• Location: Sorrento, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 81.49 View price calendar

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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, Vetti’s House and the Forum as you learn the unique history behind Mt Vesuvius’ deadly eruption in 79 AD. After wandering this fascinating piece of history, enjoy some free time for lunch before concluding back at your original departure point.


  • 4-hour Pompeii sightseeing tour from Sorrento
  • Guided tour of Pompeii's most famous sites
  • This is a great shore excursion from Sorrento visiting Pompeii
  • Tour the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare and Vetti's House
  • Professional commentary and guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Half-Day Pompeii Sightseeing Trip from Sorrento

Pompeii Three Hour Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento

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 79 AD, 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 the beautiful frescoes at Vetti’s House, 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 30 minutes to spend at your leisure. Purchase lunch, shop or people-watch before making the return trip back to Sorrento.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This excursion was perfect and everything we had expected. The bus picked us up bit early and was comfortable and more important, air conditioned. The tour was well organized and the guide was excellent. I chose this because I felt a half day was enough for my kids, and it included pre-purchased entry tickets. This all happened as planned, and we were back at the hotel in Sorrento by late afternoon for a dip in the pool. A great day and perfect experience for my family. Grazie Mille!

Chelsi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

The tour was great! But very short, so if you are looking for a more in depth tour of Pompeii I would not choose this tour. I do wish we had a little more time after the tour to walk around on our own.

Anna Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I highly recommend this half-day tour of Pompeii. The pick-up from and back to our hotel was timely and comfortable, and the driver was very knowledgeable about the region, and offered a lot of great tips. Our tour-guide at Pompeii was also wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable and funny, and went at a great pace. Pompeii is an incredibly fascinating site, and a must-see if you're in the area!

Salvatore L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We were picked up from our hotel in Sorrento on time. We were a small group of 5. The driver was very friendly on our drive to Pompeii. The tour guide at Pompeii was very knowledgeable and funny. We really enjoyed this half-day tour to Pompeii. We did not opt for climbing Mt. Vesuvius.

Melissa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour with super knowledgeable tour guide!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018


Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The guide was knowledgeable at Pompeii. I am glad our guide showed us all the highlights and made the tour enjoyable. The tour company was able to pick up from Naples and drop off at Sorrento, though they were not very responsive at first to inquires. The driver from Pompeii to Sorrento was also excellent making the whole experience fantastic.

Vicki F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Paula A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had an amazing time. Elisa was professional, informed, and a fun guide. I recommend this tour for anyone, adults and older children.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a bit of a scare when we hadn’t heard from this company the night before our tour, but we were able to borrow a local’s phone and straighten it out.

Very well-organized tour that covers all of the major sites of Pompeii.

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