Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Full Day Tour from Sorrento by Boat

Take a speedboat, see ancient Pompeii, climb the volcano and savor a vineyard lunch

Travel Flexibly · 10.00h 24 max · Pompeii, Italy

Are you looking to avoid the morning traffic on your way to Pompeii? Instead of sitting bumper to bumper, join us on the water for the perfect bypass. Beginning with a powerboat ride from Sorrento, explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii and climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius with a local guide. Enjoy an authentic lunch at a scenic winery before returning to Sorrento. Roundtrip transportation by land and sea included.

Tour Details
  • Meet Your Guide in Sorrento and Embark Your Luxury Boat
  • See Pompeii and Vesuvius with an Expert Guide
  • Explore the Streets and Sights
  • A City Frozen in Time
  • Climb to the Top of Vesuvius
  • Enjoy an Authentic Lunch on a Local Vineyard
  • Free Time to Swim on Return Boat to Sorrento

Can you imagine a city frozen in time? Do you want to see the volcano who's eruption changed history? Join this tour to discover the wonders of Ancient Rome through the ruins of Pompeii. See how the residents lived and how they spend their final fateful day with an archaeologist guide. Head to the top of Vesuvius and look down at the massive active volcano bubbling below. Instead of driving from Sorrento to these historic sites, travel by boat to take in the scenic coast. An amazing full day in Campania, this tour includes:

  • Hotel Pickup from Sorrento Area Included

  • Roundtrip Boat Transportation from the Port of Sorrento

  • Transportation by Luxury Minibus between Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Vineyard

  • Expert Local English-Speaking Guide

  • Guided Tour of Pompeii Excavations and Mount Vesuvius

  • Lunch and Wine at Local Vineyard

  • Cost of Admission Tickets to Pompeii and Vesuvius not included (payment for tickets will be collected on the day of the tour)

Hotel Pickup from within Sorrento

Your day begins with in style with pickup included if you are staying within Sorrento or nearby. Please reach out to our team if you are unsure about your distance from Sorrento. If you are staying along the Amalfi Coast or in a more distant town, please let us know and we will provide a central meeting point to meet.

Embark for a Unique Transportation Experience

At the Port of Sorrento, meet your skipper and guide for a speedboat ride to Castellmare di Stabia, just a stone's throw from Pompeii. Take in the stunning cliffs and seaside towns with the aura of Vesuvius in the background.

Pompeii: How the the Ancient Romans Lived

After disembarking back onto land, take a quick drive back to the year 79 AD. Discover the incredible excavations that have painted an amazing picture of daily life in this ancient Roman market town.

Home to nearly 20,000 people, the town was home to villas, stadiums and even street food stalls. Your guide will lead you through the town that remains as it was nearly 2,000 years ago. Preserved in ash by the eruption of Vesuvius, these incredible remains describe the culture, art and stories of a people who succumbed to natural tragedy.

Visit to the Top of Vesuvius

After exploring the town of Pompeii, see the volcano that caused its destruction. With your local guide, head to the top of the mount and look down into the vast crater. From the top of Vesuvius embrace the panoramic views with Naples, Capri, Ischia and more visible below.

Local Vineyard Lunch

Before heading back to sea, enjoy an authentic lunch at a scenic vineyard just off Mount Vesuvius. Learn how the volcanic soil of the area leads to fertile land perfect for growing not only grapes, but what many consider to be the world's best tomatoes. Savor local dishes from the freshest produce while sitting amongst the vines, farms and sea surrounding.

Boat Ride Back to Sorrento with Free Time to Swim

After a day of touring historic sites, there is nothing better than a swim in the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Your skipper will lead the boat to a hidden cove perfect for some relaxation before heading back to Sorrento. Upon returning to Sorrento, you will have the option to return to your hotel by transfer or remain in Sorrento for dinner.

The price does not include: Entrance fee to the ruins of Pompeii, which is € 15 p.p. (for citizens of the European Community from 0 to 17 years entrance is free of charge) – Entrance fee to the National Park of Vesuvius, which is € 10 p.p.

Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera – Comfortable shoes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Hotel Pickup from Sorrento included, if you are not staying in Sorrento we will provide a central meeting location

What to bring?

Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera – Comfortable shoes.

Where to meet?

Hotel Pickup from Sorrento included, if you are not staying in Sorrento we will provide a central meeting location

What to bring?

Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera – Comfortable shoes.

Are tickets included?

The price does not include: Entrance fee to the ruins of Pompeii, which is € 15 p.p. (for citizens of the European Community from 0 to 17 years entrance is free of charge) – Entrance fee to the National Park of Vesuvius, which is € 10 p.p.

How much time is spent on the boat?

This tour includes transportation by private boat from Sorrento to the harbor near Pompeii and back. While travelling back to Sorrento you will have free time to relax and swim on the water.

Total: $114.45

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