We are sailing on the Galaxy August 24th and we are looking for anyone who might like to share the Pompei/Amalfi tour with Marcello Maresca. We are reserving a van for 6. The total cost is 600 Euros, which we would share. We've used his services, as have friends, and it's a completely different experience from the ships tour as we go where we want in a small, air conditioned van that allows us to see the spots the buses cannot get into.
This is from Marcello:
"Potentially my tour allow you to discover as sightseeing the whole amalfi drive coastline chronologically via Pompeii , Sorrento , Positano, Amalfi (lunch if required) Ravello (which I can attest is Wonderful!).
All above names reveals to be very picturesque hamlets but today also famous and touristy sites, we have only one narrow road and 2 million visitors per year!
But will be always at your total discretion to spend your time in towns or to keep going exploring more deeply a stunning road, off beaten paths.
Whatever you prefer we will optimize your day the best way possible. Of course I plan lot of photo stops.
For your information, in Pompeii by law only licensed local guides are allowed inside the gates. So if you wish guidance, you have to hire a local at the gate or use the head phone services that can be purchased inside.
If you wish, I can arrange for a passionate guide at the cost of euro 100 total for around 1 hour 45 minutes visit plus euro 10 per person fee entrance.
During my tours will be possible to stop at a small family restaurant in a scenic location that provides a very memorable lunch experience at very reasonable cost.
I only use van for my tour since is needed a vehicle comfortable and high to see constantly over the guard rail wall along the Amalfi drive."
Let me know if you're interested or if you'd like more information.
Looking forward to a wonderful cruise,