Pompeii & Amalfi Coast as good as Peanut Butter & Jelly
Pompeii and Amalfi Coast as a local | Jul 2019
As part of our cruise, we opted for the Full day Pompeii & Amalfi Coast as a private excursion. Having done plenty of cruise ship excursions in the past, we really wanted to maximize our time in port and check off our two must see places: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast. This tour did not disappoint and was one of the highlights of our Med cruise. While the price of the private tour may be a little a more than your standard cruise excursion, we found it well worth the investment.
Our guide (Francesco) contacted us prior to the day of our excursion, letting us know that he would be waiting outside the cruise port holding a sign with our name on it. Francesco recommended starting our day at the Amalfi Coast since the traffic can be crazy in the afternoon. We had lunch at one of the towns and then Pompeii later in the afternoon. Our driver (Francesco) arranged for a private guide for the Pompeii (~120 e) which was worth it. Francesco was awesome. Very clean car, and felt safe the entire time as he told us the history of the area and navigated through the curves and turns along Amalfi.
- Bring good walking shoes since many of the towns can be quite hilly
- We opted for a quick lunch to take in more of the sights
- Bring ~120 e if you wish to have a private guide for Pompeii (did not see this as an option for booking)
- Pompeii was hot, but having the guide helped focus on the highlights (its so big you could spend a day there)
Tour company was thru