Pompeii is an ancient Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The remainder of the uncovered city is today buried under the new Pompeii rebuilt many years subsequent to the eruption. Archeological excavations are open to the public between the hours of 09:00 and 6:00 every day of the week, guides can be hired at the entrance or headphones can be rented, voicing explanations of the sites. Please note that since Pompeii is a popular area for tourists, we strongly recommend being cautious of your belongings! Down-hill directly through Positano, after the winding one-way road, is the busy central Piazza dei Mulini. There you must leave the car because streets leading to the waterfront are for pedestrians only. To take a break from the crowds of tourists we will take a short drive to Trattoria La Tagliata, a small cozy restaurant where you can taste some of the finest home-made food in southern Italy. After our delicious lunch we will continue to the cathedral; shops selling ceramics, lemons, shoes and clothing line the avenues on the way (this part can be reversed if needed). Positano is alive at night as well as during the day with exotic nightclubs such as “Music on the Rocks” and various bars and cafés that remain open until the sun begins to rise. There is a short walk back uphill in order to return to the car and back to the main road. The coastal road begins after Sorrento, and runs through the fishing villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini, and continues until it reaches the busy square of Amalfi which is situated on the seafront along a beautiful pebbled beach. Behind this square lies the main shopping street of Amalfi and along the pedestrian street are various bars and cafés, not to mention the shops selling limoncello, casual clothing, swimwear, gifts, basic groceries, and of course, ceramics. Amalfi has some interesting sights to explore including the most spectacular cathedral along the coast and the paper factory and its museum. Your driver will suggest excellent local cuisine to satisfy anyone’s taste preferences.
Pompeii - This tour includes a Professional English-speaking driver and a guide at the ruins of Pompeii for 2 hours.
Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers can only comment and explain the sights from inside the vehicle, and are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle.
A 2 hour walking tour of Pompeii is included in the price.
Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for this tour.
Make sure your cameras are charged or load up on batteries!
Pompeii – 11 Euros
Open 08.30 AM – 6.00 PM
Emerald Grotto - 5 Euro
Open 09.00 AM – 5.00 PM
For groups larger than 8 pax, the best way to visit the Amalfi Coast, is by car or minivan. Minibuses are a lot harder to maneuver down to the town center of Positano, along with the parking issues. It is preferable to split the group into smaller vehicles, although the cost will be slightly higher, the group will still travel together throughout the tour and it will be a much better experience.
Available: Everyday of the year