Head south to Italy’s top beach destination on the trip that won Bus2alps the TourRadar award for #1 Tour in Europe. Limoncello, sun, and black sand beaches; vacation in true Mediterranean style. Relax on our private boat tour of the island of Capri, sip limoncello, and show off your new handmade sandals before breaking out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast via the coastal ferry. See the ruins of Pompeii where our private guides are available to show you one of the most preserved cities of ancient times. On the last day, treat yourself to the best pizza margherita of your life in Naples, the birthplace of pizza.
Only Bus2alps includes your ferry to Capri, boat tour of the island, transportation to Positano, Pompeii, & Naples. With us you can be sure that this will be your most brag-worthy weekend in Europe. This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for 2nd Best Tour Worldwide!
Note: This tour is one day longer than our standard Amalfi Coast trip.
Travel to the Amalfi Coast is by private coach. We make one rest stop before arriving in Sorrento and checking into our accommodation.
Friday morning we set sail for the Island of Capri. Once we arrive at the port, we embark on our private tour around the island, taking in the beauty of the island from the glittering blue waters below!
A highlight of the boat tour is the visit to the Blue Grotto (optional entrance). If you choose to enter the cave, you will be transferred directly from our boat into small row boats that will bring you into the grotto (weather permitting, price not included). We will then continue around the island and learn more about the history of this island that was frequented by Roman emperors as well as modern-day celebrities.
At the end of the boat tour,our private transport will then bring us further up to the town of Anacapri, the highest part of the island, where we will be welcomed with a free sample of chocolate and limoncello at our local partner’s sandal shop! These artisans have been crafting hand-made sandals for over 50 years.
The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore! We recommend riding the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro to get a breathtaking 360-degree view of the island, grabbing a unique pair of custom-made sandals, and having a delicious lunch at one of the great restaurants that your trip leader can point out to you. You also have the option of checking out the rest of the island or hanging out on the beach down by Marina Grande. We will depart from Marina Grande in the afternoon to head back to our accommodation.
Friday night is yours; either kick back at your accommodation or head into Sorrento for a night exploring the town and grabbing a bite to eat. Guides will be in the lobby to give out recommendations
Saturday morning we depart by ferry to Positano. Positano is world-famous for the colorful stacked buildings built into the cliff-side. Once in Positano, your trip leader will point out our favorite local spot for sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. We can also recommend other local restaurants if you prefer a sit-down Italian-style lunch. You will then spend the afternoon relaxing on the black stone beach, swimming in the sparkling blue waters, and browsing the many shops of Positano, a town known for its ceramics and lace! It is also possible to rent a boat, kayaks, or stand-up paddleboards while there (availability based on the season & weather). We return to Sorrento late afternoon.
Saturday night you have the option to explore downtown Sorrento. The town is full of restaurants and boutiques and along the cliffside, you’ll have sweeping views of the entire peninsula.
Sunday morning after breakfast we depart for the Pompeii UNESCO World Heritage site via private coach. Should you be interested in visiting with a licensed guide you can join the optional 1.5 hour guided tour (additional cost). We recommend joining the tour as the guides paint a picture of life in Pompeii during the Roman era and bring life to the ruins.
After Pompeii we will head back towards our accommodation in Sorrento. The rest of the day is yours to explore the area, head to the beach or lounge at the accommodation.
Monday morning we will have breakfast, check out, and depart for Naples where we will we meet our private walking tour guide who will take us around the historic city center — sites include Piazza Plebescito, the Spanish Quarter, Castel Ovo, and more!. After the walking tour are free to explore the bustling streets of this truly Italian city. Stroll along the Bay of Naples, do some shopping and make sure to grab an authentic Margherita pizza in the city that invented it.
We depart Naples early afternoon to return to Rome.
Capri Private Boat Experience:: Upgrade your trip to Capri by traveling on a private yacht for the day.
Mt. Solaro Chairlift: : Highest Point of Anacpari with 360 view of the island from the top
Blue Grotto: Entrance into the site includes a row boat ride into the famous fluorescent blue cave.
Positano Private Boat Experience: Upgrade your day trip to Positano by traveling by private yacht.
Positano Water Activities: It is possible to rent a boat, go sea kayaking, rent stand-up paddle boards, purchase floaties, and more while on Positano’s beaches. Availability based on the season & weather.
Pompeii Guided Tour: Bus2alps has been using the same guides for years. They give a fantastic account of the city and make it relatable.