Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

9.5 hours | Naples | NAP-115
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Points of Interest

  • Positano
  • Sorrento
  • Amalfi Coast
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate 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 scenic 75-minute drive to the stunning resort of Sorrento. Here you'll have approximately 60-minutes of free time to explore the village. 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. Explore the cobblestone side streets and public squares, such as Piazza Tasso and Piazza Antiche Mura for great atmosphere.

Corso Italia is Sorrento's flower-lined main boulevard and a window-shoppers delight where you'll find charming local shops, designer boutiques and cafés. Pick up souvenirs, such as a bottle of the local limoncello liquor or spend time enjoying the festive ambiance. Sorrento offers ample photo opportunities with marvelous views that overlook the Bay of Naples. Stroll down to the Sorrento Pier and take in the fresh sea breezes or go beachcombing along the rocky shoreline.

You'll re-board the motorcoach and head further along the Amalfi coast past the charming hillside town of Positano en route to our next stop: lunch at a local hotel/restaurant on the coast. You'll experience an authentic meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients of the Campania region. After lunch, we'll continue a few more miles along the coast to the city of Amalfi.

Upon arrival you'll have 45 minutes of free time to explore the village. At some point you'll find yourself gazing upward at the awe-inspiring Amalfi Cathedral with its 62 steps leading to an impressive entryway. Its striking 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. Church admission is extra and guests are asked to respect local custom and dress conservatively. (No bare shoulders or shorts and mini skirts.)

Next, en route to Naples, we'll 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 keepsake souvenirs.

Your tour comes to its completion after an approximately 2 1/2-hour drive back to Naples where your ship is docked and awaiting your return.

Special Notes:

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.

Due to traffic regulations on the Amalfi Coast, this tour cannot be operated on pre-holidays and holidays.
Lunch might be served in Sorrento instead.

The drive from Naples to Sorrento takes approximately 1 1/2 hours; the drive from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast takes approximately 1 1/2 hours; the drive from Amalfi to Naples takes approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Roads on the Amalfi Coast are narrow and winding. Passengers who suffer from motion sickness should take this into consideration.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for free time in Sorrento

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
01:15
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
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch at a local hotel/restaurant on the Amalfi Coast

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Free time in an Amalfi Coastal Village

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
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:
No
Shopping available:
Yes

Shopping at a cameo factory

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
01:45
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motocoach and return to your ship

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