Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

From $75.54 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.

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Covid-19 precautions
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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.


  • 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.
  • 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

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    4.5 / 5

    based on 541 reviews

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    The tour guide (I forgot her name) was very knowledgeable and funny! She was good at making guests involved in the tour. It was funny when she took us to men's "library". I was picked up very close to my bnb and dropped near Ovo castle where I wanted to look around. They were very flexible about picking up and dropping off.

    December 4, 2019

    Very informative

    My friend and I enjoyed the tour immensely and found the tour guide very friendly and informative. The tour guide allowed us time to take pictures and ask questions if need be. We had a little time towards the end to go back to some spots and take more pictures or visit some of the stalls before taking us back to a location near our original meeting point. The only downside was that we did not hear from the tour guide about a meeting time until quite late the evening prior. Otherwise, the tour itself was fantastic and had no faults.

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    September 24, 2019

    It was an informative tour. Got to see the highlights of Pompeii in less than 4 hrs. They pick and drop you off at destination of your choice (Naples or Sorrento) which was helpful. Being an outdoor tour bring a hat and water as you are walking around in the hot sun for 4hrs.

    September 7, 2019

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