Naples Port excursions: tours to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano
Departing from the cruiser terminal in Naples you will drive directly to Pompeii. If you want to discover what life must have been like in Rome over 2,000 years ago, Pompeii is the place to visit. This ancient Roman city was destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Although this tragic event ended the lives of 20,000 Pompeian residents, the ash that buried the town served as a sort of mummification for the entire city; Archeological excavations are open to the public (entrance fee Euro 11.00 per person) between the hours of 09:00 am and 06:00 pm every day of the week, local guides can be hired at the entrance (they charge about Euro 150 for the 2 hours tour, but they are worth it) or headphones voicing explanations of the sites can be rented. Please note that since Pompeii is a popular area for tourists, we strongly recommend being cautious of your belongings!
From Pompeii we take a drive along the dramatic coastal road to Sorrento. Spectacular views of the entire bay of Naples and the Island of Capri (that was once joined to Sorrento ) are revealed as the Amalfi coast road emerges from over the mountain top. A quick drive through the town before you arrive in the city center, where you find the main shopping street, for the locals as well as tourists, with lots of shops (normally open all day every day in the summer, but during the low season usually are open between 09:00am - 01:00 pm then 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm).
Leaving Sorrento your tour continue with a drive along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Positano and, descending the winding one-way road, bypassing many local restaurants, we get to the heart of the town - the busy central Piazza dei Mulini that is connected to a narrow downhill path and a few flights of steps that lead to the seafront. All streets leading to the waterfront are for pedestrians only so we must drop you off at the Piazza dei Mulini. The only way to reach restaurants situated on the beach that serve fish that have been caught the same morning, such as La Cambusa and Chez Black, is to go by foot!
These streets also lead to the cathedral, shops selling ceramics, lemons, shoes and “Positano fashion” clothing. Positano is alive at night as well as during the day with exotic nightclubs such as “Music on the Rocks” and various bars and cafés that remain open until the sun begins to rise over the horizon.
There is a short walk back uphill in order to return to the car. In the afternoon, return to Naples port on perfect time to board your ship.
Please note: The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour. Included
Never miss the ship + no worry refund/cancellation policy (read more)
Pick up/drop off directly at your ship gangway
A fun and informative private English speaking driver to lead you through the day.
Private transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped Mercedes Benz vehicle
Free wi-fi and fresh bottled water on board
All taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline
No hidden costs
Entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
Gratuities (entirely at the client's discretion)
Prices per party (NOT PER PERSON)
Party of 1-2 people EURO 490 Party of 3-4 people EURO 550 Party of 5-6 people EURO 600 Party of 7-8 people EURO 650 Party of 9+ people ASK US
Availability and scheduleDepartures: Daily (all year round) Pick up/drop off location: Your ship gangway (your driver will be waiting for you on the pier, holding a sign with your name on it). Departure time (customizable to suit your needs and your ship schedule): 8.00am Tour duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Things to note:
The above itinerary is just an example and includes the highlights; please feel free to customize it to suit your travel needs, directly with your driver on the day. Being a private tour you will have the complete control of the day with the freedom to choose exactly what to do and see.
Cash payment on the day: the payment will be made cash (Euro currency) at the end of the day, directly to your driver. During the booking procedure you will provide your credit card details just to guarantee your booking (no charge will be made). If you need to get some cash from an ATM, please let your driver knows before the end of the service.
Payment by credit card at time of booking: credit card payment must be made at the time of booking because drivers cannot accept credit card payments on the day. Please advise us at the time of reservation.
Please note: for shore excursions we highly recommend the cash payment option, because in case your ship will not dock in port due to weather conditions, itinerary change, etc. you don't need to pay the bank fees necessary to refund you the total pre-paid amount.
No charge or penalty for tours cancelled at least 7 days in advance
6 to 3 days prior - 50% of cost of service
48 hours or less or NO SHOW - full forfeiture
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.)
NEVER MISS THE SHIP - GUARANTEED TIMELY RETURN TO YOUR SHIP
We have been offering shore excursions for a very long time and we never had a customer that missed the ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
PS. We know very well that on the ship they try to terrorize you, saying that if you reserve your day with a private tour company and you are late, they will not wait for your return and you will miss the ship. As you can imagine, in cases of bad traffic, accidents, etc. the big buses they use have to wait in line just like all the other vehicles, and if you are on one of our small vehicles it will be much easier to find alternative routes to bypass the traffic problems.
WORRY FREE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
No charge or penalty if you cancel your tour up to 7 days prior the date!
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.) and if your tour has been paid in advance, we will refund you.