Naples – Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi – Cruise excursion from Naples

Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi – Mozzarella Farm

8:30 AM NAPLES  PORT pick up from the ship. Mini van with English speaking driver. Transfer to Sorrento.

9:45 AM Sorrento visit of Piazza Tasso

We will enjoy some shopping time in the upmarket Santa Lucia district of the city, where there are many modern shops on a street which stretches down to the waterfront. There is a pleasant market selling lemon soap, fine clay works & the town’s speciality – Limoncello – a liquor distilled from the ripe Sorrento lemons that are grown in the surrounding hills.

11.00 Visit to The Sorrento Mozzarella & Olive Oil Farm.

Located in a luxuriant lemon grove in the hills of Sorrento is the ancient Mozzarella & Olive Oil Farm of ‘La Sorgente’. After walking deep into the lemon grove we will arrive at the Mozzarella Fabricazione, where we will have a demonstration by the farmer’s wife, assisted by her grandmother, in the making of buffalo mozzarella using the traditional techniques & equipment.

We will then enter the old olive oil mill, with its large stone mill to crush the olives & purify the virgin olive oil. You will learn from the farmer how the local producers sell their product through a local farming co-operative.

After the demonstration we will be treated to a light lunch of three-course caprese salad, tomato pasta & a dessert, using the freshly-made mozzarella & olive oil. The lunch on a long tables under the lemon groves, high in the hills above Sorrento, is a highlight of the tour.

12:30 PM Lunch in Positano and Free time

We will have a private coach transfer around the headland to arrive at the Amalfi Coast, with its stunning views over the sea & craggy inlets below.

Our first visit will be to the clifftop town of Positano, which appears like a vision clinging to the side of the  mountain that plunges down to a small beach with some of the region’s finest seafood restaurants. Because of the gradient of the town, every hotel & restaurant boasts a panoramic view & we will have time to explore the winding steep alleyways before enjoying a pasta lunch at one of the many local trattorias.

After lunch, we willmeet the coach & transfer further along the coast to Amalfi.

Our journey to the city of Amalfi takes in some of the world’s most impressive views & we will arrive close to the main piazza of Amalfi. We will have time on the beach before visiting the famous Duomo of Amalfi & visiting the many shops & the local foodmarket in the main square.

1:45 PM  Transfer to Amalfi and tour of Amalfi Duomo

4:15 PM Transfer to Naples

6:00 PM Arrival at The Ship.