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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 summit on a day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Choose to visit with a shared group or on a private tour.  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 or grab some lunch. 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 phot...

    A very solid day out with Carmella, Marco and Pietro. Pompeii was super cool while Vesuvius was challenging but worth it.

  • Pompeii Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

    2. Pompeii Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

    Get ready to explore the excavation site where, gradually over the last few centuries, the Ancient Roman town has been uncovered. Many of its landmarks are remarkably well-preserved after being buried by volcanic ash for nearly 2 millennia. On this walking tour, you will discover what everyday life was like for a Roman in the town and you will see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and even streets with shops displaying signs selling produce including wine. With the help of a professional guide, you will learn more about the history of this town and what happened on that day in 79 AD when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted.

    The tour was great, instant confirmation, everything clear about the meeting point. The guide spoke really good English and we all had earphones, so that we can all hear her well. The guide also had a lot of information and pictures to share. It was a very well organized tour, we didn't wait anywhere for too long and it was designed to truly get the maximum out of those two hours and see and learn as much as you can. I'm very happy to have chosen this company and this tour. Pompeii ruins are amazing and really a must-see place. It is incredible how well preserved it is and how even today it looks like a city with streets, houses. It's not like other archeological places, where you recognize just bits and pieces, here you really get a feeling of how the life looked like.

  • Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    3. 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.

    Jasmine, our guide and the driver Domenico were so friendly and skilled. I highly recommend this tour with these two to guide you through the day. The explaining in the explored areas were fantastic, english was very good and the mini-van spotless clean and comfortable. I was way beyond my expactations!!

  • From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    4. From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy a day on Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast and explore the archeological ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii on a full-day excursion from Naples. You’ll be picked up at your central Naples hotel or outside your cruise ship at the Port of Naples. Your first stop will be Pompeii, at one time a thriving Roman town and now an archaeological site. Buried under ash after the towering Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, the city was lost until the 1700s. Today, you can walk along the old Roman streets and see the houses, shops, bars, and even a brothel among the excavated ruins. As you drive along the Amalfi Coast, marvel at the spectacular scenery. Your driver will stop at a fantastic location overlooking Positano and its bay for the stunning views. From here you’ll continue on to Amalfi, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the clear blue waters.

    Great, got much more than I expected. Lunch was great with a beautiful view just a little late in the day so be sure to have a good breakfast

  • From Rome: Round-Trip Transfer to Pompeii and its Ruins

    5. From Rome: Round-Trip Transfer to Pompeii and its Ruins

    Benefit from round-trip transportation to the archeological ruins of Pompeii from Rome. Along the way, enjoy a short panoramic tour of Naples and discover the beauty of this city from the comfort of your coach. Climb up Vomero Hill, overlooking the Bay of Naples, for majestic views of Mount Vesuvius. Upon arrival at Pompeii, explore this UNESCO World Heritage site at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Walk along the ancient streets of the well-preserved ruins for a glimpse into the lives of ancient Romans. In the afternoon, join the tour leader at the meeting point and relax on the return journey to Rome.

    We opted for the €77 ticket as on the GetYourGuide website, it didn't make clear what the difference was between that and the more expensive option. Our trip was on Friday 20th August and we had an amazing day. It was extremely hot so I would advise wearing lots of spf and a hat, and bring chilled water in a cooler bottle for the day to help keep hydrated. We were on a bus at 7.30 and stopped for coffee half way to Napoli and Pompeii. Once we reached Napoli, we received a 1 hour walking tour of some main areas and this was brilliant, but this wasn't mentioned on the website which I found odd as it was a great addition to the trip. After this we proceeded to Pompei where those of us with cheaper tickets made our own food arrangements (there's a number of restaurants there and they are moderately priced) while the other bus members went for food together. We explored Pompeii for 3 hours and loved it. Brilliant value trip and worth doing

  • Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

    6. Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

    Hike  to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, peering into the mouth of the most famous volcano in the world. You will be picked up in a shared transportation from Pompeii and driven to the base of Mt. Vesuvius. Your skip-the-line tickets will grant you speedy access to the route up the volcano whose immense force destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Climb this legendary mountain and have a look into the still quiescent deep crater. A 20-minute walk is required to reach the highest part of the crater. Once you reach the top, stand at the crater rim and bask in the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast, and more. The driver will assist you and tell you some of the most interesting anecdotes and stories of the area and it's fascinating, rich history. Pickup and drop-off at Pompeii ruins main entrance: Porta Marina Super...

    It was a great visit to the Vesuvius, the driver was very knowledgeable and kind, he provided all the necessary information. It was a fun ride.

  • From Sorrento: Vesuvius Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

    7. From Sorrento: Vesuvius Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

    The tour begins when you reach Pompei by train from Sorrento. A private transfer will take you to "Sorrentino Winery" from Pompeii Scavi Station. First you will meet the family owners of the winery with a welcome drink. Then take a stroll through the vines, some of which are hundreds of years old and learn about their process of organic farming without the use of pesticides. Be captivated by the history of the vineyard and by the wonderful views across the bay. Enjoy a 4-course lunch prepared with local and homemade products. Each dish will be accompanied by the various wines they produce on the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius. Children can enjoy soft drinks and juices. Following the tour and lunch, transfer back to Pompeii Scavi Station.

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

    8. 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 Pala...

    Excellent tri lingual guide “ Elisa “ … and amazing visits and sites ! Thank you !

  • Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

    9. 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.

  • From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Skip-the-Line Pompeii

    10. From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Skip-the-Line Pompeii

    From Naples you will transfer to Sorrento where you can explore the downtown area at your leisure. Get the chance to see the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, and the alleys of the old town. Afterwards, transfer to the Amalfi Coast to take some photos from the panoramic terraces of Positano. Begin your visit to Pompeii with skip-the-line admission to the ruins, where you'll see the FOrum, the brothel, and the house of Faun. Select the guided tour option on checkout to join a 2-hour guided tour of the ruins led by an archaeologist. If this option is not selected, you can explore these areas at your own pace.

    Francesco was amazing! The tour we received was above and beyond anything we had expected. When we walked out from our hotel at 7:30, he was standing, in a suit and tie, waiting for us. I told him we wanted to grab some food real quick, and he said he would take us to Sorrento to have breakfast. And that was the first of many surprises. He was incredibly knowledgeable, the litany of facts and trivia he was producing was amazing. And he is a proud Resident of Naples as well, he even took us on a tour of his neighborhood and schools he attended! The trip was fantastic, certainly the best tour we had this trip (and we took several).

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What people are saying about Pompeii

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,013 reviews

Francesco was an awesome guide and we are very happy that we did that tour. He picked us up in front of Pompeji on time, was very knowledgeable, gave a great spirit with his music choice while driving up the Vesuvius and he really did a great job on the walk the way up. He kept the group together and made frequent stops to explain something so that everybody had enough time to catch breath again without the feeling to be the „slow“ one. You can feel that he is a great guide that enjoys what he does. It took about 30 min up and middle of Sept temperature was just fine. In the end he even dropped us off on the way back close to our accommodation what was great and not a matter of course as we experienced the next day. Thank you Francesco!

Vincenzo was a fabulous tour guide, he was very informative and had a lot of knowledge regarding Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvio! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is able to walk a good distance. The walk up Mt. Vesuvio is not for everyone. Thank you Vincenzo for a terrific trip to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvio!

We absolutely loved our guide! Ricardo was very informative and passionate about Pompeii. Even at the end of the tour he suggested things to see that he thought was interesting. You’ll be lucky to have him as a guide!

The walking tour and the tour guides were Perfect!! however, not having a tour in Pompei was a big miss, please do get a tourguide rather than walk along or get the audioguide! is huge and u need help!!!

Very well organised tour! Vincenzo was very knowledgable and looking out for the group. Both attractions are very worth a visit!