Pompeii & Amalfi Coast from SorrentoFew countries offer a combination of natural beauty and ancient history like Italy. This day tour from Sorrento will offer a glimpse of both, with a visit to the ancient city of Pompeii and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. The fishing villages of the Amalfi Coast bubble with energy, in stark contrast to the eerie stillness of Pompeii. You won’t forget this glimpse into the historic and modern cultures of Italian civilization.
The Pompeii Experience
Sorrento is one of our favorite destinations in Italy because of its proximity to two amazing attractions: the Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii. This daylong driving tour combines the two experiences for a powerful juxtaposition of the thriving villages on the Amalfi Coast and the desolate remains of the city of Pompeii. Your guide will take you from one location to another, pointing out the differences in society between Pompeii’s ancient civilization and Amalfi’s modern lifestyle.
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Italy. With imposing cliffs and tranquil turquoise waters, the magnificent attractiveness of this shoreline will have you reaching for your camera. The thirteen villages along the coast are filled with colorful cottages, providing a charming photo opportunity from land or sea.
Almost two millennia ago, the ancient city of Pompeii was frozen in time as volcanic ash from Mt. Vesuvius swept through the village and buried everything in its path. From the city’s walls and buildings to the haunting “death casts” of Pompeii’s citizens, you’ll see the ancient civilization exactly as it was ended in 97 AD. As you drive from Sorrento to Pompeii, your guide will point out the scars on the land that still remain from Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption; this powerful reminder demonstrates the scope of the damage caused by the famous volcanic explosion.
The “Walk of the Gods”
While this all-day tour of the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii is a driving tour, you will get the chance to experience Amalfi by foot; there’s no better way to take advantage of the captivating views offered by this world-renowned shoreline. Your tour guide will take you along a stretch of the famous “Walk of the Gods” beginning in Positano, providing ample opportunities for pictures and general enjoyment of the incredible landscape.
A Premiere Experience
Our Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Tour has been carefully designed to make the most out of your day trip, and your experienced guide will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the ruins of Pompeii or the renowned coastline. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see not one but two of Italy’s most prized destinations!
Explore Italy Tours guarantees tour groups of no more than eight people; this tour begins at 9:00AM and lasts for ten hours.