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  • From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

    1. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

    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, follow your expert guide on a 2-hour 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, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D.

    Savor a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés. 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, bu...

    Visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius was an amazing and unforgettable experience without any doubt. Anyone who will go to Naples should visit those two places. Our tour guide Francesca, from the other hand, even though gave us all the infos that we needed to learn about Pompeii , was rude and not too easy to communicate especially in the beginning. It was our first time there we knew nothing about where to go or what to do and yet I wanted to ask a question and all I got back was to ignore me. So after that i didn't have much joy in listing to her. Another than that eveything was more than amazing!

  • From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

    2. From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

    Experience how the ancient Romans lived at the site of the Pompeii ruins on this 6-hour combination tour. See the Forum, the Stabian Baths, a brothel, the House of the Faun, the House of the Tragic Poet and more. After visiting Pompeii, take a half-hour break before beginning the second part of the tour. Head off on a drive to the top of Mount Vesuvius through the natural beauty of pine forests and lush woods and bright yellow flowers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a walk with a volcanolgist guide who will tell you about the geological history of the volcano and its eruptions.

    The tour was amazing and our guide, Ale and driver Rosario were a wonderful dynamic duo, loved Pompeii and the view on Mt Vesuvius was breath taking

  • Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

    3. 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 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

  • Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Capri

    5. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii and Capri

    Enjoy a tour of contrasts on a combined 8-hour day trip from Naples to Pompeii and Capri. Stroll around the ruins of a former city of the Roman Empire, and then join the jet set on a glittering jewel of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Naples (main hotels only), or from the Cruise Terminal or Napoli Centrale train station, drive to Pompeii, approximately 25 minutes along the highway. Upon arrival, an archaeologist guide will lead you around the site after your skip-the-line entrance. See the most significant buildings to build a picture of life in the Roman Republic, such as theaters, the Forum, Stabian Baths, House of the Faun, and House of the Tragic Poet. Return to Naples and climb aboard a hydrofoil for a 45-minute sea crossing to the island of Capri. Here, your guide will take you to the funicular that leads uphill through lemon groves from Marina Grande ...

    Awesome tour. Tour leader, local leader and driver were amazing. Worth the money

  • Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    6. 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.

  • From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

    7. 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. 

  • Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour from Naples

    8. Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour from Naples

    Visit the ruins of Pompeii and discover the shops, brothels, baths and villas of an everyday town of the Roman Republic, buried under lava and ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Get a unique insight into the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the ancient town. Then, take a guided tour of the vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and experience the passion of Sorrentino wines, with viticulture in their DNA. Boasting unique characteristics from the sunburnt ground, fertilized with periodical lava flows, the wines have legendary origins. The story of wines like “Lacryma Christi” were written by the hand of nature at her most violent. It’s a story that has gone on for decades, thanks to a tenacious family that knew how to support a territory rich in precious fruit. After exploring the vineyards on the “violent” slopes, relax over a delicious Mediterranean lunch, served with wines of the ...

    Pompi was very hot but the guides were excellent. The wine tasting and tour ofthe vineyardwas fantastic. The food was 5 star.

  • Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

    9. Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

    Your tour is by private car, with pick-up from the ports of Naples, Salerno, or Sorrento, or at your hotel/accommodation within the province of Naples, the city of Salerno and the Amalfi coast. From the pick-up, you will be driven to Pompeii for a 2.5-hour guided tour including all of the highlights of the famous site. After Pompeii, head to a celebrated vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a delicious light lunch, accompanied by a wine tasting session. This is the best way to see the highlights of the region in one day, and to enjoy some of the area's amazing food and wine in the process.

  • Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    10. Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Pompeii and Naples, starting with an exploration of the historic heart of Naples. Departing from the port of Da Mole Beverello, go to the city’s most famous highlights, including the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, and Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. See the colonnades and porticoes of the San Carlo Opera House, the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in Europe. Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Galleria Umberto I shopping arcade, and the imposing castle of Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo). Then, travel across the fertile valley of Mt. Vesuvius, passing Ercolano, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata en route to Pompeii. After a break for lunch, explore the archaeological excavations with a local guide. Listen to the tragic tale of how Pompeii was buried beneath the ashes of Vesuvius after it erupted in 79 AD. See all the highl...

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What people are saying about Villa of the Mysteries

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,636 reviews

Great tour! Comfortable bus ride and wonderful tour guide in Pompeii. Pizza lunch was very good on the way to Vesuvius. 1km walk up the mountain is easy to do with spectacular views of Naples and the Bay. Totally worthwhile!

Enjoyable day out. Was only so much of Pompeii you could cover, but it was informative. View from Vesuvius was spectacular.

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

Awesome tour. Tour leader, local leader and driver were amazing. Worth the money

Very nice, exquisite staff. Definitely to be recommended.