Shared Tour: Amalfi Coast Drive Tour from Sorrento
Departing Sorrento, the coach joins the Amalfi Coastal Road, one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe. The scenery is superb, looking out over the Mediterranean and along the coastline as the road twists and turns its way towards Positano (approx. 20 minutes from Sorrento). The town is built on different levels from the main road all the way down to sea level. The town of Positano looks like a waterfall cascading down the rocks to the sea, as the coach stops here, guests can enjoy the view and take photos from the bus.
This spectacular journey continues with fabulous views all the way to Amalfi (approximately 1 hour). Arrive in Amalfi where guests have free time (boat guided tour by sea when possible due to availability and weather conditions. Here, they can visit the magnificent 9th century Cathedral which proudly dominates the main square of Amalfi and wander through the narrow streets of the town and browse around the many shops or enjoy a coffee in one of the cafes around Amalfi.
The excursion's lunch stop (cost not included), after Amalfi, is in the small village of Scala, from where there are excellent views over Ravello. The excursion carries on to Ravello, which is situated on the hillside above Amalfi. This is where Wagner was inspired to write part of one of his operas, and it is from here that you can enjoy the best views of the Amalfi coastline looking over to Minori, Maiori and beyond.
This quaint little town has a main square where the centerpiece is the bright picturesque eleventh century cathedral.
Another option is to visit the Villa Rufolo with it's gardens and wonderful views.
For the journey back to Sorrento (with driving restrictions) we head over the hills from where we take the motorway to Castellammare and then back on the coastal road to Sorrento.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 8 hours (including drive time)
Achille Lauro Parking Area or other designated point if pre-arranged with local tour company upon your arrival
Hotel or initial meeting location
7:50am Thursdays only
Entrances, meals, gratuities
Your shoulders must be covered if you choose to enter a church during your free time.
Tour does not operate April 25, May 1, June 2 or August 15.