Full Day Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum, departing from Naples

8 h
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
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( 4.3 )2 reviews

I will never forget this day

Elisabetta H

Full Day Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum, departing from Naples

With our exciting excursion departing from Naples, you can explore in a single epic day two of the most important archaeological sites in the world: both the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both ancient Roman towns completely destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Depart from Naples for an exciting day tour
Stroll around the amazing ruins of Pompeii accompanied by your guide
Visit a workshop of fine cameos and corals, and discover the manufacturing process
Explore the archaeological site of Herculaneum with its stunning relics
Our bus, equipped with all the amenities, is at your disposal for the whole tour

With this extraordinary day trip, departing from Naples, you will have the opportunity to explore two ancient Roman towns: Pompeii and Herculaneum, both completely destroyed by the terrible eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Day Tour to Herculaneum and Pompeii from Naples by bus

With the transfer service by minibus, included in the tour, you will leave from the center of Naples to Pompeii: there you will meet your professional guide who will lead you in an extraordinary excursion through the ruins of the city, very well preserved thanks to the fact that it was completely submerged (for nearly 10 meters!) from lava and ashes of Vesuvius. You will visit the old houses and the most important buildings of Pompeii, and see the human casts - like statues - set in motion in which the victims of the eruption were doing.

Visit a typical laboratory of fine cameos and coral

After the guided tour of Pompeii, you will visit a traditional workshop of cameos and coral, and you will have the unique opportunity to observe the process of artisans and buy the products you like. Then you will go for lunch at a local restaurant, just few steps away from the lab, where you can taste delicious local products.

Explore the extraordinary ruins of Herculaneum

After lunch you will go to the ruins of Herculaneum, another Roman city that suffered the same tragic fate of Pompeii: in this case, the disastrous eruption of Vesuvius in that morning during 79 AD, submerged the whole town, keeping it intact to this day. Exploring the ruins with the audio-guide (included in the tour), you will learn everything about the history of Herculaneum, admiring with your own eyes what is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
At the end of the excursion you will come back to Naples by bus.

  • Departure from Naples
  • Pompeii ruins
  • Cameo and Coral factory
  • Light lunch at a typical restaurant
  • Herculaneum ruins
  • Return to Naples
  • Transfer from Naples by bus
  • Guided visit to Pompeii ruins with accredited guide
  • Light lunch at a typical restaurant
  • Visit to Herculaneum ruins with Audio-guides
  • Return to Naples by bus
  • Entrance ticket to Pompeii ruins and Herculaneum ruins
  • Extra drinks or beverages
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, remember to bring a hat and a bottle of water; in autumn/winter, don't forget an umbrella.
The tour-guide is included only for the tour of Pompeii, while for the tour of Herculaneum audio-guides will be provided.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Full Day Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum...

Reviewed by Elisabetta H from Stati Uniti

Pompei and Herculaneum tour

It was an incredibly hot day and we spent most of it under the sun. Despite this, me and my partner will never forget it. Lia, our tour guide, was amazing. She has entertained us all day, both on the bus and during the walking visits. Everything was meticulously covered, her English was excellent, even managing to translate the Neapolitan's typical sense of humour very effectively. What I believe made the difference during this trip, was Lia's established knowledge of these sites and their history. Lia has been able not just to give us an incredibly accurate and detailed list of facts, but she tickled our imagination by including characters into her stories. Real people from 2000 years ago seemed to be around us, attending to their daily routines: the wine shop owner who slept upstairs, the refreshment stop points scattered around the streets, the women gossiping about their bad husbands in the spa, the rich home owners wanting to retire in the afternoon for a nap at the back of the house, far from the hustle and bustle of the frenetic front room where the slaves would be at work. We were accurately informed about dates, locations, what happened in 79 ad during the eruption, daily life customs, architecture, art and more. I will never forget this day, I always wanted to visit Pompei and I couldn't have had a better guide. Grazie Lia!!
Reviewed by Treenie438 from Regno Unito

Enjoyable trip to Pompeii

We booked the trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum. We were picked up in a minibus by our guide Fabia. There were only 8 of us in the end. We were looked after very well. Our guide was very knowledgable about both sites and made it very interesting. Having the earphones made it easy as we could always hear wherever we stood. The restaurant we were taken to at Lunchtime was perfectly fine. I would recommend seeing the sites this way as Pompeii especially is vast and a guide made it so much easier.