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6 BEST Pompeii Tours from Amalfi (selected by an Italian)

Planning a visit to Pompeii? It’s not so easy to get there from Amalfi on your own! In this article, you’ll find the very best Pompeii tours from Amalfi. Check them out. 

Pompeii, a city inhabited by around 10 thousand people in its heyday, became world-famous in the 16th century when its remains were excavated.

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii isn’t the only city that was completely buried in ash and pumice after the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, nor the first one to be found, but it’s the largest and undoubtedly the most popular.

The now-archaeological site houses beautifully preserved residences, an Amphitheater, a Forum, and magnificent artwork and mosaics that offer a glimpse into the ancient city’s culture, ideals, and mythology. 

Image of ancient ruins in the archaeological site of Pompeii with Mt. Vesuvius in the background, inserted in a post about Pompeii tours from Amalfi

You’d think that visiting Pompeii from Amalfi would be incredibly easy, as the ruins are merely 22 miles (36 km) from the famous coastline. However, the two towns aren’t well connected. If you want to visit on your own, you will have to take a bus followed by a train – and you might wait in line for hours to get on the bus if you’re visiting in the high season (and no, I’m not exaggerating).

That is why most people prefer to join a tour and avoid the hassle. In this article, I have compiled what I think are the best Pompeii tours from Amalfi to help you plan an unforgettable trip to Italy’s most famous ruins. 

👉 Why trust my suggestions? While I’m a Bologna native, my extensive travels throughout Italy have taken me to both Amalfi and Pompeii time and again. I’ve carefully selected the tours that truly capture the essence of Pompeii’s remarkable history, and I’ve handpicked the ones that provide exceptional value without compromising on experience. I’m not your tour guide, but I am someone who’s sifted through allllll the options to recommend the best possible experiences.

I generally use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours around the world. I especially recommend them for their great cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

The 3 BEST Pompeii Tours from Amalfi

▶️ Join this Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast to enjoy an incredibly comprehensive excursion. Led by an expert guide, you’ll explore the ruins of Pompeii, learning about the city’s past and marveling at the well-kept structures. 

Afterward, head to the very top of Mount Vesuvius, the infamous volcano that engulfed Pompeii (along with other nearby cities) almost two millennia ago. From the volcano’s rim you’ll catch amazing views of the Gulf of Naples, and enjoy a visit to a cameo and coral factory to discover the crafts of the region. 

📝 This tour includes: Entrance fees to Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, a guide, roundtrip transportation, factory visit, and time for lunch (food excluded). ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ A fun way to explore Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius is by adding a Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour from Amalfi with Wine Tasting & Lunch in a beautiful vineyard nearby.

You’ll start by skipping the lines at the archaeological site and enjoying a comprehensive tour of the ruins, in which you’ll learn about life in Pompeii before 79 AD and be in awe at the spectacular buildings that still stand. 

Then it’s time to drive up the legendary volcano, one of the most famous and dangerous in the world due to its proximity to inhabited cities. You’ll admire the views from the top followed by a short drive to a vineyard, where you’ll indulge in a scrumptious lunch and delicious wine tasting. 

📝 This Amalfi to Pompeii day trip includes: Hotel roundtrip transportation, entrance fees for Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii, a guide, and a vineyard visit with lunch and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Snatch a Pompeii Tour from Amalfi with a Small Group and Skip-the-Line Tickets to avoid waiting in the queue and start your archaeological visit right away. You’ll enjoy a 2.5-hour guided tour of the site, getting to explore every nook and cranny of the ruins while your leader enlightens you with curiosities, valuable information, and interesting details about life in Pompeii, its destruction, and later discovery. 

You’ll then have free time to grab lunch, and visit a cameo factory to learn about this centuries-old craft. 

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii small group with Skip the line tickets

📝 This Amalfi to Pompeii tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Pompeii skip-the-line tickets, and factory visit. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour from Amalfi

▶️ If you’re extremely interested in the history of Mt. Vesuvius and its ill-famed eruption, you’ll thoroughly enjoy a Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group Tour Skip the Line from Amalfi Coast. Lesser known than Pompeii, Herculaneum was the first Vesuvian city to be excavated, and while smaller, it’s believed to have been wealthier than its more popular neighbor. 

Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll have two hours to wander around the ruins of Pompeii, admiring its baths, houses, and temples. The next stop is Herculaneum, where you’ll appreciate its magnificent villas and boat houses as you learn about its past. 

Pompeii and Herculaneum small group tour skip the line from Amalfi Coast

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, entrance fees for both sites, free time for lunch (own expense), and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Tours To Pompeii from Amalfi

▶️ Private Day Trip to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast is a full-day, fun-filled tour that caters to private groups, ideal if you’re traveling with friends or your family. You’ll enjoy private transportation as you make your way to Pompeii, where you’ll have free time to explore at your leisure or hire a guide onsite. 

Then it’s time to head to the Amalfi Coast, with stops at Ravello, Positano, and Amalfi, possibly the prettiest towns on the famous coastline. For an even more hassle-free experience, the pickup location and departure time are flexible. 

Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

📝 This tour includes: Private roundtrip transportation, fuel surcharge, and parking fees. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Looking for the most comprehensive trip to Pompeii? Nothing can compete with this Private Day Trip from Amalfi to Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and Herculaneum as it takes you to the three most important sites related to the 79 AD eruption. 

Start by driving up to Mt. Vesuvius and hiking all the way to its crater, from where the views are unparalleled. You’ll then head to the excavated sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both victims of the notorious volcano. You can explore the ruins on your own or upgrade the tour to include a guide. 

Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, entrance fees for Pompeii and Herculaneum and, if selected, a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pompeii Tours from Amalfi FAQ 

Can you do a day trip to Pompeii from Amalfi? 

Certainly! Pompeii is very close to the Amalfi Coast, so it’s a fantastic day trip destination from the area. I suggest you join a guided tour to Pompeii from Amalfi to make the most of your time. 

Is it worth getting a guided tour of Pompeii?

In my opinion, exploring Pompeii with a guide is incredibly enlightening, and makes the visit much more enjoyable. A guided tour means you’ll get to understand the purpose of each structure, learn about their art, and discover facts about the city before it was buried in the first century. 

What are the best Pompeii tours from Amalfi?

I think that these are the greatest tours of Pompeii from Amalfi: 
Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour
Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and Wine Tasting
Half-Day Pompeii Tour from Amalfi with Small Group and Skip-the-Line Tickets

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.