Sorrento
10/26/2020 12:00 AM
10/26/2020 12:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Sorrento: The Ancient City of Pompeii - 6 Hours
Travel outside along the coast today with your driver to the ancient site of Pompeii where your expert local guide will meet you to explore this most famous of places. The extensive and varied ruins of Pompeii now provide us with a rich history of life at the time of the Roman Empire. There are theatres, thermal baths, shops and lavish dwellings, many of which have been incredibly well preserved. After your visit you will have time at leisure for lunch before returning to your cruise ship in Sorrento.

Highlights:
  • Visit the incredibly preserved Roman city of Pompeii
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking guide at the Pompeii site (3 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Pompeii site
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Sorrento: The Iconic Amalfi Coast - 6 Hours
Today meet your English-speaking driver-guide and private vehicle for a half-day excursion along the stunning Amalfi Coast taking in the villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The Amalfi drive is the most romantic drive in Italy, following the road snaking along the edge of the rocky cliffs that plunge straight into the sea. Amalfi is the coast's largest town and home to the magnificent 10th-century Duomo fronted by a beautifully coloured 13th-century facade. Also be sure to admire the amazing views from Ravello’s Villa Ruffolo.

Highlights:
  • Drive along the magnificent Amalfi Coast, stopping at Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
Tour Duration: 6 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Luxury car or minivan at your disposal during the tour
  • An expert English-speaking driver-guide throughout the tour (6 hours)
  • Entrance fees to the Villa Ruffolo
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Sorrento: Capri Exploration by Private Motorboat
Explore the island of Capri in style today as you take a cruise in your skippered private motorboat. As you circle the Island of Capri you will be able to stop at Marina Piccola, a delightfully picturesque inlet that provides the Caprisi and other sun worshippers with their best beach – it is also safe for swimming. The entire cove is romantically lined with stabilimenti – elegant bathing lidos.
We suggest lunch at Al Gallo D’Oro (payable locally), which serves an excellent selection of local fare.
Travelling west, pass the beach of Marina Grande and of Bagni di Tiberio. Continue to the next stretch of coastline which consists of the high calcareous cliff with fissures and grottoes covered by lush, indigenous vegetation.
Enjoy time at leisure for shopping or perhaps a lazy swim from the boat before cruising back to Sorrento.

Highlights:
  • Private skippered motorboat to explore the beautiful island of Capri, including Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. 
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • 34-foot private motorboat (or similar) with English-speaking skipper (8 hours)
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Sorrento - Picturesque Positano - 4 hours

Today you will enjoy the perfect introduction to the perfect town- Positano. Enjoy a half day's drive from Sorrento, a short distance along the coast to visit the beautiful coastal town of Positano. You will meet your driver directly portside to set off on your tour.
 

As you head along the coast, you will enjoy these unforgettable views where mountains meet the sea and where one mountain plunges into another linking the string of small towns that not so long ago were only reachable by boat.

Today this coastline, more commonly known as Amalfi Drive is one of the most famous coastlines in the world. A clever mix of sharp crags, deep green forests that together with the sea and mountains encouraged Italians to develop three of their most beautiful towns.

The town of Positano actually spills down the hillside towards the sea in a waterfall of pink, yellow and cream villas. Visitors here can enjoy walking through the streets down to the port area and exploring those antique and quaint alleyways which are a well known hideaway for artists and writers. The American, John Steinbeck being one of the first to enjoy Positano.
 
Highlights:

  • Meet your driver portside and begin your tour of the perfect town, Positano.
  • Enjoy the unforgettable views where the mountains meet the sea on your drive known as the Amalfi drive.
  • Enjoy time to wonder the streets at leisure and explore the quaint alleyways.
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A driver for transportation during the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Sorrento - Picturesque Positano - 8 hours

Cruise along the Amalfi Drive with your local guide, a proud Campanian, for a trip to the 'vertical village' of Positano. Explore this jumble of colorful cottages clinging to the cliff and revel in its panoramic views...
Today's journey takes you on a short, but stunning trip along one of the world's prettiest coastlines - the Amalfi Drive. The roads and the tunnels represent a feat of engineering that links remote seaside villages once only accessible by boat; leave the winding roads to your guide and focus your attention on the craggy cliffs, lush forests and glittering sea. As you make your way to Positano, get all the insider insight on the local history, the colorful Amalfitani and the most photographed fishing village in Italy. Nothing can really prepare you for the sight of this seaside resort climbing a cliff beside the azure Tyrrhenian Sea; famed American writer Steinbeck said it best when he said "Positano bites deep." Its dizzying heights, hairpin curves, relentless sun and miles of uneven stairs heighten the senses and make every experience more intense. Enjoy a day of leisure exploring the town: wander through its quaint stairways and alleys, indulge in fresh-off-the-hook seafood and delicacies alla Amalfitana, browse the shops and delicatessens and linger over the view before returning to Sorrento Port. 
(Tour duration: 8 hours)

Highlights:

  • Meet your local expert drivet portside and begin a day exploring the coastline.
  • During your trip you will have the chance to explore Positano.
  • Enjoy the shopping, relaxing area, and fantastic seafood dishes that Positano has to offer.
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A l driver at disposal for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Sorrento - The Amalfi Coast - 10 hours

Amalfi Coast is one of the most photographed and most daring coastlines in the world. Sit back and relax in our Luxury Vehicle and enjoy the views, vibes and villages that have inspired poets and lovers for centuries...
Awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO, La Costiera Amalfitana is probably the world's favorite 30 miles of coastline. Leave the hairpin turns and the sheer, thousand-foot drops to your expert driver, and relax in our luxury vehicle as you travel from Sorrento Port along the Amalfi Drive - a feat of engineering with improbable roads and tunnels that link the seaside villages we'll visit today. First off is Positano, known as the 'vertical village' with its warren of uneven stairs, fashion-forward shops and inviting outdoor cafés with some of the best people-watching in Italy. Further down the coast you reach the town of Amalfi, the seat of a powerful maritime republic from the 9th to the 11th century and a maze of charming historical streets to explore. The tour continues in the charming town of Ravello, perched on a rocky spur between two valleys. One of the area's most elegant destinations, history abounds in Ravello with its striking cathedral and noble palaces. More postcard-perfect views await as you make your way back along the Amalfi Drive to Sorrento port.
(Tour duration: 10 hours)

Highlights:

  • With your local expert driver enjoy one of the most beautiful coastal drives that you will ever enjoy in Italy.
  • Beginning from Sorrento port, you will enjoy the “Amalfi Drive” following the coastline to Positano.
  • Enjoy stops along the way to soak up the magic and the breathtaking views from this drive.
Tour Duration: 10 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A local expert tour guide driver for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.
Sorrento - Pompeii - 5 hours

Venture along the Amalfi Coast for a poignant and enlightening experience at Pompeii's ruins, traveling back in time to this vibrant port town, forever frozen in ash from that fateful day in 79 AD…
Today's tour takes you along the Amalfi Coast to Pompeii with our driver, where you'll meet your expert local guide and proud Napolitana for a tour of the archeological site. In the shadow of the 'sleeping giant' Mount Vesuvius lies Italy's most favorite ghost town: a devastating eruption in the year 79 AD hit the city of Pompeii with a 100-mile-an-hour wall of rock and ash, smothering the town and 2,000 of its inhabitants. This once booming port town prided itself in its clear-cut street grid, vibrant economy and advanced plumbing system, but not all of the curiosities and charms of these ruins are immediately discernible. Thanks to the historical expertise of your local guide, Pompeii comes alive with tales of intrigue, industry and passion. The forum, the basilica and the bathhouses provide a unique glimpse of life for the average Roman; the rich decoration of the private homes and the plaster casts of the dearly departed reveal the sophistication and the struggle of the unfortunate Pompeiians. What might surprise you most as you stroll through this city frozen in ash is not be how much things have changed, but how much they have stayed the same. 
(Total tour duration: 5 hours - Guided tour in Pompeii: 2,5 hours - Entrances for Pompeii Ruins included)


 
Highlights:

  • Transported by car from the port enjoy a ride where you will meet your local tour guide for the day.
  • Visit the city of Pompeii, a town that was completely buried under cinder in one of the most disastrous volcanic eruptions.
  • Today, Pompeii provides us with first class evidence of how the way of life was during the Roman Empire.
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A driver for transportation to and from the port
  • A local expert tour guide for the duration of the tour
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour

Sorrento - Pompeii/Naples - 8 hours

Venture along the Amalfi Coast with your expert guide and driver to explore the eerie ruins of Pompeii and get to know the artistic treasures and rich history of Italy's 'City of Contrasts', Napoli...
Make your way down the Amalfi Coast road with your expert driver, who is proud to call this area home, as the 'sleeping giant' Mount Vesuvius comes into view. At its foot lies the city of Pompeii, Italy's favorite ghost town, which was covered by a 100-mile-an-hour wall of rock and ash during a devastating eruption in the year 79 AD. Join your expert local guide to learn about Pompeii's vibrant economy and advanced technology, watching the rubble and ruins come alive with your guide's tales of intrigue, industry and passion. The forum, the basilica and the bathhouses provide a unique glimpse of life for the average Roman; the rich decoration of the private homes and the plaster casts of the dearly departed reveal the sophistication and the struggle of these unfortunate Pompeiians. The tour continues in Napoli, which is spread out along the crescent shape of the Gulf of Naples. Often decried as a gritty, sometimes chaotic metropolis, the magnificent art and architecture take on deeper meaning as your guide - and proud Napolitana - shares tales of its tumultuous history and proud citizenry. Explore its churches, artisan workshops and underground catacombs, get to know the bustling port, baroque palaces and Greco-Roman relics, and see how the world's great civilizations have made their mark on the city for centuries. And when hunger strikes, your guide knows just the perfect spot to sample the city's best pizza, famous street food and legendary lemon granita before you leave! 
(Tour duration: 8 hours - Entrances to Pompeii Ruins included)


Highlights:

  • Meet your guide and driver at portside and begin your special visit to Pompeii.
  • Begin the tour with a scenic drivealong the coastline before your first stop in Pompeii.
  • Once leaving Pompeii you will head over to Naples, where the tour guide will bring the history alive for you. After exploring with your guide enjoy leisure time to wander the streets!
 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A private driver and tour guide for the duration of the tour
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour

Sorrento - Herculaneum / Naples - 8 hours

A wonderful introduction to the fascinating city of Naples and the world famous archaeological site of Herculaneum. Meet your guide as well as driver portside to set off on your adventure. 

This full day tour will take you to two very different places. We have the life, the fun, the fabulous shopping and the almost "chaos" of Naples that of course is a must on any itinerary, but prior to getting there you will take a step back in time to remember the Roman Empire for your visit to Herculaneum.

Just a short drive from Naples Center, Herculaneum, like Pompeii was badly damaged in the Earthquake of 62. It then had to deal with the eruption in 79, falling victim to the rain of ash and lipilli.

The present state of the excavations are very different to those in Pompeii. Herculaneum is much smaller and is thought to adhere more closely to the traditions inherited from the Samonite period in its customs and building practices.

As you explore these ruins and the ancient city becomes alive, you learn to understand that the main industries here were once agriculture and fishing. Learn how the lower classes once mingled freely with the representatives of families of ancient lineage. You will learn about the leisure time and entertainment that once existed here and much, much more. This is an excellent tour to introduce you to just what this area has to offer.

Highlights:

  • Meet your guide as well as driver portside to begin your excursion.
  • On this tour you will get to enjoy both the fun city of Naples, as well as taking a step back in time to remember the Roman Empire during your visit to Herculaneum.
 
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A local expert tour guide for the duration of the tour
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour
Sorrento - Isle of Capri - 8 hours

Climb aboard the hydrofoil at Sorrento Port for a day of fun 'alla Caprese' and discover what keeps the jet set coming back to the enchanted Isle of Capri, from 1st C Emperor Caesar Augustus to 20th C fashion icon Jackie O...
Your trip begins at the Port of Sorrento - the jumping off point for the hydrofoil to Capri. During the short crossing, your guide will regale you with stories of the people, places and history that have made this four-mile block of limestone so legendary. Once on the island, visit Marina Grande, the main port and a seaside gem with a jumble of multicolored traditional houses, terraced slopes bursting with Mediterranean blooms and jaw-dropping mountains rising up behind. The tour continues by funicular railway to Capri Town. Perched on the saddleback between the island's main mountains, this is where the see-and-be-seen set sips Bellinis on La Piazzetta and high fashion boutiques and artisan workshops line the narrow, elegant streets. And finally, we take a taxi over the gentle slopes of Monte Solaro to Ana Capri, the island's "second city" perched on a verdant plateau. Despite its popularity, Ana Capri still retains its original charms, with cobblers and embroiderers peddling their wares and bougainvillea draping the characteristic whitewashed houses that show a Moorish influence. One highlight of this end of the island is Villa San Michele. Built at the turn of the 20th century by Swedish physician, nature lover and Renaissance man Axel Munthe, we'll visit its lush gardens, charming museum and quaint chapel. More adventurous types might enjoy a chairlift ride up to the summit of Monte Solaro for 360-degree views of this inimitable landscape, before returning to Marina Grande by taxi.
(Tour duration: 8 hours)


Highlights:

  • A local expert tour guide will meet you at the port where you will enjoy a hydrofoil ride to Capri.
  • Enjoy time to explore the port area, locally known as Marina Grande.
  • While in Capri enjoy the breathtaking architecture the city has to offer as well as the shopping.
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A local expert tour guide for the duration of the tour
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour

Sorrento - VIP's in Capri - 8 hours

What's the best way to experience the Isle of Capri? From the water, of course! Join your captain to cruise on a private motorboat across the Bay of Naples to what just might be the world's favorite island...
Meet your English-speaking captain at Sorrento Port and board your private motorboat for the crossing to Capri. Leaving the cityscape of Naples and the citrus groves of the Sorrento Peninsula behind, the Gulf of Naples opens up before you and Capri beckons with its myriad charms. Circling this 4-mile-long block of limestone is a quick trip, leaving plenty of time to get up close and personal with some of Capri's most legendary sights, like the Bagni di Tiberio where the 1st century Roman Emperor used to swim; Lo Scoglio delle Sirene, the siren's rocks where legend has it Odysseus faced his greatest temptation and the storied Faraglioni, three staggering rock formations jutting out of the Tyrrhenian sea. Your captain is more than happy to customize the cruise to suit your needs - stop at a seaside restaurant for some fresh-off-the-hook seafood, take a dip in a secluded cove accessible only by boat (don't forget the swimsuits!) or make landfall to see and be seen with Capri's legendary jet set. You might want to check out Capri Town with its swank boutiques, AnaCapri with its artisanal workshops and Marina Grande with the boats bobbing in its harbor before returning to the boat and heading back to Naples.
(Tour duration: 8 hours)


Highlights:

  • Enjoy a private motorboat with English speaking Captain from the port across the sea towards the island of Capri.
  • While on board the motorboat enjoy refreshments and a swim in the clear blue waters if you desire.
  • Enjoy time at leisure to explore and enjoy lunch at Marina Grande.
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: Please inquire
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • A private captain and boat for the duration of the tour.
Not Included:
  • Personal items and meals purchased.
  • Additional costs accumulated during the tour.

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