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Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

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  • Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2958P
Discover the ancient Roman city of Pompeii — a UNESCO World Heritage site — on this 3-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. Gaze upon beautiful wall frescoes at the Casa dei Vettii (Vetti's House) and discover Pompeii’s haunting highlights.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Following an early morning pickup from your Naples hotel, meet your guide and travel onward by minivan for the 35-minute journey to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It was here — on a summer’s day in the year 79AD — that Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash over the prosperous city of Pompeii. Unaware of the imminent danger, most people continued on with their daily lives. As a result, the entire town and around 20,000 of its inhabitants were buried under tons of ash and burning pumice. Almost 2,000 years later, ancient Pompeii remains preserved and the artefacts on display provide a fascinating insight into life in the Roman-era.

Enter the ancient site with your guide and see first-hand the houses, streets and public buildings locked in time by the volcanic ash. Your guide has a fast-track pass to buy tickets at the entrance, but the 11 euro fee is payable at your own expense.

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.

Explore the Casa dei Vettii (Vetti's House), a luxury residence in the town. Careful excavation has revealed a number of beautiful frescoes on the walls of the house, evidence of the wealth and stature of its former inhabitants.

Your exact route will depend on the crowds and weather conditions. At the end of your time in Pompeii, travel back to Naples by minivan where your tour will come to an end.


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Departure Point:
Centrally located Naples hotels
Departure Time:
10:15 - 10:30am depending on option selected
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Rail Pickup
Code: 1030RAIL

If arriving in Naples by train, exit left out of the station. Your pickup point is by the door of the Star Hotel Terminus at 10:30am. Driver will display a sign with the lead traveler's name on it.

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Hotel Pickup
Code: 1015HOTEL

Tour will commence upon pickup at your hotel in Naples, Hotel pickups commence prior to 10:15am, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

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Pompeii Half-day Trip from Naples

Remains of The Forum at Pompeii, Italy
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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee Pompeii (11 euros)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: S J P, September 2014

We travelled down from Rome and as per instructions were picked up outside the Star Hotel entrance on time. We knew that Pompeii was a large city but once you're there the vastness is quite astounding!! There is no way we could have done it justice on our own.......it's too big! This tour does not cover the entire city but it will give you a "taste" of Pompeii. Our tour guide was Susie and she was very knowledgeable.
As previous reviews it is vital that you wear comfortable shoes and take plenty of water (we visited in August) the heat is unrelenting! We highly recommend this tour, it was worth every penny!

Reviewed by: bridefarrell, September 2014

Wonderful tour our guide was amazing. Very organized and would recommend it to my friends. Half day was enough to see the things we wanted to see.

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