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From Sorrento: Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour by Boat with Lunch

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25 reviews

Activity provider: You Know! Boat

From Sorrento: Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour by Boat with Lunch

Activity provider: You Know! Boat
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From US$ 168.28 per person

Explore the ancient town of Pompeii and the majestic Mount Vesuvius with an authorized guide on this day trip from Sorrento. Enjoy a boat ride, a chance to swim, and lunch in a vineyard.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up is available only for hotels in Massa Lubrense, Sant'Agnello, Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento and Meta. If you are staying in a hotel located in limited traffic areas, you will be picked-up from a close meeting point.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Enjoy a boat ride to/from the port
  • Explore the buried town of Pompeii with a licensed guide
  • Visit the crater of Vesuvius and enjoy the beautiful view
  • Relax with a swim in the crystal clear waters of the mediterranean
  • Stop at a traditional vineyard for lunch and wine tasting
Full description

Start your day of adventure by meeting your driver/guide at your hotel. After a short meet and greet, take a brief, scenic drive to the port of Piano di Sorrento. From here depart by boat to the port of Castellammare di Stabia where the fun begins.  From your docking point at Castellammare di Stabia, take a scenic transfer via bus to Pompeii. Take a walk through the living ruins of this ancient city with your experienced, authorized guide who will teach you everything you need to know about this famous place.  Once the visit to Pompeii is over, relax for a while and have lunch in a traditional vineyard. Then, depart from Pompeii to visit Mount Vesuvius, once the site of a live volcano, and learn about this natural wonder with the assistance of a professional guide. From Mount Vesuvius, transfer back to Castellammare di Stabia before departing by boat to Sorrento. Take a scenic sailing trip along the coast and have the chance to take a dip in the crystal clear waters. 

After your sailing trip return to the port of Piano di Sorrento and be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transfers to/ from Pompeii and Vesuvius
  • Entrance fee to the ruins of Pompeii
  • Licensed guide for the visit of the ruins of Pompeii
  • Entrance fee to the National Park of Vesuvius
  • Licensed guide for the visit of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Professional skipper and English-speaking assistant
  • Lunch
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    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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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour
    • In compliance with Covid-19 health and safety measures, snorkeling equipment will not be provided on board
    • Customers to bring their own snorkels, or buy them new at the local partner's office before boarding: €6/mask, €9/snorkel
    • Pickup is available only for hotels in Massa Lubrense, Sant'Agnello, Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento and Meta
    • If your hotel is located in an area not accessible by car, the local partner will pick you up from a close-by meeting point
    • This experience requires a minimum number of 4 travelers. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Access to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii and to the National Park of Vesuvius will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green Covid Pass or equivalent
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 25 reviews

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    Great way to see Vesuvius and Pompeii, broken up by a nice lunch (great food!) and wine tasting at a local winery! And doing a large part of the journey from Sorrento over water was great fun! Have to say that Vesuvius may not have been worth the hike up, but you have to be able to say you have been up there before it blows up again. Tony, the private guide at Pompeii did a phenomenal job bringing the place back to life for us. Unfortunately we did not to go for a swim off the boat on the way home because there was a couple who needed to catch the ferry back to Capri. And when we arrived at the harbor we had to wait for another boat to come home before our private transfer would take us back to the hotel, so we opted to catch a taxi ourselves after waiting for a while; notwithstanding this, all in all it was a great day!

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    June 20, 2022

    Excellent trip from start to finish. Lovely boat ride with water, Prosecco, Beer, Limoncello and snacks offered. Transfers to Vesuvius excellent with option to walk the final 750m … fabulous views at the top. Lunch and wine tasting at vineyard … exceeded expectations … 3 courses! Finally to Pompeii to meet with a guide who was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The whole day ran like clockwork.

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    May 25, 2022

    Unique experience. Departure from Sorrento in a semi-private boat to arrive in Castellamare to join the bus. Pompeii tour with very friendly and professional guide and driver. We were able to understand the essort of the city. then one of the best moments of the day, the wine tasting in a vineyard at the foot of Vesuvius with a small meal. From what to continue the ascent of the great Vesuvius. Magic.

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    September 22, 2021

    Product ID: 190125