In April 2016 we booked the Amalfi Coast Tour Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Our driver was Rosario. He met us at Star Hotel near Napoli Centrale train station in a nice Mercedes. Rosario was an excellent host/driver and spoke very good English. You also have the option to hire a guide to accompany you, but we chose not to do that because we wanted to be more on our own. Rosario was able to provide information and point out sights to us as we drove. He's been doing this for around 20 years so he is very knowledgeable.
You get a great view of Mount Vesuvius in the distance as you drive to Sorrento and on the way back to Naples.
Half way thru the trip, in between Positano and Amalfi, Rosario brought us to a wonderful restaurant called Calajanara with a picturesque setting overlooking the coast. It's just like you would imagine dining on the Mediterranean should be like. The food and service were fabulous. Note that the meal is not included in the price and it's not a cheap place 82 Euros for our lunch which included 2 glasses of wine, salads and entrees, and of course Lemoncello. We felt it was totally worth the cost. The owner was very nice and greeted us while we had our meal. Make sure you have the Lemoncello after your meal. They also had a shop that had a nice selection of gifts.
Positano shops had a nice selection of the ceramics and linens as well. Amalfi and Ravello are much smaller villages and don't have as many shops, but I did find a nice small water color print of the Amalfi coast to take home and frame.
The drive on the Amalfi coast was very beautiful with lots of twists and turns and very close passing of oncoming vehicles. I can't imagine doing that on a bus! But if you're in a tight budget, you may need to go that route.
However, this trip is definitely worth the splurge of the private driver and Rosario was fantastic. I highly recommend this trip.
It was beatiful day trip. Thanks a lot our driver MANUEL, who isnt only driver, but the greatest giude and singer !!!! Well never forget him !!!! Thank you so much MANUEL and your company too. Zdenka
Everything was on time, driver and guide extremely friendly and helpful. The trip was a complete joy for my wife and I. The car was immaculate and up to date. We could not have asked for anything more.
We LOVED this tour, our drive was sensational he took us to these cities, plus amazing places to take pictures, he knows all the good spots. we had an good lunch too, not amazing just good, in a Hotel Restaurant, although if you don't want him to take you to a very expensive place, tell him before how much you want to spend, in order for them not to take you to an expensive restaurant. I gotta admit we loved Positano and Sorrento the most, and Amalfi was after lunch so we almost didn't see anything, just like 20 min there, in the others we had more time. Though I admit Positano is so cool. Warning you have to go down some stairs, take it like 2 or 3 floors, so if you go with elderly or have problems walking or are in a wheelchair its a no go, Although the view is amazing and the beach too. By the time we got to Ravello, well, to be honest we didn't see anything. we just got up in a hill, supposedly Ravello is where this cool Classic Music Festival takes place but they don't give you time off, its mostly a spot for pictures and then you leave again to Naples. Our Driver barely spoke enligh but we spoke a little italian so it was ok. They picked us at the hotel, just that didn't confirm the pick up, so we had to called them, in the end it turned out as a tour just for the 4 of us, cool right? :D Tip the drivers guys, they desserve it! It was an amazing tour, we bought so many souvenirs. Have fun :
Our driver Diego was amazing, beginning to end. He was very patient, flexible and especially knowledgable about the entire area. The restaurant he suggested in Positano was perfect. Great view and great lunch. I recommend this tour to anyone thinking about it!!!
A great and beautiful experience! We were a group of 9 and Savio and we did the option with only a driver and no tour guide. Our driver, Savio, was great! He stopped at locations along the shore for our group to take pictures and was incredibly friendly! I was nervous about having a driver who could not speak English but Savio spoke enough English to hold a conversation and answer questions we had. I HIGHLY recommend this trip!
The private tour with a car and a driver was fantastic! The driver spoke pretty good English and was able to give us all the needed details about the places we visited. The scenery was unbelievable and we were lucky that we took this trip before the tourist season began. We had a great lunch at the local restaurant recommended by the driver. Unforgettable trip!
Rosario, true professional. On time, informative, drove my family and I safely to all the places that were promised. Never felt rushed at points of interest. Would recommend to a friend.
It was magical.... Please insist you get Mr. Rosario as your Driver. A very warm and welcoming person with brief insights on each location. Highly recommend Mr. Rosario. The final touchdown to Ravello was mesmerizing.
Beautiful drive. The only downside was a tour type lunch top
Our driver was wonderful-- friendly, informative, considerate.
We had a wonderful private tour with an awesome skilled driver who was able to speak English throughout the entire tour. Thanks so much to Antonio for taking us around the beautiful town, Napoli. He showed us four beautiful cities and gave us a couple of photo-taking and shopping time on our own. He drove us to Sorrento to observe the panorama view of the Sorrento Bay, a nice tourist spot in Positano, a small city called Amalfi, and Ravello our last destination which was absolutely beautiful. For lunch, Antonio took us to an amazing organic family restaurant for delicious seafood and fresh pasta all homemade and freshly caught every morning. Plus, a wide Mediterranean Sea view that took our breaths away. Restaurant is called Ristobar Eurocona with the friendliest service, we had a special tour to see the family's garden. We enjoyed our day trip in Napoli at the top! We totally recommend this tour to anybody.
A very long tour in which we saw a lot. A road impressive and wonderful views. A guide and driver at the same time excellent.
Gianni, our driver, was VERY GOOD and AMAZING. He is very informative and friendly. He knew exactly where to slow down and show us the breathtaking views. Where possible he will stop the car in order for us to get off and take beautiful pictures. Gianni planned the whole itinerary Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi - Ravello, all we had to do was sit back in the luxury car Benz C-Class and enjoy the day. Gianni recommended a wonderful restaurant for lunch that offered postcard worthy views without the steep prices.
This tour was fabulous. Had a tour driver by the name of Giovanni Terracciano who was wonderful. This man was so great and spoke English very well. He was very knowledgeable of the area and took us to great rest areas to take pictures of the beautiful landscapes. He took us to a wonderful restaurant in Positano by the name of Constantino which had a view that was breathtaking and the food was great. We stopped by the roadside to have Italian ices granita which was the best I have ever had. He was never in a hurry and took us to several shopping areas so that we could have time on our own to shop. We bonded with him immediately and he could not have been any nicer. When we come back to Naples I will always ask for him, he was such a gentleman and a great tour guide/driver. Could not have had a better time, we will always cherish the memory. I have been on many tours throughout different vacations and the tour guide/driver always makes it either a good experience or bad experience. This by far, was the best experience we have had. I believe that Project Napoli is the tour company that Viator uses in Naples and I highly recommend Viator and Project Napoli in choosing their drivers. They are the best and Giovanni Terracciano was the best!
Wonderful experience! Was just me, my disabled wife, a very knowledgeable, English-fluent and thoughtful tour guide and an equally thoughtful and professional driver. We were out, could pretty much control our own agenda, and the price was a great bargain. I'm going to look for more private tours like this.
We wanted to see as much of the Amalfi coast as possible to decide where to go back to and spend more time. Our guide showed up right on time and we started off in a very nice Mercedes van. He had an initial itinerary but we adjusted as we went along. We were able to shop, sightsee, swim, and had an amazing lunch with a great view that we would never have found on our own. The day was amazing and the only way to see the entire coast in a day.
This tour was fantastic. The Amalfi coast was definitely worth the visit. We were very pleased with our Tour guide: Arianna and the driver: Antonio. Very knowledgable and pleasant.
Fabulous trip, highly recommended. Rosario, our driver, picked us up from our hotel promptly as arranged. His english is excellent, he's a brilliant driver and a real gentleman. This is a great day out if you want to see this beautiful part of Italy in comfort, we had an air conditioned Mercedes for the day! We had plenty of opportunity to take pictures at scenic spots. The town of Sorrento afforded a lovely shopping opportunity. Rosario took us to a really beautiful restaurant for lunch, built into the side of the cliffs overlooking the sea, we dined under lemon trees on fresh seafood and cold white wine. We really enjoyed the day and the scenery was stunning. Thank you Rosario, you're a star.
Review of Sorrento, Postiano, Amalfi and Ravello Tour 13th August 2015
We were picked up from our hotel by a very smart and courteous driver who introduced himself as Gianni.
The car was smart and clean. Giannis driving skill and manner was evident from the outset as being exemplary. He made even my daughter, who is quite a nervous traveler, feel comfortable and safe on the sometimes narrow and winding cliff side roads.
Having established with us what and whereabouts on our tour we would like to eat lunch, he called to make a reservation and took us to a lovely and reasonably priced restaurant which served very good food. He had thoughtfully reserved a table with possibly the best view of the hills and sea in the place.
We were given a good length of time in each town we visited and Gianni pointed out places of interest along the way.
His English is very good and his clear love and enthusiasm for his home area was infectious. We thoroughly enjoyed his homemade CD of songs of Naples on the way back to the hotel.
We highly recommend the tour and especially if driven by Gianni.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us to a variety of stores and sights to see. Though traffic and driving in Naples and the coast was terrifying at points, the driver was very safe and cautious throughout the trip. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants a structured tour of the Amalfi Coast.
Amazing, such a beautiful coast. Our driver was great, answered our questions, recommended a great restaurant. We had great flexibility which worked for us. Highly recommended
Savio was our driver and he got us to everything we wanted to see. We had printed out some picture is sites we wanted to see.and he was able to identify them all. The hotel pickup was smooth. The van worked well for the 4 of us.
Amazing private tour of Amalfi towns! Rozario was just awesome, couldn't ask for more. Mesmerizing views and a great drive on the Amalfi coast. Would definitely recommend this tour.