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Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

Sorrento, Italy
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4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 3 more


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
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.

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Melisa A
, Nov 2018

The Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip was good. There was a lot of information and we walked a good amount of the excavation site. The one thing that I wished we were able to do was have more free time to walk around the ruins. You don't get that opportunity until the very end of the tour and we only received 15 minutes once we reached the square. I would have liked to see the bigger outdoor theater (even though it had the most work done and isn't as original as the smaller theater).Overall, the tour is worth it since they pick you up from your hotel and you don't have much to worry about as far as logistics.

, Nov 2018

Our time in Pompeii was great. Our tour guide Suzy was knowlodable and professional. Glad we got these ticket the will be memories we will keep forever!

, Sep 2018

Ive been to Pompeii twice before but never on a tour. You could truly spend all day but this tour highlights some of the best parts and gives much history and storytelling behind the scenes.. It was quite easy to relax on the way and also home. Gino , our guide , did an excellent job keeping up with all of us.

Frank D
, Sep 2018

Our guide, Tamara, was delightful and very knowledgeable with respect to the Italian culture and the history of the area. The tastings were well chosen and of high quality. If you like to eat, don't miss this one.

Jim R H
, Aug 2018

This tour was a bit of a disappointment. The tour company used a bus that was in partial disrepair several seats would not stay upright, air conditioner was very weak, and it was a very hot day. The tour guide had a very strong Italian accent, and it was difficult to understand what she was saying.

, Aug 2018

This is just the right amount of time for Pompeii. A whole day tour especially when it's very hot, with very little shade available is very wearying. A good alternative might be Herculaneum where the buildings are in better shape.

Roy G
, Aug 2018

Tour and guide very informative and well timed. Only complaint was large group 37. A smaller group not more than 25 would have been nicer.

, Jul 2018

This excursion was perfect and everything we had expected. The bus picked us up bit early and was comfortable and more important, air conditioned. The tour was well organized and the guide was excellent. I chose this because I felt a half day was enough for my kids, and it included pre-purchased entry tickets. This all happened as planned, and we were back at the hotel in Sorrento by late afternoon for a dip in the pool. A great day and perfect experience for my family. Grazie Mille!

Chelsi P
, Jun 2018

The tour was great! But very short, so if you are looking for a more in depth tour of Pompeii I would not choose this tour. I do wish we had a little more time after the tour to walk around on our own.

Marie G
, Apr 2018

Our guide was ok, the approach to people visiting for the first time needs to be well managed - some misunderstandings and equipment didn't work.

Product code: 2958POMPEII

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