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Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
Salerno Cruise Tours - Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast


 



This 8-9 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or Hotel in Salerno
  • Private English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- Pompeii
Please Note: You tour the site of Pompeii independently or with audio guides (not included). If you are interested in a tour at the site with a licensed specialist, please contact us for quote.

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ISALE-02

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2 People - $540 Per Person (Private Tour)
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4 People - $356 Per Person (Private Tour)
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6 People - $246 Per Person (Private Tour)
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8 People - $189 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Antiquity, Charming Towns, Scenic Drive,
Walking Length: 8-9 Hours (traffic pending)
Walking: Difficult (uneven surfaces and steps)
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Drive Guide
Language: English

Salerno Shore Excursion - This is the most popular tour of the region. You drive along the famous and dramatic Amalfi coastline where every turn reveals new vistas. Stops include Positano and Amalfi to take in their beauty. You also visit the fascinating archaeological site of Pompeii.

After meeting you driver guide you immediately drive to Pompeii where you time to explore the site with audio guides. Pompeii was once a major port, as well as a center of wealth and politics. When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the city was almost instantly buried beneath 30 feet of volcanic ash and cinder. A huge part of the bay was also filled in with debris during the disaster, leaving the ruined metropolis some distance from today's shoreline.

This ancient site is perhaps the most famous archaeological excavation in the world. Buried for 1,700 years, the town has been resurrected and presents a clear picture of daily life in ancient times. At the height of its influence, 20,000 people lived in Pompeii, and it is estimated that 2,000 of them perished instantly when volcanic ash rained down on the city.

Next you start your drive along the Amalfi Coast which stretches about 50 miles from the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula to the city of Salerno. This drive is famous for its amazing views of quaint fishing villages and luxury hotels that cling to the cliffs above the sparkling blue sea. With each hairpin turn of the road you'll be astonished by another vista. You'll drive the most popular and dramatic portion of the coastline from Amalfi to Positano, which can easily take 3 hours (pending traffic).

You stop in the town of Positano, one of the most popular resort towns in the world. Narrow streets which are sometimes no more than staircases are lined with shops and caf╠ęs leading from the main road to the beautiful beaches below. You have time to have lunch (meal not included) while you are here.

Then you continue along the coastline until you reach Amalfi, which legend says, was created by Hercules to be the most beautiful setting possible for the final resting place of a beautiful nymph he loved. History tells us that the Romans built the town in the 5th century AD.

Later this afternoon you return to Salerno.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Salerno tours and Salerno Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Salerno tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Pompeii - 45 minutes
  • Visit Pompeii - 2 hours
  • Drive back to the coast - 45 Minutes
  • Tour the Amalfi Coast with Lunch Break - 4.5 / 5 hours (pending traffic)
  • Return to Salerno - 30 minutes