Sorrento, an enchanting town built on tuff terraces, is a world reference point for tourism in Campania. Known above all for the mildness of its climate and the natural beauty of its small coves and bays located along the coast, Sorrento welcomes millions of tourists each year fascinated by the myth and history of the Land of the Sirens. To visit are the picturesque historical center, the main square dedicated to the famous poet Torquato Tasso, the Sedile Dominova, a 15th-century gallery with its splendid majolica dome and its magnificent frescoes, the Cloister of San Francesco, the Cathedral, and the street’s main shopping area where there are bars, restaurants, pizzerias, souvenir shops, and local craft shops.
During the catastrophe of 79 AD, Vesuvius buried the entire city of Pompeii. Today’s excavations represent one of the main tourist destinations in the Campania region, as they return the image of a Roman town. Pompeii has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has become a sizeable archaeological park where you can admire the ancient Baths, the Temple of Venus, the Temple of Apollo, a pre-Roman basilica, the civil forum, the heart of the economy, religious and social life of the ‘ancient city. And yet the Macellum, the Temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Vespasian, and the Sanctuary of the Public Lares were protectors of the town. Pompeii is also a succession of Pompeian houses, both simple homes and domestic and sacred places simultaneously.
The last stop of our excursion is the visit to the famous volcano Mount Vesuvius, a journey through history, geology, and nature within the national park where the still active volcano is located. It will be possible to walk to the top of the crater, at about 1000 meters above sea level, from which you can admire a breathtaking view over the entire Gulf of Naples. Along the way, natural riches, fascinating landscapes, centuries-old crops, and animal and vegetable species make the Vesuvian area one of the most fascinating places in the world.
Sorrento, Pompeii, and Mount Vesuvius: itinerary
Here is the tour itinerary, but if you want to stay in one of the towns for longer and in another town for less time, it is also possible. Keep in mind that the first hour of the tour is free; you also can change the order of the following stops amongst each other:
- 8:00 am Pick up at the port
- Sorrento- 45-50 mins to explore the town on your own
- the trip proceeds to Pompeii- up to 2 hours to explore the ancient city
- lunch up at the hillside of Positano -one hour
- Vesuvius – 1hr30mins to explore the crater (the tickets to be pre-purchased online)
- Along the way, the driver will provide information about the sites, stop for pictures, and admire the view.
During the tour, we will recommend where to have lunch.
The itinerary can be changed depending on the pickup location.
You can request a certified Campania Region Tourist Guide by contacting us after you have completed your purchase and received your Voucher.
Please note that entrance to the Pompeii Archaeological site is not included and costs € 18 per person.