Beautiful Positano & Amalfi
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: AML-003
Cruise to breathtaking Positano and explore at your leisure before returning to Amalfi for a tour of glorious St. Andrew Cathedral and enjoying more free time.
After departing from the pier in a boat, you will cruise west along the stunning Amalfi coast. Hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rugged coast is physically beautiful, naturally diverse and emotionally moving all the way to Positano, where you will disembark.
Upon arrival, you’ll have approximately 90 minutes during which you might browse the smart boutiques for cotton clothing, linger over a glass of wine, or simply take in the spectacular views. Positano clings to the side of a steep cliff, so it’s extraordinarily photogenic and more vertical than it is horizontal.
Amazingly, Positano was little more than a humble fishing village until it became popular in the 1950s with writers such as John Steinbeck and after a new road was built linking it to Sorrento. Now, it’s an absolute must-see when on the Amalfi coast.
Amalfi is also wonderfully enchanting, as you will discover after cruising back to tour St. Andrew Cathedral. Built in the early 1200s alongside a still-standing 9th-century church, the cathedral is dramatically located atop a flight of 62 stairs. Be sure to note its medieval bronze doors, the first of their kind in Italy.
Afterwards, during your free time, you might wander about the sun-splashed piazzas or gaze out over the Mediterranean. The original city of Amalfi lies somewhere offshore, as it slid into the sea during the earthquake of 1343.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 45 minutes of guided easy to moderate walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There will be cobblestone surfaces, steps and inclines to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with walking difficulties. Guests who are prone to motion sickness should take the necessary precautions prior to commencement of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing (those who wish to enter religious sites will need to have shoulders and knees covered); sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. The Positano tour portion is non-guided. Local guides will give you a brief orientation on the way to Positano so that you may better enjoy your free time there. Large boats will transport guests to Positano; the boats will only depart when all guests are boarded. The order of sites visited may vary.