Sorrento Peninsula

Sorrento Peninsula: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

1. From Naples: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in 3 stunning Italian towns on this day trip from Naples. Shop in boutiques, taste limoncello, and enjoy a light lunch on this relaxing day to remember. Depart Naples and journey to Sorrento and admire the beauty of the landscape along the way. Listen to informative commentary during the journey. Stop to taste some of the local limoncello liqueur made from lemons, and then wander the narrow streets for up to an hour. Pop into artisan shops and sample the local delicacies. Continue to Positano and get approximately one hour to go to the beach or admire the colorful flowers in the summer. Shop for the traditional Moda Positano clothes before going to a nice restaurant on the coast to enjoy lunch on a terrace with breathtaking sea views. Next, enjoy up to an hour and a half of free time in Amalfi and visit the cathedral or relax on the beach with a handmade ice cream.

From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

2. From Sorrento: Coast and Capri Boat Trip with Limoncello

Embark on a memorable and relaxing boat trip up the Sorrento Coast to the picturesque island of Capri. See the sights by boat, and then enjoy free time on Capri itself on this inclusive day excursion. Begin your day with pickup and transfers to the port. Sail along the Sorrento Coast, admiring the Gulf of Naples, and majestic Vesuvius. Enjoy informative commentary from your captain as you tour the island by boat. Enter the Marvellous, White, and Green Grottos, and admire sights like the Natural Arch and Curzio Malaparte Villa. See the Lighthouse, Faraglioni, and pass through the famous Arch of Love. If you have chosen the option with a swimming stop, the boat will drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a wonderful view of the Faraglioni Rocks. Then, settle in for some Limoncello tasting, an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Sorrento. Have about 4/5 hours of free time to explore the island by yourself. The departure back to Piano di Sorrento is in the late afternoon. Once at the port of Piano di Sorrento, be transferred back to the starting point.

From Sorrento: Day Trip to Capri Island with Boat Ride

3. From Sorrento: Day Trip to Capri Island with Boat Ride

Discover the natural wonders of Capri on this guided full-day tour from Sorrento. Visit shops on the island and explore on your own time. Enjoy the beaches and sights like grottos and rock formations, as well as man-made landmarks like the lighthouse and marina. Leave Sorrento in the morning and drive to Nerano to board the boat and sail along the coastline along the Punta Campanella Marine Reserve. Take in views of Massa Lubrense and Ieranto's Bay on your way to Capri. Dock at Capri and take your time exploring the island, relaxing on the beach, or shopping at local boutiques. Additionally, upgrade your experience with an optional minibus tour of the island and entrance to the Blue Grotto (at your expense). Board the boat in the afternoon and sail past the island’s highlights, such as the green and white grottos, lighthouse, Marina Piccola, Faraglioni Rocks, and Natural Arch. Sail back to Nerano and get dropped off in the evening.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

4. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

Experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula from a different perspective on a full-day boat cruise. Discover the Li Galli islets, the setting of the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens. Begin your day with a pick-up at your hotel or the nearest meeting point, and drive about 30 minutes in a bus to the Port of Nerano. After arriving at the port, set sail to the historic city of Amalfi, where you can use your time to visit the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, see the Cloister of Paradise, experience the emerald cave, or enjoy a coffee on the main square. Return to the boat and sail out into the water. Admire the beautiful church overlooking the sea in Praiano, and pass the fjord and medieval watchtowers at Furore. Make your way to the pretty village of Positano and go ashore to stroll the charming streets and find local crafts in the gift shops. Alternatively, relax on the beach and go for a swim before sailing back to Nerano. Pass the Crapolla fjord and the private islet of Isca before arriving at the port and driving back to your pick-up point

From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with Drinks and Snacks

5. From Sorrento: Capri Boat Tour with Drinks and Snacks

Discover the beauty of Capri island on this yacht tour from Sorrento. Stop to swim in the crystal clear water at two stunning bays. Take advantage of the chilled beer and cola onboard as you sail along. Board a comfortable boat at the Sorrento Port and snap panoramic pictures of Sorrento as you sail away to Capri. Soak up some sun on the way to the colorful fishing villages of Marina Grande, Marina di Puolo, and Marina della Lobra. Uncover Roman archaeological sites and old towers of Saracen pirates. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of the island. Sail through the channel to see the White Grotto, the natural arch, the Tunnel of Love, and the Faraglioni rock formation. Disembark at Marina Piccola where you can have some free time to explore the bay, stop at a seaside restaurant, go down the shopping road, visit La Piazzetta di Capri square, or have a delicious ice-cream. Finish your tour with a trip to the Green Grotto, the Punta Carena lighthouse, and the Blue Grotto. After the tour, return to your starting point in Sorrento harbor.

Capri Private Full-Day Boat Tour from Sorrento

6. Capri Private Full-Day Boat Tour from Sorrento

Enjoy a private boat tour to the glamorous island of Capri, departing from Sorrento. Marvel at the private villas and coves of the Sorrentine Penisula on one side, and the island of Capri on the other, with Naples and Mount Vesuvius behind you as you cross.  Upon arrival, sail to some of the fabled island sites, such as the Blue Grotto, known for its electric blue light. Once the private bath house of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, it was abandoned for centuries as it was feared it was cursed. Swim in the turquoise waters of the Green Grotto, splashing about under a natural arch, or admire the rock formations of the White Grotto, where a beautiful building can be spotted high above the cliffs.  Go to the lighthouse of Punta Carena, built in the Marina Piccola in 1862, and marvel at the gleaming yachts of the rich and famous. Cruise through the natural hole of the I Faraglioni, a backdrop to many ads. Dock in the Marina Grande to explore Capri on land. Walk through the gardens of the Villa San Michele, and learn about the emperor Tiberius at Villa Jovis. Take in the views from Monte Solaro, the highest peak of Capri, and enjoy a drink at the chic Hotel Quisisana. Lunch recommendations will be provided, or you are free to find your own quaint little café or restaurant. Catch a cab to Anacapri at the higher limits of Capri, and enjoy the hairpin bends of the scenic road to the island’s limits.

Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

7. Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

The first stop will be Positano. Along the winding roads of the coast and crossing the Monti Lattari you will have the opportunity to admire views otherwise difficult to find. Positano is very famous for its fashion and art stores, stroll through the narrow streets, reach the beach where you can admire the town perched on the mountain that blends with the surrounding landscape and crystal clear waters. Take incredible photos of your vacation. The second stop will be the famous Sorrento. Located in a picturesque position on a terrace overlooking the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is the most famous town on the Sorrento coast. It fascinates tourists and visitors with its breathtaking views, the landscape of gardens and citrus groves, the marina, the charming old town, an interesting historical and religious architecture. town enjoyable in every season of the year. Stroll through its narrow streets to admire the stores and boutiques of great quality. Finally head explore the ancient city of Pompeii, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. Walk through the famous archaeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the ancient Roman city preserved by the volcanic ash that once covered it. Eventually return to Naples with your driver.

From Naples: Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

8. From Naples: Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Full-Day Tour

SORRENTO - Perched on a cliff of oranges, lemons and olive groves, Sorrento overlooks the Gulf of Naples, overlooking Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields and is, with its incredible landscapes, one of the largest cities of the Sorrento Peninsula. The origins of the name of Sorrento blend with the ancient myth of the Sirens. Probably founded as a Greek colony, it was later invaded by peoples of different dominations until the arrival of the Romans. During the Roman period it was known as Surrentum. The city was so special and charming, that it became a favorite holiday destination for the Roman patricians. It is in this city that Torquato Tasso lived part of his youth to which is dedicated a square, also several actors, such as Sofia Loren, have made films of international success. Sorrento has several areas with panoramic points overlooking the sea, numerous pebble beaches with equipped facilities, a quaint old town with craft shops and restaurants of Neapolitan cuisine. There's also a museum, the Museo Correale, with evidence of painting and decorative art and local archaeology, various centuries-old churches. These include the Convent of San Francesco complex with its arches, the Cloister and the variety of plants, and the Marina with the small fishing village that retains the charm of ancient times. POSITANO - This is the pearl of the fascinating Amalfi Coast, which extends vertically like a crib set in the rock. The sea can be reached through small alleys made of white stone, full of craft shops and restaurants offering menus of local and international cuisine, mainly based on fresh fish. From the sea, you can admire the colors of the city with its white houses decorated with fuchsia bougainvillea flowers, the bright green that colors the Lattari Mountains and, finally, the silver gray beach pebbles. It is a magical and seductive view that attracts many tourists and artists every year. A poor fishing village until the boom of tourism in the late 1950s, Positano is now among the most visited places on the Amalfi Coast. From afar, Positano looks like a small hill where pastel-colored houses with red roofs are all standing next to each other overlooking the bay. Some in fact describe it as a living crib! When you walk in Positano you feel captivated by its simple but extraordinary beauty, the sea can be seen practically everywhere and you will have a wide choice of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Over the years Positano has also become famous for its fashion in linen dresses, leather shoes and leather bags: a real surprise for women who love windows! Another point of interest for those interested in architecture is the church of Santa Maria in the center of the village which also houses works of art dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. AMALFI - Amalfi is a town in the province of Salerno, located on the southern side of the Sorrento peninsula, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997. Very charming place, rich in history and culture but at the same time renowned tourist destination because of its beautiful coastline, Amalfi is one of the oldest Maritime Republics in Italy, known as the Duchy of Amalfi, and its origins date back to the fourth century AD. The Maritime Code of Amalfi, better known by the name of Amalfi Tables, had a great influence until the seventeenth century, is preserved in Palazzo Morelli, where there is the popular house and the Civic Museum. According to a legend the town takes its name from Amalfi, a nymph loved by Hercules, the pagan god of strength, but his love was short-lived: Amalfi died and Hercules wanted to bury it in the most beautiful place in the world, and to immortalize it gave the city the name of his beloved. As for the economy, we can say that most of the land for agricultural use is intended for the production of the special Amalfi Lemon.

Sorrento: E-Bike Tour and Food Tasting with Capri View

9. Sorrento: E-Bike Tour and Food Tasting with Capri View

Embark on an e-bike around Sorrento and discover the magical views. Cycle up Mt S. Costanzo, marvel at the iconic views before heading to visit a farm and tasting local produce. This tour will let you discover the charming corners of the Sorrento Peninsula, places immersed in nature that have not been yet contaminated by mass tourism. Departing from Sorrento, we will bike along the panoramic road of Marciano, overlooking Capri and the sea of the Gulf of Naples, until the hamlet of Termini. We will briefly stop there to rest a little bit before biking uphill to Mt S. Costanzo. Reached the mountaintop, we will leave our bicycles and walk to the chapel to enjoy a breath-taking view on the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno. We will then proceed downhill towards the promontory of Punta Campanella, the edge of Sorrento Peninsula, an archeological site dominated by an old guard tower and the majestic lighthouse. The atmosphere is magic: we will rest immersed in the sounds of nature in complete peace. We will then visit the holiday farm "Fossa Papa" where we will taste local products while enjoying an amazing view of Capri, right in front of us. After the tasting, we will go back to Sorrento.

Sorrento Coast and Capri Full-Day Boat Tour

10. Sorrento Coast and Capri Full-Day Boat Tour

Board a traditional boat in the port of Piano di Sorrento and then cruise along the magnificent coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in a small group of no more than 12 people. Admire the ancient fishing village of Marina Grande and continue past the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna to see the waterfall flowing from the rocks. Upon arrival at the jetsetter island of Capri, take a tour of the island to discover natural highlights such as the sea caves of the White Grotto, and Green Grotto. Marvel at the rock formation of the Arco Naturale and see the magnificent Casa Malaparte perched on Punta Massullo. Sail past the Faraglioni rocks and lighthouse of Punta Carena, and stop to swim and snorkel in the azure waters along the way. Go ashore in the afternoon to shop at the boutique stores. Enjoy a limoncello tasting aboard the boat before sailing back to Piano di Sorrento.

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Excellent tour. Our guide Nunzia was very informative. We had plenty of time to explore Sorrento, Postiano and Amalfi. Lunch was in a lovely restaurant overlooking the sea. We were impressed with our driver too. Everything was well organised. I would highly recommend this tour.

Simple, fun visit to Amalfi and Positano. Bus ride through the mountains is harrowing but fun (like all driving there). The boat crew was excellent and showed us islands and coastal feature. Comfortable and easy ride, everything on time.

Our guide Gabriel Casavaga went over and above the call of duty to make sure that I was okay due to my issues with shortness of breath. He was also very engaging with lost of good information and facts.

Martina was an excellent guide, pointing out all the highlights along the way, providing wonderful narrative and managing the crazy Amalfi coasts roadways like a true pro!

a must do trip if visiting amalfi - also recommended adding the swimming stop