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Private Shore Excursion from Naples to the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Private Shore Excursion from Naples
Duration
Duration 8 hours
Type
Family Tours
Calendar
Daily

Embark on an unforgettable journey along Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast, starting from the vibrant city of Naples. Your private, English-speaking driver greets you warmly at your hotel or the port, ready to guide you through a day of breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

The adventure begins with a scenic drive from Naples, winding along the dramatic coastline towards the picturesque town of Positano. Known as the "Vertical City," Positano enchants with its cascade of colorful houses clinging to steep cliffs that plunge into the turquoise sea. As you wander through its narrow, winding streets, the charm of Positano unveils itself in every corner. You can stroll along Spiaggia Grande, the town's main beach, where the gentle waves lap at the shore, or visit the iconic Santa Maria Assunta Church, renowned for its majolica-tiled dome and the ancient Byzantine icon of the Black Madonna. The town's boutiques and art galleries invite you to discover handmade sandals, elegant linen clothing, and exquisite ceramics, each piece a testament to the local craftsmanship.

Leaving Positano, your journey continues to Amalfi, a town that once stood as a powerful maritime republic. The town's rich history and medieval charm are immediately apparent as you arrive. The awe-inspiring Amalfi Cathedral, dedicated to St. Andrew, dominates the central piazza. Its striking Arab-Norman Romanesque architecture, grand staircase, and the serene Cloister of Paradise transport you back to a time of great prosperity and artistic achievement. A visit to the Paper Museum reveals Amalfi's ancient tradition of paper-making, a craft that dates back to the 13th century. As you explore the bustling Piazza del Duomo, take a moment to savor a coffee and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic town.

From Amalfi, you ascend to the heights of Ravello, a town that offers some of the most breathtaking views on the Amalfi Coast. Perched high above the sea, Ravello has long been a haven for artists, musicians, and writers seeking inspiration. The gardens of Villa Rufolo, with their stunning vistas and lush, terraced landscapes, inspired Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal." Another must-see is Villa Cimbrone, where the Terrace of Infinity provides an unparalleled panorama that stretches far into the horizon, merging sea and sky in a seamless expanse of blue. Ravello's cultural legacy is celebrated annually during the Ravello Festival, a renowned summer event that draws lovers of classical music and the arts from around the world.

As the day draws to a close, your driver transports you back to Naples, leaving you with lasting memories of the Amalfi Coast's beauty and heritage. The journey not only showcases the natural splendor of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello but also immerses you in their unique histories and traditions, from the ancient maritime republic of Amalfi to the artistic enclave of Ravello. Each town, with its distinct character and charm, offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of life along the Amalfi Coast.

This private shore excursion, with its blend of scenic drives, cultural exploration, and leisurely strolls, provides a truly immersive experience, making it the perfect way to discover one of Italy's most enchanting regions.




HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Pick up in Naples port at disembark from your cruise ship
•    Panoramic trip along the Amalfi Coast road.
•    Multiple stops for taking pictures in the most stunning spots
•    Exploration at your own pace of the charming villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
•    Drop off in Naples port

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
8 hours

Pick up Time:
Morning:
you can require whatever starts time you like.
Pick up Point:
At disembark of your cruise ship in Naples cruise port
Drop off Point:
To your cruise ship in Naples cruise port

Price include:
- Private Mercedes E series car (for your party from 1 to 2 persons)
- Private Mercedes Minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 persons)
- Professional English speaking driver.

Price does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Meals and Beverage
- Admission ticket fees to gardens, churches and museums.

Note:
for more of 6 persons, prices on request

 

 

F.A.Q.


  • Why is Positano so famous?

 

Positano, a stunning gem of the Amalfi Coast, has long enchanted visitors with its unique charm and breathtaking beauty. The fame of this picturesque village is woven from a tapestry of captivating elements that together create an irresistible allure.

Perched on steep cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, Positano offers a view that seems plucked from a dream. The town's pastel-colored houses cascade down the rugged mountainside, creating a vibrant mosaic against the azure backdrop of the ocean. This dramatic landscape, coupled with the sparkling waters below, provides an unparalleled visual feast, making it a favorite subject for artists and photographers alike.

The charm of Positano is not only in its scenery but also in its rich history and culture. Once a sleepy fishing village, it rose to prominence in the mid-20th century when it was discovered by the glamorous jet-set crowd. Figures like John Steinbeck, who famously wrote about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in 1953, played a pivotal role in catapulting it into the spotlight. Steinbeck's words captured the essence of Positano, describing it as "a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."

The allure of Positano extends beyond its visual appeal and storied past. The town is a haven for those seeking a blend of relaxation and adventure. Its narrow, winding streets are lined with boutique shops, charming cafes, and exquisite restaurants offering local delicacies such as fresh seafood and hand-made pasta. The scent of lemon blossoms and the taste of limoncello, a local specialty, add to the sensory delight.

For the more active traveler, Positano offers a range of activities. The Path of the Gods, a famous hiking trail, provides breathtaking views of the coastline and a sense of connection with the natural splendor of the region. The pristine beaches, like Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo, invite visitors to bask in the Mediterranean sun or take a refreshing dip in the sea.

Moreover, Positano's strategic location makes it an ideal base for exploring the wider Amalfi Coast. Nearby attractions such as the ancient ruins of Pompeii, the enchanting island of Capri, and the historic town of Amalfi are all within easy reach, adding to the town's appeal as a travel destination.

In essence, Positano's fame is a harmonious blend of its striking natural beauty, rich cultural history, luxurious yet laid-back atmosphere, and its ability to offer something for every type of traveler. It is a place where the past and present intertwine, creating a timeless allure that continues to captivate the hearts of all who visit.

 

 



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