Pompeii, Herculaneum and wine experience on Mt Vesuvius with an archaeologist

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From $979.49

per group (up to 7)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While tours often visit both Pompeii and Herculaneum, this private day trip stands out by also stopping at a winery inside Vesuvius National Park. Tour the Pompeii and Herculaneum sites with an archeologist guide who helps you avoid crowds and ticket lines. In between visiting the two sites, stop at a family-run winery on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for lunch and wine tasting (own expense). Upgrade for a “family-friendly” experience designed to entertain children.
  • A private day trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum from Naples or Sorrento
  • Visit a winery inside Vesuvius National Park for lunch and wine tasting
  • Learn about ancient Roman history from your archeologist guide
  • Upgrade for a “family-friendly” experience designed to entertain children

Sample Menu


Appetizers Vesuvio

Bruschetta with tomatoes, Provolone Cheese, Olives, Salame, Capocollo, Grilled Vegetables and Beans


Spaghetti with vesuvian cherry tomatoes

Delicious main course: local made pasta dressed with a sauce made out of the locals "pomodorini del piennolo" cherry tomatoes


Pastiera cake

Traditional Neapolitan Easter cake with wheat, ricotta cheese, eggs and sugar

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water and WI-Fi on board
  • Private Guided Tour both in Pompeii ad Herculaneum
  • Admission Fees - € 29 per adult person for both sites - free under 18 yrs showing valid ID
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

I can pick you up anywhere in Naples or Sorrento area. Would you be staying on the Amalfi Coast please contact me.

What To Expect

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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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36 reviews
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Wonderful day tour!
Holly_L, Feb 2023
Fabrizio was an excellent guide with abundant knowledge. He was always checking in to make sure we were happy with the pace of the tour. I would highly recommend this tour and guide!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Holly, I am glad you both had a nice day, It was fun to spend the day with you. Let's hope we meet again soon... Fabrizio
Fabulous Guide made the Day awesome
Sandie_V, Oct 2022
Fabrizio picked us up right on time, offered water and tailored our visit to Pompeii, Herculaneum and the winery lunch perfectly for our group of 6 senior ladies. He is very pleasant and made the day absolutely wonderful. He has so much knowledge of the area making the day a highlight of our visit to all of Italy. Thank You Fabrizio.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Sandie and friends, it was my pleasure! If you are vere back let me know grazie! Fabrizio
Fabulous day with Fabrizio
Melissa_H, Sep 2022
We had an Amazing day today touring Pompeii and Herculaneum with Fabrizio! He is a fantastic guide who brought both ancient ruins to life for us. He gave us the exact tour I asked for and so much more. He has so much knowledge that he shares in a very entertaining way. I highly recommend him for your journey!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Melissa it was my pleasure to send the day with all of you, keep on touch! Fabrizio
Great Day at Pompei & Herculaneum
Frank_M, Aug 2022
Our private guide, Fabrizio, was the best we’ve ever had. He was so friendly and knowledgeable it made our entire experience exceed all of our expectations.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Frank, your review is highly appreciated, grazie! Fabrizio
Fabulous Tour
Jennifer_H, Jul 2022
Fabrizio was an amazing guide. He picked us up in Positano, drove us to Pompeii and gave an incredible tour of the ruins. Then we drove to the vineyard and had an outstanding tour, lunch and wine tasting. We topped off the day at Herculaneum with another incredible tour! Fabrizio is so knowledgeable and we had such fun learning and conversing with him. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Jennifer, I m very greateful for your words, grazie! Fabrizio
Pompei with FABRIZIO - Amazing tour
George_L, Jul 2022
An amazing experience with the great tour guide that is Fabrizio. Fabrizio arrived to to our hotel ready and prepared, he offered water to us throughout our tour and had lots of useful information about our tour/day at Pompei. We had a 2 year old with us and he was always so considerate to our particular needs as well as making sure to assist us in the best way possible which is highly appreciated! He was always ready to answer ALL our questions even when some of these am sure didn’t always make sense:). A well rounded tour that I would recommend to anyone as Fabrizio is soo knowledgeable, experienced in his field & beyond but also soo welcoming during our time with him throughout the day. Thank you Fabrizio for an amazing tour and for sharing both your experience with us on the various history & for taking so well care of us from the beginning to the end! Would recommend everyone to do this tour and choose Fabrizio as a guide if you have the option. Also his English is too notch!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear George and family, thanks so much for taking the time for this review. It is higly appreciated! grazie Fabrizio
An amazing day.
rachel_r, Jun 2022
We had a truely wonderful day with Fabrizio, my son said he made him really happy exploring ancient Pompeii. He brought to life and pointed out parts of Roman life that we would not have seen ourselves.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Rachel and family, I am so glad to read that! grazie Fabrizio
History comes to life
Daniel_M, Mar 2022
Fabrizzo was kind, engaging and accommodating. He made this an experience of a lifetime. He had an excellent command of English and was able to bring history to life. If you want to tour these sites, definitely do it with Fabrizzio.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Daniel and friends, I highly appreciate your review, grazie! Fabrizio
Rachel_P, Mar 2022
We had SUCH a great time doing this tour with Fabrizio as our guide. He was very informative and knew so much about the history of both Pompeii and Herculaneum. He tailored the tour to fit all of us in the group—myself, my husband, and my mom (who know very little about history), in addition to my dad (who is somewhat of a history expert). We all got so much out of it. He did an excellent job managing time, making sure we got to see the highlights of everything. Fabrizio was also super friendly and easy to talk to. And he gave us many great local recommendations and taught us a lot about Italian culture. To top it all off, the van was very nice and comfortable. Definitely recommend that everyone visiting Southern Italy do this tour. We will definitely do more tours with Fabrizio when we return! 10/10!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Rachel and family, it was my pleasure to spend the day with all of you. Come back for a longer stay on the coast next time! Thanks
Best day ever!
Anonymous, Feb 2022
Fabrizio was one of our favorite tour guides ever. He had a ton of knowledge about the sites and explained everything thoroughly. His anecdotes were so interesting! He also made sure we got to see everything worth seeing in a place that you could easily spend days in. He was also super nice and a pleasure to hang out with. Thank you Fabrizio!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks so much for you kind words. I highly appreciate!
The perfect tour
Keiu_A, Nov 2021
I am so glad we found this tour! We were 7 friends and all of us were super happy with our guide and the whole tour. We were picked up in a very comfortable van, the guide told us so many interesting things already on the way to Pompeii. He asked us what we would like to see and do most and kept our moods up at all times. The tour was very interesting and the guide knew probably everything there is to know about the whole area. We learned so much! Time flew by and we we'rent bored or tired for one second. Lunch and wine were also a very good addition to the day, definitely recommend the whole package.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Keiu and friends, it was such a pleasure for me to spend the day with you all. I learnt so much about your country! Keep on touch and keep traveling! Fabrizio
Fantastic Fabrizio!
Louise_D, Sep 2020
Fabrizio was an excellent guide. He gauged our interest levels and applied his immense knowledge. As it was especially he kept checking our comfort level and made effort where possible to get us some shade. Lunch at the vineyard was beyond our expectations - simple, good quality ingredients that tasted delicious.
Response from Host, Jan 2021
Dear Louise , I am so glad the tour met your expectations. Thanks for the glowing review. Take care, Fabrizio
Amazing day with Fabrizio
Jane_O, Sep 2019
We got picked up from our hotel in Sorrento and had an amazing day at both Pompeii and Herculaneum. It was good to do both sites in one day to see the differences between them and the effects the eruption had on them. The wine tasting and lunch was a welcome break from the heat!! Fabrizio was fantastic and an excellent historian and made both sites come alive with his knowledge and descriptions. It was good to do a small private tour as we could go at our own pace and spend how long we wanted at each place. We would really recommend Fabrizio and this tour to everyone. Many thanks Jane,Paul,Jack and Ali x
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Dear Jane and family, it was my pleasure to spend the day with all of you. I am so glad you had a great experience! thanks, Fabrizio
Pompei & Herculaneum magic
Bruce F, Sep 2019
What a great trip this was with our private guide Fabrizio His English was great and his knowledge fantastic. The day flowed well and he managed to guide us through the traffic with ease. A fantastic day and well worth doing.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Bruce thanks so much for taking the time to share your day, I appreciate! Fabrizio
An outstanding tour with a very knowledgeable guide
Jonathan_W, Aug 2019
We went on this trip in early July 19 and it was simply fantastic. Fabrizio picked us up from our hotel and the day went from there. At 9am, no Queing, we went straight into Pompei and covered the areas that Fabrizio has learned over time are most enjoyable for a 12 and 9 year old. He made the visit fun with kid's activities including stickers and quizzes and they listened for the full 3 hours, which is testament to Fabrizio's technique. Following that, a delicious lunch on a farm on the side of Mount Vesuvias and a little bit of downtime. Then, an easy transfer to Herculaneum and learning more about the Roman empire from a slightly different perspective and arguably more interesting. We found learning about both Pompei and Heculaneum in the same day helped put everything into wider context from two different towns experiencing the same natural catastrophe. This day was made vary enjoyable and interesting by Fabrizio, who has a wealth of knowledge having worked as guide over many years. He knew all the tricks (don't sit in the long Queues for the men's bathhouse when the women's bathhouse 20 metres away is empty but has all the same construct etc). The local knowledge was invaluable. This is the way to do this trip and ensure maximum bang for your buck. Well done Fabrizio and thank you!
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Deat Sam, I was delighted to read your words. I am so happy that it turned to be a great day for all the family. Thanks again, take care, Fabrizio
Journée inoubliable avec guide inoubliable
cathyvanderperre, May 2022
Fabrizio était un guide exceptionne doué d une culture très étendue. Il a rendu cette excursion passionante. Nous en avons appris bien plus que nous en espérions. Excellent restaurant le midi, la Cantina del Vesuvio avec une belle dégustation de vin et possibilité d en commander avec livraison à domicile. Merci Fabrizio pour cette journée mémorable. Nous parlerons de vous autour de nous
Response from Host, Nov 2022
C'était mon plaisir de vous montrer la beauté de la baie de Naples! Merci beaucoup, grazie! Fabrizio