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The Best Shore Excursion of Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano from Naples

An ideal day reliving history on this shore excursion is yours to enjoy. The day will start with our English-speaking chauffeur picking you up outside your cruise ship terminal in Naples. Your drive will take you across the city termed as one of the most beautiful places in the world before you head south towards Pompeii.
The area is rich with history and you would want to know some more about it before your visit.

Here are some noteworthy facts about Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano:

  • Mount Vesuvius is one of the most well-known volcanoes in the world. Over 2000 people were buried under volcanic ash in the eruption of 79 A.D. As a result, Pompeii was not visible anymore and was rediscovered in 1748 by a group of explorers who were surprised to find the city mostly intact. Artifacts and skeletons that were found during the excavations, have thrown light on the life and culture during ancient times.
  • Pompeii played a major role in the neo-Classical revival of the 18th century. Europe’s wealthiest and most fashionable families displayed beautiful art. Reproductions of objects from the ruins and drawings of Pompeii’s buildings have helped shape our knowledge about the artistic and architectural trends of the era.
  • Sorrento is also referred to as the City of Orange and Lemon Groves, Land of Mermaids, colors, mysteries and legends.
  • Positano, during the Middle Ages, was an important port town. In 1268, it was raided by Pisan forces. As a consequence, it was necessary to strengthen its defenses by making the town accessible only by steep roads. Fortified walls punctuated with watch towers were also built at this time.

What to Expect During Your Full Day Excursion from Naples

Your chauffeur will be taking you along the foot of Mount Vesuvius to Pompeii which is located about five miles from the mountain. In the early days, the town was a flourishing resort for Rome’s most distinguished citizens. Take in the grandeur of this historic UNESCO World Heritage Site which is spread over 108 acres! To derive full benefit of your time here, we strongly recommend that you pre-book the services of an English-speaking guide (at an additional cost).

After having been transported into history, your chauffeur will meet you outside the ruins to take you to Sorrento. Enjoy your journey as our driver recounts his personal experiences and anecdotes about the place and feel free to ask him questions, if any. Stop by picturesque locales to take pictures of breathtaking and gorgeous landscape.

The main square of Sorrento will be your next stop. You have time to inhale the natural wonder of this beautiful resort town built as a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

There are so many fascinating things to learn about this historic picturesque town where unforgettable experiences await. Take a leisurely stroll, shop at elegant stores, cool down with a gelato or take a shot of Limoncello as you create some unique memories!

From Sorrento, your chauffeur will take you along the mountainous roads towards the majestic Amalfi Coast. Once you reach Positano, you will traverse through “Viale Pasitea”, a winding one-way street that forms a loop around the center of Positano. As this is the last point accessible by car, you will disembark near Piazza dei Mulini, where our driver will wait for you.

Spend an hour walking around the area as you admire lovely houses and browse through stores selling internationally acclaimed clothing. The waterfront provides a perfect picture opportunity, so capture some timeless moments to show your friends back on the cruise ship. At the end of the day, your chauffeur will drive you back to the Naples port.

Contact us today to book your Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano excursion from Naples or request a quote online.