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Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples
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Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

By Project Napoli Service
Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii on this convenient half-day tour from Naples. Skip the hassle of train or rental-car travel with included hotel transportation from Naples. Once you arrive, breeze through the crowds with priority entry into the popular archaeological park. Follow your guide and listen to in-depth commentary on the highlights of the site, including the frescoed walls of Vetti’s house, the brothel, baths, and piazza.
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration:
4h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Priority access and morning entry helps beat the crowds at Pompeii
  • Listen as your guide recreates Roman-era Pompeii life before the eruption
  • Round-trip transportation from Naples hotel eliminates the hassle of driving
  • Half-day tour of Pompeii allows for exploring Naples in the afternoon

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by shared air-conditioned minibus
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entrance Ticket to Pompeii Archaeological Site (16 euros)
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Start with convenient pickup at your Naples hotel. This half-day tour’s early departure means you are one of the first to enter Pompeii, and you return to Naples with time for exploration. Meet your guide and minibus, from which you take in the scenery while your guide handles the driving. After a short drive, disembark for priority entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which spewed ash and trapped people and buildings under tons of volcanic debris. Your guide takes you through the preserved piazza, baths, houses, and streets to learn about life in this prosperous Roman-era city. The tour’s exact route depends on the crowd and weather, but expect to see highlights such as the luxury residence Casa Vetti, Lupanare, Pompeii’s brothel, thermal baths, Forum, and Via degli Augustali. Your tour ends with stress-free drop-off at your Naples hotel.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please insert your accommodation address in Naples (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, nearby, or at our starting point.
  • Starhotels Terminus, P.za Giuseppe Garibaldi, 91, 80142 Napoli NA, Italy We offer hotel pick up anyway if you are coming by train or you stay around the station pick up point could also be the front door of the STAR hotel Terminus located just outside the central station at 10:20, driver or guide will show a sign with customer name.
  • Stazione Marittima Molo Angioino, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy We offer hotel pick up anyway if you are coming by cruise ship pick-up point could also be on the dock near the ship, driver will show a sign with customer name.
  • Ports:
  • Naples port, at the cruise dock.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2958P

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples
  • Dear customers since 06/08/21 all participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: green-pass, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2958P

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Pompeii Archaeological Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See Pompeii’s ancient piazza and Forum, where business dealings, elections, speeches and processions would have played out during Roman times. Wander the site, marvel at the ancient limestone columns still standing today and capture the centuries-old scenery on camera. Continue onward with your guide to the thermal baths, where many of the townsfolk would have bathed, chatted and lived out their daily lives before the eruption. Wander down Via degli Augustali and discover the Lupanare, Pompeii’s brothel. A 2-storey building with five rooms on each floor, the Lupanare is decorated with some of the city’s most lustful frescoes. Your exact route will depend on the crowds and weather conditions.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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689rakeshp
689rakeshp
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Good day trip
Good day trip from Naples. All day experience. Pompeii was very interesting tour and Mount Vesuvius was gruelling
n0rairg
n0rairg
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The volcano that preserved a city.
The core part of the day trip was very well done. Our guide Francesca was fantastic having both detailed knowledge
h_konn111
h_konn111
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Bucketlist visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius
The arrangements with pickup at Hotel/B&B and transportation was smooth. Naples traffic is a nightmare at the best
Rican26
Rican26
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Do it, beautiful!
Great tour guide and experience, Giovanni was very flexible and accommodating with the groups schedule. Beautiful d
John M
John M
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Great experience
Well planned. Mt. Vesuvius was incredible. Quite a hike up. Probably should alert travelers as some didn’t make the
Nancy U
Nancy U
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Don't bother.
Very poor. Lots of driving around Naples picking people up. Didn't get there until 1130. I call it the Kramer To
Christina T
Christina T
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It was a wonderful day trip
We were on the 7 days sailing to Greece island on last May-22..The last day on our trip we booked a full day trip t
MMLS1989
MMLS1989
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Excellent tour, the guide was helpful and not in a hurry
Excellent tour, the guide was helpful and not in a hurry as they normally does. The only thing I would change is to
nunobaia
nunobaia
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Vesuvius and Pompeii One-day tour
For a one-day trip, the tour was okay. Everything was as described. However, few points that can be improved and hi
710harveyk
710harveyk
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Pleasant experience
Enjoyed the hike up Mt.Vesuvius. Good thing we did it before the tour of Pompeii that was a tad long. The restauran
Sykotic75
Sykotic75
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Go somewhere else
First of all, I have done multiple excursions in multiple places. I enjoy the local companies vs the ship excursion
Daniel T
Daniel T
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Lovely Sights
Pompeii and Versuvius have been on my bucket list for years and years, and it was fantastic to see them in person.
dwpjbp
dwpjbp
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Well organised
We were picked up close to our accommodation in a mini-bus along with e few others and transferred to Pompeii where
aphansen19
aphansen19
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Great
Amazing tour. Very educational. Great tour guides. Be sure to bring a sweater to the top of the mountain, it’s abou
krismichaud
krismichaud
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TripAdvisor description lies. Save your money and pick a different company
This tour said max of 21 people. They combined multiple excursions on different buses, took us through Pompeii and
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Travelhampster
Middletown, CT35 contributions
Apr 2021
We used Project Napoli to hire a private driver to take us from Sorrento to Pompeii on a private tour of Pompeii this past spring. As a family of four with an 8 month old baby and a four year old, this was absolutely the best decision we could have made and the money spent was well worth it. The driver (I'm so sorry, I can't remember his name) was courteous and on time and gave us a really smooth trip to Pompeii and back.

Our tour guide Francesca was amazing! We were one of her first tours after Italy began reopening to tourists, and she was more than willing to entertain the questions of our four year old as well as allow us time to stop and take pictures. She really made Pompeii come alive and it's an experience we won't soon forget. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to take the hassle out of travel and just use the car and driver service and the private tour guide at Pompeii. Make sure to ask for Francesca to give you your tour as she is one of the best.
Written August 4, 2021
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Peter
Bangor, UK5 contributions
Sep 2022
A wonderful historical experience. The guide Michael was very knowledgable and kept the commentary light and filled with humour. I would recommend bringing your own headset for plug in commentary as there are so many other tours and the site is very congested. The cafes at start and finish of tour are expensive, so families may wish to bring supplies. Well worth the visit.
Written September 27, 2022
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John T
4 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Interesting and worthwhile tour. We met adjacent to the Napoli Centrale train station, short walk to the bus, about 1/2 hour ride to Pompeii, another short walk to the main entrance. The tour guide was very knowledgable and attentive to the group of about 25 people. This outside group tour used individual radio receivers which did not work well - you needed to be within about 3-4 meters of the guide to hear the info, and that was only possible for about half of the group at any time. It was a great overview of Pompeii however. We concluded back at the entrance, enjoyed some gelato, hopped the bus back to Napoli. Not the most organized tour we've been on but really educational and much better than we could have done on our own.
Written July 30, 2022
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Bianca S
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Did get picked up from a spot near hotel, got a WhatsApp message the night before giving us a phone store to meet outside of. Took a van to a point with other buses and then took a large bus to Pompeii. Once there, got sorted in to groups and began the tour. Tour is of the architectural ruins with all the artifacts removed and in various museums. Was very hot and crowded and difficult to hear. The main attractions like houses etc had long lines of tour groups waiting for their turns to walk through. After the tour, we were given an hour of “free time” around the tourist shops outside of the ruins. Then spent about 30-45 minutes getting organized on to different vans to go to different drop off spots. Left Pompeii to go back to Napoli around 2:45 which we felt was very late for the half day. Overall not worth time and money, would recommend stopping at Pompeii stop off the train to look around the museum and walk through quickly instead if u want to see it.
Written June 23, 2022
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Christiane D
Lititz, PA82 contributions
Jul 2022
We have done our share of tours and excursions. This one is definitely towards the bottom of the ranking. My husband was stressed out with the lack of clear communication. I wonder if that's the Italian way to be "organizedly" disorganized (yes, I'm partially Italian). The initial meeting point was not set, the guide just went around looking for people in the group at the entrance of a crowded port. From there we went to a train station to wait for more people from other hotels. We stayed parked there for a good 15 minutes.
Pompeii was crowded! The (by now large) group from the bus surrounded an area of the square as the guide with other guides sorted us out into smaller group by language. Erica, our English speaking guide, was nice and did her best to get us to see all the main things. We enjoyed the tour inside the city, which took about 1 hour and a half. Then we went back to the crowded square, regrouping with the large group, where we had about 30 minutes free time before a guide called us for the return ride. That, again, was a bit disorganized. We walked to another corner a block away and the guide sorted us into mini buses to get us back faster than before.
If you don't mind the laid back way of this tour, the price is good. If you want something with a little more structure, where you don't feel like they might "loose" you in the crowd, or a prefer a smaller group, I'd suggest you pick another tour.
Written July 13, 2022
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Ryan
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Easy pickup and drop-off. Our guide was amazing! Elisa knew so many tiny interesting details, took time to answer all our questions, make a ton of jokes and could speak more languages than I can count (in Italian). The tour is about 2 hours and in the heat that's all you really need. She gave plenty of time to take photos and made the experience really unique.
Written July 9, 2022
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Dolores B
Gainesville, FL3 contributions
Jun 2022
This was supposed to be a 4 hour tour and instead ended up being a 5+ hour tour. It was because when we got to Pompeii, we had to wait for other groups to get there so we could be put together into a large group. We had to wait 45 min in the heat outside the ruins just hanging around. The tour group into Pompeii was over 30 people, way too large. We had an audio headset which helped. The tour guide, however, was very good and did his best to get us around the very crowded site. At the end, we had to wait another 45 min for other groups to finish so they could put us all on a big bus together back to the port. There was a lot of extra wasted time standing around waiting on a very hot day so they could maximize profits. I would not recommend this tour.
Written June 27, 2022
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Jeff s
Seattle, WA56 contributions
Jan 2020
Our guide was local and very knowledgeable. He claimed to be active in the archeology field there and, based on his through explanations, I'm sure this was the case. (We have been on other tours elsewhere where the guide was only leading us around. This was not the case here.) He met us on time at the entrance and proceeded to give us a good introduction prior to actually going inside. He was enthusiastic and never boring.
Our enjoyment was increased by visiting on the prior day the outstanding archeology museum in Naples, where many of the frescoes, mosaics and statues are displayed. But we were impressed that there are still a lot of works there on site. It is not some burned out ruin. It has a life and a story to tell.
Written January 28, 2020
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Greg H
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
My wife and I did the half day tour of Pompeii. This is a great tour. The pick up and drop off at your hotel is excellent. And our tour guide Francesca was excellent. She was knowledgeable and explained everything well. The buses were comfortable taking us to and from Pompeii. The only this time watch out for is when the buses go to leave. Make sure you are at the meeting spot a few minutes early because it gets chaotic when the buses are heading back. Other than that the entire tour experience was wonderful.
Written September 27, 2022
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Fredouilleuk
Milton Keynes, UK261 contributions
I really enjoyed this half day trip to Pompeii.
Pick up was agreed the day prior, somewhere near where I was staying (I just WhatsApp'd the number on the ticket). 10am pick up so not too early. Quick drive to Pompeii in a very clean and air conditioned mini van, shared with a few other people.
The guide shared a few bits of info on the way.
Once on site, we were provided with little listening devices to hear out guide.
The tour of Pompeii lasted 2 hours and was great.
Lovely guide, providing loads of great information.
2 hours flew by!
We were then given about 30mins or so, free times to browse the stalls or get something to eat/drink and just wonder, before getting back on the mini bus.
Back in Naples at 14:30
A bit chaotic at times, especially at the time of leaving Pompeii but not a massive deal.
Would be great to have an option for a later pick up so you can explore more of Pompeii without a guide but still with the transfer later in the day.
Written May 7, 2022
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