Pompeii, Sorrento & Cheese Tasting

9 hours | Naples | NAP-310
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Points of Interest

  • Mt. Vesuvius
  • Pompeii
  • Sorrento
Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

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

Your culinary adventure begins in Naples where you'll board a motorcoach for a 90-minute ride to a local farmhouse in Sorrento. You'll visit the "frantoio" or olive mill where the tart orbs are pressed into golden drops of olive oil. You'll also visit a wine cantina and witness the art of mozzarella-making. Enjoy samples of the fresh white cheese with salami, wine and mineral water.

You'll return to the motorcoach for a quick 15-minute ride into the town of Sorrento. You'll have approximately 2 hours of free time to explore the village overlooking the Bay of Naples and enjoy lunch on your own. Take in the breathtaking cliffside views, enjoy the sea breezes at the Sorrento Pier, go beachcombing along the rocky shoreline or stroll down Corso Italia-Sorrento's flower-lined main boulevard of shops, designer boutiques and cafés. Sorrento boasts one of the biggest shopping districts along the Amalfi Coast-from lace sheets and fine furniture, to table linens and handcrafted pottery. It's a prime place for shoppers and ambiance seekers alike. Get off the main path on to the cobblestone side streets and public squares, such as Piazza Tasso and Piazza Antiche Mura for great atmosphere.

The next leg of your journey continues at Pompeii. Here you'll 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. Explore the grounds on this 105-minute guided tour of the ruins.

Walk the grounds as your knowledgeable guide points out the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily life-their customs, buildings and cuisine. The eruption of Vesuvius preserved a moment in time more than 2,000 years ago providing evidence of how they entertained, decorated and lived. From the ruins we know Pompeii was 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 buildings are remarkably preserved with elaborately detailed mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating the interiors of wealthy homeowners' villas. It's fascinating and sobering snapshot of ancient Roman life.

Following Pompeii, you'll stop at a cameo factory where 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..

Special Notes:

Due to earlier closure of Pompeii excavations during the months of November and December, the visit of Sorrento will be made in the afternoon and shops might be closed.

This tour does not include lunch. Passengers should bring along Euros to purchase a snack during the free time in Sorrento.

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

For security reasons, large bags, backpacks and trolleys are not permitted inside Pompeii excavations. These large items can be left in the motorcoach. Lockers are not available.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to a visit a farmhouse in Sorrento for a cheese tasting

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
6
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time in Sorrento for shopping or lunch on your own

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
02:30
Free time at site:
150
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
880
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided tour of Pompeii

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
1700
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Shopping at a cameo factory in Pompeii

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
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