Private Pompeii

Private Pompeii Tour from Sorrento (Bay of Naples, Vesuvius)
From $74.00/person to $515.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizePrivate
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Historic
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromTender Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedNone
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing, and sensible, closed-toe walking shoes. Sunscreen and sun glasses are suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, steep inclines and steps. Guests should be in good physical condition with the ability to walk uphill and climb stairs for extended periods of time. The tour itinerary may be reversed but always covering the mentioned sights. Heavy traffic congestion should be anticipated and may affect the duration of the excursion. Pompeii is not wheelchair accessible and cannot be viewed from the entrance. There is a steep incline at the entrance of Pompeii with 20 to 25 steps.
Tour Details

Private Pompeii

After meeting your professionally-trained guide, on the tender pier in Sorrento, if you are in a group of 7 or less, you will board your transportation and drive up the narrow road from the pier up to the town of Sorrento, perched on the cliffs above. Groups of 8 or more will board a minibus to reach your larger vehicle parked above in Sorrento. From Sorrento, you will follow the Bay of Naples as you travel to Pompeii.

Once a major port, as well as a center of wealth and politics, the city was instantly buried beneath 30 feet of volcanic ash and cinder when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. This ancient site is perhaps the most famous archaic excavation in the world. At its peak, Pompeii was home to 20,000 people and it is believed that 2,000 of them perished instantly when volcanic ash poured down on the city, creating ghostly casts formed by bodies that were encased and incinerated in the hot ash. Walk along intact streets and inspect prominent mansions, private homes adorned with mosaic floors, brilliant frescoes and other works of art, all of which provide an impression of Roman life as it was 2,000 years ago.

Upon arrival, you will enter Pompeii by one of its ancient Gates, a short walk takes you to the city's hub, the Forum. Surrounded by lavish temples and porticoes, you will begin to grasp the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Admire the mansions and the art of wealthy patricians who moved to Pompeii to escape the turmoil of Rome; view countless paintings and inscriptions. See the streets with raised pavements on both sides and the stepping-stones that ensured pedestrians a safe crossing at intersections. After your visit to Pompeii, you will return to Sorrento.

On your return to Sorrento, those guests wishing to end their tour above in the town of Sorrento may do so. They will then be responsible for getting down to the tender pier via either a taxi or walking.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Historic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
None
Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, and sensible, closed-toe walking shoes. Sunscreen and sun glasses are suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, steep inclines and steps. Guests should be in good physical condition with the ability to walk uphill and climb stairs for extended periods of time. The tour itinerary may be reversed but always covering the mentioned sights. Heavy traffic congestion should be anticipated and may affect the duration of the excursion. Pompeii is not wheelchair accessible and cannot be viewed from the entrance. There is a steep incline at the entrance of Pompeii with 20 to 25 steps.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great fun and highly knowledgeable guide
June 15, 2019
Excellent service all round, with an extremely friendly and capable driver and a fantastic tour guide. If you get the opportunity, ask for Carolina as your guide, because she made our time at Pompeii hugely enjoyable and informative. If you have limited time, this is a great way of seeing the highlights of Pompeii. We only wish we could have spent more time with Carolina at Pompeii.
Reviewer: Louise Ivimy & Ian Smout
5 Stars
Pefect tour of Pompeii
November 29, 2015
Imagine our surprise when we found out our guide was an actual archeologoist that excavated Pompeii. I know more Pompeii that I imagined was possible. Well worth the 4 hours + and extremely informative. Would do it again!
Reviewer: Kleins
5 Stars
Pefect tour of Pompeii
November 23, 2015
We missed our scheduled stop in Sorrento, but more than made up for it when finding thaat tour to Pompeii was still on. Guide was more than terrific, and I know more about Pompeii that I ever knew was possible. Very knoweledge guide, very infomration, and well worth it. Highlight of trip!
Reviewer: Kleins
5 Stars