Pompeii & Amalfi Coastal Drive

NAP-105 | Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii) | See Special Notes

from $179.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Pompeii Pompeii
  • Amalfi Coast Amalfi Coast
  • Amalfi Coast Village

You will see:

  • Positano Positano

Strenuous Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 9.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 35

Tour Overview

Your tour begins in Naples where you'll board an air-conditioned motorcoach for a scenic 2 ½-hour ride along the Amalfi coast. Your first stop begins with a 60-minute stroll to Amalfi's main center where you'll have 45 minutes to explore the town or visit the Amalfi Cathedral. Church admission is extra and guests are asked to respect local custom and dress conservatively. (No bare shoulders or shorts and mini skirts.)

The Amalfi Cathedral is a striking structure with 62 steps leading to its entrance. Its façade is Arabic-influenced Romanesque with a bold mix of stripes, arches, mosaics and textures. The bell tower and cupola are decorated with green and yellow tiles. The heavenly Cloister of Paradise is home to the tombs of Amalfi's wealthy merchants and features Moorish styling in white marble. Take a stroll around the courtyard and see its lovely Mediterranean garden as well as the ancient artworks that grace the walkways. The cloister leads into the Basilica of the Crucifix where you can see some amazing frescoes. The cathedral's museum and treasury is located in the basilica. The Crypt of St. Andrew is located in an altar decorated with beautiful Baroque murals dating from 1660.

Next on the itinerary is lunch. We'll stop for a refreshing lunch break further down the coast at a local restaurant or hotel. Enjoy an authentic southern-Italian lunch using fresh, seasonal ingredients of the Campania region.

Afterwards, we'll travel 90 minutes to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Discover the archeological excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash when Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 AD. This monumental natural disaster killed thousands and entombed the city, yet preserved a moment in time more than 2,000 years ago. Explore the grounds of this excavated city as your knowledgeable guide discusses the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily life-their customs, buildings and cuisine. Pompeii was known as a vacation community for high society before the eruption; it had a forum, amphitheater, gymnasium, shops and an aqueduct that delivered water for irrigation, fountains and private baths. Some of the ruins are remarkably preserved with elaborately detailed mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating the interiors of wealthy homeowners' villas.

Following Pompeii, you'll visit a cameo factory where you can see artisans apply skills handed down for generations, carving seashell or coral into intricate works of art and beautiful keepsake jewelry.

Your tour comes to an end back in Naples after a 30-minute drive where your ship is docked and awaiting your return.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

From November through May, the Pompeii excavations closes earlier therefore the routing of the tour may be altered and the photo stop for the Bay of Sorrento will not be done.

Due to traffic restrictions on the Amalfi Coast, this tour cannot be operated on pre-holidays and holidays. This tour will not be offered to Pacific Princess' calls

Due to local regulations and restrictions, an alternate stop on the Amalfi Coast (Minori, Maiori or Vietri sul Mare) will be made should a parking space not be available in Amalfi.

Lunch might be served in Sorrento or Pompeii instead.

The drive from Naples to the Amalfi Coast takes approximately two hours; the drive from Pompeii to Naples takes approximately 30 minutes. Roads on the Amalfi Coast are narrow and winding. Passengers who suffer from motion sickness should take this into consideration.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter inside Pompeii excavations with big bags, backpacks or trolleys. Please be aware that, since lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them inside the coach.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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