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Pompeii Tour – Private tour or Shore Excursion from Sorrento

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Highlights

  • See what lay beneath the volcanic ash that covered the ancient city of Pompeii
  • See what life what like in the ancient Roman times
  • An expert guide will bring to life the fascinating story of Pompeii
  • This is a private tour which allows for maximum interaction with your guide
  • The tour is available for cruise passengers with pick up from your port

Overview

Pompeii is one of Italy’s most precious archeological sites. It is incredibly well preserved. The ancient city of Pompeii was suddenly wiped off the map in 79 A.D. ; buried under 6 meters of volcanic ash. Although most of the 20,000 inhabitants didn’t survive, much of their city did. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been carefully excavated to reveal its former glory.

Imagine what life would have been like for the ancient Romans in Pompeii. The city is remarkably well preserved. There are even colored frescos depicting the people who once lived there. When the city was buried under the ash, it was basically frozen in time. Paved, streets, murals, and well preserved structures all give a glimpse back into an era long gone.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship in Sorrento in a private air-conditioned car for your Pompeii Tour. A private guide in your preferred language (Italian, English, German, French or Russian) will accompany you throughout the tour.

The drive to Pompeii is approximately 45 minutes. Your guided tour of Pompeii is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

There will be stops made for refreshments (payable direct) en route.

Pompeii is one of Italy’s most precious archeological sites. It is incredibly well preserved. The ancient city of Pompeii was suddenly wiped off the map in 79 A.D.; buried under 6 meters of volcanic ash. Although most of the 20,000 inhabitants didn’t survive, much of their city did. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been carefully excavated to reveal its former glory.

This was a disaster which left an important historical legacy and gives you an amazing glimpse into the Roman way of life. On this half day tour, you’ll stroll down the streets grooved deeply from the chariot wheels, have a look at the amazing mosaics and murals and walk around the public baths. At the time of Pompeii’s height, the rest of Europe was still living in mud-huts and the Romans were enjoying central heating and saunas.

You will be taken back to your hotel/cruise ship in Sorrento, where your tour ends.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: Your preferred start time
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or cruise ship in Sorrento. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. Alternatively, please mention the name and docking details of your cruise ship. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel or cruise ship in Sorrento

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Inclusions

  • Hotel or cruise ship pick-up and drop off
  • Private guide (Italian, English, German or French-speaking. Russian is available on request)
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned car

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee to Pompeii (approximately €11)
  • Meals and snacks

Do/Dont's

Remember your camera Bring sunscreen and a sunhat

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Please note

Most cruise companies arrange their schedule so that ships dock around 0800h – 1200h to ensure that customers can have a full day’s sightseeing in the resort.
Guides are available in a range of languages (Italian, English, German, French. Russian is available on request). However, these are private tours, therefore the guide will be speaking only one language.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Entrance fee to Pompeii (approximately €11) is not included and must be paid on the day of the tour.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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