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  • Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Don't miss the chance to visit the ruins of Pompeii, Italy's most famous archaeological site, on a three-hour sightseeing trip from Naples. If your time in Southern Italy is limited, this quick and comprehensive guided tour from Naples shows cruise passengers arriving in the port of Naples all the haunting highlights of Pompeii, a shore excursion not to be missed by any visitor to this region of Italy.


  • Three-hour tour of Pompeii from Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and Lupanare
  • Narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

On a fateful summer's day in 79 A.D., Mt. Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash over the prosperous city of Pompeii. Unaware of the imminent danger, most people continued on with their daily lives and as a result the entire town and around 20,000 of its inhabitants were buried under tons of ash and pumice.

Almost 2,000 years later, you have the opportunity to explore the site of this famous disaster and see first-hand the houses, streets and public buildings miraculously preserved by the volcanic ash.

Accompanied by your guide, you'll see such fascinating places such as the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare brothel and Vetti's House with its beautiful frescoes.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Naples port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Andrea was fantastic! Great tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour coordinator was great and the tour guide was superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide met us with no problem at the pier. We took a large bus for the 40 minute ride to Pompeii from Naples, which thankfully was air conditioned as it was extremely hot that day, 97 F. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided a really good background and explanation for the site. It was easy to hear him using the audio devices provided. He was also very considerate given the extreme heat and made sure everyone had plenty of time to refill water bottles at all of the Pompeii fountains. This was a 4 hour tour which got us back to Naples in the early afternoon so we could enjoy a lunch of the pizza for which Naples is famous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the first time we used Viator, our tour guide was terrific and since our kids didn't need to pay an entrance fee Viator refunded the cost of the entrance fee. All in all a terrific experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our trip with Viator to Pompeii was great. There was very little waiting once we arrived before we could enter Pompeii. It was definitely worth the money and far cheaper than similar tours offered by our cruise line. This was our first time choosing to use Viator, but I would use them again. The only thing I would suggest is letting participants know in advance where the representative will be standing or having the company's reps to ear Viator's website colors orange and blue. We disembarked and there were several groups forming. Our last name was on a sign, but it was a small 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Also, since many ports on cruises have the excursion person right there when you exit the ship, it would have been nice to know in advance that we would be exiting the ship, going through a building, and then finding our rep. Other than the logistics, the tour was excellent and our guide took great care of our group. We were on time back to the ship. I would definitely use Viator again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour! We only had a half a day and this tour gave us a wonderful overview if the city of Pompeii.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide, Maria was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Recommended. Good pace, thorough. All the sights and info you could ask for... You have to take this tour...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

great experience! our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating and very patient. she made our experience to pompeii amazing!

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