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Pompeii & Amalfi Coast: Small Group Day Trip from Rome

1. Pompeii & Amalfi Coast: Small Group Day Trip from Rome

Board the comfortable air-conditioned bus in Rome and relax as your expert driver whisks you south to Pompeii. Once there, you’ll be met by an expert local tour guide, hand-picked for their knowledge, enthusiasm, and story-telling skills. Discover some spots that many other visitors don’t see, such as private family homes, ancient fast food restaurants, and even a brothel. During your tour, you’ll also see the most important sights of Pompeii and learn what daily life was like in this ancient port town. Come to understand how terrifying and confusing it was when Mount Vesuvius erupted and froze the city and its residents in time in 79 A.D. Visit the Roman Forum and the Temple of Venus, and see the tragic death casts. After your Pompeii tour you’ll head off on a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast. As you navigate the twists and turns of one of Italy’s most beautiful drives, you’ll hear about local history and culture. Stop in Positano, a pastel-colored resort town perched on the cliffs that has inspired legendary writers such as Shelley, Goethe, and Steinbeck. After an introduction from your guide, with some tips on where to eat lunch and shop, you’ll have free time to do as you please.

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Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

2. Salerno: 7-Hour Amalfi Coast Small Group Boat Tour

Admire the beautiful beaches, coves, and local villages set against a stunning natural backdrop on a 7-hour journey along Italy's Amalfi Coast aboard a traditional "gozzo" boat. Relax and enjoy your welcome Prosecco drink as you take in the panoramic views of picturesque villages dotted along the coastline, and secret beach caves from Salerno. Swim and snorkel in the blue waters to cool down, and enjoy the sandwich, fruit, and drinks offered on board as the cool sea breeze blows in your hair. Stop in the renowned towns of Amalfi and Positano for one hour each, and explore their historic streets. Enjoy a final surprise from the crew before heading back to the port of Salerno, in time for your evening apéritif and dinner.

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From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

3. From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Positano (or vice versa) and ride in style in a Mercedes, driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off to Positano, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Positano. Along the way, stop at Pompeii for a private walking tour with an archaeological guide. You'll see most important public buildings, luxurious urban villas and shops, the Marina Gate, the Basilica (court house) and the Forum (main square). Then visit the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of the Faun, as well as the Termopolium Capuano (fast-food restaurant of the Romans). In addition, see the house of the Tragic Poet as well as the famous plaster casts.

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From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

4. From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

The tour starts from your hotel in Rome heading towards the bay of Naples. During the journey you will have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning views of the coast. Once you get to the archaeological site of Pompeii, the guide will take you on a tour along the best of this remarkably intact Roman city. You will visit the main areas such as the food market, the thermal bath, and the residences of some wealthy citizens. Get to know the customs and daily life of the time before the destructive volcanic eruption. From Pompeii you will reach Positano and Amalfi where you can appreciate the beauty of these dreamlike cities and their fascinating history before returning to Rome.

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Southern Italy: Private Pompeii, Amalfi & Positano Day Trip

5. Southern Italy: Private Pompeii, Amalfi & Positano Day Trip

Pompeii is a town located in the plains at the eastern slope of Vesuvius, to the right of the lower reaches of the river Sarno. One of the largest archaeological areas in the world and Unesco World Heritage Site, it is a popular tourist destination, also thanks to the presence of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary. At the archaeological site, you'll find that the ancient Roman city buried by the sudden eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD has been brought back to light. The rain of ash and lava and the resulting thick layer of dust have crystallized, preserving Pompeii for centuries. Brought to the surface, Pompeii is the most visited archaeological site in the world. Afterwards, you'll visit Amalfi, an internationally renowned tourist destination and famous for its incomparable beauty and mild climate. The town on the southern coast of the Sorrento Peninsula, known as the Amalfi Coast, is enclosed by the foothills of the mountains of Lattari. White houses and narrow streets, many of them with steps, characterize the village, a typical example of Mediterranean architecture. It is an archiepiscopal seat. The cathedral, dedicated to St. Andrew, is the most impressive building in Amalfi: a rare beauty, built in the 9th-century and refurbished in 1203 after the Arab-Norman style, and restored several times after, has solemn steps to the side of which rises the bell tower (12th to 13th-century), which preserves intact the polychromy, typical of the Romanesque architecture of the area. The valley, for its wildlife and environmental characteristics, is now a nature-oriented reserve, declared a World Heritage Site, and will enchant on pleasant walks. At the center of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is located on the slopes of the mountains Comune and Sant'Angelo a Tre Pizzi. Thanks to the mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, Positano has been a resort since the Roman Empire, as attested by the discovery of a villa and more recent discoveries, dating back to 2004. From the village, the many typical 'scalinate' steps come down to the beaches, the Spiaggia Grande and the Fornillo, both within walking distance; others are La Porta, Arienzo and San Pietro Laurito, all reachable mainly by the sea. The town, with typical spherical shell houses, is a unique urban and architectural complex, with long steps, narrow alleys and watchtowers along the coastal ridge.

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Amalfi Coast Private Tour

6. Amalfi Coast Private Tour

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. Ravello - The road to Ravello is a slow uphill drive where you will pass several wineries and olive factories. Ravello is a rural village unspoiled by tourism, perched on top of a mountain cliff situated above Amalfi and Minori. It is famous for its breathtaking views and ancient monuments best exemplified by the gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. In high season, these gardens are rich in sweet scents of blooming flowers and the perfume of lemons. There are also many classical concerts held in the gardens of Villa Rufolo, located just off the main square of Ravello; tickets cost approximately 20 Euros each. Apart from the main cathedral and the history museum constructed in the basement of the cathedral, there are many other churches to visit near the town square. Along the narrow arches of Via Roma, there are a few small boutiques, and some traditional local restaurants with unique and exceptional cuisine.

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From Rome: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day Tour by Train

7. From Rome: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day Tour by Train

Meet at the Roma Termini train station and take a comfortable, fast-speed train journey from Rome to Naples. Continue the journey to Pompeii and dive into the ancient legends and history of the Roman Empire. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander at your own leisure in Pompeii, where you can take an optional guided tour. Next, drive along the Amalfi road and enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi coastline. Take out your camera and put on your best holiday smile to snap fabulous pictures of Positano. After the photostop in Positano, the next destination is the town of Amalfi. Wander the streets of this charming town and admire its architecture and historical sights such as St. Andrew Cathedral, a 9th-century church in the main square. Enjoy more free time here to explore this picturesque town situated in a dramatic setting below steep cliffs along the coast. Finally, make your way to Salerno for the train journey back to Rome.

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Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour

8. Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour

Discover the Path of the Gods following its only original route from Agerola to Positano. You will hike approximately 4.5 miles (7km) on the mountain trail through the Mediterranean scrub and oak woods of the Amalfi Coast. Walk between the sky and sea along one of the most popular trails in all of Italy and the jewel of the Amalfi Coast and take stunning photos of the Amalfi landscape and its beautiful coastline. After about 2-hours walking you will arrive in the small hamlet of Nocelle, a very cute village overlooking Positano bay; here the tour ends and you can decide to rest or have lunch in a local trattoria. Your guide will be glad to help you in making a reservation and lead you to the restaurant. If you would like you can also follow your guide along scenic stairs down to Positano's center. If you want to enrich your day even more by letting yourself be pampered during this private tour, you can choose an additional option when booking your tour to have a private transfer service for you and a great lunch in a local "trattoria" right at the end of Path of the Gods.

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From Naples: Amalfi Drive Private Tour

9. From Naples: Amalfi Drive Private Tour

Along the coast, there are many charming little towns, each different from the other. The picturesque, Positano will charm you with it's incredible legends and beautiful tiny streets full of clothes and souvenir shops. You also can't miss a visit to Amalfi, one of the ancient Maritime Republics, which features the famous St. Andrew Cathedral. On the road, you will find Ravello, the town of music. It has views that have enchanted thousands of visitors during the course of it's history. It is located at 350 meters above sea level in a unique panoramic position, the ideal spot for lunch. Sample some of the flavours of Neapolitan cuisine. Here, you can also visit the amazing gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. The itinerary is very flexible and customizable. But will included many stops for taking pictures, about an hour to visit each village (again, flexible) and time for lunch.

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From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Small-Group Tour

10. From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Small-Group Tour

Depart from Naples or Sorrento to discover the spectacular beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a guided tour. Admire the views of the coastline as you travel first to the town of Ravello, where you will stop for a stroll through its charming streets. Learn more about the area with your expert driver/guide. Hear about local customs and culinary traditions as you travel through the picturesque region. Next, discover the "pearl of the Amalfi Coast", the town of Poisitano. Admire its spectacular architecture and vibrant colorful streets with free time to explore. After some time discovering the shops and restaurants of the town, head back to Naples or Sorrento to finish the tour.

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What people are saying about Positano

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 444 reviews

It was a wonderful tour with Francesco. Booking a day tour is highly recommended especially if you have limited time in Italy and you want to see the best spots. Very convenient and comfortable with the private car in touring around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. You would be touring for an hour for each town, excluding some random stops for picture taking and the lunch along the way. The restaurant for lunch in Praiano has nice sea view with delicious seafoods and Italian food. The driver, Francesco, also shares some facts and trivias about Italy. He also gave recomendations where to go when you start to do your own tour. Definitely a memorable one.

It was an amazing experience. Both guides (on the van & in Pompeii) we so passionate and knowledgeable about the topics discussed. There is no way we would have been able to noticed and experience the same things without them. Also, the drive through the Amafti Coast and the stop in Positano were such an added bonus. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience these places.

What a beautiful day. We had a super relaxed guide on the bus, the journeys there and back passed in flight with a lot of information. On site in Pompei, everything was well organized and our guide there was also great. Thank you for this great trip.

Frederico was an excellent guide. He provided interesting facts, stories, and helpful recommendations during the drive. Both tour guides and the driver were friendly and made the day trip an enjoyable experience <3

Pompeii tour was so interesting...then had a relaxing ride to Positano for a fab beachside lunch with time for shopping :)