Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a single day tour from Naples: Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
Experience the best of Naples on a single tour: The Roman Ruined City of Pompeii and Italy’s most scenic island, Capri
The ruins of Pompeii need no introduction. Whether you’re a history buff or an avid traveler, you’re well aware of the story; Pompeii, a little Italian town, was once like any other, full of life. Elaborate designs on beautiful architecture, sporting events, commercial trade and more. And in 79 AD, when Mount Vesuvius erupted, the bustling little town was flattened under several thick layers of volcanic ash and debris.
Today, after decades of excavations, the ruins of Pompeii have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most visited sites in Europe, attracting millions of visitors a year. If you’re looking for an interesting day trip idea, opt for a Naples to Pompeii tour.
The best way to learn about Pompeii’s history and cultural significance is by opting for a guided tour. When you book a Naples to Pompeii tour, you’ll be accompanied by a multi-lingual local guide. They will accompany you along the entire trip, guide you through the entrance formalities and enlighten you with interesting trivia and facts about Pompeii.
A trip to Pompeii is incomplete without visiting Mount Vesuvius. Since a Mount Vesuvius tour is not included in a Pompeii tour, you’ll have to book one that specifically allows you to visit the volcano. On the tour, you can actually hike up to Vesuvius’ crater and soak in the fantastic view of the Bay of Naples from there.
Naples to Pompeii tours also include tours of beautiful regions like the Amalfi Coast and Capri, allowing you to cover more ground in Italy. This visit will be a part of your Pompeii tour; you’ll be accompanied by a tour guide along the way and you can explore prominent landmarks in these regions, further adding value to your tour.
Entry fee to Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius
Entry fee to Pompeii
Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
While on a Naples to Pompeii tour, here’s what to expect.
Your tour duration is about 7-8 hours. Based on your booking, you’ll be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from either a common meeting point in the city or your hotel around 08:30 AM.
From your pick-up, you’ll be accompanied by a professional multi-lingual tour guide; they’ll enlighten you with interesting facts about the history, culture, geography and important landmarks in Pompeii.
Based on your ticket, you’ll travel to Pompeii and either Capri or the Amalfi Coast. Once you enter the ruins of Pompeii, you’ll be escorted by the tour guide through the entrance and into the town. On this tour, you’ll get to explore all the famous attractions in the Pompeii, like the Pompeii Spectacula, the Pompeii Forum, Temple of Apollo, Villa dei Misteri and many more. If you’ve opted for a Mount Vesuvius tour, your guide will accompany you along the trek right to the actual crater; from here, you can soak in a glorious view of the Italian landscape.
Along with Pompeii, you’ll get to explore different attractions in Capri or the Amalfi Coast, allowing you the unique opportunity to soak in the picturesque regions.
After your tour, you’ll be dropped back in Naples.
Pompeii opening hours are 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM between Tuesday to Sunday.
The average duration of a tour is between 7-8 hours. You can expect a slight variation here and there.
Depending on your booking, your Naples to Pompeii tour would begin around 08:30 PM. Exact details will be clearly mentioned on your confirmed ticket.
Yes. Your Naples to Pompeii day trip include return transfers. You’ll be picked up from and dropped back in Naples.
You’ll travel in an air-conditioned coach during your Naples to Pompeii day trip.
It depends on the tour you book. While some pick you up directly from your hotel, others may pick you up from a common meeting point in Naples. You’ll also be dropped back accordingly.
The tour includes a fair amount of walking, so it is best if you wear casual clothing like pants and t-shirts with a pair of comfortable sneakers/shoes. If you’ve also opted for a Mount Vesuvius tour, you can carry a light sweater as it might get chilly on top.
Yes. Photography is permitted inside Pompeii.
During low season, if the tour group size is less than 6, a local tour guide will be replaced with a multilingual audio guide. Please check for this detail before you complete your booking.
It is not recommended that you carry large baggage or luggage on your tour owing to limited space on the coach. Moreover, Pompeii does not permit large luggage as well. You can carry small backpacks or bags.
The ruins of Pompeii are packed with monuments and artifacts that reflect on that particular time period. While there’s a lot of ground to cover, here are the top highlights that should definitely be a part of your tour.
According to historians, the heart of Pompeii’s cultural and political activities was the Pompeii Forum. The large open space, considered to be the town square, was full of citizens bustling about a marketplace. Excavations have revealed several commercial, religious and residential structures with elaborate architecture and designs at the Forum, indicating a massive influence by the region’s nobility and an affinity for splendor. The town’s courthouse featured a cross-shaped design, that later inspired several European.
Known as the Villa of the Mysteries, this is one of the best-preserved landmarks at the ruins of Pompeii. A casual stroll will reveal well-maintained remains of Villa Dei Misteri’s garden and terrace. One can still admire its wall frescos that seem to depict a woman’s initiation ceremony by a Roman-Greek cult. This site was excavated back in 1910 and historians claim that it belonged to the Istcidii’s, a wealthy family in town, during the Augustan Era.
The Temple of Apollo, constructed back in 120 BC, is said to have been dedicated to the powerful Roman and Greek god, Apollo. It is considered to be one of the most important sites in Pompeii, always brimming with visitors. A prominent statue of Apollo is still standing, right in the same location it was constructed and ultimately buried under volcanic debris. The temple, constructed on an elevated platform, was designed with 48 still-standing Ionic columns that are easily identifiable.
The Pompeii Spectacula was built around 70 BC and is the oldest known amphitheater made of stone. Its structure, design and uncovered graffiti provide an interesting perspective on the gladiatorial games that were once popular in Rome. It had the capacity to seat a crowd of about 20,000; one can identify the designated entrances for contestants and the crowd even today Today, various public events like music concerts are held at the Pompeii Spectacula.
Q. Are Naples to Pompeii tours available right now?
A. Yes. Naples to Pompeii tours are now available to the public. Tickets must be pre-booked online.
Q. What is included in my Naples to Pompeii day trip?
A. You’ll travel on an air-conditioned coach and avail benefits like a professional tour guide and priority access to Pompeii. Depending on your ticket, you’ll also visit Amalfi Coast, Capri or Mount Vesuvius.
Q. What is the duration of a Naples to Pompeii day trip?
A. The average duration of a Naples to Pompeii day trip is about 12 hours.
Q. What is the cancelation policy for Naples to Pompeii day trips?
A. It depends on the tour you book. Some offer a full refund on cancelation within 48 hours, others offer a window of 72 hours. Please check before you book your tour.
Q. What is the maximum group size for a Naples to Pompeii tour?
A. It depends on the Naples to Pompeii tour you book. Some tours permit up to 18, while others up to 25.
Q. Does a Naples to Pompeii day trip include a guided tour?
A. Yes, depending on your ticket, you’ll avail the services of a tour guide. Please ensure to check whether the tour is multi-lingual, or available in a specific language.
Q. Do Naples to Pompeii day trips include skip-the-line access?
A. Yes. Your tour includes priority access at Pompeii entrances, allowing you to skip the long waiting lines.
Q. Is a tour of Mount Vesuvius included in my Naples to Pompeii day trip?
A. No. You would have to specifically book a Naples to Pompeii day trip that includes a tour of Mount Vesuvius.
Q. Are return transfers included in a Naples to Pompeii tour?
A. Yes, return transfers are included in a Naples to Pompeii day trip. However, depending on the tour you book, you’ll be picked up from either your hotel or a common meeting point.