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Explore the UNESCO-listed remains of the Roman town of Pompeii on a 3-hour tour from Naples. After hotel or train station pickup, ride an air-conditioned minibus to the Pompeii archaeological park. Gain priority entry with your informative guide and tour the highlights of the site, frozen in time by ash from a massive eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. Witness relics such as the piazza, baths, brothel and fresco-covered walls of Vetti’s House as your guide shares haunting stories about the lives and deaths of the long-gone inhabitants.

Highlights

  • 3-hour tour of Pompeii UNESCO World Heritage site from Naples, with an expert guide
  • Enjoy fast-track entry to the site ruins and tour the main highlights
  • See Pompeii’s forum, piazza, thermal baths and brothel, known as the Lupanare
  • Gaze at the beautiful frescoes on the walls of Vetti's House (Casa dei Vettii)
  • Walk the streets and see shops and houses that were once alive with people, color and noise
  • Learn about Vesuvius' AD 79 eruption and its terrible toll on the town
  • Includes hotel or train station pickup and drop-off in Naples

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What You Can Expect

Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

Admire the statue of Apollo on your tour of Pompeii

Following an early morning pickup from your Naples hotel, meet your guide and travel onward by minivan for the 35-minute journey to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It was here — on a summer’s day in the year 79AD — that Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash over the prosperous city of Pompeii. Unaware of the imminent danger, most people continued on with their daily lives. As a result, the entire town and around 20,000 of its inhabitants were buried under tons of ash and burning pumice. Almost 2,000 years later, ancient Pompeii remains preserved and the artefacts on display provide a fascinating insight into life in the Roman-era.
Enter the ancient site with your guide and see first-hand the houses, streets and public buildings locked in time by the volcanic ash.

See Pompeii’s ancient piazza and Forum, where business dealings, elections, speeches and processions would have played out during Roman times. Wander the site, marvel at the ancient limestone columns still standing today and capture the centuries-old scenery on camera.
Continue onward with your guide to the thermal baths, where many of the townsfolk would have bathed, chatted and lived out their daily lives before the eruption. Wander down Via degli Augustali and discover the Lupanare, Pompeii’s brothel. A 2-storey building with five rooms on each floor, the Lupanare is decorated with some of the city’s most lustful frescoes.
Explore the Casa dei Vettii (Vetti's House), a luxury residence in the town. Careful excavation has revealed a number of beautiful frescoes on the walls of the house, evidence of the wealth and stature of its former inhabitants.
Your exact route will depend on the crowds and weather conditions. At the end of your time in Pompeii, travel back to Naples by minivan where your tour will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

Sarf S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great guides, on time services, good description and knowledge. However there aren and #39;t much of the plastered figures left - they have been moved to the museums.

Ketki S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kelly B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Well organized, excellent tour service, perfect length of tour

calfac2003

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great experience

linda b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a good presenter.

Michelle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! Just the right amount of time.

Alyssa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was great! She told us so many interesting things about Pompeii that we never would have known without a guide, and it was both interesting and inspiring to see the site. One issue that I had was that when the buses were split up for the different tours, my bag ended up on the wrong bus. Though I had to wait a long time, luckily they were able to bring it back to me at the Naples port. Be vigilant about making sure your bags stay on the correct bus!

Alespi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Charles C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour guide! Very organized, picked us up without any problem, tour of the ruins was really informative. Highly recommended!

Courtney W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The absolute, perfect way to see this amazing region of Italy! It was full of both education and adventure. I went with a group of friends after our College graduation and we loved every moment. The guides were so knowledgable but also felt like kids we had been friends with for years.

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