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From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

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From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 377.74 per person

Enjoy a scenic ride from Sorrento to the ancient ruins of Pompeii on a half-day shared or private tour of this fascinating archaeological site. See the main features of the ancient city and learn about the arena, the baths, and the shopfronts.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
Pickup included
The driver will meet you at the lobby of the hotel or at the established meeting point. Please be waiting outside the hotel at least 5 mintues before the departure. Please note that some hotels in Sorrento are not reachable from vehicles, you can choose an established meeting point after completing the booking process. Feel free to contact us to double check if at your accommodation is available the pick up and drop off service.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time with the help of an official English-speaking guide
  • Admire wonderful frescos, mosaics and remarkably intact wooden furniture
  • Learn about the history of the destructive eruption of 79 AD and its consequences on the surrounding areas
  • Get the chance to admire one of the oldest Amphitheatres in the world
  • Choose between a private or shared tour
Full description
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert official guide. Thanks to your priority entry tickets you will skip the stress of the long line, leaving more time to explore. Accompanied by the guide, you'll explore the main features of the ancient city including the baths, bakeries and much more. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the wonders of the world, and the excavations begun in the 18th century still continues to this day. Your guide will take you through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii, where you can see baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas. Even if your interests do not lie in history, this is an archaeological site that cannot fail to impress you.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to Pompeii
  • Official, licensed English or Italian-speaking guide
  • Round trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup at meeting points in Sorrento
  • Headsets for groups larger than 12
    Not suitable for
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Know before you go

    • You must confirm the pickup time and meeting point with the tour operator prior to travel.
    • Note that departure times and locations may vary.
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • Changes to the date and time of your tour requested less than 24-hours before departure time are subject to availability
    • The program is subject to changes due to weather and causes of force majeure (road closure, public events), in which case it may not be possible to make some stops or visits mentioned in the program
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: From the 6th August, to enter the ruins of Pompeii you are required to have Green Pass. Please bring all documentation otherwise access will be denied.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 50 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.1/5
    • Transportation
      3.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    Amazing experience enhanced by a friendly & knowledgeable guide.

    I cannot fault this tour. The lady guide was so hospitable and made the tour very interesting, and the use of a headset ensured we could always hear her, as it was crowded. Also having the entry ticket included in the price, saved a lot of queuing to enter the site. I would highly recommend this tour & company.

    October 7, 2019

    We took this tour in September 2019 and enjoyed it very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history and people of Pompeii. An amazing tour, as we walked amongst the ruins and saw the ingenuity and engineering skills of an ancient people. Pompeii is a much larger area than I had expected and the areas we visited were simply stunning. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Pompeii.

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    September 22, 2019

    Such a great insight to what life was like 79AD

    Brilliant tour, our guide Lucia was brilliant had such knowledge of what happened at that time. Explained about the buildings & who lived there & how; small details that you would miss probably if you did it without a guide. Really didn't have any questions by the end as she had covered everything! Can not recommend this enough

    September 17, 2019

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