This full day excursion includes one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Amalfi coast with a visit to the Pompeii ruins and a lunch at the Vesuvius, the active volcano that buried under meters of ash the city of Pompeii in 79 A.D.
Following a morning pick-up from a schedule of Naples hotels, drive to Pompeii to visit the ruins. During this section of the tour, there will be an assistant to answer your questions.
Arrive in Pompeii and join a tour guide. Located under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted in the last 100 years, Pompeii is as fascinating as it is mysterious. With its perfect stone-paved streets, houses, temples, a Forum, and theaters, it provides an almost complete picture of what was once a thriving Roman city.
You will tour the ruins for approximately 2 hours, as your guide leads you through the theater, the necropolis, the Thermae, and some aristocratic houses that were owned by the city’s richest citizens. Continue to a local cameo and corals factory, close to the ruins, to watch the manufacturing process. There will be about 30 minutes of free time to shop for souvenirs, before you head for lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue after lunch with a drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Sit back and relax as panoramic vista after vista passes you by. You will pause for photo opportunities from the top of a hill in Sorrento and Positano, and continue to visit a typical ceramics workshop. End your tour with a 30-minute break in the town of Amalfi. Lying at the foot of a deep ravine, and surrounded by steep cliffs, it is a dramatic location to grab a coffee, or gelato, and simply watch the world go-by.
Your driver will then take all guests back to Naples, for a drop-off at their respective hotels.
This full-day trip combines an overview of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with a visit to the stunning remains of Pompeii, and a lunch at Vesuvius, the brooding volcano that buried Pompeii under ash back in 79 AD.
In case of last minute bookings, please contact the tour operator in order to confirm the reservation and the meeting point.