The Amalfi Coast’s colorful seaside towns are an idyllic respite from busy Naples, and they’re close enough to make for an easy day trip. Here’s what you need to know about coastal tours, which handle all of the logistics so you can simply relax.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most popular day trip destinations from Naples, so organized group tours of the area are plentiful. Some tours combine a visit to the excavated ancient Roman city of Pompeii or the charming nearby city of Sorrento with one or two Amalfi Coast towns, giving you a broader sense of the region. Group tours have the benefits of being budget-friendly, and they give you a chance to focus on sightseeing rather than navigating the notoriously difficult coastal road.
Choose a private tour of the Amalfi Coast for the kind of unique, intimate experience you can’t get with a group tour. Learn more about the history of Pompeii with a personal guide, or travel the coastal road in a vintage Fiat 500 or on the back of an iconic Italian scooter. Private tours are ideal for small groups traveling together and for those who want to custom-build their itinerary.
Things to Know
Though not technically part of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento is often included on Amalfi Coast tours.
Naples to Sorrento is about 32 miles (51 kilometers) by road, or about half that distance by boat. Naples to Positano is about 39 miles (62 kilometers) by car.
There is no train service along the Amalfi Coast. Trains go only as far as Sorrento on one end and Salerno on the other; on the coast itself, tour buses and public buses are the main transportation options.
The winding coastal road can be a challenge for drivers who need to share the narrow turns with large buses and tiny scooters.