Private Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Tour

Sorrento, Italy
Private Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Tour

From $248.88

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get an unmatched glimpse into life in the Roman Empire with this private tour of the Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins. Explore the two cities that thrived more than 2,000 years ago and were remarkably preserved by the ash and debris spewed by Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. See villas, marketplaces, temples and frescoes while learning about daily life in the cities and their destruction from your private guide. Customize your day with hotel pickup anywhere in the area and a stop for lunch at your choice of a local restaurant or winery.
  • Private full-day tour from Sorrento to the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological sites with a guide
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant or winery (own expense)
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off anywhere in the Sorrento area
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to Pompeii & Herculaneum admission/entry

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What To Expect

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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Breath taking adventure.
scott_b, Sep 2023
Wow, what an amazing excursion. Pompeii was huge, over 17 acres, 2 hours barely made a dent in seeing this archaeological treasure. Herculaneum was much smaller and easier to get around, again just amazing. Strongly recommend this trip for visitors.
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Great Tour!
BrattyK, Oct 2019
Lucia made our visit to Herculaneum & Pompeii a special experience. Her knowledge of the area helped us understand what life 2000 years ago was like. She was very easy to understand & her enthusiasm for the sites gave us a great perspective! And Umberto was a great driver!
Excellent tour
TeriRass, Jun 2019
Excellent tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. His English was perfect. He also recommended a very good restaurant and gave us time to have lunch between Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Lucia was a excellent guide and...
Patricia D, Aug 2017
Lucia was a excellent guide and extremely knowledgable. Good sense of humor and simply a pleasure to spend part of our day with. Our driver Umberto took good care of us. We highly recommend both of them, as well as this tour.
An informative tour by a very...
Sue, Jul 2017
An informative tour by a very knowledgable guide. She was very enthusiastic and made the sites interesting for us. However this "full day" tour was over by 2 pm followed by lunch. I would prefer a longer day as there was lots more to see (our amalfi coast tour finished 5pm!)
Lucia, our guide, and her husband...
Candace O, Oct 2016
Lucia, our guide, and her husband, our driver, were both professional and engaging. Having previously visited Pompeii, I assumed that the tour would be redundant. I was both surprised and impressed. Lucia provided us incredible insight into the life of each site. Her language skills are excellent, exceeded only by her knowledge of the subject. Herculaneum was totally amazing - small but such a story and fabulous ruins. This tour was paced well and provided all of us in our group a clear understanding of each site and the life of the people. Well worth the cost of a private tour!

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