About Sorrento

Perched on top of a craggy cliff along Italys Amalfi Coast, Sorrento presents a dramatic face to visitors from the sea but once you reach the centre - either by foot or, less strenuously, by minibus from the Sorrentos cruise tender dock (Marina Piccola) - it is a different story.

This is a charming resort town which really knows how to welcome tourists. Service always comes with a smile in the shops, cafés and restaurants around its pretty piazzas and you will also discover some fascinating buildings including a 15th century cathedral and the 14th century Correale Palace. Jewellery stores galore and plenty of designer labels in fancy boutiques make this an exciting place for shopaholics, too.

The main attractions of this region are the extraordinary sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the frenetic city of Naples and the swish island of Capri.


Shore excursions in Sorrento

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

A Taste of Sorrento

Activity mediumRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 3 hours

A combination of town and country. Visit a farmhouse to sample delicious local produce and explore the town of Sorrento.

Take this unique opportunity to visit a local farm in the beautiful countryside near Sorrento and sample some wonderful Italian delicacies. The owner will accompany you on a tour of the farm and will explain the processes that go into the production of Mozzarella cheese.

Admire the beautiful garden of lemon and olive trees, where your host will offer samples of bread, cheeses and salami. Absorb the relaxing atmosphere of your natural surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

After your farm visit, you’ll proceed to the picturesque and popular resort town of Sorrento. Your guide will show you the streets of the historical centre before leaving you with some free time. Stroll along the Corso Italia or visit the Cathedral. You may, of course, prefer to relax in an open-air café and absorb the local atmosphere. Shoppers will delight in the array of souvenirs including beautiful, highly polished wood inlaid with marquetry.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus, coach and on foot. Passengers are advised that there is an uphill walk of approximately 10 minutes to reach the Farmhouse. The visit of Sorrento town will be on foot but the amount of walking is at passengers’ own discretion. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The order of this itinerary may vary.

The Amalfi Coast

Activity lowMeal includedShopping

Duration: 8 hours

Visit the charming town of and Amalfi, enjoy stunning coastal scenery and a relaxed resort atmosphere.

Enjoy a leisurely drive along the Amalfi Coast, the most famous drive in all of Italy, described by John Steinbeck as ‘a dream place that isn’t quite real’.

During your spectacular drive along the coast, you’ll find the romantic coastal town of Amalfi. Take a guided walk to learn of the history and architecture of this quaint town. See the exterior of the Cathedral of St Andrea and admire the Moorish and Gothic architecture.

During your stop in Amalfi, you’ll have free time to wander the narrow streets, or perhaps relax with a coffee or ice-cream in the ‘piazza’ and absorb the wonderful atmosphere.

Then, re-board your motorcoach and drive along the coast where you will stop for an Italian style lunch accompanied by wine.

Your return journey will be along the Amalfi Coast before taking the motorway and Sorrento coast back to Sorrento.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Please note that there may be a few steps to negotiate at the lunch venue. The streets of Amalfi are mainly flat. Flat, comfortable shoes are advisable. In the event that parking in Amalfi town is restricted, a visit to the town of Maiori, Minori or Vietri sul Mare will be made instead. Passengers are advised that the Amalfi drive is along cliff edges and includes hairpin bends. This tour is not recommended for those who suffer from vertigo.

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