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Explore Naples and the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a half-day trip from Sorrento. Led by a local guide, begin with a city tour around Naples’ top attractions, including the Royal Palace and the grand Cathedral. Afterward, journey to Pompeii to explore the largest archeological site in Europe, visiting the Forum, Thermal Baths, ‘Lupanare brothel’ and more. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.  


  • Combined Naples city tour and visit to Pompeii
  • Naples' Cathedral S. Restituta, Royal Palace and Church of St Francesco di Paula
  • Panoramic views over Naples from Posillipo terrace
  • This is a great shore excursion from Sorrento visiting Naples city and Pompeii
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and Lupanare
  • Narration by a professional driver-guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Naples City and Pompeii Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento

Naples City and Pompeii Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento

Begin your trip with pickup from your Sorrento hotel or the Sorrento port. Travel into the historic city of Naples, stopping at the Cathedral to see the 4th-century Santa Restituta Basilica, as well as Treasure Chapel. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to visit the stunning St Francesco di Paula Church, the Royal Palace and the medieval Castel Nuovo, a major architectural landmark first erected in 1279.

Afterward, soak up gorgeous views of the coast from the district of Posillipo, before continuing on to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii.

Explore the fascinating archeological site, passing the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the 'Lupanare' brothel and Vetti's House, all buried by volcanic ashes during the eruption. As you wander, your guide will discuss the haunting day in 79 AD when Mt Vesuvius destroyed the prosperous city.

Enjoy 30 minutes of free time to shop or purchase lunch in Pompeii after your tour of the ruins concludes. Then wrap up your trip with transportation back to Sorrento.

Customer Reviews

annette m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

very enjoyable

Ronald E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Naples. we got picked up from our hotel early just to wait in Naples. Our tour guide Elise was so sweet funny and totally real. she gave us good information as well as dining tips in Sorrento! which we ended up going to. shout out to Ristorante Donna Sofia. we then did Pompeii with another guide which was fascinating to finally see. the only thing I would say would be to add 15 minutes at the end of Pompeii to use the restroom, buy a snack etc. They sort of rushed us to the bus. Other than that, def should do this tour.

Gina A B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved being picked up at our hotel. Wonderful guides...informative,patient, even in the pouring rain. Not sure how they keep such great attitudes...but it is very much appreciated.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

The Naple's tour was just for us and then we joined the Pompeii tour. The guide was excellent,well paced, and knowledgeable.

Kerry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This trip is certainly worthwhile if you have never been to Naples or Pompeii. The tour guide was a wealth of knowledge on Naples and Pompeii. I would strongly recommend this tour.

Carla D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

David G B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had separate guides for Naples and Pompeii, both were very knowledgeable and keen to provide plenty of information. A very worthwhile experience.

Rahsaan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Bummer that traffic slowed things down, but overall this is a great way to hit a few highlights in Naples, see Pompei and then get back to Sorrento in time to enjoy the late afternoon and have a nice dinner. Definitely a must.

James R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had the best time on the Naples/Pompeii tour with Viator. Andrew was an excellent guide and very well informed about Naples and Pompeii. We had such a fun time. We will remember Pompeii forever as Andrew brought it alive with his speaking tour!!! Our van driver and hotel pickup driver were the best drivers ever. thank you so much. We will recommend this tour to all our friends and to anyone wishing to visit Naples and Pompeii.

Tamara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

The Naples visit was a little on the short side, although The Basilca St Genaro was interesting and Pompeii was very very good and most important the guide Andrea I think his name is, he was very good in giving interesting information

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