Tour Herculaneum, Positano & Sorrento
Naples Port Excursion to Herculaneum, Positano & Sorrento
Excursion 5 – Herculaneum, Sorrento & Positano – full day
Tour with us and our English-speaking driver will greet you directly after your disembarkation.
As we drive around the base of the only live volcano in mainland Europe making the short journey from the Port of Naples to Herculaneum, we have Mt. Vesuvius on one side and the Bay of Naples to the other. On a clear day you will also see the Island of Capri and the Bay of Sorrento.
In no time at all you will be in 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 painted yesterday, 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.
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).
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 and 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.
- 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)
- Your tour is confirmed along with credit card. Please read cancellation policy. Payment for the tour is cash on the day, only Euro.
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 and reduced rate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create the perfect day together to suit YOU.
Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle,
All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes.
Entrance tickets where applicable,
Optional authorised guide, available on request,
Open 08:30 till 6pm
Emerald Grotto €5
Open 09:00 till 5pm