Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train from Sorrento

Sorrento, Italy

From $26.57

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Paper ticket
  • Offered in: English


Avoid the hassle of navigating the local train by yourself and zip past the crowds at Pompeii’s entrance with this fast-track tour. Meet your assistant at the Sorrento train station to board and get off just outside Pompeii, where you’ll skip the long line and head directly inside the ruins with your guide. Take in the top villas, temples, and more in just two hours before the return train to Sorrento.
  • An assistant to provide train tickets and help you board in Sorrento
  • Save time with priority admission to Pompeii accompanied by your guide
  • An express tour focused on the most important ruins inside the vast site
  • Headsets to follow the guide’s explanations and insights during the visit

What's Included

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • return train tickets
  • earphones for groups more than 15 people
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pompei entrance ticket (18€ per person)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis
    Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

    Customers are kindly invited to be at the Sorrento CIRCUMVESUVIANA TRAIN STATION by the Newsagent EDICOLA ERCOLANO, which is by the steps to the track not later than 9.30am.There they meet our assistant,wearing a red polo shirt, who gives them assistance

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • not recommended for travelers with other serious medical conditions and walking problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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.

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Traveler Tips

The train was not airconditioned but this was not problem at 23C in late Oct but it would be uncomfortable in mid summer with many more tourists.
We had to stand, but if you get there a little earlier, you are much more likely to find a seat, since the train sits there for a while before leaving.
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Pompei the sensible way !
STUART_M, Oct 2022
Excellent organization. Excellent guide. All good and fully recommend the experience. Well worth it and very good value.
Lewis_H, Oct 2022
The Tour guide Gino was funny and very informative, The information he was giving out was very interesting and he made the experience even more enjoyable
Joan_S, Oct 2022
While it was great to have the train trip planned and paid for the actual tour was the problem. We were 4 seniors, three of us using walking sticks as aids. The tour moved too quickly - we could not keep up and while we heard the comments fine when we finally got to the talked about point the group had moved on. The leader did not hold an identifying stick or flag and as he was quite short a couple of times we lost him. I felt as if I spent the tour looking at the ground, trying not to miss my footing. At the end we wished to stay on site a little longer but needed a break first - no mention was made of the Pizzaria and, in fact, he seemed to only want us the go to the place near the train station.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Joan_S, the guide was the one you requested when you booked:Gino. It's really very strange you're complaining on him as he's really excellent. We received other very positive reviews on the tour and on Gino from people who were on the same tour that day with you. By the way thank you for taking your time to leave a review Kind Regards Fatima
Excellent your!
Jamie_A, Oct 2022
We had Gino as our tour guide and he was excellent. Super informative, very friendly and kept the tour entertaining. Would definitely recommend the tour and Gino!
Thank Gino for a very enjoyable tour!
Josie_K, Oct 2022
The experience was just right for us. We could not spend the entire day so we feel that we saw all the highlights and Gino made it very interesting.
Terrific place
CHRIS_A, Oct 2022
Made a train journey from Sorrento to Pompeii with our guide Gino. This fella was fantastic from start to finish. He's worked as part of the team excavating Pompeii, so he really knows his stuff! A very funny and knowledgeable guy. We spent a couple of hours on the tour. He took us to most memorable parts of the site. His commentary gave us a real insight into how the town was before the eruption and afterwards. This trip was worth the money and we had a great day exploring the site. Go visit!!!!
We had a great time...
Philip_B, Oct 2022
We had a great time visiting Pompeii with this tour. The tour guide was very well-informed, interesting to listen to, and funny at times, which made the experience a fun one! We thought it was the perfect amount of time to keep our attention. Once the tour is over, you can stay and explore on your own if you wish, as you can take the train whenever you want with the tickets provided at the start of the tour.
Bucket list trip!
Carol_S, Oct 2022
Gino was a fantastic guide, he gave us lots of great information but he made the learning fun. Crossing this off my bucket list was great, but the experience was priceless.
Great value and very enjoyable !
Rachel_B, Oct 2022
Met at Sorrento Station by Amelia, as promised. Introduced to Josie our guide, who accompanied us on the train and into Pompeii. Josie was friendly, knowledgeable and made the trip fun ! Great trip and Pompeii fab !
Very good day.
Graeme_N, Oct 2022
The guide Josi was very knowledgable and brought the tour to life. From the meeting point to the end was excellent.
Do it!
Lauren_D, Oct 2022
Josephina was the best tour guide ever!!! We had a great day and she constantly made us laugh. We were in awe of Pompeii. Book it!
Fantastic experience.
John_E, Oct 2022
Efficient and so well organised from beginning to end. Our Gide Josie was superb - informative funny - an absolute joy.
Worth the money
Zoe_S, Sep 2022
Gino the guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Well organised trip ran on time and guided tour lasted 2hrs and then wandered around on own own.
Excellent Pompeii Tour
Ilan_M, Sep 2022
Our guide Gino was excellent. The tour was well organized and informative. You get there by Tren and once tour is over you can stay longer if you wish and return later. Highly recommend.
Great tour of Pompeii
Ava_R, Sep 2022
Great tour we took the bus from Sorrento to Pompeii with the group then could roam around on our own time after a guided tour of Pompeii.
An Unforgettable Tour - Must See!
Shelley_W, Sep 2022
Gino, our tour guide, was so awesome! He was very knowledgeable, funny as heck, and made the tour so enjoyable! Highly recommend this tour!
Well organised very informative
Jennifer_R, Sep 2022
Easy to find meeting point at Sorrento train station and agent very helpful. Guide Gino very informative, helpful and friendly. Only negative is that there was a very steep hill at start of tour which was a little fast to get up but Gino was waiting at the top.
Morning trip to Pompei
Bonita_F, Sep 2022
While we took this tour on a very hot day, it was a worthwhile trip. Our guide was very informative and interesting to follow.
Skip the Line Pompeii.
Cathy_Z, Sep 2022
The problem with this tour is that it says it's only 2 hours, but actually it's 6 hours!! We had made other plans in the afternoon and had to leave in the middle of this tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Cathy_Z, 2 hours is the guided tour in Pompei, but of course you need to add the time for transportation which is normally 45 minutes from Sorrento to Pompeii and another 45 minutes from Pompeii to Sorrento. We are sorry if you had to change your plan, but we really hope that you enjoyed the visit of one of the most beautiful place in the world. Thank you for taking your time for writing your experience Kind Regards Fatima
Two hour guided tour to Pompeii from Sorrento
Cindy_C, Aug 2022
Gino was an excellent tour guide, funny and informative The whole trip was organised really well. I think you definitely need a guide around Pompeii or you miss so much information. The tour was a short two hours long, just enough to see the highlights and not melt in the August sunshine