10 Best Amalfi Coast Tours, Top Things to Do, Restaurants and Food

10 Best Amalfi Coast Tours, Top Things to Do, Restaurants and Food

Beautifully scattered from Salerno and stretched to coastal regions of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast is a masterpiece with spine-tingling glimpses. The pastel buildings tumbling down the hillside along with fresh blue sea rimmed with white sandy beaches make a colorful and vibrant view.

Tucked on a 40 Km stretch, the town on the whole Amalfi Coast greets you with mesmerizing gardens and stunning sea views. Magnificent and fabulous Amalfi Coast is irresistible. Here’s your short guide to complete the Amalfi Coast tour so you can plan the itinerary well. For any details, please reach us at +39 089 842 4226.

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10 Best Tours of the Amalfi Coast

Here we have curated ten tours mixing some of the very famous destinations in and around Amalfi Coast. You can get all the information on the best way to reach, items to carry, places to go, and specialties.

1. Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello

Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello

Here at the port of Amalfi, you will see the scenic beauty of high rising cliffs and fascinating beaches. The colorful and vibrant towns of Amalfi have the most panoramic views.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  • Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Villa Principe Giovanni & Hotel Ristorante Garden
  • What to Buy: Decorative Ceramics, Scented Candles, Goodie
  • Famous Festival: Orchestra Italia & Music festival
  • Season: May and September

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2. Positano, Ravello & Vietri Sul Mare

Positano, Ravello & Vietri Sul Mare

Piazza dei Mulini is one of the popular landmarks in Positano. It offers a blend of modern and traditional views. Since gardens and monuments surround the area, you can enjoy the colorful and vibrant mosaics. See artistic buildings and high cliffs along with picturesque landscapes on this tour.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  •  Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Hotel Voce Del Mare & Lloyd’s Baia Hotel
  • What to Buy: Decorative Ceramics in vibrant colors
  • Famous Festival: Music and Art Festival & Amalfi Coast Fireworks
  • Season: May and September

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3. Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

Explore a classic natural setup highlighting the medieval architecture here. The area is famous for its excellent Neapolitan pizza. This tour is perfect for people fond of museums and happening nightlife.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  • Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Hotel Bellevue Syrene & Hotel Rivage Sorrento
  • What to Buy: Lemon Themed Candles, Scents, and several other Goodies
  • Famous Festival: Festa Del Mare, Lemon Festival, and Sausage Festival
  • Season: May and September

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4. Sorrento, Positano, and Ravello

 Sorrento, Positano, and Ravello

Known for the uphill drives, Ravello has a lot of olive factories and wineries. This tour is full of beautiful sights with a spectacular natural arrangement that inevitably catches your attention. Here you can enjoy a long-distance ride with fascinating views of the Bay of Naples and Capri.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  • Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Villa Principe Giovanni, Hotel Voce Del Mare & Hotel Bellevue Syrene
  • What to Buy: Lemon Themed Candles, Scents, and several other Goodies
  • Famous Festival: Music and Art Festival & Amalfi Coast Fireworks
  • Season: May and September

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5. Sorrento Amalfi, and Ravello

 Sorrento Amalfi, and Ravello

Amalfi is one of the most popular tourist attractions. During this tour, you will spend some quality time exploring natural beauty. Take delight in the stunning seafront in Sorrento, the floral beauty of Ravello, and the lovely pebbled beaches of Amalfi altogether.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  • Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Villa Principe Giovanni, Hotel Voce Del Mare & Hotel Bellevue Syrene
  • What to Buy: Lemon Themed Candles, Scents, Goodies, Decorative Ceramics and Handicrafts in vibrant colors
  • Famous Festival: Music and Art Festival, Amalfi Coast Fireworks & Celebrations at the traditional holiday Ferragosto
  • Season: May and September

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6. Emerald Grotto, Amalfi, and Ravello

Emerald Grotto, Amalfi, and Ravello

Here in this tour, you can enjoy adventurous boat rides and aquatic sports. Situated in Conca Dei Marini 3 km away from Amalfi, Emerald Grotto is candy to eyes. It has natural greatness and marvelous views of green emerald-like waters. Then you can indulge in the pebbled beauty of Amalfi and Ravello.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  • Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes, a sun hat, and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: La Conca Azzurra Hotel, Hotel Onda Verde, Villa Principe Giovanni, Hotel Voce Del Mare & Hotel Bellevue Syrene
  • What to Buy: Lemon Themed Candles, Scents, Goodies, Decorative Ceramics and Handicrafts in vibrant colors
  • Famous Festival: Music and Art Festival, Amalfi Coast Fireworks & Celebrations at the traditional holiday Ferragosto
  • Season: May and September

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7. Amalfi and Paestum

 Amalfi and Paestum

In this tour, visit some ancient archeological sites of Paestum and some magnificent Greek temples. The Frescos of Grace Chamber that depict the ancient classical art and antiquities that are cautiously preserved here are a must-visit. Moreover, spend some quality time here with your family and friends at a quiet café, away from the city hustle.

  •  Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  •  Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes, a sun hat, and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Villa Principe Giovanni, Mec Paestum Hotel, Savory Beach
  • What to Buy: Gifts and Souvenirs, Greek-Roman Vases and Plates, Bronze Classic Sculptures and Statues, Frescoes, Coins, and Classic Ceramics
  • Famous Festival: Balloon Festival
  • Season: May and September

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8. Ravello and Paestum

Ravello and Paestum

Explore the floral beauty of Ravello and archeological sites of the Paestum in this tour. Majestic Gardens, Villas, High rising Cliffs are some of the stunning attractions of Ravello. In Paestum, visit Greek temples and get to know the Greek culture more closely.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi, Cruise
  • Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes, a sun hat, and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Villa Principe Giovanni, Mec Paestum Hotel, Savory Beach, Palazzo Confalone & Palazzo Avino
  •  What to Buy: Gifts and Souvenirs, Greek-Roman Vases and Plates, Bronze Classic Sculptures and Statues, Frescoes, Coins, & Classic Ceramics
  • Famous Festival: Balloon Festival & Wagner Festival
  • Season: May and September

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9. Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius

 Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius

This tour to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius is perfect for history lovers. Pompeii and Herculaneum were parts of the Roman empire. You can still see the archeological ruins of the Amphitheatre of Pompeii and the Temple of Isis there. You get a 45-minutes trekking opportunity in the surrounding mountains.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi
  • Age: 18-30 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes, a sun hat, and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Hotel Forum, Bosco De Medici, Herculaneum hotel and Maison, Villa Cua, Ruins B&B
  • What to Buy: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Postcards, Shirts, Books, Limoncello
  • Famous Festival: Vulcanalia Festival, Festa Patronale di San Gennaro, Feast of Assunta, Festival of the Ville Vesuviane
  • Season: May and September

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10. Sorrento, Pompeii, and Herculaneum

 Sorrento, Pompeii, and Herculaneum

Visiting Sorrento, Pompeii, and Herculaneum is a unique experience revealing numerous aspects of Italian culture. Here you will see a blend of traditions and spectacular views of ancient architecture. You can enjoy a superb view of the Bay of Naples and the Island of Capri in this area. The Neapolitan Pizza is the famous delicacy of this area that you shouldn’t miss at any cost.

Apart from that, you can check out ancient archeological sites and important excavations that depict ancient Roman culture in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

  • Transportation: Chauffeur, Taxi
  • Age: 18-40 years
  • Must Carry: A pair of walking shoes, a sun hat, and a camera
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Famous Hotels and Restaurants: Hotel Forum, Bosco De Medici, Herculaneum Hotel and Maison, Villa Cua, Ruins B&B
  • What to Buy: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Postcards, Shirts, Books, Limoncello, Lemon Themed Candles, Scents, and several other Goodies
  • Famous Festival: Vulcanalia Festival, Festa Patronale di San Gennaro, Feast of Assunta, Festival of the Ville Vesuviane, Festa Del Mare, Lemon Festival, & Sausage Festival
  • Season: May and September

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15 Things to Do in Amalfi Coast

When you have chosen your favorite tours among the ones mentioned above, you can scroll through here to discover some great fun things to do when in Amalfi.

1. The Pizza School of Tramonti

When you come to Italy, how can you forget pizzas? Tramonti is an old pizza school known for its authentic pizza making with cultural traditions. When you come to Amalfi, you can definitely go to Tramonti and enjoy a pizza.

2. Try “Pane Biscottato” – the cookie-baked bread

This bread was baked twice than usual to serve the sailors for longer. Even to date, people of Tramonti love to eat this utterly dehydrated bread as a snack.

3. Visit the Secret Garden for the Spirit – “Il giardinosegretodell’anima”

With beautiful plants, vegetables, and flowers, roses especially, this garden is perfect for admirers of natural beauty. It also has a romantic ambiance that pleases many lovers.

4. Taste Some Wine

As you enter the mountains, you will see vast wine production from chestnuts and grapes. You can also taste and relish upon their intense and unique flavors.

5. The dance – La tammuriata

Tarantella, Pizzica, and Tammuriata are three regions famous for their rich dancing traditions. People use Tambourine and Castagneti to make clapping sounds. During a food festival, you can also catch up with the Tammuriata party and enjoy dancing to the rhythms of Tambourine.

6. Hike in the mountains next to the sea – Tramonti

Breath in the adrenal rush along the hiking paths and enjoy a beautiful sunset in the mountains. These mountains go above 1000m, and beaches here are quite stunning.

7. Visit the town of Sorrento

Sorrento is one of the most beautiful cities in Southern Italy. It’s happening streets, and stunning landscapes depict the colorful and vibrant culture of Italy. Visit here and take delight in the Italian streets of this town.

8. Admire the pastel-colored houses of Positano

You will love to see colorful streets surrounded by vibrant houses in Positano.

Pretty houses stacked upon each other look stunning. It reflects the charming harmony of the sparkling sea colors, lovely pastel houses, colorful boutiques, gardens, and shining sun.

9. Measure the Heights of Ravello

Ravello is a magnificent resort town at 365 meters height above the Tyrrhenian sea. It is also home to the iconic cliffside garden that gives you ample opportunities to take pictures. Aristocratic villas like Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone, and Ravello Cathedral here reflect the rich culture of Italy.

10. Bath at the Beaches of Maiori

Beaches of Maiori are the longest with 930 feet long coastline. Bathing setups occupy the entire area. Here you can spend a great day while enjoying the refreshments available at the Kiosks in the bathing establishments.

11. Watch the Fishing Fleets at Cetara

Cetara is one of the most authentic quintessential Mediterranean fishing villages on the Amalfi Coast. The area is least exposed to tourists. Here you will see clustered houses, a domed church, a small port, and fishing fleets.

12. Boat Tour into the Grotta dello Smeraldo Cave

Grotta dello Smeraldo Cave is a place for any fan of boating in exotic locations. A local fisherman discovered this iconic destination in 1932. The turquoise water fills the cave here, and the light reflected by the sea is emerald green, which looks absolutely stunning.

13. Dive in the Gorgeous Waterfalls of the Valle Delle Ferriere

Take an energetic and pleasing trip to Valle Delle Ferriere. It’s a scenic route that takes you through a pleasant trip, with 2 hours of an uphill trek from Amalfi. The waterfalls and streams make for a majestic view that has turned an isolated location into a natural marvel.

14. Visit the Island of Capri

Visit the Island of Capri for luxe and natural touch.  The Island is an extension of mountains with the rugged landscape, upscale hotels, and designer shopping. When you visit here, do take a tour to the Blue Grotto, which is a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue.

15. Travel to the Sirenuse Island

Travel to the Sirenuse Island for a gorgeous view that reflects charm. Sirenuse is also known as Gallos. The Island is believed to have several sirens (evil creatures) getting its name. Here you will see clusters of Islands, and the entire area seems like a paradise that conjures up romantic notions making it perfect for a romantic day out.

What to Eat on the Amalfi Coast?

There’s a lot around the Amalfi Coast to relish, and here we are curating some must-try dishes. We know these are as much as a week’s meal plan, but the place is entirely worth it!

1. Pasta

Amalfi is home to numerous dishes that are delicious aromatic, Pasta is one such dish. There is a popular tradition of preparing handmade Pasta in Amalfi. When on tour to the Amalfi Coast, don’t miss the authentic handmade Pasta. Here is a list of some must-not-miss kinds of Pasta:

Scialatielli ai Frutti di mare

It is the traditional Pasta of the Amalfi Coast that you can find in any restaurant. It is considered as the first dish. It is different because milk is used in it instead of eggs. Moreover, you will also find a distinct blend of different flavors on including mussels, prawns, clams, sea truffles, olives, capers, and tomatoes. Do try this dish and have a flavorful blast!

Spaghetti Alla Nerano

Nerano is a town of Costiera in the Amalfi Coast that offers local cuisine in which everything is cooked fresh. Spaghetti, Zucchini, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper are the main ingredients of the dish along with some provolone, which is a famous cheese of the area.

Spaghetti alle vongole – Spaghetti with clams

When it comes to the culinary tradition of the Amalfi Coast, the dishes are quite simple, and attention is paid towards maintaining the freshness of the ingredients. Spaghetti alle vongole is yet another version of aromatic and flavorful dishes that includes spaghetti, some garlic, some olive oil, a couple of small tomatoes and clams.

Ndunderi from Minori

Ndunderi is one of the oldest types of Pasta, according to UNESCO. Following the tradition of preparing simple meals with more focus on the freshness, this Pasta is made with flour and ricotta. You will get Ndunderi with tomato sauce at every restaurant in Minori, along with some basils to garnish.

2. Cheese:

Mozzarella

When on an Amalfi Coast tour, mozzarella cheese is a must, and missing it is like sinning. Mozzarella cheese is prepared from cow milk and buffalo milk, which makes it a peculiar food item of the region. You will easily get it in any store and restaurant.

A slice of good mozzarella cheese is one that goes well with room temperatures and tastes best when consumed warm without any seasoning. If you are looking for a delicious and cheesy experience, then go for Mozzarella cheese.

Provolone del Monaco

Provolone del Monaco is yet another version of cheese that’s hard with a yellowish crust and tastes sweet. It is produced from the raw milk of cows that has distinctive organoleptic properties, consistency, and elasticity that you can take with you if you are an outsider.

20% of the cheese is obtained from the Agerolese cattle and 80% from different breeds. If you are looking for the best quality, then look for a DOP symbol on the melon-shaped sweet cheese.

3. Dessert

Delizia al Limone

Delizia al Limone is a great way to end your meal. Prepared from lemons, some limoncello, eggs, sugar, and flour, the pastry is sumptuous yet straightforward. After 40 years of continuous servings, this dish has become a signature dessert of Costiera and is available at every shop.

Torta Caprese

Torta Caprese is a traditional cake from the Island of Capri that is soft, dense, flourless, and delicious. If you have never tasted a unique combination of almonds, chocolates, and lemons, then it is for you. The distinct mix of different flavors makes it one of the best dishes of Costiera.

4. Drink

Doc Tramonti

The meal doesn’t complete without a good wine, and Doc Tramonti is perfect to complete the meal. It is produced from the grapes that grow alongside the hills of Tramonti. Available in four distinctive flavors – Red, Special Red, White Wine, and Rose Wine, it is easy to find in any of the restaurants across Tramonti.

Doc Ravello

This is exclusively produced in the companion wine region of Southern Italy – Ravello. They come in four different varieties, including Red, Special Reserve Red, White, and Rose. Doc Ravello is authentic, satisfying even the most particular and choosy ones fond of exotic and luxe wines.

Its Majesty – The Limoncello

Limoncello in Costiera is the most authentic variety of liquor. Taste the limoncello while relishing the beautiful sight of the sea, and we bet you that you will not drink it anywhere else. Missing it while on the Amalfi Coast tours is a complete no-no!

Best Restaurants in Amalfi Coast

When it comes to relaxing a bit, satisfying your hunger, and having a comfy stay, you would surely stick to the best hotels and restaurants. You must choose guided Amalfi Coast tours. Here are some of the best restaurants and hotels for a great stay on the Amalfi Coast.

1. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

The hotel has existed for 170 years in Sorrento. It is dedicated to satisfying its customers with high-end services, elegant settings, beautiful ambiance, and sumptuous food. If you are looking for extravagant yet simple accommodation while on the Amalfi Coast tour, you can surely opt for it.

It is known for its luxury, space, antiquity, and style. Added facilities include free wifi, meeting and banquet facilities, 24-hour front desk, laundry, private parking, and many more. If you are a luxury traveler who craves exotic locations and beautiful settings, then it is for you.

2. Grand Hotel Quisisana

The hotel has been in service since the 19th century in Capri. It reflects the luxury that comes to life with style, beauty, aristocracy, and harmonious designs. Here you will see two swimming pools, a fitness center and spa, restaurants, bars, and subtropical gardens.

The hotel is immersive in itself owing to the added facilities that include a sun terrace, free wifi, 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and much more. The off white color scheme and classic furnishings add an extra charm to the overall ambiance.

If you are fond of old-style furnishings and vintage vibes then, do pay a visit here.

3. Hostel Brikette

Located less than 100 meters from the bus stop, though expensive as compared to other hotels, Hostel Brikette is relatively cheap as per the Positano standards. You will experience better services along with standard facilities that a regular class traveler can afford.

Here you will get a range of sleeping options, from doubles to three different types of the dorm. If you opt for a private dorm, you can enjoy a beautiful view from the terrace and private bathrooms.

Moreover, it comes with High-tech electronic door locks, lockers, and CCTV cameras in the building. If you are not a person of extravagance, luxury, and style, then Hostel Brikette seems to be the best option for you.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

Beginning from Italy’s southern Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast is a blend of natural marvels throughout the coastline, colorful surroundings, and luxe cafes and restaurants. Amalfi Coast stuns you at every turn, whether it is sweeping water views of Sorrento, floral beauty of Ravello, or the ancient ruins of Herculaneum.

At certain times, some sight-seeing spots and cafes or restaurants may remain closed. To avoid that – you can consider hiring professional chauffeurs from Benvenuto Limos. We can create a personalized itinerary for you according to your duration of staying in Italy. You will get it beforehand, and so you can make any changes if you want or get help in packing.

When you come for the Amalfi Coast escorted tour, you will experience the luxury of life. Are you ready to take the Amalfi Coast private tour? If yes, then, contact here!

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