Naples City and Pompeii Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Sorrento

Sorrento, Italy
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From $101.25

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Naples and the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a half-day trip from Sorrento. Led by a local guide, begin with a city tour around Naples’ top attractions, including the Royal Palace and the grand Cathedral. Afterward, journey to Pompeii to explore the largest archeological site in Europe, visiting the Forum, Thermal Baths, ‘Lupanare brothel’ and more. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.
  • Combined Naples city tour and visit to Pompeii
  • Naples' Cathedral S. Restituta, Royal Palace and Church of St Francesco di Paula
  • Panoramic views over Naples from Posillipo terrace
  • This is a great shore excursion from Sorrento visiting Naples city and Pompeii
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • The Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and Lupanare
  • Narration by a professional driver-guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by shared air-conditioned van
  • Professional guide in Naples and Pompeii
  • Entrance Ticket to Pompeii Archaeological Site (16 euros)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly in Pompeii
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 AM

Pickup details

Please insert your accommodation address in Sorrento (hotel, b&b, airbnb) in the "Special Requirements" section when booking, then call the local supplier the evening before your tour after 7PM to know your pick up time and if your pick up will be at your accommodation or nearby. If arriving by cruise ship, please insert your cruise ship name, we will meet you at 7:00 on the dock in front of the restaurant RUCCIO, our driver will show a sign.

What To Expect

Begin your trip with pickup from your Sorrento hotel or the Sorrento port. Travel into the historic city of Naples, stopping at the Cathedral to see the 4th-century Santa Restituta Basilica, as well as Treasure Chapel. Then drive to Plebiscite Square to visit the stunning St Francesco di Paula Church, the Royal Palace and the medieval Castel Nuovo, a major architectural landmark first erected in 1279.

Afterward, soak up gorgeous views of the coast from the district of Posillipo, before continuing on to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii.

Explore the fascinating archeological site, passing the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the 'Lupanare' brothel and Vetti's House, all buried by volcanic ashes during the eruption. As you wander, your guide will discuss the haunting day in 79 AD when Mt Vesuvius destroyed the prosperous city.

Enjoy 30 minutes of free time to shop or purchase lunch in Pompeii after your tour of the ruins concludes. Then wrap up your trip with transportation back to Sorrento.

Duomo di Napoli

First stop at the cathedral to visit its treasure chapel and S.Restituta basilica

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


Go on to Posillipo area and stop on S. Antonio church terrace to get the best view of the city and the bay

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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 tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 participants for this tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Lead Traveler's document ID picture required (tour purpose only)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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.

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Confusing start, wonderful tour!
Monique_M, Jul 2021
To begin with, the communication about pickup was poor, and the driver was a little angry. However, after a silent drive to Naples, we met our guide at the cathedral. The tour was wonderful and Elise, the guide, was fabulous. The tour of Naples showed us what a beautiful city it actually is, despite the bad reputation it sometimes receives. The Pompeii tour was interesting and informative. Elise speaks many languages beautifully, and certainly knows the history of his his region. Highly recommend!
Our guide Elise was fantastic in...
Annica_G, May 2018
Our guide Elise was fantastic in every respect. She was extremely knowledgeable, spoke clearly and at a speed that was easy to follow even for my husband who is a little hard of hearing. She was also funny and knew all kinds of interesting facts, not just limited to Naples and Pompeii, which truly added to the great experience. We spent 2 weeks and Italy taking several tours and this was our absolute favorite. We are retired and have travel extensively. I can easily say, Elise was one of the best tour guides we ever had.
Our guide Laura was so knoldegable...
Patricia R, Oct 2017
Our guide Laura was so knoldegable about Milan and Pompeii that we were very grateful. The information wad so interesting and delivered with such humor that we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. The history lesson was fascinating and enjoyable..I only regret the size of the group was so large. More than 50.
Our tour guide, Elisa, was excellent...
Carol N, Sep 2017
Our tour guide, Elisa, was excellent - very knowledgeable and provided the information in an interesting way mixed with humour. The tours were well organised and we saw all the important landmarks.
We really enjoyed the tour and our...
Robert C, Aug 2017
We really enjoyed the tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Only bad experience we had was with people who had no respect for the artifacts.
Loved this! Such a great overview of...
Shannon_C, Mar 2017
Loved this! Such a great overview of Napoli and Pompeii. Our tour began with a driver - Paulo picking us up from our hotel in Castallamare. He was so kind, and even since we hadn't had the opportunity to pull our euros for our trip yet, he kindly paid our bill for coffee and pastries when the store wouldn't take our card. Then we met up with our actual tour guide, Maria, who was INCREDIBLY knowledgeable about the history of Napoli Naples and took us through some important sites, including a church with the oldest basilica, Napoli Cappella di Santa Restituta and the Royal Palace. She was such a vivid story-teller when guiding us through the sites, it was like taking a walk back in time. The second part of the day was spent in Pompeii, and I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed the whole trip. The baths, the market, the fun facts about how the Romans solved their every day problems. It was a great tour. She really knew her stuff and was articulate and succinct about how she presented each section of our tour with story telling. My only criticism is the tour didn't allow time for food once it began and since it was right after we arrived in Italy we were pretty hungry. Other than that, this is a tour you should take!!
Our tour guide Elisa was very...
Lisa L, Mar 2017
Our tour guide Elisa was very knowledgeable and friendly, but the Naples tour was a waste of time. We only saw inside a church and drove around the city pointing out what we could not see. The city of Naples is dirty and overcrowded. Then we went to Pompei, again that was interesting because of the history. In my opinion, once you see the first section then they all look alike. Very repetitive! I would never go back to either place.
The Naples part of this tour was...
CHRIS_W, Feb 2017
The Naples part of this tour was interesting, however I felt that I learnt more interesting things about Pompeii in history at school and didn't learn anything new on this tour. However my partner who hadn't learnt about Pompeii at school did find the tour very interesting.
Tour of Pompeii was informative.Love...
William B, Oct 2016
Tour of Pompeii was informative.Love the pickup and dropoff @the hotel
This tour starts with a tour of the...
LUISA_G, Sep 2016
This tour starts with a tour of the main church in Naples. Then you have a quick drive around the city which gives you the basic layout of the central city. The tour of Pompeii was very knowledgeable. Toilet break given at start of tour was not long enough. 10 minutes does not give enough time to walk to where the toilets are and then send in queue for ones turn. I had 7 people ahead of me and the line was slow to move. As we only had 10 minutes to locate where the bathroom was, stand in line,use the facility and then walk back to meeting place, I had to go back without using the facility or would have been left behind The tour of Pompeii is worth doing but try to do it in cool weather. There is no shade and it can be very hot.
Naples part of the tour was a little...
Steven J, Apr 2016
Naples part of the tour was a little disappointing. Long journey in traffic from Sorrento to Naples and then not much chance to explore when we were there. Pompeii as you would expect is amazing, but you had to concentrate a lot to stay close to your guide. Also a shame that a lot of the famous enough artefacts have been moved to the museum in Naples itself.
Excellent tour, would have liked...
gillian m, Apr 2016
Excellent tour, would have liked more time in Naples and Pompeii but when you are on a tight schedule its hard to fit everything in, if we had more time I would have visited them separately, but we had a great time...
Naples. we got picked up from our...
RONALD_E, Apr 2016
Naples. we got picked up from our hotel early just to wait in Naples. Our tour guide Elise was so sweet funny and totally real. she gave us good information as well as dining tips in Sorrento! which we ended up going to. shout out to Ristorante Donna Sofia. we then did Pompeii with another guide which was fascinating to finally see. the only thing I would say would be to add 15 minutes at the end of Pompeii to use the restroom, buy a snack etc. They sort of rushed us to the bus. Other than that, def should do this tour.
Loved being picked up at our hotel...
Gina A B, Oct 2015
Loved being picked up at our hotel. Wonderful guides...informative,patient, even in the pouring rain. Not sure how they keep such great attitudes...but it is very much appreciated.
this tour seemed to be rushed. We...
Jackie H, Oct 2015
this tour seemed to be rushed. We didn't have time to enjoy ourselves. We left our house at about 7 am and didn't get back till mid afternoon with barely a bathroom break No lunch break at all.
A good trip, our Guide was very good...
Jennifer B, Jun 2015
A good trip, our Guide was very good but unfortunately I can't recall his name. He was very informative both in Naples and Pompeii and I would recommend this trip
Naples was a big disappointment, not...
Gail R, Apr 2015
Naples was a big disappointment, not many places to see and once we got to Pompei many more people joined us for our tour and it was very hard to follow our guide and get photos. We went on many tours in Italy and this one just did not meet our expectations.
The Naple's tour was just for us...
THOMAS L, Nov 2014
The Naple's tour was just for us and then we joined the Pompeii tour. The guide was excellent,well paced, and knowledgeable.
Really enjoyed the Pompeii portion...
Jo P, Nov 2014
Really enjoyed the Pompeii portion of this trip. Our guide was great and really gave you a feel for how they lived then - his energy level was great and clearly he was very knowledgeable. It was a lot of the fun. The Naples portion was just ok. Glad to go because we hadn't seen it before and there were a few things that were worth seeing. But if I was to go back...I would definitely go back to Pompeii - not so much to Naples.
This trip is certainly worthwhile if...
Kerry B, Nov 2014
This trip is certainly worthwhile if you have never been to Naples or Pompeii. The tour guide was a wealth of knowledge on Naples and Pompeii. I would strongly recommend this tour.