• Location: Sorrento, Italy
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Discover the majestic and tragic history of Pompeii on a full-day tour from Sorrento. Visit the fascinating archaeological site, where an entire city was preserved by ash and lava after a devastating volcanic eruption in 79 AD. See excavated temples, homes, baths and marketplaces on a guided tour, and then drive up the peak of nearby Mount Vesuvius for an up-close glimpse of the origins of the disaster. Hike to the crater’s edge if you like, and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Pompeii from the summit.


  • Full-day archaeology tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento
  • Travel by coach to the excavated site where a great civilization once thrived
  • Tour the well-preserved ruins while learning about the history of the city and its destruction after a volcanic eruption
  • Drive and hike to the summit of nearby Mount Vesuvius
  • Peer into the mouth of the crater and enjoy an aerial perspective of Pompeii

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great experience. Would advise that if you want to get to the top of Vesuvius, you need to be prepared for one heck of an uphill hike, with limited time to do it. Other than that, Pompeii was amazing, our tour guide was outstanding.

Noel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide for Pompeii was Fabio, and he was a font of knowledge - his enthusiasm for the site really shone through. He was able to really bring the ruins to life, and gave us a glimpse into the daily workings of the city. The pace of the tour was perfect - not too fast, but we were not hanging around either. The ruins themselves are amazing, but the help of an experienced guide really made a difference by making this a very enjoyable day.

Nicole A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

great tour, wonderful guide

George M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide, Fabrizio, was excellent. He was informative, entertaining and patient with all the tour guests. The bus driver was on time and a good driver considering all the twists and turns of the road.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

My husband and I have just returned from Sorrento we booked with Viator for the Mt Vesuvius and Ponpeii tour and Christine was our guide for the day she was great very knowlegable and very passionate for the history of Pompeii and Vesuvius. We were picked up
from our hotel at 8.00 and returned at 6.45 so along day but it was worth it. We were given radio transmittion deviies so you never missed any thing. She also saved us time queing she got all our tickets and we paid latter on the bus.The very top of Vesuvius was unguided and was free to make your own way but the views were amazing. The tour was very informative and well organised. I would highly recomend this spendid tour with a life time of memories

Bruce H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Punctual pick up at our hotel followed by a drive in heavy traffic towards Naples. The guide was interesting and knowledgable, we had time to look around the souvenir stalls while she collected our tickets. Pompeii was an incredible experience although very busy with other visitors we had a real feeling of what life was like at the time. A value lunch at a nearby restaurant gave us time meet others on the trip then on to Vesuvius where a gradual sloping walk of about 300m took us to the top where we could look down into the volcano or take in the amazing views over the Bay of Naples. All in all a fantastic day out.

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A fantastic day. Pick up on time from the hotel. The guidè was extremeky knowledgable and took us to the key places in Pompeii... you couod spend all day there and miss things. Vesuvius was stunning.. a bit of a hike to the top but well worth it.

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fabrezio was our tour guide and he was amazing! He was very knowledgeable, energetic and entertaining. The day moved smoothly from our trip to Vesuvius, lunch and then Pompeii. I do think that people should be aware that it is quite physically demanding to walk to the top of Vesuvius and back in the allotted time. One couple took longer than they should have which delayed the tour for 26 minutes past our departure time. Not Fabrezio's fault. Pompeii is fascinating and would not have been as interesting without Fabrezio's insightful stories. All in all a great and memorable day.

Kevin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We were picked up from our hotel exactly on time and were introduced to both the driver and our guide Fabrinzio ... what a great guide he was ... very enthusiastic and clear about how the day would run ... he suggested we visit Versuveus first in the hope that we would miss the crowds in Pompeii and he was spot on. It was a pleasant climb up to the top of Versuveus and the views were magnificent... not a cloud in the sky and you could see for miles. We moved on to Pompeii and had lunch in the Tiberius restaurant ... a drink... choice of main dish from salad to pizza or lasagne all huge portions and then a dessert to follow all for 14. Excellent. Pompeii was very interesting and as the crowds had all left it was a steady well informed visit with time to take plenty of photos. Fabrinizio or Fab as he likes to be called was a real delight to have as a guide his enthusiasm for the history surrounding Pompeii kept everyone enthralled and entertained. We would certainly recommend this visit especially if your guide is as good as Fabrinzio.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great experience. I Highly recommend it but wear anti slip shoes for both the hike and Pompeii.

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