there, set sail to Sorrento, enjoying the amazing Mount Vesuvius in the background and learning about its tragic history from your expert guide. Admire the beauty of the Sorrento coastline: the panoramic terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the Protected Sea Area of Punta Campanella. When you arrive at Amalfi, you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the cathedral of Saint Andrew. Depending on the option chosen, you can also visit Ravello, a resort town, where you can see the Villa Rufolo and its serene garden, which offers a breathtaking panorama over the entire Gulf of Salerno. Then you will depart for Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, famous for its narrow streets, small shops, and colorful pottery. You will have some free time here to explore before relaxing on board for the journey back to Naples.

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

5. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and start your journey down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, breeze past the long lines with your Skip-the-Line ticket. Enter a time capsule of the ancient Roman world. Let your local expert guide give you a tour of these marvelously-preserved ruins. Go to Positano, where the houses tumble down the hillside and stroll among the boutique stores. Purchase some of the local limoncello liqueur, visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta or people watch from a restaurant terrace. After some free time and lunch (own expense) in Pompeii, continue further south along the picturesque seaside roads of the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the spectacular coastline as the mountains cascade into the sea and romantic villages climb up the mountains.

Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

6. Amalfi Coast: Boat and Snorkeling Tour in Small Group

Board an Amalfitan Gozzo boat for a scenic ride along the Amalfi coast. Admire natural wonders, including the Natural Arch and Faraglioni Rocks. Swim and snorkel or relax on the shores of secluded beaches. Once everybody has jumped on board and had a little briefing about how you're going to spend the day, you will be ready to set off to the west towards Positano. The route will take you along Amalfi Coast’s finest beaches as well as close to natural rock arches and into sea caves, giving you the opportunity to admire the old watchtowers that dot the entire length of this coast. You will pause at beaches reachable only by sea and have time to go snorkeling or swimming in crystal-clear waters and into grottoes. Not too far from the starting point, right after leaving the center of Amalfi, you will get close to Saint Andrew's Grotto, a huge natural sea cave full of stalactites named after the patron saint of Amalfi (Andrea). Then, once passed Duoglio and Santa Croce beaches, you will stop by the "Arc of Lovers", a natural rock arch created millions of years ago by the erosion of the sea whose shape recalls two elephants in the act of kissing. Up to not too long ago young couples used to get married on the top of it. A little later you will cruise in front of the ancient fishing village of Conca dei Marini, passing near the villa of Sophia Loren and seeing the historic hotel “Il Saraceno” located on La Vite Beach. From here you will also have a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Monastery, a former convent now converted into a luxury hotel, once home of the Dominican nuns. It's right in the kitchens of this monastery that the delicious "Sfogliatella Santa Rosa" was born, a shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese-based cream and little dried fruit pieces, typical of the local culinary tradition (don't forget to taste it before leaving!). Once past the seaside of Conca dei Marini you will enter its western basin, where you will have a beautiful view of Furore and Praiano villages and the islands of Li Galli and Capri, together with the well-known Faraglioni Rocks. Further inside this basin we will find the little Runghetiello Grotto and its tiny beach, where you will anchor for a break to go swimming or snorkeling. You will reach then the famous Furore Fjord, the only natural fjord in Italy and location of the international diving competition "MarMeeting": every year in July, professional divers from around the world compete by jumping from the top of the bridge which is 28 meters high. Navigating a little farther onward to the village of Praiano you will be able to have a close look at a bigger sea cave, the Africana Grotto, where the water has a distinctive blue color thanks to the unique refraction of light. Finally you will go round Capo Sottile and continue cruising to Positano, where you will have another break for snorkeling at a beach reachable only by the sea and so not crowded at all: La Porta. The return trip to Amalfi will give you a different but equally remarkable view of both sea and land.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

7. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Join this tour to explore the famous and dramatic Amalfi Coast. See the coastline of indescribable beauty, visit Ravello with its elegant buildings, and see pastel-colored Positano, one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Head out on a tour by bus, van, or car depending on group size selected. Take the opportunity to explore the scenic coastline and its charming surroundings, accompanied by a multi-lingual assistant. Experience southern Italy - its romance, fashion, and laid-back lifestyle. A land of beauty, passion, and myths that inspires poets and artists from around the whole world, southern Italy awaits you. Visit to Amalfi and Ravello, and enjoy photo stops at Sorrento and Positano. Halfway through the tour, guests head to a restaurant with breathtaking views to enjoy a light lunch of mixed salad and a main course with spaghetti, aubergine, mozzarella, and tomato. After more exploration along the coast, return in the late afternoon.

From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

8. From Sorrento: Amalfi and Positano Full-Day Trip by Boat

Tour the beautiful Amalfi coast by boat with stops in Amalfi and Positano. Enjoy a light lunch on board with free time to explore the towns and to swim and snorkel. Relax on the boat while taking in the dramatic views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board the boat for a cruise around the Bay of Salerno to Amalfi. During the cruise, pass Nerano, the Emeraldo Grotto, and Li Galli Island. Sunbathe on the decks and beaches, or swim and snorkel in the shimmering waters. Arrive at the port of Amalfi and enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town. Then head towards the next stop, Positano the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Admire its famous pink and white houses and see the domed cathedral.

Amalfi to Capri: 6-Hour Private Boat Excursion

9. Amalfi to Capri: 6-Hour Private Boat Excursion

Hire a private boat with a local captain and take in the top sights of the Amalfi Coast on a fun and relaxed 6-hour excursion. Stop for a swim in different bays and lagoons, explore caves along the coast, and cruise to the island of Capri. Start out in Amalfi and head leisurely along the coastline past Furore, Conca dei Marini, and Praiano. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the world-famous Amalfi Coast! Cruise past Positano and to the private islands of Li Galli, once owned by the famous Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nuryev. A highlight now is the underwater nature preserve. Nerano is an idyllic fishing town with a lovely beach, where the captain will stop so you can enjoy the view and swim in the crystal-clear water. The restaurants in Nerano are well known for dishes that feature fresh seafood and local produce. From Nerano your captain will continue on to Punto Campanella, the point where the Amalfi Coast ends and the Sorrento Coast begins, before you head to Capri. Cruise around the entire island of Capri, exploring caves and swimming in crystal-clear bays. Marvel at the Blue, Green, and White grottoes. Your captain will take the boat through Capri’s iconic faraglioni rock formations. Pass by the historic lighthouse, Casa Malaparte, Marina Piccola, and Marina Grande. Take some time to explore the island on foot. Go shopping, tour villas, and don’t forget to try the gelato! At the end of a satisfying day you’ll head back to Salerno or your final destination as the sun sets behind the island.

From Sorrento: Positano and Amalfi Day Cruise

10. From Sorrento: Positano and Amalfi Day Cruise

Enjoy a wonderful day on a cruise along the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi coast, discover Positano and Amalfi on board the wonderful Benedetta motor ship! A unique boat from which you can admire the most beautiful coasts of Italy and that will accompany you to discover the pearls of the Amalfi Coast. DEPARTURE FROM C/MARE STABIA 09.00 ARRIVAL SORRENTO 09.50 DEPARTURE TO POSITANO 10.10 ARRIVAL POSITANO 11.20/ 11.35 TWO HOURS STOPOVER DEPARTURE TO AMALFI 13.30 ARRIVAL 14.00 TWO HOURS /HALF STOPOVER DEPARTURE TO SORRENTO 16.25 ARRIVAL SORRENTO 17.25 DEPARTURE TO C/MARE STABIA 17.40 ARRIVAL C/MARE STABIA 18.35

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What people are saying about Amalfi Coast

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9,243 reviews

Our guide Paulo was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable about the Amalfi coast and not only provided us with a safe hike but also made sure to give us a little history of the area as well as point out the different herbs, fruits, and vegetables that grow wild on the mountain. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Request Paulo…you won’t be disappointed.

Luigi the captain was wonderful! The only suggestion we have is from Minori to Capri, maybe a boat with better seating in the back? There was no back support for the passengers sitting in the back. Boat is fine for a coastal tour, but not so great for a long boat ride to Capri. Luigi and Valeria were both wonderful to communicate with for all the details.

It was organized perfectly! Very comfortable journey. The lunch was great! Maria our guide-even though it was her first day- she did great! I’m very satisfied! I would definitely do it again. They only drawback is that I wish that we had more free time especially in Amalfi.

This trip is a very good day out, well worth the cost, the operation is well run and punctual, giving you a stressless and very scenic exploration of the Amalfi coast.

What an amazing tour! Beautiful sites, fun and educational. Martha was excellent and fun! We enjoyed everything this tour had to offer. 100% recommended!!