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#1
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any suggestions on what to do in naples have full day in port have done pompeii before thinking about capri/sorrento is this practical on your own
#2
North Wales
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Hi,
How about a short trip to Hericulanum. It's a bit smaller than Pompeii and IMHO a much nicer site. It is also closer to Naples than Pompeii. You can get there on the rail line that circumnavigates the Bay of Naples.

WE have also been to Naples before and "done" all the regular sites.
This time we are going on the HOHO bus from outside the port and going to the Archeological Museum that has all the important stuff from Pompeii. And then fitting in a real Neapolitan Pizza somewhere for lunch.
Have a look here.
http://www.city-sightseeing.com/?com...nations=Naples

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Highly recommend Capri and super easy on your own.
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Problem is, there is so much great stuff to see in the area it is difficult to choose what to do.
Because we have been before I, personally would be quite happy chillin' in the streets and cafes of Sorrento.
If you do go to Sorrento make sure you go here
http://www.bougainvillea.it/
It is on the main street, the Corsa Italia.
WE had a hotel holiday in Sorrento and seemed to spend most of our free time there. One of the waiters said " You are here more than me and I work here"

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Originally posted by Cymro1953
Problem is, there is so much great stuff to see in the area it is difficult to choose what to do.
Because we have been before I, personally would be quite happy chillin' in the streets and cafes of Sorrento.
If you do go to Sorrento make sure you go here
http://www.bougainvillea.it/
It is on the main street, the Corsa Italia.
WE had a hotel holiday in Sorrento and seemed to spend most of our free time there. One of the waiters said " You are here more than me and I work here"

Berwyn
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
Holy Smokes, that place looks huge. I think I just went to heaven
They have modernised it a bit since we were there in 2005 but it was fantastic.
So many variations of ice cream you would not believe.
IT is a very old family ice cream parlour and they have modernised it to keep up with the times.
WE went back in 2009 on a cruise but only had a short time there unfortunately

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Contact Marco at Rome Conection and ask for a private tour with Joe Banana! We just got back and he was wonderful. He will take you where ever you want, but we went to a cameo factory, (SHORT stop), Pompeii, then the Amalfi Coast. The highlight of the trip was lunch in Postitano way up high on the mountain overlooking the coastline. It was a family owned restaurant, and tour busses can't make it up the winding road. Meal served family style... all you can eat and drink...sampling a variety of wonderful foods and wine.
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Capri and Sorrento are both great places to visit and should be any problem to do on your own.

We lived in Naples for three years and my wife would divorce me if I even suggested going back - but we have great memories of all the wonderful places to eat and visit!
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#10
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Originally posted by bjkTX
Capri and Sorrento are both great places to visit and should be any problem to do on your own.

We lived in Naples for three years and my wife would divorce me if I even suggested going back - but we have great memories of all the wonderful places to eat and visit!
My wife would bite your arm off if you suggested it would be possible to go out there to live.

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Sorento and/or the Amalfi Coast would be my choice. The countryside is amayzing. ....

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#12
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We did Capri, it's beautiful! We took the ships tour because I had read on CC that the line to get on and off the hydrofoil can sometimes be really long depending on the time of the year. Therefore, might endanger you getting back to the ship on time, if you don't allow enough time. Have a wonderful time!
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Originally posted by crusingnut
We did Capri, it's beautiful! We took the ships tour because I had read on CC that the line to get on and off the hydrofoil can sometimes be really long depending on the time of the year. Therefore, might endanger you getting back to the ship on time, if you don't allow enough time. Have a wonderful time!

cruisngnut, I would also recommend the ship's tour because the hydrofoil will not make the voyage Capri/Naples if the sea is rough. I learned that in 2005 when the hydrofoilil cancelled and we had to use the much slower ferry back to Naples.
As much as I dislike paying higher rates for ship's tours, in Italy, I would gladly pay the money knowing the ship will wait for my return Ciao, -S.
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Another vote here for Herculaneum. IMO it offers more than Pompeii, especially frescos and art. The ship's tour was really nice, and offered time on your own as well as the guided tour.
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#15
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Originally posted by Salacia
cruisngnut, I would also recommend the ship's tour because the hydrofoil will not make the voyage Capri/Naples if the sea is rough. I learned that in 2005 when the hydrofoilil cancelled and we had to use the much slower ferry back to Naples.
As much as I dislike paying higher rates for ship's tours, in Italy, I would gladly pay the money knowing the ship will wait for my return Ciao, -S.
now that you mention it, I do remember reading about the possiblity of the hydrofoil cancelling due to rough seas. We weren't willing to take a chance, just can't predict things like that.
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Originally posted by crusingnut
We did Capri, it's beautiful! We took the ships tour because I had read on CC that the line to get on and off the hydrofoil can sometimes be really long depending on the time of the year. Therefore, might endanger you getting back to the ship on time, if you don't allow enough time. Have a wonderful time!
How do you think the ship's tour is going to get back to the ship? they use the same transportation.
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Having done a private tour of the Amalfi Coast on our last cruise to the area ( 2009) I would highly recommend this trip. It remains the most beautiful place I have ever visited! There are so many photo ops it is impossible to get them all. Lunch anywhere along this trip will likely be amazing. Save money to buy a piece of pottery in Positano- it is truely beautiful. This year when we visit on the Ruby, our plan is to try and do both Capri for a few hours and then fit in a couple of hours ( lunch time ) in Sorrento before heading back to the ship. Pompeii will have to wait for our next time.
#18
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
How do you think the ship's tour is going to get back to the ship? they use the same transportation.
I'm not sure but the ship will wait for their tour to get back. I'm just saying, they won't wait for you to get back for sailaway. You just have to allow enough time for unforseen problems.
#19
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
How do you think the ship's tour is going to get back to the ship? they use the same transportation.
If you are on the ships tour the ship waits for you.

If you are not, you are on your own and you may miss the ship.
#20
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Originally posted by Keith1010
If you are on the ships tour the ship waits for you.

If you are not, you are on your own and you may miss the ship.
If you are on the same hydrofoil as the ships tour you will arrive back at the ship at the same time as the ships tour was my point.
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