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Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

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Sorrento, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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
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
Gratuities

Departure Point

Port of Sorrento, Via Marina Piccola, 35, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
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.

Ports

  • Port of Sorrento, Via Marina Piccola, 35, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy


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.
Itinerary
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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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Keith’s review
Keith_D
, Sep 2020
The trip was a great experience and very enlightening. Our guide was lovely, extremely friendly and very knowledgeable.
star-5
Fantastic Pompei day trip
shellyisely
, Nov 2019
Our half day trip to Pompeii was fantastic and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely book again.
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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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Disappointed
Maureen S
, Nov 2019
Many issues with this tour- supposedly in English but leader had heavy accent making it hard to hear her, it was hard to follow her as the umbrella was at the level of her head, the audio reception was poor, the leader failed to give heads up on leaving ( ie we are leaving in 2 minutes), there was no toilet break, or even how to access the toilets and catch up. The tour group was too large for the area and the number of tours. The leader did not have the skill for this size of group. With her choice of clothing, was she really a professional group leader!
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Half Day Pompeii
Dreamer01405025168
, Oct 2019
The pickup and drop off was great. The tour guide knew her stuff and was very personable. The tour group was too large for navigating the old narrow streets. Time to explore on our own was also nice.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Kate L
, Oct 2019
The tour was great. We got picked up and dropped off from our hotel, had an air conditioned van to Pompeii, and a great tour. The tour itself lasted about 2 hours and we saw all of the highlights of the ancient city. We had about a half hour for food and shopping at the end before heading back to the hotel. Great way to see the city!
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Visit to Pompeii
babakkhamsehpour
, Oct 2019
My wife and I had a wonderful visit to the Pompeii site. We were picked up in a mini bus from our hotel and returned back. The return travel to the site lasted about 2.5 hrs. We spent like 2-2.5 hrs at the site led by a knowledgeable tour guide. The only criticism we had was the lack of courtesy by the fellow who rounded us up at the end of the tour to take us to the driver waiting nearby ... we would have liked to use the toilet and buy some snack but he said no with an impatient attitude! That kind of behavior “ruined” the whole thing at the time.
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Pompeii tour
Scenic540076
, Oct 2019
The tour group had 52 people which was way to many and the tour guide’s English was very broken. Both created a lost day with no information I would like to have my money returned wasted time and money and
star-5
Great tour
TrailBlazer673725
, Sep 2019
We had a great tour around Pompeii, the tour was fascinating. Our guide was very informative and funny and explained everything with great passion and knowledge. Would recommend this tour to anyone
star-5
Worth it
CristiCa2019
, Sep 2019
Happy I booked this tour, everything ran smoothly from hotel pick up, arriving in Pompei and meeting our tour guide, skipping the line and the tour itself.

Product code: 2958POMPEII

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