Divine Amalfi Coast

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Highlights

Spectacular scenery, lovely coastal villages, lush vegetation. Just sit, relax and let your heart and eyes be literally overwhelmed by the pure Mediterranean Beauty! The itinerary is flexible based upon you interests and requests. You can decide together with your driver where to stop along the itinerary: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and more on your way.  Shopping and delicious local food will be available upon request.

Included

Mercedes private vehicle with a professional driver, all taxes, fuel, parking fees and pay tolls.

Extra

Lunch.

Optional

Private Guide all day.

Meeting place

Where requested in Naples, Sorrento and Salerno.

Wheelchair friendly

Only if you are able to get on and off the vehicle.

Dress code

Casual.

Additional info

Please be aware traveling time on the Amalfi Coast may take longer that you expect even on short distances. We normally suggest to choose two or maximum three of the towns for your the itinerary.

If you only have a single day in the area a visit to Pompeii can be easily combined with this itinerary.

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Practical Info

The itinerary is flexible. Along the coast there are several small villages that definitely worth a stop. The most famous are Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and RavelloLeisure Italy recommends to choose 2 or 3 places on a full day tour, in order to relax and enjoy these travel destinations at your own pace. Nonetheless the Amalfi Coast can be entirely explored with a full day tour. You can decide on tour with your driver where to start from and how long to stop in each place.

Your English speaking driver will meet you where requested. He will be able to point you out the main attractions and to give you some hints about the different spots along the way. Where possible he will stop so you can enjoy some great photo opportunities.

The Sorrento coastal drive is gorgeous: dramatic cliffs, beaches, olive trees growing on terraces, lemon and orange orchards, a few villages and their docks. You will certainly have the chance to get off the car for some nice pictures or also stop at one of the limoncello factories along the road.

In Sorrento ask your driver to let you off in the city centre, in order to explore the old town and reach the spectacular garden of St. Francis with a picturesque sea-view dominating the entire bay of Naples.

The town is colourful, mostly pedestrian and absolutely safe. Feel free to wander around the narrow alleys, the little shops and the good gelaterias (ice-cream places). There are plenty of excellent places to sit for lunch, Leisure Italy will be pleased to suggest some of our favourite restaurants. Don’t forget this is the land of limoncello liquor, caprese salad, spaghetti with sea-food and much more… Sorrento is also well known for its in-laid wood-works.

From Sorrento your Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast will start driving up-hill across the mountain range, through orange and lemon orchards. Once at the top you are on the Amalfi Drive, this incredible winding road grabbing to the cliff.

You will find yourself immerged in a Mediterranean dream: steep cliffs, blue sea, luxurious villas. Along the Amalfi Drive there are three famous small towns: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.

The first village driving from Sorrento is Positano, with its white-washed houses and its fancy shops and art galleries. Even though it turned a bit touristy lately if you wish you can ask your driver he drive to stop downtown so you can discover the village on uour own. Positano is mostly pedestrian from the road down all the way down to the beach.

Amalfi is the most glorious town on the Coast, attracting people from all over the world with the richness of its past. If you like you can visit the Cathedral of St Andrew or you can get away from the crowds exploring the maze of narrow walkways and travel through time back to the Middle-Ages! Not to be missed is a taste of the local lemon pastry called “Delizia al limone”.

As your last stop you could visit Ravello, the most elegant and scenic little town on the Amalfi Coast with its medieval villas and astonishing views. Leisure Italy recommend a visit either to Villa Cimbrone or to Villa Rufolo. As an alternative you can browse the ceramic factories and the art galleries, or simply relax in the central piazza and watch the world go by from one of the nice cafés in front of the Church of St Pantaleone.

The tour will end where it started unless differently required.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
27th May 2018

Fantastic private tour of Amalfi Coast for my wife and myself with Pasquale, our driver. We stopped in Ravello, Amalfi, and Praiano and had time to explore these beautiful places, particularly Ravello and Praiano. Pasquale timed the drive just right so we avoided the big crowds, and he was accomodating in every way. He took us to a lunch spot just outside of Praiano (Costa Diva — see my separate review) where we had one of the best meals ever in Italy, which is saying a lot.

We found that just having Pasquale as our driver and being able to explore these places on our own was just right for us.

After the Amalfi coast, since we still had time, Pasquale drove us to Herculaneum on the way back to Naples, even though that wasn’t part of our original plan. This was an added bonus and made the day even more special!

17th June 2017

We did an all day tour with Fabrizio and my family of 5. Fabrizio was fabulous!! Our tour was in a clean and spacious van that was equipped with a microphone so those in the back could hear all the wonderful things he had to say about Amalfi. This was the perfect way to get around. He would drop us off while he parked and let us wonder around a bit on our own. He would then join us after a few minutes to show us all the local favorites. We visited Sorrento, Amalfi and Ravello and he knew all the special places to go and to eat. The view at our lunch was nothing short of spectacular!! He is a clear expert on the history and culture of Amalfi and kept our whole family entertained and engaged (which is hard to do with teenagers). We even tried to book Fabrizio for the next day, but of course he was already booked. But that did not stop him from helping us set up our next day in Capri! He is wonderful and we would use him again if/when we are blessed with returning to Amalfi. Thank you, Fabrizio!!

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