Guided tour

Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

Activity provider: Project Napoli Service
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From US$ 67.62 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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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, Italian, Spanish, English
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
  • Guided walking tour on site
  • Transportation in an 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

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For a quick trip to the ancient city, this was a great choice. Our guide was Francesca, who was informative and humorous. The ruins are crowded with tourists, but our guide didn’t seem rushed or worried about the crowds. Everything ran smoothly and we got a good sense of the highlights in about two hours — it would take days to see it all. We also had a little time for cappuccino before and after the tour.

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May 5, 2022

Our trip to Pompeii was excellent, it started off with a wonderful drive to to the site from Sorrento. Our driver was such a lovely man, he showed us the lovely sites on the way to Pompeii and the views on some parts of the journey was amazing. Arriving at Pompeii we had a great tour guide, she was interesting and I just loved walking around, listening to the stories from the guide. Then on the way home our wonderful driver stopped off at the limoncello factory for us to have a look at the stunning views for a photo session then we went in the limoncello factory for a few tasters of their gorgeous limoncello. I would recommend this trip to everyone it was a lovely day and we really enjoyed ourselves

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March 16, 2022

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

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