Best of the Bay of Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri

NAP-100 | Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii) | See Special Notes

from $259.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Pompeii Pompeii
  • Sorrento Sorrento
  • Capri Capri
  • La Piazzetta
  • Gardens of Augustus

You will see:

  • Mt. Vesuvius Mt. Vesuvius

Strenuous Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 10 hours

Tour Overview

Your tour begins in Naples with a 30-minute motorcoach ride to the Pompeii ruins. You'll have an opportunity to stop at a cameo factory where artisans apply skills handed down for generations, intricately carving seashell or coral into beautiful jewelry-true works of art and beautiful keepsake souvenirs.

Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you'll discover the archeological excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash when Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 AD. It was a monumental natural disaster that killed thousands and entombed the city under ash. Explore the grounds on this 90-minute guided tour of the excavated city as your guide talks about the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily life-their customs, buildings and cuisine; how they entertained, decorated and lived. The eruption of Vesuvius preserved a moment in time more than 2,000 years ago, so that we may learn about the lives of the ancient Romans.

Pompeii before the eruption was known as a vacation community for high society. It had a forum, amphitheater, gymnasium, shops and an aqueduct that delivered water for irrigation, fountains and private baths. Some of the ruins are remarkably preserved with elaborately detailed mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating the interiors of wealthy homeowners' villas.

You'll return to the motorcoach for a 75-minute ride to the charming village of Sorrento overlooking the Bay of Naples and offering breathtaking views. In Sorrento, you'll enjoy an authentic lunch using seasonal ingredients of the Campania region at a local restaurant. Your lunch is followed by free time for a photo opportunity and a stroll down to the Sorrento Pier. Corso Italia is Sorrento's flower-lined main boulevard, here you'll find local shops, designer boutiques and cafés. Take a stroll down to the Sorrento Pier.

The next leg of your tour continues on the stunningly beautiful isle of Capri. A 30-minute hydrofoil/jet boat ride delivers you to a cable car and then to world-famous Capri. Upon your arrival in the city of Capri, you can shop the exclusive boutiques and shops of the rich and famous or visit the Gardens of Augustus. This lush garden setting is situated atop a sheer cliff and provides a striking vantage point where you can take in the dramatic views of the turquoise sea below and the Faraglioni stacks, three rock pinnacles formed over time by erosion from the wind and sea.

Your tour concludes with a 55-minute cruise back to Naples via hydrofoil/jet boat ride with stunning views of the coastline as you sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


This tour will not operate in December.

Capri is popular, so you might encounter crowds and delays at the funicular railway, as well as the boarding area for the jet boat in Capri and Naples.

Passengers suffering from motion sickness may wish to take the boat ride to Capri into consideration.

The drive between Pompeii and Sorrento is approximately one hour.

Tour may operate in reverse order.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter inside Pompeii excavations with big bags, backpacks or trolleys. Please be aware that, since lockers are not available, it is recommended to leave them inside the coach.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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