Walking Tours Sorrento, Italy

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If you’re planning to visit Sorrento, you might want to consider taking one of the tours listed in this post to learn more about both the history of the city and perhaps even some tips for getting around!

Some of these Sorrento walking tours are free, so even if you’re working with a limited budget, chances are you’ll be able to afford one of the following outings.


Visión general

Choose from various trips in Sorrento to satisfy your curiosity as your wallet affords.

You can take a pay-what-you-wish tour of the city, learn about its history and culture for free, and then decide how much to tip the guide at the conclusion.

You can also join a guided walk of the city's historic core.

Food and wine tours and day trips to nearby destinations like Pompeii offer a wide variety of activities for people looking for something a little bit different.

In particular, food tours provide a tasty opportunity to sample Sorrento's culinary scene while gaining insight into the city's history and culture.

There are also tours that explore some of the surrounding areas and nearby attractions such as the Amalfi Coast, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.

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Sorrento Walking Tours | City Center

This section will cover each of the walking tours available in Sorrento, including information about both free and paid outings.

The city of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Image Source: Pixabay user Benjamin Davies.
The city of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Image Source: Pixabay user Benjamin Davies.

You can expect these excursions to include stops at some of the following landmarks:

  • Piazza Tasso
  • Piazza della Vittoria
  • Piazza Sant’Antonio
  • St. Francis Church and Covenant
  • Cathedral of St. Philip and James
  • And more!

If you’re interested in visiting any of these locations, consider one of the following Sorrento walking tours.


Dashel’s Tours

This is a cultural walking tour combined with tastings of local delicacies, which is why the outing is called "Sorrento's Story & Flavors."

Beginning in the lively Piazza Tasso, your guide will lead you through Sorrento's picturesque backstreets to famous sights like the Chiesa di San Francesco, built in the 14th century.

Along the route, you can sample some of the regional dishes.

This excursion will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

On Thursdays, you can take the trip from Dashel’s Tours at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:00 PM.


Tour Guide Naples

Unlike the previous outing, this service is a paid group tour.

You will get a sense of local life as you stroll around the fishing harbor where Sophia Loren acted in her first film.

You will also have the chance to admire the stunning views from the top of Sorrento Cliff and take selfies for Instagram at the historic Valley of the Mills.

You will also enjoy the opportunity to drink Neapolitan espresso with lemon peel.


Sorrento Food and Wine Tours

In addition to more traditional city tours, there are also a lot of outings in Sorrento that provide food tastings of popular local dishes and drinks, including limoncello, pizza, marmalade, and of course wine.

A batch of lemons for Limoncello. Image source: Pixabay user Richardthelion.
A batch of lemons for Limoncello. Image source: Pixabay user Richardthelion.

These outings are an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the best and most fresh foods in Sorrento.


La Limonaia

You will enjoy an insightful excursion to a traditional lemon garden in Sorrento and learn how the most famous lemons in the world are cultivated.

This outing includes a guided walk among orange and lemons trees under the typical "Pergolato Sorrentino."

While taking this tour, you'll have the chance to try a variety of artisanal marmalades and other lemon-based products.


Primaluce

This tour offers a chance to discover the farm life of Italy and even learn how to make authentic Italian pizza.

Tastings of typical and genuine products produced on the farm, tastings of wine, extra virgin olive oil, limoncello, and much more are provided as part of the tour.


Gray Line

This tour lets you experience the local life in Italy as you walk through the Sorrento Streets with your guide.

Local food tasting adds a delicious touch to this swoon-worthy walking tour.


Avi Travel

The tour includes a stroll through Sorrento, where you'll get a feel for the town’s history and its traditions.

Before you indulge in a taste of local wares, you'll learn the fundamentals of cultivation and production of various Italian food from your knowledgeable guide.


Amalfi Coast Tours

Sorrento is set right alongside the Amalfi Coast, but there’s far more to see in this area.

If you’re interested in enjoying some of the best views in and around this city, consider one of the following outings.

An excellent view of the Amalfi Coast. Image source: Pixabay user Salvatore Monetti.

Enjoy Bike Sorrento

Want to explore this legendary city in an adventurous way? This Amalfi Coast Sightseeing Bike Tour is one of the best options.

A team of riders will guide you through this thrilling experience.

This tour consists of a small group of 5 people and offers train tickets to and from Pompeii, as well as a stop at a winery on the foothills of Mount Vesuvius, where you may sample regional vintages and snack on some delicious fare.

This company also offers a tour of the Sorrento Coast in a vintage Fiat 500. If you're concerned that the biking excursion will be a bit too difficult, this is an excellent alternative!


Blu Welcome Travel

Experience the mesmerizing scenery of beautiful Sorrento from a private Mercedes, sedan or van.

Your private driver will point you in the direction of the most eye-catching places to take photos at various cathedrals, outdoor cafes, and fashionable boutiques.


Napolin Vespa Tour

This is a 7-hour long tour through the panoramic Amalfi Coast by beautiful vintage Fiat with a cheerful guide/driver who will take you to the best-hidden gems in the area.


Herculaneum Tours from Sorrento

This notable historical attraction is just an hour from Sorrento, so it’s a popular place to visit on a day trip.

If you’re interested in seeing this cultural and architectural landmark, consider one of the following outings.

Ruins from Herculaneum. Image source: Pixabay user Allan Lee.
Ruins from Herculaneum. Image source: Pixabay user Allan Lee.

Belmare Travel

Starting from Sorrento Circumvesuviana train station, you will have the opportunity to roam through the town of Herculaneum.

This tour offers a skip-the-queue entry to the Herculaneum. Your tour guide will make sure that you make the most of this.

The entry ticket to Herculaneum (€13) is included in the tour price.


Golden Tours

An authorized guide will assist you through a four-hour long tour where you'll witness the history of Herculaneum and get lost in the ancestral Roman ruins.

The tour starts with a journey in an air-conditioned bus from Sorrento city center and takes you through the Herculaneum.

The entrance fee is included in the price for this tour as well.


TUI Italia

This tour also lets you explore Herculaneum town which is preserved via volcanic eruptions and lets you witness the remains of ancient Rome.

The bus service, an English-speaking guide, and an entrance ticket are included in this tour.


Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tours from Sorrento

Both Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius are within driving distance, so there are a lot of companies offering day trips to either one or both of these historic attractions.

Via dell'Abbondanza, the main road in Pompeii. Image Source: Wikimedia user Mentnafunangann on March 18th 2009.
Via dell'Abbondanza, the main road in Pompeii. Image Source: Wikimedia user Mentnafunangann on March 18th 2009.

If you’re interested in seeing these notable locations, think about taking one of the following excursions.


Tempio Travel

This tour consists of a small group of 5 people and offers train tickets to and from Pompeii a stop at a winery on the foothills of Mount Vesuvius, where you may sample regional vintages and snack on some delicious fare.

  • Duration: around 4 hours
  • Constant Availability
  • Time to begin: 12 pm / 1 pm / 2 pm
  • €89.10/Adult | €44.10/Child
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They also offer an outing to Pompeii which just covers the history of the area.

Here you will experience everyday life in the Roman Republic on a guided tour that offers you a chance to uncover the historical ruins of Pompeii.

This tour includes a round-trip ticket and an entrance ticket.

  • Duration: 2  hours
  • Constant Availability
  • Time to begin: 11 am / 12 pm / 1 pm / 2 pm
  • €62.10/Adult | €38.70/Youth | €26.10/Child
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Avi Travel

This tour lets you stroll through the original Roman streets, the traditional shops, and villas where you get to know the details of Roman history via an authorized guide.

Avi offers pick-up & drop-off and an entrance ticket.


Belmare Travel

This tour includes skip-the-line access and offers a train tour through Pompeii. Round-trip train tickets are included with this outing.

If you are in a group of more than 15, you will get a headset to make sure you can hear the guide properly.


Gray Line

This includes a scenic private or semi-private tour of the ancient Pompeii ruins. You get to experience the characteristics of this noteworthy location with all its historic details.

This tour includes a round-trip commute in an air-conditioned vehicle and skip-the-queue access with a guide.


Enjoy Bike Sorrento

Explore the mighty Vesuvius while riding a bike along the National Park track.

This is an e-bike tour that includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, entrance ticket, e-bike rental, and helmet rental.

This tour requires at least 2 participants to confirm the booking.

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