Highlights of this tour
Possible combinations of this tour
- Ravello, Amalfi Town, Sorrento
- Positano, Sorrento, Ravello
- Amalfi Town, Ravello, Positano
Your local English speaking driver-guide will meet you at the cruiseport or your accommodation with private accessible vehicle. During this tour to the Amalfi coast, you have the option to include various stops at the different villages. Besides visiting the little towns along the coast, we offer the option to add a private guided tour to one of the archeaological sites and add to the overall experience.
This tour to the Amalfi coast brings you first to Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. The village is famous for its high-quality lemons. So, if you want to drink a fresh lemonade or a shot of the typical limoncello, Sorrento is the perfect place for this! This romantic town was once the holiday destination of some of the most famous literary geniuses, such as Dickens, Goethe, and Tolstoy. Wander through the city and see Piazza Tasso, the central city square. On Sunday, this neighborhood is filled with markets where you can enjoy some gnocchi alla sorrentina. Visit this town and you experience yourself why this place is so magical!
The next charming village is Positano, with its postcard-worthy pastel-colored houses. A perfect photo stop, as Positano is a real pleasure to the eyes! St(roll) around the beautiful alleys, do some shopping and take in the beautiful view over the bay.
Just before Amalfi lies the little town of Ravello. In the pedestrian streets, you can retrace the deeds of Richard Wagner. This is the town that cured his writer’s block and inspired his act 2 of the opera Parsifal. In addition to the German composer, the city also attracted two writers. The first being the Engish writer and poet DH Lawrence, who came up with the plot of his Lady Chatterley’s Lover here. The second is the American writer Gore Vidal. He loved it there so much, so he decided to stay for 30 years. Apparently, Ravello has a charming and inspiring effect on people.
And finally, you arrive at the town that gives its name to the entire coastline, Amalfi! Here you find clear blue water, impressive pastel houses on the hill, and a delightful Mediterranean climate. The village is also a traditional paper-making town. You can learn about the secrets of the production of paper over there. Another interesting fact is that the little town used to be much bigger. Many centuries ago, it counted up to 70,000 inhabitants, and it was a maritime superpower. What happened? After an earthquake in 1343, most of the old town and its inhabitants tumbled into the sea.
Travel back in time and discover the archeological site of Pompeii. It is situated between Naples and the Amalfi Coast. In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed everything in its path. Or so everyone thought, the town actually remained preserved under the layers of ashes. Pompeii is a strong reminder of the force of the nature of the volcano. Discover more about the accessibility of Pompeii here
Thirty minutes from Naples lies the town of Herculaneum. This town also got badly affected by the Vesuvius. The town is closer to the volcano, and therefore it got flooded faster by the lava and ashes than Pompeii. As a result, Herculaneum has been preserved like no other site in the world. The volcano buried the city underneath 16 meters of lava, ash, and mud. Because of this, two-story houses, the internal architecture, the decor, and much more stayed intact. You can still see the features in wood and marble, decorations, jewelry, and even organic remains like food. Discover more about the accessibility of Herculaneum here
There is a special path that finally made Pompeii accessible to everyone thanks to the creation of ramps and elevators to cross the architectural barriers. However please note that the terrain may be bumpy, and not quite yet up to international standards for mobility. Want to know more about the accessibility of Pompeii, read all about it in our blog! Add this unique experience to your day!
When Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, more was wiped off the map than just the famous Pompeii. On the other side of Mount Vesuvius, about 17 km from Pompeii, there was Herculaneum. A small town that probably had about 5,000 residents. This mud made that Herculaneum got better preserved than its big brother. When you enter the sight you can see the painted walls, remains of streets and houses. And stores with amphoras, that are still waiting for customers after 2000 years. Want to know more about the accessibility of Herculaneum, read all about it in our blog!
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