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Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

Sorrento, Italy
Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

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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, Lupanare, and the Forum as you learn the unique history behind Mt. Vesuvius’ deadly eruption in AD 79. After wandering this fascinating piece of history, enjoy some free time for lunch before concluding back at your original departure point.
  • Half-day Pompeii sightseeing tour from Sorrento
  • Guided tour of Pompeii's most famous sites
  • Tour the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare and more
  • Professional commentary and guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Transport by shared air-conditioned van
Narration by a professional guide
Entrance ticket to Pompeii Archaeological Site (16 euros)
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Food and drink, unless specified

Departure Point

Via Marina Piccola, 35, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

If arriving in Sorrento by cruise we meet you on the dock in front of the restaurant RUCCIO at 9:45, our driver will show a sign with your name on it.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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 AD 79, 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 preserve locations like 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 time to spend at your leisure. Purchase lunch, shop or people-watch before making the return trip back to Sorrento.
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pick-up and drop off door to door service. Transfer from Sorrento to Pompei and from Pompei to Sorrento by new and confortable minibus, tickets in Pompei (euro 16,00 per person included), professional guide in English, French, Spanish or Italian inside the ruins, who will show you in a 2 hours walking tour the most fascinating places like the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D. You have the opportunity to discover the everyday life of the Imperial age and imagine the panic of the people before the city was so disastrously buried. Departure from Pompei at around 13:30 and return around 14:00-14:30 (depending on traffic conditions you can return at 15:00); drop off where we picked you up in the morning. It's a trip not to be missed for any visitor coming into this region of Italy.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking, please contact local provider the day before around 19:00 to have more details about pick up point and time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We require a minimum of 2 participants in total every day to operate this tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 participants for this tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please insert your accommodation address in Sorrento (hotel, b&b, airbnb) in the "Special Requirements" section when booking, then call the local supplier the evening before your tour after 7PM to know your pick up time and if your pick up will be at your accommodation or nearby. If arriving by cruise ship, please let us know the name of your ship.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Project Napoli Service
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento.
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento.
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Many uneven areas for walking so keep in mind if you have challenges with that." See review
  • "If a really good tour of Pompeii is required, based on my other experiences in Italy, the full day private tour might well be worth the extra money." See review


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Great tour and transportation.
, Oct 2021
Tour very well organized, pick up slightly early, was on road very quickly, into site within 15 minutes of arrival. Our tour guide, super stylish Francesca, was funny, very knowledgeable, highly entertaining. I thought tour was perfect length to get appreciation of Pompeii. Some people might want a few more hours on site, but for us this half day trip was ideal.
Good Experience
, Oct 2021
Excellent short tour of site on rainy morning. Good explanation by knowledgeable guide. Pick up and return was fast and timely
, Sep 2021
Great guide on a very hot and humid day. We learned a lot a d appreciated her knowledge went for a second time with friends there for first time.
Quick and fun tour of Pompeii
, Sep 2021
Francesca was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining and maximized our 2-hour tour of Pompeii. We started and ended late because of some of those in our group, so that wasn’t ideal, but we understand that the company does the best job possible to accommodate all guests and visitors. Would recommend!
Pompeii with style
, Aug 2021
Your company was very communicative on making sure we’re at the right pick up location and answered all my texts. Transport to Pompeii was perfect. The tour guide at Pompeii, Francesca, was great. Just the right speed, wit, and panash to keep us all going. Thanks!
Terrible experience
, Aug 2021
This trip was very disorganized, the tour coordinator forgot about us. He told us 15 minutes we waited an hour to leave. The tour guide was inaudible.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dear Sir I'm sorry but I have no enough details to investigate and reply you, no date, no name... Anyway I have no notice in the last days about delays and above all complaints about our guides. My best regards.
Great half day tour
, Oct 2020
The transport collected us on time from the hotel and the driver was very professional. We arrived at Pompeii in good time and as a larger group, we were given a radio and earpiece to listen to the tour guide through. The tour guide was great and I could hear her clearly throughout. Due to covid regulations we were unable to go into the smaller buildings but it was still a wonderful experience nevertheless. The “half day” allowed plenty of time to have a good look around, any more time and we may have found it a bit overwhelming. Would definitely recommend.
Keith’s review
, Sep 2020
The trip was a great experience and very enlightening. Our guide was lovely, extremely friendly and very knowledgeable.
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Fantastic Pompei day trip
, Nov 2019
Our half day trip to Pompeii was fantastic and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely book again.
Excellent Guide!
Megan G
, Nov 2019
A lot of the view seem to be guide dependent, but our guide was fantastic! Informative, funny, and very accommodating. She gave us lots of notice and information about snacks, bathroom, meeting places, and the general gameplan. The tour was very cool - lots of good information, and we definitely experienced Pompeii in a more informed and organized way than if we had gone in blindly. You are picked up in a smaller passenger van, depending on where your hotel is, and then meet up with a large group. At first, I was concerned that the group would be too large, but with the earset piece, it was easy to listen to everything, while stopping and lingering for a few moments at personal points of interest.

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