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6 BEST Pompeii Tours from Positano [2024]

Looking for Pompeii tours from Positano? You’re in the right place: here you’ll find the very best excursions to the ancient city departing from the Amalfi Coast. Check them out!

Heading to Positano soon? I get it, it might be really tempting to just chill at the beach and go on boat tours to the nearby island of Capri. But… it would be a shame not to visit one of Italy’s most captivating ancient wonders, Pompeii – wouldn’t it?  Exploring Pompeii from Positano offers a fascinating journey through time

You will witness the remarkable preservation of a once-thriving city tragically halted by the fury of Mount Vesuvius, wandering through ancient streets and marveling at well-preserved structures. Plus, you will even gain insights into the daily life of its former inhabitants! 

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In this guide, we will unveil the 6 best Pompeii tours from Positano, each of which offers a unique perspective on this archaeological marvel. Read on, and prepare to unearth the secrets of an ancient civilization!

👉 Why should you trust me? I was lucky to be born and raised in northern Italy, and had the opportunity to travel extensively through Italy. Plus, I’ve been running this travel blog for 9 years, and I have the expertise to choose the best activities and tours that are available.

I usually use Viator and Get Your Guide to book tours when I travel. 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 BEST Pompeii Tours from Positano

▶️ Step back in time with a fantastic Guided Pompeii Tour from Positano that lasts half a day and allows you to explore the ruins of this ancient Roman town, frozen in time since the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. 

Join a knowledgeable guide to walk through the remarkable Archaeological Park, marveling at the iconic Forum, the thermal baths, and the grand basilica as you learn about the city’s past and destruction. 

Pompeo Guided tour from Positano

📝 This half-day Pompeii tour from Positano includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, entry ticket, and a guided tour of Pompeii. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Unleash your inner explorer on an all-inclusive Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch tour. Dive into the intriguing ruins of Pompeii and wander through its ancient streets, learning about the daily life of its citizens as you visit the thermal baths and residential houses. 

Next, prepare to conquer Mount Vesuvius, one of the world’s most infamous volcanoes and the cause of Pompeii’s destruction. Go up to 3280 feet (1000 mts) above sea level and enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples from the volcano’s rim. Feel the thrill of standing atop this geological wonder and contemplate its power before capping off your day at a winery. 

You’ll indulge in a delectable lunch and a wine-tasting session overlooking beautiful vineyards. If you’re looking for a combined Pompeii and Vesuvius tour from Positano, this is as good as it gets!

📝 This tour includes: All transfers with hotel pick-up and drop-off, Pompeii skip-the-line tickets and a 2-hour guided tour, Vesuvius visit, and lunch with wine tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour from Positano

Embark on a time-traveling quest to not one, but two legendary ancient cities! This Pompeii and Herculaneum Small Group Tour + Skip the Line from the Amalfi Coast takes you on an 8-hour odyssey through the remnants of two archaeological sites, the result of Vesuvius’ infamous eruption. 

On this Pompeii day tour you’ll travel back in time as you wander through Pompeii’s once-thriving commercial hub, discovering the thermal baths, the Forum, and the spectacular artwork as you learn about the ruins from your guide. You’ll then move on to Herculaneum, where you’ll enjoy 2 hours of learning about the city and its well-kept structures. 

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

📝 This tour includes: A guide, skip-the-line tickets, and transfers. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Tours To Pompeii from Positano

▶️ Embark on this Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius from Positano to escape transportation hassles and be whisked away in a cozy, climate-controlled minibus to the archaeological park, where ancient streets and awe-striking structures await. 

Marvel at the grandeur of the Basilica and the bustling Forum, and be in awe of the luxurious Stabian Baths as you benefit from the commentary of your guide, gaining fascinating insights into Pompeii’s inhabitants and the fatal eruption. 

Finally, stand at the edge of Mount Vesuvius’ crater for a jaw-dropping panorama of the Bay of Naples. This adventure is one of the best tours from Positano to Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius to enjoy with your group! 

Skipe the line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour From Positano

📝 This Positano to Pompeii tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guided tour of Pompeii, and skip-the-line access to both sites. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Uncover the extraordinary excavation sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum on this Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Wander through the preserved ruins of Pompeii, guided by a licensed expert, and marvel at Piazza Porta Marina, the grand Basilica, and the Casa del Fauno. Then, explore Herculaneum’s archaeological park and its impressive structures, including the intriguing Salone della Barca di Ercolano. 

You will also discover the ancient volcano that entombed them in the first century. Journey to the peak of Mount Vesuvius for an exhilarating walk to the crater. With history at your fingertips, upgrade to include a knowledgeable guide. Get ready to be swept away by the tales of this remarkable region!

Private Tour: Day Trip Escursion to Mt. Vesuvius, Herulaneum and Pompeii

📝 This day trip to Pompeii from Positano includes: Transportation, entry tickets, and a guide if the option is selected. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip without navigating treacherous roads or crowded transportation. This driving tour offers a flexible pickup location and time and allows you to explore at your own pace. 

Marvel at the ancient ruins of Pompeii and soak up the charm of Positano’s pebble beachfront all in one day. Start with a visit to the archaeological site, which you’ll explore on your own or by hiring a guide on-site, and then continue to the enchanting Amalfi Coast. Free time in the charming towns of Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano is included. 

Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

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

Day Trips from Positano to Pompeii FAQs

What are the best tours to Pompeii from Positano?

I think that these tours of Pompeii from Positano are the best ones available: 
Guided Positano to Pompeii Day Trip
Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii Day Trip from Positano with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Is it worth getting a guided tour of Pompeii?

Yes! I often visit archaeological or historical sites without a guide, but I feel like you really need a guide to learn about Pompeii. Plus, the site is huge to navigate on your own! If you are on a budget, you can get to Pompeii on your own and then join a tour like this Pompeii Small Group Tour with an Archaeologist on-site. 

  • 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.