This Full-day Shore Excursion takes you to the most famous sites around Naples: the excavations of the Ancient City of Pompeii, the charming towns on the coast of Amalfi, Sorrento & Positano.
One of our friendly and professional drivers will pick you up in Naples directly from your ship.. You will travel in a luxury Mercedes minivan. During the journey from Naples to Pompeii of about 30 minutes you will admire the big volcano and the amazing island of Capri.
Once in Pompeii you will meet your top rated local guide, an expert in archeology. You will start with him to travel back in time walking through the most visited archaeological site in the world: Pompeii.
What a thrill to visit these places and imagine the life of Pompeii of 2000 years ago! Still seems to see the men at the thermal baths and the matrons adorned with precious cameos. It was the morning of August 24, 79 AD, when Mount Vesuvius spewed fire, gas and lava. Until then the volcano was considered a peaceful mountain surrounded by vineyards. Toxic gas and burning ash completely destroyed Pompeii.
The ash infiltrated and deposited everywhere, adhering to the forms of bodies. Dramatic and touching is the vision of plaster casts that have occupied the empty spaces left by the bodies themselves. With its 44 acres of excavated area, Pompeii is one of the most famous archaeological sites and visited in the world, with over two million visitors a year.
You can not visit Italy without seeing Pompeii with the Forum, the Baths, the brothel, the Grand Theatre, the portico, the villas, the domus and the shops of the wealthy Roman patricians. After the Pompeii "experience", your trip will continue with one of the most beautiful road in the world: the Amalfi Coast.
You will see the picturesque town of Sorrento by one of the most beautiful balcony of the coast. Positano, the most spectacular, famous and luxurious towns, pearl of the Amalfi Coast. You will visit Amalfi, one of the four Maritime Republics of Italy. The charming town of Amalfi was built on the slopes of the cliffs and is know for its maritime history as well as introducing paper to Europe. With the tour of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast you will be able to touch all the beauty that these places have to offer!
Everything was five star right from the moment our friendly driver Umberto picked us up at our ship to meeting Rosana at Pompeii. Her archaeological background and eagerness to not only share the history but also the additional features that most visitors would not even notice was very impressive. Her warm nature and ability to adapt her tour to our dumb and not-so-dumb questions made us feel like we had seen a world heritage site with clear eyes. Afterwards, Umberto was at our disposal as he showed us the wonders of the Amalfi coast and just why it's infinitely more preferable to be a relaxed passenger and NOT a driver on the breathtakingly scenic but crazy roads. His lunch suggestion topped off a terrific day - far from the crowds at a family- run hidden treasure who grow their own produce, producing sublime and generous meals. We three loved the day and highly recommend it.!!!Serena G. from Leeds, UK