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See the majestic Amalfi Coast from a classic Vespa scooter during this private day trip. There’s no better way to experience the Amalfi Coast than breezing through the warm air on a scooter. Your local guide and expert Vespa driver will whisk you down the southern side of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, enlightening the history of this UNESCO-listed coastline. Enjoy an overview of southern Italy’s welcoming culture and sample local foods along the way.
Depart from your Sorrento hotel in the morning for your private day trip to the Amalfi Coast on the back of a classic Vespa. Cruise along the southern side of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula as your guide safely maneuvers you around the extraordinary curves of this UNESCO World Heritage–listed coast. Strap on your helmet and adjust your shades as you capture memories of this famous coastline.Ease into your Vespa ride exploring Sorrento, a charming town famous for limoncello and views of the Bay of Naples, where it is said that the Roman emperor Caligula built a bridge of boats across the bay and rode across in a chariot. In the distance, see the island of Capri and Mt Vesuvius. Then, venture with your guide to Positano, a former fishing village that acted as a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times. Now it’s full of dazzling restaurants and cliffside hotels. Dismount here for a stroll and marvel at the steeply stacked houses cascading down to the ocean.Enjoy a break for cake and coffee an hour into the tour, and then continue to the town of Amalfi, the former trading power in the Mediterranean in the 9th and 10th centuries. At lunch time, grab a traditional Italian meal at a local restaurant in Pogerola (own expense).Finally visit the famous Emerald Grotto (own expense), a network of emerald caves located in Cape Conca, where the water’s other-worldly colors are determined by the unique lighting conditions in each particular cave.When the time comes, glide back to Sorrento where a handmade, local artisan gift awaits your return.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Vespa driver-guide
- Use of a helmet
- Espresso and cake
- Small handicraft gift
What's not included
- Entrance fee to Emerald Grotto (approx. 5 euros)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- All necessary equipment included