This blog post is a guide to the Amalfi Coast tours; the world’s most traveled beachfront towns in southern Italy.
Ok, you have repeatedly come across the word, ‘Amalfi Coast’ on the Tyrrhenian Sea, breathtakingly blue waters, the tall cliifs overlooking the sea, the brightly colored clusters of houses perched right on the cliff, the sunny beaches, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine served with sparking Italian wine etc and you have been contemplating a vacation there.
However, you don’t know where to begin your Amalfi coast tour, what to see and do so that you can boast about your ultimate trip to the world’s most coveted holiday destination-right?
In this blog post, I have written about various Amalfi coast tours and Amalfi coast travel packages that you should buy so that you don’t miss out on anything important in it.
At the outset, I want you to view this video that will reveal what can you expect there. Please view it on ‘full screen’ mode.
Amalfi Coast-From Where to Where?
The Amalfi coast begins from the Gulf of Naples and ends at the Gulf of Salerno. See the map posted at the beginning of the post now and start reading further.
Length of Amalfi Coast:
Don’t assume it is a lengthy coastal area stretching into several hundred kilometers. The length of it is only 55 km.
Which towns lie along the Amalfi Coast?
Here the some of the small towns (communes) that lie along the coast and there are the places you will be visiting.
There are 15 towns that dot the short Coast. The organized Amalfi Coast tours will take you to some or all these towns, depending on your time to spare.
How to reach the Amalfi Coast?
Your first destination to start your Amalfi Coast tour is Napeles. Alternatively, you can head first to Salerno that is equipped with an international airport.
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The entire stretch is comes under UNESCO World Hertiage Sites.
A Guide to Amalfi Coast Tours:
Amalfi And Positino Boat Tour
Usually, this is the most advertised tour. Visiting the small towns on the coast is best covered in a boat.
This boat tour is of eight hour duration. The starting point is Nerano, 15 km from Sorrento. Though projected as a resort, Nerano is actually a fishing village. You will be picked from your hotel by the tour organizer assuming you are staying in one of the hotels in Sorrento.
What can you expect to see?
The unmistakable beauty of the it will hook you. The charming Tyrrhenian Sea, its lovely blue color, and the fragrance of Italy will make your mouth agape as soon as the boat makes some distance in the sea.
You will see the following spectacular scenes.
- Fjord of Furore
- Li Galli Islands archipelago comprising three enchanting islands namely, Gallo Lungo, La Castelluccia, and La Rotonda. It is believed mermaids swim near these islands.
- Cloister of Paradise-an incredible cemetery built during the 13th Century, BC
- Marine Republic of Amalfi
- You will be given time to explore both the towns of Positino and Amalfi
Note: The majority of the Amalfi coast tours start either from Sorrento or Naples, the starting and ending points of Amalfo coast.
Amalfi and Positano Tours
This part of the Coast, I mean the one that takes you to Positano, the second most beautiful town along the Amalfi coast is a sought-after one by the tourists. Even your hotel travel desk would highly recommend it.
It’s a full day (9 hour) boat tour that leaves from Sorrento. You will have ample time to explore both the towns.
The star attraction during this tour is the Emerald Grotto. It is an out of the world sight wherein you will be taken in another boat that is allowed to enter the underwater cave. As soon as you enter, your jaws drop open in sheer awe of the emerald green color of the water. The green light will even light the walls of the cave that allow streaks of sunrays to enter the cave.
The color changes dramatically as the sun roams on the sky.
Positano is known excellent ceramic articles made locally. When you search for ‘amalfi coast’ on the web, you will be shown brightly painted houses, built closely on the cliff overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. When you walk around the town, you will be walking through narrow rocky streets where those houses stand.
Three beaches in Positano lure you. They are Marina Grande Beach, Fornillo Beach and Arienzo Beach.
The mythological Sirens were said to have lived on the Li Galli Islamnds, near Positano.
What is the point of sailing the waters of Tyrrhenian Sea without actually getting into the water with snorkeling gears on and swim with marine lives in this part of the world?
After you had your date with the underwater creatures, you will be taken to see and admire two world-class natural wonders namely:
- Natural Arch
- Faraglioni Rock
Visit Capri Island
Capri Island is a top-notch vacation destination in Italy.
Do you that Capri was a favorite place to relax for the ancient Romans? Imagine the thrill you will feel when you step on the sands of Capri with this fact.
The top sight on Capri Island is the ‘blue grotto’.
There are too many places to see in Capri. Within the allotted time, you can visit at least 50% of them.
Capri Island tour is a not-to-be-missed feature during your tour. This tour is available from Amalfi and Positano towns. The boat trip lasts for eight hours.
A few boat tours of Amalfi coast starts from Napeles too. The majority of them are from Sorrento, Amalfi, and Positano.