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Our most recommended Pompei Shore Excursions

Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

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

Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the buildings and structures that were 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: Afternoon to Sunset Guided Tour

2. Pompeii: Afternoon to Sunset Guided Tour

Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe with your expert guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and discover more about the daily life of citizens of Pompeii prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See many important buildings and structures which were essential for 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. After exploring the site, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as the sun sets over Pompeii at the end of your tour.

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

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

Meet your guide 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 with your expert guide, 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 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.

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

4. 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.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

5. 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 House of Neptune and Amphitrite, 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.

Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius Tour

6. 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 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: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

8. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

Immerse yourself in ancient history with this trip to the city of Pompeii, buried by lava by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. After taking in the ruins, climb the mountain itself and enjoy the panoramic views. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation or the airport, then get ready to walk through the ancient Roman streets of the buried city. The walk in Pompeii will be conducted with a guide-archaeologist. They will take you on a path between the theaters, houses, brothel, the forum and more. Then, hop in the van to reach the crater of the still active volcano. Hike to its summit to see one of the best views of the Gulf of Naples, as you learn the history of the volcano from your expert guide.

Rome: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Day Tour

9. Rome: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Day Tour

After leaving Rome, the first stop will be at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where you will be guided by our official guide through the highlights of this intact ancient Roman city. After leaving Pompeii, you will head to the Amalfi Coast. In the winter period, which runs from November 1st to February 28th, the tour first includes a visit to Amalfi, with limoncello testing, and according to the openings, a visit to the Cathedral, the Museum and the Tomb of Saint Andrew. The tour then continues through the winding and breathtaking views to Positano for some panoramic photos, and back to Rome. In the summer period, considered from 1st March to 31st October, we will go first to Positano, limoncello testing, to Positano or Amalfi, stop for panoramic photos, Amalfi Coast, and return to Rome.

From Positano: Pompeii Ruins Guided Tour

10. 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 transport 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.

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What people are saying about Pompei

Francesco ist ein humorvoller Guide, der mit viel angenehmen Witz die Zuhörer hervorragend bei Laune lässt. besonders hervorheben möchten wir sein excellent Deutsch und seine Gabe deutlich zu artikulieren. Er vermittelt laut und klar die Beschreibungen und findet Zeit für individuelle Erklärungen. Seine Führung können wir ganz klar nur empfehlen.

To get straight to the point. Highly recommended tour. Francesco brought outdated facts to life with humor and wit. Despite the heat, an entertaining and impressive trip.

Perfect way to see Vesuvio and Pompeii in one day. We also booked a lunch at a wine farm which were amazing. Both driver and guide were superb. All in all a great day.

Great tour. Very happy to finally see all the ancient findings I’ve read about. Tour guide Alessandra was knowledgeable and engaging. Highly recommend this tour

Great experience with Luca as a guide who showed nice views and was very knowledgeable and told very interesting facts during the trip.