Tour code: 2958POMPEII
Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on this half-day trip from Sorrento. Led by an expert guide, pass the remains of the Thermal Baths, Vetti’s House and the Forum as you learn the unique history behind Mt Vesuvius’ deadly eruption in 79 AD. After wandering this fascinating piece of history, enjoy some free time for lunch before concluding back at your original departure point.  


  • 4-hour Pompeii sightseeing tour from Sorrento
  • Guided tour of Pompeii's most famous sites
  • This is a great shore excursion from Sorrento visiting Pompeii
  • Tour the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare and Vetti's House
  • Professional commentary and guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

Pompeii Three Hour Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento

Begin your half-day trip with pickup from your hotel or cruise port in Sorrento. Meet your guide and travel to the massive archaeological site of Pompeii, where Mt Vesuvius spewed tons of volcanic ash in 79 AD, burying the prosperous city along with 20,000 of its residents.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hop out of your coach and explore the preserved ruins 2,000 years after the eruption. Follow your guide past the beautiful frescoes at Vetti’s House, the Forum, Thermal Baths and the famous Lupanare brothel. As you go, hear the history behind the ancient city and each of the surviving locations.

Afterward, enjoy 30 minutes to spend at your leisure. Purchase lunch, shop or people-watch before making the return trip back to Sorrento.

Customer Reviews

Holly W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Absolutely amazing! We had a very good guide who had so much knowledge and very good sense of humour. Such a shame the place is so big. If I were to go back I would definitely to the full day tour. What a magical place

Patricia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I appreciate when we have a very knowledgeable guide and this person was very good. I didn't know what to expect of this tour, I had not known the story of Mt. Vsuvius so I was very amazed to hear all about this.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very interesting and educational. Maria was an excellent guide!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Crazy but amazing guide. She really knew her stuff and had loads of extra interesting details. The tour is just enough to get a real idea of the place and what happened. It is 2 hours walking so bear that in mind if you combine with Vesuvius which is a real hike. We did it separately which I would recommend unless you are really tight for time.

lee b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A very informative if a little hurried tour of the Pompeii ruins. Our guide was excellent and clearly knew her subject. For us it was fine but I would say that the walk itself is quite long and the old original stones are no friends to your ankles so wear good tough shoes.

Sara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good tour, well organized and informative.

Cheryl B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our guide was very informative and fun. The earpiece equipment was really valuable especially for my hearing-impaired father, and allowed us to listen to all of the information without struggle.

Janice L United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Bit of a chaotic start to the trip as we arrived on a Saturday and our trip was on a Monday morning, however we were told to ring 24 hours before as a last minute confirmation. Our kind staff member at the hotel rang and informed us the office was closed. He again rang first thing Monday morning and after much discussion he managed to confirm our booking. Whilst I would recommend the trip, I did feel it was too fast moving if you were elderly as we had a job to keep up with the guide. I understand there are so many visitors to Pompeii but in hindsight we should have gone for the day and not a half day. Having said all this I would still recommend the trip as we did see what we wanted to see and the pick up and drop off were ok.

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour of Pompeii. Tour Guide was very informative!

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