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Vesuvius and Pompeii from Sorrento – Private Tour or Shore Excursion

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Start time: Your preferred start time
    Duration: Approx. 8-9 hours
  • Duration
    Approx. 8-9 hours
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

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the spectacular view from the crater of Mount Vesuvius
  • Take a guided tour of Pompeii with an expert guide
  • 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

On this sightseeing tour from Sorrento, travel to two of the most significant historical sites in Italy: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.

Pompeii is one of Italy’s most precious archeological sites and 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. There are even colored frescos depicting the people who once lived there. Paved, streets, murals, and well preserved structures all give a glimpse back into an era long gone.

Also on this tour is Mount Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for covering Pompeii in ashes. Seeing Vesuvius offers a well rounded experience after visiting Pompeii. This volcano is the only active volcano of its kind in Europe. Enjoy the views of Pompeii at the top, and be sure to take some snaps here to remember the day!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 8-9 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: Your preferred start time
    Duration: Approx. 8-9 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

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship in Sorrento in a private air-conditioned car for your Private Vesuvius and Pompeii Tour . A 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 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. 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. Next you’ll be taken to Mount Vesuvius. The ride from Pompeii to Vesuvius is approximately 30 minutes, and you’ll have 3 hours in Vesuvius. Vesuvius is an active volcano, the only active volcano in Europe at this time. It’s been about a hundred years since its last eruption. Vesuvius is steeped in history as it was this volcano that covered Pompeii in ashes in 79 A.D. There is a spectacular view of Pompeii from Vesuvius. You will be taken back to your hotel/cruise ship in Sorrento, where your tour ends.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 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
  • Entrance fee to Pompeii (approximately €11)
  • Entrance fee to Vesuvius (approximately €6.5)
  • Meals and snacks

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent tour- highly recommended
    Patricia M EWen, Canada 08/02/2011

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