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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 on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. 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 visit the surrounding shops and cafes. Choose the lunch option for a three-course meal consisting of a starter, main course, dessert, and one drink. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, step out and make your own way to the crater’s edge on a 30-minute ascent. On the way, you may come across an official alpine guide who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you. Arrive at the summit where you can enjoy and photograph the unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples. The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

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

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

Meet your tour leader 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, 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 at your own pace 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 Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour

4. From Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour

Depart from Sorrento by minibus and an authorized English-speaking guide to explore the main features of the area: the suggestive history of Pompeii and wine tasting in Vesuvius National Park. The first part of the day will be dedicated to a visit of the archaeological site of Pompeii, where an authorized guide will lead you through the remains of this extraordinary city immortalized by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii is renowned all over the world for the exceptional relics, buildings and infrastructure of the site as it is well-preserved due to the city's burial under meters of ash and lava fragments. Visitors will be able to have a glimpse of what it must have been like to have actually lived there. The tour will then continue to Vesuvius National Park, where you will visit an enchanting vineyard located on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, after a short walk among the grapes and a visit to the winery, there will be lunch with typical dishes from the Neapolitan tradition matched with tasting of the famous wine Lacryma Christi of Vesuvius. At the end of the excursion, return back to Sorrento.

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.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

6. From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

Explore the grand and luxurious houses, baths, and carbonized wooden features of the Roman elite's seaside retreat of Herculaneum which was buried under pyroclastic materials from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Enjoy a delicious lunch and breathtaking views from the summit of Vesuvius. Get picked up from your accommodation in Sorrento and travel by bus to Herculaneum. Explore the archaeological park with your guide and discover the Roman structures that were buried for over 1,600 years. Learn about the ancient town, the eruption that buried it, and its discovery in 1709. After exploring Herculaneum it is time for lunch and a wine tasting. Continue to a local vineyard where you will be treated to a delicious lunch, local wine, and spectacular views. After lunch, it will be time to begin your conquest of Vesuvius. In the afternoon drive 3280 ft (1000 m) then walk the rest of the way to the summit of Vesuvius. From here you'll experience breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples. The stunning views will make this a day to remember. Then it is time to board the bus and return to your accommodation in Sorrento.

Sorrento: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Pompeii Experience

7. Sorrento: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Pompeii Experience

Pompeii is now considered one of the world's most important historical sites due to the way the volcanic ash preserved the city and its people. This gives historians and archaeologists a vivid picture of what life in the Roman Empire was like around 2,000 years ago. The first excavations were in the 18th century, and following 250 years about 75% of the town has been dug out. Your tour will begin with your pickup from your meeting point in Sorrento, from where you will be transferred by bus to Pompeii. Following your arrival in Pompeii, you will begin a guided visit of 2 hours which will show you the main public monuments and some of the homes of the Pompeii ruins. Accompanied by an authorized guide, explore the main features of the ancient city including the baths, bakeries, and theaters (just to name a few). Walk the streets and see shops and houses that were once alive with people, color, and noise. This will help you receive a rare peek at what everyday life in a small wealthy town was like in 79 A.D. At the conclusion of the visit, you will receive some free time before you return to Sorrento by bus at approximately 1:00PM.

Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

8. 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.

Sorrento: Pompeii & Vesuvius Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

9. Sorrento: Pompeii & Vesuvius Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

Startin from your accompdation Visit to the archaeological site of Pompeii and find out what life was like before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD Follow your archaeological guide in the western part of the city and observe important buildings and structures such as the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, the bakery, some residential houses and more, than we drive up to Mt. Vesuvius to explore one of the most Famous volcanoes in the world enjoying the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples return to your accomodation

From Sorrento: Driving tour of Positano and Praiano

10. From Sorrento: Driving tour of Positano and Praiano

Get picked up from your hotel by your expert driver-guide at 4:30 PM and begin your adventure along the Amalfi Coast.  Along the drive, stop off at a range of stunning locations to admire panoramic coastal views and snap special photos. Drive into Positano and have a coffee or a cocktail, just like the locals. Enjoy some free time to roam the charming streets of Positano at your leisure. Continue driving to Praiano and discover more of the Amalfi Coast during further stopovers as day becomes night.

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4.7 / 5

based on 255 reviews

Nuncia, our guide was very nice, fun and helpful. Pompeii and mt. Vesuvius tour were great. Although your guide does not go with you to the crater, there is professional vulcanologist guide. You just have to wait for him at the hut before the top. And on the way down they surprised us with degustation of limoncello and it’s variants.

A one day trip in a new clean air conditioned bus and two boat trips guided by our knowledgeable and friendly leader Lisa and our skilled driver Giovanni. Driving in this region is out of the question so we were able to see the historic sites and natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

Josef was wonderful! He brought the era and the people who lived in Pompeii to life! He was eloquent and we really enjoyed him and the beautiful ruins that remain.,. Excellent!!!

Very well organised day. Comfortable transport and pleased to have all tickets arranged. Roberta did a great job in looking after us throughout the day.

Amazing experience and a lot of history learned from our guide Mena. A bit of a hike up Vesuvius but worth every minute!