06 Apr - 26 Oct: Monday & WednesdayDuration
4 hoursStart time
Start time: 0810h (8:10am)
Duration: 4 hours
The tour starts from Achille Lauro Parking Area.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour will return to the original departure point.
Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. The well preserved ruins now offer an insight into Roman history. Frescoes and mosaics such as the Dionysiac Frieze. still adorn some of the walls of the structures of this ancient city.
With its public baths, amphitheatre, Roman temples and brothels, a tour of the ancient city of Pompeii is like a journey into the past.
You will be picked up from the Achille Lauro Parking Area in Sorrento at 0810h (8:10am). Travelling by coach and accompanied by a guide you be taken to explore the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii. One of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, Pompeii is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. Your guide will take you along the ancient streets of Pompeii for a glimpse into the lives of the Romans.
The tour includes a guided visit to some well preserved structures, these may include:
• The Anfiteatro: The oldest known Roman amphitheatre, it was capable of holding upto 20,000 spectators.
• Terme Stabiane: A bath complex from the 2nd century BC.
• Lupanaro: Pompeii’s brothel has murals depicting the services offered.
• Villa dei Misteri: This structure has a beautiful fresco, the Dionysiac Frieze, spanning the walls of the dining room.
• Casa dei Vettii: The Villa of the Mysteries houses what some consider the greatest surviving group of paintings from the ancient world.
At the end of your tour you will returned to Sorrento, you will be dropped in the Achille Lauro Parking Area at around 1300h (1:00pm).
Entrance fees to Pompeii’s ruins- approx € 11.00 per person are not included an must be paid on the day of the tour.
Passengers should reach the Achille Lauro Parking Area by 0800h (08.00am).
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
We were very impressed with our guide and the driver. We enjoyed Pompeii immensely, and we appreciated the guide's overall knowledge of the area....Carol Kappe
We absolutely recommend the Pompeii-tour with the excellent guide Mr Ralphe, all 7 (3 adults and 4 teenagers) enjoyed this tour and learned a lot about this old town...Hilde M B Withammer
The guide Lia was excellent and I liked having the radio transmitters. The bus was comfortable and the rest of the people pleasant. I learned a great deal by seeing the buildings...Anita Friedman