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How to Spend the Perfect Tour Day in Pompeii


by Giuseppe Morvillo
Giuseppe is a Property Manager, Travel writer & Media Planner who has born and raised in Sorrento, Italy.

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by Giuseppe Morvillo
Giuseppe is a Property Manager, Travel writer & Media Planner who has born and raised in Sorrento, Italy.
Are you thinking of visiting the Pompeii Ruins while on your Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Holiday in 2021? Discover our complete guide on the best day tour to Pompeii including our selection of Pompeii Tours, the Best Time to Visit and How to Get there.

How to Spend the Perfect Day Tour in Pompeii

Planning to visit the Pompeii Ruins while on holiday in Sorrento and Amalfi Coast? Known all over the world as Italy’s most famous archeological site, the must see Pompeii Ruins offers you the most unique experience of being transported back into time and walking the same very streets of those who once lived there.

This historic Roman city invites visitors from all over the world and to this day, new discoveries are still being made, uncovering and revealing the lifestyles of the inhabitants of Pompeii before the legendary explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD that buried the city in volcanic ash. If you’re a lover of history and Roman ruins and looking from the perfect day trips from Sorrento, this is the perfect experience for you.

Our Pompeii Ruins Tours

Exploring the famous ancient ruins of Pompeii can be done in a number of ways depending on how much time you have available and the kind of experience you would like to have. We offer both Private and Shared Tours departing from Sorrento to Pompeii, discover everything you need to know about our Pompeii tours from Sorrento below. 

Our half day tours also give you the option to combine two experiences in one which is a great choice if you’d like to make the most out of your time here in Italy. For Example:


Discover Pompeii Ruins


Private and Shared Tours

Private Half Day Tour

Our Private Pompeii Ruins Tour includes a professional and English speaking private driver who will accompany you to and from your accommodation or hotel throughout the day, you will also have the option to add on a licensed multilingual tour guide during your visit which includes the entrance fee to Pompeii and fast track access to avoid queuing at the entrance, a great option for those who are limited for time or travelling with small children.

Pompeii Ruins Private Half Day Tour


Professional Driver | Visit to Pompeii Ruins

Shared Half Day Tour

On the other hand, our Shared Half Day tour of Pompeii is the perfect option for Couples or Groups of less than four people. This option includes a Private Transfer to and from Piazza Tasso, Sorrento and the journey from Sorrento to Pompeii also takes approximately 45 minutes. Our Shared tour includes a licensed multilingual tour guide, fast track access and tickets to enter the site.

Pompeii Ruins Shared Half Day Tour


Pick Up from Piazza Tasso | Visit to Pompeii Ruins

Best Time to Visit Pompeii

If you’re planning to visit Pompeii Ruins, you can pretty much visit anytime throughout the year however there are a few months in the year that are perfect if you’re wanting a more relaxing experience. We would personally recommend visiting in late spring or early fall for a few simple reasons, such as avoiding summer crowds and queues at the entrance of Pompeii, the weather is much cooler and you can spend much more time truly taking in the experience at a more leisurely pace.

However, one of the main reasons visiting Pompeii in the off-season is because there is very little shade, exploring the site itself can take between 3-4 hours without a guide, so during the hot summer months in can be quite tiring if visiting with very hot weather, however the experience is just as amazing, we would recommend you bring lots of sun cream and sun hat or protection for your head.

How to Get to Pompeii

Whether you’re visiting Pompeii from Sorrento or wondering how to get to Pompefrom Naples, there are a number of ways you can reach the famous Pompeii Roman ruins. 

  • By Private Driver: The fastest and most comfortable way to reach the Pompeii Ruins official site is by Private Driver, this option is also included in our Pompeii Ruins Private Tour. Our professional and English speaking driver will collect you from your hotel or accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned Mercedes mini van, and transport you throughout the day. The journey from Sorrento to Pompeii will take approximately 45 minutes and is recommended from families travelling with children.
  • By Train: If you’re wanting to get the train from Sorrento to Pompeii you need to take the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento train station which runs directly from Sorrento to Naples, in less than 20 minutes you’ll arrive at Pompeii train station. However, if you’re looking to get the train from Naples to Pompeii you can choose from two direct trains at the Napoli Centrale station. You can either take the Circumvesuviana train, which takes 35 minutes to cover the Naples to Pompeii route, or the Metropolitano train, which takes 38 minutes to reach Pompeii train station.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is it to get into Pompeii?

Pompeii entrance tickets are 11€ (full price), 5,50€ (18-25 years) and free from those under 18 years old.

What are the Pompeii opening times?

The Pompeii Ruins site is open from 9am – 7pm, however the last entry is until 5:30pm.

Are there any trains from Sorrento to Pompeii?

Yes, getting from Sorrento to Pompeii by train is very easy, you need to take the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento train station which runs directly from Sorrento to Naples, in less than 20 minutes you’ll arrive at Pompeii train station.

Where is Pompeii located?

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is located in Italy’s Campania region, southwest of the city of Naples.

Are there any trains from Naples to Pompeii?

Yes, getting from Naples to Pompeii by train takes between 35 – 38 minutes depending if you take the Circumvesuviana train or Metropolitano train.

Are there any other ruins near Pompeii to visit?

Yes, close to Pompeii you can also visit the ruins of Herculaneum, this town was also destroyed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. If you have booked one of our half day tours, you can also have the option of adding on a visit to the Herculaneum Ruins after visiting Pompeii.

Should I buy Pompeii tickets in advance?

During the summer months and peak season it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance to avoid crowds and queuing. However if you have booked our Pompeii Private Tour you will have the option to add this onto your booking, or if you’ve instead booked our Pompeii Shared Tour tickets and fast track access is already included.

Are the Pompeii Ruins suitable for children?

Yes we would definitely recommend this tour for children, the guides are experienced and very child friendly, they will be able to keep your children engaged and entertained throughout the tour with games and prizes all while teaching them some history about this famous site.

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