A trip back to 79 A.D., followed by the magical island of Capri.
Although all three of these spots are delicious, you must be advised that you may feel rushed and yearning more time in each location. We always prefer that you focus on your preferred interest in your selection of your tour, BUT, if you must see all 3, heed this warning and enjoy.
This tour includes:
- English-speaking driver
- Transportation from the cruise ship pier to Pompeii to Sorrento in a private vehicle
- Private, local, licensed guides in Pompeii and Capri
- 2-hour tour of Pompeii
- Hydrofoil ride to Capri and back (additional cost)
- Opportunity to take a funicular ride (additional cost)
- Choice of adventures on Capri
- An incredible day of discovery!
Upon arrival in Pompeii, your private, local, licensed guide will take you on a fascinating two-hour tour through this amazing place. Once a thriving empire, the city of Pompeii had about 20,000 inhabitants in 79 AD, when it was completely covered in 30 feet of volcanic ash by the deadly eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Listen to your guide as he tells you the history of the city as you take in the baths, villas, theaters, and wrestling grounds.
Before you know it, you will be on to Sorrento, where you will meet up with your Capri guide and catch the mid-day hydrofoil to the island. When you disembark the hydrofoil, your time on this magical island will begin.
Take the funicular up to Capri Town and La Piazzetta, lined with wonderful old and new buildings, sidewalk cafes, and, of course, shops! Decide if you would like to visit the Gardens of Caesar Augustus or the Punta Tragara, both very easy walks, or, if you prefer something a little more challenging, head up to the Villa Jovis to visit the ruins of Tiberius' most important imperial villa.
Afterwards, you may choose to visit Anacapri, where you can pick between two adventures. For those unafraid of heights, a chair lift may be the absolute highlight of your day. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the top in single chairs silently gliding through the sky with the amazing vista below of the bluest Mediterranean seas and the whitest, highest cliffs with colourful houses perched in the most impossible places.
The second option takes you to Villa San Michele, the charming former home of Swedish doctor and philanthropist Axel Munthe (1857-1949) that Henry James called "the most fantastic beauty, poetry, and inutility that one had ever seen clustered together." The villa is set around Roman-style courtyards, marble walkways, and atriums. Medieval choir stalls, Renaissance lecterns, and gilded statues of saints are all part of the setting, with some rooms preserving the doctor's personal memorabilia. A spectacular pergola path overlooking the entire Bay of Naples leads from the villa to the famous Sphinx Parapet, where an ancient Egyptian sphinx looks out toward Sorrento.
- In order to accommodate the many aspects of this tour, at times the itinerary might have to be reversed. Don't worry, you will still be able to experience the full tour.
- The first portion of this trip is with a great English-speaking driver. In Pompeii and Capri, you will tour with private, local, licensed guides.
- No food, beverages, or gratuities are included in the price of this tour. The 13€ per person entrance fee to Pompeii is not included in the price of this tour.
- This tour does not include the price of the hydrofoils or transportation on the island of Capri. Your English-speaking driver will drop you off in Sorrento, where you will meet up with your guide for Capri. Along with your guide, you will take the hydrofoil from Sorrento to Capri (20 minutes). When your time in Capri is over, you will take the hydrofoil from Capri to Naples (50 minutes). The price will be about 20€ per person each way.
- The cost of a one-way ticket on the funicular is 1.30€ per person.
- In season, the hydrofoils become very busy traveling back and forth from Naples to Capri. It is not uncommon to have to stand; we suggest you arrive early especially for your return.
- It is also true that the funicular becomes very busy at the end of the day with many rushing back to Naples, so, again, we recommend that you leave in plenty of time. If you find that there is a long line at the funicular as you leave the island, we suggest you take a taxi. Even if you have a pre-purchased ticket (which you can sell to someone in line), it is worth avoiding the line to ensure your spot on the hydrofoil.
Days offered: 7 days a week