POMPEII SORRENTO POSITANO
The Archeological Excavations of Pompei and drive to Sorrento and Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
Pick-up at 8:00 AM at the Naples pier where your ship will dock. Your driver will have a sign with your name on it and a smile to welcome you.
This tour is designed for those who wish to visit Pompei excavations and return to the ship for relaxation. Your tour guide will take you directly to Pompei.
POMPEI - Tour of the Excavations -Approximately 2 ˝ hours.
A walk among the excavations of Pompei is a unique experience. It is a journey into the past: one captures the feeling of life in ancient times, public and private. The excavations have produced not only many treasures, but also many objects that are less precious but extremely useful for the understanding of everyday life during the years of the Roman Empire. In the buildings of these towns - from the monumental to the most simple - the ancient world appears in all its complexity.
Drive along the Amalfi Coast from Naples to Sorrento
and Positano. Various stops along the way between locations for picture taking
Shopping and exploring, lunch on your own -The scenic route has majestic views, winding curves and the return is by a climbing mountain route.
Return to the ship by 6:00 PM
From Naples Port drive diretly to Sorrento –(75 min) of leisurely travel.
A day of marvellous natural scenery begins driving towards Sorrento along the coast. The great attraction of this land is in its natural beauty. This is the land of Ulysses and the Sirens. A rich geothermal area, rich in abundant eruptions, rich in passions and in history, home of the sacred and of the profane. This is a land that has inspired writers and musicians and painters the whole world over.. The coastal road is one of the marvels of Italian scenery, citrus groves, vineyards, and olive groves that softly pour down the slopes towards the sea. The road follows the tortuous coastline, where curve after curve opens up incredible views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius and Capri. The coast is high, craggy and rocky, with sheer limestone cliffs that crumble into the sea, coves and rocky shores. We descend towards Sorrento on steep roads, lined by walls that protect the rich vegetation. We stop on several occasions for a better view of the incredibile and for picture taking. Finally we reach the haunted Sorrento peninsula with its medieval watch towers and silver olive groves shimmering in the summer haze - this is the land of the Tarantella, of nativity scenes, of cameos and corals and of inlaid wood. Today the city and its Bay possess the same fascination that she had when Cicero and Lucullus built their homes there 2000 years ago.
We stop in Sorrento, home of the oldest inlaid wood factory in Europe, see the workmanship of the artisans, stop for a typical lemoncello and shopping time in the historical center.
As lunch time approaches we return to our vehicle and drive to Positano ( 20 min.) and continue our voyage of the Sirens towards a little town cropped up on the hillside like a nativity scene. Postano is so picturesque that it looks unreal with its houses clinging to the hillside. The narrow streets lined with boutiques run downhill between the houses flowing onto the wide beach below. Yes, it is a dream place, and it’s yours. Here you relax and take time for exploring and have lunch on our own. Maybe take a dip in that blue and green water that is so inviting. Across the way are three solitary rocky islands that were considered to be the dwellings of the Sirens, mythical figures that attracted seafarers with their chants, often causing them to wreck.