The destroyer and the destroyed — visit this perfectly preserved Roman town and the smouldering volcano that buried it in ash thousands of years ago. Our full-day excursion takes you first to Pompeii, around 45 minutes from Sorrento.
go During low season, warm clothing may be required for Vesuvius. Closed shoes or trainers are recommended.
Included: Hotel pick up and drop off from central locations , professional guide, headsets, transport. To book this excursion, please call one of our Italy Experts. Please note that excursions operate seasonally and are subject to minimum numbers. This full-day tour begins in the hills of Piano di Sorrento, a little comune just outside the famous town. Next, the tour presses on to your final stop, Ravello. It was one of the highlights of my last trip to Sorrento. Please note the excursion will not run on the following dates: 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June and 15th August.
In its heyday, Pompeii had a population of around 20, and was a well-loved seaside destination for wealthy Romans. Amble the ancient stone streets, viewing the public baths, bars and brothels that used to thrive back in the day. My guide did an amazing job of bringing everything to life and I was left moved by what I saw and experienced. Combine our half-day Herculaneum excursion with a visit to Mount Vesuvius. Unlike Pompeii, Herculaneum remains remarkably well-preserved, with original timbers, mosaic floors and pottery from more than 2, years ago still on display in the villas.
We recommend wearing closed shoes or trainers for this excursion, plus warm clothing outside the summer months it can get chilly up on the summit. This full-day trip showcases the highlights of this beautiful island. In Capri Town, your tour will take in the Caesar Augustus Gardens — make sure you bring your camera, as the views from here are spectacular. From Anacapri, there are a couple of optional extras you can do. Both offer up views that rival those from the Caesar Augustus Gardens. My top tip would be to opt for the chairlift in Anacapri.
On a clear day the views over the Bay of Naples are indescribable, and there are some really pretty gardens and orchards underfoot on the way up the mountain. Included: Hotel pick up and drop off from central locations , ferry to port of Capri, walking tour of Anacapri, mini bus transport. This excursion gives you the chance to see Capri without the hordes of day-trippers. Ask your guide for a few recommendations, as the restaurants here can vary quite a lot in price.
At the end of the night, we charter a private boat to bring you back to Sorrento — the perfect end to a lovely evening in Capri. Included: Hotel pick up and drop off from central locations , guided tour of Capri Town and Caesar Augustus Gardens, transport. Your tour will cover most of the island, so keep your camera at the ready to capture its spectacular scenery along the way.
Beautifully landscaped and stretching over 16, square metres, the gardens are home to pools, sculptures and fountains, plus thousands of rare plant species from around the world. When you arrive, start at the top and then work your way down. Known as the city of 1, colours, this vibrant city centre has fantastic food as well as history and architecture to discover.
Once you arrive you can begin your food journey with a traditional sfogliatella pastry, typical of this area, accompanied by an Espresso or Cappuccino. This incredible shopping centre with its beautiful iron gilded ceiling and highly decorated facade is perhaps an unexpected sight in the centre of Naples, comparable to something you would see in Paris.
Private excursions are a brilliant way to enjoy a more personal experience and relish a truly unique day out. Sorrento has plenty to offer in terms of excursions, the ancient sights of Pompeii and Herculaneum are particularly popular but you could also travel to the outside towns and see different parts of this coastline. Private excursions are priced depending on the number of people in the group and are on a request basis. For more details please see below or call one of our Italy experts.
Positano - Half Day Positano has to be one of the most unique towns on the Amalfi Coast, with its narrow streets lined with cafes and boutiques winding down to the coast edge, colourful architecture and dramatic landscape. It makes for a wonderful day out in which you can explore with a guide. Buried under lava for centuries the town remains well preserved, some buildings even retain their second story.
Explore with your guide and learn about local traditions and secrets behind the city. The temples are considered some of the best-preserved temples in the world and the Mozzarella is unparalleled. Depart by bus and drive southwards to the archeological site of Paestum where you will visit this ancient Greek colony founded in the 7th century BC. You will admire in the archeological area the three Doric temples — they are said to be the best-preserved Greek temples in the world.
After visiting the temples, you will visit a local farm, where the famous buffalo mozzarella cheese is produced, entirely made by hand and exclusively with buffalo milk. Here a guided tour will show you the daily production and the stables where the most avantgarde techniques of milking are used, to safeguard animal welfare, hygiene and milk quality. At the end of the guided tour you will have a taste of this exquisite product!
Standing shoulder to shoulder with Mount Etna, Vesuvius is one of Italy's most famous volcanoes. In fact, if volcanoes had their own celebrity circuit, Mount Vesuvius would be a dead cert A-lister. It's the one that famously wiped out the Roman city of Pompeii back in the first century AD. And while it hasn't been active since the 's, Mount Vesuvius still rumbles now and again a hint to its capricious nature. Pull on your hiking boots and make the rewarding zigzag trek to the summit you will be accompanied by an expert alpine guide all the way to the crater.
The leg work is well worth it. You'll peer into its cone to see the single plume of smoke rising from it, reminding you it's just sleeping. As you can imagine, the views from here are staggering, too. On the return journey you'll make one last stop at a museum showcasing minerals that have been found in and around Vesuvius.
A perfect day for nature lovers. Included: Hotel pick up and drop off from central locations , Visit to mineralogical museum entrance fee included , professional alpine guide. Included: Hotel pick up and drop off from central locations , Guide, Lunch, Entrance fee to Vesuvius. Registered in England.
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