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Your shore excursion will start as you meet one of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers, waiting for you as you exit the ship at Salerno Port. He will be holding a sign with your name on it.
As we drive by Salerno 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! Either a licensed guide can be arranged ahead of time (additional cost) or you can explore the site on your own. However you choose to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will 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”.
Back on the main Amalfi coast road and leaving Positano the coastal road begins and runs through the fishing villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini, and continues until it finally reaches the busy square of Amalfi (Piazza del Duomo) which is situated on the seafront.
In front of the port of Amalfi, there is the one and only bus station along the coast and the shopping area lies just behind this. If you would like to steep yourself in Amalfi's history there are some interesting sites to explore. Two of the most spectacular sites are the cathedral situated along the coast and the paper mill museum. Behind the square lies the main shopping street of Amalfi, that terminates at the highest and farthest point of the town. Along the pedestrian street are various bars and cafés, not to mention the many shops selling limoncello, casual clothing, swimwear, gifts, basic groceries, and of course, ceramics.
After a day on this famous coastline, we will drive back to the ship.
If we start our tour at 8.00/8.30am we'll be back at the ship by 5.00/5.30pm.
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 8-9 hours
Pick-up / Drop-off Location: Salerno Port
Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am (depending on your ship's schedule)
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenace
Meals and Drinks
Entrance Fees and Licensed Guide - unless otherwise specified
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 Pompeii, unfortunately they usually do not advise of this in advance, in which case Pompeii could be substituted with time in Sorrento and/or Ravello.
This tour may be shortened depending on traffic conditions.