Long Weekend: 5 days - Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Naples! Limoncello, sun, and black sand beaches; vacation in true Mediterranean style. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast via private boat cruise with two stops at secluded beaches before breaking out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. Relax on our private boat tour of the island of Capri, sip limoncello, and show off your new handmade sandals. See the ruins of Pompeii where our private guides are available to show you one of the most well-preserved cities of ancient times. Afterwards, treat yourself to the best pizza margherita of your life in Naples, the birthplace of pizza.
Only Bus2alps includes transportation to Positano, your ferry to Capri, private boat tour of the island, transport to Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvious & Naples. 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 award for 2nd Best Tour Worldwide!
This tour is one additional day from the standard Amalfi Coast trip. On Monday we will go to Naples for a day.
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 make sure your flight arrives prior to this time. Please plan your return flight to depart from either Rome FCO or Rome CIA airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM) on Monday.
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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. We will arrive late that night. Upon arrival to the Amalfi Coast, we will immediately check into our accommodation.
Friday 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. 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 that your guides can point out to you! 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.
Friday night we help 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.
Saturday 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. The private boat cruise will stop for a swim stop and photos before ending in colorful Positano for the afternoon.
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.
Saturday night you have free to yourself to either kick back at your accommodation or head back to Sorrento.
Sunday morning we depart for Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. We arrive at Vesuvius where you will have the option to climb to the very top for an amazing view of the Bay of Naples. We will then depart for Pompeii where we recommend eating at our favorite spot, Pompeii Pizza, for a delicious brick oven cooked pizza at a great price. At Pompeii, Bus2alps will organize an optional professionally guided 1 hour tour of the ruins (price not included). The guides paint an excellent picture of Pompeii life during the Roman era. You also have the option to enter without a guide and see the ruins at your own pace. After touring Pompeii we depart late afternoon to return to Sorrento.
If you decide not to join us in Pompeii and Vesuvius, you are welcome to spend the day exploring Sorrento or hanging out on the beach. You will have the evening free to head into Sorrento city center or hang out at the hostel.
Monday morning we will have breakfast, check out, and depart for Naples. In Naples, the birthplace of pizza, you will have a couple hours to explore this truly Italian city. Visit the beautiful Piazza Plebiscito, stroll along the Bay of Naples, and grab an authentic Margherita pizza. We depart Naples early afternoon to depart for the Rome airports. Please plan your return flight to depart from either Rome FCO or Rome CIA airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM) on Monday.
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, a lite lunch 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 row boat 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.
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.
Private Boat Tour of Capri
Chairlift Views in Anacapri
The Blue Grotto
Private boat cruise with included lunch to colorful town of Positano
Black Sand Beaches
Ruins of Pompeii & More!