Sorrento to Amalfi Day Trips

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From Sorrento: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Day Trip

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  • Explore Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello at your leisure on this full-day small-group tour along the Amalfi Coast with an English-speaking driver.
  • See the 9th-century Amalfi Cathedral, an emblem of medieval maritime might, and enjoy panoramic views of the captivating coastline.
  • Roam around Positano's enchanting lanes, where pastel buildings cling to cliffs, harmonizing with the Tyrrhenian Sea's azure melody.
  • Discover Ravello's old charm at Villa Rufolo and Ravello Cathedral, both from centuries ago, and be amazed by the ancient villas around.

Inclusions

  • Day-trip to Amalfi coast
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking driver
  • AC car
  • Tip: Explore the local artisanal shops that offer handmade ceramics, limoncello, and other traditional crafts in these towns.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring along your sunscreen, hat, swimsuit and beach towel.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
SorrentoSorrento to Amalfi Tours

Sorrento to Amalfi Coast - coastal tours & hiking through the Amalfi dreamscape

A stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, Amalfi, is renowned for its panoramic views, hidden coves, and quaint coastal towns. The proximity to Sorrento makes it convenient for a fun-filled day trip. Explore the region's beauty laced with sparkling Mediterranean sea and dramatic cliffs on the world famous Sorrento to Amalfi coastal route.

Why go on a Sorrento to Amalfi day trip?

Breathtaking scenery
  • Breathtaking scenery: Amalfi Coast's rugged cliffs, azure sea, and charming coastal towns offer a mesmerizing bucket-list worthy experience.
  • Coastal towns: Pass by Positano and Amalfi on your Sorrento to Amalfi coastal drive, each brimming with culture, history, and seaside magic.
  • UNESCO World Heritage: Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasting historical significance and natural beauty in equal measure.
  • Scenic hiking trails: Amalfi coast boasts some of the world's most scenic hiking trails with an appropriate touch of adventure, like the Path of the Gods.
  • Local flavors: Savor mouthwatering seafood, fresh local produce, and iconic limoncello at authentic Italian eateries.

Sorrento to Amalfi Coast day trip at a glance

Duomo di Amalfi - Amalfi Cathedral
  • Distance from Sorrento: Approximately 24 kilometers.
  • Travel time: 1 to 1.5 hours (depending on traffic and stops).
  • Best time to visit: Spring (April to June) and early fall (September to October)
  • Approximate budget: Around €50-€100 per person
  • Getting there: Car, bus, ferry
  • Things to do: Explore Amalfi Town, hike the trails like Path of Gods, visit the Duomo di Amalfi, relax on Amalfi Beach, savor local cuisine, and optionally visit Ravello for scenic views.

Top things to do on a Sorrento to Amalfi Coast day trip

Hike Path of the Gods 

1. Hike Path of the Gods 

Challenge yourself with a thrilling hike along the Path of the Gods Hiking Tour, a breathtaking trail that winds its way high above the Amalfi Coast. Hike rocky cliffs, stroll among fragrant lemon groves, and savor stunning vistas of the coastline, vast sea, and charming towns below.

strada statale 163 Amalfitana - Amalfi Coast drive

2. Amalfi Coast drive 

Embark on a thrilling Amalfi Coastal drive, winding along cliffs for mesmerizing views of the sea and picturesque villages. Navigate the iconic hairpin bends of Amalfi Drive (Strada Statale 163), following Humphrey Bogart's Beat the Devil (1953) trail for added excitement.

Amalfi Cathedral - Byzantine-Moorish interiors

3. Visit the Amalfi Cathedral

Enter the grandeur of the 9th-century Duomo di Amalfi, featuring intricate sculptures on its facade and harmonious Byzantine-Moorish interiors. Catch the serene Cloister of Paradise with vibrant Moorish tiles and beautiful arcades.

Roam around the Cathedral Square 

4. Roam around the Cathedral Square 

Experience the vibrant Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) in Amalfi's heart. Marvel at the cathedral's bell tower, unwind in charming cafes, and soak in local life. Admire the central fountain adorned with mythical figures and intricate details.

couple enjoying in Amalfi beach water

5. Relax at Amalfi Beach 

Relax and unwind on Amalfi's beautiful beach by taking a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, enjoying the sun, and sand. You can rent sun loungers and umbrellas, find a cozy spot to enjoy the coastal scenery or take a leisurely stroll along the beach. 

Arsenale Museum

6. Discover the Arsenale Museum

Delve into Amalfi's maritime history at the Arsenale Museum. Discover the bustling shipyard's past and the town's seafaring traditions. Admire ancient maritime artifacts, such as ship models, navigational instruments, and historical documents.

Villa Rufolo with stunning view

7. Explore Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbron

Villa Rufolo's historic gardens, which inspired Richard Wagner, offer stunning views of the coastline. Villa Cimbrone features sculpted gardens and the breathtaking Terrace of Infinity, where the sea seemingly merges with the sky.

Sample local cuisine of Amalfi

8. Sample local cuisine

Savor traditional Amalfi Coast dishes at waterfront restaurants. Enjoy fresh seafood dishes like grilled octopus, spaghetti alle vongole (clams), and pesce all'acqua pazza (fish in crazy water). Be sure to try local seafood and the famous limoncello liqueur.

Ravello

9. Visit Ravello

Visiting Ravello offers a serene escape to a picturesque hilltop town on the Amalfi Coast. Discover Villa Rufolo's inspiring gardens, which influenced Wagner's work, explore Villa Cimbrone's sculpted gardens and the Terrace of Infinity, where the sea meets the sky.

Positano

10. Visit Positano

Positano, perched on the Amalfi Coast cliffs, beckons with pastel houses, winding streets, a pebbled beach, seafood delights, and the iconic Church of Santa Maria Assunta with a stunning dome and Byzantine-style art.

Places to see near Amalfi Coast

Blue Grotto - capri
Pompeii
Herculaneum

Plan your Sorrento to Amalfi day trip

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Best time to visit

The ideal season to take a Sorrento to Amalfi Coast day trip is during the late spring (April to June) or early fall (September to October). While October to March is the low season.

  • Late Spring (April to June): Mild, pleasant weather with blooming landscapes. Fewer crowds, ideal for outdoor activities. Perfect for hiking and enjoying the coastline.
  • Summer (July to August): Hot and sunny weather with maximal tourist crowds. Best for beachgoers and water sports enthusiasts. Plan for higher prices and book in advance.
  • Early Fall (September to October): Pleasant temperatures, vibrant fall foliage. Fewer tourists, great for relaxed sightseeing. Ideal for hiking and local festivals.
  • Late Fall to Winter (November to March): Cooler temperatures, quieter period. Some businesses and restaurants may be closed. Limited outdoor activities, suitable for peace and exploration.

The Amalfi Coast is a stunning coastal region located in southern Italy, along the Sorrentine Peninsula.
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Getting There

  • By bus: Catch the 5570 SITA bus operating between Amlafi coast & Salerno. 
    Travel time: 1.5-2 hours.
  • By car: Take the Strada Statale 163 route.
    Distance: Approx. 24 km, 1-1.5 hours.
  • By boat: Public ferries are the primary transport along the Amalfi Coast.
    Travel time: Around 35 to 45 minutes.
  • By tour: Hop on a guided tour if you prefer planned itineraries, transportation, and logistics are taken care of. 
Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat)
  • Comfortable clothing (light and breathable)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Travel documents (ID, itinerary, tickets)
  • Cash and cards (local currency, credit/debit cards)
  • Daypack (small backpack or tote)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Electronics (smartphone, charger, camera)
  • Maps and guides (Amalfi Coast map, guidebook or app)
  • Personal items (medications, hygiene essentials, small first-aid kit)
  • Optional items (travel umbrella, insect repellent, snacks)
seafood at the beach
  • Lido Azzurro: A busy seafood restaurant overlooking Amalfi's port, known for classics like seafood salad and spaghetti alle vongole.
  • Pasticceria Sal De Riso: A famous pastry shop in Minori offering pear and ricotta tart, sfogliatelle, babà, and homemade gelato.
  • La Sponda: A romantic restaurant at Le Sirenuse in Positano, serving modern dishes like seared tuna and beef-stuffed fagotelli pasta.
  • A' Paranza: An informal trattoria for seafood lovers, featuring excellent antipasti and grilled local fish.
  • Kasai: A lively risto-shop in Praiano with creative dishes like pasta with red squid and pizza with shrimp and citrus pesto.
Hotel stay in Amalfi
  • Budget:
    Hotel la Pergola Amalfi, 2.3 km; B&B Il Canto delle Sirene, 12.7 km
  • Mid-Range:
    Hotel Miramalfi, 900 m; Hotel Club Due Torri, 6.1 km
  • Luxury:
    Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, 6.3 km; Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel, 550 m
limoncello
  • Avoid Tourist Traps: Watch for overpriced establishments near the main beach or square. Seek out unique, handmade paper products – a historical town specialty – for memorable souvenirs.
  • Taste Amalfi Lemons: Don't miss Amalfi's renowned lemons – try limoncello and savor regional citrus delights.
  • Consider Capri: Extend your adventure with a day trip to Capri or, even better, stay a few days to fully explore this picturesque island.
  • Motion Sickness: If you're prone to motion sickness, take precautions before embarking on winding coastal roads or sea travel.
  • Language: Learn basic Italian or use a translation app to communicate effectively.
  • Photography: Capture, but also live the moment.
  • Plan your itinerary: Decide what to visit and do – choose guided tours or hikes.
  • Shoulder-season visits: Opt for April-June or September-October to avoid crowds.

Frequently Asked Questions on Sorrento to Amalfi Tours

How do I book Sorrento to Amalfi day trips?

You can book top-rated Sorrento to Amalfi tours online via authorized booking platforms. Browse the available day trip options from Sorrento to Amalfi, select your preferred tour, and follow the booking instructions.

Why book Sorrento to Amalfi tours online?

Booking Sorrento to Amalfi tours online is convenient, offers a wide range of options, provides transparency and instant confirmation, and allows for secure payments. It saves time, provides flexibility, offers customer support, and features reviews and ratings for informed decisions.

Are return transfers included in Sorrento to Amalfi tours?

Yes, one of many benefits of availing of a guided day trip is return transfers. You can explore the coastal towns without breaking a sweat as transportation and logistics will be taken care of. 

How do I get to Amalfi Coast from Sorrento?

You can reach the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento by car, bus, ferry (seasonal), private transfer, or guided tour, with options for both scenic and convenient transportation.

Can I reach Amalfi by boat?

Of course! Ferries are the fastest public transport options in and around Amalfi. Although we would recommend an Amalfi private boat tour or a skippered tour for a more personalized experience.

What is the best way to get to Amalfi Coast from Sorrento?

The best way to get to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento depends on your preferences. For scenic views, take a bus or ferry. For convenience and comfort, consider a private transfer or guided tour. By car, you have flexibility but need to navigate winding roads.

How do I book hiking tours in advance?

You can book hiking tours online and enjoy the convenience of booking your preferred slots. Booking online also eliminates the hassle of last-minute rush and helps you to plan your itinerary.

What do I need to carry on the Sorrento to Amalfi Coast day trip?

Carry essentials like identification, money, tickets, weather-appropriate clothing, sun protection, and electronics. Bring a small bag, personal items & navigation tools for a comfortable Sorrento to Amalfi Coast day trip.

Why book Sorrento to Amalfi tours online?

Booking Sorrento to Amalfi tours online is convenient, offers a wide range of options, provides transparency and instant confirmation, and allows for secure payments. It saves time, provides flexibility, offers customer support, and features reviews and ratings for informed decisions.

Can I cancel a day trip? Will I get a refund?

A guided day trip can be canceled up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Can I explore Amalfi Coast on my own?

Although you can explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your own, we would recommend booking a guided tour. It includes transportation, visits to the lesser-known spots, and an expert guide who can help you to navigate Amalfi Coast like a pro!

How much time do I need for a Sorrento to Amalfi Coast day trip?

For a Sorrento to Amalfi Coast day trip, plan for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours to enjoy the essentials, including transportation, sightseeing, and dining. However, to explore more thoroughly and visit multiple towns or attractions, consider dedicating a full day, allowing 10 to 12 hours or more.

What is there to see at Amalfi Coast?

At the Amalfi Coast, you can explore charming coastal towns, admire scenic viewpoints, visit historic churches and museums, wander through lush gardens, relax on beautiful beaches, savor local cuisine, engage in outdoor activities, and experience cultural festivals, all while taking in the region's rich history and breathtaking vistas.

What are some things I can do at the Amalfi Coast?

At the Amalfi Coast, you can enjoy activities such as sunbathing on beautiful beaches, hiking along scenic coastal trails like the Path of the Gods, exploring historic towns, indulging in local cuisine, and taking boat trips to admire the coastline from the sea.