Tour Herculaneum, Sorrento and Positano
Shore Excursion to Herculaneum, Sorrento & Positano from Salerno Port
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 Salerno to Herculaneum, there are breathtaking views along the highway as we drive around the base of the only live volcano in mainland Europe, Mt. Vesuvius on one side, and the Lattari mountains which constitute the backbone of the AMALFI COAST.
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 paintedyesterday not 2000 years ago.
We now take the coast road, stopping for an amazing panoramic photo of 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.
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 visiting Sorrento we join the famous Amalfi Drive. 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 Positano we will carry on along the Amalfi Coast, stopping for photos along the way. We will then join the motorway and head to the port of Salerno.
FROM SALERNO 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
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
- Tours available everyday
- Duration 9 hours (according to your ship's schedule)
- Pick up and drop off at your ship docked in the port of Salerno.
- 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 are 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.