Pompeii Shore excursions

Our most recommended Pompeii Shore excursions

From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

1. From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

Experience how the ancient Romans lived and the immense and beautiful Italian landscape on this combination tour by minivan or car of the Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius. See the Forum, the Stabian Baths, a brothel, the House of the Faun, the House of the Tragic Poet, and more. Then, drive up Mount Vesuvius with a volcanologist guide. After visiting Pompeii, take a half-hour break before beginning the second part of the tour. Head off on a drive to the top of Mount Vesuvius through the natural beauty of pine forests and lush woods and bright yellow flowers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a walk with a volcanologist guide who will tell you about the geological history of the volcano and its eruptions.

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

2. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

Revisit where Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii beneath molten ash on a day trip by minivan or bus. Follow your licensed guide through the remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. Enjoy a local pizza lunch along your route. Hear stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of bodies burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli. Savor a typical Naples pizza lunch at one of Pompeii’s cafés. Then, be driven close to the mountain's summit that destroyed the city. From there, take a short walk to the lip of the crater and take in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Revisit the devastating day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash. On arrival, discover the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. It is the only active volcano in continental Europe. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Return to Naples at approximately 5 PM and be dropped off at your hotel, your cruise ship, or the railway station.

Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

3. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Embark on a guided walking tour in Pompeii and enjoy skip-the-line tickets to see the ancient archaeological site. Listen as your guide tells you about the history and architecture of this old Roman city. Skip-the-line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites with a guide. Choose from a private or group option and stroll through the ancient streets to learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the buildings and structures essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods, including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

4. Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

Experience an unforgettable shore excursion from Naples including a group tour in Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an expert Archaeologist guide. See the major highlights. First, get picked up from Naples Central Station. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Pompeii in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. When you arrive, benefit from skip-the-line entry and then take a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman city. Learn about how the area was buried by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.  As you walk, learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived. See all the most important public buildings and private houses on a 2-hour walk. Highlights include the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the Forum Baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the Bakery, the House of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the House of Tragic Poet, and the plaster casts. Then, after a 1-hour lunch in downtown Pompeii, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to Herculaneum for another 2-hour guided tour. Once again, enter with skip-the-line tickets, and see how Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. See how whilst Pompeii was covered by 4 to 5 meters of ashes, Herculaneum was buried under a landslide of 20-meter deep mud. During the tour, discover carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics which are still preserved. Highlights include the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the Samnite House, the Gymnasium, the House of the Dears, and much more. Finally, get dropped off back at the train station in time for your onward departure.

From Positano: Pompeii Ruins Guided Tour

5. From Positano: Pompeii Ruins Guided Tour

Meet your local guide at your accommodation in Positano and start the adventure. Benefit from the comfort of your air-conditioned transportation as you get to Pompeii Archeological Site.  Once there, explore one of the most visited archaeological sites in Italy with the knowledge of an archeological official guide.  Find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the well-preserved slice of ancient Roman life as you pass by the Basilica, the Forum, and the thermal baths. Discover some residential houses and picture how people lived 2000 years ago in this city.

From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

6. From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a day on Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast and explore the archeological ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii on a full-day excursion from Naples by bus. Be picked up at your central Naples hotel or outside your cruise ship at the Port of Naples. Once on site, follow your guide on guided walking tours to see landmarks up close. Make your way first to the archeological site of Pompeii. Save time with skip-the-line tickets of Pompeii which was a thriving Roman town unitl it was buried under ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Walk along the old Roman streets and see the houses, shops, bars, and even a brothel among the excavated ruins. Drive along the Amalfi Coast, marvel at the spectacular scenery. Your driver will stop at a fantastic location overlooking Positano and its bay for the stunning views. From here you’ll continue on to Amalfi, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the clear blue waters.

From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

7. From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a morning pickup from downtown Naples before driving to Pompeii to visit the ruins. During this section of the tour, there will be an assistant on the bus to answer your questions. Arrive in Pompeii and join a tour guide. Located under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted in the last 100 years, Pompeii is as fascinating as it is mysterious.  With its perfect stone-paved streets, houses, temples, a Forum, and theaters, it provides an almost complete picture of what was once a thriving Roman city. You will tour the ruins for approximately 2 hours, as your guide leads you through the theater, the necropolis, the Thermae, and some aristocratic houses that were owned by the city’s richest citizens. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Continue after lunch with a drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Sit back and relax as panoramic vista after vista passes you by. Stop on a panoramic terrace overlooking Positano, before heading to the queen of the Coast, Amalfi. End your tour with a 30-minute break in the town of Amalfi. Lying at the foot of a deep ravine, and surrounded by steep cliffs, it is a dramatic location to grab a coffee, or gelato, and simply watch the world go-by. Your driver will take you back to Naples.

Naples: Sorrento & Pompeii Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

8. Naples: Sorrento & Pompeii Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Meet your tour leader at Naples port and get ready for an unforgettable journey to Sorrento. Admire breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast as you head towards your destination.  Explore the beautiful alleys of the city, breathe in the authenticity of southern Italy and make a stop-off at a quaint local business. Taste some delicious local cuisine and sip on a Limoncello, a famous regional alcoholic beverage. After touring Sorrento, visit one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, the Ruins of Pompeii, and discover the history of this ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano. Stroll through the cobbled alleys of Pompeii at your own pace and step back in time. Examine the ruins of what was once a dynamic and prosperous city, immortalized by the fire of the Vesuvius volcano.  Immerse yourself in the sensation of mystery and nostalgia as you enjoy a fascinating day brimming with history, culture, and stunning landscapes.

Pompeii & Vesuvius: Tour from Naples

9. Pompeii & Vesuvius: Tour from Naples

Discover the wonders of ancient Pompeii and the majesty of Mount Vesuvius on this combined full-day guided tour from Naples. Explore the ruins, enjoy a light lunch, and experience astonishing views of the whole Gulf of Naples from the top of the volcano. Begin with a pickup from the centrally located meeting point in Naples and a transfer by bus to the ruins at Pompeii. There will be a tour assistant on the bus during this part of the excursion. On arrival in Pompeii, meet your guide and then explore the ruins for around 2 hours to discover the traditions and daily life of ancient Pompeii. You’ll see the large theater, the necropolis, the thermal baths, and some of the amazing houses that were owned by the richest residents. Savor a light lunch in a typical restaurant in the area before making your way to Mount Vesuvius. Take a relaxing stroll through the nature reserve before embarking on a leisurely walk to the top to experience breathtaking panoramic views of the whole Gulf of Naples.

From Naples: Group Tour to Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano

10. From Naples: Group Tour to Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano

Depart from Naples at the Stazione Marittima or Hotel Ramada and arrive at the impressive open-air museum and archeological site of Pompeii. Travel the panoramic road of the Sorrento coast to its namesake town. Freely walk through the streets of Positano. Allow your driver to be your guide. Explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and learn about its 2000-year-old impressive history and amazing discovery. See a huge clock that stopped in 79 AD, and find out what's guarding a treasure chest on this extraordinary journey through time. Take in the scenery of the Sorrento coast on the way to its most famous town, Sorrento. Walk the alleys, admire the meticulous woodwork, and indulge in some limoncello or a delicious ice cream while capturing views of the sea. Finish at the panoramic terrace of Positano, the vertical town that looks like a crib. Soak in the views of the vividly colored houses set within the rock. The driver will be at your complete disposal during the tour, explaining to you onboard the vehicle, everything you need to know about the places you will visit, and once on site, he will give you free time to spend as you like.

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What people are saying about Pompeii

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4.3 / 5

based on 2,699 reviews

Very well organized, all the staff on the trip was great and professional, the lunch is delicious (you can have pizza or lazagna or salad). In general very much recommended for your trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius.

This was a great trip. Our guide very friendly and funny. Let me know about Pommeii Ruins history and very enjoy hiked to the top of Mount Vesuvius. its magnificent scenery.

It was amazing seeing Pompei without the huge crowds. Our guide Francesco made the 3 hours fly by.

Watching snippets of old life and the volcano was a beautiful day. I love it

Awesome tour guides, very organized. Great excursions.