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  • Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

    1. Sorrento: Half-Day Pompeii Tour with Official Guide

    Visit the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii, an open-air museum frozen in time. See the ancient Roman settlement, preserved in spectacular detail, on a half-day tour with an official guide. Take the chance to explore Pompeii in an enjoyable way, directly from your hotel or accommodation in Sorrento. After pickup from your hotel, travel to the main entrance of Pompeii Park to meet your official guide. Spend 2 hours discovering the archaeological park with your guide, then enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the ruins on your own. Meet back at the vehicle for the return transfer to your accommodation, where your tour will end.

  • Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

    2. Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

    Book this half-day tour to see Pompeii's most intriguing features. Get picked up at your selected time slot (8:00 AM or 1:30 PM) from the designated pickup point, and then be driven to the famous Roman town, one of the world's most important archaeological sites. Choose to join a VIP small group tour (with only 8 people), a small group tour (with up to 18 people), or a regular group tour (with up to 40 other people). When you arrive, discover this perfectly-preserved Roman city with paved streets, luxurious villas, and glorious temples. Feel how Pompeii imparts a sense of ancient Romans' presence. Visit the thermal baths, theaters, forums, and the famous Vetti’s house and “Lupanare." See natural body casts, preserved by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. The visit lasts for about 2 hours. After taking in this incredible preserved town, head back to the drop-off point.

    Very well organised tour from start to finish. We had an excellent guide, Alexie? I believe. Would recommend.

  • From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

    3. From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

    Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert official guide. Thanks to your priority entry tickets you will skip the stress of the long line, leaving more time to explore. Accompanied by the guide, you'll explore the main features of the ancient city including the baths, bakeries and much more. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the wonders of the world, and the excavations begun in the 18th century still continues to this day. Your guide will take you through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii, where you can see baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and ...

    Good trip. It was hot as is expected for the time of year. Glad I didn’t continue up to Vesuvio on the same day.

  • From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

    4. From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

    Start your sightseeing tour with a convenient hotel pickup and journey to Pompeii in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Once you arrive in Pompeii, enjoy quick access with a skip-the-line entry ticket and begin your tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city frozen in time when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted. Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and more, and learn about each of these locations from your expert guide.

  • Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

    5. Naples and Pompeii: Half-Day Tour

    After your scheduled pick-up at 08:15, begin a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Naples with stops at the city's cathedral to visit the Treasure Chapel and San Restituta Basilica. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to see the front of the Royal Palace and the majestic Neoclassical church of San Francesco di Paola. From there head to the Town Hall Square; home to the New Castle built by the French family of Anjou. Your tour of Naples ends on a terrace at Posillipo, giving use some of the best views over the entire city. From there drive to Pompeii, one of the world's most famous historic sites. Once at Pompeii, your tour guide will take you to this ancient city's most fascinating places like the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s house and the Lupanare, burnt, covered, and preserved by volcanic ashes during the massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. After taking in the history of Pompeii, return to Na...

    The tour is definitely worth the price specially if you don't have much time in Napoli.

  • Naples: Guided Skip-the-Line Pompeii Tour

    6. Naples: Guided Skip-the-Line Pompeii Tour

    The trip from the meeting point will take half an hour, during which you can take in the fantastic view over the Bay of Naples and Capri. Vesuvius will also be looming on your left, and your guide will narrate the scenery whilst providing some insight into its history along the way. You'll have 2.5 hours to explore the famous ancient ruins, with a professional private guide included. As you wander around the area you will feel the ancient drama of the historical eruption of Vesuvius of 79 A.D., an eruption that destroyed and killed the town, including its inhabitants. See the rest and casts of a more then 2,000-year-old Roman town, with many different ways to enjoy the ruins. According to your professional expert guide it's possible to organize the excursion according to your needs. You will be free to visit the Villa dei Misteri, the forum and public buildings, the markets, the casts,...

  • Naples: Half-Day Pompeii Tour

    7. Naples: Half-Day Pompeii Tour

    This tour starts from Naples 2 times a day, every day. Pickup will be provided from the main hotels of Naples' city center, as well as from scheduled meeting points. Following 30 minutes of traveling you will reach Pompeii where your archaeological guide will greet you at the parking lot to help you with the purchase of the tickets. Once inside, your guide will provide you with the most interesting facts about Pompeii. They will show you the most important places in the ruins such as the thermal baths, the frescoes of the Lupanare brothel, the Macellum with its “tabernae”, famous workshops, the Basilica, and the House of Faun. You will have the chance to take several photos during brief stops. In case of ongoing maintenance work of some villas or buildings for restoration, the guide will replace the visit with an alternative building. The tour inside the ruins lasts around 1.5 hours, a...

    Great experience with unforgettable tour to Pompeii: private transfer and very good guide. Showed most interesting places and told most interesting stories

  • From Sorrento: Pompeii Skip-the-Line Tour

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

    Following the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii laid 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: the original Roman streets, ancient shops, the 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.

    our guide Mariana was terrific. She is very knowledgeable and because of her good English was very easy to understand

  • Explore the Ruins of Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

    9. Explore the Ruins of Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

    Explore the beautifully preserved ruins of Pompeii on this half-day tour from Naples. A professional guide will take you to explore Pompeii. After visiting Pompeii, you will take a short trip to the Cameo and Corals factory, located near the ancient city. During this 2-hour tour of Pompeii, you will learn about the daily life of Romans in the 1st century AD. Your guide will lead you through the theater, where citizens enjoyed performances; along the ancient shopping street full of preserved bakeries and pizzerias; and, take you to see the house of the richest man in Pompeii. From there, you will get to see the traditional sites of Pompeii, including the necropolis, forum, and bath houses. After touring Pompeii, you will enjoy a visit to the nearby Cameo and Corals factory. The factory is famous for its enchanting jewels and unique coral jewelry. Your guide will make sure you have time ...

    A very good beginning but big confusion at the start owing to being late and more number of people than could be accommodating. Finally, they could arrange for all.

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What people are saying about Pompeii

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Great experience with unforgettable tour to Pompeii: private transfer and very good guide. Showed most interesting places and told most interesting stories

It was amazing service and tour in Pompeii. Really recommend. Polite and friendly driver. Tour guide was friendly and entertaining as well!

Very well organised tour from start to finish. We had an excellent guide, Alexie? I believe. Would recommend.

Ornela was very good in explaining every thing to us, and both her and the drivers were very friendly.

The tour is definitely worth the price specially if you don't have much time in Napoli.