See the Amalfi Coast and ancient city of Pompeii on this day trip from Sorrento. Step aboard your coach and travel along the UNESCO-listed shoreline, stopping in both Positano and Amalfi to enjoy lunch (own expense) and explore at your leisure. Continue to Pompeii (entrance fee own expense) for a guided walking tour, learning the history behind Mt Vesuvius’ infamous eruption in 79 AD as you go. Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to Sorrento.
Day trip to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii from Sorrento, with an expert guide
Visit UNESCO-listed Pompeii and explore its fascinating ruins on a walking tour
Stroll the ancient Roman streets and visit the Forum, Thermal Baths and other highlights
Hear tales of the 79 AD Mt Vesuvius eruption that buried Pompeii under ash and pumice
Admire the exquisite Amalfi Coast from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
Enjoy free time in Amalfi to explore, shop, visit Amalfi Cathedral and relax over lunch
Enjoy free time in Positano
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
With this tour, get free time at Positano and Amalfi with a guided tour of Pompeii.
Meet your driver at your Sorrento hotel or in the center of town and hop aboard your coach, heading east toward the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast.
Wind along the stunning coastal landscape, with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Stop first in Positano, where you'll learn the history behind the pastel-colored town from your driver before taking off for an hour of free time.
Continue afterward to Amalfi, with three hours to stroll the charming streets, savor some southern Italian fare for lunch (own expense) or visit the 9th-century cathedral (own expense) at your leisure.
Reunite with your driver and journey to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii. Buried under the pumice and ash of Mt Vesuvius’ 79 AD eruption, the once-thriving city remained preserved under the rubble. Today, it offers a fascinating look into ancient Roman life.
Once inside (own expense), enjoy a walking tour of the archeological site with an expert guide. See the Thermal Baths, the Forum and the mosaics and frescoes left behind by Pompeii’s elite as you hear the history of the 2,000-year-old site.
After a full day of sightseeing, your tour will conclude at your original departure point.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Worst experience ever!
, Jul 2019
So it started "well". The driver and guide (which looked like two hangover teenagers) arrived late but then the trip to Positano was better than expected as the guide provided several details on the city which we weren't expecting. Time was enough, then we went to Amalfi which was also fine. Afterwards the nightmare began... they started looking annoyed, the driver moved through the highly dangerous roads of the amalfi coast as if we were in the world rally championship. Once in Pompeii, the guide was literally walking around just reading the signs with no added value (while other guides were describing lots of interesting facts). The trip back was even worse, we even thought of getting down the bus. Avoid it...
If I had to do it over, I would do the 1/2 day your to Pompeii and a separate full day tour to the Amalfi coast. The tour to The Amalfi coast was too short and because we weren't many doing that part we were sent with a driver that was more like a taxi. The driver didn't say a word!
This tour was very good although we didn't stop at Positano as there was nowhere to park up. Amalfi was beautiful if very small and 2 hours here was more than enough whilst Pompeii on the other hand took our breath away. An absolute must and the guide was brilliant.
Wow, what a fantastic tour of the 2 biggest wonders in Italy. Our guide Francesco is extremely personable with very strong knowledge of the Amalfi Coast and generally of Pompeii. Francesco handed us off to an expert Pompeii guide that gave me a greater appreciation of the rich history and common day to day routine that I could never get from a National Geographic documentary. Positano was beautiful and Francesco's passion for his work made the trip fun! It's not cheap, but you certainly get your money's worth and more.
Liked the tour as we were only spending 1 1/2 days in Sorrento, and really wanted to see the key highlights in the area. This tour covers the Amalfi coast as well as Pompeii, and was one of the few tours we found that covered both aspects, so was ideal.
This was our first trip. We were picked up at hotel in a small mini bus only four of us. Which was great.
The drive along the coast road gave us some amazing and beautiful sights. However was a bit scary as it very close to the edge.
Pompeii was amazing. Good shoes are a must as the whole area is cobles and rocks. We only done 4 hours that was enough as it was so hot .
Would certainly recommend it
It took an email no reply and three phone calls to finally find out where and what time we were to be picked up for our tour. Because there were only four people signed up for this particular tour we basically had a taxi ride air conditioned along the Amalfi coast with no commentary from our driver who had very limited English. We only had 2 hrs in Amalfi and 1 hr in Positano where we had a quick lunch. It would have been nice to know some of the history of Amalfi and Positano which I thought we were getting. Again a taxi ride to Pompeii where we met our tour guide Roberta who was very knowledgeable about the history of Pompeii and we thoroughly enjoyed this part of our trip.