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Your shore excursion will start as you meet one of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers, waiting outside of the cruise ship terminal, holding a sign with your name on it.
As we drive by Naples your driver will give you information about the city and we will plan our day together. On the way to our first destination, Pompeii, we will drive by Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for one of the most well known historical events in this region.
In Pompeii you will have the opportunity to tour one of the most important archeological sites in the world! Together with your private professionally licensed guide, you will explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and be in awe as you see the remnants of this 1st century city which offer some insight into the Roman life that came to a premature stop here on 24 August AD 79.
We will then transition to the Amalfi Coast where we will find ourselves driving down-hill directly through Positano. We will descend down the winding one-way road, passing by many picturesque houses and shops, ultimately arriving in the heart of the town, at "Piazza dei Mulini”. This is the last point accessible by car, so we will park and walk downtown where all the streets lead to the waterfront.
Here you will have about one hour to discover this magnificent village denominated "The Jewel of The Amalfi Coast”. Positano has many unique things to see: the cathedral, ceramic shops, lemons, hand-made shoes and, of course, "Positano fashion”.
We will then drive up on the hill above Positano where our table with a view is already booked and waiting for us. Our lunch starts with appetizers including: Parma ham, buffalo mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, eggplant parmigiana, tomato salad with fresh basil and many other things that you'll love if you like Italian food.
Then we have the pasta (homemade pasta) such as: ravioli, cannelloni, gnocchi (of potato) and finally mamma pasta which is a delicious dish. Save a little space for the "dolci deliziosi" (delicious desserts), all made by mamma (the owner of the restaurant). Of course after the desserts we usually have a shot of limoncello (very famous lemon liquor made in Italy, peculiar from the Amalfi coast) which aids as a digestive. All drinks are included and without limit, by the way even the wine is homemade.
We will then drive to Sorrento, stopping right in the main square where (time dependent) you can have time to explore this beautiful resort town built as a terrace on the sea (the Mediterranean sea). Here you can shop in the quaint alleyways, have a delicious gelato or enjoy an expresso in a local café.
After this memorable day, we will then drive back to the ship.
If we start our tour at 7:30/8:00 am we'll be back at ship by 4:30/5:00 pm.
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 8-9 hours
Pick-Up - Drop-Off Location: Naples Port
Pick-Up Time (suggested): 7:30 am (according to your ship’s schedule)
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
Entrance fees with Licensed Guide in Pompeii
Lunch with unlimited drinks in one of the best family owned locations in Positano
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
This tour may be shortened depending on traffic conditions and on your cruise ship schedule.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.
In the very rare event that there is an internal assembly or strike in any of the archaeological sites, unfortunately they usually do not advise of this in advance, in which case Pompeii could be visited in the afternoon.