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Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

1. Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and enjoy some free time to wander around Pompeii town. Choose the lunch option for a two-course meal consisting of a main course, a dessert, and one drink followed by a round of Limoncello tasting Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano.  From there, enjoy a 30-minute walk to the crater’s edge, where you’ll have some free time to explore. Take the opportunity to savor and photograph unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples from here. Look out for the official alpine guides at the summit who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you.  The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

2. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and start your journey down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, breeze past the long lines with your Skip-the-Line ticket. Enter a time capsule of the ancient Roman world. Let your local expert guide give you a tour of these marvelously-preserved ruins. Go to Positano, where the houses tumble down the hillside and stroll among the boutique stores. Purchase some of the local limoncello liqueur, visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta or people watch from a restaurant terrace. After some free time and lunch (own expense) in Pompeii, continue further south along the picturesque seaside roads of the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the spectacular coastline as the mountains cascade into the sea and romantic villages climb up the mountains.

Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius

3. Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius

Travel back in time to the devastating day in 79 AD the brooding volcano of Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash.  On arrival, your expert guide will take you on a tour through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. Hear stories about The Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, Greek Theater, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people. Following a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés, you will then be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater. The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, but it was the destruction of Pompeii and its surrounding towns that made it most famous. Climb to the top, and walk around the crater, taking in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Return to Sorrento, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, the cruise ship, or the railway station.

Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train

4. Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train

Leave the city traffic behind and join a train ride from Sorrento to Pompeii. Skip the line to join a guided walking tour around one of the world's most famous archaeological excavation sites. You will see the well-preserved Roman city of Pompeii, which is located on the slope of the still active Vesuvio. You can also stroll around the ancient ruins, learning about the history of this amazing site. You will later be guided through the roads of a city once trampled by the Pompeiians, a vibrant excursion which will take you back 2000 years in time. Upon your tour's conclusion, you will be free to return to Sorrento or remain in Pompeii to explore further.

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

5. From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Take an amazing journey back in time on this full-day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Travel through the famous Roman countryside and enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. Discover the seashore and the gulf of Naples as you drive through the city. Stop for a traditional lunch of Neapolitan pizza with a drink before reaching the archaeological site. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Wander through the ancient streets and learn about the history of this place from your guide. After your tour of Pompeii, enjoy the leisurely return trip to Rome.

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

6. Amalfi Coast: Pompeii Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Enjoy a hotel pick-up from your accommodation on the Amalfi Coast and go off to explore the famous ruins of Pompeii. Let your guide bring this ancient Roman city back to life. See the major highlights of the excavated city, including the ancient streets, temples, shops, and houses. Visit the impressive thermal baths and get a glimpse of ancient Roman social life. Explore the ruins at your own pace after the tour.

From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Group Tour

7. From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Group Tour

See the ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum before heading to the top of the volcano that destroyed them on this trip from Naples. Choose from the option to be picked up at Stazione Marittima or from the Hotel Ramada at 8:30 AM. Travel to Pompeii, the impressive open-air museum that holds more than 2000 years of history. Step into the past as you walk through streets that have been preserved by volcanic material from Vesuvius. Continue to Herculaneum, which was named after Hercules and completely submerged by volcanic mud. Wander through the streets and see colorful mosaics. View the ancient summer residences of Roman Patricians. Finally, stop at Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for the destruction of so many cities. Stroll around its crater and enjoy panoramic views of Naples. 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.

Naples: Pompeii Guided Tour & Wine Tasting at Mt. Vesuvius

8. Naples: Pompeii Guided Tour & Wine Tasting at Mt. Vesuvius

Take a trip back in time on this tour of the ancient city of Pompeii alongside an expert archaeologist guide. Explore these well-preserved city ruins from another time. Afterward, travel to nearby Mt. Vesuvius in Naples and enjoy a local lunch and wine tasting at a vineyard. Skip waiting in lines at the ticket office and enjoy access to the priority line. Start your tour right from the main entrance of the city: Porta Marina Superiore. From there, spot Mt. Vesuvius as you pass through the Antiquarium, the archaeological museum where your guide will show you objects found during the last excavations, including the coin that changed the date of the eruption. Continue through the basilica, the forum with the market, and the main temples. Walk through the Decumanus Major (the main street of Pompeii) and see the famous Lupanar (brothel) of Pompeii. Continue your tour through stores, shops, and Roman restaurants to get a taste of daily Roman life. Explore some of the most picturesque houses (known as a domus) that remain of Pompeii. See the unforgettable plaster casts of bodies, the theatre, and the Gladiators Barracks. Learn about the most famous discoveries and hidden corners of the city from your guide. At the end of the guided tour, ride to a scenic vineyard at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Discover the viticulture techniques adopted by over three generations of wine masters. At the end of your visit to the vineyard, relax and enjoy a local Vesuvian lunch along with a wine tasting.

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

9. 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 it's 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 it's 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 it's 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 in Positano, the vertical town that looks like a crib. Soak in the views of the vividly colored houses set within the rock. Stroll through the streets at your leisure, browse quaint craft shops, and find yourself a unique homemade keepsake. 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.

From Sorrento: Pompeii Skip-the-Line Tour

10. From Sorrento: Pompeii Skip-the-Line Tour

Discover the lost city of Pompeii on a tour from Sorrento. Learn all about the city, its history, and its inhabitants with your expert local guide. Following the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried for hundreds of years. The town is one of the most visited sites in the world and the excavations which began in the 18th century, are still being carried out today. Your local guide will take you back in time to explore the main features of the ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Visit the original Roman streets, ancient shops, villas, and baths with their fabulously preserved frescoes and mosaics and the center of roman life - the Forum.  Even if your interests do not lie in history, this archeological site cannot fail to impress you.

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What people are saying about Pompei

Vincenzo was excellent (he lived in New York)! He even offered to let us contact him later in our trip for restaurant recommendations. It was a treat to be escorted by a native driver in a clear, cool car. The day was very well organized and efficient — we could not have planned all of these activities ourselves, and each part of the day was just as fun as the last. I recommend paying extra for the guide in Pompeii, as she provided additional context that we would have otherwise missed. Make sure to budget an additional €75-125 per person for the tickets and food (or €225-375 total). All around, it was a fabulous day!

Gennaro, the tourguide, had an excellent approach with some humor along his explanations. He made us feel very comfortable and all information given was explained in a simple and understanding way. Francesco was also an excellent driver that accompanied us throughout the day!

What an amazing tour! Beautiful sites, fun and educational. Martha was excellent and fun! We enjoyed everything this tour had to offer. 100% recommended!!

Our tour was wonderful! The guide was fantastic. Couldn't recommend more!

Emilio was the best guide! So funny and charismatic