Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine a trip to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a walk up to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. The group day trip includes round-trip transportation, plus tours of each site. After a relaxed stroll around the archaeological site at the ancient city of Pompeii, take a short hike up to the rim of the volcano to meet a mountain guide and peer into the crater’s rim.
  • Learn about Mt. Vesuvius and the AD 79 eruption that buried Pompeii
  • Wander amid Pompeii’s ruins and see the Temple of Jupiter and ancient markets
  • Hike up the side of Mt. Vesuvius and learn about its history from an alpine guide

What's Included

  • Centrally located Meeting Point
  • Round trip transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
  • Official Local Guide in Pompeii
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
  • Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
  • Skip The Line Access
  • Headphones for all passengers
  • Dedicated guide in Pompeii (if private option selected)
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast
    Piazza Torquato Tasso, 16, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

    Please meet our Guide by the entrance of "Gray Line - IAMME IA!" office located behind the statue of Torquato Tasso, nearby the Bar Fauno, next to the Fattoria Terranova shop. We suggest to arrive at meeting point 10 minutes prior to the departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Board your climate-controlled minibus and relax on the journey inland to Pompeii. Once you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological digs, meet your guide and head off on a tour to discover Pompeii’s highlights.

As you explore, learn about the destructive volcanic eruption of AD 79 that buried the ancient city for centuries. The ash and molten lava that streamed out of Mt. Vesuvius preserved the town remarkably, and many original landmarks can be found around the site. See the old public baths, the Macellum (market), and the Temple of Jupiter, and hear about their history from your guide.

After a break for lunch at your own expense, continue with a drive up the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Stretch your legs on a short hike up to the crater’s lip and learn about the infamous volcano from a mountain guide. Make use of some free time to gaze out over the Bay of Naples, then return to your transport for the drive back to Sorrento.

Piazza Tasso (Pass By)

Departure from Sorrento at 08:15 a.m. from the Office IAMME IA!-Tours & Tickets

Pompeii Archaeological Park

Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Duration may vary due to traffic condition or unforeseen circumstances
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In case the Vesuvius will be closed due to bad weather, in alternative will be provided a panoramic tour of Naples and no refund will be offered
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Group tour not suitable for cruise passengers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Wear closed toe shoes as the terrain is loose and dusty.
Try to do this in the spring or fall, as the heat can get quite uncomfortable, especially in Pompeii.
The hike to Vesuvius can be tough if you are expecting, elderly, or have any sort of medical/physical constraints, but it is well worth it for the views and memories.
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Wonderful tour
Amy_M, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful day on this tour! The ruins were amazing. Our tour guide was wonderful. Highly recommend this tour!
Best Pompeii Tour
hopebane, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was amazing. You could tell she knew exactly what she was talking about and not just spouting off something memorized. She was so passionate about the history of Pompeii that it drew us all in and there was no time to be bored. I have already recommended this tour to friends and family.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Hope, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us! We love to know that you spent a lovely and unforgettable day with us. Hope to welcome you on board again on your next trip! Graziana
Great day trip
Sophie_W, Dec 2022
Great guided tour. Very valuable information. Stop for food. Short hike up the volcano to crater at the top. Amazing view at the top. Wear comfortable footwear. Great day out. Worth the money.
We had a fantastic...
Mark_B, Dec 2022
We had a fantastic Pompeii Tour with Ornella. She was a wonderful guide vey knowledgable about Pompeii and Ancient Rome in general. It was a wonderful experience. Mark B
Glad we took the tour
Tracy_R, Nov 2022
Easy to book and the meeting spot was easy to find. Bus trip was filled with interesting facts on the region. Before the Pompeii tour there was time to use the restroom. Our Pompeii Guide was knowledgable and easy to listen to. Can't imagine visiting the site without a guide there would be so much that would be missed as the city is a labyrinth. Lunch could be on your own or with the pre-purchased group. Bus ride to Pompeii made a side stop to try limoncello at a cute little shop. Entertaining and fun. Pompeii was a good hike and we were well cued to difficulty and length. Not all that impressive as it looks like a huge crater, but when you think that it is a volcano and the story behind it, it takes on a new meaning. We travel by public transportation when we are in Europe and can navigate getting to places on our own, but being on a tour like this is a luxury. Well worth the money to get to the front gate easily(both sites), utilizing your time to get the most out of the day.
Once in a lifetime experience!
Cathie_G, Oct 2022
The walk up to the top of Mt Vesuvius So happy to make it to the top! Fantastic view of the crater. Pompeii was also very educational
History in front of your eyes!
graham_r, Oct 2022
A thoroughly great dya out. First the sights of Pompeii and then a bus ride and final hike up to the top to peer inpr the huge crater. A very memorable day
Tour of Pompeii well worth it.
Barb_M, Oct 2022
Great tour of Pompeii, guide was excellent. She showed us many different areas and described the way people lived back then. Her explanations were clear and informative. Mount Vesuvius was interesting. The walk up was steep. We are glad to have seen it. The bus driver did an excellent job navigating the narrow and winding roads.
Charlotte_H, Oct 2022
Excellent tour all round, knowledgeable guides and everything ran to time. Well worth going. The optional lunch at a cafe in Pompei was terrible however, so don't opt for it!
Interesting and well organised day out, wear your trainers!
Kerry_W, Oct 2022
Great day, excellent friendly guide with lots of information. Meeting point easy to find. Wear trainers, it’s a full on day of walking and the hike up to the top of Vesuvius ( just under 30 Mins at a slow walk)whilst worth it, is pretty steep on places but Lots of time given to get up and down again. Would recommend as you really need a guide in Pompeii.
Great tour
misty_p, Oct 2022
Great tour and company was flexible. I was supposed to do Pompeii and Vesuvius climb but I wasn't feeling well so they switched me to just the half day Pompeii. Pompeii was amazing but there's so much to see I wish I was there longer! Wear comfortable shoes. Lots of walking and uneven surfaces. Be careful walking, it would be easy to fall. I helped an elderly couple in our group walk as it's a challenge for those with reduced mobility.
all of it was very...
Katherine_E, Oct 2022
all of it was very interesting. The difficulty in climbing the volcano would have made the amalfi coast a better add on choice
Pompeii you with Dania.
Roberta_W, Oct 2022
The victims of Pompeii, preserved, was extremely moving. And Dania did a wonderful job as our guide.
Easy way to witness history
Jill_D, Oct 2022
Very easy & informative if a little abridged. Guide & bus were great. Pompeii was a zoo. Mt. Vesuvius was worth the hike. First part was the steepest & mostly wide enough for a car, until the end part which was narrower. Three stores/bars to use as goal setting spots.
We loved the climb to Mt....
Kevin_M, Oct 2022
We loved the climb to Mt. Vesuvius and the incredible story of Pompeii! However, due to the amount of people, hearing our guide was sometimes problematic.
Awesome !
Lauren_P, Oct 2022
The man and woman leading the tours were awesome, they were funny and super nice. There is a chance to get lunch at Pompeii if you wish if you don't book it online ahead of time.
Our guide was very...
Linda_C, Oct 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable. He was able to communicate well and made the tour very interesting.
A must to do !!!!
Irina_B, Oct 2022
We loved it ! Really well organized tour with easy starting point, great transportation and the guide was great and informative! We loved visiting the city of Pompei and the experience was much better with explanations of the sights and many interesting details that we learned ! The second part climbing the volcano was the highlight of my trip! All the way up to the crater is incredible and breathtaking views! Highly recommend this tour as a must to do !
Great trip
Nancy_A, Oct 2022
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius are two non miss sites. It was good to have the bus take you to both places and have guide give details.
Great tour to get the most out of your visit to the region if time is limited
Luis_G, Oct 2022
My wife and I had two days in Sorrento, to get the most out of our time in the region we choose to take a day tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. The meeting point for the tour was a short distance from our Hotel in the center of Sorrento. The check-in was easy and the staff was friendly and helpful. The tour started with a short walk to a state of the art tour bus that was clean, equipped with comfortable seats, and air conditioning. Our tour guide Desiree was a native and with great insights and was knowledgeable of the history. Our bus driver made us feel safe in the unapologetic Italian roads. The first stop was Pompeii and it was breath taking. We were glad that we wore comfortable shoes and clothes, since the Pompeian streets are all cobble stone and we did a lot of walking. Before leaving Pompeii we had an opportunity to have lunch at the local restaurants; Pizza, Pasta, Pastries also known as triple P. Next we made our way to the top of Mt. Vesuvius. The bus took us up the majority of the way. To reach the volcanic crater we hiked up an intense trail for about 20-30 minutes. The amazing views of the surroundings on the way up give you a great excuse to take a break and catch your breath. Once we reached the top we were glad we made the effort. This was an amazing experience that will live forever in our memories and videos!