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Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

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Overview
Discover the ancient Roman city of Pompeii — a UNESCO World Heritage site — on this 4-hour tour from Naples. Following your hotel pickup and onward minibus travel to Pompeii, enjoy fast track entry with your guide and explore Italy's most famous archaeological site. Hear of the horrific Mount Vesuvius eruption that coated the city in volcanic ash. See the town’s ancient piazza and Forum, the thermal baths and Pompeii’s ancient brothel, the Lupanare, and discover Pompeii’s haunting highlights.
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
What to Expect
Start with convenient pickup at your Naples hotel. This half-day tour’s early departure means you’ll be one of the first to enter Pompeii, and you’ll return to Naples with time for exploration. Meet your guide and minibus, from which you’ll take in the scenery while your guide handles the driving. After a short drive, you’ll 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 will take 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
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.
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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 (15 euros)
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii - Archaeological Area.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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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
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

We booked the tour an hour before it was due to start and we received a call saying they’d pick us up from the street out hotel was on. Super helpful despite how late we booked. The tour itself was excellent and our guide was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Conor R
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

The tour was fantastic and our guide Elisa was knowledgeable and sprinkled in humor. There was a communication issue when the tour was over and many groups came together. We were told to wait at a spot, but the group we needed to be with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Edmonspk
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

A great tour of Pompeii. Very informative with a fabulous guide. Great pick up and drop off arrangements.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CatherineH3053
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

The tour guide was funny. We received little ear buds with a radio so you could hear her even though there seemed to be like 2,000 people there that day. The sun just beat down on us the whole trip. We went through 5 or...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Danielamhill
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

The guide group was efficient at moving a large group around. The local guide was knowledgeable and nice. But the group size was forty people, so if you want a smaller group size then this one may not be for you.

Date of experience: July 2019
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pattychiu
August 28, 2019|
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Response from Shmulik K | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We had a rented car so we didn't use any pick-up service. Therefore I really don't know...
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womans2011
August 19, 2019|
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Response from jukho | Reviewed this property |
I'm for sure that they do. You just put in the address where you need to be picked up, and that is where they fetch you. Our hotel was right there at the port (like literally three blocks from it), and that is where they... More
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v1680
August 13, 2019|
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Response from jukho | Reviewed this property |
That’s a tough question. We didn’t have the same bus that dropped us off, then picked us back up-so I know leaving it with the tour group wouldn’t be an option. I also didn’t see any type of lockers or luggage storage... More
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