The Shore Excursion to Pompeii & Capri combines an archeological area full of history with a trip to the beautiful island just off the Amalfi coast all in one day. The tours are led by expert English speaking drivers and local walking guides who will help to create a personalized experience all the while taking into account your specific interests. This incredible shore excursion enables you to tour the city with a local walking guide showing you the real face of Pompeii and the coastal area specifically the island of Capri. The tours are available in English or Italian, and are delivered with an insight and style that keeps our tours entertaining, fun, and informative.
This amazing day begins when our walking guide will meet you at the meeting point at 7:45am sharp to catch the 8:10am hydrofoil to Capri. If the 8:10am hydrofoil is not an option based on availability when you arrive, the next hydrofoil is at 8:35am. The earlier hydrofoil will be better so that you can start your day with less crowds when you arrive in Capri.
Our local walking guide will accompany you first to Capri (roughly 50 minute sailing time from the Naples pier). Upon arrival to Capri we can stop at Piazza Umberto if you like for a cappuccino. This is a great spot for people watching or catching a celebrity on holiday. We will be sure to show you all of the highlights of the island with the guide at your side as well as time to visit shop or two along the way. We will also make time for a light lunch in Capri and time allowing, you maybe be able to see another site on Capri before you catch the hydrofoil to Sorrento which is about 30 minutes sailing time.
Upon arrival into the Sorrento port, we will have our driver waiting for you to drive you along some of the beautiful coastal scenery on your way to spend the afternoon in Pompeii...the Forgotten City.
Pompeii used to be a resort town in the South of Naples, located on the western coast of Italy. Many wealthy Romans had "country homes" there. At it`s largest, Pompeii had a population of approximately 20,000 people.
On a fateful summer`s day in 79 AD, Mt Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash and lapilli (a small, lightweight pebbly material) over the village of Pompeii. Most of the locals fled the eruption but an estimated 2000 people did not and died from toxic gasses or were buried in the eruption along with the city. Lasting for almost a full day, Pompeii was buried under some 25 feet of volcanic material and this fascinating city was petrified and was condemned to remain as such.
While Pompeii remained in the local`s memories, as time passed it`s location was lost. Rediscovered in the 1700`s, excavation was started, but not until the mid 1800`s was there any meticulous recording of the discoveries. Amazingly preserved by the lapilli and ash, much information from Pompeii has been regained. Almost 2,000 years later, you have the opportunity to explore the preserved ruins of this famous disaster as you walk over ruts and paths hewn in the stone by thousands of feet and wagons from times gone by.
Additional Information To Note:
Pompeii Admission Information:
Type and Length of Tour: 9 Hour Tour with a private van, driver, and walking guide in Pompeii & Capri
Traveling time from the Port of Naples to Capri:
Traveling time from the Capri to Sorrento:
Traveling time from Pompeii to the Port of Naples:
Departure time from the port: 7:45am
Return to the port: Arrive to your ship around 4:45pm
*The order of this tour will be decided by the driver guide and may be reversed depending on the date of your tour.