Explore one of Italy's most evocative archaeological finds on a guided tour of Pompeii from Sorrento. Travel by bus to the UNESCO-listed site, where a licensed guide leads you around the ruins of an ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Marvel at excavated houses, marketplaces, baths, and frescoes remarkably preserved by ash, and learn about the civilization that once thrived here before the disaster.
Half-day tour to Pompeii from Sorrento
Visit the excavated ruins of an ancient city buried by volcanic ash
Learn the history of Pompeii and its discovery from a licensed guide
See the well-preserved remnants of homes, baths, bakeries, frescoes, and more
Hear about the fateful eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed the city
This is a real tour - our guide took us around various sites in Pompeii and it was very informative and educational - a must visit!
What would have made it better:
1. Context - there was no intro (Where does name Pompeii come from, when it was founded, the eruption (the month is debated), how many people died, how it was discovered under ashes, current excavations, etc) although the guide was happy to answer questions.
2. Out 20 in the group 3 spoke Spanish - this should be changed. Yes, it gave us time to take photos and slower pace in August is welcome, but we could have seen more!
Our tour started off on an air conditioned bus. Which was wonderful given the heat that day. Our tour guide did his best to keep up the enthusiasm and keep us in the shade whenever possible. He even picked a meeting point if we got separated as it was VERY crowded.