Private Shore Excursions from Naples, Sorrento or Amalfi
Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast (8 hours)
Your private driver will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from the ship to begin a fun and informative tour of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast with your expert guide. Explore the historic city that was immersed during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Here, glimpses of daily life can still be seen among Pompeii’s archaeological ruins. Stop for lunch (to be paid separately) and then proceed to the coast for breathtaking views of this world-famous coast line and tour the scenic towns of Sorrento and Positano.
This service can be customized to exclude Pompeii and have more time touring the towns on the Coast upon request.
Pompeii entry fees to be prepaid.; lunch is not included. Includes car and driver for 8 hours and private guide for 6 hours. Generally, the guide will meet the clients in Pompeii and stay with them for the remainder of the day; occasionally the guide will meet the clients at the port and stay with them for the first 6 hours.
Solo Pompeii (4 hours)
Meet your private driver at the ship at 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to begin your half-day tour of Pompeii. Your expert guide will await your arrival at the entrance to Pompeii’s archaeological site for an in-depth look at the historic city that was immersed in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Discover what the excavations have revealed about the daily life in Pompeii and view the sculptures and art that have survived the damage caused by the volcanic eruption.
Pompeii entry fees to be prepaid; lunch is not included. Includes car and driver for 4 hours and private guide in Pompeii for 2 hours.
Amalfi Coast/Pompeii Driver Service from Naples (8 hours)
Enjoy a full day exploring the Amalfi Coast in your private car with English speaking driver (no guide included). Or, as an alternative, choose the Pompeii/Amalfi Coast option and visit the archaeological ruins of Pompeii (expert guided tour is optional) as well as two cities of your choice on the Amalfi Coast. Depart at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel for this self guided tour that includes a stop for lunch (to be paid separately).
Pompeii entry fees to be prepaid.
A Day in Capri (6 hours)
Your expert guide will meet you at the port of Capri at 10:00 a.m. where you will take a private boat (a traditional Caprese Gozzo) to circumnavigate the island and have a chance to view the famous grottoes – the Blue Grotto*, the White Grotto and the Faraglioni Rock Formations. Then take the funicular from Marina Grande up to Capri and walk to the Gardens of Caesar Augustus or the Punta Tragara. Other alternatives include the following: a challenging walk to the Villa Jovis to visit the ruins of Tiberius’ most important imperial villa; a visit to Villa San Michele with its beautiful gardens and museum; or a ride on the chair lift to the highest point of the island. Private taxi service is included for those who prefer not to walk. There will be time for lunch (to be paid separately) and for relaxing in Capri’s famous main square. Return by private taxi back to the port. Tour includes guide, private boat tour, funicular tickets, taxi transportation as noted and either entry fees to Villa San Michele or the chair lift to Monte Solaro. Blue Grotto entrance is contingent upon prevailing tides.
Amalfi Coast Gastronomic Tour with Tastings (8 hours)
Enjoy the delights of the gastronomic specialties of the Amalfi Coast during this exploration of the highlights of the finest cheeses, wines and olive oil produced in the area. Start with a visit to a mozzarella cheese making workshop where you will have a visit with expert and learn all about the process of cheese making, then proceed to the tasting room for a sampling of the various types of freshly-made cheeses, accompanied by fresh breads. Your next stop will be at an Amalfi Coast winery, where the resident expert will accompany you on a tour of the vineyard followed by a tasting of their red and white wines paired with bruschetta bread with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, seasonal vegetables, cold cuts, cheeses and finally a dessert wine. End the tour with a stop in an authentic coffee bar for an afternoon espresso, just like the Italians do every day!
Includes English speaking driver and all of the above tastings and guided visits. Not available on Sundays.