Tour Herculaneum, Positano & Sorrento
Naples Port Excursion to Herculaneum, Positano & Sorrento
Excursion 5 – Herculaneum, Sorrento & Positano – full day
Choose our tour, and our English-speaking driver will warmly welcome you right after your disembarkation.
As we drive around the base of the only live volcano in mainland Europe, the short journey from the Port of Naples to Herculaneum unfolds with the mighty Mt. Vesuvius on one side and the scenic Bay of Naples to the other. On a clear day, you will also see the Island of Capri and the picturesque Bay of Sorrento.
In no time at all you will be in Herculaneum, ready to explore its historical wonders!!
Two hours of free time or opt for our guided service to explore the holiday retreat for affluent Romans, used by the noble to escape the noise and commotion of Rome. The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. spelled disaster for Pompeii, but Herculaneum, initially thought to be spared, succumbed to a subsequent deluge of liquid mud 12 hours later. The aftermath left a town frozen in near-perfect preservation, allowing modern explorers to witness Roman villas in their two-story splendour and marvel at vibrantly coloured frescoes that appear as if painted yesterday, despite their ancient origins.
We now take the coast road, a pause for a breathtaking panoramic photo of the Bay of Sorrento. Imagining Pavarotti's rendition of De Curtis' 'Torna a Surriento,' the town nestled on tufa rock, rising 50 metres above the crystal-blue sea, comes to life.
Before reaching Sorrento, a detour along the famous Amalfi Coast awaits. One of the most spectacular roads in Europe. Lots of photo opportunities as we travel to Positano.
Enjoy leisure time in the enchanting town of Positano. Our driver will conveniently drop you off in the heart of Positano, saving both time and energy for a more extended exploration of this picturesque destination. Wander through the traffic-free lanes adorned with charming linen shops, art galleries, and inviting cafes. As you follow the only route down through Positano, you'll encounter the splendid church of Santa Maria Assunta and eventually reach the iconic seafront featured in films such as 'Only You' (1994) and 'Under the Tuscan Sun' (2003). Make the most of your visit, taking in the beauty and allure of Positano at your own pace.
Following a scenic driving tour through the districts of Sorrento, we arrive at the bustling 'Piazza Tasso,' the city's main square. Here, you'll have the opportunity for leisurely exploration in the delightful historical centre. Wander through charming streets adorned with numerous churches and a variety of shops catering to diverse tastes. Alternatively, soak in the local ambiance by enjoying a refreshing drink in the main square while observing the vibrant life of Sorrento. The city is renowned for its production of limoncello, a flavorful digestif crafted from lemon rinds, alcohol, water, and sugar. In the historical area, you'll encounter many shops offering complimentary tastings of this iconic beverage. Sorrento's agricultural offerings extend beyond limoncello, encompassing citrus fruits, wine, nuts, and olives. Additionally, the art of inlaid wood craftsmanship, known as Intarsio, thrives in this lively community.
After your visit to Sorrento we will continue the journey back to Naples port. For a unique and scenic experience, consider the alternative route available: start with a convenient pick-up at Naples port, and conclude your tour with a drop-off at Sorrento Port. This option allows you to enjoy a leisurely ferry ride back to Naples port, conveniently arriving next to your cruise ship. For additional details please feel free to reach out to us via email. We look forward to enhancing your travel experience with this tailored option.
- 2 hours in Herculaneum, an amazing archaeological site overshadowed by Pompeii but better preserved!
- Drive along the Amalfi Coast.
- Photo stop at 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
- Enjoy the 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 in Sorrento.
- Pick up and drop off from your cruise ship in Naples Cruise Port.
- Tours available everyday. Reservation must be made in advance.
- Tour duration maximum 9 hours (according to your ships schedule)
- Payment for the tour is on the day, either in cash, Euros, or by card.
Your Naples shore excursion to Herculaneum, Positano and Sorrento can be reserved as a private tour OR you can create a group here: www.sharedtoursinitaly.com and advertise for fellow passengers to share the tour and costs.
We offer a tour with pick up Naples port, drop off Sorrento Port so you can enjoy the ferry ride back to Naples cruise port, arriving where your cruise ship is docked. Please email for further information.
The proposed itinerary is only a suggestion, the vehicle and English-speaking driver is basically yours for the tour.
If you would like an alternative itinerary please email email@example.com and we will create the perfect day together to suit YOU.
Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle,
All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes.
Optional authorised guide, available on request,
Open 8:30am till 5pm
Emerald Grotto €7
Open 9am till 5pm