Best of the Bay of Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri for Small Groups

10 hours | Naples | NAP-999
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Points of Interest

  • Mt. Vesuvius
  • Pompeii
  • Sorrento
  • Capri
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins in Naples with a 30-minute motorcoach ride to the Pompeii ruins. You'll have an opportunity to stop at a cameo factory where artisans apply skills handed down for generations, intricately carving seashell or coral into beautiful jewelry-true works of art and beautiful keepsake souvenirs.

Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you'll discover the archeological excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash when Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 AD. It was a monumental natural disaster that killed thousands and entombed the city under ash. Explore the grounds on this 90-minute guided tour of the excavated city as your guide talks about the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily life-their customs, buildings and cuisine; how they entertained, decorated and lived. The eruption of Vesuvius preserved a moment in time more than 2,000 years ago, so that we may learn about the lives of the ancient Romans.

Pompeii before the eruption was known as a vacation community for high society. 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.

You'll return to the motorcoach for a 75-minute ride to the charming village of Sorrento overlooking the Bay of Naples and offering breathtaking views. In Sorrento, you'll enjoy an authentic lunch using seasonal ingredients of the Campania region at a local restaurant. Your lunch is followed by free time for a photo opportunity and a stroll down to the Sorrento Pier. Corso Italia is Sorrento's flower-lined main boulevard, here you'll find local shops, designer boutiques and cafés. Take a stroll down to the Sorrento Pier.

The next leg of your tour continues on the stunningly beautiful isle of Capri. A 30-minute hydrofoil/jet boat ride delivers you to a cable car and then to world-famous Capri. Upon your arrival in the city of Capri, you can shop the exclusive boutiques and shops of the rich and famous or visit the Gardens of Augustus. This lush garden setting is situated atop a sheer cliff and provides a striking vantage point where you can take in the dramatic views of the turquoise sea below and the Faraglioni stacks, three rock pinnacles formed over time by erosion from the wind and sea.

Your tour concludes with a 55-minute cruise back to Naples via hydrofoil/jet boat ride with stunning views of the coastline as you sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze.

Special Notes:

This tour will not operate in December.

Capri is popular, so you might encounter crowds and delays at the funicular railway, as well as the boarding area for the jet boat in Capri and Naples.

Passengers suffering from motion sickness may wish to take the boat ride to Capri into consideration.

The drive between Pompeii and Sorrento is approximately one hour.

Tour may operate in reverse order.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from from ship for a guided tour of Pompeii

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
2700
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Free time with lunch at a local restaurant in Sorrento

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
900
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Walk to the pier, board the boat to Capri

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:45
Walking distance:
720
Steps:
60
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Guided tour and free time in Capri

Transport type:
Funicular
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
1800
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Transfer by funicular to the pier, re-board your boat and return to your ship

Transport type:
Funicular / Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
01:15