15 Best Sorrento Tours

Even by Italian standards, Sorrento is a particularly beautiful, historic and charming town.

It is located on the south-central coast of the country along the Tyrrhenian Sea, close to other popular tourist destinations such as Naples and Pompeii in the north, and Amalfi and Positano in the south.

Sorrento is characterised by impressive architecture, vibrant cuisine and a huge choice of activities, from fishing and swimming to visiting historic sites such as Sorrento Cathedral and fishing villages along the Amalfi Coast.

Here are 15 of the best tours in Sorrento that are worth a closer look in the area.

1. Electric Bike Food and Wine Tour

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento is a walkable and bike-friendly town that offers a variety of travel options for the fit without spending countless hours cramming into stuffy tour buses.

This great-value food and wine tour is the perfect way for first-time visitors to get a quick overview of the land and see many iconic sights along the way.

After learning how to safely use an e-bike, guests will put on their helmets and follow their guides into town and beyond.

Highlights include an ancient mule trail overlooking the ocean, some coastal villages, and stops at local farms.

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2. Guided walking tour

Piazza Tasso, Sorrento

While it may seem like a short amount of time, two hours is enough to visit the many sights in central Sorrento with a local guide.

This tour is suitable for walkers of at least moderate fitness and departs in the evening when the sun goes down and the weather is generally cooler.

Guests will visit parts of town that are less touristy. While places like Piazza Tasso, San Francisco Cloister and Grande de Mar are popular, the most memorable are often the narrow alleys and traditional neighborhoods.

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3. Sorrento Coast Sunset Experience

Sorrento Coast Sunset Experience

For those who have never experienced it, the sunset on the west coast of Italy is simply breathtaking.

Watching the sun disappear from the Tyrrhenian Sea from the deck of a slowly rolling ship is something absolutely magical, according to previous travel guests.

The two-hour journey departs from the port in Sorrento, and guests are served refreshments on board with beer, water and soft drinks.

Before the main event of the evening, guests can choose to relax on the deck or swim and snorkel.

The ship usually returns to port between 8:00pm and 8:30pm – perfect for those looking for dinner.

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4. 5-hour Food Tasting Tour

Sorrento Farm

In many parts of the globe, Italian cuisine is most often associated with canned pasta sauce and frozen pizza.

For the true hedonist, however, Italy is one of the world’s premier culinary destinations, and a guided tour may be the best way to experience all its splendor.

This five-hour tour includes the services of a local guide who will take guests on a whirlwind tour of the surrounding countryside. They will visit olive oil processing plants, cheese factories and traditional pizza restaurants.

Samples along the way may include everything from fresh lemonade and homemade desserts to local wines and mozzarella cheese.

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5. 2 Hour Kayak Tour

Kayak tour

This two-hour kayak tour will be perfect for active travelers interested in fully experiencing Sorrento and getting an amazing full-body workout in the process.

Tours begin at Marina del Cantone, where guests will meet their guides and learn how to use their craft safely and effectively.

No previous kayaking experience is required; after orientation, it’s time to get in the water and head to Cape Montalto, just a stone’s throw from Capri.

Guests will explore quiet coves and hidden caves and have time to relax and snorkel before returning to the port.

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6. Sorrento Coast Paragliding Experience and Boat Tour

Sorrento Coast Paragliding Experience

While it may not be suitable for those with highly related issues, paragliding is often one of the most memorable activities of many travelers’ vacations.

Offering one-way, tandem or triple flights, this paragliding experience along the Sorrento coast is great value for thrill seekers and all-around adrenaline junkies.

Every participant receives all necessary safety training before takeoff. Once high in the air, they will see incredible views that those trapped on the ground can only imagine.

The air time generally lasts about ten minutes, after which the guests are swept back to the platform at the stern.

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7. 4 Hour Neapolitan Cooking Class

Naples cooking class

Even for international tourists, eating like an Italian isn’t particularly difficult, but cooking like an Italian is a skill that requires professional help.

During this four-hour Neapolitan cooking class in a traditional local restaurant, guests will gain an unprecedented insight into the food and culture of Sorrento.

Each class has two different options – surf or turf.

The surf menu features ingredients like mussels, clams and fish, while the turf menu focuses on land-based meats like beef and pork.

Both offer fresh local vegetables, homemade pasta and traditional desserts like delizia al limone. After the class, everyone will taste the fruits of their labor and enjoy the taste of limoncello.

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8. Herculaneum Half-Day Tour from Sorrento


When Mount Vesuvius accidentally erupted nearly 2,000 years ago, it blanketed many towns in the region, and tons of ash left homes and residents essentially preserved for hundreds of years.

Herculaneum is one of the most important historical sites in the region. This four-hour guided tour from Sorrento is a great way to experience it up close and personal.

The drive from Sorrento is relatively short, after which guests will take a guided walking tour to explore the archaeological ruins of the town, which was once the resort of powerful Roman statesmen and wealthy families.

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9. Capri and Blue Grotto Full-Day Tour from Sorrento


From Sorrento, Capri is just a hop, hop, and hop along the coast. While it’s known as a popular destination for pop culture icons and wealthy business tycoons, it’s also open to tourists on a budget.

This full-day excursion includes transportation to and from your hotel in Sorrento, where guests will be transferred to the port and then taken to the island of Capri by boat.

Tour highlights include the Blue Caves – a group of partially submerged caves where beams of light are reflected across the sea, creating stunning blue waters.

On land, guests will also drive to one of the highest points on the island to enjoy the view.

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10. Sorrento Lunch Fishing in Capri


Join this relaxing but action-packed tour that includes a visit to the island of Capri and a day of fishing.

During this tour, guests will benefit from the guidance of their professional fisherman guides. As well as trying their luck with the inhabitants of the sea, they will also enjoy an onboard lunch that includes wine and some of the day’s catch.

It is both a cultural experience and a sporting experience. Participants will also have time to swim, snorkel and explore Capri alone for a few hours.

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11. Photo Tour and Beer Tasting of a Vintage Fiat 500

Sorrento Beer

In Italy, wine often takes center stage in intoxicating beverages, but beer is also growing in popularity.

This tour takes place in the comfort of a vintage Fiat 500 and takes guests to some of the most scenic spots on the coast, where they will have time to take photos and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

With its smaller interior dimensions, the Fiat 500 is the perfect romantic getaway for visiting couples looking for a truly memorable experience.

After the tour, guests will visit a local brewery, where they will sample several craft beers, learn about the brewing process and sample local delicacies.

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12. Ice Cream Cooking Class in Sorrento

Ice Cream Cooking Class in Sorrento

Gelato is one of the most popular frozen foods in Italy.

It’s usually lighter than regular ice cream and comes in a variety of sweet and fruity flavors, making it a great choice in the warm climate of Sorrento.

This ice cream cooking class takes place in a central location that is easily accessible on foot. It’s hosted by one of the town’s most famous small-batch producers.

Guests will learn about the science behind desserts, how to select and prepare ingredients, and sample a variety of flavors while learning about Italian culture and cuisine from an instructor.

The tour lasts about 90 minutes and starts in the evening.

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13. 4-Hour Pompeii Tour from Sorrento


Pompeii is one of the most poignant and important historical and archaeological sites in Italy.

In many ways, the town is like a 2,000-year-old time capsule, as it was preserved under a few yards of ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

This four-hour tour departs from Sorrento in the morning and includes round-trip transportation and the services of an official guide.

The tour winds its way through the town’s narrow streets, which were once lined with luxurious villas of famous Roman citizens.

Many of the things that guests will see are very similar to what they were like on that fateful day, and Pompeii is often one of the most memorable experiences for tourists.

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14. Walk of the Gods from Sorrento

Path of the Gods, Sorrento

Just inland from the city of Sorrento, hills and cliffs tower over the coast and the landscape, offering walkers and hikers some of the most stunning viewpoints in the region.

Eager and energetic tourist guests will be picked up from a central location in Sorrento before heading to the Route of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast.

The trail connects many quaint hamlets and villages that have carried travelers and their wares for thousands of years.

Tours are limited to eight guests, but due to moderate difficulty and altitude changes, they are not suitable for children under the age of six.

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15. Sorrento 2-Hour Walking Tour

Basilica of San Antonio, Sorrento

Full-day tours with strict itineraries were all the rage in the past few decades, but these days, short, flexible tours are attracting savvy tourists who can’t concentrate.

This two-hour walking tour includes sections in and out of the city. It gives guests the opportunity to see stunning natural and historical attractions, while keeping other adventures open for most of the day.

Tours cover the area between Castellammare and Punta Campanella along the Gulf of Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea and include the service of experienced outdoor guides.

Tourist centers include St. Anthony’s Basilica, Piazza Tasso, and old quarters less frequented by tourists.

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