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Experience one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines in the world, the Amalfi Coast, accessible from the port of Naples.

hsmcruise

13 reviews

pleasant and pretty


Provider: Independent Operator

cfinley

1 review

First time to this part of Italy! It was truly something to see! Loved the boat ride!!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Badger1948

1 review

Book on the ship ,it may cost a bit more,but the ship will wait .


Provider: Thomson Cruises

luhning

1 review

We so enjoyed the boat ride along the Amalfi coast. Pictures do not give justice to the beauty of this area. Pompeii was an added treat to see all the history that seemed as if it was yesterday. Just amazing!


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

bharrelslp

3 reviews

Very wonderful tour.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

FLSuep

2 reviews

Wow... this is also a must. Just wish our day had been nice the whole time. Got some clouds and rain in the afternoon.


Provider: Holland America Line

canuck1669

1 review

Bus ride and scenery were great. Very good Italia lunch served during our stop.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

olsense1

1 review

A great ride along the coast


Provider: Independent Operator

zetanne

1 review

Booked a private tour along the Amalfi road to Positano. THe most beautiful point in the world.


Provider: Independent Operator

krazymoi

1 review

We did the Amalfi Coast/Pompeii from Naples. A good tour but very long and exhausting. Lots of driving and fast paced but Pompeii was great to see. We had Luigi who was an archeologist and really knowledgeable.

Naples itself was dirty and there didn't seem to be any reason I would go back there.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Bobaloo66

1 review

Second time we've used this outfit for a private tour

As before, they were exceptional: right outside the building when we arrived, recent vintage 8-passenger Mercedes van, friendly, well-dressed English speaking driver/tour guide for 400 euros. He asked what we wanted to see/do and accommodated every request. Even recommended a sea food restaurant on the water in Amalfi that was tourist free (even though there were 8 tour buses parked at the small port.

Also stopped in Positano- beautiful as ever!


Provider: Independent Operator

prinsjh

2 reviews

Just beautful ride along the Amalfi coast. We had upgraded to the "exclusive Amalfi tour" so we were in a minivan which made for a more covenient and accessible tour in these small towns.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

CarolynAustralia

1 review

This was a great tour. The Amalfi is a beautiful place.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

CK57

2 reviews

This time we had a group of 6 utilizing Rome in Limo to tour up the Amalfi coast. This was very enjoyable and we had a great lunch overlooking the coast in a local restaurant at a nominal price.


Provider: Independent Operator

Cruisedog123

1 review

Positano and Sorrento and the Coast are amazing and should not be missed. We had lunch in Sorrento. We did stop at Pompeii on the way back to Naples. So a pretty full and memorable day.


Provider: Holland America Line

loveandcruises

13 reviews

Lovely boat ride with great views, and a stop in a picturesque town. A good tour for older folks and for kids.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

xlucim

2 reviews

Driving tour.


Provider: Independent Operator

series02

3 reviews

Lot of driving

Provider: Princess Cruises

frugalkk

1 review

We booked excursion on our own 1 month prior to sail date with yourtourinitaly. Our guide was awesome. He accommodated our last minute request for local food and wine and for olive tour. We drove up the Amalfi Coast and he stopped to let us take pictures. We went to Positano for shopping on our own. Then, to a local olive farm for a private production tour and to buy olive oils. Then to Pompeii for walking tour. The guide was great at avoiding the cruise ship tours. The food and wine was awesome at Fratoria La Tagliata--you have to eat here.

Provider: Independent Operator

gatorbak

1 review

Again used a smaller tour operator. Vito with "See Amalfi Coast". We opted to skip Pompeii and do the whole day on the Amalfi Coast. Visited Ravella, Positano, and Amalfi. Best Italian meal the entire trip that day. Vito recommended an amazing place to eat with great view.Vito is a great driver/guide will do whatever it takes to help you have a great day.Some of the most beautiful scenery on the trip. I feel Livorno, Rome, and Naples are the three days you absolutely must shell out for the tours to get the most out of your day.

Provider: Independent Operator

Aging Aquarian

1 review

This by far was one of the best excursions we have ever done and was well worth the dollars spent. The guide was very knowledgeable and the scenery was breathtaking! This tour included a hot pasta meal with a vase of wine and it also included a stop in 'Sorrento.'

Provider: Princess Cruises

blustig77

1 review

the first day, we did a private tour with romeinlimo(see tripadvisor) very good tour, all day, drivers very nice, flexible, took us to sorrento, positano and then a vineyard. amalfi coast is beautiful, tour was half the price of the ships, we had 3 vans, 24 people second day, we just walked thru naples, no problem with safety, nice sites, walked the main shopping street to the archaeological museum, about a 30 minute walk from ship

Provider: Independent Operator

respotrichie

1 review

The Amalfi Coast, this drive is NOT for the faint of heart. This road makes Lombard Street in San Fransisco took TAME. It is a white knuckle type of drive, but it is still worth the trip. The scenery was fantastic and our driver and guide were just great.

Provider: Independent Operator

Denvermarge

1 review

A definite must see. You drive along the beautiful narrow coastal road of Amalfi. Unfortunately, we were sitting on the driver's side and pictures were hard to take, so if you are a camera buff, sit on the right side (passenger side) Our guide continued to be very imformative and funny.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

cruzcruzcruz

3 reviews

Beautiful scenic ride with a stop in Sorrento. Another good restaurant included. For me though, Richardson's ice cream on cape Cod beats gelatto!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

la bon

1 review

who wouldn't give this beautiful, scenic coastline top marks for splendor?

Provider: Independent Operator

Neet New Jersey

1 review

Did a driving tour of the coast with a brief stop for photos. Beautiful scenery.

Provider: Independent Operator

Diplomaticus

1 review

We had an amazing tour of the Amalfi coast. Sorrento is quaint, with great little shops, and a small town atmosphere. Positano was an interesting stop, very vertical, but maybe not worth it as there is limited shopping, though I did have the best pizza of my life there. Ravello is high above the water, with spectacular vistas, and some decent restaurants. You may not think there is much there, but spend about 90 minutes walking around for some killer photos. Amalfi itself was super touristy, and there wasn't much more to it than that. We skipped Capri, but having been there before it is great. Also skipped Pompeii, but it's neat as well if you have a knowledgeable guide to tell you the history.

Provider: Independent Operator

tnacruisers

1 review

Our last day in Pompeii, the Almafi Coast, and Sorrento was fantastic and we loved our guide. He gave us a Thesis at the beginning of the tour: life 2000 years ago in Pompeii is very similar to life today. Throughout the tour he continued this Thesis, and then concluded with this Thesis at the end. From all the tours I heard about I think we had the best take on Pompeii. Although the road through the Almafi coast was beautiful, it also gave me motion sickness but we had enough breaks that I powered through. Sorrento was a perfect ending to our shore excursions and we enjoyed a real authentic Italian thin crust Margarita pizza, homemade Gnocchi and another amazing pasta dish at La Basilica Ristorante Pizzeria, followed by an authentic Sorrento Limoncello. We then enjoyed a Trip Advisor recommended Gelato at Sorrento Che Delizia, which was so close to the real thing (that we had just drank) that it felt like I was getting drunk off the Gelato! Joe Banana overall was 5/5 as well, however the tour with Sylvie was still unsurpassable and one we will never forget!

Provider: Independent Operator

vs8864

4 reviews

As before. Stunning.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

klitz

1 review

Ravello is so very picturesque. Glad we saw it and can now skip a future trip to spend a week there. Once you see the breathtaking views, there isn't much else. I would much rather go to Cinque Terra to the north.

Provider: Independent Operator

Katie Starlight

1 review

So beautiful We loved Sorrento and Positano. Carlo brought us to Bagni Delfino for lunch. Right on the water overlooking Naples Bay. Nice people, great food, what a view. unforgettable. The drive along the coast is so fabulous. Carlo from Shoreexcursionsinitaly.net stopped where we could so we could take photos. It was another great tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

LadyPaddler1

1 review

We used Viator for three different port tours. Did NOT want to go into Naples as we don't like the big city, crowded feel. We hired an single vehicle with private driver who took us down the Amalfi coast, stopped for lunch where he recommended, made several other photo-op stops and did a little shopping. He was SO nice and spoke good English and gave us lots of information. Very professional, clean, and neat. Vehicle was very clean and nice, too. Beautiful drive and so glad we did this!!

Provider: Independent Operator

artist5320

3 reviews

we did the Amalfi Coast boat tour with Pompeii. Both were unique. The coast was beautiful and the boat ride a great way to see the unusual buildings hugging the cliffs. In Amalfi we toured the Basilica of St. Andrew with his bones recovered from Egypt and buried inside the church. The church was built on a hillside and it is so much larger inside than it looks. Take the tour if you go here.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

foodiegirl50

1 review

RomeInLimo's Carmine took us for our favorite day of the entire European Journey. Unforgettable. La Tagilata- Beautiful! Could cry thinking about it.

Provider: Independent Operator

Robin Pardella

1 review

John was our guide and we saw the best of the Amalfi Coast, he was great and since there were only 8 of us it was very intimate!!!

Provider: Independent Operator

Sweet Baby James

1 review

Although it's stunning, the drive is too winding. If you get car sick, take a dramamine before going.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

surelyso

2 reviews

Long bus ride on narrow winding roads. We sat on the driver's side of the bus. If you don't get car sick, and want to see the views better, be sure to sit on the passenger side of the bus. Really enjoyed our stops in Sorrento for shopping, our stop for lunch, and the stop in Amalfi. Walked up the 60 steps to the Cathedral of Amalfi. If you enjoy cathedrals, this one is a must see. The admission was low. And the crypt of St Andrew was beautiful.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

fabnfortysomething

7 reviews

scenic trip along Amalfi coast to Positano and Sorrento followed by trip to Pompeii

Provider: Independent Operator

ArrrEnnn

1 review

Amalfi Coast: We booked this excursion through two other couples that we met on cruise critic. I do not remember the name of the company, but I could find out if anyone is interested. We went to Sorrento and Positano, and ate at an amazing (AMAZING- there's that word again) restaurant. "Mamma" even came out to meet us. The food is made/grown right there, and hand rolled pasta by Mamma herself. The views are to DIE for in the Amalfi Coast! Breath taking! But--- all good things have a down side, the "tourist" spots for photography have graffiti everywhere, it's quite filthy and often disgusting (several condoms scattered on the ground. Seriously.). But, as long as you keep your head up, this trip was worth the hefty price (over $300 for two people). The cost included a three course lunch with wine. As long as you can stomach the drive back through winding roads.... it was WORTH every bite!!

Provider: Independent Operator

barcafan

1 review

Carmine was a careful and efficient driver on winding roads. He took us to a wonderful restaurant for lunch and was a good guide for the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

Provider: Independent Operator

World Gallery

12 reviews

Used All Around Italy and it was great.

Provider: Independent Operator

snow bunny

3 reviews

Highlight of the whole trip. Not to be missed despite the twisty road!

Provider: Independent Operator

glpondo

1 review

Wow! What a ride - beautiful and scary at the same time!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Crazymama2

1 review

Beautiful, but typical tourist shops

Provider: Independent Operator

Stan Clarke

1 review

What views . Not to be missed .

Provider: Holland America Line

ellay864

1 review

On leaving Pompeii we headed off on an at time hair-raising drive down the Amalfi coast. This is a stunning area with views out across the gorgeous azure sea. The road sticks very close to the edge and is very winding. There are numerous spots where cars pull up for photo opportunities and we did get to do that eventually before making our first proper stop in Positano. This is a colourful town clinging to the cliff face. Cars are allowed through on a one way route to a certain point, and this is where most tours drop off visitors. We had an hour so we headed into the pedestrianized part of the town and made our way down to the harbour. But we knew we would then have to climb back up again (slowly in my case) so we didn't have time to do much more than a quick look round and a drink before heading back. We then drove onto Sorrento where we had a bit more time. We were given the choice of staying with the driver or taking a ferry back; as the ferry would have only given us an extra 30 mins, allowing for time to buy tickets etc, we decided to stick to the original plan so had about 90 mins before having to meet the driver again. We had lunch and then explored the town. Again this is a place I would love to go back to again. My criticism of this tour (and why I've rated 4 not 5) would be that doing the 2 stops meant we got short time in both; with hindsight I would have preferred to just stop at Sorrento with a decent time to spend and relax. On arriving back in Naples our driver did give us a quick tour round pointing out main attractions from the car but we were really unimpressed. Although graffiti is a recognised problem in other cities we found Naples really dirty and messy. I've heard that the museums are wonderful but we saw nothing to make us want to explore the city more.

Provider: Independent Operator

Ginjoli

2 reviews

Amalfi and Sorrento. Excellent, informative tour guide, amazing scenery. Good value for money.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Nanagoes

1 review

Words cannot describe how lovely this is. Take a good camera. You'll be glad you did!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

dbmm

2 reviews

The Amalfi Coast is a MUST SEE! Also make sure to sit on the right side of the bus because all tourist buses can only go one way and you will have the best view of the coast on the right side. There is a stop in a ceramics shop where you can go to the bathroom or buy some souvenir. Then we stopped in the small village of Amalfi and had about 1 hour on our own. We visited the basilica. It was interesting but it took a good part of the time we had to visit it all. You have to go to the port for a good look at the city. Simply beautiful!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Miamitraveler007

1 review

Best tour of the entire trip. Wish we had more time. Amalfi Coast and boat ride was incredible.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Still Dreaming

1 review

Most beautiful place in the world.

Provider: Independent Operator

ivori

1 review

Here we hired Jack the Driver. Although Jack wasn't there Max was with a driver and he was very good. He isn't a guide just a drivers guide. He told us abut each area and answered our questions as best as possible. I give the area a 5+. What a beautiful place and would love to go back here to spend more time.

Provider: Independent Operator

Superior-Shores

2 reviews

Naples, meaning "new city" is Italy's third most populous city and the stopping off point for tours to Pompeii. It appears the first inhabitants were 9th century Greeks from the island of Rhodes but that settlement was abandoned. Founded in the 7th Century B.C. by the Greeks, Naples is one of the oldest known cities in the world that can document continuous habitation. The city soon became aligned with the Roman Republic against Carthage. The city however was soon overtaken by the Samnites who in turn were forced out by the Romans. The Kingdom of Naples then became a Roman colony. Over the years the same external forces battled and occupied Naples for short periods of time up until about 1137. From 1282-1816, Naples was officially called The Kingdom of Naples, in unison with The Kingdom of Sicily. Even then the Byzantine Empire, Spanish, and the French to name a few, sacked the city a few times During the Napoleonic War of 1815, Naples strongly supported Italian unification. During World War II, Naples earned the distinction of being the most bombed city of the war. The rebirth of the city was signified by the reconstruction of the church of Santa Chiara which was destroyed during an allied bombing raid. From 1950 to 1984 the Italian government provided funds for Naples revitalization. While it helped somewhat, high unemployment and waste disposal issues continue to plague the city to this day. The city is synonymous with pizza which originated in that city. For cultural interest the city is best known for romantic guitar, the opera, and the mandolin. Upon exiting the ship we found our driver with only minor difficulty. Our tour today would take us high into the mountains, along cliff edges, and up to some incredible scenery. Arturo, our driver was full of information and a very capable driver for handling the narrow winding roads. Our first stop was Ravello, Italy perched high on a cliff. Although not on the Amalfi Coast, it does signify the beginning of the Amalfi Coast, perhaps one of the most scenic drives in the world. Ravello is a small and quant town with scenery everywhere and of course the souvenirs we never buy. There was no pressure to buy anything and time spent was all too short. Continuing on the coast drive, we descended into the city of Amalfi, which is typical of the towns on the coast drive except that it is the largest, next to Sorrento, our ultimate destination. Along the drives we were often stopped by large busses traveling in the opposite direction, needing to negotiate curves not fit for an SUV to negotiate. Somehow they do make it without falling off a cliff. The tour lasted all of six hours and before we knew it we were in Sorrento for a late lunch and an opportunity to take a ferry boat back to the port of Napoli where our cruise ship waited for us. Arturo was excellent, pre-purchasing tickets for us and even walking us to the ferry to make sure it left on time, or left at all. The ferry ride back to the port of Napoli was wonderful providing a different perspective of the coast line and especially of Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that devastated Pompeii.

Provider: Independent Operator

msupovitz

1 review

marvick5520

2 reviews

Other than a bit of confusion waiting to disembark for the tour, things started to get better. The tour took us from the Port to Amalfi coast, the view was spectacular and we have our usual stop along the way until we arrive at Sorrento when we had about an hour free time exploring the old city. Then we head for the pre-arranged lunch for a "real Italian" meal. After lunch, bus ride to Salerno for a boat ride to Amalfi. Traffic was a bit busy considering May 1 is a holiday and single lane winding thru the coast. The boat ride is worth it as the approach to Amalfi is something. We had another hour or so to explore the town. A must see is the Cathedral (3 Euro entrance fees). Check out the local shops or enjoy an ice cream before heading back to the Pier.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Wj420

3 reviews

And Pompeii... the highlight of the trip! Most gorgeous scenery! Lovely village , nice quick shopping opportunity! Pompeii is a must see!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Kisyulya06

4 reviews

The bus ride was very long, we spent close to 5 hours on the bus. Because the road is so narrow we spent allot of time in traffic. Did not really see Positano. Drive is beautiful if you are sitting by the window, on the other side of the bus we saw nothing. Perhaps they should use minivans instead of large buses, would be less traffic and we could see more of the area.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

blueskiessail

3 reviews

We spent a day here, wandering through the many towns along the coast with Nicloa at Amalfi Car Service. He has grown up in this area and was filled with a lot of info and fun facts! Our favorite and last stop was Ravello, that was charming and had many nice restaurants to choose from! Since we were in the minivan, we could drive down many streets that that large coach buses could not even get near. This tour was extremely reasonable and an enjoyable 9 hours in the amazing area!

Provider: Independent Operator

HRISGirl

1 review

The Amalfi coast drive was absolutely beautiful. It would have been better if we stopped more often to enjoy the views. I thought the Sorrento and Amalfi coast was more beautiful then the French Riviera.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

lexmiller

10 reviews

In Naples, we booked shore excursion NP08, Exclusive Amalfi Coast, Positano, Sorrento & Pompeii. Although this excursion is a hefty 9 1/2 hours long, we recommend it highly. We saw SO MUCH and we are so glad that we did, because this past summer on our cruise, Naples was a repeat port of call for us so we were able to see completely different things. That is the benefit of having some repeat ports of call as then, you can branch out and see other sights, things that you missed the first time around. The NP08 excursion was fantastic - everything that you see is a MUST (Positano, WOW!!!, and Pompeii, OF COURSE!!) and others before me have described it all, so let me focus on our lunch at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Vittoria Sorrento. This lunch was pre-booked as part of the excursion. The hotel is lovely, situated on the cliffs in Sorrento on the water with a spectacular view of Mt. Vesuvius. The dining room was formal yet relaxed, with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. The food and included wine were outstanding. My husband and I spoke about returning some day in the future, not on a cruise, and staying in this hotel, as it was that lovely, tasteful, quiet.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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