Your private driver will greet you at your accommodation, after a brief presentation you will be accompanied to the luxurious minivan 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.
Our first step is Pisa, an important city of the Tuscany region. Once a Roman Empire’s colony, then an important commercial port, the city of Pisa is better known for hosting one of the symbol of Italy abroad: “La torre pendente di Pisa” (The leaning tower of Pisa), originally the bell tower of the Cathedral is now more famous than the original building thanks to its leaning-on-a-side characteristic. It is located in the so-called “Campo dei miracoli”, a wide plaza where you can find other sites too, such as the Cathedral, the cemetery and the baptistery. A magical place that definitely does worth a visit. Don’t miss the chance to take a traditional picture of you holding the tower, or get creative, don’t forget to show us your pictures.
We will then visit another Tuscanian important city: Lucca. This town used to be a stronghold, its high walls are still there standing up and surrounding the city. Don’t forget to visit other important places like “Torre Guinigi”, a high tower which at the top has a small garden “Il giardino pensile”, or the “Piazza dell’Anfiteatro” a plaza built using the original design of a roman amphitheatre. The walls, the peebled streets, the churches, the architecture of the palaces which reminds of ancient times, walking along the streets of this town will be like living the lives of fantasy book characters.
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 after this memorable day!
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What is included
Private (just for your party) Mercedes Deluxe air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline
Cultural and Gastronomic general information about the area will be provided along the way (inside the vehicle) by your private driver
Optional & Extra
Optional licensed walking guide (avaliable on request)
Gratuity can be paid to the driver at your discretion (it is not mandatory in italy)
Lunch and drinks
Optional licensed walking guide (avaliable on request)
If you wish to climb the Leaning Tower you need to get tickets yourself. You can find them by following this link http://www.opapisa.it/en/home-page.html. The entrance time should be 9.45/10.00 am to fit into the rest of the schedule.
Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified
We reserve the rigth to change the order in which we visit the sites.
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.
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).
Kid Friendly: YES (This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent).
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Pick-up - Drop-off Location: Your accommodation in Florence
Our family book a trip-tour from Amalfi to Paestum and from Paestum to Naples airoport. It was a very good experience, everything was perfect (the driver very polite and skillfull, Francesca, our guide, very nice and with many usefull information about this region). The report quality price was unbeatable. I strongly recommend this company.
effie and georgefrom ohio
I am NOT one to typically write reviews but this was an experience of a lifetime for my husband and I. As I write this please know that I had the most amazing time with the Amalfi tours and Giovanni. He was so accommodating and showed us parts of Italy that we will never never forget. He was very respectful and knowledgeable. He made the tour fantastic and I would recommend this tour to anyone that is touring the Amalfi Coast. Make sure you ask for Giovanni.
Doehring's & Atkinson'sfrom Victoria, BC, Canada
Thank you Giovanni for making our day in Naples so memorable and enjoyable. We appreciated your flexibility in planning our day. We felt like you were a good friend showing us around and your pride and love for your country was infectious. The vehicle was pristine and comfortable for the six of us. We'd love to go back and the first person we would call is you!! We highly recommend your tour company and people may contact us if they have questions.
Linda Rossfrom San Francisco
“An amazing Day in Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano!!”
We were part of a group of 8 on a 7 night cruise, and this was probably my favorite port day! Giovanni was our driver and he helped make this day fun and memorable. He got us to Pompeii early so we beat the crowds and could really enjoy our visit. He is a highly skilled driver (not easy on the Amalfi coast Road) and took us to some beautiful lookout places for stunning views/photos of the Amalfi coast and Positano! He arranged a really nice lunch for us in Sorrento, recommended the perfect street for us to pick up last-minute gifts, and he made sure we were on time for the ship. I would definitely recommend Lovely Amalfi Coast Tours and Giovanni, and hope I get the chance to use this service again someday!
Sharon RIchfrom San Antonio US
In August 2013 we did Tour Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento with Lovely Amalfi coast tours. Our driver Giovanni was very nice and he suggested a wonderful restaurant outside Positano for us to have lunch and that was the best meal we had on our 2 week trip. We had several stops for photos and it was a wonderful day! Thanks Giovanni!
Dania Lopezfrom Miami
“Great trip with Giovanni”
We had a great time in the Amalfi Coast thanks to our wonderful driver, Giovanni. Giovanni is unlike any stereotypical driver that one would encounter in most cities. He is young, fun, engaging university student who seems to know just about everyone in the Amalfi Coast!
The entire private tour went very smoothly. We found Giovanni immediately upon arriving in the Sorrento port as he was waiting for us (along with other drivers). Despite that there were only two of us, we got a large van, which is better for sightseeing because you get to sit higher up and consequently have a better view of the coast. We were able to see all the towns and did not feel rushed at all.
Another great thing about traveling with Lovely Amalfi Tours is that the prices are significantly more reasonable than its competitors, with no compromise in the quality of service. I hope it continues to stay that way!
But most importantly, Giovanni made us feel like he was a friend showing us around his hometown. And of course, this is always the best way to explore a new place.
Nicole Johnsonfrom Vancouver
Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Tour
This was our first time doing an independent outside of our cruise line. What a BLAST! Eight of us went off to Pompeii and Herculaneum with Giovanni (our driver).8 hour tour. This was the highlight of our 19 day Western Mediterranean Cruise. ( Age group) in our 60's. We like ruins and history and the private guide gave us a great descriptive picture of how life was like at the time of Mt Vesuvius' eruption. We all agreed that we enjoyed Herculaneum more because it was more emotional and intimate. We all immediately hit it off with Giovanni, and had lots of laughs. We would highly recommend this company, guide and definitely the driver! We would not hesitate about using their services again. Thanks Giovanni for making our tour so memorable. The Crazy Canadians! We won't forget you.