Tour Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano
Shore Excursion from Salerno Port to Pompeii, Sorrento & Positano
Excursion 2 – Pompeii, Sorrento & Positano – Full day
This excursion is more relaxing in comparison to Tour 1. If you are looking for a tour that offers quality time at each stop this is the tour. Positano is half way along the Amalfi Coast so it is still a good insight of the famous AMALFI DRIVE.
After meeting your English-speaking driver from your cruise ship in the port of Salerno we make the short ride to Pompeii, taking in amazing views of Mt. Vesuvius and the Lattari mountains which constitute the backbone of the AMALFI COAST.
In no time at all you will be Pompeii!
Step back in time and explore a Roman city frozen in a single moment, walk the streets and see where the Romans of 79 AD lived, worked, relaxed and entertained. Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.
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 drive 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,
English speaking driver,
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 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.