Excursion to Pompeii and to the Vesuvius from Sorrento by boat

One-day Excursion to Pompeii and the Vesuvius by boat from Sorrento

8 h
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible
Pick up includedImmediate confirmation

Boat and coach Tour to Pompeii and the Vesuvius from Sorrento with pick-up

This group tour combines history and culture with relax, as you will visit the archeological site of the ancient city of Pompeii, the Mount Vesuvius in the Natural Park. We will pick you up from your hotel and you will also enjoy a sailing experience from Piano di Sorrento port!

Excursion to Pompeii and to the Vesuvius from Sorrento by boat highlights: 

  • Depart from your hotel in Sorrento in the best conditions, as we will pick you up from there; you will travel to Piano di Sorrento port and embark on your boat
  • Enjoy a pleasant sailing experience, as a boat will take you from the Sorrento port and you’ll reach Castellammare di Stabia
  • Discover the archaeological site of the ancient city of Pompeii and visit the places that have been destroyed by the violent eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD
  • Admire the fantastic view of the Pompeii ruins as a bus will take you up Mount Vesuvius, at a height of 1000 meters, where you will observe the crater of the “Sleeping Giant"
  • Take advantage of the free time you have to walk and discover the area and use this little escape to relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of the blue waters

If you are looking for the perfect combination of relax, culture and nature this mini-tour is perfect for you! From Sorrento, you will reach by boat two of the incredible Italian treasures, Pompeii and Vesuvius, for something different in a great one-day excursion.
You will comfortably wait at your hotel in the center of Sorrento and the pick-up service will take you to the port of Sorrento. Once there, you will embark on your amazing boat and sail from there to the Castellammare di Stabia port. You will admire the Sorrentinian Coast and the blue water and beautiful landscapes. Once you will get to Castellammare di Stabia, you will be taken to your comfortable minivan, onboard which you will get to the first stop of your tour: Pompeii.

Travel back in time and explore the ancient city

Pompeii is a famous ancient city that attracts plenty of tourists every year. You may be interested in the ancient history and civilization, magnificent volcanoes, powerful eruptions, wonderful views, sailing, or discovering more about Italy.
All these are great reasons for joining this small group tour that will offer you the possibility to travel back in time, in 79 AD, when the violent eruption of Vesuvius surprised the citizen of Pompeii. The guided visit to the archeological site will last about 2 hours, and you have the chance to see the main features of the ancient city destroyed in that year, such as baths, bakeries, arena, brothel and many others. An official excavation guide will provide you interesting information about all these.

Enjoy your break on the beautiful Vesuvius Volcano

Once you will get to the archaeological site, you will have the chance to purchase the entrance ticket and then you will enter the site and meet the expert guide who will lead your tour to the excavations.
You tour will then continue to the Vesuvius Volcano. You will enter the National Park purchasing the ticket and then you will drive onboard your coach towards the mountain. Once you will get with your minivan almost to the top, you will have the chance to walk till the crater of the giant volcano. This reduced-group tour is also offering you some free time as you arrive at the height of 1000 meters. During this break, you can do whatever you like. If you are interested in finding out more about the "Sleeping Giant", you can walk up to the crater and meet an authorized Alpine guide. This person will give you an explanation regarding the origin of the volcano and its geographical characteristics.

Do not worry about transportation and transfers

From the top of the volcano you will be able to admire the beautiful Gulf of Naples and the stunning view of the Coast.
Our group tour will offer you an unforgettable experience, but also the comfort you need. Moreover, you don't have to worry about transport, because we take care of it. We will pick you up at your hotel in the center of Sorrento and we will also drop you off directly there, and then you will travel by car or minivan with air conditioning to Piano di Sorrento port. Here, you will get on a boat that will take you to Castellammare di Stabia port, where a coach will be waiting for you.
After visiting the archeological site, a bus will take you to Mount Vesuvius. This pattern will also be followed on your way back, and we will make sure you will be transferred to your hotel or meeting point in the best conditions. In fact, you will embark again your comfortable boat and sail back towards Sorrento, with a stop for an unforgettable swim in the blue sea!

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  • Pick-up from your hotel in Sorrento
  • Embark on your boat in the port of Sorrento
  • Sail towards the port of Castellammare di Stabia
  • Onboard a bus towards Pompeii
  • Visit of Pompeii
  • Excursion on the Mount Vesuvius
  • Sail back to Sorrento (swimming stop)
  • Pick up from your hotel in the city center of Sorrento and drop-off
  • Travel by mini-van with air conditioning
  • Boat from Sorrento port to Castellammare di Stabia port and back towards Sorrento
  • Coach to Pompeii and to Mount Vesuvius
  • Official excavation guide for the visit of the archaeological site (approx. 2 hrs)
  • Expert alpine guide on the Vesuvius volcano
  • Free time to climb up Vesuvius
  • Transfer back to Sorrento with stop for a swim
  • Snacks (Caprese sandwich) and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Pompeii and Vesuvius 
  • Tips (Optional)
Meeting point: 

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


The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants. Kids under 2 years old travel for free.
Please note that the entrance fees to the Ruins of Pompeii and to the Mount Vesuvius (National Park) are not included. If you have access to any discount, bring your passport or ID and show it at the ticket office on site, when you will purchase your entrance tickets.
The pick-up service is available for this tour from hotels centrally located in Sorrento. The pick-up time will be indicated on your confirmation voucher.
We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Don't forget your camera, comfortable footwear, water, sun protection and hat. 
Limited wheelchair and buggy access. We regret to inform you that this tour is not available for people with impaired mobility.
Please note that the guide service will be provided just during the visit of the archaeological site of Pompeii and on the top of the Vesuvius Volcano (alpine guide).

Confirmation will be received at time of booking. You will receive a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.