Salerno (for Sorrento and Pompeii) Cruises, Italy
- Head up to the Castello di Arechi. The Byzantine fort’s sat on a hilltop watching over Salerno, so it’s got some of the best views going.
- Step inside Salerno Cathedral. It’s a modest-looking place from the outside, but the crypt is not to be missed. Here, you’ll find tourists marvelling at the frescoes on the vaulted ceiling.
- Board a bus to Amalfi. It’ll take about an hour to reach this pastel-painted town, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination. Grab a window seat to enjoy the out-of-this-world views.
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This tour puts Italy’s world-famous Amalfi Coast on display during a trip to its crowning glory, Amalfi. From the port, you’ll hop on a boat for a journey to the town, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. On the way, you’ll have the opportunity to take some pictures of the bright-green hills that line this part of Italy’s coast. And you’ll get to see the classical-looking waterfronts of the towns of Minori and Maiori file into frame, too. When you dock at Amalfi, your guide will lead you through the town’s cosy, cobbled streets to the cathedral, which has stood in the centre of town since the 10th century. Take a look at its striped, marble walls, then head inside for a walk around the well-kept gardens. Afterwards, time permitting, you’ll also have a chance to go for a wander on your own before getting the boat back to the port.
Today, you’ll be heading out on the open water to pay a visit to the isle of Capri. You’ll meet your guide and at the port in Salerno, then you’ll take a boat across the Bay of Naples to the glamorous island. After docking in the harbour in Marina Grande, you’ll head up to the town centre by taking a ride on the funicular – a steel cable car railway that climbs 456 feet up into the hills. When you arrive at the top, your guide will take you on a walking tour around the Gardens of Augustus. They date back to the early 20th century, when a German weapons manufacturer built his mansion on the island. You’ll hear about the history of Capri during a stroll along the flower-seamed pathways, before being let loose for some free time. You can browse the collection of high-end shops, which include brands like Versace and Prada. Then, head inside the all-white Chiesa di Santa Stefano Church – one of the oldest on the island. You’ll have time to stop off in one of the restaurants or cafés for a clifftop glass of wine, before heading down to the marina for the journey back to the port.
This tour’s one for history lovers and culture vultures. You’ll take a trip out to two of Campania’s star attractions – the ancient city of Pompeii and the famous coastal town of Amalfi. When you arrive, you’ll set off around the streets with your guide for a two-hour tour. The streets are the same as they were back in 79AD, and signs of life are still on display. Mansions are filled with works of art, which you’ll be able to explore as you make your way to the city’s central square, the Forum. You can wander around what’s left of the the ancient temples, and see the perfectly preserved pottery collection in the old market. When you’re done at Pompeii, you’ll hop back on the coach and travel down the coast to Amalfi. You’ll have an half and a half to see the sights here. You can go for lunch in one of the waterfront cafés, take a look around its collection of high-end shops, wander around the 1,000-year-old cathedral, or opt to head out on the water for a boat tour. When you’re done, you’ll make the return journey back to the port.