Not a lot of time on shore? Not sure what to see and do or how to get there? Let Miles&Miles assist you in creating an unforgettable and stress-free journey! Our Salerno Shore Excursion to Pompei & the Amalfi Coast gives you a chance to see the beautiful coast and take a glimpse into the historic ruins in Pompei. The tours are led by expert English speaking guides who will help to create a personalized experience while taking into account your specific interests. These incredible services enable you to tour with a native Italian guide showing you the real face of the city you are visiting. The tours are available in English or Italian, and are delivered with an insight and style that keeps our tours entertaining, fun, and informative.
PORT OF CALL: SALERNO
If your port of call is Naples please let us know as we have different itineraries from Naples and will need accurate information in order to arrange your shore excursion properly.
At 8.00AM your day starts from the port in Salerno where your driver escort will be waiting with a sign bearing your name with a comfortable, air conditioned, late model Mercedes van to start out a day of amazing sightseeing. This day incudes a drive along the Amalfi Coast as we head to Ravello, one of the best locations for views of the coast. Here you will have time for exploring this quaint village and a well deserved cappuccino to make this stop even more perfect! We will continue on through Amalfi and stop in the beautifully picturesque village of Positano, a pearl of the Tirrenean sea. This small village is built right into the cliffs and falls into the deep blue sea. Originally it was a fisherman`s town reachable just by a small road on the cliffs or by sea. Here you will have time for exploring the beautiful linen and hand made sandle shops or for a walk on the beach. If you prefer to have an amazing lunch "in the clouds" request La Tagliata* for the most incredible views of all of Positano and the coast below. Here you will taste a perfect sampling of the area`s cuisine, homemade from ingredients grown on site. But, if you prefer to eat down by the sea request lunch at the charming Chez Black* where you can try their house specialty, “Spaghetti al Riccio”, or other fresh seafood options. An exceptional dessert, not to be missed, is “La Delizia al Limone”. After lunch we’ll sample some of Chez Black’s homemade “Limoncello”, possibly the best that you’ll ever taste in your life. Time allowing, you can take in a little shopping in the village, walk down streets where cars are not allowed or take a stroll on the beach with its fantastic views of Positano’s cliffs and terraces.
After lunch we continue on to Pompei. Pictures and paintings cannot do justice to this incredible part of Italy. Pompei used to be a resort town in the South of Naples, located on the western coast of Italy. Many wealthy Romans had "country homes" there. On a fateful summer`s day in 79 AD, Mt Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash and lapilli (a small, lightweight pebbly material) over the village of Pompei. At it`s largest, Pompei had a population of approximately 20,000 people. Most people fled the eruption but an estimated 2000 people did not and died from toxic gasses or were buried in the eruption along with the city. Lasting for almost a full day, Pompei was buried under some 25 feet of volcanic material
While Pompei remained in the local`s memories, as time passed it`s location was lost. Rediscovered in the 1700`s. Excavation was started, but not until the mid 1800`s was there meticulous recording of the discoveries. Amazingly preserved by the lapilli and ash, much information from Pompei has been regained. Almost 2,000 years later, you have the opportunity to explore the preserved ruins of this famous disaster. A local walking guide will take you through the ruins on your 2 hour tour discussing more than 2,000 years of history where you can walk over ruts and paths hewn in the stone by thousands of feet and wagon from times gone by. Or, if you prefer, you can spend these 2 hours exploring the coastal towns with your driver guide instead, allowing time to see another town. You can also exchange Herculaneum for Pompei if you'd like. Please let us know if you are interested in either of these options so that we can arrange your day appropriately based on your time in port. You will enjoy the beautiful coast as you drive back to the port of Salerno to board your ship and you will set sail with a day full of wonderful memories of this part of Italy.