Pompeii & Time On Your Own In Sorrento

8 hours | Naples | NAP-180
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Points of Interest

  • Pompeii
  • Sorrento
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins in Naples where you'll board an air-conditioned motorcoach and travel 1 1/2 hours on the Autostrada and along the Sorrento coast, with magnificent views of the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius-the still-active volcano that buried Pompeii in 79 A.D.-in the backdrop.

In the morning, enjoy approximately 2 1/2 hours of free time to explore Sorrento before your afternoon in Pompeii. The village affords splendid views of the sea and the colorful marina below. Stroll the flower-filled main street, Corso Italia, lined with quaint boutiques and sidewalk cafés. This portion of your tour is non-guided and does not include lunch or entrance fees. At a designated time, you'll meet your tour group to return to your motorcoach for the 1-hour drive to Pompeii.

At the Pompeii ruins, you'll discover the archeological excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash from Mt. Vesuvius. Walk the grounds on this guided tour of the city. Entering by the sea gate, your walking tour takes in the city's baths, villas, theaters and wrestling grounds. Visit a wine shop where wine bottles still wait for patrons who will never come. Plaster casts mark the positions of the fallen that were swiftly overcome by volcanic ash.

Your knowledgeable guide will point out the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily Roman life-their customs, cuisine and how they entertained, decorated and lived. Highlights include stunning frescoes and elaborately detailed mosaic-inlaid floors of wealthy homeowners' villas, as Pompeii was a vacation community for high society.

Special Notes:

Due to earlier closure of Pompeii excavations during the months of November and December, the visit of Sorrento will be made in the afternoon and shops might be closed.

The drive from Naples to Sorrento takes approximately 1 1/2 hours; the drive from Sorrento to Pompeii takes approximately one hour.

Due to traffic restrictions of the Sorrento center, a short walk from the motorcoach drop off point to the main center and vice versa will be required.

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

For security reasons, large bags, backpacks and trolleys are not permitted inside Pompeii excavations. These large items can be left in the motorcoach. Lockers are not available.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a free time in Sorrento (Lunch on own)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
02:30
Free time at site:
150
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
880
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Pompeii

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1700
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Shopping at a cameo factory in Pompeii

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30