Looking for information about Amalfi Coast Tours? This is the article for you. Today we want to answer some questions that many people ask themselves before visiting the Amalfi Coast.

Please note that we are a local travel agency based in Sorrento, so please be assured that all information in this article is as detailed, up-to-date and true as possible.

How is it best to visit the Amalfi Coast?

How to visit the Amalfi Coast is a question many people ask when booking a trip to this wonderful Italian region. The Amalfi Coast is a fascinating place with wild nature and breathtaking scenery, among the most beautiful and unique in the World.

There are several options for visiting the area, all with their pros and cons.

Rent a car or scooter on the Amalfi Coast

The first option is to rent a car or scooter and explore the coast at your leisure. The rental will give you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want, and you can enjoy the spectacular scenic views as you drive along the winding coastal roads. I must admit that it is a unique experience, and the emotions that this stretch of coastline conveys are difficult to feel elsewhere.

However, I will point out that it is preferable to rent a scooter than a car. Indeed, driving can be difficult and tiring due to heavy traffic and narrow streets; there is no free street parking, only private and very expensive solutions. Also, if you don’t have a lot of time, exploring the Amalfi Coast under these conditions may not be the best choice for you.

Scooter ride through the curves of the Amalfi Coast

Purchase an organized tour of the Amalfi Coast

Another solution is to purchase an organized group or private tour . This option offers a more structured experience and is particularly suitable for those who want to explore without worrying about having to drive, find parking, or plan anything on their own. In addition, organized tours also provide an opportunity to get to know the locals better and learn more details about local history and culture. Group tours also turn out to be cheaper than renting a car, considering the various incidental costs involved in the latter. Private tours, on the other hand, are usually more expensive than renting a car but offer more flexibility than group tours, which are characterized by set times and locations.

Van tours in Costiera Amalitana, Fjord of Furore

Use local public transportation

An alternative may be to use public transportation to travel along the Amalfi Coast. This is the inexpensive alternative that also offers the possibility of discovering hidden nooks and crannies that one would not otherwise find if traveling by car or with an organized tour. If you are departing from Sorrento or surrounding areas, there are many buses that run to the Amalfi Coast, at various times ( click here to download the SITA 2023 schedule ). The cons, unfortunately, are many and may not give you a rewarding experience of the Amalfi Coast. For one thing, regular buses, in peak season (April to October) are always fully booked, so the advice is to start from the first stop (in Sorrento the starting point is Sorrento Station) to secure your seat and not have to wait for the next departure; the second cons of moving by local bus concerns the travel time (doubled compared to other means of transportation) and the quality of the experience of riding along the Amalfi Coast is not comparable to a scooter or bike ride.

Public bus stop in Positano

Amalfi Coast Boat Tours

Visiting the Amalfi Coast is by sea: by scheduled ferry, group tour or private boat. This is probably solution that we most recommend. In fact, a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast allows, while sailing, to enjoy unique landscapes, views and scenery that almost seem to have come out of a painting. One can admire the typical houses of the Coast and the colorful vineyards that stretch across the hills. If you are lucky, you may also spot dolphins and other marine animals at the protected area of Punta Campanella. Moving by sea with a scheduled ferry also means reducing travel time. The best experience on the Coast, however, can be had by participating in a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast. Unlike the regular ferry, with this sailing experience you can take advantage of planned stops at some of the most beautiful bays along the coast. You can take a swim in the crystal clear water or snorkel to admire the rich marine life that inhabits this area. This also gives you the opportunity to discover the secrets of the Amalfi Coast by sailing the sea from Sorrento: from pristine coves to spectacular coastal towns, all to be explored! The only cons? In case of bad weather, both scheduled and private boats may not depart (guaranteeing refund of purchased ticket).

Ultimately, what is the best way to visit the Amalfi Coast?

The best choice for visiting the Amalfi Coast, certainly, depends on your preferences and budget. If you are an experienced driver or want to explore the Coast at your leisure, then renting a car or scooter is probably the best option. On the other hand, if you want to learn more about the history of the Coast or if you are on a tight budget, then taking an organized tour or using public transportation might be the right option for you. If, on the other hand, you want to experience both land and sea, then a boat tour will be the appropriate choice.

Whatever your final decision, you are in any case guaranteed an unforgettable experience on the beautiful Amalfi Coast.