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Discover the best of southern Italy on a half-day sightseeing tour of Naples and Pompeii. Led by a local guide, explore Naples’ must-see spots, including the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral and the Posillipo quarter, where you’ll soak up incredible views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, journey to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the Forum, Thermal Baths and more before returning to your original departure point.


  • Naples and Pompeii sightseeing tour
  • See top Naples attractions including the Royal Palace, Castel Nuovo and San Francesco di Paola church
  • Walk inside Naples Cathedral and enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from the Posillipo quarter
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption
  • Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s House and Lupanare brothel
  • Learn about the history of the sights from your knowledgeable guide

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What You Can Expect

Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii

Begin your trip at your selected departure point, either at your Naples hotel or the Naples train station. Then, hit the streets for a 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant southern city. Pass through the main square of Piazza del Plebiscito to see San Francesco di Paola church and admire the medieval Castel Nuovo, one of the city's major architectural landmarks.

Explore the Royal Palace of Naples on foot, home to the Bourbon Kings in the 18th and 19th centuries. Then step inside the Naples Cathedral and hear the fascinating story behind the miracle of the blood, where a vial from the city's patron saint is brought out twice a year. Top off your city tour with a visit to the Posillipo quarter, gazing out at the Bay of Naples.

Hop back aboard your coach and relax on the brief ride along the coast toward Pompeii. Enjoy a break to purchase lunch before beginning your guided tour around the largest archaeological site in Europe.

See Vetti's House, the Thermal Baths, the Forum and the Lupanare brothel, all buried by volcanic ash, and learn more about how this ancient city was destroyed by the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD.

After two hours wandering the ruins with your guide, your tour will conclude with transportation back to Naples.

Customer Reviews

Garlyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had a great tour and our tour guide Elena was the best! Despite the rain we had an enjoyable tour of Naples and felt a new appreciation for a city that gets a bad rap! We even returned at the end of our stay to visit the archeological museum at her suggestion! One of the highlights was our visit to Pompeii and were thrilled that the rain held off and we could enjoy the tour and learn from our wonderful tour guide the colorful history and world wide fascination of Pompeii!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour and very informative. Our guide was thoughtful and knew her subject matter well.

Nicholas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide, Andrea, was excellent. Entertaining, very knowledgeable and very funny too! We enjoyed our tiny glimpse of Naples and were fascinated with Pompeii. Next time we will spend more time at both.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was excellent

Betty L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Promptly picked up at our hotel in a clean, air conditioned bus and met by Andre, our guide for complete tour. Andre is fluent in many languages, but English was our language and we were very pleased. His passion is history, therefore, we had an informative tour with a tremendous amount of humor thrown in. The city tour was quick but saw much more than if we were on our own. About 40 minute ride to Pompeii. The site was so interestingly presented by Andre. While there were headsets for the Pompeii portion of the trip - it was always easy to hear and understand what Andre was saying. Back at the entrance, a gift of Lemoncello was a welcome treat. At this time, we opted to go on to the afternoon Mt. Vesuvius tour which included lunch. Lunch was a typical Italian lunch. Another short ride and we were at the base of Mt Vesuvius. We were given time to climb and return Its a hike, but well worth it. Again spectacular sites from the view at the top you will think was worth the hike. This was the last of the 5 tours we took with Viator in Italy. All upcoming tour needs, I will definitely choose Viator as a booking site as promised, prompt and professional. P.S. If you can get Andre for your guide you are in for a treat!

Agnes A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fab day out. Very informative both in naples and pompeii. Both guides were excellent. Got lots of information as we toured naples and during 2hrs in pompeii we were shown the ruins necesarry to give you a feel of what life was like back then

Carla K Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had Andre as our guide for both portions of the tour. We enjoyed both potions of our tour. Not only was Andre informative - he has a tremendous sense of humour. While there were headsets for the Pompeii portion of the trip - at times it was difficult to make out what Andre was saying. Driver nice

Monica W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

My husband and I were really happy that we booked this tour of Naples and Pompeii. I don't think that we would have been able to make our way around Naples by ourselves like we did in Rome. You definitely want someone to guide you around this city. Our favorite part of the tour was, of course, Pompeii. Our tour guide really knew her way around these ruins, and she was well-versed on the history of the city. I definitely recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent tour, we were picked un from hotel just on time and had a personalized tour of Naples, then joined our group por Pompeii, another great tour and aoutstanding guide.

Wolf G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was great. Tour guide was excellent. On other hand there is difference between actual and web price. I ended up to pay more than supposed to be.

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