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Full-Day Pompeii Day Trip from Naples with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Explore Pompeii up close: Visit the site for context and the museum for detail with an expert
From US$1,855 privately
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Tour Details
8 hours
Product Type
  • Pompeii Archaeological Site
  • Naples Archaeological Museum
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  • Uncover the history behind the most important ancient artifacts and collections of Roman Remains
  • Led by an archaeologist
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Tour Description
Looking to spend a full day exploring two of Naples' most important sites for ancient artifacts? This full-day Pompeii Tour begins with a visit to the ancient city via private car service, returning to Napoli to visit the Naples Archaeological Museum, one of the world's most important collections of ancient Roman remains. In between, we'll enjoy a short lunch in the city, receiving a brief synopsis of Naples' history and culture. While we offer a separate half-day Pompeii Tour and Naples Archeological Museum Tour, this full-day experience is best for those pressed for time, or who condense their time exploring local antiquity to one day. This tour begins and ends in Naples.

Pompeii Tour

In 79 B.C., Pompeii, along with various other settlements on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, was buried by layers upon layers of ash, lava and pumice. Due to this burial, the city offers a fascinating viewpoint for understanding the culture of the time. We begin our day-long excursion with a short drive from the city center of Naples, during which our guide will set up the preliminary socio-historical context that will help us better understand the various aspects of Pompeii we will explore in greater depth later in the day. Upon arriving at the archaeological site, we will move swiftly through the ancient cobble-stoned roads, exploring the private homes, temples, shops, civic buildings, and public spaces that intricately illustrate everyday activities in the city.

Pompeii Culture

Taking cues from our surroundings, we will delve into aspects of religion, gender roles and commerce. We will pay special attention to the construction and decoration of private homes, most notably the magnificent frescoes of the Villa of the Mysteries. The moving remains of the desperate inhabitants attempting an escape from impending doom create an immediate and emotional experience.

Leaving Pompeii by early afternoon, we will return to Naples via car where we will have a quick lunch in a small, non-touristy restaurant in the city center. Next, we'll take a short stroll through the city streets, poking our heads into a few churches and providing a short synopsis of the history of the city.

Naples Archaeological Museum

The group will then head to the Archeological Museum of Naples, where we will build on the knowledge accrued during our exploration of the archaeological site. The impressive museum was founded by the Bourbon kings of Naples in the late 18th century in order to house the antiquity collection amassed during the major excavations the royal family financed. A close reading of these frescoes, models, and artifacts fully illustrates the enigma of Pompeii and is the fitting conclusion to our day-long discovery.


Please Note: The price does include half-day car service to Pompeii and back to the Archaeological Museum in Naples. We can arrange for full-day transportation on private tours for an additional fee. For groups larger than six, please contact us for pricing of larger vehicles. 

Visiting Rome? See our Pompeii Tour Day Trip from Rome.


Is the cost of lunch is included in the full-day Pompeii excursion from Naples?
No, you'll be responsible to cover for the cost of lunch for you and the expert.

What are skip-the-line tickets?
For this tour, your tickets are pre-purchased which allows you to skip the ticket office line upon arrival at the venue. You may still have to wait in a security line or in a line to have your pre-purchased ticket scanned.   

Is this tour suitable for clients with mobility issues? 
Yes, Pompeii and the Naples Archaeological Museum are both wheelchair accessible. However, Pompeii is a little walking intensive and there are uneven cobbled lanes, clients who use a cane or who have difficulty walking may find this part difficult. If you have any mobility issues we recommend contacting us so we can ensure the tour is adapted to your concerns.
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Very knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating….. very good your guide
superb personal guiding by delightful knowledgable person. The exploration of of Pompeii was good and the docent-like tour of the museum was wonderful. Lunch was a delightful surprise.
Professional very knowledgeable full of passion for her work