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Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour

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Napoli, Italy
Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Discover the best of southern Italy on a half-day sightseeing tour of Naples and Pompeii. Led by a local guide, explore Naples’ must-see spots, including the Royal Palace, Naples Cathedral, and the Posillipo quarter, where you soak up incredible views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, journey to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. See the Forum, Thermal Baths and more before returning to your original departure point.
  • Naples and Pompeii sightseeing tour
  • See top Naples attractions including the Royal Palace and San Francesco di Paola church
  • Walk inside Naples Cathedral and enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from the Posillipo quarter
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed by the infamous Mt. Vesuvius eruption
  • Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, and Lupanare brothel
  • Learn about the history of the sights from your knowledgeable guide
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by shared air-conditioned coach
Headsets to hear the guide clearly in Pompeii
Professional Guide in Naples and Pompeii
Entrance Ticket to Pompeii Archaeological Site (16 euros)
Food and drinks
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This activity will end right where it started.Please insert your accommodation address in Naples (hotel, b&b, airbnb) in the "Special Requirements" section when booking, then call the local supplier the evening before your tour after 7PM to know your pick up time and if your pick up will be at your accommodation, nearby, or at our starting point.
Begin your trip at your selected departure point, either at your Naples hotel or the Naples train station. Then, hit the streets for a coach tour of the vibrant southern city. Pass through the main square of Piazza del Plebiscito to see San Francesco di Paola church.

Explore the Royal Palace of Naples on foot, home to the Bourbon Kings in the 18th and 19th centuries. Then step inside the Naples Cathedral and hear the fascinating story behind the miracle of the blood, where a vial from the city's patron saint is brought out twice a year. Top off your city tour with a visit to the Posillipo quarter, gazing out at the Bay of Naples.

Hop back aboard your coach and relax on the brief ride along the coast toward Pompeii. Enjoy a break to purchase lunch before beginning your guided tour around the largest archaeological site in Europe.

See the Thermal Baths, the Forum, and the Lupanare brothel, all buried by volcanic ash, and learn more about how this ancient city was destroyed by the infamous Mt. Vesuvius eruption in AD 79.

After wandering the ruins with your guide, your tour concludes with transportation back to Naples.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Duomo di Napoli
First stop at the cathedral to visit its treasure chapel and S.Restituta basilica
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Posillipo
Go on to Posillipo area and stop on S. Antonio church terrace to get the best view of the city and the bay
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza del Plebiscito
Return into the city center in Plebiscite square to see the front of the Royal Palace, the beautiful church of St.Francesco di Paola in its neoclassic style, Umberto I gallery and San Carlo theatre
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Drive to Pompeii where the tour guide will show the most fascinating places like The Forum, Thermal Baths and “Lupanare” burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • We require a minimum of 2 participants in total every day to operate this tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 participants for this tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Project Napoli Service
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Naples City and Pompeii Half Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
Our guide Elisa was...
Barbara_C
, Jun 2022
Our guide Elisa was terrific. She made the experience memorable with her knowledge and enthusiasm. The packing was good.
star-5
Excellent overview of Naples and Pompeii
Jessica_R
, Jun 2022
This tour was really excellent. We made 2 main stops in Naples as well as received a driving tour in between the two stops. At the second stop our tour guide recommended getting a hazelnut coffee that was to die for. After the Naples stops we went to Pompeii. Our tour guide changed in Pompeii. The tour was done really well. My only complaint is that the radios we were given to hear the tour guide better cut out if you got about 30 feet away from the tour guide which is an easy distance to reach in a big tour group. Once we noticed the problem we just stayed closer to the tour guide and the issue was resolved. Overall this was a really terrific tour
star-5
Great educational tour of Pompeii.
Margaret_S
, May 2022
Great tour of Pompeii. Andre was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Being picked up at our hotel was very convenient.
star-2
Great potential, poor execution.
Sal_D
, May 2022
The tour was very disorganized. We wasted so much time zigzagging through Naples when we could avoided most of the traffic and saved time if the guide had been thoughtful about where we were going. We loved the tour in Pompeii, she was knowledgeable and considerate of our time. Leaving Pompeii was an absolute nightmare. When people come on a cruise we have to be back at a certain time. The tour said it ended at 1pm, but we sat until almost 2:15pm while they found us a bus to get back to port. We missed a second tour we had booked. I would not recommend this mess to anyone.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Sirs so sorry you didn't enjoy the activity ayway I have just to underline that traffic don't depend on us and this tour usually ends in Naples around 2pm and not at 1pm, at that time we are still inside the archaeological site. My best regards
star-4
Fascinating Pompeii
Debra_D
, May 2022
Long walk from port terminal to tour vehicle then had to meet other passengers and vehicles. Two different guides as our guide was needed for a French speaking group. Pompeii tour was informative and excellent. Naples tour was okay, city is dirty. Drop off quite a distance away (half mile) from cruise terminal. This was difficult for those of us who have difficulty walking.
star-5
Maria is wonderful guide!...
Michael_M
, May 2022
Maria is wonderful guide! She is very knowledgeable. We learned a lot with great fun! I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Wonderful half day with a lot of beautiful memories
Mikheil_T
, Feb 2022
This is excellent trip for people who loves history. Maria, the local guide, is very friendly and knowledgeable person. The first part was to see a few important places in Napoli and the second part in a larger group to visit Pompei. We spent 2 full hours in Pompei. A lot of intersting stories from Maria with Italian humor were really appreciated. Wonderful half day with a lot of beautiful memories.
star-5
Don't think, just book it!
Christina_R
, Jan 2022
Please book this tour! We had no expectations and just honestly booked this tour for the heck of it, but man, it was such an unexpected surprise! We had such a great time! Our tour guide, Elisa is impressive and knowledgeable. She would speak in both English and French to accommodate her audience and she did it so effortlessly! Not to mention, she spent a lot of time explaining the small details of the Cathedral and Naples itself. She even made time for us to stop at Gabrinus to try their famous espresso which was out of this world. They picked us up from our hotel (which was so easy), picked up other passengers, toured Naples, and then headed down to Pompeii. Our guide Franchesca was also very good! She was super sweet and friendly. All in all, this tour blew us away! If you're in Naples, we highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Amazing tour
Jan_N
, Dec 2021
Guides were so knowledgeable. So much information. Saint San Bernardino church. Pompeii was amazing. So much history. Great tour.
star-5
Great tour!
Annette_D
, Oct 2021
Our guide was wonderful! Elisa -I may not be spelling that correctly- was amazing. She gave us lots of historical information about Naples and recommendations on other sights to see. We went to the Duomo, Royal Palace, and a beautiful viewpoint of the city. The trip to Pompeii did not disappoint. She continued with excellent facts and interesting stories throughout our visit.
star-5
Outstanding tour with best tour guide
Marcello_Petrone
, Sep 2020
My partner and I took the Naples city and Pompeii Half day tour, and we couldn’t have made a better choice. This is an outstanding tour. We were lucky to get what we can easily describe as one of the best tour guides in the whole world: Elisa! Elisa has the perfect balance between professionalism and friendliness. Elisa is incredibly knowledgable, speaks perfect English, Spanish and of course her lovely Italian. She has taken the time to make each and everyone of us feel accommodated and happy with the sites and the details of the stories she wittily told us, which made all the difference. We have made hundreds of guided tours around the world, as this is our favourite type of travel. Elisa has surpassed every expectation we’ve had. She even helped us after the tour was over by suggesting places to eat and hidden gems to appreciate in Naples. This tour has been the highlight of our trip, and we will definitely return.
star-5
Best Margherita Pizza
Amy_B
, Nov 2019
Francesca & Elena gave us a wonderful tour of Pompeii & perhaps the best pizza we have ever had. And oh my god, you get a huge pizza & soda all for $5 Euro. Come on! San Carlo will never be forgotten. And if you have never had a Cafe Nocciola, you have not lived.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful tour and guide of Naples and Pompeii!
France_G
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We saw everything we wanted to see. Perfect day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great guide
Carl C
, Oct 2019
Enjoyed our 5 hour tour of Naples and Pompei as we had the best guide Elisa. Historically Pompeii is a must see!
star-5
Timing was perfect!
LifesAdventure64
, Oct 2019
Had not planned on the heat or difficulty communicating with natives so we were ecstatic with the introduction to Naples in the cool bus with our knowledgeable and funny guide. She gave us such an education in Pompeii that you didn't mind the heat. The trip was well organized and good value.
star-5
Past truth
Jeanne L
, Aug 2019
Our guide, Elisa, was excellent. She was knowledgeable about Napoli and Pompeii. She told us about the history, the legends, and the people who filled the both. It was an enjoyable trip.
star-4
Personable guide, interesting tour!
Frances_B
, Sep 2018
Marguerita was fun, and kept our group together through Pompeii. She explained well in English what we were seeing. I wish our morning tour of Spaccanapoli could have been longer. With the tour starting in Naples, we were in Pompeii at the hottest time of the day. Make sure you carry water with you for the tour.
star-4
Guide was fine, but maybe not the...
thehebrewhoya
, Nov 2017
Guide was fine, but maybe not the most professional-looking. Got to see a bit of Naples, including a vista over the whole city, a plaza and coffee shop, and an important church. Group kept getting bigger as we went, and by the time we picked everyone up for Pompeii, the size was almost unmanageable 32 people I think?. We did have headsets to hear the guide, but the side of the group was a little disappointing. Pompeii itself is very much worth seeing and our guide did a great job of explaining everything. There was an uncomfortable point when she was yelling at other independent tourists for cutting ahead of us in line. To be fair to the others, it was not clearly a line... But the tour guide seemed to be prejudiced against foreigners she made a point of how rude these Argentinians were, as some Italians skipped ahead of us as well as I said, it wasn't clearly a line of people waiting and she was considerably nicer to them. Very awkward and unpleasant. Unprofessional to do in front of your tour group when you're on mic. Apart from that moment, though, the tour was good and I would recommend it. Transport was fine. Asked to get dropped off at the Archeological Museum on the way back and enjoyed that as well.
star-5
For us this Pompeii tour was one of...
Deborah d
, Oct 2017
For us this Pompeii tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy, and we highly recommend it. It was fascinating to glimpse the life of this once-thriving city now in ruins with views of Mt. Vesuvius in the background, and our tour guide was excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This adventure was great. Pompeii...
William P
, Oct 2017
This adventure was great. Pompeii was amazing and much more than I expected. Our guide Elisa was awesome. She was easy to understand, answered all our questions, and was always pleasant. This is a must do trip!!!

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