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From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

1. From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Discover the Amalfi Coast on a guided day trip from Naples or Sorrento and explore the secluded cliffside towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Take a speedboat to Amalfi from Positano and enhance your day with optional light lunch and boat tour. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before boarding a small bus to your first stop, Positano. Venture into this secluded village with your guide, who will drop you in the centrally-located Amerigo Vespucci Square with views of the beach. After an introduction from your guide, enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and colorful shops. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores before embarking on a panoramic speedboat ride to Amalfi. Personalize your 2 hours in the town of Amalfi with options including a boat trip along the coast. Select the lunch option and choose from a variety of gourmet sandwiches with 1 bottle of water. Alternatively, take time to explore the historical town on your own. If exploring by yourself, don’t miss the iconic Sant'Andrea Cathedral, home to eclectic Byzantine, Norman, and Moorish architectural styles. Finally, visit the beautiful town of Ravello, with its pretty streets and gelato shops. Enjoy an hour at your leisure for sights like the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its picturesque gardens overlooking the sea, before your journey back to Sorrento or Naples.

Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

2. Naples: Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Visit the Amalfi Coast on a day trip from Naples. Take in Sorrento from the sea. Visit Amalfi and Positano, with the option of exploring Ravello too. Admire incredible scenery worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage listing. From the convenient meeting point in Naples, you will transfer to the port of Torre del Greco. From there, set sail to Sorrento, enjoying the amazing Mount Vesuvius in the background and learning about its tragic history from your expert guide. Admire the beauty of the Sorrento coastline: the panoramic terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the Protected Sea Area of Punta Campanella. When you arrive at Amalfi, you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the cathedral of Saint Andrew. Depending on the option chosen, you can also visit Ravello, a resort town, where you can see the Villa Rufolo and its serene garden, which offers a breathtaking panorama over the entire Gulf of Salerno. Then you will depart for Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, famous for its narrow streets, small shops, and colorful pottery. You will have some free time here to explore before relaxing on board for the journey back to Naples.

Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

3. Sorrento: Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

See the iconic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines from the comfort of a boat on a full-day trip. Get picked up from Sorrento before setting sail from Piano di Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Sit back and admire the enchanting beauty of the Sorrento Coast with the iconic Mount Vesuvius in the background as you glide over the Mediterranean Sea.  See terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella on your journey. Hug the coastline to then admire the iconic Amalfi Coast, passing by Li Galli Island, the charming towns of Nerano and Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before docking in Amalfi.  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace, soaking in its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the Amalfi Cathedral. Choose to hop onto a minivan to visit the village of Ravello, where you can see the splendid Villa Rufolo and its verdant gardens, or choose to spend your time getting to know Amalfi. Next, set sail again to make your way to Positano, also known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast.  Discover the town's famous narrow streets, traditional shops, and colorful pottery in your own time before jumping back on the boat for a relaxed sail back to Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be dropped off back at the starting point.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Scenic Full-Day Drive Tour

4. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Scenic Full-Day Drive Tour

Spend a full day exploring the UNESCO-protected Amalfi coast on this tour from Sorrento. Travel along the road known as the Amalfitana and admire the stretch of coastline famous for its natural beauty and charming towns. See the Li Galli islands and the isle of Capri in the distance. Start with pickup from your hotel or nearest advised meeting point, and set off on your journey. Enjoy the views along the coastline road that is built into the side of the cliffs offering a picturesque view of the sea. During the journey, make a stop for photos at a panoramic viewpoint. Once in Positano, you will enjoy 1-hour of free time stop to explore the town. Stroll through the narrow streets full of unique craft shops and boutiques, and make your way to the beautiful beach. Afterward, depart for Amalfi along the scenic road passing through beautiful villages such as Praiano, Furore, and Conca dei Marini. Take 2 hours of free time in Amalfi. You can visit the medieval Cathedral of St. Andrew or simply relax on the beach. Make your way to the last stop of the day, the town of Ravello. Use 1 hour of free time to enjoy the fantastic panoramic views of the ocean, or visit Villa Rufolo with its magical gardens suspended over the sea. Afterward, relax on your return journey to Sorrento.

Naples: Private Tesla Tour to Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano

5. Naples: Private Tesla Tour to Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano

Amalfi Coast is one of the best place in the world and you can live a wonderful tour experience spending a day in a beautiful Tesla-car. It is a luxury experience. Set a pickup with a professional driver in a suit and tie who will welcome you with a bottle of sparkling wine on board of your luxury car. Amalfi coast is famous for its breathtaking views and its different suggestive places to take photos that will make your holiday unforgettable! The pearl of the coast is Positano. Its narrow streets, the colors of the flowers and the artisan shops overlooking the sea will capture you. Then you are going to stop in Amalfi, where you can try its speciality in the city's historic centre. Don't forget to visit the big cathedral with its splendid mosaics. On the beach in Amalfi, enjoy the sun and don't forget to bring a towel and sunscreen. Last stop is Ravello, one of the oldest villages on the coast. Ravello in famous all over the world for its classical music festival but you can explore its colors visiting the gardens of Villa Rufolo (paying an entrance ticket) with its beautiful terrace.

From Naples: Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Shared Day Trip

6. From Naples: Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Shared Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the picturesque villages of the Almalfi Coast. Admire domed churches, winding streets, and the layers of pastel-colored houses perched on hills over the sea on this full-day self-guided tour. Explore each stop at your own pace and travel comfortably in an air-conditioned van.  The adventure begins in Naples with pick up from your accommodation, the port, or the central train station. Drive along the coast and arrive in Sorrento at approximately 10:00 AM. Sorrento stands on a terrace that rises steeply above the sea and is one of the most spectacular points on the Campania coast. Due to its location and mild climate, Sorrento was a favorite of the ancient Romans and their ruins can still be seen scattered about the city. Enjoy 1 hour exploring Sorrento before continuing to the next stop. Arrive in Positano and marvel at the tightly packed houses, the parish of S.Assunta with its beautiful tiled dome, and the beach below. Take 1 hour to wander through the narrow streets and check out the many shops.   Continue to Amalfi, which still preserves evidence of its prestigious past. Visit the cathedral dedicated to St. Andrew and admire the intricate alleyways. Explore Almalfi for 1 hour before heading to the last stop, Ravello. Take 1 hour to discover why Ravello is considered to be one of the hidden treasures of the Almalfi coast before returning to Naples at approximately 5:15 PM.

Sorrento and Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Tour from Naples

7. Sorrento and Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Private Tour from Naples

Start your trip from your accommodation, where your driver will pick you up. Then you will head out for a beautiful scenic ride along the Amalfi coast. Stop at the beautiful towns of Sorrento and Positano, where your driver will guide you through the picturesque streets. Stroll around the cathedral square and taste the excellent local ice cream or, if you prefer, make a stop at the paper museum. If you wish, your driver can recommend great local restaurants for you to stop at for a typical Italian lunch. Before returning to Naples, stop in Ravello, the city of music. From here you have a wonderful panoramic view of the coast of Amalfi and you can wander through the beautiful garden of Villa Rufolo, originally belonging to the powerful and wealthy family of Rufolo merchants.

Sorrento: Small Group Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

8. Sorrento: Small Group Tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Sorrento, and then drive along the scenic roads of the Amalfi Coast in an 8-seater luxury minivan. Journey directly to the enchanting coastal resort town of Positano and explore the narrow streets and souvenir shops for approximately 1 hour. Continue to Amalfi to take a walking tour of the historic center. Visit the former home of Flavio Gioia, who invented the compass in the Middle Ages. See highlights such as St. Andrew's Cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Then, travel up into the hills to explore the hilltop town of Ravello, where you will get an hour to wander the maze of narrow streets and see monuments such as the cathedral and 13th-century Villa Rufolo, where Richard Wagner got inspiration for the stage design of his opera Parsifal.

Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

9. Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Ravello is one of the most enchanting places of the Amalfi Coast and the dream destination of intellectuals, artists and musicians of the 19th century. It is here that Wagner composed the second act of the Parsifal. The medieval town is set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea. You'll visit the beautiful villas located in the town such as Villa Rufolo, where every year the international Ravello Festival takes place and Villa Cimbrone, which is famous for its scenic belvedere named the Terrace of Infinity. it is here that in 1938 Greta Garbo and the composer Leopold Stokowski spent wonderful days of love. The Nobel prize winner for literature Andre Gide has said, "Ravello is closer to the sky than it is far from the shore." In Ravello, you can enjoy the most enchanting views of the Amalfi Coast, as you are on a suspended terrace between the cobalt blue Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari Mountains. You’ll visit the Cathedral of Saint Pantaleone and, through the splendid access tower, you’ll enter into Villa Rufolo, a wonderful medieval site adorned with enchanting gardens.

From Naples: Positano, Amalfi & Ravello

10. From Naples: Positano, Amalfi & Ravello

The coastal road begins after Sorrento, runs through Positano, the fishing villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini and continues until it reaches the busy square of Amalfi, situated on the seafront with a port and a long stretch of pebbled beach. Head to Sorrento, along the famous "Costiera Amalfitana" or "Amalfi Coast." Pass through the Positano, descending the winding one-way road to the heart of the town — the busy central Piazza dei Mulini. At Piazza dei Mulini, continue by foot on the small pedestrian paths leading to the beach. These streets also lead to the cathedral and shops selling ceramics, lemons, shoes and “Positano fashion” clothing. Take a short walk back to the car and ascend the mountain to return to the main coastal road to Amalfi. In front of the port of Amalfi, there is the one and only bus station along the coast. Behind this square lies the main shopping street of Amalfi that terminates at the furthest and highest point of the town. Various bars and cafés line the street, in addition to shops selling limoncello, casual clothing, swimwear, gifts, basic groceries, and, of course, ceramics. Amalfi offers plenty to see beyond shopping: the most spectacular cathedral along the coast, the paper factory and its museum. A slow uphill drive along a very narrow road past several wineries and olive factories leads to Ravello, a rural village untouched by tourism, perched on top of the mountain cliff above Amalfi and Minori. Ravello is famous for its breathtaking views, natural beauty and ancient monuments in the gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. At the height of the season, these gardens are rich in sweet scents of blossoming fruits and flowers. There are many classical concerts held in the gardens of Villa Rufolo, located just off the main square of Ravello. Apart from the main cathedral in the square and a history museum in its basement, there are many other churches to visit; there used to be a total of 13 churches in the village. There are even a few small boutiques and souvenir shops tucked along the narrow arches of Via Roma.

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This was a great way to see Postiano, Amalfi and Ravello all in 1 day from Sorrento. The journeys were so smooth , the mini coach ride from Sorrento to Positano is beautiful you drive along the famous roads and you even get to stop to take pics at the most breathtaking sights. A decent amount of time in Positano then we got a ferry to Amalfi which was also amazing to sail along the amalfi coast , once we got to Amalfi we got another speedboat to see sights along the coast only visible by boat like the ‘elephants kissing’ after that a gorgeous ride to Ravello and another beautiful location with gardens and panaramic views easy to see why it’s such a popular wedding location. Ravello was probably my favourite, it’s like stuck in time. Giovanni was our mini coach driver and he was really great we felt safe , Lisa was a great tour guide very friendly and helpful. So happy we done this, a great day.

Great trip, shoutout to Francesco the amazing driver, not an easy drive but we were relaxed and unworried with him Also, Natalia the tour guide, super sweet girl, very passionate about the tour and the areas. Gave food tips on where to shop and where to eat. We had about 1 hour in Positano, then we took a boat ride to Amalfi town (really nice ride, not too fast and we didn’t get seasick), and then free time for about 2 hours. And after that we drove to Ravello for a quick hour before driving back to Naples

La guida Ornella è stata fantastica e Sabatino l’autista un grande nella guida! Puntuale in tutto dal pick up point alle diverse tappe! Se posso consigliare non vorrei aver fatto il giro opzionale in barca perché non ne vale la pena, meglio restare a mangiare qualcosa in più ad Amalfi.

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and addressed our needs. This tour gave a good view of the lower towns.

It was amazing! Book if you want a great Amalfi coast experience!