Positano Beach trips

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From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

1. From Positano: Private Boat Tour to Capri or Amalfi

Enjoy a full day at sea on a private boat tour from Positano. Climb aboard and choose how to spend your time on the water. Head south along the Amalfi Coast or cross the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Capri, the choice is yours. Admire the striking landscape and jump in for a swim. Capri Cruise Option Navigate north from Positano passing Nerano, famous for its blue flag beaches. Stop for a refreshing swim and continue to Punto Campanella, where the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast meet. Then, cross the Bay of Naples and enjoy views of the Vesuvius. Upon arrival in Capri, circumnavigate the entire island, stopping at the Blue, White, and Green Grottoes. See the private villas of the rich and famous, along with Casa Malaparte and the historic lighthouse. Cruise past Marina Piccola to sail through the rock formations of Faraglioni. Experience the island from the boat or dock for some free time on land for an extra fee. Amalfi Coast Cruise OptionHead south from Positano and admire the lagoons and caves that line the rugged coastline. Make a stop to swim or simply lounge on the beach. Pass the beautiful fishing village of Praiano, where century-old traditions are still maintained. Reach the hidden lagoon of the fjord of Furore, then continue to Conca dei Marini to sail under Sophia Loren's former villa. Get an up-close view of the beachside apartment where Jackie Kennedy spent her Amalfi Coast vacation. Stop in bustling Amalfi for a chance to stretch your legs and get some lunch. Sail toward Atrani, Italy’s smallest village, or visit the enchanting towns of Ravello and Marmorata to see a waterfall that once powered a paper mill. Finally, arrive at the laid-back villages of Minori and Maiori, observe some Roman ruins, and discover one of the most famous pastry shops on the Amalfi Coast.

Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat

2. Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat

Begin your 8-hour tour by visiting Ravello, abundant with beautiful views and located at the top of the Dragone Valley. Visit Ravello's famous Villa Rufolo with its luxurious hotels, culture, cuisine and more.  Your second stop will be Amalfi where you will depart from the port and sail around the enchanted villa, old watch towers, natural arches and quaint, fisherman's villages. Sail through Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Santa Croce and the fjord of Furore. Experience a dreamlike trip along the most beautiful coast in the world. You'll then be treated to a spectacular lunch with delicious, traditional ingredients. Your third and final stop will be in Positano with a photo stop overlooking the picturesque village before driving into the action. Your time in Positano will be marked by sightseeing and shopping. Positano is famous for its handmade jewelry, sandals, fashionable clothing and materials.

From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

3. From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

On this tour, you will explore the coast by car with an expert driver. Over the course of 8 hours, you can visit Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Where to stop for lunch and how you spend your time is up to you to decide! Sorrento stands on a terrace rising steeply above the sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Campanian coast. Because of its enchanting position and mild climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times. Enjoy Sorrento's picturesque bays, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, as well as panoramic views of the coast, the surrounding hills covered in olive groves and the crystal-clear sea. Positano stands on two mountain slopes in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the province of Salerno. Enjoy the views of the gulf formed by Germano tip to the west and Cape Sottile to the east. The center of enchanting Positano features delightful white or pastel-colored houses and the parish church of Saint Maria Assunta, with its splendid majolica dome. Amalfi also offers splendid views and evidence of its prestigious past. The Cathedral, dedicated to St.Andrew, dominates the square. Discover the Paradise Cloister, a construction in Arabian-style dating to the thirteenth-century and ruins of the Arsenal of the Republic. Ravello is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast and it can boast exceptional landscapes that have earned Villa Cimbrone’s terrace the name of ”Terrace of infinity.” The beautiful Villa Rufolo stands to the right of the dome. In Spring and Autumn, Ravello is a favorite destination for those who love the silence of its buildings and its medieval churches. Every year audiences gather to listen to the concerts held in the gardens or in the halls of Villa Rufolo, famous for having inspired the scenery of Wagner's Parsifal.

Private Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano

4. Private Full-Day Boat Tour to Positano

Spend a day at sea to discover the stunning Amalfi Coast with this private boat trip. After pickup from your hotel, head to the port in the historic town of Massa Lubrense to board the boat. Set off along the beautiful coastline, passing through Punta Campanella to reach the gulf of Salerno and the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast. Sail to Jeranto Bay and the Beach of Nerano, then continue to Crapolla Bay. Stop to swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters along the way. The boat is fully stocked with water, beer, wine, and soft drinks, so you can relax with a drink on board. See the Sirenusas islands up close before arriving in Positano, known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy some free time to discover the town at your own pace. Wander through the beautiful streets, stroll along the beach, or stop at a local restaurant to have something to eat.  Once on board again, head back along the coast to the port. Take incredible photos as you admire the views from the water, and enjoy the service of your expert captain. Your tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel from the port in Massa Lubrense.

From Naples: Positano and Amalfi Day Trip by Ferry

5. From Naples: Positano and Amalfi Day Trip by Ferry

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover the two charming, historic towns of Amalfi and Positano. A ferryboat offers relaxing and picturesque transportation as you visit these spectacular destinations. Along the way, learn about the towns from your guide before exploring on your own. Your tour begins at the sea port of Molo Beverello in Naples. There, meet with your guide and board the ferryboat. Take in the stunning views as you depart from Naples and explore the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Continue your tour with a visit to the town of Amalfi. Admire the scenic town, once known as the medieval Duchy of Amalfi, nestled between jutting cliffs. Your tour guide will provide an introduction to the city and a tasting of the local lemon ice, then explore the city on your own for 2.5 hours. Next, board the ferry to reach your second destination, Positano. After your guide's introduction, seize the opportunity to discover the town's charm for yourself. Wander past the colorful buildings, shops, and visit one of Positano's sandy beaches, Marina Grande, Fornillo, or Arienzo Beach. Enjoy about 2 hours in Positano before concluding your tour with a ferry ride back to Naples.

From Praiano: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Cruise with Drinks

6. From Praiano: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Cruise with Drinks

Embark on a private boat trip from Praiano around the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at scenic views of coastal villages such as Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, and Minori while treating yourself to drinks and snacks onboard. Enjoy free time in Amalfi town and snorkel with the gear provided. Meet your guide at Marina di Praia and following a quick meet and greet with the crew, take a seat and enjoy the private cruise. There are several boat options that you can choose from. Take to the waves with a private guide and cruise along Italy’s dramatic shoreline. Admire fine views over coastal villages such as Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, and Minori while you sip on Prosecco, beer, and other drinks and munch on snacks onboard, Enjoy the clear seas, warm sunshine, rich culture, and natural beauty of coastal Italy. Along the way, cool off with refreshing swims in the clear waters or observe the underwater marine life with the snorkeling masks provided. Finally, drop anchor and visit the historic village of Amalfi. Enjoy free time to explore the town and soak in the Mediterranean landscape at your leisure. Then, hop back on the boat to sail to Praiano.

Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour with Fishing Village Visit

7. Positano: Amalfi Coast Boat Tour with Fishing Village Visit

Board your boat for the day in Positano, then set sail along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to the first stop of the day. Arrive at Li Galli Isles, 3 rocky islands located a few miles from Positano Beach, and learn about the legends of the mermaids who once lived here. Spend some time swimming and snorkeling in the glistening waters, and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this magical location. Enjoy another swim stop on the way to Sorrento, and pass by the fascinating ruins of Pollio Felica, an Ancient Roman villa. Arrive in Sorrento and visit the picturesque fishing village of Marina Grande. Learn about the village at the onsite historic center, then enjoy some time free time to explore on your own. Find a local restaurant and dine on a typical Italian lunch, stroll through the village's quaint narrow streets, shop for artisan trinkets at craft stores, or simply admire the laid back locals going about their day. At the end of an unforgettable day, head back to the boat and relax on the return journey to Positano, marvelling at panoramic views of the coastline along the way.

Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Sightseeing Boat Tour

8. Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Sightseeing Boat Tour

Your Amalfi Coast adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Sorrento then heads out onto the glistening blue waters of the Med. Sailing from Sorrento, navigate along the coastline and discover some of the most beautiful locations that Italy has to offer. With the help of expert skippers, learn about the region and receive tips and recommendations for the best places to visit. Spend the day sailing around the stunning isles of the Amalfi Coast including Li Galli Isles, which was once home to mermaids according to local legends. Have a go at living like a mermaid yourself as you swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the coast. Go in search of sea life as you paddle around idyllic bays, or stay on board the boat and soak up the glorious Mediterranean weather. The tour offers breathtaking views of the coast from start to finish as you sail past imposing cliffs, hidden bays, and rocky beaches. Relax as you admire the panoramic surroundings and gaze upon the view, framed perfectly by glistening Mediterranean Sea. There’s also time to wander around the cliffside village of Positano, home to a pebble beachfront and winding charismatic streets. Here you can really immerse yourself in la dolce vita as you stroll around the village, shop for souvenirs, eat delicious food, and mingle with the locals.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 164 reviews

An excellent day, as described. Our driver, Rosario, was very professional and attentive. He was early for the morning pick-up. The car was perfectly clean and fresh every time we returned from our free time. The four cities are very interesting. It was a very beautiful day. I recommend this excursion.

Beautiful experience, very nice and knowledgeable driver. The only flaw was determined by the organization of the group as some people had to return to take the cruise ship before the scheduled 8 hours of tour

The tour offered a lot, the four cities in front of and along the Amalfi Coast were worth seeing. Our chauffeur Giovanni was extremely friendly and tailored the tour to us.

A splendid day on the coast! Even more enjoyable day by Giovanni, our driver. Very nice person, with a very good guide, plus a really clean car.

Wonderful excursion! The guide gave us time to visit each place very quietly.