Salerno Shore Excursion: Private Pompeii Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Stazione Marittima di Salerno, 84121 Salerno SA, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

When your cruise ship docks in Salerno, take in the areas beautiful setting on this half-day private shore excursion to Pompeii. Explore Italy's most famous archaeological site with a visit to the ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with your expert guide. Learn about the tragedy that struck when Mt Vesuvius erupted almost 2,000 years ago and discover all the fascinating highlights of the city, such as the Forum, the Thermal Baths and the Lupanare brothel.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

This private shore excursion starts with pickup from the Salerno port from your private guide. Head through the beautiful Latium region on a 30-minute drive to Pompeii, a fascinating ancient city home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pompeii ruins.
Learn about what happened on a fateful summer's day in 79 AD, when Mt Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash and destroying the entire Roman city of Pompeii. Unaware of the imminent danger, most of the nearly 20,000 inhabitants were buried under the ash and pumice.

Almost 2,000 years later, you can explore the site of this tragic event and see the remarkable preservation of buildings, art and architecture throughout the city. During your private tour of the ruins, you'll discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to fascinate so many visitors every year.

After meeting the guide, you'll see intriguing places such as the Forum, which was once the center of Pompeiis political and social life; the Thermal Baths, the city's ancient public baths; and the Lupanare, the citys former official brothel that was used by many traders from surrounding towns.

Before returning to Salerno, admire the House of Vetti, a remarkably well-preserved house excavated from the eruption featuring beautiful frescoes. Then, relax on the scenic drive back to the Salerno port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Salerno port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions

Gratuities

Drinks

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Jul-2017

    This tour was amazing. We loved our driver who picked us up at the ship and drove us to Pompeii. There we met our tour tour guide Suzy. She purchased our tickets and the tour began. We walked through the streets observing the city and hearing how life was during this time. Once the tour was over we met our driver and returned to the ship. Suzy was not the most personable guide but she had a lot of knowledge that she shared. It was amazing. I would recommend to all!

  • 12-Jul-2015

    Our tour guide was a native Pompeiian and knew everything one could possibly know about the city's history. Definitely worthwhile!

  • 25-Jul-2013

    This tour was very interesting. We were all shocked about the size of Pompeii. Our guide was excellent - she really knew her stuff and made it very interesting.

  • 27-Aug-2012

    The actual tour of Pompeii with our private tour guide was amazing! She was very personable,extremely knowledgable about the history and archaelogical details of the site and provided us with an extremely well organized tour which is so important when you have limited time to tour. I would rate the tour guide on her own a 5 star! My overall rating of 3 stars was due to the fact that our driver did not speak any English and was not very personable and the lunch included was not very good (poor service and poor quality food). GIven the chance to arrange a tour again I would have skipped the lunch and added in an excursion to one of the small seaside beach towns nearby.