Ultimate Bay of Naples: Pompeii, Positano & Amalfi Coast - A Discovery Exclusive

9.5 hours | Naples | NAP-150
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Points of Interest

  • Pompeii
  • Sorrento
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Positano
Shopping Opportunities, 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. Here you'll discover the archeological excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash when Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 A.D. It was a monumental natural disaster that killed thousands and entombed the city under ash. Explore the grounds on this two-hour guided walking tour, as your guide describes the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily life-how they entertained, decorated and lived.

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 detailed mosaics and frescoes decorating the interiors of villas.

The next leg of your tour continues at the charming village of Sorrento. Sorrento was another town that grew wealthy trading with the eastern Mediterranean, and now enjoys a thriving tourist industry. You'll have an elegant lunch with wine at a five-star property in Sorrento. One hour of free time follows, browse the shops along Corso Italia, Sorrento's flower-lined main boulevard.

You'll reboard the minibus for a 45-minute ride to Positano, a picturesque town built into a sheer cliff. The tiers of whitewashed houses that cling to the rock face have been the subject of myriad postcards and photos. Once a major trading port in the Middle Ages, today it is a sophisticated retreat for tourism, filled with boutiques, beach shops, fine restaurants and cafés. Enjoy a leisurely hour to explore the town or go shopping.

Special Notes:

Most of the shops will be closed in Positano during low season – end of October to December.

The roads of the Amalfi coast are narrow and winding. Passengers who suffer from motion sickness should take this into account.

Lunch might be served in at a five star Hotel in Sorrento or in Positano.

Due to traffic restrictions of the Sorrento center a short walk from the minibus drop-off point to the main center and vice versa will be required.

Tour may operate in reverse order. 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 for a guided tour of Pompeii

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
2700
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Lunch at a 5 star restaurant and free time in Sorrento

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
02:45
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
880
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Free time in Positano

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
1700
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your mini bus and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
01:30