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Amalfi coast Drive (Amalfi - Ravello) - Herculaneum

Tour from your Hotel of Amalfi coast Drive (Amalfi - Ravello) - Herculaneum

Departing from: Naples Area, Amalfi Coast Area

Amalfi coast Drive (Amalfi - Ravello) - Herculaneum

Your private driver will greet you at your Hotel / accommodation (or Naples train station), after a brief presentation you will be accompanied to the luxurious vehicle where our staff will offer you every comfort you need. After that they will give you important information about the tour and the places that you are going to visit. Finally, let's get started your dream Private Tour !

Your driver will drive you up to the famous Milky Mountains and he will give you chance to take an incredible pic of Mt. Vesuvius and Naples area from that beautiful chain mountains. Once arrived in Ravello,you will have time to visit this lovely little town , famous for its nature and for the Villas like Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, whose gardens are full of different kind of flowers, plants and trees, especially lemon and orange trees for whom the coast is famous. Villa Rufolo sits on a ledge that has attracted thousands of visitors over the years, thanks, in large part, to the inspiration it provided Giovanni Boccaccio in his Decameron and as the location where Richard Wagner composed the second act of his opera “Parsifal” in 1880.Each summer since 1953 the “Ravello Festival” has honored Wagner with concerts held on the dramatic Villa Rufolo stage overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.

After this incredible visit, your driver will take you on a coastal drive (the famous Amalfi Coast) heading to Amalfi town. This one is such an important city for the Campania region that it gives its name to the entire coast. Here you can find several touristic spots such as the cathedrals next to the sea, the shopping streets, the museums and the square “Piazza del Duomo” and its unique church, the beautiful "Sant'Andrea Cathedral".The Amalfi Cathedral is a striking structure with 62 steps leading to its entrance. Its façade is Arabic-influenced Romanesque with a bold mix of stripes, arches, mosaics and textures. The bell tower and cupola are decorated with green and yellow tiles. The heavenly Cloister of Paradise is home to the tombs of Amalfi's wealthy merchants and features Moorish styling in white marble. The Crypt of St. Andrew is located in an altar decorated with beautiful Baroque murals dating from 1660.

At this point it’s time for a nice lunch, trust our staff and you will enjoy a incredible meal made by local ingredients, such as seafood and handmade fresh pasta. Alternatively you can have a pizza or a panino, something quicker but equally delicious. Stopping for lunch will be according to your needs and your time.

The eruption of the Vesuvius, that destroyed Pompeii, hit the city of Herculaneum too with a huge tsunami of dirt and lava. But unlike Pompeii, the city of Herculaneum preserved wooden buildings and any sort of goods. Therefore for archeological studies is a very important site. Sculptures, paints, vases and so on are now in the “Archeological Museum of Naples” and in the “Antiquarium”.Ancient tradition connected Herculaneum with the name of the Greek hero Heracles, an indication that the city was of Greek origin. There is, however, historical evidence that toward the end of the 6th century BC a primitive nucleus of Oscan-speaking inhabitants came under Greek hegemony there and that in the 4th century BC Herculaneum came under the domination of the Samnites. The city became a Roman municipium in 89 BC, when, having participated in the Social War (“war of the allies” against Rome), it was defeated by Titus Didius, a legate of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. 

Before leaving your private driver please agree upon the time to leave. Then the driver will recommend a suitable time to get back to your hotel/ accommodation (or Naples train station) after this lovely day!.


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What is included

  • Private (just for your party) Mercedes Deluxe Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes
  • Cultural and Gastronomic general information about the area will be provided along the way (inside the vehicle) by your private driver
  • Free time in Amalfi
  • Free time in Ravello
  • Herculaneum visit time ( 1.5 hrs / 2 hours )
  • Fantastic Photo Stops along the way

Optional & Extra

  • We can provide a licensed guide for the visit at the archeological site at an extra cost.
  • We recommend to add the extra service of the private guide for the ruins, in this way we can provide you “fast track” reservation entrance tickets. Tickets will be paid to your guide at the entrance and it is 13 Euro for Adults including the reservation that we will place for you for a “fast track”entrance. It is Free of Charge up to 18 yrs old (they need to show their passaport or ID).
  • Gratuity can be paid to the driver at your discretion (it is not mandatory in italy)

Not Included

  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Entrance fee for Herculaneum is 13 Euro pp. (Open From 8.30 AM until 5.00 PM).
  • Lunch and Drinks (Stopping for lunch will be according to your needs and your time)
  • Herculaneum licensed walking guide (available on request)

General Informations

All our drivers have been trained to give a tour along the route as you are driven to your destinations, however due to strict Italian laws regulating and protecting licensed tour guides our drivers cannot do this outside of the vehicle, in the towns, sites and museums.

Kid Friendly: YES (This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent).

Please , comunicate the age of kids up to 6 years old in order to provide a baby car seat.

We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.

Passengers with a Reduced Mobility (PRM) Friendly : YES (you must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of minivan and minibus).

Notes

Available: All year round (Herculaneum is closed on Wednesday).

PICK UP/DROP OFF POINT: Hotels / Accommodations in Campania region (Naples, Amalfi coast, Salerno,etc.), Naples Train Station (Napoli Centrale)

Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am

DURATION OF THE TOUR: 9 hours

Passaport Holders under 18 years are entitled to free admission to State owned archaeological sites (Pompeii, Herculaneum, Etc.) and museums, upon production of a valid photo identity document.

The client must know that we will provide this tour despite bad weather.

Please be advised that some shops or sites may be closed during the off-season (mid-November through mid-March)

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from Brisbane, Australia

We had the wonderful opportunity to explore the stunning Amalfi Coast with tour guide Giovanni (or as he introduced himself – John) on 14 September 2015. Right from the outset when he met us as Napoli train station, I got a sense that it was going to be a fun day as John exuded personality plus and had the ability to make you feel comfortable in his presence, even though we had only just met him. John is passionate about his work and his aim is to ensure his customers have a memorable experience. His commentary reflects his broad knowledge of the area and his singing abilities aren’t too shabby either. We were locked into a tight travel schedule, with only a day to spare and the staff at Lovely Amalfi Tours were very obliging in accommodating our needs. I would highly recommend Lovely Amalfi Tours to anyone who is looking for a tour company that provides an exceptional service. Thank you Giovanni, it was a magic day --- we will be back one day. Heather, Kaye and Gavin

from Sydney, Australia

I had read a lot about which company to go with prior to our cruise through the Mediterranean. I'm very pleased that we went with Lovely Amalfi Tours. Enrico was the lucky one to guide us around and my wife and I had such a great day around Sorrento, Positano and Ravello (the highlight if the day was lunch at Graal Restaurant ). Unbelievable food and the view....wow! Enrico was incredibly knowledgable, funny and friendly...and he can sing....oh sol a mio with gusto!.. thankyou for a memorable day we will cherish.

from Perth, Australia

Had an amazing tour with our driver and guide Vincenzo. Vincenzo was prompt, extremely informative and polite which made our day one not to forget. He took us to the best view points for photos, allowed the right amount of time in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello for us to enjoy. He selected a delicious restaurant in Amalfi on the waterfront for us and the price was perfect. We really enjoyed all our conversations with Vinni and certainly a day we won't forget.

from Sydney, Australia

If you want to see the true Amalfi coast there is no one better to help you explore its jaw dropping beauty than Giovanni, our wonderful, authentic Italian guide. Travelling with my best friend, he tailored the day to meet everything on our wish list. From gorgeous photo opportunities along the Coastline to sharing a delicious meal under the vines in a very lovely, family run winery on Vesuvius; we spent the whole day enjoying hls great knowledge of the area and wonderful hospitality. He also treated us to the best lemon Granita in the whole of Italy. Felt like we had spent the day with a friiend; laughing for much of it. A truly memorable day we will cherish forever. We will happily recommend him and the Lovely Amalfi Tours to all our mates down under! P.S If you ask him; he will even treat you to a song or 2.

from seattle

We had a wonderful day with Giovanni. He took us to Positano, Sorrento and Herculenium. We were a group of 4 and the van was very comfortable. Giovanni is very knowledgeable and he went beyond what was necessary to make us happy. We will recommend him for anyone who wants to visit the area. Pascualle, Francesco, Simona LaMamona and Liza

from Ontario, Canada

Cruise Ship Excursion - July 2015 Enrico really made this trip very special. He was extremely accommodating to the diverse group of people we had from our Cruise Ship. One family wanted to see Sorrento, another Positano, and another Pompeii. He graciously accommodated us all. It was a fantastic trip, with lots of laughs and smiles. A very special day with a superb guide!

from Clermont

My husband booked a tour of Positano, Sorrento, & Pompeii with Lovely Amalfi Coast Tours after finding them on Trip Advisor. This was our first tour on a week long cruise, so we weren't sure what to expect. Our drivers were Giovanni and Gaetano, who were friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and made our day truly special. It was a national holiday the day we went and Giovanni and Gaetano arranged the day so we never got stuck in traffic. It seemed that every location we went to was not crowded when we arrived, but was very crowded when we were leaving. This made our day and experience, all more enjoyable. One example, they arranged for us to have lunch at a nice location in Sorrento. Our table was all set when we arrived and we were treated like royalty. They stopped along the way to allow us to take photos of scenic routes and recommended a great place to buy limoncello. I would highly recommend this company as this was the best part of our trip. It made us want to return to the Amalfi Coast one day.

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