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

1. 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 its 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 its 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 its 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 at the panoramic terrace of Positano, the vertical town that looks like a crib. Soak in the views of the vividly colored houses set within the rock. 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 Positano: Pompeii Ruins Guided Tour

2. 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 transportation 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.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

3. 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.

Rome: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Day Tour

4. 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 Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

5. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Travel in comfort to the fascinating Pompeii and take in the views as you climb Vesuvius from Naples. Benefit from the convenience of professional transportation and enjoy the freedom to explore the sites on your own. Depart from your hotel in Naples and relax on board an air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive at Pompeii and admire the remarkably well-kept remains of Roman temples, baths, shops, theaters, and villas, destroyed during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Take your trip to new heights as you trek to the peak of Mount Vesuvius, and absorb incredible views across the national park and Naples Bay from the 1000-meter altitude. Savor the spectacle of the volcano's crater, and gain interesting geological insights from a volcanological guide.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

6. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

7. Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

The first stop will be Positano. Along the winding roads of the coast and crossing the Monti Lattari you will have the opportunity to admire views otherwise difficult to find. Positano is very famous for its fashion and art stores, stroll through the narrow streets, reach the beach where you can admire the town perched on the mountain that blends with the surrounding landscape and crystal clear waters. Take incredible photos of your vacation. The second stop will be the famous Sorrento. Located in a picturesque position on a terrace overlooking the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is the most famous town on the Sorrento coast. It fascinates tourists and visitors with its breathtaking views, the landscape of gardens and citrus groves, the marina, the charming old town, an interesting historical and religious architecture. town enjoyable in every season of the year. Stroll through its narrow streets to admire the stores and boutiques of great quality. Finally head explore the ancient city of Pompeii, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. Walk through the famous archaeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the ancient Roman city preserved by the volcanic ash that once covered it. Eventually return to Naples with your driver.

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.

Naples: Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius daily Tour

9. Naples: Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius daily Tour

Travel back in time on a guided tour of the archeological site of Pompeii with this van tour from Naples. Follow your guide through the well-preserved ruins before making your way to the volcano that destroyed the city. Admire the natural beauty of Vesuvius before returning to Naples. Have the option to choose from a private or group tour. Purchese tickets for Pompeii and Vesuvius with the help of the tour supplier before arriving at the centrally-located meeting point. Listen to an audio guide or live commentary, depending on the size of your group. Arrive at the archeological site of Pompeii. Get lost in time as you discover ancient shops, houses, theatres, and buildings that were central to civic life, like the Forum. Walk down the stone streets and let your guide paint a picture of a time when Pompeii was busy with Romans. Continue to Vesuvius and enjoy the convenience of driving most of the way up the mountain. Stop a before you reach the summit and walk on a path up to the summit where you can peer into the crater. Take in sweeping views of bay of Naples as you make your ascent. Return to your meeting point in Naples a the end of your tour.

Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

10. Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

Enjoy a private tour of the Pompeii ruins, guided by a trained archaeologist. See former homes, walk the streets, and imagine the last moments of the inhabitants. With pickup directly from your accommodation in Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast. Be driven straight from your hotel to the main entrance of Pompeii, where the driver will introduce you to your guide. Listen as they lead you through the streets of the ancient city. Learn how the inhabitants went about their daily lives. Hear details of what happened on that fateful day. At tour's end, meet your driver at the same point and enjoy a relaxing return to your lodging.

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We took the Pompeii and Amalfi Coast tour. Everything was fantastic. The driver and guide that was with us were very good and the guide we had at Pompeii was very knowledgeable and ensured that we all understood him and answered any questions we had. All in all it was a very long but really enjoyable day.

Incredible! The transfer to and from Pompeii went very well and was very convenient, and the tour guide we had, Sasa, was super informative and gave us a stress-free experience in what is a very busy place! I learnt lots and would recommend this to anyone wanting to visit Pompeii. 10/10

I really enjoyed our trip! I saw amazing views and had an awesome experience. I will definitely recommend it. I am very thankful with our guide and driver!

Amazing tour guide! Funny and full of information. I think the tour was well paced and we saw a lot without feeling rushed. Would 100% recommend!

Our Guide Melania was incredibly knowledgeable, she showed us the most important sights in Pompeii. She was a delight.