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  • Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
When your cruise ship docks in Naples, embark on a full-day shore excursion to the ancient UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Pompeii and the charming town of Sorrento. With your local guide, visit Pompeii's fascinating attractions, such as the Forum and the Thermal Baths, and admire views of Mt Vesuvius. Savor a traditional Italian lunch at a pizzeria before proceeding to Sorrento, where you’ll admire amazing views of the Bay of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea from scenic lookout points such as Villa Comunale.


  • Full-day shore excursion to Pompeii and Sorrento from Naples
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Pompeii with your expert guide
  • Pass magnificent Mt Vesuvius and see top Pompeii attractions including the Forum, the Thermal Baths and the Lupanar
  • Stroll along Sorrento's narrow streets and take in amazing views of the Bay of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea from Meta di Sorrento and Villa Comunale
  • Savor lunch at a local pizzeria (included)
  • 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 and Sorrento Day Trip

The Forum in Pompeii

Once docked in Naples, your driver will pick you up from the port and take you by comfortable coach along the breathtaking Italian coast to the fascinating city of Pompeii.

As you pass magnificent Mt Vesuvius, stop for a great photo opportunity and hear from your guide about the tragic event in 79 AD, when the entire town of Pompeii was buried under ash and pumice from a violent explosion from this active volcano.

Arrive in Pompeii and explore fascinating attractions with your guide on a sightseeing tour. First, see the Forum, formerly the civic center of Pompeii that supported buildings for business, religion and the local government. Visit the Lupanar, the official brothel of Pompeii in ancient days, and see the Thermal Baths to learn how these ancient public baths were once a place for people to relax and socialize.

Then, stop at a local pizzeria (included) for a traditional Italian lunch before continuing to Sorrento. When you arrive, follow your guide on a walking tour of this charming little town. Stroll along the gorgeous beaches of Vico Equense and Seiano and admire the typical Mediterranean vegetation brimming with lemon and orange trees. Your guide will point out the most renowned places as you walk through narrow streets lined with various vendors and quaint workshops.

Stop for a great photo opportunity at a panoramic viewpoint in Meta di Sorrento and marvel at the amazing views of the Bay of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, visit Villa Comunale, the largest public park in Sorrento that sits on a cliff overlooking the bay. From here, you can see as far as Punta Campanella and the Island of Capri. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking scenery before returning to the Naples port.

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 2014

great day.....too much time in Pompeii and not long enough in Sorrento. Sophia for the Sorrento part was very good and again a pleasure to spend time with. We didn't have much time in Sorrento but she was very efficient in trying to fit it all in. She was very good at what she does. The restaurant was also very good
Thanks for a great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Everything went according to plan. Annalise was waiting as we disembarked from our cruise ship (with our name clearly displayed on a sheet of card she was holding) She took us to the air conditioned coach which made its way to Pompeii. There we were given headsets so we could clearly hear Andre who took us through the ruins. He was informative and friendly and very interesting At the end of the tour we were collected again by Annalise given lunch and then 4 of us were transferred to a beautiful Mercedes minibus to travel to Sorrento. There Annalise gave us a pocket tour before leaving us with some free time. We were back at our ship in excellent time. This was clearly a priority with Annalise and much appreciated. Full marks for Viator. Will definitely use them again.

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