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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 might just be one of the most renowned cities in Italy. This ancient settlement, inhabited by around 10 thousand people in its heyday, became world-famous in the 16th century.

The remains of the city were found over 1,400 years after it was completely buried in ash and pumice during the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD.

While Pompeii isn’t the only city that disappeared after the tragedy, nor the first one to be found, it’s the largest and undoubtedly the most popular.

It’s also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an incredible archaeological site worth the visit.

It houses well-preserved residences, an Amphitheater, a Forum, and magnificent artwork and mosaics, all of which 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

You’d think that visiting Pompeii from Amalfi would be 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. What’s more, 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. Another reason is that exploring Pompeii with a guide is incredibly enlightening. You’ll get to fully understand the purpose of each structure, their art, and the citizens’ livelihoods.

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.

Only the ones that provide exceptional value without compromising on experience have been handpicked. 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. If your travel plans change, you can cancel most activities up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. 

Limited time? These are the ultimate tours

THE BEST TOUR Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast
PRIVATE TOUR Private Day Trip to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
POMPEII & HERCULANEUMPompeii and Herculaneum Small Group Tour

 OUR PICK: The BEST Tour to Pompeii from Amalfi

Join this Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast to enjoy a memorable excursion. Led by an expert guide, you’ll explore the ruins of Pompeii, marveling at the well-kept structures. 

Learn about the city’s past, and what life in Pompeii looked like before the tragedy. You’ll go over everything from the citizens’ daily habits to the stories behind the paintings and buildings.

Afterward, head to the very top of Mount Vesuvius. The infamous volcano that engulfed Pompeii (along with other nearby cities) almost two millennia ago is still active, but safe to climb. From the volcano’s rim you’ll catch amazing views of the Gulf of Naples. It makes for quite the viewpoint!

Finally, enjoy a visit to a cameo and coral factory to discover the crafts of the region. Your roundtrip transfers from Amalfi are covered.

Why this tour? Besides boasting hundreds of positive reviews, this excursion is super comprehensive. It takes you to both Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, introducing you to the two sides of the coin that made the city famous.

You’ll have an expert in the subject guiding your visit, and hassle-free transport to every location. Plus, your tickets allow you to skip the lines – crucial in the high season!

Read what the reviews say

Fantastic day! Lucia was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. She made sure that we truly got the most out of our day. Francesco was a fantastic driver, navigating the Amalfi coast expertly. Thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend this experience! Thank you so much!”

Rebecca – Read more reviews

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

Other Great Pompeii Tours from Amalfi

▶️ A fun way to explore the area is with this Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour from Amalfi with Wine Tasting & Lunch.

You’ll start by skipping the lines at the archaeological site and enjoying a comprehensive tour of the ruins. 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, a guide, and lunch and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Avoid waiting in line with this Pompeii Tour from Amalfi with a Small Group and Skip-the-Line Tickets. You’ll enjoy a 2.5-hour guided tour of the archaeological site, getting to explore every nook and cranny of the ruins.

Learn curiosities and interesting details about life in Pompeii from your guide, and make the most of your free time to grab lunch. A visit to a cameo factory is also included, where you’ll discover this centuries-old craft. 

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

▶️ Are you interested in the history of Mt. Vesuvius and its ill-famed eruption? Then you’ll enjoy this 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. 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. 

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

▶️ The Private Day Trip to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast with Pick Up is a full-day, fun-filled tour. It caters to private groups, ideal if you’re traveling with friends or family.

Enjoy private transportation to Pompeii, where you’ll have free time to explore at your leisure, or hire a guide onsite to delve into the site’s history.

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

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 Tour to Vesuvius, Herculaneum & Pompeii with Pick Up. 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. 

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

  • 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.