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From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

1. 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. The first stop will be in Naples. This Mediterranean city is famous for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy. You’ll drive up the Vomero hill for a view over the town which overlooks the bay of Naples and extends from the Sorrento peninsula to volcanic area of Phlegrean fields. The skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active volcano Vesuvius. This is the perfect spot to take photos of this stunning landmark. Driving down towards the port of Mergellina, travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and the town of Pompeii. 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.

Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius Tour

4. Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Following your tour pickup, you will make your way south to explore the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Stroll through the streets of the Roman city of Pompeii and check the numerous different UNESCO archaeological sites, such as the Herculaneum. Both archaeological sites feature the excavated ruins of alleyways and homes where you are free to explore. These locations are also fascinating in that archaeologists are still continuing to unearth the remains of a place forever locked in time. Following your exploration of the ruins, drive up to Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed Pompeii 2,000 years ago. You can stop to enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples from the top, as you enjoy a delicious lunch. If you are a hiking and history lover, this Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius tour is all you need.

From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

5. From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

Discover Vesuvius with fast-track tickets to the Pompeii archaeological site and take in the views of Mt. Vesuvius with a guide. Head to a vineyard to taste regional wines and enjoy a light lunch. Be picked up from your accommodation in Sorrento and make your way to the ruins of Pompeii. Explore the city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD and learn the history behind each turn. Continue to a local vineyard and savor the flavors of regional wine. Regain your strength with a light lunch before boarding a bus to Mt. Vesuvius in the early afternoon. Ascend to 1,000 meters on Mt. Vesuvius. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide and learn about the history and geology of the crater. Take in the breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples before being returned to your accommodation.

Mt. Vesuvius , Pompeii , Bosco dei Madici Winery

6. Mt. Vesuvius , Pompeii , Bosco dei Madici Winery

Your Vesuvius experience will begin with you being taken to the parking lot at the peak, where after a 20 to 25-minute ascent you will reach the crater. The entrance is included, along with an internal guide of the volcano who will explain to you all its eruptive history. Following that, you'll stop at Cantine del Vesuvio which is located on the low hills of the volcano and offers spectacular view over the Gulf of Pompeii and Castellammare di Stabia. The program is structured with a guided tour within the 4 hectares of the winery close to the archaeological site of Pompeii, among historical evidences, the vineyards and the elegant structures of the cellar. The tour ends with a tasting of 4-5 types of wine, as well as a traditional Neapolitan light menu with dishes inspired by ancient of Rome. You'll then have 2.5 hours to explore the famous ancient ruins of Pompeii with a professional private guide, upon request. There you can admire the remains of a more than 2,000-year-old Roman town. You can visit the Forum with its public buildings, and will also see markets, a basilica, public thermal baths, houses and characteristic shops, the pistrinum, and the termopolio. Once done, you can walk through the main square of Pompeii and enjoy some shopping or have a fresh drink, before being returned to you pickup location.

Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

7. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

8. From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

Enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you travel with your guide to one of the ancient cities uncovered from a volcanic disaster. Learn about the history of the city from your guide, and enjoy lunch at a vineyard before heading back to Ercolano. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Herculaneum, where the preserved ancient city holds some of the original organic objects of its era from before AD 79. See the food, wooden beds, doors and houses, and other almost completely preserved objects during your guided tour. Learn about how the city was uncovered in the 18th century, and how it was a precursor to the discovery of Pompeii by decades. Your guide will then deliver you to a local winery, where you can enjoy the views of a typical vineyard in Italy, along with lunch overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Once the tour and dining are over, relax on your complementary drive back to your accommodation.

From Sorrento: Pompei Private Tour with Winery

9. From Sorrento: Pompei Private Tour with Winery

Discover the history of Pompeii with a private English-speaking driver. Listen as an archeologist leads you down the preserved streets of Pompeii to see old theaters, shops, thermal baths, a brothel, and the forum.  Savor some delicious Italian wines and stroll through the vineyards of a famous local winery. Dine on a delectable lunch paired with wine.  Journey to the top of Vesuvius, the most famous active volcano in the world. Peer into the crater while taking in spectacular views of the bay of Naples. Walk around the mouth of the crater and listen as your guide fills you in on the history of this volcano. 

Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius with Winery

10. Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius with Winery

Immerse yourself in ancient history with this trip to the city of Pompeii, buried by lava by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. After exploring the ruins, climb the mountain and soak up the panoramic views, stopping at a winery for lunch and wine tasting. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Sorrento and head off to the ancient city. Walk the Roman streets of the burial site along with a guide-archaeologist. Follow a path between the theaters, houses, brothel, the forum, and more. Then, hop in the van to reach Vesuvius, stopping at a local winery for a typical wine tasting and lunch. Afterward, hike to the summit of Vesuvius to admire the stunning views of the Gulf of Naples, as you learn the history of the volcano from your guide.

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What people are saying about Pompei

This was by far the best value with an excellent Tour of Pompeii and wonderful lunch at a local vineyard. Our Guide Rafeilla was superb. Very Knowledgable with a passion for Pompeii. We learned so much and he kept things interesting even for the teenagers! After Pompeii he had the busses ready to take us to the winery where lunch was fresh, staff were friendly and service was excellent. Highly recommend this tour. 5 stars

Perfect from start to finish. Picked up on time the guide was informative on way to Vesuvius ,which was amazing but very steep walking. We had an hour there then off to Pompeii, we had lunch first which was pizza and it was delicious and the tour guide introduced herself. Pompeii was great and we learned a lot about the eruption and the city itself. Returned back to hotel on time.would definitely use this company again.

We enjoyed this tour very much. We were staying in Rome. We met at the meeting point and took the bus which was very comfortable and cool stopping for a break and driving through the beautiful city of Naples. Pompei was amazing. We will definitely plan to return as one day is not enough for Pompei. We recommend this tour to everyone.

It was extremely well organised and moving between different trip leaders went very well. We were kept informed of all the handovers and the visit was excellent.

Superb trip and really well organised transfers and guiding by Napoli services. Easy to communicate with Napoli Services to organise pick ups etc