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  • Location:Naples, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Best Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

Discover the ancient Roman city of Pompeii — a UNESCO World Heritage site — on this 3-hour tour from Naples. Following your hotel pickup and onward minibus travel to Pompeii, enjoy fast track entry with your guide and explore Italy's most famous archaeological site. Hear of the horrific Mount Vesuvius eruption that coated the city in volcanic ash. See the town’s ancient piazza and Forum, the thermal baths and Pompeii’s ancient brothel, the Lupanare. Gaze upon beautiful wall frescoes at the Casa dei Vettii (Vetti's House) and discover Pompeii’s haunting highlights.


  • 3-hour tour of Pompeii from Naples
  • Visit the centuries-old city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy fast-track entry with your guide
  • Explore the Forum and the city’s ancient thermal baths
  • Discover Pompeii’s ancient brothel, the Lupanare
  • Marvel at the beautiful wall frescoes at the Casa dei Vettii (Vetti's House)
  • Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Naples

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What You Can Expect

Best Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

Admire the statue of Apollo on your tour of Pompeii

Following an early morning pickup from your Naples hotel, meet your guide and travel onward by minivan for the 35-minute journey to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It was here — on a summer’s day in the year 79AD — that Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash over the prosperous city of Pompeii. Unaware of the imminent danger, most people continued on with their daily lives. As a result, the entire town and around 20,000 of its inhabitants were buried under tons of ash and burning pumice. Almost 2,000 years later, ancient Pompeii remains preserved and the artefacts on display provide a fascinating insight into life in the Roman-era.

Enter the ancient site with your guide and see first-hand the houses, streets and public buildings locked in time by the volcanic ash.

See Pompeii’s ancient piazza and Forum, where business dealings, elections, speeches and processions would have played out during Roman times. Wander the site, marvel at the ancient limestone columns still standing today and capture the centuries-old scenery on camera.

Continue onward with your guide to the thermal baths, where many of the townsfolk would have bathed, chatted and lived out their daily lives before the eruption. Wander down Via degli Augustali and discover the Lupanare, Pompeii’s brothel. A 2-storey building with five rooms on each floor, the Lupanare is decorated with some of the city’s most lustful frescoes.

Explore the Casa dei Vettii (Vetti's House), a luxury residence in the town. Careful excavation has revealed a number of beautiful frescoes on the walls of the house, evidence of the wealth and stature of its former inhabitants.

Your exact route will depend on the crowds and weather conditions. At the end of your time in Pompeii, travel back to Naples by minivan where your tour will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Andre was one of the best tour guides we had on our trip. He was so funny, personable, and full of knowledge. This was a very organized tour - down to the pick-ups and drop-offs at your hotel. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit Pompeii.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Good guide, interesting tour. Would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Booking process was convenient online, the bus picked us up close to being on time, near our hotel. The guide Alessandro was hilarious and upbeat: what you look for in a tour guide. He was also very passionate about Pompeii, which made the experience even more fun. The historical facts, the sights and the stories were relevant, informative and entertaining. Would definitely recommend this tour if you're visiting Pompeii--- don't go without!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A trip here is a must, its amazing.
The viator tour was very well organized, tour guide is very knowledgeable.
I would recommend a morning tour because of the crowds and the heat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

On time for pick-up, great guide with good knowledge ! Amazing Place !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was great. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. She had a great sense of humor. The only thing I would say is that it might have been nice to see a little more of Pompeii, but I know they continue on to other places. There is an option to just get a transfer to Pompeii, but I liked having a good tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great Tour. Guide was excellent Thank You Ceaser !!! . I would recomend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour, great guide Alessandro was funny, informative and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Simply brillant. The guide was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Informative, humorous, good logistics and enough time on our own. But it is expensive.

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