Best of the Bay of Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri (Guided in French)

10 hours | Naples | NAP-104
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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.

What you will visit:
Pompeii
The eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. was a monumental natural disaster that killed thousands and entombed the city of Pompeii. A visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an opportunity to view a moment in time preserved for more than 2,000 years in this lost city buried deep beneath the ash. Walk among the ruins that, in exquisite detail, paint a picture of daily Roman life. Known as a vacation community for high society, some of the ruins are remarkably preserved, with elaborately detailed mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating the interiors of wealthy homeowners' villas.

Sorrento
The coastal town of Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples. Explore the cobblestone side streets and public squares, such as Piazza Tasso and Piazza Antiche Mura with its lively atmosphere. Sorrento is a prime place for shoppers and ambience seekers alike. The bustling Corso Italia, a flower-lined main boulevard, showcases charming cafes and designer boutiques. Stroll down to the picture-perfect Sorrento pier and take in the fresh sea breezes or go beachcombing along the rocky shoreline.

Capri
The stunningly beautiful isle of Capri is accessible by hydrofoil/jet boat ride and cable car. Upon arrival at this iconic resort, you'll find exclusive boutiques and shops of the rich and famous. The Gardens of Augustus is a lush setting 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.

What you will see along the way:
From Naples, it's a 45-minute drive to Pompeii, where the distinctive outline of Mt. Vesuvius will come into view. The scenic drive between Pompeii and Sorrento is approximately one hour, and whether by motorcoach, cable car or boat, you'll find breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples at every turn of your adventure.

Lunch:
In Sorrento, you'll enjoy an authentic lunch using seasonal ingredients of the Campania region at a local restaurant. Sample menu includes cannelloni with ricotta cheese and spinach; chicken breast with tomato and mozzarella cheese; roasted potatoes and vegetables; dessert; mineral water; wine; American coffee.

Shopping:
Find a beautiful keepsake souvenir at a local cameo factory. Here, skilled artisans apply techniques handed down for generations, intricately carving seashells or coral into beautiful jewelry and true works of art. In Sorrento and Capri, you'll find some of the best shopping along the Amalfi Coast, the perfect place to pick up souvenirs, such as a bottle of the local limoncello liqueur..

Special Notes:

Guided in French.
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:
40
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:
40
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:
300
Travel time:
00:45
Walking distance:
720
Steps:
60
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Guided tour and free time in Capri

Transport type:
Funicular
Transport Capacity:
90
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:
90
Travel time:
01:15