A shore excursion with history and beauty, Herculaneum and the Amalfi Coast tour covers all the main highlights and spectacular views on every bend of the Amalfi drive
Our Shore excursion is between 8-9 hours from Naples Port, Salerno Port, Amalfi port, Sorrento port. Starting at 8.00am and includes: Herculaneum ruins and Amalfi coast (Positano, Amalfi, Ravello).
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Herculaneum is at the feet of Mount Vesuvius and is also known as Ercolano
Herculaneum is known throughout the world for the remains of its Roman city buried, together with Pompeii, under the pumice & ashes provoked by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
This Roman town was originally discovered when a well was being dug in the 18th Century at a depth of 50 – 60 feet below the surface.
Initially a series of shafts and tunnels were dug to strip the site of any saleable valuables by robbers. However, between 1749 to 1765 Herculaneum was explored on a more scientific basis for the Bourbon Kings of Naples and the Two Sicilies.
Positano is very well known for Linen, Handmade Sandals & Ceramics.
In the heart of Positano, you can stroll through the narrow streets to the main beach passing by stylish boutiques, outdoor cafes and restaurants.
Positano is very famous known as the vertical village, Its the jewel of the Amalfi Coast, with its breathtaking landscapes.
Positano has been featured in several movies including the very famous ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’.
The church of Santa Maria Assunta is also worth visiting which features a dome made of Majolica tiles as well as the thirteenth century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna.
On a plaque that welcomes tourists to Amalfi there is a famous phrase written by Tuscan writer Renato Fucini which best describes the Amalfi town –
“ Il giorno del giudizio, per gli Amalfitani che andranno in paradise, sará un giorno come tutti gli altri”
“The day of judgment, for Amalfitans that go to Heaven will be a day like any other”
The main town of the Amalfi Coast lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery.
You can take a relaxing walk in the main Square Pizza Duomo and visit the beautiful cathedral of St Andrew, Museo della Carta (Museum of handmade paper), the ancient dockyards, or simply try a delicious gelato and admire the view of the waterfront.
Located in the hills above Amalfi with its unique picturesque view of the Amalfi coast.
Ravello is an ancient medieval town known for its history, its excellent monuments, its magical landscapes and its patrician habitations.
Enchanting land, as it was described by the most illustrious travellers of time that elected it Country of Spirit, Only visiting Ravello can you live intense moments of true magical amazement! There are many beautiful gardens and Villas to visit, in particular Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone.
SHORE EXCURSION NOTES
- The Itinerary for the Shore excursion of Herculaneum & the Amalfi Coast is totally flexible and can be changed to your requirements.
- It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes as most of the streets are cobbled and inclined
- If visiting churches you may have to dress appropriately
- Please bring with you sunscreen and hat to avoid any sun burn
- We always ensure we drop you off one and a half hours prior to your ship sailing