Rome 2 The Amalfi Coast Long Weekend

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    • 5 Days
    • Cultural Tour
    • Amalfi Coast

    Long Weekend: 5 days - Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Naples!

    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 private boat cruise with two stops at secluded beaches. 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, Mt. Vesuvious & 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 additional day from the standard Amalfi Coast trip. 

    Price Includes

    • Round trip luxury coach transport from Rome(with A/C, DVD, & bathroom)
    • Accommodation at top rated hostels
    • Breakfast
    • Ferry to the island of Capri with a private guided boat tour of the island (with an optional stop at the Blue Grotto)
    • Ferry to Positano
    • Private transport to Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius
    • Private transport to Naples
    • Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere
    • A Bus2alps trip leader

    Highlights Include:

    • Day excursion to colorful Positano with black-pebble beaches
    • Day excursion to the island of Capri with a private island boat cruise (with an optional stop at the Blue Grotto - weather dependent*)
    • Private transport to Anacapri (the highest town located on Capri!)
    • Chairlift to Monte Solaro (Top of Capri, with 360-degree island views)
    • Friday Night Welcome Group Dinner
    • Private transport to Pompeii with included entrance ticket to the ruins
    • Naples Day trip

    Your Trip Itinerary

    For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact [email protected]

    Day 1Arrive to the Amalfi Coast

    The trip departs Rome from the Termini train station. Please check in with your trip leader 30 minutes prior to departure. Travel to the Amalfi Coast is by private, luxury coach bus with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. Upon arrival to the Amalfi Coast, we will immediately check into our accommodation.

    Day 2 Explore Capri

    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, your trip leader will walk you up to Capri Town. From here you’ll have a chance to take in the sweeping views of Marina Grande below and cool off with a refreshing orange or lemon granita. 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 (ticket included!), 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 our group will enjoy an included dinner and then 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. 

    Day 3Explore Positano

    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 free to yourself to either kick back at your accommodation or head into Sorrento for a night exploring the town and grabbing a bite to eat.

    Day 4Explore Sorrento

    Sunday morning, you have the option to stay in Sorrento or depart for Vesuvius and Pompeii. Sorrento is an amazing city to explore and your guides will give you recommendations if you choose to stay in town. If you head out on the bus, we will arrive at Vesuvius first, where you will have the option to climb to the very top for an amazing view of the Bay of Naples. We will then depart for Pompeii where we recommend eating at our favorite spot, Pompeii Pizza, for a delicious brick oven cooked pizza at a great price. At Pompeii, Bus2alps will organize an optional professionally guided 1 hour tour of the ruins (price not included). The guides paint an excellent picture of Pompeii life during the Roman era. You also have the option to enter without a guide and see the ruins at your own pace. After touring Pompeii we depart late afternoon to return to Sorrento. You will have the evening free to head into Sorrento city center or hang out at the hostel.

    Day 5 Depart for Rome

    Monday morning we will have breakfast, check out, and depart for Naples. In Naples, the birthplace of pizza, you will have a couple hours to explore this truly Italian city. Visit the beautiful Piazza Plebiscito, stroll along the Bay of Naples, and grab an authentic Margherita pizza. We depart Naples early afternoon to return to Rome. 

    Optional Activities

    Blue Grotto: Entrance into the site includes a row boat ride into the famous fluorescent blue cave. 

    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.

    Climbing Mt. Vesuvius: Climb to the top of the volcano to see amazing views of the Bay of Naples

    Included Activities

    Capri Island Tour: Once we arrive to Capri, our private boats take us on tour around the island, stopping at the Blue Grotto (entrance not included), and other sites, including Marina Grande, Faraglione, White Grotto and Green Grotto.

    Limoncello Tasting & Sandal Shop: Carlo’s is our favorite shop in Anacapri that produces amazing custom sandals and makes their own Limoncello and lemon chocolates. Custom sandals start at 40€.

    Positano Ferry to Positano

    Positano Beach Afternoon!

    Mt. Vesuvius Transport: We bring you most of the way up the volcano to a great view point overlooking the Bay of Naples. 

    Pompeii Day Transport: Pompeii is the most preserved ancient Roman civilization. You will be transported there by our private bus and can then start exploring. 

    Naples Transport: Your guides will bring you to the lively city of Naples, show you the top attractions and point you in the direction of the world’s best pizza! 

    Mt. Solaro: From Anacapri you can take a chairlift to the top of the island for the best views of the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius.

    The Route