If you're in Naples or Sorrento for a few days, this tour is perfect because you have the opportunity to see much within the limited time frame that you have. Also since this is a private tour, you can choose the time you wish to be collected from your Hotel by your driver and guide.
However, do keep in mind that this tour is fast-paced, packed in with a lot and with a considerable amount of walking to be done- as the core areas of Ravello, Amalfi and Positano only allow pedestrian access. Plus with Positano being cut into a cliff, it's a lot of uphill and downhill, in sometimes very narrow areas. Nevertheless, there is literally no tour that I encountered that offered the opportunity to visit all the 3 towns in one day, which is why I readily opted for this one.
Our experienced and jovial driver, Eric, and affable guide, Alex, fetched us from our Sorrento hotel and en route to the coastal highway, the latter explained the day's itinerary to us and told us the history of the 3 towns we were going to visit. We would visit the mountaneous Ravello first, as the drive up to it would offer spectacular coastal and mountain views, plus take us through many interesting towns en route, next we would drive right down to the coast to visit Amalfi and save Positano for the end of our tour! Everything sounded great and it was!
We stopped many times en route to Ravello to take beautiful photographs, we also visited a reputed ceramic store and picked up interesting souvenirs. Ravello per se, is a small mountain encased town, but it's beauty lies in it being ensconed in nature. It is also involved with several music festivals. The drive down to Amalfi offered us very beautiful views as well. Arriving at Amalfi from lofty Ravello seemed unsual because it's exactly the opposite of Ravello- right at the level of the sea. There are many boat rides to be taken here, a nice beach, an interesting Cathedral to visit, delicious gelato to be savoured and fresh seafood take aways to be had in paper cones- also as Alex explained, the gentleman who invented the compass was from Amalfi. Next it was onwards to Positano. One of the most popular, photogenic, busiest and hardest to maneouver towns- but, the most interesting. Full of unique art galleries, stores, boutique hotels, restaurants, an iconic church- despite travelling the entire day, we still had the energy to explore with Alex by our side! Maybe it was the famous Amalfi gelato that pepped us up!
Make sure you try delicious lemon flavoured shaved ice granita enroute to/fro the towns or at Positano, try the region's famous Lacryma Christi Tears of Christ red wine and Amalfi's famed gelato and fresh seafood in a cone.
If you would like to make the most of your time and visit these 3 unique towns all in one day-this is the tour for you!
Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai India