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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 1 hour. Pop into artisan shops and sample the local delicacies. Continue to Positano and get an 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, get 1.5 hours of free time in Amalfi and visit the cathedral or relax on the beach with a handmade ice cream.

Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

2. Capri Island Full Day Trip from Sorrento & Boat Ride

After pickup at your hotel or at the nearest meeting point, reach Nerano's pier after a 30 minutes ride by bus, and board the boat for Capri Island. The full-day journey takes you via Punta del Capo and the Baths of Queen Giovanna, and the seat of Villa Pollio Felix, the most important Roman archaeological site in Sorrento. Sail along the Sorrento peninsula’s rocky coastline, Massa Lubrense, and Mitigliano Bay. The scenic crossing over from mainland Nerano/Sorrento Coast to Capri Island is approximately 35 minutes. Arrive on the island in the morning at Marina Grande Harbour.  Enjoy enough free time on your own as you wish, or, for an additional cost, join the recommended visit to both main towns, Capri and Anacapri, via a private minibus skip-the-line service with your guide, to save time and see more. The 1-hour boat ride around the entire island usually happens in the afternoon. Choose to follow a guided tour of the island (additional cost), or discover the island on your own. At the end of the day you’ll take the boat back to Sorrento.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise

3. 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, where the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens are set, and much more. Stop for 3.5 hours in the historic city of Amalfi and use the time to visit the Cathedral of Saint Andrew to see the Cloister of Paradise, experience the emerald cave, or enjoy a coffee on the main square. Admire the beautiful church overlooking the sea in Praiano, and pass the amazing fjord and medieval watchtowers at Furore. Make your way to the pretty village of Positano and go ashore for 2 hours 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 towards Sorrento. Pass the Crapolla fjord and the private islet of Isca before arriving back at the port of Nerano.

Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

4. Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

Taste the flavors of the Italian countryside with this family farm experience from Sorrento. Take a stroll around the farm and sample some local products. Have a delicious lunch with drinks. Meet your guide in the center of Sorrento and sit back and relax on the scenic drive into the rolling hills of the countryside. Arrive at family farm that has been cultivating lemon groves for generations. Follow the famer under canopies of lemon trees and learn about how to make limoncello (lemon liquor), olive oil, and red wine. Uncover the secrets of how to preserve meats and fruit so they can be enjoyed all year round. Find out how to grow organically and have all your questions about farming answered by your host. Savor locally grown products and sit down to an authentic Italian meal accompanied by drinks. Return to the meeting point in Sorrento.

Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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We have been on a tour with Maria and Genaro - the blond. Both very nice, very helpful. We seen so much but at the same time we could be relaxed, not rushing, not getting tired. Boat tour was very beautiful and lunch as well, simple but very delicious from the salad to the dessert. I will also like to mention the amazing samples we tried at Nino. Thanks for the amazing time.

This is the best tour ever with really stunning view, everything was well plan by Maria and the driver, they brought us to the best places of Sorrenta, Positano and Amalfi to visit and take photos, the boat trip to Amalgi coast also was really nice, I enjoyed this long drive.

Un tour excelente si quieres visitar la Costa Amalfitana, Terry nuestra guía nos explicó bastante bien sobre cada lugar que íbamos pasando, tradiciones, historia, etc. El tour ha sido muy ameno.

Absolutely first class! Andrea and Gini were fantastic and the places they took us to visit were beautiful. Highly recommend.

Andrea and the driver were amazing and friendly. It was a memorable trip❤️