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Naples to Amalfi Coast day trip | Captivating coastal journey

Take an enchanting journey from Naples to Amalfi Coast by choosing from a variety of day trip options. Immerse yourself in breathtaking coastal vistas, rich history, vibrant culture, and authentic flavors as you explore Amalfi and its nearby attractions. These tours blend comfortable travel, expert guidance and luxurious relaxation to make your trip unforgettable.

Why go on a Naples to Amalfi Coast day trip?

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  • Coastal marvels: Explore the iconic Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, revealing breathtaking vistas of dramatic cliffs and picturesque towns.
  • Hidden gems: Unearth hidden treasures like Positano, a pastel-hued village clinging to the cliffs, and Ravello, a serene town renowned for its gardens and arts scene.
  • Gastronomic delights: Indulge in authentic Neapolitan and coastal cuisine, savoring fresh seafood, renowned limoncello, and local delicacies that reflect the region's culinary heritage.
  • History calls: Immerse in history at ancient sites like Villa Rufolo, a medieval villa with Moorish influences, offering glimpses into centuries of cultural evolution.
  • Local interactions: Engage with locals, discovering their warm hospitality and traditions, adding depth to your journey beyond the typical tourist experience.

All you Naples to Amalfi Coast day trip and tour options explained

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Guided tours with transfers

Duration: 8 hours 

  • Visit all the major coastal towns: Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, in the presence of a local tour guide
  • Gain more insights into Amalfi’s top highlights such as Amalfi Cathedral and Paper Museum in a guided tour 
  • Visit all the local attractions such as Palazzo Rufolo, Ravello’s Bell Tower, and the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta at Positano
  • Explore the scenic alleys and cobbled stairways of Amalfi accompanied by an expert guide  

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One-way transfers

One-way transfers

Duration: 1.5 hours

  • From the Naples airport, travel to Sorrento or Amalfi Coast (or vice versa) in style and comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Book a one-way Campania Express ticket to or from Naples to Sorrento.

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Highlights of Amalfi Coast tours From Naples

Amalfi

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Amalfi

Amalfi Cathedral (Duomo di Amalfi)

This stunning 9th-century cathedral is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew. The grand staircase, beautiful cloister, and the magnificent Byzantine bronze doors are not to be missed.

Paper Museum (Museo della Carta)

Paper Museum (Museo della Carta)

This museum celebrates Amalfi's tradition of paper-making, which dates back to the 13th century. Visitors can explore the ancient techniques used and even try their hand at making paper.

Valle delle Ferriere

Valle delle Ferriere

This nature reserve located just above Amalfi offers hiking trails. These off-beat paths lead you through lemon groves and alongside streams and waterfalls. Its unique microclimate also supports a variety of ferns and orchids.

Positano

Spiaggia Grande Beach

Spiaggia Grande

This is the main beach of Positano and one of the largest along the Amalfi Coast. Surrounded by vibrant pastel houses perched on the cliffs and lined with bustling cafes, it's a great spot to relax, people-watch, or take a refreshing swim.

Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Positano

Church of Santa Maria Assunta

This iconic church with its stunning dome made of majolica tiles is a defining feature of Positano's skyline. Inside, you'll find a beautiful 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary.

Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei)

Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei)

For the adventurous, the Path of the Gods trail offers one of the most spectacular hikes in the region. Starting in Agerola, just above Positano, the trail provides stunning panoramic views of the coast, sea and Capri.

Ravello

Villa Rufolo

Villa Rufolo

This 13th-century villa offers a mesmerizing blend of Arabic, Sicilian, and Norman architectural influences. Its terraced gardens overlook the sea, and it's often called "the garden of the soul."

Villa Cimbrone

Villa Cimbrone

This historic building is known for its stunning gardens and the "Terrace of Infinity," a balcony offering some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast. The mix of exotic and Mediterranean plants, statues and ancient temples make it a tranquil haven.

Duomo di Ravello (Ravello Cathedral)

Duomo di Ravello (Ravello Cathedral)

Situated in the town's main square, this 11th-century cathedral is dedicated to St. Pantaleone. The cathedral boasts a stunning bronze door, a pulpit supported by six spiral columns and a museum housing sacred artifacts.

Plan Your Naples to Amalfi Coast day trip

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Amalfi

Duration: 8-8.5 hours for guided tours; 1 hour 15 minutes to 1.5 hours for one-way transfers

Best time to visit: If prefer sunny weather, then the summer months (June through August) are the best time for you. However, this is also the busiest time of year. For fewer crowds, the low season (April to June) and (September & October), are often considered the best times to visit. You can also enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and boating during these periods.

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  • By Car: A drive from Naples to Amalfi Coast is about 60 km. Without traffic, it will take you around 1.5 hours.
  • By Bus: Reach Sorrento from Naples by train. Board a SITA bus from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast. From Naples airport, board a shuttle bus to Sorrento, then hop onto SITA buses to reach any major coastal town.
  • By Train: Board a train from Napoli Porta Nolana Station to Sorrento. SITA buses ply from Sorrento to Amalfi.
  • By Ferry: Get onto Alilauro direct ferries from Molo Beverello harbor in Naples to reach Amalfi or Positano.
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  • Use public transport or tour services: Driving along the winding roads of the Amalfi Coast can be challenging. Consider using public transport, ferries, or guided tour services for a stress-free experience.
  • Pack comfortable shoes: The towns of the Amalfi Coast are characterized by steep stairways and cobbled streets. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for walking and exploring.
  • Respect local etiquette: When visiting churches or religious sites, remember to dress respectfully, covering your shoulders and knees.
House of the Faun
  • House of the Faun: Visit the ancient Roman villa in Pompeii, renowned for its grandeur and exquisite mosaics including the "Alexander Mosaic". Named after a statue of a faun inside a Pompeii house, it offers a captivating glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Roman architecture and design.
  • Pompeii baths: Explore the intricate network of public bathing complexes. With varying rooms for warm, and cold baths, these baths provide insight into daily life and hygiene practices of Pompeii's inhabitants.
  • Pompeii amphitheatre: The oldest surviving Roman amphitheater, it hosted gladiator battles and public spectacles. The structure could once house 20,000 spectators.

Frequently asked questions about Naples to Amalfi Coast day trips

How do I book Naples to Amalfi Coast tours?

You can book Naples to Amalfi Coast tours online. You'll have the option to choose from a guided tour, hosted tour, or shared transfer tours.

How long does it take to finish a day trip from Naples to Amalfi Coast?

Most tours range from a full day (about 8-8.5 hours) to multiple days depending on the itinerary. However, there are also exclusively one-way transfers available which take about 1.5 hours.

What's the best time of the year to take a Naples to Amalfi Coast tour?

The Amalfi Coast is stunning all year round. However, spring (April to June) and fall (September and October) offer milder temperatures and smaller crowds compared to the busy summer season.

Is there a guide on the tour? Is the guide English-speaking?

Yes, in most cases, a guide is included in the tour. Most tours offer guides who speak multiple languages, including English. It's best to check the inclusions in the ticket before booking a tour.

Is lunch included in the tour?

This depends on the specific tour. Some tours include a meal or tasting, while others do not. Do check the specific details of the tour you're considering.

Are the entry fees for attractions included in the tour price?

This varies from tour to tour. Some include all fees in the price, while others may require additional payment for certain attractions. Be sure to read the inclusions and exclusions carefully before booking.

Do the tours include any hiking or physical activities?

This greatly depends on the tour. Some may include hiking or swimming as part of their itinerary, while others may focus more on sightseeing and exploring towns. Please check the tour description if you have specific requirements or interests.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Accessibility varies greatly by tour and by the specific locations visited on the tour. Many of the towns and sites on the Amalfi Coast are located on steep hillsides with many stairs, which could be challenging for those with mobility issues. It's recommended to check accessibility information before planning your itinerary.

Are there any specific local customs or rules I should be aware of?

Generally, Italian culture values respect and good manners. Modest dress is required when entering churches or religious sites. Also, Italian law prohibits eating and drinking in the vicinity of main public buildings and monuments, so be mindful while consuming food and drink in these premises.

What should I wear on the tour?

Comfortable walking shoes are a must as there's usually quite a bit of walking on uneven terrain. In summer, light clothing, a hat, and sunscreen are advisable. In the cooler months, pack a jacket or sweater.

How to reach Amalfi from Naples by bus?

There are regular bus services. Take the SITA Sud bus from Salerno to Amalfi which takes around 1-1.5 hours to reach.

How to reach Amalfi from Naples by train?

You will need to take a train from Napoli Centrale (Naples) station to Salerno. Board a high-speed Frecciarossa or Trenitalia train. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes to an hour, depending on the service.

Is there a ferry from Naples to Amalfi?

Yes, there is a ferry service that runs from Naples to Amalfi. The journey takes approximately 2-3 hours depending on the service. Please be aware that schedules can vary and are subject to change due to weather conditions.

What happens in case of bad weather?

Most tours operate rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, tours may be postponed or, in rare cases, cancelled. Policies for such circumstances vary, so it's wise to check in advance.