Sorrento is surely one of the world’s most beautiful towns, built on a coast with breathtaking views and landscapes. Yet it is far from a frivolous vacation destination. The houses, people and the entire region are filled with a history and culture so deep that it can be traced back to the 11th century BC. Overlooking the bay of Naples, the town is the key point on the Sorrentine Peninsula and is one of the most popular destinations of the entire Campania region. Make sure to plan a day trip to Capri, one of the most celebrated Italian islands, noted for its natural beauty.
The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.
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You'll leave Sorrento for a drive along part of the beautiful coastline and pass the village of Santa Agata. The narrow road winds along the side of rocky seaside cliffs and offers breathtaking views of the Italian Riviera. You'll marvel at the rocks rising from the sea and see small boats in sheltered sandy coves that look like brightly colored toys from above. Sorrento's cliff-side setting affords fabulous views across the Bay of Naples, and more breathtaking sights lie ahead, as you proceed along a scenic coastline, dotted with olive groves and fragrant lemon and orange trees.
On the drive back to Sorrento, you will stop at a local farm in the Sorrentine Hills to see a fabulous view of the Gulf of Naples. This agricultural farm produces oranges, lemons, olives and wine, with equipment and methods dating back to the end of the 18th century. You'll enjoy a light snack of bruschetta and mozzarella, accompanied by a glass of wine or water. Before returning to Sorrento, a stop will be made in town at the Ianuzzi Store for those wishing to leave the tour to shop or explore independently. Later on, you can catch the local shuttle back to the pier at your leisure.
Please note: Mini-buses will be used to transfer guests from the pier to the motor coach parking lot and vice versa. There will be approximately 10 minutes of moderate walking at La Sorgente Farm.
Experience a unique blend of scenic beauty and tragic history during this scenic and memorable visit to the ancient city of Pompeii.
Depart the pier for the transfer via mini-bus to the main square of Sorrento. From here, you will board a coach for the drive along the Sorrento coast, past the Bay of Naples and on to the remarkable ruins of Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. The excavated ruins of Pompeii are considered one the finest representations of an Italian city at the height of the Roman Empire.
Walking through the city, which was buried in ash from the devastating volcanic eruption in 79 A.D., you will gain great insight into what ancient life must have been like here. Time seems frozen, as you observe the eerie plaster casts of numerous victims who are caught in their final moment of life as you peer inside homes and shops suspended in time by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is filled with aristocratic villas, temples and a forum, which was the heart of the city.
This coastal area has thrived for centuries, and much of its lure is its natural beauty, which you will see on your return trip, which passes the seaside resorts of Castellamare and Sorrento. On the way, you will have a short stop for an inlaid woodwork demonstration.
Please note: Mini-buses will be used to transfer guests from the pier to the motor coach parking lot and vice versa. The drive between Sorrento and Pompeii is approximately 1 hour in each direction. In the event of heavy highway traffic, the overall length of the tour may be extended. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair.
Ever since ancient Roman times, the fabled resort area of Capri has earned a legendary reputation as "the Island of Love". Although immortalized in poetry, paintings, songs and movies, the inimitable Capri must be seen up close to be appreciated.
As you come ashore in Sorrento harbor, your guide will take you on a 20-minute journey to Capri by jetfoil. Upon arrival at Marina Grande, the main port of Capri, private taxis will take you to the higher village of Anacapri. There, you can ride a chair lift up the 1,884-foot Mount Solaro for a wonderful, 360° panoramic view. You'll see the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius, the Gulf of Salerno, Anacapri Plain, the Sorrentinian Peninsula, Ischia Island and Capri. You'll then proceed to Capri village, where a wonderful Italian lunch will be served at the famous Deluxe Hotel Quisisana. After lunch, you'll have free time for shopping or browsing. At the end of your visit, take the famous funicular from La Piazzetta, the main square of Capri, to the pier landing area. Upon arrival, you'll be taken back to Sorrento by jetfoil.
Please note: A visit to the Blue Grotto is not included in this tour as there are often long waits, and it is subject to weather conditions. Capri is very popular. Therefore, expect crowded streets, traffic delays and lines at the funicular. This tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties. The jetfoil ride between Sorrento and Capri is approximately 30 minutes each way.
Indulge your senses with Positano's spectacular topography, photo opportunities and cuisine during a visit to this resort city, and lunch at the Michelin-rated ristorante, Quattro Passi.
Depart the pier for the scenic drive from Sorrento to Positano along the renowned Amalfi Drive. Formerly a forgotten fishing village, Positano has become a retreat for the wealthy and is now a popular resort area. Upon arrival, you will be able to browse the boutiques along its narrow, undulating streets. As the narrow road winds alongside rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, you will take in breathtaking vistas of the beautiful coastline, rocks and small boats dotting the sandy coves.
Next, a stop for lunch with wine will be made at the well-known, Ristorante Quattro Passi. The restaurant offers spectacular views from its beautiful garden terraces high above the sea. The restaurant boasts an excellent wine cellar, dug out of the tufa rock and well stocked with the finest Italian and International labels. The owners have a special blend of warmth and hospitality, are ready to welcome you and make you feel immediately at home. After lunch, you will re-board your mini-coach for the return drive to Sorrento. Upon arriving back in Sorrento, you may browse the shops (time permitting) or return to the ship.
Please note: Mini-buses will be used to transfer guests from the pier to the motor coach parking lot and vice versa. This Regent Choice tour has limited availability. Flexibility is required, as traffic conditions may affect the duration of stops. The restaurant requires casual, but elegant attire. Bermuda-style shorts, jeans and sleeveless shirts are acceptable. Small mini-coaches are utilized for this tour, which is suited to guests that prefer less walking. However, guests in wheelchairs will require personal assistance to get around in Positano. This tour is not recommended for guests who are prone to motion sickness as the Amalfi Drive is a winding, cliff-side road.
Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty and flavors of Italy during a memorable ride along the Amalfi Coast.
Depart the pier for the transfer via shuttle bus to your coach. After boarding your coach, your tour will commence with an unforgettable ride along the renowned Amalfi Drive. This narrow road winds alongside the rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, and offers breathtaking vistas of the Italian Riviera with each twist and turn. A photo stop will be made for panoramic views and marvelous Mediterranean breezes.
Next, your drive will continue on to Amalfi, located at the mouth of a deep bay. Upon arrival, your guide will tell you about the impressive duomo, the Cathedral of St. Andrew, which will be visited from the outside. This building is a curious combination of Moorish and early-Gothic architecture. During your visit, some free time will be provided for a stroll along Amalfi's impressive marina, or an opportunity to browse among the picturesque shops and cafés surrounding this quaint village. You will then proceed for a typical Italian-style lunch at a lovely restaurant en route to Amalfi.
On the return journey to Sorrento, you will revisit the beauty of the Amalfi Coast. In Sorrento, you may choose to follow your guide for an interesting orientation tour of the city, or return directly to the ship.
Please note: Mini-buses will be used to transfer guests from the pier to the motor coach parking lot and vice versa. This tour is only offered on select voyages. The order of sites visited may vary. Should the guests be interested in visiting Amalfi's St. Andrew's Cathedral on an individual basis, they should be aware that there are 35 very steep steps to climb. Guests wishing to enter St. Andrew's should wear conservative attire covering their shoulders, arms and legs; shorts will not be permitted. In the event of traffic congestion, parking in Amalfi may not be available. Instead, an alternative stop on Amalfi Drive will be made, either at Maiori or the Vietri Sul Mare. This tour is not recommended for guests who are prone to motion sickness as the Amalfi Drive is a winding road on the cliff side.
Enjoy discovering the charm of the Amalfi Coast in this visit to the enchanting village of Positano and the renowned San Pietro hotel.
Depart the pier by mini-coach to be driven to Positano, one of the most beautiful villages along the Amalfi Coast. Here, you will marvel at the white Moorish style houses that cling to the slopes and look over a small sparkling bay.
Upon arrival to Positano, enjoy a leisurely walk through the village and spend some time browsing in some of Positano's boutiques that sell the casual, locally made cotton clothing which they are known for.
After enjoying your free time in this delightful town, proceed to the luxurious San Pietro Hotel, well known and frequented by the international elite. Situated on a cliff high above the sea with its carefully kept garden terraces, the San Pietro hotel is considered to be one of the most beautiful sites. Enjoy a delicious Italian lunch in this delightful setting with spectacular views of the gulf.
Filled with unforgettable memories of the beauty of Positano, enjoy your return ride back to Sorrento where your ship awaits.
Please note: Order of sights visited may vary and the itinerary may be reversed. Comfortable shoes are recommended, and elegant casual attire for the San Pietro Hotel is suggested.
According to Greek legend, it was at Sorrento where Ulysses heard the tempting song of the Sirens, and the city remains irresistible today. Your introduction to this sparkling gem begins with a short stroll to a local shop where you will have an opportunity to observe an inlaid woodwork art demonstration. Afterwards, you'll have a bit of free time to stroll around befor rejoining your coach and continuing on.
While decidedly Italian, Sorrento was originally a Greek village and its strategic seaside location on a high plateau is classically Greek. Sorrento's cliff-side setting affords fabulous views across the Bay of Naples, and more breathtaking sights lie ahead, as you proceed along a scenic coastline, dotted with olive groves and fragrant lemon and orange trees.
With each twist and turn of the road, you will be treated to a new and awe-inspiring view of the Italian Riviera. In the Bay of Salerno, you will see three small rocky islands called Li Galli, which were said to be the mythical home of the Sirens. Returning via the Cape of Sorrento, you will pass through several hilltop villages, including Meta and St. Agnello, where you can admire the imposing Mt. Vesuvius in the distance.
Please note: This tour includes a short walking tour of approximately 30 minutes. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Mini-buses will be used to transfer guests from the pier to the motor coach parking lot and vice versa.
On the southern edge of the Gulf of Naples lies the island of Capri, often called the Island of Dreams. Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius found peace and beauty here, as have the many celebrities who have visited the island. When you see Capri's impressive cliffs and brightly colored villas during this full-day excursion, you will understand the island's universal appeal.
Begin the tour by boarding a hydrofoil at the pier in Sorrento,where our guests will commence on a scenic, 30-minute cruise on the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Naples.
Upon arrival at Capri's Marina Grande, board a local mini-bus for a ride on a winding road to the higher village of Anacapri, where you can visit the famous Villa San Michele, or take a ride on the chairlift to Monte Solaro, the highest point on the island loved by Emperor Augustus, or browse around the local shops and boutiques.
Re-board your mini-bus for the 20-minute journey to the lovely town of Capri where you can view the Marina Piccola and the legendary Faraglioni Rocks, three spectacular rocks that protrude from the blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. You will have approximately 2 hours on your own to enjoy lunch, visit Via Camerelle, the famous shopping street, or wander through the central square known as the Piazzetta. Then, rejoin your mini-bus and travel to the Marina Grande where you will board a hydrofoil for the return to Sorrento.
Please note: During high season, Capri can be extremely crowded, and long lines are common, unavoidable, and should be expected at the hydrofoil and mini-bus stations. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this excursion which involves walking over uneven surfaces and climbing stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests who have limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. A funicular ride is included for the descent from Capri to the Marina Grande where guests will embark the jetfoil for the return to Sorrento.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.