Head south to Italy’s #1 beach destination on the trip that won Bus2alps the TourRadar award for #1 Tour in Europe consecutively. Cruise along the coast via private boat with a swim stop and included light lunch before bronzing on the black sand beaches of Positano. Break out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento then the next day boat around the island of Capri, sip limoncello and show off your new handmade sandals from Anacapri. Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius. Only Bus2alps includes a private boat cruise to Positano, ferry to Capri, private boat tour of the island, transport up to Anacapri and transport to Pompeii!
This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar!
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The trip departs Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The meeting point is Reale Firenze, to the right outside the S.M.N Train station. Please meet your trip leader 30 minutes prior to departure. Travel to the Amalfi Coast is by private, coach bus with A/C and a DVD player. We make one 45 minute stop. We will arrive late that night. 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. The private boat cruise will have a swim stop before arriving 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
You will then spend the afternoon relaxing on the black sand 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 your accommodation in Sorrento.
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.
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.
Saturday night you have free to yourself to either kick back at your accommodation or head into Sorrento.
Sunday morning we eat breakfast, check out, and 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 a vivid 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. (weather dependent!)
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 swim stop along the way. Light lunch with a drink is included. 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 rowboat ride into the famous fluorescent blue cave. (weather dependent!)
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. (weather dependent!)
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.