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$1,902 privately
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Tour Details
8 hours
Product Type
  • Pompeii Archaeological Site
  • Naples Archaeological Museum
Photos & Highlights
  • Uncover the history behind the most important ancient artifacts and collections of Roman Remains
  • Led by an archaeologist
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.

Lunch and a Short Stroll

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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Roberta was an amazing guide on our tour of Pompeii and the National Archeological museum today. She was very knowledgeable about the site, its history, thr artifacts, and navigating us through the ancient city while avoiding the large crowds. She relayed a history of the events that was easy for our family to understand, and connected them with examples from the site and museum. Really excellent!
Our tour was nothing short of incredible. Fiorella is, hands down, the best tour guide my husband & I have ever had. She went above and beyond multiple times to make our time in Pompeii & Naples extraordinary. My sister & her husband joined us on the tour although I don’t know how much they really wanted to see Pompeii & the museum; but they own a coffee shop in the US & Fiorella immediately found out about their interest in coffee & incorporated it into the tour. When we got back to Naples, she took us to an amazing restaurant for a fabulous lunch, then to a pasticceria to try some Neopolitan specialties, & then a lovely little coffee shop for espresso. We truly felt immersed in Italian/Neopolitan culture in a way that we could never have imagined as American tourists who’ve never been to the Europe. She incorporated so much history of Napoli & the region (I’m a huge history buff) into her explanations but it never felt like a lecture. She is funny & engaging with tremendous enthusiasm for Pompeii/Napoli/art history. There’s nothing she could have done that would have made the day any better than it was. I’m so happy I found Context Travel.
Roberta was absolutely terrific and knowledgeable as well as very fun to be with. She is passionate about the subject and it shows, passing along that passion and enthusiasm to all who are lucky enough to have her as a guide! She was everything we could have hoped for!