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Tour Herculaneum, Positano and Sorrento
Shore trips Herculaneum, Positano and Sorrento from the port of Naples.
Shore trips Herculaneum, Positano and Sorrento from the port of Naples.

Excursion 5 – Herculaneum, Sorrento & Positano – full day

As excursion 2, but instead of Pompeii visit Herculaneum.

Tour with us and our English speaking driver will greet you directly after your disembarkation,

During the short journey from the port of Naples to Herculaneum, along the highway are breathtaking views as we drive around the base of the only live volcano in mainland Europe, Mt. Vesuvius on one side, with the Bay of Naples to the other. On a clear day you will also see the Isle of Capri and the bay of Sorrento.

In no time at all you will be in Herculaneum!!!!!!!!!   

 HERCULANEUM:

This was the holiday resort of the rich Romans, used by the noble to escape the noise and confusion in Rome. During the disaster of 79 A.D when Mt. Vesuvius erupted the wind was blowing in the direction of Pompeii, Herculaneum was saved, or so they thought! 12 hours later the area was swamped by a landslide of liquid mud. Leaving for us a town frozen in near-perfect preservation, here you can explore Roman villas in their 2 storey state, enjoy frescoes so colourful they look like they were paintedyesterday not 2000 years ago.

We now take the coast road, stopping for an amazing panoramic photo of the the Bay of Sorrento, you can just imagine Pavorotti singing De Curtis' 'Torna a Surriento' as you gaze over the town perched on tufa rock rising 50 meters above a crystal blue sea.
 
BUT before visiting Sorrento a detour along the famous the Amalfi Coast. One of the most spectacular roads in Europe. Lots of photo opportunities as you travel to Positano.
 
POSITANO:

Free time in the picturesque town of Positano. Your driver will drop you right in the heart of Positano, saving precious time and your legs! giving you longer to wander the traffic free lanes filled with linen shops, art galleries and cafes. Following the only route down through Positano you will pass the beautiful church of Santa Maria Assunta and finish at the seafront seen in films including 'Only You' (1994), and 'Under the Tuscan Sun' (2003).

 

SORRENTO:

After a driving tour through the districts of Sorrento we find 'Piazza Tasso' the main square, from here you will have free time to explore the delightful historical centre, with its numerous churches and shops to suit all, or enjoy a drink in the main square and ‘people-watch’ with the locals. Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a digestif liquor made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar you will find many shops in the historical area offering free samples. Other agricultural production includes citrus fruit, wine, nuts and olives. Inlaid wood craftsmanship/ Intarsio is also developed.

After your visit we will drive you back to Naples port or take advantage of our tour with pick up Naples port, drop off Sorrento Port so you can enjoy the ferry ride back to Naples port, arriving where your cruise ship is docked. Please email for further information and reduced rate.

 

 

 HIGHLIGHTS

 * 2 hrs in Herculaneum, archaeological site overshadowed by Pompeii but better preserved!
 * Drive part of the Amalfi Coast
 * Photo stop at the ‘Madonna’ for the best panoramic view of Positano.
 * Free time to stroll the beautiful traffic free lanes of Positano.
 * Lunch in a typical Italian Restaurant
 * Free time in Sorrento
 * Historical lanes of Sorrento, lined with shops selling local souvenirs, giant lemons, inlaid wodwork, cameo & coral jewelry, wine and the local liquor 'Limoncello'
 * Enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the bay of Naples from the public gardens.

GENERAL INFORMATION

DISCOUNTED PRICE:

FROM NAPLES PORT price of tour NOT per person ...
 
Groups of 1-3 people - 340 Euro
Groups of 4-6 people - 400 Euro 
Groups of 7-8 people - 450 Euro
 
 

INCLUDED:
Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle,
English speaking driver,
All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes.

NOT INCLUDED:
Entrance tickets where applicable,
Lunch,
Optional authorised guide, available on request
Tips.
 
ENTRANCE FEES:
Herculaneum €11
Open 08:30 till 6pm
Emerald Grotto €5
Open 09:00 till 5pm
 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  • Tours available everyday
  • Duration 9 hours (according to your ships schedule)
  • Pick up from your ship docked in the port of Naples
  • Drop off at your ship or Sorrento port ( discounted price ) We offer a tour with pick up Naples port, drop off Sorrento Port so you can enjoy the ferry ride back to Naples port, arriving where your cruise ship is docked. Please email for further information and reduced rate.
  • Tour can be reserved as a private tour OR you can create a group OR we will help to find fellow passengers to share the tour and costs.

 

The proposed itinerary is only a suggestion, the vehicle and English speaking driver is basically yours for the tour. If you would like to visit alternative towns please email and we will create an itinerary together to suit YOU.

Click on red markers for approx. timings of tour ( only a suggestion, timings can be changed ) From Naples port to Herculaneum, Positano & Sorrento

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