Naples Private Tour Excursion Reviews

Spend the day exploring the western coastline of Italy and beautiful city of Naples at your own pace.
Our favorite place of the trip as well as our favorite guide Salvatore who will sing opera for you ...
Our favorite place of the trip as well as our favorite guide Salvatore who will sing opera for you while he drives and he's actually good! Such a friendly guide with lots of history and passion for what he does. The drive along the ... Read More
Our favorite place of the trip as well as our favorite guide Salvatore who will sing opera for you while he drives and he's actually good! Such a friendly guide with lots of history and passion for what he does. The drive along the Amalfi coast is amazing. I would hate to be in a tour bus to do it though and we were so happy we were in a van and had flexibility to stop to take photos. We went to a mountain restaurant in the village of Ravelo. Beautiful scenery again and pretty good food too. Then we were off to Pompeii for a self tour for two hours. We should have booked a guide for this portion because Pompeii is huge and the maps are not very helpful. Salvatore was kind enough to take my parents back to the ship. My step mom was having health issues so he took them back and left us at Pompeii and came back to get us. I really appreciated his flexibility. I can't wait to go back to spend more time in Amalfi and look up Salvatore and have a drink or something! Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did a private tour of Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii through seeamalficoast.com (Recommended by ...
We did a private tour of Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii through seeamalficoast.com (Recommended by Rick Steve's). Perfect! Very easy to set up through their website. This was a full day excursion along the magnificent Amalfi Coast ... Read More
We did a private tour of Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii through seeamalficoast.com (Recommended by Rick Steve's). Perfect! Very easy to set up through their website. This was a full day excursion along the magnificent Amalfi Coast and our guide Mario was the best! He met us promptly at the port in Naples and drove us along the coast, stopping along the way for pictures and the history of each location. He was fun and very informative. We hired a separate guide for Pompeii (Antonio) which proved to be another great decision. You can tour Pompeii on your own, but with a guide you are given information that makes what you are seeing meaningful. (The guide was scheduled through seeamalficoast.com. All we had to do was show up!) We saw so much in 8 hours with the personalized attention they had promised. Mario even set up lunch for us after we asked him to recommend a non touristy restaurant. It was delicious and off the beaten path. There were four people in our group. We all agreed at the end that it had been worth the price. Much better than a bus ride with 30+ people. Highly recommend this company! Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
a small group with no waiting for late comers is great
a small group with no waiting for late comers is great
a small group with no waiting for late comers is great Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did Pompeii(with Guide), Amalfi Coast, Positano and Sorrento.
Did Pompeii(with Guide), Amalfi Coast, Positano and Sorrento. Took 30 minute ferry ride back to ship from Sorrento Cost $13 Eu/person well worth it
Did Pompeii(with Guide), Amalfi Coast, Positano and Sorrento. Took 30 minute ferry ride back to ship from Sorrento Cost $13 Eu/person well worth it Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Michael met us off the boat.
Michael met us off the boat. We had grandparents with us with difficulty moving. He helped us do things we could do together or found them things to do while we did more mobile things. He had all the contacts and got us into a great ... Read More
Michael met us off the boat. We had grandparents with us with difficulty moving. He helped us do things we could do together or found them things to do while we did more mobile things. He had all the contacts and got us into a great restaurant, a fun boat trip, the blue grotto and the chair lift. He knew how to avoid the lines. Even time for shopping and Gelato. Highly recommend! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ravello, Amalfi, & Positano are just beautiful.....
Ravello, Amalfi, & Positano are just beautiful.....
Ravello, Amalfi, & Positano are just beautiful..... Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Private Mercedes van and driver for less than if we took the cruise ship bus tour.
Private Mercedes van and driver for less than if we took the cruise ship bus tour. We visited the Amalfi coast including the best pizza I have ever had. Then a tour of Pompeii. That was fascinating, I of course knew of he town destroyed in ... Read More
Private Mercedes van and driver for less than if we took the cruise ship bus tour. We visited the Amalfi coast including the best pizza I have ever had. Then a tour of Pompeii. That was fascinating, I of course knew of he town destroyed in the first century, but never know how advanced they were for their time. They even knew the earth was round. I point not proven for hundreds of years. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the WALK of the GODS.
We did the WALK of the GODS. This was a wonderful 4 mile trek along the Amalfi coast. We then visited Positano and went on to Pompeii where we had a private guide waiting for us. Carmine who toured us around Pompeii. Our driver was Enzo ... Read More
We did the WALK of the GODS. This was a wonderful 4 mile trek along the Amalfi coast. We then visited Positano and went on to Pompeii where we had a private guide waiting for us. Carmine who toured us around Pompeii. Our driver was Enzo who spoke wonderful English and took us to several places to enjoy local cuisine. Our day was Fabulous! Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We used AP Tours to do a tour of the Amalfi coast and Herculaneum with guide.
We used AP Tours to do a tour of the Amalfi coast and Herculaneum with guide. Our driver was good, though we only got 1 hour in each town and were I to do it again, I'd pick one town and spend 2 hours I think. Our guide in Herculaneum ... Read More
We used AP Tours to do a tour of the Amalfi coast and Herculaneum with guide. Our driver was good, though we only got 1 hour in each town and were I to do it again, I'd pick one town and spend 2 hours I think. Our guide in Herculaneum was amazing. Ludi if you use AP Tours. She was delightful. I hemmed and hawed quite a while about setting up my own shared tours but they filled up in days or less. Completely worth it, saved money, had more control, a smaller group of wonderful new friends - I recommend it. Naples was a highlight port. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
So glad we did this tour independently as the ship one was US$300 dearer.
So glad we did this tour independently as the ship one was US$300 dearer. A great tour, wonderful scenery. Very good tour guide who was lighthearted, informative and very relaxed. The day just flew by.
So glad we did this tour independently as the ship one was US$300 dearer. A great tour, wonderful scenery. Very good tour guide who was lighthearted, informative and very relaxed. The day just flew by. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Amalfie Coast – Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii!This time it truly was a private tour… ...
The Amalfie Coast – Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii!This time it truly was a private tour… Giovanni, our guide and driver, picked up my husband in a new Mercedes and took us out for a spectacular day that I will never forget. Fellow ... Read More
The Amalfie Coast – Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii!This time it truly was a private tour… Giovanni, our guide and driver, picked up my husband in a new Mercedes and took us out for a spectacular day that I will never forget. Fellow travellers, I want you to understand, if you can afford to take the shore excursion offered by the ship, then you can pay for a ‘private tour’, as in our case it was even a little cheaper when compared to what the ship was offering!As Giovanni, grew up and lives in the region, he knew that all the shore excursions would be heading directly to Pompeii in the morning. So he took us to Sorrento, which was beautiful and peaceful on a Sunday morning at 9:00 am. He stopped frequently along the coastline and took many pictures of my husband and I, with breathtaking beauty in the background. During the ride he found out what we were interested in and suggested places that we might want to see. By the way, this coastline is not for the faint of heart! It makes Route #1 along the pacific coast in California look like a drive in the park!Once in Positano, he gave us time to go down to the beach and walk along the shore. It’s about a 20 minute walk down, but over 45 to come up. In the meantime, he had made lunch reservations for us and an exquisite Italian restaurant, Trattoria La Tagliata, located at the very top of Positano. Not only were the views breathtaking, but this was definitely one of the best meals I have ever had. They grow everything themselves in gardens around the restaurant and the 5 course meal was a totally unforgettable experience. At this point I seriously contemplated not going back to the ship, surrounded by so much beauty! After lunch we headed towards Pompeii. I don’t know if it was because we had just left one of the most incredibly beautiful spots in the world or that we ate too much, but neither my husband nor I really enjoyed Pompeii. First, they charged us 11 euro each to get in, but then didn’t have any maps. We rented their audio tape, but it didn’t really make much sense for what we were seeing. Although we have a deep appreciation for the history of the site and it was a highlight for so many other fellow passengers, after two hours we decided that we had had enough.Giovanni got us safely back to the ship on time and when we said goodbye, it was like saying goodbye to an old friend. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
If you like art and food, take a walking and private car tour with Vesuvius Vs Pompeii Company.
If you like art and food, take a walking and private car tour with Vesuvius Vs Pompeii Company. They have outstanding guides- many of whom are experts in their field e.g. art history as well as cultural experts. Fiorella was delightful, ... Read More
If you like art and food, take a walking and private car tour with Vesuvius Vs Pompeii Company. They have outstanding guides- many of whom are experts in their field e.g. art history as well as cultural experts. Fiorella was delightful, smart and fun. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Wanted to see both Herculaneum and Pompeii and this was the way we could do both.
Wanted to see both Herculaneum and Pompeii and this was the way we could do both. Went to Heraculenum first and loved the coziness of the place. Our tour guide was very sweet and fun. Learned a lot of the history of the time. Small enough ... Read More
Wanted to see both Herculaneum and Pompeii and this was the way we could do both. Went to Heraculenum first and loved the coziness of the place. Our tour guide was very sweet and fun. Learned a lot of the history of the time. Small enough so you could get a fell for the place...esp seeing the bones still there. Pompeii was next. The place is immense. Glad we had a guide. Between the two places not sure which I would pick to see. Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fabrizio Melanaragno was the tour guide and provided us with an amazing tour of the Amalfi coast.
Fabrizio Melanaragno was the tour guide and provided us with an amazing tour of the Amalfi coast. Picked up in a Mercedes SUV and we were treated like royalty. A great ride along the coast wonderful lunch at a restaruant he chose and a ... Read More
Fabrizio Melanaragno was the tour guide and provided us with an amazing tour of the Amalfi coast. Picked up in a Mercedes SUV and we were treated like royalty. A great ride along the coast wonderful lunch at a restaruant he chose and a great day. Saw wonderful scenery and met lots of great people on our stops..Would highly recommend this tour operator. Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a private tour which took us to Positano, Sorrento and Pompeii.
We booked a private tour which took us to Positano, Sorrento and Pompeii. We had 1 1/2 to 2 hours to wander around each place on our own, which was just perfect. Getting to Positano is all along mountainside winding roads. Then the town is ... Read More
We booked a private tour which took us to Positano, Sorrento and Pompeii. We had 1 1/2 to 2 hours to wander around each place on our own, which was just perfect. Getting to Positano is all along mountainside winding roads. Then the town is built right up into the mountainside. Great to walk around and go down to the beach. Then Sorrento is much larger and you can take an elevator (or walk) down to the water. Pompeii really does require 2 hours to do on your own. Make sure you get a map and have a plan! Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Booked a pizza making course through Viator.
Booked a pizza making course through Viator. Unfortunately the local tour operator neglected to tell Viator and us that the location was closed for summer vacation. Viator did refund us.
Booked a pizza making course through Viator. Unfortunately the local tour operator neglected to tell Viator and us that the location was closed for summer vacation. Viator did refund us. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sorry, forgotten, but enjoyed it, and shopped in the port on return to ship.
Sorry, forgotten, but enjoyed it, and shopped in the port on return to ship. Good quality stuff.
Sorry, forgotten, but enjoyed it, and shopped in the port on return to ship. Good quality stuff. Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Raphael from Limousinrome met us at the port for this day.
Raphael from Limousinrome met us at the port for this day. The vehicle was nice but it was a hot day and he did not provide water (we had brought some with us). After the fact I think he did not follow the itinerary that was presented in ... Read More
Raphael from Limousinrome met us at the port for this day. The vehicle was nice but it was a hot day and he did not provide water (we had brought some with us). After the fact I think he did not follow the itinerary that was presented in advance but we really didn't have any special requests. We made a shopping stop in Sorrento, then we continued down the coast and made a stop in Positano where we could shop (I thought I told Roberto that in general we didn't want to shop, but I did purchase a nice blue jean skirt). We then had lunch at a local restaurant (surrounded by other tables of Carnival guests) and wen t on to Pompeii. By the time we got to Pompeii it was extremely hot (the older people with us did not go in, they sat in the shade) and we only had about 1 1/2 hours there. I asked Raphael at the beginning of the day (and knowing it was going to be hot) if we could reverse the route and he said no it wasn't but I have a feeling that it was only because of the lunch stop. Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a private tour with APT Tours arranged with a group from Cruise Critic.
We took a private tour with APT Tours arranged with a group from Cruise Critic. This was excellent and highly recommended. We spent 2hrs with our guide at Pompeii, then a lovely drive around the Amalfi Coast with photo stops before ... Read More
We took a private tour with APT Tours arranged with a group from Cruise Critic. This was excellent and highly recommended. We spent 2hrs with our guide at Pompeii, then a lovely drive around the Amalfi Coast with photo stops before stopping at Positano. We were a group of 10 and this small tour allowed us to be dropped right in the village. After this we were taken onto Sorrento for lunch at a lovely restaurant and then into the town for sightseeing and shopping at the market. This again was a highlight.The bus provided free wifi on the way back to Naples and this was greatly appreciated. A wonderful day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent.
Excellent. Comfortable new Minivan with 6 in it + driver and excellent English speaking guide. Could ask for changes etc and comfort breaks etc. 20 mins from ships to Pompeii, entrance free to EU over 65 (take passport). Our Guide was very ... Read More
Excellent. Comfortable new Minivan with 6 in it + driver and excellent English speaking guide. Could ask for changes etc and comfort breaks etc. 20 mins from ships to Pompeii, entrance free to EU over 65 (take passport). Our Guide was very good and officially registered. Then part of Amalfi close to Positano before going onto Sorrento Guaranteed to get you back to ship on time but it Archeological buffs - try combining Pompeii (taxi?) and the Archeological museum in Naples where most of it is kept Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We ported in Salerno, not Naples (no option in Ports).
We ported in Salerno, not Naples (no option in Ports). Met at the pier and visited Pompeii, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast, stopping in Positano, Amalfi, and for lunch overlooking the beautiful coastline. We were in a 16 person group and ... Read More
We ported in Salerno, not Naples (no option in Ports). Met at the pier and visited Pompeii, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast, stopping in Positano, Amalfi, and for lunch overlooking the beautiful coastline. We were in a 16 person group and just right for this excursion. We were the first group into the ruins at Pompeii and had a great guide. Lots of riding on this scenic drive but we were able to stop just about anywhere for photos, shopping, potty-breaks, and food. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A comment covering all we did that day....
A comment covering all we did that day.... A wonderful day weatherwise and also port-wise. Carnival's tours are so expensive that I'd organised a private tour for 17 people, including a guided tour of Pompeii, Amalfi Coast ... Read More
A comment covering all we did that day.... A wonderful day weatherwise and also port-wise. Carnival's tours are so expensive that I'd organised a private tour for 17 people, including a guided tour of Pompeii, Amalfi Coast Drive, visits to and time in Positano and Sorrento. The tour guide was excellent and she took us to all that I'd requested, and gave us a fun and informative day. Returning from Sorrento by ferry to the ship was an enjoyable end to the day. No problem getting back to the ship in time. The tour operators were most professional and fully aware and motivated that we needed to be on board by a certain time. A very good day, and we met some nice people on our tour. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line