The trip departs Thursday evening from Firenze Santa Maria Novella. Approximate arrival time to Sorrento is 3 am. Please ensure you are working with your accommodation to confirm your check in time.
You are responsible for meeting your Bus2alps group leaders at a predetermined location in Sorrento at around 9:30 am. This specific information will be emailed to you in the days leading up to your trip.
Friday morning we depart by private boat cruise to Positano. The boat cruise comes with an included lunch and is equipped with a bar to purchase beverages. Your guides will take music requests all morning long. The private boat cruise will stop at a secluded beach for swimming and photos before ending in colorful Positano for the afternoon.
You will then spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, swimming in the sparkling blue waters, and browsing the many shops of Positano, a town known for its ceramics and lace! It is also possible to rent a boat, kayaks, or stand-up paddleboards while there (availability based on the season & weather). Late in the afternoon, our private boat will take you back to Sorrento.
Friday night we organize optional dinners in downtown Sorrento at excellent restaurants with extensive menus of local specialties at great prices. Afterwards, we can head to the English Inn, an outdoor beer garden with drink specials for Bus2alps members.
You are responsible for meeting your Bus2alps group leaders at a predetermined location in Sorrento at around 6:45 am. This specific information will be emailed to you in the days leading up to your trip.
Saturday morning we depart for the port where we board the ferry and set sail for the Island of Capri. Upon arrival, we begin our private island tour. First stop is the Blue Grotto. If you want to enter the cave, you will be transferred directly from our boat into small row boats that will bring you into the grotto (weather permitting, price not included). We will then continue around the island to check out more sights finishing at Marina Grande. Your trip leader will then walk you up to Capri Town. When in Capri town you will have time to explore the main Piazza, with the georgeous view of the Marina Grande bay, while enjoying a fresh squeezed orange granita. The best is yet to come though!
Our private transport will then bring us further up to Anacapri, the highest part of the island, where we will be welcomed with a free sample of chocolate and limoncello at Carlo's Sandal Shop. You will be able to see Salvatore, one of the original Sandal makers, at work. You will have the remainder of the afternoon free. Riding the chairlift to the top of Mt. Solaro to get a breathtaking 360 degree view of the island is a must, as well as grabbing a unique pair of custom-made sandals before enjoying an authentic lunch at a local restaurant! You also have the option of checking out the rest of the island or hanging out on the beach down by Marina Grande. The ferry departs from Marina Grande later that day back to Sorrento.
You are responsible for meeting your Bus2alps group leaders at a predetermined location in Sorrento at around 8:30 am. This specific information will be emailed to you in the days leading up to your trip.
Sunday morning we depart for Pompeii. Bus2alps has an optional 1 hour guided tour of the ruins (price not included). The guides do an amazing job of painting an excellent picture of life in Pompeii during the Roman era in a fun and relatable way. The guided tour is highly recommended. You can also enter without a guide and see the ruins on your own. After we suggest eating at our favorite spot, Pompeii Pizza, for a delicious brick oven cooked pizza at a great price. We depart Pompeii in the afternoon to return to Florence.
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 a tour around the island, stopping at the Blue Grotto (entrance not included), and other sites, including Marina Grande, Faraglioni, White Grotto and Green Grotto.
Limoncello/Chocolate Sample & Sandal Shop: Carlo's is our favorite shop in Anacapri that produces amazing custom sandals and makes their own Limoncello and lemon chocolates. Custom sandals start at 45€.
Positano Boat Cruise with Lunch: Our fully equipped private boat transports you to Positano, with a separate stop at a secluded beach. Light lunch with a drink is included.
Positano Beach Afternoon!
Pompeii Transport: Pompeii is the most preserved ancient Roman civilization. You will be transported there by our private bus.
Blue Grotto: Entrance into the site includes a rowboat ride into the famous fluorescent blue cave.
Positano Water Activities: It is possible to rent a boat, go sea kayaking, rent stand-up paddle boards, purchase floaties, and more while on Positano's beaches. Availability based on the season & weather.
Pompeii Guided Tour: Bus2alps has been using the same guides for years. They give a fantastic account of the city and make it relatable in this 1 hour guided tour.
Mt. Solaro: 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.