Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii Independent Half-Day Trip

Pompeii, Italy

From $28.18

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit Pompeii on an independent tour from the Naples cruise port with minivan transportation for the approximate 40-minute drive. This shore excursion provides convenient access to the World Heritage–listed archaeological site, where you are free to explore on your own. You’ll have about four hours to discover the ruins of this ancient city buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius.
  • Naples shore excursion to Pompeii
  • Enjoy easy transportation to the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii independently after arrival
  • Port pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to Pompeii
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

pick up will be outside the dock of your cruise ship

What To Expect

Pompeii Archaeological Park

6 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We require a minimum of 2 participants in total every day to operate this service. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 participants for this service. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Lead Traveler's document ID picture required (tour purpose only)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 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.

Traveler Tips

Fantastic day out, big queue for tickets, faster if you just join a guide plenty touting for business remember to pick up a map before you enter or its to late once your in


18 reviews
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Good outward travel
Anna_C, Jun 2023
Trip out was good as had private transport but had 6 hours instead of expected 4 and was bussed back with lots of other people and the return journey was quite late so we were worried we had been forgotten. Would do by taxi or train next time
Highly recommend
Stacey_J, Aug 2019
The driver met us right at the cruise port (holding up a sign with our name) and brought us in an air-conditioned van to Pompeii. He was very punctual (actually a little early) with excellent customer service, as he explained the sights as we were driving. Another driver picked us up about 4 hours later, which was the perfect amount of time to spend in Pompeii as well as have time for lunch. Highly recommend this transfer!
Fantastic day out, big queue for...
Michael s, Aug 2018
Fantastic day out, big queue for tickets, faster if you just join a guide plenty touting for business remember to pick up a map before you enter or its to late once your in
A good tour. A bit long but...
LESLEY W, Jul 2018
A good tour. A bit long but necessary to appreciate all the variations that the 4 destinations offer. Good driver. Worth doing and worked well with our cruise.
Very professional service clean...
barryedwards256, Nov 2017
Very professional service clean modern vehicle reasonable price will certainly use viator again rather than ship organised tours saves you an asbsolute fortune
This was a convenient...
Christopher S, Oct 2017
This was a convenient shore-excursion round-trip shared transfer as described, nothing more. Driver was prompt and courteous.
Just a transfer but was good. Pick...
Janice C, Oct 2017
Just a transfer but was good. Pick up location not very conducive for the amount of traffic at Pompeii and I had to call because our drver was late picking us up on return.
This is basically a shuttle service...
catherinesyng, Aug 2017
This is basically a shuttle service which the company performed as agreed, nothing more. I was there before the ticket office opened and did not line up right away. You should line up for the tickets as soon as you get there.
Good basic transportation to Pompeii...
Doug_H, May 2017
Good basic transportation to Pompeii from the cruise port. Friendly driver, clean van. Basic service. Got what we paid for. Pompeii is a huge site though so i'd suggest a guided tour of the site would be better for first timers. We'd been there before a couple years ago with a guided tour and got a much better feel for the place than just by walking around. However if simple transportation is all you want, this is a great price for just that.
Excellent, prompt service and...
Lian v, May 2017
Excellent, prompt service and comfortable vehicle. Early arrival allowed us to beat most of the crowds, and length of visit was perfect. Would highly recommend this service provider, and definitely use them again.
Excellent experience! A fraction of...
Anne_H, Dec 2016
Excellent experience! A fraction of the price of booking an excursion through the cruise line. Picked up right at the port and dropped off right at the ship! Great service!
Tour was great. Driver was on time...
Brenda L, Oct 2016
Tour was great. Driver was on time, professional and polite. It was fun to travel with new people.
This was a great way to see Pompeii...
Sara_M, Oct 2016
This was a great way to see Pompeii they dropped us off and we got to tour it on our own! Great Day
I loved using Viator, they were at...
christine C, Sep 2016
I loved using Viator, they were at the cruise ship to meet us and take us to Pompeii and were there to take us back to the port in Naples, I would use Viator again on my next holiday, so much cheaper than the excursions on the ship.
Fantastic! Plenty of time to see the...
Melanie_C, Aug 2016
Fantastic! Plenty of time to see the sights, eat lunch and shop. Only mishap was the van had some tire issues forcing us to pull over twice. When walking out of the station from your cruise ship, you must walk through a crowd of drivers with signs to find your driver and your name on a sign. It can be very overwhelming. For a moment I was worried my driver was not there. He was standing in the back of the crowd. Don't give up, keep looking and the driver should be there.
Absolutely excellent. Driver was...
Gillian M, Jun 2016
Absolutely excellent. Driver was waiting on the quai when we got off. Daughter and I and party of 5 guys travelled in air conditioned comfortable mini van, were in Pompeii by 8:40 am for 9am opening. Driver picked us up at the gate at 1:15 back on ship by 2. Cannot fault it. Recommend
It was an easy excursion, we got off...
Devin P, Jun 2016
It was an easy excursion, we got off of our ship and easily found our driver waiting for us. Who took us directly to Pompeii. Pompeii is a pretty amazing place, we spend a few hours there then met back at the assigned place and had a nice air conditioned ride back to the port. No issues, happened as described in the excursion plus a lot less expensive than most.
Not that satisfy, driver late on...
MANWAI_H, May 2016
Not that satisfy, driver late on pick up and not mentioned will have difference driver for pick up and need to wait for another big group.

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