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Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

1. Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

This tour consists of a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your tour will be conducted in English, and will cater only to a small group with a maximum of 15 people. During the infamous eruption, Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried by tons of pumice and volcanic ash, which preserved many things and materials in amazing conditions. Following your tour in Pompeii, you will have time to grab some lunch, or to stroll through the souvenir shops outside the ruins. Afterwards, take the Circumesuviana train leading to Ercolano (a 20 minute trip), where you will start your walk through the ruins. There, discover that Herculaneum is much smaller, but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii had been covered in four meters of ashes, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum. Second floors of the buildings, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics are still preserved and on display. The site gives a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle which was enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Roman Empire.

Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train

2. Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train

Leave the city traffic behind and take a train from Sorrento to Pompeii. Save time on your Italian vacation with skip-the-line tickets to the popular Pompeii Archeological Site. Discover this world-famous archaeological excavation site on a guided walking tour. Meet at 09:30 our assistant at the Sorrento Circumvesuviana train station at Edicola (Newsagent) The tour goes from the Sorrento Train Station Only, you will need to get there by your own means. Please be punctual, the train leaves at 10:00. For Children please bring ID for free entrance ( photo of docs is fine ). With your Expert Guide, Hop aboard and take in views of the countryside on the ride to Pompeii. Avoid long-wait times with your skip-the-line access to the Pompeii Archeological Site. Stroll through ancient ruins that have been well-preserved by volcanic ash from the Vesuvius volcano which looms over the town in the distance. Uncover the history of ancient life with your guide. See sights like the market, forum, and lavish villas.  Upon your tour's conclusion, you will be free to return to Sorrento or remain in Pompeii to explore further.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

3. Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

Explore the beautiful ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on a private 5-hour tour with a licensed guide. This experience will take you on a trip back in time where you’ll see how these two towns were affected by the Vesuvius eruption in their own ways. Thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will bring the cities back to life. If you feel like changing the route a bit, that's no problem—everything can be customized. Your historical journey starts at the Pompeii’s train station where your guide will wait for you. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Feel the history as you visit the theater, the sacred area, and a brothel with signs and symbols all around. See the preservation techniques in all its splendor with the plastered casts of some of the victims. Herculaneum offers a different sight to its visitors. Here, you have a panoramic view of the city and its ruins and remains due to how different the eruption and ashes reached the town. See the contrasts between these two cursed cities and how different they were affected by the eruption. While in Pompeii you see more of the public areas, in Herculaneum you have an intimate look into the lives of the people that used to live here. Check out an ancient shore, a private house, a bakery, and more. Tour is: 2 hours visit of Pompeii 1h/1h30min Quick stop if you want for a light lunch moving on to Herculaneum 2 hours visit of Herculaneum

Rome: Pompeii Tour with Wine and Lunch by High Speed Train

4. Rome: Pompeii Tour with Wine and Lunch by High Speed Train

Most day trips to Pompeii from Rome take 12 or more hours and involve 6 to 8 hours sitting on a cramped bus. Our all-inclusive tour by high-speed train will have you traveling with the utmost comfort, quality, and convenience. We’ll reach Naples in one hour, and from there — in just 35 minutes by private coach — we arrive at the ancient ruins of Pompeii where your expert local guide will amaze you during a walking tour of this city devastated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Experience a world frozen in time as you stroll along the cobblestone ancient roads where perfectly conserved ancient bakeries, shops, stalls, residences, public baths, and even brothels remain! Take in the tragic plaster casts of the Pompeiians who were immortalized on that devastating day by pyroclastic flow and ash. Upon conclusion of the guided tour in Pompeii, visit a prize-winning vineyard nearby to taste four of the wines produced in the fertile volcanic soil of Mt. Vesuvius followed by a leisurely light lunch where local specialties take center stage. After enjoying an abundance of antipasti, a first course, and dessert your driver will transfer you to Naples for the return trip to Rome by high-speed train.

From Rome: Pompeii and Naples Day Trip by High-Speed Train

5. From Rome: Pompeii and Naples Day Trip by High-Speed Train

Check-in at Termini Station and experience the comfort of some of Europe’s finest trains. In just over an hour, we arrive in Naples where you’ll meet your local guide and head to a shuttle bus that will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour exploring the details of this one-of-a-kind ancient city while uncovering moments of terror frozen in time, death postures, and ruins unchanged from almost two millennia ago. Stroll along the ancient streets where perfectly conserved ancient bakeries, shops, stalls, private and communal residences, public baths, and yes, even brothels remain! See plaster casts of the Pompeiians who were immortalized on that tragic day. Upon conclusion of the guided tour in Pompeii, we’ll visit a historic pizzeria serving some of the most authentic pizza Pompei has to offer (and remember, we’re in the birthplace of Italian pizza, so it’s a competitive market)! After lunch, we’ll make the short ride back to the heart of Naples for more exploring. Take in the breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples from Posillipo, where the famous saying “See Naples and die” will suddenly make perfect sense. While Vesuvius looms in the distance, take in one of the most naturally and artistically beautiful cities in the world from a stunning vantage point. As we descend closer to the historic center we’ll take in the magnificent seaside promenade and Castel dell’Ovo from the air-conditioned vehicle and then step out into the “living room” of Naples to view the breathtaking Piazza del Plebescito, the San Carlo Theatre, and of course, the Royal Palace (from outside). No trip to Naples is complete without sampling an authentic Neapolitan espresso and the mother-of-all Italian pastries: the sfogliatella. After enjoying a bit of free time to shop/explore, get a glimpse of the Quartieri Spagnoli (famous for its narrow alleys with clothes drying in the sun) and the Umberto I Gallery. After this brief but satisfying tour of Naples, we return to Rome with your heart (and belly) full, via comfortable high-speed train.

Pompeii Ruins 2-Hour Guided Tour from Sorrento

6. Pompeii Ruins 2-Hour Guided Tour from Sorrento

Learn about life in the Roman Empire on a 2-hour guided tour of one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in southern Italy. Collect your ticket at the Tourist Office by Sorrento Train Station before taking a short train ride to Pompeii. Here, you will take a guided tour of the ruins of the Roman Republic town, buried by the ash of Mt. Vesuvius when it erupted in 79AD. Lost for hundreds of years, Pompeii has now regained its prominent role in the Campania region. Navigate the labyrinth of ruins, where it’s easy to get lost without the help of a map or knowledgeable guide. They will take you to the most significant ruins, including theaters, famous villas, public baths, a bakery with cooking utensils still on display, and the Forum. See the termopolia, and discover remarkably well preserved mosaics and frescoes. Feel the terror of the events of more than 2,000 years ago as you look at body casts of the citizens, frozen in time. Learn about everyday life in the city before it was buried. Then, transfer back to Sorrento by train.

Classic Herculaneum Tour & Pompeii by Rail from Rome

7. Classic Herculaneum Tour & Pompeii by Rail from Rome

Circa AD 79, Herculaneum was roasted in pyroclastic surges when Vesuvius burst into life, baking everything living. Few, if any volcanic eruptions since have caused so much devastation so quickly. Vulcanologists tell us the next "big one" is long overdue. 1944 was the most recent severe eruption and there have been at least four severe eruptions every century since the 1600s - excluding this one... We transport you back in time to experience the demise of Herculaneum with our brilliant archaeologist guide. After Herculaneum, stay awhile and reflect upon its story before making the short trip by train to Pompeii, the most famous archaeological site in the world. For many, Pompeii has become a pilgrimage. Soon after Pompeii, return to Naples to catch the express train back to Rome.

From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour with Ticket

8. From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour with Ticket

Departure is scheduled from Salerno Station on the 9.40 a.m. train. On board the new Jazz metropolitan train, you can enjoy a fast and pleasant scenic journey, view of the Amalfi coast and sea, in the direction of Pompeii Central Station. Here you will be welcomed by our guide who will provide you with skip-the-line tickets for the visit to the archaeological park and on this 2h walking tour will lead you to discover the history and secrets of the ancient colony buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Strolling through the ancient and original Roman streets you will visit elegant domus, theaters, the lupanare, baths, and stores, and then arrive at the scenic forum, where it will be possible to admire the casts of some of the victims of the eruption. You will find out how the ancient Romans lived and entertained, where they spent their leisure time, learn about the history and many interesting anecdotes about the city and the eruption of Vesuvius. At the end of the visit the guide will provide you with all the information you need to possibly continue your visit inside the park and directions to return to Pompeii Central Station and then to Salerno.

Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour by Express Train

9. Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour by Express Train

The archaeological site of Pompeii and the majesty of the Mount Vesuvius are well known all over the world, that’s the reason why every year they receive millions of visitors. If you stay in Sorrento or in Amalfi Coast, this is the tour for you. Tour will start from our office located in the Circumvesuviana train station in Sorrento. In an exclusive deal with “Campania Express”, the fast and prioritary train that leaves from Sorrento, you’ll arrive in Pompeii in about 30 minutes. From here, in our office, it will start the 2hour guided group tour for the archaelogical site of Pompeii. The guide will show you and explain you the highlights of the park and it will let you literally jump back in the past. After the visit you will spend 1hour free in Pompeii. In the afternoon you will enjoy a bus transfer from Pompeii to Mount Vesuvius until 1000mt high. Once arrived, you will be able to hike to the crater with the entry tickets we will provide you and enjoy the view of breath-taking landscapes on Sorrento Coast and Neapoletan Bay. After that, we will bring you back to Pompeii by bus, in time to come back to Sorrento with the “Campania Express” train. With our deal you’ll live a day full of emotions, history, culture and fun with priority access on everything. What are you waiting for? We are ready, what about you?

Sorrento: Train Transfer from/to Pompei

10. Sorrento: Train Transfer from/to Pompei

Experience the convenience and comfort of a modern train as you transfer between Sorrento Train Station and Pompei Scavi Villa Dei Misteri Train Station. Say goodbye to the hassles of navigating public transportation and instead, sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views from your cozy seat. Trust in the punctuality of the train to ensure a timely arrival at your destination in the city. Leave the stress behind as you embark on a hassle-free journey aboard the train. No more worries about figuring out complicated routes or dealing with crowded buses. Just hop on the comfortable train and let it take you smoothly to your desired location. Rest easy knowing that the train will get you to your destination on time. With its reliable service, you can rely on the train to ensure a punctual arrival, allowing you to make the most of your time in the city.

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What people are saying about Pompei

Meet up at Roma Termini was easy and the train accommodations to Napoli were very clean and comfortable. The trou of Pompeii was fun, engaging, and full of fascinating info from our stellar guide, Antonio Mosca. Gorgeous sunny weather for Dec 20th and plenty of time for pictures and questions. The lunch at DeMedici was lovely and very tastefully conducted with the sommelier leading us through the wine tasting. My husband, 18 yr old, and two 13 yr olds all had a wonderful day and enjoyed the trip immensely. It was a highlight of our week in Italy.

Simply outstanding! The guide Michael had great knowledge and insight. He gave a historical, archaeological perspective. He brought the streets and houses to life with his engaging narration. He gave a vivid account of the devastation caused by the volcano in the lives of the people. Couldn’t have expected anything better!

This guided tour with Michael was really interesting. I think having seen Pompeii first really made Herculaneum a great experience. It is a long day but very enjoyable.

Alfredo was an excellent tour guide! He really made our visit to Pompeii and Herculaneum an amazing and memorable trip

Our Aksos tour guide, Sergio, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Made both Pompeii and Herculaneum come alive!