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  • Location:Sorrento, Italy
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

No visit to southern Italy would be complete without a visit to the unique ruins of Pompeii, and this tour is perfect if you're short of time. Explore the ancient city covered by volcanic dust from Mt Vesuvius in AD 79, and see the excavated remains of the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare and Vetti's House.


  • 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

On a fateful summer's day in 79AD, Mt Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash over the village 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 preserved ruins of this famous disaster. Your guide will show you fascinating places such as The Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare and Vetti's House with its beautiful frescos.Before returning to Sorrento, you'll have approximately 30 minutes to spend at leisure in Pompeii - a great opportunity to shop, enjoy lunch or simply relax!

A visit to Pompeii is a trip not to be missed for any visitor to this region of Italy.

Customer Reviews

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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour our guide was very funny and extremely knowledgeable. The time passed so quickly I could have stayed for a couple of more hours. I wish I could remember our guides name because he was excellent.

michael m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour guide with a good sense of humor...he did a wonderful job of taking us back in time and painting a picture for us of what everyday life was like in Pompeii. For us the half-day tour was just the right amount of time.

Edward N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic. He blended a strong grasp of Pompeii's history with great side commentary and humor. If you want to get the most from your visit, you need to do this trip.

Carolyn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

So glad we booked this excursion. The ruins of Pompeii were greater than expected but our guide did a great job taking us to the more interesting spots and had great stories about daily life in the city back then. Only advice is to give us more time at the end to soak in the sights at the center where the artifacts were stored and larger ruins were with the view of Mt. Vesuvius.

Beth P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

our tour guide was great. Knowledgeable,enthusiastic and fun.

Mrs S E F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was excellent. We would not normally have participated in a guided tour, but our guide was amazing and brought the whole experience to life.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Hot so 1/2 a Day was enough, very very informative, we loved it. Our taxi driver back to the Hotel took us on the back streets of Sorrento, it's a beautiful place.

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