Enjoy a scenic ride from Sorrento to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, on a private half-day tour of this fascinating archaeological site. Explore the main features of the ancient city, and learn about the arena, the baths, the bakeries, and the brothel.
What to Expect
Your half-day tour begins when your driver picks you up at your hotel Sorrento and you head off to ancient Pompeii by private car. The driver is English-speaking and your private vehicle can accommodate 1-3 passengers.
Pompeii, one of the great cities of the Roman era, was a vacation spot for well-to-do Romans. It was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. when the city was buried in volcanic ash. Fortunately for visitors today, much of the city’s architecture and design elements were preserved by the ash.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the ruins of this ancient city, and see its main features. The Forum of Pompeii, for example, was the city’s economical, political and religious center.
Visit the baths, bakeries, brothel and much more. Pompeii’s inhabitants were pagans and loved the pleasures of the flesh. Although prostitution was common throughout the city, there was a single building built for the purpose of prostitution. It was known as the lupanare, or brothel.
The Latin word thermae means hot baths. The bath houses you’ll see here were like spas, with 3 different rooms for different temperatures of water.
- Private car (accommodates 1-3 passengers)
- English-speaking driver
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Guide service
Achille Lauro Parking (behind Lauro Square), Correale Street, in Sorrento, at 08:10.
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Know Before You Go
Please note that the cost of admission and guide service at the site are not included in the tour price.