Duration : 8/9 Hours
Places: Amalfi Coast with stop in Positano, Amalfi, Ravello
Leaving from: Sorrento ( hotels or port), Salerno port, Amalfi port, Naples port
The Amalfi Coast Private Tour is one of our most popular tours because it leads you to discover one of the most beautiful places in the world, the divine coast, a long coastal road on the Gulf of Salerno, made of turns that offer wonderful views around every corner that will leave you breathless for the great beauty, an ‘terrace of infinity’ as the poets like to call it.
This tour leaves from Sorrento, Naples, Salerno and Amalfi and the driver of Star Cars will come to pick you up at your hotel or at your ship's docking port.
The tour usually starts at 8am and lasts for about 8 hours during which you will visit the most characteristic towns of the Amalfi Coast: Ravello, Amalfi and Positano.
Ravello is called ‘the city of music’ because every year there is a famous International Music Festival with the participation of famous Italian and international artists. In Ravello, which was an important commercial town of the Republic of Amalfi, you can visit the Pantaleone Church in piazza del Duomo and the two famous villas, Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone.
Villa Rufolo is in Moorish style and dates back to the 13th century and is famous for its gardens overlooking the Gulf of Salerno while Villa Cimbrone is in medieval style and is located in the hills of the city. It is a short walk to reach this fantastic Villa where you will find the ‘terrace of infinity’, and look out onto the sea of 365 metres with a row of 18th century busts to bestow on her, a view that makes the heart tremble and that has bewitched famous visitors like Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo and Gore Vidal. After the tour in Ravello, you will continue to visit Amalfi which is only 7 kilometres away.
Amalfi was a powerful maritime Republic, the capital of the maritime trade in Italy between the 9th and 11th centuries together with Pisa, Florence and Venice and as a memorial of that time, a famous historical regatta takes place every 4 years, during which four crews representing each of the republics compete against each other. The race is preceded by a historical procession with a costumed parade.
The town has preserved its ancient structure and right in the historical centre where there are shops with all kinds of merchandise. You can visit the Duomo, the Cathedral dedicated to the patron saint Andrea.
The paper mills are famous in Amalfi, where the famous Amalfi paper is produced and obtained by a maceration of rags of linen, cotton and hemp, just as they did in ancient times, and the shops, bars and cafés, where you can taste desserts, liqueur and ice cream products with Costa d'Amalfi IGP lemons known as sfusato amalfitano whose cultivation is rich in the hilly area.
The Amalfi coast private tour continues to Positano and along the way you can admire landmarks such as the Fiordo di Furore, a stretch of water placed at the mouth of a valley, created by the painstaking work of Schiato torrents, a natural setting for movies and photo shoots.
Positano is now considered the town of VIPs on the Amalfi Coast but began as a simple fishing village that built their homes on the rocky mountain. This is why the town has the famous structure that made it famous in the world, where the houses look stuck on each other.
In Positano, you will have free time for shopping in the alleys of the town, accessible only by foot and spaced out with stairways, where tourists crowds look for Positano fashion clothing, handmade sandals and colourful pottery with views of the coast or with paintings of donkeys, the symbol of the Amalfi Coast, accessible in difficult areas only with this animal that has given so much to the inhabitants of the place.
A must see in Positano is the Byzantine church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and the Roman Villa buried because of the earthquake after the eruption of 79AD which was inaugurated in July 2018 and the famous beaches Fornillo and the Spiaggia Grande where the ferries depart for the coastal towns and islands.
Along the way your driver will show you the most beautiful views where to take your photos and will share stories and anecdotes that you won't find on any guidebook, by customising this tour according to your requirements.
The Amalfi coast tour ends in the afternoon with the return to your hotel or to your port of embarkation.