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Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

Pompeii: Half-Day Excursion from Naples or Sorrento

From $75.06 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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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 over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 582 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 are staying in Sorrento at an AirBNB and they picked us up at our door. The driver both directions was excellent! The tour guide was great, she took us through the most important parts of Pompeii, and alternated full sun and shade. The headsets were okay, one had a lot of static so check it before moving away from the headset collection point.

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August 30, 2021

Great tour to explore the main sights of Pompeii. The guide was knowledgeable, fun and was great with my kids. It was a very hot day but she helped us find the shade as often as possible. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel on time and with no problems. I’d definitely recommend this trip.

August 13, 2021

Pick up was punctual at Sorento Port in clean comfortable vehicle.Took frozen water with to Pompei which was a good 8dea as extremely hot.We took our 2 small Yorkie dogs with which was no problem at all.But carried them a bit in pompei due to the heat radiating from the basalt walkway.A well put together tour that was not to long and all highlights seen

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August 5, 2021

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