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Pompeii Tours from Sorrento

Pompeii Tours from Sorrento

The ancient city of Pompeii, buried in volcanic ash after an epic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most visited archaeological treasures. Today the compelling sight makes a popular day trip from Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Here are some tour options from Sorrento.

Half-Day Tours

With limited time, a half-day Pompeii tour from Sorrento allows you to take in all the highlights on a walking tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, hear how the Roman city’s ruins were so magnificently preserved, then learn more about Roman life as you see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, and the Teatro Grande amphitheater. To maximize your time, opt for a tour that includes hotel pickup and entrance fees.

Full-Day Tours

Full-day tours from Sorrento mean you can combine a Pompeii tour or shore excursion with a visit to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Herculaneum and enjoy free time to explore each site independently. Other possibilities include sightseeing along the Amalfi Coast, a stop in the seafront town of Positano, or an afternoon cruise out to the island of Capri. Some full-day tours also include extras such as hotel pickup, skip-the-line entrance, or a delicious Italian-style lunch. 

Things to Know

  • Pompeii is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of Sorrento. 

  • It’s about a 45-minute drive or 20-minute train ride to reach Pompeii from Sorrento.

  • Day tours from Sorrento typically last around eight hours, and many tours include hotel pickup and round-trip transportation by bus. 

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for uneven terrain. If you’re visiting Pompeii in summer, be sure to wear sun protection and drink plenty of water—there is little shade at the archaeological site.

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Skip the line Pompeii Guided Tour from Sorrento
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Skip the line Pompeii Guided Tour from Sorrento

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Explore one of Italy's most evocative archaeological finds on a guided tour of Pompeii from Sorrento. Travel by bus to the UNESCO-listed site, where a licensed guide leads you around the ruins of an ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Marvel at excavated houses, marketplaces, baths, and frescoes remarkably preserved by ash, and learn about the civilization that once thrived here before the disaster.
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  • 5 hours
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Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento
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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.
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  • 4 hours
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Pompeii and Herculaneum SELECT skip the line

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Uncover the archeological mysteries of Pompeii and Herculaneum on an enriching full-day excursion from Sorrento. With a knowledgeable guide, witness the devastation of Mt. Vesuvius’ ancient eruption first hand as you explore the volcanic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on foot. Delve deep into the tragic history of the region, and then revitalize with a delicious Italian lunch at a traditional restaurant. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 21 people.
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  • 8 hours
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Pompeii Private Morning Tour from Sorrento
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Pompeii Private Morning Tour from Sorrento

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Step into the world of the ancient Romans on a private tour from Sorrento to Pompeii, then explore the city with a personal guide. Walk stone streets that lead to the Temple of Apollo, the Basilica, and the Forum as the guide brings ancient traditions to life with stories and historic insights. Enjoy the convenience of door-to-door transport and a flexible departure time on this private Pompeii tour, and discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a fascinating past.
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  • 4 hours
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Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Tour by Bus from Sorrento

Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Tour by Bus from Sorrento

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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 AD 79. 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.
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4-Hour Excursion to Pompeii from Sorrento
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4-Hour Excursion to Pompeii from Sorrento

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Visit one of Italy's most famous attractions in a half-day with this 4-hour trip to Pompeii from Sorrento. Walk the ancient Roman streets of the excavated city of Pompeii with your expert guide. Travel in comfort to and from the site in an air-conditioned bus.
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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day Pompeii Private Tour from Sorrento

Half-Day Pompeii Private Tour from Sorrento

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Take this half-day trip to Pompeii, and step back in time as you explore the ancient city's Roman streets. Preserved in the Roman era, Pompeii was buried after the AD 79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and you'll hear all about it as you explore with a guide. The experience includes round-trip transport from Sorrento plus a guided walking tour around Pompeii's UNESCO World Heritage-listed archaeological site. Group size is up to 50 people per coach.
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  • 4 hours
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Half Day Morning Tour of Pompeii from Sorrento
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Half Day Morning Tour of Pompeii from Sorrento

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Journey back in time to the ancient city of Pompeii on this half-day tour from Sorrento. Explore the fascinating archaeological complex with a guide, learning about the civilization that thrived here until it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the remains of villas, temples, theaters and marketplaces that were excavated from volcanic lava and ash while listening to your guide’s live commentary through an audio headset.
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  • 4 hours
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Skip the line Private Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour with Local Guide
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Skip the line Private Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour with Local Guide

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Leave Sorrento to make a private day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Pompeii's UNESCO-listed archaeological site to explore the city that was preserved for centuries by volcanic dust and lava. Then, after your guided walking tour, continue to the smaller ruins of Herculaneum to discover well-preserved public baths, mosaics, and more. Round-trip transport from Sorrento is included on your full-day experience.
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  • 8 hours
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