Pompeii, Italy
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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more


Explore Naples and the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a half-day trip from Sorrento. Led by a local guide, begin with a city tour around Naples’ top attractions, including the Royal Palace and the grand Cathedral. Afterward, journey to Pompeii to explore the largest archeological site in Europe, visiting the Forum, Thermal Baths, ‘Lupanare brothel’ and more. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.
  • Combined Naples city tour and visit to Pompeii
  • Naples' Cathedral S. Restituta, Royal Palace and Church of St Francesco di Paula
  • Panoramic views over Naples from Posillipo terrace
  • This is a great shore excursion from Sorrento visiting Naples city and Pompeii
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and Lupanare
  • Narration by a professional driver-guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Begin your trip with pickup from your Sorrento hotel or the Sorrento port. Travel into the historic city of Naples, stopping at the Cathedral to see the 4th-century Santa Restituta Basilica, as well as Treasure Chapel. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to visit the stunning St Francesco di Paula Church, the Royal Palace and the medieval Castel Nuovo, a major architectural landmark first erected in 1279.
Afterward, soak up gorgeous views of the coast from the district of Posillipo, before continuing on to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii.
Explore the fascinating archeological site, passing the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the 'Lupanare' brothel and Vetti's House, all buried by volcanic ashes during the eruption. As you wander, your guide will discuss the haunting day in 79 AD when Mt Vesuvius destroyed the prosperous city.
Enjoy 30 minutes of free time to shop or purchase lunch in Pompeii after your tour of the ruins concludes. Then wrap up your trip with transportation back to Sorrento.


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, May 2018

Our guide Elise was fantastic in every respect. She was extremely knowledgeable, spoke clearly and at a speed that was easy to follow even for my husband who is a little hard of hearing. She was also funny and knew all kinds of interesting facts, not just limited to Naples and Pompeii, which truly added to the great experience. We spent 2 weeks and Italy taking several tours and this was our absolute favorite. We are retired and have travel extensively. I can easily say, Elise was one of the best tour guides we ever had.

, Oct 2017

Our guide Laura was so knoldegable about Milan and Pompeii that we were very grateful. The information wad so interesting and delivered with such humor that we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. The history lesson was fascinating and enjoyable..I only regret the size of the group was so large. More than 50.

, Oct 2017

Our guide Laura was so knoldegable about Milan and Pompeii that we were very grateful. The information wad so interesting and delivered with such humor that we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. The history lesson was fascinating and enjoyable..I only regret the size of the group was so large. More than 50.

, Sep 2017

Our tour guide, Elisa, was excellent - very knowledgeable and provided the information in an interesting way mixed with humour. The tours were well organised and we saw all the important landmarks.

, Aug 2017

We really enjoyed the tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Only bad experience we had was with people who had no respect for the artifacts.

, Mar 2017

Loved this! Such a great overview of Napoli and Pompeii. Our tour began with a driver - Paulo picking us up from our hotel in Castallamare. He was so kind, and even since we hadn't had the opportunity to pull our euros for our trip yet, he kindly paid our bill for coffee and pastries when the store wouldn't take our card. Then we met up with our actual tour guide, Maria, who was INCREDIBLY knowledgeable about the history of Napoli Naples and took us through some important sites, including a church with the oldest basilica, Napoli Cappella di Santa Restituta and the Royal Palace. She was such a vivid story-teller when guiding us through the sites, it was like taking a walk back in time.

The second part of the day was spent in Pompeii, and I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed the whole trip. The baths, the market, the fun facts about how the Romans solved their every day problems. It was a great tour. She really knew her stuff and was articulate and succinct about how she presented each section of our tour with story telling.

My only criticism is the tour didn't allow time for food once it began and since it was right after we arrived in Italy we were pretty hungry. Other than that, this is a tour you should take!!

, Mar 2017

Our tour guide Elisa was very knowledgeable and friendly, but the Naples tour was a waste of time. We only saw inside a church and drove around the city pointing out what we could not see. The city of Naples is dirty and overcrowded. Then we went to Pompei, again that was interesting because of the history. In my opinion, once you see the first section then they all look alike. Very repetitive!
I would never go back to either place.

, Feb 2017

The Naples part of this tour was interesting, however I felt that I learnt more interesting things about Pompeii in history at school and didn't learn anything new on this tour. However my partner who hadn't learnt about Pompeii at school did find the tour very interesting.

, Oct 2016

Tour of Pompeii was informative.Love the pickup and dropoff @the hotel

, Sep 2016

This tour starts with a tour of the main church in Naples. Then you have a quick drive around the city which gives you the basic layout of the central city. The tour of Pompeii was very knowledgeable. Toilet break given at start of tour was not long enough. 10 minutes does not give enough time to walk to where the toilets are and then send in queue for ones turn. I had 7 people ahead of me and the line was slow to move. As we only had 10 minutes to locate where the bathroom was, stand in line,use the facility and then walk back to meeting place, I had to go back without using the facility or would have been left behind
The tour of Pompeii is worth doing but try to do it in cool weather. There is no shade and it can be very hot.

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