A comfortable air-conditioned car or van (if you are more than 2 people) will collect you from your hotel in Rome for a memorable trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.
In the shadow of the still active Mount Vesuvius we explore Pompeii. It is impossible to see all of Pompeii in one short visit but with our carefully planned route and our knowledgeable local guide we will ensure you see the very best of Pompeii: the Theatre; the Forum; the Pleasure Houses; the Thermal Baths; the Mills; the Gladiators' Barracks and much more. You will walk the streets of ancient Pompeii and see evidence of where carriages travelled over 2000 years ago, see some of the first 'fast food joints' and marvel at the plaster casts of some the unfortunate victims of the eruption.
We take a break for a quick espresso and a look around the colourful stalls of the local artisans before heading off once more. On our way to Sorrento we make a quick stop for a photo opportunity at one of the most magnificent panoramas in Italy, a stunning 'bird’s eye' view over the Bay of Naples.
Sorrento is beautiful and steeped in history. It is known as the town of oranges and lemons and one can see why it was the preferred holiday destination of Roman Emperors as well as Italy’s elite. Here you will have some free time to explore the old town with its maze of little streets. You can taste some of the local food specialities and perhaps enjoy a 'gelato' and of course have a sip of the famous Limoncello!
Into the van once more for the drive to Positano along one of the most beautiful and thrilling sightseeing roads in the world – the Amalfi Coast route. There will be stops to take photos of the stunning views on this 'once in a lifetime' trip. We then arrive at Positano, one of the prettiest villages on the peninsula. This is truly a picture postcard village: clear blue waters overlooked by white fisherman’s houses; charming alleyways with marvellous ceramic shops and little boutiques. The ocean laps onto the little cove and the sea breeze carries on it the fragrance of a myriad of blossoms. You can’t fail to fall in love with Positano!
In the late afternoon we head back to the bustle of Rome taking with you wonderful memories of Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano and the Amalfi Coast!