Florence 2 The Amalfi Coast
Limoncello, sun, and black sand beaches; come vacation in true Mediterranean style! In the Amalfi Coast you can relax on a private boat tour of the island of Capri that takes you to the Blue Grotto, and Cliff jump and cave swim in the mystical blue water of the Mediterranean on Bus2alps’ exclusive Positano boat ride. See the ruins of Pompeii where our private guides are available to show you one of the most well-preserved cities of ancient times. Only Bus2alps includes your ferry to Capri, boat tour of the island, transportation to Positano and Pompeii. With us you can be sure that this will be your most brag-worthy weekend in Europe!
This is the trip that won Bus2alps the 2012 award for #1 Tour in Europe! This will be your most brag-worthy weekend in Europe.
- Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom)
- Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels
- Private ferry to island of Capri with a private guided boat tour of the island (with a stop at the Blue Grotto)
- Private transfer to Positano
- Private transport to Pompeii
- Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere
- A Bus2alps trip leader
- The Amalfi Coast Bus2alps destination guide
A FlorenceB Amalfi Coast
The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station at 19:30*. The meeting point is in the International Ticketing Hall opposite tracks 8 and 9. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to The Amalfi Coast is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. We make one 45 minute stop. Estimated travel time is 7 hours**. Approximate arrival time is 2:30. Upon arrival to The Amalfi Coast, we will immediately check into our accommodation.
We depart for the port by 7:15*, where we board our private boat and set sail for Capri. First stop is the Blue Grotto. You will be transferred directly from our boat to the grotto. Entry to the Blue Grotto is 12.50 euro. This saves you an additional 10 euro. After, we continue around the island and dock at Marina Grande. Your trip leader will then walk you up to Capri Town where meet our private transport to Anacapri. While in Capri town you have the option of visting the Augustus’ Garden where you have great views of the island. The town of Anacapri bustles with options. We suggest riding up the chairlift to the top of Mt.Solaro to get a breathtaking 360 degree view of the island, grabbing a unique pair of custom made sandals and enjoying some homemade limoncello and chocolates Bus2alps’ favorite authentic Capri shops, and having a scrumptious lunch at Bus2alps’ favorite place in Anacapri, Le Arcate. After we arrive in Anacapri, you will be left with plenty of time to tour the shops, look around the rest of the island, or hangout on the beach down by Marina Grande. Our private boat departs from Marina Grande at 17:30*.
Friday night we organize an optional dinner in the Sorrento town center at Il Leone Rosso, an excellent restaurant with an extensive menu of local specialties at great prices. Afterwards we can head down to the English Inn, an outdoor beer garden with drinks specials for Bus2alps members.
Saturday morning we depart at 10:00* by private bus to Positano (included). This spectacular, scenic drive takes approximately 45 minutes and hugs the coastline cliff face before depositing us high above Positano. After some photo opportunities, we will walk to the black sand beaches through this remarkable cliff-hanging costal village. Sun and beach wait for the rest of the day. Once in Positano, our Bus2alps trip leader will point out Vini e Panini for sandwiches, snacks and drinks, in addition to other good places to eat. Bus2alps organizes an optional boat trip that takes you on a costal tour of Positano to cliff jump, cave swim, and capture great photos. Cliff jump into the crystal clear deep Mediterranean or go swimming inside some incredible caves! The tour typically begins at 12:30*. From Positano you can venture further along the coast to the town of Amalfi. Our private bus will take you directly back to our accommodation and it typically departs at 18:00*.
Saturday night you have free to yourself to either kick back at one of the scenic viewpoints at your accommodation or head into Sorrento. It is possible to organize transport to a club in Positano built into a cave.
Sunday morning we depart for Pompeii at 10:00*. We arrive at Pompeii and break for an hour for lunch. Join your trip leader for a cheap lunch: Margherita pizza and soda (8 euro) or grab a Panini at the Bus2alps recommended sandwich shop (6 -10 euro). At Pompeii, Bus2alps will organize a professionally guided 2 hour tour (20 euro including entry). Bus2alps has been using the same guides for the past 4 years and they paint an excellent picture of Pompeii life during the Roman era and how to relate it to young adults. The guided tour begins at 13:30 and the tour is highly recommended. You can also enter without a guide and see the ruins at your own pace (11 euro). We depart Pompeii at 14:30* to return to Florence. We arrive back in Florence approximately 21:00*.
Capri Ferry and Island Tour: We take a ferry to the island of Capri. Once we arrive to Capri, our private boats take us on tour around the island, stopping at the Blue Grotto (entrance not included), and other sites, including Marina Grande, Faraglione, White Grotto and Green Grotto.
Limoncello Tasting & Sandal Shop: There are two shops in Anacapri that produce amazing custom sandals and make their own Limoncello and lemon chocolates. Custom sandals start at 40 Euro. Positano Transport: Our private bus transports you to Positano, a beautiful drive winding along the ocean.
Pompeii Transport: Pompeii is the most preserved ancient Roman civilization. You will be transported there by our private bus. Activities
Blue Grotto: Entrance into the site is 12.50 Euro and includes row boat ride into one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Europe. For an added tip your driver may allow you to swim in the fluorescent water. Positano Boat Cruise: 10 Euro for 2-2.5 hours; we take a private boat down the Amalfi Coast where we stop to cliff jump, swim through caves, and scope some incredible views.
Pompeii Guided Tour: 20 euro for entry and guide. Bus2alps has been using the same guides for years now. They give a fantastic account of the city and do a good job of relating it. Mt. Solaro: 5 Euro for Bus2alps guests (3 Euro discount); from Anacapri you can take a chairlift to the top of the island for the best views of the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius.
Mt Vesuvius: 7 Euro with student ID; Hike to the top of the historic Mt. Vesuvius. Hiking time to the crater is approximately 20 minutes each way.