Pompeii Tour (from Sorrento)

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Type: Private and shared tour options available
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Availability: April to October
Special information: We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months

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Step back in time with a fascinating day trip to the lost city of Pompeii.

The city of Pompeii is close to the Bay of Naples and is famous as an archaeological site of unrivalled significance as, in 79 AD, a long and catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius covered and destroyed Pompeii, killing over 2000 inhabitants. The city was covered in a thick layer of ash, which preserved the ruins and its inhabitants and it remained lost for 1,500 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1599.

Today, the site is considered to be one of the few places where an ancient city has been preserved in detail, with everything from jars and tables to paintings and people frozen in time, yielding an unprecedented opportunity for you to see how the people lived 1500 years ago. This special day trip, which can be added to any of our Italy mainland cruises that include Sorrento, includes transport from Sorrento to Pompeii and a two-hour guided tour of the site with a professional guide.

If you have booked an Italy cruise with us that includes Sorrento and would like to find out more about our Pompeii and Campania tour options, please contact a member of our friendly team on (UK customers) 01223 637331 or (US customers) 347-594-5500. Alternatively, if you’re still browsing for the perfect Italy cruise package, why not take a look at our luxury cruises of Italy’s islands: click here to browse our most popular Italy island-hopping cruise packages.

Tour Itinerary

On this tour, our guide will help you to discover the archaeological site at Pompeii and some of the aspects of everyday life in this ancient city. You’ll be astonished by the number of villas, shops and public buildings that archaeologists have brought back to life. Also, you will stop in a local factory where craftsmen will demonstrate the production process of cameos and corals.

The main attractions include the House of the Gladiators, Eumachia, House of Julia Felix, House of Loreius Tiburtinus, House of Menander, House of Sallust, House of the Tragic Poet, House of the Vettii, Lupanar, Macellum of Pompeii, Suburban Baths and the Temple of Isis. You can also visit the “Garden of the Fugitives” at the south-east side where plaster casts of several victims (sadly, including children) are on display where they originally fell. This tour of Pompeii is truly a breath-taking and unique experience.

This Pompeii tour from Sorrento is priced from £55 / $70 per person. If you would like to find out more about this Pompeii tour for cruise ship passengers, please contact a member of our friendly team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 347-594-5500. Alternatively, please click here to send an online enquiry and we will get back to you right away – typically within 24 hours.