Meet your private guide at Sorrento train station and set out on your private morning or afternoon trip.
At the station, catch the train to Pompeii (own expense) and admire the Bay of Naples as your guide shares tales about the Roman town and how it lay buried under ash for centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.
After a roughly 30-minute journey, leave the train and walk to the Pompeii site entrance. Head inside (own expense) with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the highlights.
As you stroll, listen avidly as your guide describes the rituals of daily life here and how 20,000 of Pompeii’s citizens perished in the eruption. As this is a private tour, talk to your guide about seeing more or less of any sites, so they can tailor the itinerary to your particular interests.
Walk down the well-preserved streets, past houses and shops, and see the stepping-stone blocks that enabled residents to cross over floods and sewage. Explore the center, known as the Forum, with its casts of victims, and view must-sees such as the Temple of Apollo, the market, and the public weighing scales.
Stop to see bakeries and a ‘fast-food’ shop, where clay jars were used to serve ready-to-eat food, and visit the brothel, baths and one of Pompeii’s outdoor or indoor theaters.
Having explored the main sights, choose to end your tour here so you can continue to explore independently, or head back to the station with your guide. Then, relax on the return train to Sorrento (own expense), where your tour concludes at the original start point.
Family Tour OptionPompeii isn’t just for adults: it’s a great history lesson for children. So if you have kids with you, why not choose the family tour? With this option, you’ll travel by train from Sorrento and enjoy a family-oriented Pompeii tour specially designed to inspire young minds.
With your child specialist guide, your kids will receive a fun map of the ruins, and can choose their own route through Pompeii, enjoying clues, puzzles and games that bring the city back to vivid life. It’s an engaging way for them to learn about life and events here long ago.
After, you can choose to end your tour at Pompeii to continue exploring on your own, or take the train back to Sorrento with your guide, where your tour finishes at the original starting point.