• Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Discover the best of southern Italy on a half-day sightseeing tour of Naples and Pompeii. Led by a local guide, explore Naples’ must-see spots, including the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral and the Posillipo quarter, where you’ll soak up incredible views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, journey to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the Forum, Thermal Baths and more before returning to your original departure point.

Highlights

  • Naples and Pompeii sightseeing tour
  • See top Naples attractions including the Royal Palace, Castel Nuovo and San Francesco di Paola church
  • Walk inside Naples Cathedral and enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from the Posillipo quarter
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption
  • Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s House and Lupanare brothel
  • Learn about the history of the sights from your knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii

Begin your trip at your selected departure point, either at your Naples hotel or the Naples train station. Then, hit the streets for a 2-hour coach tour of the vibrant southern city. Pass through the main square of Piazza del Plebiscito to see San Francesco di Paola church and admire the medieval Castel Nuovo, one of the city's major architectural landmarks.

Explore the Royal Palace of Naples on foot, home to the Bourbon Kings in the 18th and 19th centuries. Then step inside the Naples Cathedral and hear the fascinating story behind the miracle of the blood, where a vial from the city's patron saint is brought out twice a year. Top off your city tour with a visit to the Posillipo quarter, gazing out at the Bay of Naples.

Hop back aboard your coach and relax on the brief ride along the coast toward Pompeii. Enjoy a break to purchase lunch before beginning your guided tour around the largest archaeological site in Europe.

See Vetti's House, the Thermal Baths, the Forum and the Lupanare brothel, all buried by volcanic ash, and learn more about how this ancient city was destroyed by the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD.

After two hours wandering the ruins with your guide, your tour will conclude with transportation back to Naples.

Customer Reviews

Deborah d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

For us this Pompeii tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy, and we highly recommend it. It was fascinating to glimpse the life of this once-thriving city now in ruins with views of Mt. Vesuvius in the background, and our tour guide was excellent.

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This adventure was great. Pompeii was amazing and much more than I expected. Our guide Elisa was awesome. She was easy to understand, answered all our questions, and was always pleasant. This is a must do trip!!!

Ruben B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Our tour guide was fantastic. She was an expert and one of the best. Unfortunately I can not remember her name, i think it was Elisa or Eloisa and she was multilingual and very intelligent.

Vanessa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

The tour guide was great and informative

Alihan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We had a woderful day. Our guide Elisa was excellent.
After a Naples city tour including stops at the Duomo and a high view point which was amazing, we went to Pompei.
Our walking tour in Pompei was very informative and we saw this important ancient site of the Roman period.
Thanks a lot...

Nicola

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We loved our tour guide, I think her name was Leeza or Eliza sorry that I forgot. She was fabulous and spoke at least 5 languages on our tour. We had a small tour of just 8 people. We toured Naples first and since she was a local, she was so knowledgeable. Then we went to Pompeii. I was glad we did not go in the hot summer busy season. She looked after us so well we loved it.

Stephen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour guide and driver. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Vince S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A very well organized and informative tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I would recomment this tour.

ElmaGD

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Well organized tour allowing us to see Naples Cathedral and the Panoramic places for ourselves early... It was almost like we had Naples must visit places all to ourselves to enjoy for the first leg...then we transferred to Pompeii with a new group. Maria our guide was great!!

Garlyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had a great tour and our tour guide Elena was the best! Despite the rain we had an enjoyable tour of Naples and felt a new appreciation for a city that gets a bad rap! We even returned at the end of our stay to visit the archeological museum at her suggestion! One of the highlights was our visit to Pompeii and were thrilled that the rain held off and we could enjoy the tour and learn from our wonderful tour guide the colorful history and world wide fascination of Pompeii!

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