In A.D. 79 a deadly volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius decimated the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Buried under ash for centuries, the old houses and streets are amazingly well-preserved. If you head to Pompeii and really want to understand what happened, the best thing you can do is take a guided tour. Here are the top Pompeii and Amalfi Coast tours to take.
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Should You Take A Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Tour?
The archaeological site of Pompeii is massive and there’s a lot to uncover about this ancient Roman city. If you want to get the most from your Pompeii visit, we highly recommend joining a guided tour.
Alongside a knowledgeable guide, you’ll walk through the ruins of this once-prominent city and be transported back to ancient times. Depending on where you’re staying, whether in Rome or the Amalfi Coast, a guided tour can also take all the guesswork out of transport to and from the site.
You can also tie some other stops and activities to your Pompeii visit with the right guided tour. How about a hike up Mt. Vesuvius or a refreshing stop in Sorrento? It’s an easy way to see some of the best Italy has to offer just a day trip from Rome or from your accommodation on the Amalfi Coast. Don’t take our word for it, see what our clients have said!
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Top Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and Amalfi Coast Tours
No matter where you’re coming from, we have fantastic options for anyone who wants to explore Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and the Amalfi Coast. Here are a few of our best Pompeii and Amalfi Coast tours with skip-the-line tickets, day-trip transport where necessary, and passionate local guides.
- Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries
- Unforgettable Rome Day Trip to Pompeii and Sorrento
- Full-Day Private Boat Tour to Capri from Amalfi
- Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip From Rome
- Private Pompeii and Sorrento Day Trip from Rome
- Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
- Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii and Vesuvius
- Private Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip From Amalfi Coast
Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries
This tour is one of the best ways to not only see the ruins but to learn about what it was like to live there. While the city was destroyed along with its inhabitants, the volcanic ash preserved the ruins in the extraordinary condition you see today. It wasn’t until the 16th century when excavations began to unearth the city that the Pompeii ruins were discovered.
With a professional, English-speaking guide, this walking tour brings you through real homes that are still preserved and filled with precious artifacts and surprisingly vibrant frescoes.
Entombed since the day of the eruption, you’ll also see the casts of bodies found among the ancient ruins. From there, your guide will walk you through the daily life of the Pompeiians and the events that led to their destruction.
After exploring Pompeii’s main sites, you will be treated to the Villa of Mysteries. It’s a house full of frescoes and artifacts that are subject to historical debate to this day. At the end of the tour, you’ll have free time to continue walking around the city for yourself and make the most of your visit to Pompeii.
Unforgettable Rome Day Trip to Pompeii and Sorrento
If you’ve already planned your visit to Rome and want to add something special to the experience, check out this day trip from Rome. With luxury transportation to and from the ruined city, this tour takes you on a beautiful drive down the Autostrada del Sole (Highway of the Sun).
Shortly after arriving, you’ll join your expert guide on a private walking tour of the city where they’ll tell you historically accurate stories to bring Pompeii to life for you. Your tour include stops at the ancient markets, piazzas, theaters, and even a brothel, providing a glimpse into the daily life of the ancient Pompeiians.
No tour is complete without exploring the Villa of Mysteries, a hidden gem of the city decorated with frescoed depictions of an ancient Greco-Roman cult!
Once you’ve had your fill of the ancient ruins, you’ll then chauffeured down to the beautiful seaside town of Sorrento. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the view of the Gulf of Naples and shop around the city’s many shops and cafés.
If you’re unfamiliar with Sorrento, it’s known for its olive oil and limoncello, a lemon liqueur that you absolutely have to try (unless you’re under the legal drinking age). At the end of the tour, you’ll be driven back to Rome to enjoy your evening in the Eternal City.
Full-Day Private Boat Tour to Capri from Amalfi
Seeing the Amalfi coastline from the comfort of a luxury boat is certainly the best way to see these beautiful sights. On this full day private boat tour, you will get a VIP trip that few visitors ever experience.
We’ll take you to some of the hidden grottoes—kept secret among the islands. These small caves are some of the most beautiful sights that the coast has to offer. It’s the perfect place to snap a picture to share with your friends and family back home.
You’ll taste delicious seafood straight from the Mediterranean, before a chance to swim in the stunning Bay of Nerano.
Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip From Rome
If you’re staying in Rome and want to see the wonders of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, this tour is a great option. You’ll receive round-trip transport to and from Pompeii in a luxury, climate-controlled vehicle. Then, it’s time to explore a place frozen in time!
You’ll explore the ruins of Pompeii with an expert guide and then visit the famous volcano that caused this historic catastrophe. After you’ve had your fill of the sights, you’ll be driven back to Rome in style!
Popular Tours of Pompeii and Capri
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Private Pompeii and Sorrento Day Trip from Rome
On this day trip from Rome, you’ll get picked up from your hotel. Then, sit back and enjoy the beautiful sights of the Roman countryside as you cruise down to the beautiful ancient city of Pompeii. You’ll explore the ancient ruins with an expert guide. They’ll lead you through the lives of those who once lived in Pompeii and met their tragic end in the deadly volcanic blast.
After you’ve explored the ruins, it’s time to make your way to one of the most beautiful places in Italy: Sorrento. There, you’ll have plenty of time to explore this vibrant city. Enjoy a delicious lunch of authentic local cuisine and taste scrumptious gelato and limoncello in this gorgeous historical town.
Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
This is a great tour if you’re traveling by cruise ship and want a wonderful experience from Naples. We’ll pick you up, and bring you to the breathtaking Pompeii settlement. It’s a place frozen in time and has been studied by archaeologists for centuries. You’ll explore the ancient ruins with a guide well-versed in its history and the people who lived there.
After your guiedd Pompeii tour, your trip continues with a breathtaking drive up the coast to the beautiful city of Amalfi. You’ll explore this incredible town, with plenty of time to try all the local fare and see the sights.
Naples Shore Excursion: Pompeii and Vesuvius
When you step off your cruise ship, we’ll transport you back in time to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Here you’ll learn the history of the catastrophic eruption that took place in A.D. 79. You’ll hear the stories of the people who lived here from a guide with expertise in archaeology.
Then it’s time to check out Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for decimating Pompeii. You’ll catch breathtaking views of the crater and look deep inside the heart of the volcano. With an expert volcanologist, there’s tons to learn and it’s an incredibly unique experience!
Private Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip From Amalfi Coast
If you’re staying on the Amalfi Coast and want to explore Pompeii, this is the perfect tour for you. On this trip you’ll explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii before climbing up the volcano that destroyed this ancient settlement.
It’s a great day trip with plenty to see. And don’t worry about food, you’ll have plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before you hike up Mount Vesuvius!
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