Pompeii & Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples

Napoli, Italy
Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This tour focus on the visit of the two main archaeological sites of the region: Pompeii and Herculaneum, the ancient roman cities swept away by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Considered of great importance for the Roman Empire, they were at their social and economic peak at the time of the disaster. The main difference between the two places is that Pompeii was a bustling city, gateway for merchants and travellers, while the latter was more of a residential village for aristocrats and intellectuals. Lunch break to a local restaurant, drinks not included. After lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be heading towards the ruins of Herculaneum.
  • Full-day Pompeii and Herculaneum excursion from Naples
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a guide
  • Learn about Mount Vesuvius’ AD 79 eruption that buried many of Campania’s towns for centuries
  • Visit a coral and cameo factory, and then enjoy lunch in Ristorante Vesuvio
  • Travel to Ercolano and explore the ruins of Herculaneum at leisure, seeing monuments, fossils and mosaics

What's Included

  • Transportation by modern coaches for the entire trip
  • Comment on board
  • Authorized guide in Pompeii (with more than 6 participants)
  • Audio guides in Pompeii (with less than 6 participants)
  • Walking tours to the ruins of Herculaneum (1h 30m) by audioguides
  • Light Lunch
  • Entrance tickets to Pompeii (€18 per person)
  • Drinks
  • Entrance tickets to Herculaneum (€14 per person)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Pickup details

Partecipants must confirm to the local tour operator the exact meeting point from the list below via e-mail within 24 hours before. Grand Hotel Santa Lucia - 8:00am Molo Beverello pier (PIC NIC bar kiosk) - 8:10am NH Panorama Hotel - 8:20am Naples Hotel - 8:30am Starhotels Terminus - 8:45am Please be ready at the designated meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time. The pickup time can be affected by traffic conditions.

What To Expect

Begin your trip with pickup from your select Naples hotel and hop aboard your coach toward Pompeii. Once buried under a blanket of ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD, the city wasn't unearthed until the 18th century.

As you enter (own expense), follow your guide through the ruins and learn the fascinating history behind the ancient city. Pass excavations of the Teatro Grande, which once housed up to 5,000 spectators, and the Forum.

Continue to a family-run corals and cameo factory to learn more about the jewelry-making process. Afterward, walk to the 18th-century Ristorante Vesuvio for a delicious, Italian-style lunch.

Journey next to the coastal town of Ercolana, where the ruins of Herculaneum reside, another town struck during the infamous eruption. Though Pompeii is more widely-known, Herculaneum hosts a wealth of archaeological treasures. Enter (own expense) and explore at leisure, admiring the ancient monuments, preserved mosaics and fossils nearly 2,000 years old.

Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If there are fewer than six people in your group, the tour will operate with an audio guide instead of a real local guide.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

This is very convenient for the tour to swap around us cattle/tourists but adds an hour to the day.
The included lunch was fine, but took almost an hour and a half.


302 reviews
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Loved Herculaneum!
Richard_M, Sep 2023
Guide in Herculaneum was very clear and knowledgeable!. Although smaller in Pompeii there is more to see!
Pompeii trip
Stuart_H, Sep 2023
Really well organised trip very informative the lunch was lovely and good choices the guides were super the man at Herculaneum was really good and very knowledgeable overall we had a great day out well worth the money
Great guides but not a good tour overall
Christa_L, Sep 2023
The actual tours were very good. The guides in both places were excellent and they covered a lot of ground; two hours, including 20 minutes of free time for picture taking, in Pompeii and an hour and a half in Herculaneum. There was also an hour for lunch. So three and a half hours of exploration. The total time we were with the tour was eight hours, three hours of exploring, one hour for lunch and four hours of ticket gathering and travel. Considering that we were with the tour for eight hours, I wished that we had at least another half hour in Pompeii, even if it was on our own without a guide. Next issue, the air conditioning in the bus that we traveled in for approximately three and one half hours was broken on a very hot and humid day. We were told when we took the bus from Pompeii to Herculaneum that the bus would be replaced but that did not happen. Instead we were treated to an hour long traveling sauna for the ride back to Naples. We all got off that bus drenched in sweat and exhausted from the heat. Happy with the tour guides, not happy with the tour.
Hot Italian Ruins
Taylor_N, Aug 2023
Pompei tour was informative and our guide was pleasant. The pace was good but there was little escaping the peak summer sun. By the time we started Herculaneum we were spent and the tour was self-guided with an audio device and number system that was not idiot proof. We retreated to the Antiquarium and gift shop well ahead of time.
Great but disorganised
Teresa_R, Jul 2023
Although a long day and very hot this is a great tour. Very informative. These two sites are a must in Naples. There was a lot of pressure to rush through Pompeii as a lot of ground to cover but it’s hard to extend this time. Very disappointed with the disorganisation of splitting the groups for the afternoon. Whilst it appeared Salvatore tried hard and did his best to keep the group informed, progress things and be organised, he wasn’t able to make these decisions as he had to wait for other organisers to complete their section of the tour. I would recommend that the groups aren’t split for afternoon as to chaotic
Amanda_M, Jul 2023
Our guide for Pompeii was brilliant. He was friendly, had a good sense of humour and was very knowledgeable. I would suggest Herculaneum first and pompeii second if you have a choice as pompeii had more of a story and as the much larger city there was a lot more to see and discover.
margaret_w, Jul 2023
Do not book with Viator. Nothing but problems. Meets place hard to find. Service not good. Big rip off for this tour . Save your money find another tour group
Great team !
Gabrielle_T, Jun 2023
Serena and team were excellent ! Very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Would love some more designated free time though to shop in the markets.
A must see!
Timothy_G, Jun 2023
Excellent commentary from our guide. And the included lunch, which we expected to be very basic, was in fact excellent. Seeing Pompeii and particularly Herculaneum was deeply moving and educational
Outstanding trip to Pompeii and Herculeum
Marylee_D, Jun 2023
Chris was very organized and made sure we made it back to the cruise ship on time. The tour guide , Claudia, was exceptional. Lunch was delicious and fantastic! The whole day of 8 hours was awesome.
do trust this package
mauricio_m, Jun 2023
i had a confirmed booking for Pompeii and heraclum.n i travel to naples only for this purpose one day before the tour the local guide cancel the trip to heraclum and offer a day at amalfi in the end we left naples by bus at 1000 hours visited pompeii and back to naples and 1330 hours for that i paid 100 euros per person plus the tickets is not worth it do not use this package the should not be trusted
Well worth it.
Maureen_K, Jun 2023
Pompeii was a bit rushed. Enjoyed Herculaneum better, had more time to look at things. Also thought the tour guide for Herculaneum was better.
Gwendoline_D, May 2023
Thetrip was chaotic from start to finish. Lots of phone call to cofiem pick up, but bus was 30 mins late, blamedontraffic which is always bad in Naples. Need to find better pick up points which don’t involve a 30 min u turn to get back onroad. Arrived at Pompeii absolute chaos, too many tour groups. Our GUIDE WAS EXCELLENT, PURE GOLD, tried hard to get is around everything but all was in/out very quickly then wait. Intense heat, and this was in May. Pompeii is enormous, and very dangerous underfoot. My friend slipped hurt her back, but we couldn’t stop. My ear peice stpped working and there was no replacement. Also no air con on bus. Herculaneum was much calmer, smaller and better prepared. Recommend this. Wanted to see Coral and Camio exhibition mentioned in tour but we’re told afterwards we needed to do this alone In our lunch break . Glad to arrive home in one peice. Staff were great but organisation poor.
Pompeii and Herculaneum - don’t miss them’
Jennifer_C, May 2023
As an overall experience, the opportunity to visit both Pompeii and Herculaneum in one day was an absolute joy. Both guides were knowledgable and engaging and MADE their tours. There are a number of points which we think could be improved as there is a LOT of waiting around, including a ‘shopping opportunity!’ as well as a very mediocre lunch which would have been nicer as a sandwich and cold drink, allowed us to get on with the tour. Thank you to our driver for bringing us back through the Spanish quarter.
Day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum
Bernadine_C, May 2023
A fascinating and interesting day. Our tour organiser Celena was fantastic . She looked after us organising where we should be. She and our bus driver amadeus were friendly and helpful, stopping en route to show us the sites. Highly recommend them .
Great tour
Robert_B, May 2023
Glauco (our guide) was very knowledgeable and made the history very interesting. He knew how to work the traffic in the site so that we had time to see a lot of the biggest highlights in a short time. Transport and lunch was good too. A great day overall.
Our day in ruins
Danielle_S, Apr 2023
In spite ofIn very many visitors that day, the visit of both parcs was made very enjoyable because of the good organisation, the friendly staff from the driver, the team leader and especially to the guide for both sites who was so knowledgeable. Thank you all.
Excellent day trip
daisy_l, Apr 2023
An excellent day trip. Able to cover lots of the area. Well planned event. The group tour lead Francesca was most incredible switching from French, to Italian, Spanish and English without an issue. She made it the best
Visit both sites
Sherri_H, Mar 2023
Our guide for the day Chris was a Saint! We had some not very nice people in our group and he handled everything amazingly. The light lunch isn't lunch by any means and very tasty. If you are wondering if it's worth going to both sites, do it! There are many differences and the local guides make things really come to life
Adam_W, Mar 2023
My fiancé and I had a fantastic experience with this tour, the bus pick up was excellent and took the pressure off of figuring out public transport etc and they dropped us back closer. Serena was our guide and was terrific, couldn’t recommend her more. The lunch is great, more than what we expected! Definitely recommended by a couple of Aussies!

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