Head south to Italy’s #1 beach destination. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast via private boat cruise with a stop at a secluded beach (weather permitting!). Boat around the Island of Capri, sip limoncello, and show off your new handmade sandals before breaking out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius.
This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar!
Please note: Depending on which package you book, the trip will either meet at the Rome Fiumicino airport at 22:30 (10:30 PM) or at the Rome Ciampino Airport at 23:30 (11:30 PM) on Thursday evening. Please plan your return flight to depart from either Rome FCO or Rome CIA airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM) on Sunday.
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Depending on which package you book, the trip departs Rome from either the Roma Fiumicino Aiport at 22:30 (10:30pm) or the Roma Ciampino Airport at 23:30 (11:30pm). Please meet your trip leader in the Arrivals Hall immediately after you collect your luggage and pass customs. Travel to the Amalfi Coast is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. Upon arrival to the Amalfi Coast, we will immediately check into our accommodation.
Friday morning we depart by private boat cruise to Positano. The boat cruise comes with an included light 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. Please note: The boat cruise to Positano is weather dependent. If the weather does not permit for the boat cruise, we will take private bus transfers to Positano
Once in Positano, your Bus2alps trip leader will point out Vini e Panini for sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, in addition to other highly recommended places to eat. 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 paddle boards while there (availability based on the season & weather). Late in the afternoon our private boat will take you back to your accommodation in 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 down to the English Inn, an outdoor beer garden.
Saturday morning we depart for the port where we board the ferry and set sail for Capri. Upon arrival, we begin our private island tour. First stop is the Blue Grotto. If you are interested in going into 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. 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 have the remainder of the afternoon free. We suggest riding 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 having a scrumptious lunch at one of the restaurants your guide can point out. 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.
Saturday night you have free to yourself to either kick back at one of the scenic viewpoints at your accommodation or head into Sorrento.
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. In the afternoon we depart Pompeii to return to the Rome Airports. Please plan your flight to depart from either the Rome CIA airport or Rome FCO airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM).
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/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 40€.
Positano Boat Cruise with Lunch: Our fully equipped private boat transports you to Positano, with a stop at a secluded beach for swimming. Light lunch is included on board. Please note: The boat cruise to Positano is weather dependent. If the weather does not permit for the boat cruise, we will take private bus transfers to Positano
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 row boat ride into the famous fluorescent blue cave.
Positano Water Activities: It is possible to rent a boat, kayaks, or paddle boards. Availability based on the season & weather.
Pompeii Guided Tour: Bus2alps has been using the same guides for years now. They give a fantastic account of the city and make it relatable.
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.