Napoli

Naples shore excursion - Capri & Pompeii in a day!

an archeological area full of history with a trip to the beautiful island
  • Type tour

    COMBINATION TOURS

  • Duration

    9 hours from 07:45 AM

  • Meeting point

    Driver and Guide will meet you at exit of shopping center bldg on side towards back of ship

What You'll do in this tour

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.

 

Tour Description:

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 2 hour walking tour usually in the afternoon

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.

**Visits to Capri are dependent on calm seas. If on your tour date Hydrofoils are not running to the island we will have an alternate itinerary for your day so that you are able to see as much as possible.

Additional Information To Note:

  • This tour starts and ends at the port of Naples. If you will be arriving into a different port on the coast such as Sorrento, be sure to let us know because we will need to arrange your day appropriately.  
  • We cannot offer this tour from the port of Salerno due to the addtional drive time to and from that port. 
  • The order of this day, may be reversed based on traffic or guide availability and will be decided by the driver & walking guide on the day of the tour.
  • Please note that we may decide to have an earlier start to your day to avoid crowds and will notify you if so.
  • Pompeii is open year round.
  • You can also exchange Herculaneum for Pompeii if you'd like. Please let us know if you are interested in doing that so that we can arrange your day appropriately.
  • Our driver will be happy to give you suggestions to suit your tastes and budget for your lunch break.
  • If you need public transport while in Capri, about 1.80 Euro per person each way, that is not included in the price of the tour. 
  • Approximate costs for hydrofoil tickets for passengers: Naples to Capri 20.20 Euros each person and Capri to Sorrento 17 Euros each person. Hydrofoil tickets are not included in the cost of the tour.
  • We do not offer the Blue grotto as part of this tour since you need about 2-2.5 hours of the day dedicated just to that and this means you will not have sufficient time to see the rest of Carpri.  
  • Approximate prices listed above are for your convenience only and is subject to change at any time since pricing is outside of the control of Miles&Miles Private Tours.
  • Headsets if required based on party size, admission fees, hydrofoil tickets, lunches and gratuities are not included in the price of the tour.

 

Pompeii Admission Information:

  • Reserved tickets are not available but are to be paid upon entry.
  • You will skip the general admission lines with our walking guide.
  • Pompei Admission Prices: New seasonal pricing applies
    • 11.00 Euros per adult & Free for kids aged 17 & under November through April
    • 13.00 Euros per adult & Free for kids aged 17 & under May through October
  • The cost of admissions is not included in the cost of the tour.   

 

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:  

  • Approximately 50 minutes by hydrofoil

Traveling time from the Capri to Sorrento:   

  • Approximately 30 minutes by hydrofoil

Traveling time from Pompeii to the Port of Naples:  

  • Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic and day of the week.

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.

 
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