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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

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What You Can Expect

Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

Pompeii Three Hour Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento

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.

Customer Reviews

Ramon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well organized. Confirmed pick up time via email day before. Tour guide was full of great information and was fun as well. Pompeii was more than I ever expected. The scale is unbelievable and the many details are still intact. Wear supportive shoes because the walkways are original and uneven. I saw several people fall.

Catherine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable with her history of Pompeii and was very entertaining. Pompeii is beautiful but it and #39;s a long walking tour.

Anthony A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Must do. Great guide and experience!!! Thanks Viator!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is just a great tour for families especially if you have young kids. It's short and to the point -- for kids that's just what they like. Makes it easier for parents too. Our guide was outstanding. She spoke slow and clear. I could understand and follow every word she said. She took her time and did not rush. It was one of the most informative tours I've ever been on. You will come away having learned a lot. Enjoy

Rhonda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

First, the driver came to the hotel right on time and drove us to the site. The guides led us to the leader of the tour and we were off. The guide was friendly, informed and efficient. It was fabulous. I would highly recommend it. It truly is a must see.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Knowledgeable guide and very well worth it. They were awesome to pick us up at hotel and drop us back off.

Thom L Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Flawless pick up from and return to the hotel. Paolo is an safe and entertaining driver. Elisa is the best guide. She has profound knowledge on Pompeii. Her striking examples of life then and now made our experience of Pompeii so much more understandable and colorful. The tour is just long enough to get a good overview of Pompeii and not getting exhausted. We highly recommend it.

Darlene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was interesting and funny. Her coverage of the site was great given the two hours given to cover this large site. While this is a half day tour, it does take time to get to and from Pompeii from Sorrento. The shuttle from the hotel is definitely more enjoyable than the train. The headsets were excellent and the size of the group was manageable.

Nicole K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great guide wonderful experience!

Adam K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour was brilliant. Very informative. Our 13 year old boy wanted it to last longer. Wear study footwear !
Tour guide made Pompeii come to life and knew the answer to our many questions. Can and #39;t visit Pompeii without a proper tour guide.

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