Pompeii & Amalfi Coastal Cruise

9 hours | Naples | NAP-110
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Points of Interest

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Pompeii
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 where you'll board an air-conditioned motorcoach for a 45-minute drive to Salerno where a motorlaunch will take you on a scenic 60-minutes cruise along the gorgeous Amalfi coastline. It's an ideal photo opportunity for shots of the rocky outcroppings and verdant grottos dotting the cliffs. Upon arrival in Amalfi, you'll have approximately 60 minutes of free time 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.

Upon return in Salerno, you'll board a motorcoach for a 30-minute drive to Pompeii where lunch will be served at a local restaurant or hotel. Enjoy an authentic meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients of the Campania region.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site uncovers excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash when Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 AD. It's a monumental natural disaster that entombed the city and its inhabitants, 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 its completion back in Naples after a 30-minute drive where your ship is docked and awaiting your return.

Special Notes:

This tour will not operate in December.

In case of bad weather conditions and rough sea, the motorlaunch ride will be cancelled and the visit of Sorrento will be made instead.

The drive from Naples to Salerno takes approximately 45 minutes; the drive from Pompeii to Naples takes approximately 30 minutes. The drive from Salerno to Pompeii takes approximately 45 minutes.

Lunch may be served in Salerno instead.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the ship to the motorlaunch terminal in Salerno

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45

Scenic cruise to an Amalfi Coastal Village

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
68
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Free time in an Amalfi Coastal Village and cruise back to Salerno

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
880
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Lunch at a local restaurant in Pompeii

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided tour of Pompeii

Transport type:
Walking
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

Shopping at a cameo factory in Pompeii

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30