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Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

From US$ 72.45 per person

Explore the ruins of ancient Pompeii on a half-day excursion from either Naples or Sorrento. Your guide will show you many of the well-preserved buildings at the archaeological site that were covered by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, French
Pickup optional
This tour option offers pickup and drop-off services from hotels in Sorrento.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii, one of the world’s most popular archeological sites
  • See buildings and streets that were preserved by volcanic ash
  • Choose a departure from Naples or Sorrento, with round-trip transfers
Full description
You’ll be picked up at your designated point of departure and travel by comfortable minibus or van to Pompeii on this half-day excursion to explore the ancient ruins of this famous Roman town. Ever since the ancient Greeks settled the area in the 8th century B.C. the region around Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples attracted wealthy vacationers who came for the sun and the stunning scenery. By the turn of the first century A.D. the town of Pompeii, located about 5 miles from Mount Vesuvius, was a flourishing resort for Rome’s most distinguished citizens. Elegant houses and elaborate villas lined the paved streets. Tourists, townspeople and slaves bustled in and out of small factories and artisan shops, taverns and cafés and brothels and bathhouses. People gathered in the 20,000-seat arena and lounged in the open-air squares and marketplaces. Your tour guide will show you the most interesting places, such as the Forum, the thermal baths, the luxurious House of the Vettii and the Lupanar, or a famous brothel. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the site on your own before your return trip, with an anticipated arrival time of 1:40 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Live guide
  • Skip-the-line admission ticket
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 613 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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We were picked up on time from our hotel. Our tour guide was excellent and made the tour very enjoyable. Lots of opportunities for photos. Prompt drop off back to the hotel after. We had 2 hours inside Pompeii and as general tourists with just an interest in seeing Pompeii this was plenty. Definitely recommend this tour

October 16, 2021

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was interesting to learn so much about the history of this area. However, it did seem that we spent a lot of time standing around in different areas as the guide talked, and it would have been better if we could have covered more of the territory.

October 12, 2021

The experience was wonderful and eye opening. Our tour guide Francesca was very informative, friendly and humorous! Her personality made it possible for everyone to have a positive experience. She gave us enough time to take pictures and explore on our own with no hassles. If you are looking for a glance into the past this is definitely a must do while your in the Napoli area. Kudos to all the people who made this experience memorable and possible.

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October 5, 2021

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