I'm a little confused about why someone would want to spend five full days in Sorrento at all, with the additional inclusion of but one -as a day roundtrip- in terms of a much more compelling and involving overall environment.Edited: 17 August 2016, 18:57
I'm not sure how much of a guide you would need, everything is pretty self-explanatory. You can grab a taxi at Amalfi to take you up to Ravello and another to come back down.
The return ferry departs Amalfi at 4:35 PM (16:35). If you're not ready to return that early you could pay for a taxi or take the coast-to-coast bus.
The last coast-to-coast bus departs at 7:15 PM (19:15). Schedule here: …city-sightseeing.it/orari_coast_to_coast.pdf
Ferry info here: http://www.alicost.it/?page_id=202Edited: 17 August 2016, 20:33
Good advice from Elstravels, as usual. However, if you're still interested in a tour with a guide, the Goldentours link may interest you. The guides are usually very knowledgeable, and talk when you're travelling, but leave you alone when you arrive in the villages. The "Amalfi Drive" tour does not stop at Positano. The "Select" one does. If you DIY, you can also get a bus from Amalfi to Ravello, or a coach.
Thank you elstravels and Eddie for your responses. I will look over the links. We were also wondering if we should rent a car and see these area's out our own liesurely pace. Any thoughts on driving there ourselves?
Renting a car is NOT recommended. As soon as you leave Naples Airport in your coach or taxi, I think you'll see why. The traffic is horrendous in the whole area, nowhere to park, almost every car has a dent, constant tooting horns, traffic jams, motor scooters undertaking, overtaking and often driving on the pavements. The Amalfi Drive is a narrow road with a sheer drop at one side and dozens of cars often have to reverse around hairpin bends to let coaches pass.
Suggest u use magicmomentsmore agency superb
We used the City Sightseeing bus which you can get outside the station. It was definitely the right thing to let someone else do the driving! It's more expensive than a local bus but less expensive, I think, than hiring a driver. You can get off in Positano and Amalfi (if you get off at Positano you have to buy a second ticket but at a discount to get to Amalfi) then it's a really fabulous open top bus to Ravello, I loved that bit! You get a discount on that with your other tickets. The return trip if you get off at Positano in one direction would based on what we paid this May cost about 36 euros (others can correct me if I have worked that out wrong...)
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