TAILOR MADE PRIVATE EXCURSIONS
All excursions start from either your cruise ship or local accommodation and can be tailor made to exactly your own requirements.
Everything can be planned so that you can spend more time at the places which are most important for you and it is also possible to ‘mix and match’ creating your own personalized tour which we can develop together when you contact me.
To start getting an idea, take a look at our guestbook where you can find feedback from clients who have already travelled with us.
Examples of Tailor Made Tours:
- Magical Amalfi Coast
The whole idea of this tour has evolved from our guests who have particularly asked for something different.and not “touristy” so we have created an excursion specifically for those who have a limited time in the area but want to see and sample as much as possible.
Here we try to give you a “tailor made” excursion concentrating on the things that you really want to see and do, working together to make a day out which you will always remember.
Excursion to some of the less known beauty spots and places of interest on the Sorrentine Peninsular.
A tour which takes in the unforgettable little town of Positano as well as lunch on the family farm where you are involved in the cooking of the meal without the hard work of preparation.
Watch mamma putting the pasta in the pot ready for you to eat and making the sauce to go with it.
Sample the genuine farm produce and really get the feeling of being part of an Italian family.
For those who want a touch of history, either Pompei or Herculaneum can be worked into the itinerary or else one can simply concentrate on the natual beauty of this magical part of the world.
- Day tour of Naples
We start entering the heart of Naples, starting exploring the most famous squares such as Piazza Municipio with Castel Nuovo, Piazza Plebiscito-with the Royal Palace, the Galley Umberto I -the San Carlo Opera house etc. and the most beautiful and historically interesting Churches, such as San Lorenzo Maggiore, San Domenico- San Severo- Gesu' Nuovo- and the Duomo of San Gennaro.
We can also visit the Archaeological Museum of Naples, the most famous in Europe, where the treasures excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum are held.
For lunch we can stop in one of the most beautiful places along the promenade (with a fantastic view of the bay of Naples) or at a local Neapolitan pizzeria for some fantastic pizza and some tradition local dishes. Buon Appetito!!
Afterwards we’ll view the sights of the city which is full of history, tradition and of course the ancient problems of traffic and overpopulation, the combination of which makes it one of the most amazing and unique cities in the world. At the end, some free time for shopping and a great cup of Neapolitan coffee is indispensable before returning home.
I am sure that at the end of this tour, the visit and story of this unique City will have enriched your holiday in Italy
- Pompei \ Herculaneum - Sorrento - Positano tour
A full excursion day to include shopping and sightseeing in Sorrento, a spectacular panoramic drive along the Amalfi coastline to Positano with photo stops along the way plus time to wander round and soak up the atmosphere in this picturesque little town. Back to Sorrento area for visit to a local farm and fruit orchard, meet the family who run it and sample some of the home made specialties. Lunch break either at the farm itself or a local country restaurant . Continue to either Pompei or Herculaneum with time to visit the site of your choice. . In order to get the maximum from your visit to the archaeological site, my recommendation is to engage an official guide. Return to your point of departure.
- Pompei \ Herculaneum - Positano - Amalfi - Ravello tour
A full day out doing a circular tour round the Serpentine Peninsular. Travelling along the Sorrento side of a mountain range with stops for photos along the way. Coming out high above the Sorrento Plateau and then cutting across the foothills onto the world famous Amalfi Coastline. Travel along to Positano where you have some time to wander around and soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque little town, then on along this spectacular winding road with plenty of photo stops, through the pretty little town of Amalfi and finally climbing up through the vineyards and lemon groves to Ravello which is perched high above the sea with spectacular views. Time for lunch here with a chance to sample the local delicacies. Continue over a mountain pass to either Pompei or Herculaneum with time to visit the site of your choice. In order to get the maximum from your visit to the archaeological site, my recommendation is to engage an official guide. Return to your point of departure.
- Phlegrean Fields - Solfatara - Pozzuoli - Cuma tour
A day of excursion steeped in history travelling out of the City of Naples into the volcanic area of the Phlegrean Fields. Here we can visit the Solfatara, an incredible experience walking into an area which could almost be Dante’s ‘inferno’ (hell) with its eerie atmosphere, the boiling mud, the sulpher fumes and other natural phenomenon. Time in Pozzuoli which is famous for its magnificent Roman remains and old port (once one of the largest on the Tyrrhenian sea). Time for lunch here and the possibility of sampling typical delicacies and then on to Cuma where we find the remains of the ancient Greek civilization, the Sybil’s cave and also examples of the Roman occupation including an amphitheatre. Back to base at the end of the day.
Wine Country Experience tour
A day tour for wine connoisseurs and those interested in seeing something different. We travel away from the usual tourist spots to tour the heart of the wine making country in the Apennine mountains. Visit to a winery to see the whole process of wine production with the chance of lunch in a typical local rustic restaurant. See the little hilltop villages where life seems to have some to a standstill way back in the past. Back to point of departure late afternoon.
Caserta Royal Palace and gardens tour
This famous palace of the Bourbon kings is known also as the Versailles of Naples. You have plenty of time to spend the whole day here visiting the magnificent state apartments of the palace and then making your way slowly through the immense gardens with their fountains and waterfalls. You can even take a horse and carriage ride round the park. Restaurant facilities are available or we can leave the palace in time to visit one of the local buffalo farms and take lunch at a small local restaurant.
Monte Cassino \ Minturno tour
A day of remembrance visiting the beautiful Benedictine abbey of Monte Cassino where both the British Commonwealth and the Polish war cemeteries can be found. More time can be spent here or else the visit can be made shorter and we can also visit the Minturno war cemetery either before or after Cassino. Time during the day for lunch in one of the typical local restaurants.
Capri and Sorrento tour
Travel over to Capri with an ‘escort’ who will help you to get a taste of this beautiful little Island and to fit as much as possible into you visit. After Capri a short jetfoil ride will bring you to Sorrento where your transport awaits you. Up from the harbor to the main town, time for a quick lunch and a short walking tour of the historical centre then away to tour the little villages and beauty spots of the Sorrentine area. Back to point of departure late afternoon.
Family Experience excursion
A chance here to visit one of the local farms, get to meet the family, explore the farm and see the kind of crops which are grown, the lemon and orange groves and the vineyard. You can sample some of the local delicacies at a family meal – Italian style – in fact, full immersion into the Italian way of life. Time also today for a visit to the old town of Sorrento for exploring and shopping.
Haunts of the Mermaids: coastal trip by boat.
A unique chance to go from one of the small local harbours in a fishing boat to explore the magical coastline of the Sorrentine Peninsular and to see the Galli Islands which legend tells us were once the haunt of mermaids. Come ashore to lunch in one of the local seafood restaurants before taking your transport to tour the little villages off the beaten tourist track of the Peninsular. A full day of relaxation and beauty. If sea and weather conditions are unfavourable for our boat trip we will take time to visit the historical centre of Sorrento or else make our way over to beautiful little Positano for a quick visit
From Rome to:
- the Bay of Naples,
- Capri and the Amalfi Coast
- or else to Tuscany to visit this Region's major cities...
All of the above tours and more can be effected from Rome.
We give you the option of being collected directly by your transport for the day and then travelling down into the Naples region along the motorway or else to take a fast train Rome-Naples, thereby avoiding traffic and saving time and then being picked up at Naples station to continue the tour of your choice At the end of the day return to the station for your journey back to Rome.
If you would like to have more time in the Naples area, this can easily be arranged with any number of overnights that you desire.
We can arrange your accommodation and then you can let us know the places you would like to visit.
It is also possible to use the same formula for visiting such places as Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimigniano, Lucca etc. You would be met at your destination and then follow the itinerary of your choice.
With all excursions the order in which we visit the different places depends on traffic and local conditions and is always planned so that you get the most possible out of your day. Please note, entrance fees are not included in the excursions.