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One of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers will meet you at the port in Sorrento for this shore excursion.
We'll drive by Sorrento and Amalfi Coasts where we can have a couple stops to get beautiful pictures. Then we will find ourselves driving down-hill directly through Positano where we will descend down the winding one-way road, passing by many picturesque houses and shops, and ultimately arrive in the heart of the town, at Piazza "dei Mulini”. This is the last point accessible by car, so we will park our car and walk downtown where all the streets lead to the waterfront.
Here we can have about one hour or more to discover this beautiful village denominated “The Jewel of The Amalfi Coast”.
Positano has beautiful things to see: the cathedral, ceramic shops, lemons, hand-made shoes and, of course, “Positano fashion”.
After your time in Positano, we will continue our drive along the Amalfi coast with the next stop being the town for which the area is name, Amalfi.
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 sights to explore. Two of the most spectacular are the cathedral situated along the coast and the paper mill museum.
Behind this square lies the main shopping street of Amalfi, that terminates at the furthest and highest 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.
We will then take a meandering, relaxing drive uphill along a very narrow road passing several wineries and olive factories which will lead us to Ravello. This rural village is completely unspoilt by tourism, perched on top of the mountain cliff situated above Amalfi and Minori.
Ravello is famous for its breath-taking views, natural beauty and ancient monuments which are seen at their very best in the stunning gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. In high season, these gardens are rich in the heady perfume of blooming flowers, flora and the sharp, sweet scent of lemons. Ravello is also denominated THE CITY OF THE MUSIC, as it was here that Richard Wagner composed his opera Parsifal. There are many classical concerts held in the gardens of Villa Rufolo. If you would like to attend one of them, you are able to find them every night from June until September.
After this, our last site of the day, we will drive back to the ship where you can reminisce about your incredible day along one of the most famous coastlines in the world!
If we start our tour at 8:00/8:30 am we'll be back at the port by 5:00/5:30 pm.
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 7-8 hours
Pick-Up - Drop-Off Location: Sorrento Port
Pick-Up Time (suggested): 8:00 am (according to your ship’s schedule)
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Meals and Drinks
Entrance Fees, if required - unless otherwise specified.
If your cruise ship is unable to anchor in Sorrento, and will dock in Naples/Salerno, we can reschedule your pick up location for an additional fee.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.