• Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Discover all of Southern Italy’s iconic landmarks in a single day when you combine a Naples city tour with a stop at the infamous Pompeii. This popular shore excursion is an easy way for time-crunched passengers arriving in Naples to experience local life and culture, as well as see one of the largest archeological sites in all of Europe. This tour includes round-trip transport from port, as well as guaranteed on-time return to the ship. Highlights include stunning panoramic views from the Posillipo terrace, a guided tour of Pompeii, and stops at the Royal Palace, Church of St Francesco di Paula, the Thermal Baths and other must-see spots in Naples.


  • Combined Naples city tour and visit to Pompeii
  • Cathedral, S. Restituta, Royal Palace and Church of St Francesco di Paula
  • Panoramic views over Naples from the Posillipo terrace
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti''s House and Lupanare
  • Narration by a professional driver-guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Naples Shore Excursion: Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Naples Shore Excursion: Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Your Naples Shore Excursion: Naples City and Pompeii half-day sightseeing tour showcases the best of these two Southern Italy cities in includes stops at some of their most famous landmarks. Kick things off with port pickup and follow your friendly, knowledgeable guide to destinations like the Treasure Chapel and S. Restituta Basilica. You’ll venture into Plebiscite Square and journey past the Royal Palace. Wander the stunning interior of St Francesco di Paula Chuch and pay a visit ot the New Castle—all before making your way to Europe’s largest archeological site, the city of Pompeii.

En route to Pompeii you’ll stop at the terraces of Posillipo, where you’ll have time to capture photos of the stunning city landscapes from high above the skyline. Upon arrival in Pompeii, you’ll learn about the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 A.D., which covered the city in ash. Your expert tour guide will lead you through the sites, which include the Thermal Baths, the ‘Lupanare’ brothel and the Forum, which were all once covered in ash. 

Your tour ends with a return trip to the port, as well as the hassle-free guarantee of an on-time arrival at your ship. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Naples port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Elise was a wonderful guide! We appreciated her knowledge very much! We were met by the driver who took us to the first stop, a beautiful church, where we met our guide. Her English was excellent. She's a very intelligent person and had loads of information. She led us through Pompeii like a pro and we learned so much. If you are traveling with kids or teens, this 1/2 day tour is perfect!

Heather B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was well organised our guide very informative and knowledgeable. The bus driver was very careful amongst erratic traffic.
Pompeii was a huge place with lots of walking at times on uneven ground, wear flat comfortable shoes sunscreen and hat, take water. Toilets and washrooms were very crowded, had to line up, very inadequate for the amount of visitors.
Pompeii was very thought provoking about how the people and animals lost their lives in such a devastating event, in a very advanced civilisation.
Our guide told many interesting stories, and we would recommend a visit to this site.
Naples is a very cosmopolitan crowded city lovely food and good coffee.

Silvina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic tour! Elisa was wonderful, informative, charming, fluent in English and Spanish. She gave us a wealth of information on both of these tours. The Naples tour was first and then we drove to Pompeii. It was fantastic! We were done around 2:30 pm and the bus driver from the tour bus was kind enough to drop my husband and I back near the port so we could eat authentic Naples pizza before getting onto the ship.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guide was very knowledgeable and a good communicator. I have a recommended tour because you can see everything you want to see. The half day tour was the perfect amount of time. 6 hours

Wendy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Once again, very good trip. The tour company is amazing. They waited for people and still tried to remain on schedule. Guide was once again very informative and knowledgeable. This is important because you want to get the history right. Very good tour company. I will book this tour company again.

Arkadiy Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour! Excellent guide Eliza!!! Very knowledgeable and a great presenter! We had a lot of fun and saw amazing places!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was enjoyable. We were given a lot of information in Pompeii. The half day was long enough for a family with children. We were pleased that we had not booked a full day tour after the long walk around Pompeii in the heat !

Steven M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We traveled to the Mediterranean the week of the Barcelona attacks on a Royal Caribbean Cruise. Though the ship did not address the attacks at all nor offered passengers any help or guidance on 8/17 or 8/18, all other companies we booked with were very accommodating including the excursion to Naples/Pompeii via Viator. We were scheduled to take an 8 AM excursion from the Naples Port on 8/18 but since we were scrambling to jump ship and book alternate plans to avoid returning to Barcelona that night, we were unable to keep our tour reservation. Due to the nature of this event and the fact that we were at see, I was unable to contact Viator until sometime in the middle of the night before our 8 AM tour. The local service was very kind and accommodating and we were lucky that they were able to change our reservation to the next day instead picking us up from our hotel. It was a relief!

The local company reached out to us via email and phone to confirm our date change, location and pick up time. Pick up was as scheduled in front of our hotel in a passenger van that held about 15 people. The vehicle was clean, temperature controlled and comfortable. Our tour guide Elisa spoke great English, was witty and easy to listen to.

The Naples tour hit the high spots stopping first at Cattedrale di San Gennaro, the main church of Napes and the seat of the Archbishop of Naples. Other stops included Piazza del Plebiscito and drive-bys of major sights like the Naples National Archaeological Museum, shopping districts, Castel dell'Ovo and the Royal Palace of Naples. Our final stop was Caffè Gambrinus for great pasties and coffee before boarding the van again for our final stop.

A 30 minute ride with commentary brought us to Pompeii. We met up and combined with a much larger group and all were given headsets since there are many tours going on at the same time and the group was large. It was very helpful while touring. Before we entered the site, we had an opportunity to shop local vendors for waters a must!, hats for shade, a snack gelato! lemonade! or souvenirs. There is a public bathroom here as well. Elisa, our guide, easily led us through the turn styles and into the ruins after securing all tickets.

Pompeii is a must see. The ruins are an amazing look back to a civilization founded in 6th-7th century BC preserved by volcanic ash in 79 AD. Our tour was half-day and in the heat, that was a great amount of time but only because we had a great tour guide. To walk the grounds alone without knowledge of what you are seeing is to miss the point. Don't make that mistake!

Travel back to our hotel was not as smooth as the start because we boarded much larger busses that had many varied stops along the way including a bus switch in the center of Naples. It seemed to be a bit of a mix up actually as the drop off points were inefficient. Still, it was maybe only 20 minutes too long and not a huge deal at all. We were deposited safely in front of our hotel in enough time to have lunch before all restaurants closed for the afternoon! All was well!

I should note that if I had booked via our ship, I would NOT have had the opportunity to reschedule and the prepaid money would have been lost. Booking with an outside company was for sure to our benefit in this case. Not to mention, for a family of 4, booking through Viator saved us easily 300 over the Royal Caribbean price for a similar tour.

I would use Viator again for sure. Don't hesitate!!

Jeff D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Good tour and great guide.

Gwendolyn S R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour exceeded expectations! Very interesting and enjoyable in spite of the heat that day.Should not be missed!

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