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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

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.

Emma C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good transfer from our hotel to Pompeii- comfortable and on time. The tour wasn't too long which suited us with children and it was hot. Well worth visiting and our tour was perfect for us. Lots of interesting facts and lots to see.

Gary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was excellent. Transport was on time and good A/C. Guide Magherita was excellent with good stories and humour. Really good to see Pompeii with a guide.

Melanie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great guide

Michelle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Viator is a GREAT company. As promised, they picked us up on TIME in our Sorrento hotel and drove us to POMPEII. This is a MUST do! NOT TO BE MISSED. Take the guided tour you will not regret it. Our tour guide Maria was the BEST! If you do not take this guided tour you will just be looking at a pile of rocks. This tour was so interesting and worth every penny. Maria was very knowledgeable. Excellent experience. Hot wear comfy shoes and a hat. Take water.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you're looking for a comprehensive overview of Pompeii and don't want to spend hours baking in the sun, this is the tour for you! Our guide, Alissa was incredibly informative and had so many hilarious anecdotes and stories, my husband, who has done a longer tour of Pompeii in the past said this one was miles above it in terms of quality. The driver service from Sorrento was also very professional and prompt. Definitely the right way to see Pompeii!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide was great Alisa ... SP?! She speaks 5 languages and was very passionate in telling the stories of what went on there and had my wife and I and our two teens totally engrossed. She kept the whole tour lighthearted as well and did not drone on and on about all of the facts/history. We enjoyed it very much! Very conscientious about trying to keep the group in the shade, too, as it was very hot.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour - very hot but worth every drop of sweat!

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