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It was a wonderful day excursion in a private car in early October that was well worth the fee. Johnnie, our driver was great. Although he wasn't a guide, he pointed out interesting sites and features of this amazing coastline. He also took us to a wonderful restaurant high above Positano that had very simple but amazingly fresh and homemade food. One of the best dining experiences we had in our 3 week stay in Italy. Don't do buses heresplurge on a private car... you won't regret it.
This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip to Sorrento! Giovanni Johnny was wonderful. He spoke great English, was polite, funny and was focused on making sure we had a great day. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and was very flexible if we wanted to stay in one place a little longer. He was punctual and arrived early to pick us up at the hotel. He took us to a wonderful place for lunch with impeccable food and a stunning view. Driving the winding road back to Sorrento Johnny played the most wonderful music. I will always remember listening to him and my mom sing Italian songs all the way home. It was like something out of a movie. Thank you Johnny for making this truly an unforgettable day that both of us will cherish forever.
If you are planning to visit the Amalfi Coast, you should take this tour. There is nothing that can compare. And if you can, request Giovanni. He made this a truly magical experience! I am definitely going to request him for the same tour on my next trip to Sorrento!
Great day with a very friendly driver, a beautiful drive on the Amalfi coast, highly to recommend
Apart from the bad start when our driver was given the wrong hotel and went to Naples the rest of the tour was very very good very nice driver very good driver and very knowledgeable
Loved this trip! Rosario was very professional and stopped many times along the way so I could take photos of the best scenery. He even acted as our tour guide even though we only hired him as a driver. Rosario was very calm while driving the narrow and busy roads, even when the other drivers on the road were not! He recommended great shops and the restaurant for lunch was the best Italian food we had the whole trip. It was also on the beach with an awesome view and had lemon vines hanging from the trellis along the balcony. I think it was connected to the Hotel Luna. We would definitely recommend him and the villages were amazing!
This was a fabulous day, made extra special by our driver Giovanni who stressed that it was our day and made sure that we saw and did everything we wanted. He arrived promptly at our Sorrento hotel at 9am, and helped us into his very comfortable Mercedes, opening the doors for us each and every time we got in. He spoke English well and told us many things of interest as we headed along the beautiful Amalfi coast road, stopping frequently wherever he knew there were good picture opportunities, before giving us an hour to explore Amalfi itself, time for a coffee and to explore the amazing cathedral.
Then it was on to Ravello, with another hour to look round this charming hilltop town. As we headed back towards Positano we passed a restaurant where Giovanni was hailed by a friend but he explained to him that he wouldn't be stopping that day as we had said we had no plans for lunch and would simply have a quick salad somewhere. As we drove on Giovanni told us the restaurant was one of his favourites, with good food at reasonable prices and a beautiful view. Of course that brought about an instant change of mind on our part! So, somewhat surprised, Giovanni turned the car round and and we enjoyed an excellent lunch of fresh fish, sitting under lemon trees with a glorious view over the Gulf of Salerno.
Then it was on to Positano for a final hour of exploring the narrow, steep streets down to the sea, dipping into many of the all-too tempting shops. While an hour is not long enough to see any of the three towns fully it provided a wonderful taster of each and we look forward to longer, separate visits in future.
Our unscheduled lunch stop had added time on to the day but Giovanni stressed again that he just wanted us to have the best possible experience, and he did not mind extending his working day.
This tour is not cheap but my husband and I both felt it was excellent value. Above all we would like to thank Giovanni, who made our special day so very memorable.
Great trip may thanks to antonio our driver for his helpful commentory
We booked several tours with Viator but by far this tour guide and driver were heads above the rest!
I had only wished we had them for all our traveling in Italy!
Personally plus, knowledge beyond compare and a passion for their work.
We felt as if we were old friends and even insisted they have lunch with us.
Thank you for a day to remember, your amazing and will never be forgotten!
Very nice driver willing to adjust his schedule to our whim.
We had a beautiful tour of the Amalfi Coast, I had read many previous reviews and had requested Rosario to be our driver. We were delighted with the information that he shared with us, very friendly and was able to easily accommodate our needs. He brought us to a wonderful lunch spot, we were able to view the ocean and had a lemon tree arbor over head. I highly recommend this tour.
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Glad to have a professional driving the roads of the coast. We enjoyed our tour and lunch.
We had a great experience! Manuel was a terrific driver - very personable as well. He took us to a beautiful restaurant in Positano - one of the best meals we had. I confirmed the trip very easily the day before - and Manuel picked us up as scheduled. I would highly recommend them. Also, was very easy to book via Viator.
Went with husband and two friends. Our driver Antonio was great, arrived on time and was very knowdgeable about the area. He took us to a restaurant with a fantastic view for lunch with an owner only to happy to share the beauty of his home with us. Don't drive yourself, far too risky, use a professional like Antonio and enjoy the day!
Excellent - Gianni the driver was on time, and gave us a fantastic tour. We loved Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Would thoroughly recommend this trip, although more time in Positano would have been better - we could have done with 2 hours as it was so beautiful. A great way of seeing beautiful places
Wonderful day we were picked up in an air conditioned Mercedes with a driver who looked like Richard Gear and our tour guide was also adorable and so concerned about our wants and comfort. We had lunch in this beautiful restaurant just north of Positano overlooking the bay under a lemon tree garden. It was definitely worth the price to be able to go where we wanted and spend the time as we wished.
We asked for a less expensive room in our Sorrento hotel so we could splurge on this private tour. We are glad we did. After reading the reviews,and knowing we would feel sick on a bus on those winding roads, we decided to request Rosario to drive us along the Amalfi coast.. We elected not to have a tour guide as we were toured out by then and relished the quiet and slower pace. Rosario was prompt picking us up at our hotel, kind, a gentleman, a very safe driver and very personable and comfortable to be with. He was a perfect balance between allowing us our space and providing us with interesting information as we drove along. Rosario knew to stop at key points for photo taking and, as he did with those before us, suggested a restaurant between Ravello and Positano that had very flavorful food. We enjoyed our meal overlooking the coast and under 100year old lemon trees. Of the 3 towns we visited, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, we enjoyed Ravello the most. It was the least touristy of the towns. Though we appreciated what Italy has to offer, i.e. ceramics, oils, cheeses, textiles, shoes!, Ravello was more Music centered. When we return , we will be sure to stay in Ravello for a few days. On our ride back we played Italian music Return to Sorrento and Pavarotti as Rosario drove us back to our hotel, for the full experience ! We would highly recommend this tour and Rosario as your driver. Be sure to wear good walking shoes! FYI, we learned while touring Pompeii that the best of Pompeii is in the archeological museum in Naples!
This is a must do trip. Breathtaking views and the towns are fantastic!
So glad we decided to book this tour. Our driver was great and got us to each destination on time and safe. The Amalfi Coast roads are very scary so I am glad we didn't try to drive ourselves we never would have seen everything that we did with Pepe. We didn't have a guide so we were on our own in each town which was great. We had a couple options for lunch and ended up with a fantastic view of the coast. It was a great day!
This tour was so much fun! We really enjoyed ourselves. We were a bit worried we would miss out on some things because we had no guide, but our driver Rosario was very knowledgeable and spoke an impeccable English. He was very professional and was willing to adapt to our needs. We felt safe having him as our driver and he took us to an amazing place overlooking the sea for a nice, quiet lunch. It was a really great way to experience all the beauty of the Amalfi coast. We couldn't have asked for more! We even saw Rosario 2 days later in Sorrento while walking on our food tour and he was actually the one that spotted us and rolled down his window to wave hello at us. Really nice guy and an excellent photographer too! Go ahead and book this tour without a guide, you will not be disappointed! The Amalfi coast is absolutely beautiful!
We took the drive along the Amalfi Coast with 6 people in our party. The van was comfortable and the driver knowledgeable on the area. It was a beautiful day trip and one that we recommend to everyone staying along the coast!
Great tour. Great driver. Door to door service and well worth the investment.
So glad we splurged on the private tour. Our driver, Adriano, was punctual, friendly, and very accommodating. He offered to take our photo at several scenic locations and recommended a fantastic restaurant for lunch with a breath-taking view of the coast. Most importantly, he drove us safely on this very crowded road. We very much enjoyed our tour of the Amalfi Coast and would highly recommended it.
This tour was the highlight of our week in Sorrento. The views were amazing and our driver, Gianni, was excellent. I will happily recommend this tour to friends and family visiting the region.
What a wonderful way for us both to see the wonderful views of the Amalfi coast and to experience the narrow, winding coast road in comfort and safety. We were picked up from our hotel and the day was just so relaxing. We stopped in Positano and Amalfi where we had lunch at Stella Maris which was wonderful and had time to wander around both of these lovely little towns. We decided not to bother with Ravello as were going to be staying there for two nights after our stay in Sorrento.
We both preferred Amalfi which had some wonderful shops and was very photogenic.
Anthonio, our driver, did some explaining but his English was just so-so and he needed to concentrate on the roads as the Italian drivers can be a bit crazy! How buses managed to get past each other on the bends and little narrow road is a miracle that is great to watch.
This is a beautiful way of seeing the coast rather than being squeezed in to a shared minibus or coach as it is more relaxed and open and you are able to amend the itinerary to suit yourself.
Our driver and guide were really great. They provided a tour that suited our capabilities since we had some difficulty climbing stairs. Their flexibility and attention to our needs was wonderful. They did everything to make sure we had a full experience of the Amalfi coast. One added bonus was a boat tour from the Amalfi port to experience the coast from the water, I recommend that you add this even though it is extra, it was well worth it.