Salerno Shore Excursion: Private Pompeii Tour

Salerno, Italy

From $275.41

Price varies by group size

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


Enjoy a half-day private shore excursion to Pompeii after your ship docks in Salerno and experience the beauty and history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed destination. Follow your expert guide through Europe’s largest archeological site and learn about the eruption of Mt Vesuvius that covered this city in ashes nearly 2,000 years ago. Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths and Lupanare brothel on this customizable adventure that leaves plenty of flexibility to explore at your leisure!
  • Half-day private shore excursion to Pompeii from Salerno
  • Explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the famous Mt Vesuvius volcanic eruption
  • See fascinating places such as the Forum, the Thermal Baths and the Lupanare brothel with your expert guide
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience, with flexibility to explore at your own pace
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance tickets (euro 16 each)
  • gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Stazione Marittima di Salerno
    Stazione Marittima di Salerno, 84121 Salerno SA, Italy

    If the cruise ship docks to a different pier into Salerno port we will meet you there at 8:30

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your best Salerno shore excursion: private Pompeii tour kicks off with pickup from the Salerno port. Meet your friendly and professional private guide and make your way through the stunning landscapes of the Latium region on a half-hour journey to Pompeii. Explore this incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed destination with your expert guide and learn about the eruption of the infamous Mt Vesuvius that covered the city and its people in ashes. Some 20,000 residents were buried alive here, making it one of Italy’s most haunting landmarks.

As you wander the streets with your guide you’ll learn about the well-preserved buildings that surround you and gain a deeper insight and understanding into the culture, history and architecture of the place. Enjoy a typical Italian lunch (own expense) and then journey to the Thermal Baths, the Forum and other key city structures. 

Before returning to Salerno, you’ll have time to tour the House of Vetti, one of the city’s best-preserved houses. Kick back and relax as you make your way back to Salerno with this hassle-free private tour.

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Lead Traveler's document ID picture required (tour purpose only)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Project Napoli Service

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.
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This tour was amazing. We loved our...
cast63, Jul 2017
This tour was amazing. We loved our driver who picked us up at the ship and drove us to Pompeii. There we met our tour tour guide Suzy. She purchased our tickets and the tour began. We walked through the streets observing the city and hearing how life was during this time. Once the tour was over we met our driver and returned to the ship. Suzy was not the most personable guide but she had a lot of knowledge that she shared. It was amazing. I would recommend to all!
Our tour guide was a native...
mea4s, Jul 2015
Our tour guide was a native Pompeiian and knew everything one could possibly know about the city's history. Definitely worthwhile!
This tour was very interesting. We...
mandy1978, Jul 2013
This tour was very interesting. We were all shocked about the size of Pompeii. Our guide was excellent - she really knew her stuff and made it very interesting.
The actual tour of Pompeii with our...
shelleygrieve, Aug 2012
The actual tour of Pompeii with our private tour guide was amazing! She was very personable,extremely knowledgable about the history and archaelogical details of the site and provided us with an extremely well organized tour which is so important when you have limited time to tour. I would rate the tour guide on her own a 5 star! My overall rating of 3 stars was due to the fact that our driver did not speak any English and was not very personable and the lunch included was not very good (poor service and poor quality food). GIven the chance to arrange a tour again I would have skipped the lunch and added in an excursion to one of the small seaside beach towns nearby.
Response from Host, Aug 2012
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