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Sorrento Private tour to Herculaneum, Positano, Ravello and Amalfi

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Culture: 10/10

Food: 6/10

Relax: 7/10

Nature: 10/10

SHORE EXCURSION SORRENTO: HERCULANEUM & THE AMALFI COAST TOUR

COMBINING HISTORY AND BEAUTY IN A ONE DAY TOUR Our Sorrento Shore Excursion of Herculaneum & The Amalfi coast are between 8-9 hours from Sorrento port and includes Herculaneum the roman ruins, Ravello, Atrani, Amalfi the main town of the Amalfi Coast, Conca Dei Marini home of the emerald grotto, Furore, Praiano and Positano the diamond of the coast. The Herculaneum & the Amalfi Coast Tour will begin with us picking you up from your hotel, we will leave in the direction of Herculaneum. Your Private Driver will make stops for you to take photos of the beautiful view of Naples and Versuvio from the coastal road Herculaneum

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SHORE EXCURSION SORRENTO: HERCULANEUM & THE AMALFI COAST TOUR

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    from 430€

    price varies by group size

    • Duration: 9-10 hours
    • Sorrento Coast
    • All year around
    • Taking safety measures
    1

    Positano

    1 hour

    2

    Amalfi

    30 minutes

    3

    Ravello

    1 hour

    4

    Light lunch

    45 minutes

    5

    Herculaneum

    1.5 hours

    Herculaneum

    When we arrive in Herculaneum, we will stop for a couple of hours at the famous ruins of Herculaneum. At the feet of Mount Vesuvius, 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. Herculaneum 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. A basic plan of the town was mapped out and much of the portable remains removed but eventually these tunnels collapsed and were closed down. The modern towns of Resina and Portici grew up over the site and knowledge of where the entrances to the tunnels were was lost to the scientific community. When we leave Herculaneum we will head towards Ravello We drive to the top of the Monti Latteri (The names comes from the goats in the area which provide a good quality of milk), Where your Private Driver will stop so you can admire the view of the Naples bay The area also produces Provolone del Monaco which is a famous high quality cheese.

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    Ravello

    Our Private Driver Guide will stop in Ravello, Perched on steep, terraced slopes, closer to the sky than the sea, with its unique breath taking view of the Amalfi coast, it is a place blessed with beautiful gardens, quiet lanes, sleepy, sun-drenched corners. Ravello provides unforgettable views over the azure coast below. An ancient medieval town known all over the world 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. Dropping back to the coast from Ravello, Your Private Driver will take you on the corniche road of the Amalfi Drive The Amalfi Drive is a famous Winding road with breathtaking views of the beautiful stretch of coastline on the Mediterranean where we will stop in a number of places giving you opportunities to take memorable photos. UNISCO awarded the Amalfi Coast a well deserved spot on the World Heritage list in 1997. Continuing our drive to Amalfi, we will pass through the Dragon Torrent Valley, named after a famous legend that here lived a terrifying dragon who breathed fire from his nostrils.

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    Amalfi

    Our Private Driver will take you to Amalfi where there will be a plaque that welcomes tourists which has 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 paradiso, 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. where 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. Your Private Tour continues west from Amalfi, on the increasingly spectacular corniche road of the Amalfi Drive When we arrive in Conca dei Marini, you will find the famous Grotto dello Smeraldo, “The Emerald Grotto” a marine cave of luminous emerald waters that you can visit if you wish. Just beyond it, the road passes the fjord of Furore, one of the coast’s most impressive gorges, before arriving at the village of Praiano, and then followed by the most scenic and majestical village of Positano.

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    Positano

    The very famous vertical village, the jewel of the Amalfi Coast, thanks to its picturesque landscapes. Our Private Driver Guide will take you to the heart of Positano, where you can stroll through the narrow streets to the main beach passing by stylish boutiques, outdoor cafes and restaurants. Positano has been featured in several movies including the very famous ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. Also very well known for the Linen, Handmade Sandals & Ceramics. 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. From Positano our driver will driver you back to Sorrento port in time! We are always ensure we drop you off one and a half hours prior to your ship sailing.

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    What's Included

    • Mercedes Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking driver
    • All tolls
    • Parking
    • Petrol
    • Taxes
    • Entrance tickets
    • Authorized guide in Herculaneum
    • Lunch
    • Gratuity can be paid to the driver at your discretion.

    Notes & advice

    • The Itinerary for SORRENTO PRIVATE DAY TOUR: HERCULANEUM & THE AMALFI COAST TOUR 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.
    • All our Private cars have air-conditioning.
    • All our Private cars are fully insured.
    • All our Private Drivers Guide are native Italians that speak English and are very experienced and knowledgeable but they are not allowed to come with you in the Churches or ruins.
    • Our Private Drivers will be happy to recommend restaurants to suit your dining preference.
    • We reserve the right change the order in which we visit the sites.
    • This tour may be shortened depending on the traffic conditions and on your cruise ship schedule.
    • We always ensure we drop you off one and a half hours prior to your ship sailing
    from 430€

    price varies by group size

    • Duration: 9-10 hours
    • Sorrento Coast
    • All year around
    • Taking safety measures

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