VIP Pompeii and Positano Private Tour for Cruise Passengers

Discover Pompeii and Positano with us!
Private Transportation in a Mercedes car or van, Skip-the-line tickets
Kids pay half price!​


about 8 hours

Skip-the-line tickets

Pick up at the port*

Transportation included

Professional Guides

Activity level


Sights Included

Pompeii Ruins
– Beautiful Roman houses and frescoes
– Forum, Baths
– Theaters, Via dell’Abbondanza
– Breathtaking Views
– Picturesque streets and squares
– Unique local shops
Amalfi Coast
– Drive along the gorgeous coast
– Unforgettable views
– Free time for a lovely lunch

Tour Description

Is your cruise stopping in Naples?

Then our Pompeii and Positano Private Tour for Cruise Passengers is perfect for you!

Don’t miss the chance to visit these special places with private transportation and a professional personal guide.

Our driver will be waiting for you at Naples Port. He’ll have a sign with your name on it, so you can recognize him easily. 

Then, you’ll drive for about 45 minutes to Pompeii. Once in the famous Vesuvian town, you’ll meet your local guide: a real expert on Pompeii and Positano!

1. Pompeii

Pompeii is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.  Once a wealthy Roman city, it was completely buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 AD.

Despite the efforts of the admiral of the Roman Fleet – the famous Pliny the Elder – rescuing the Pompeiians was almost impossible. Pliny himself was one of the victims of the disaster. 

The city was forgotten for almost 1,700 years, until the excavations started in 1748.

The archaeologists could not believe their eyes. The eruption had killed the inhabitants but preserved the buildings, saving them from a slow but irreversible decay. 

Pompeii is not a ruin – it’s a Roman city that has survived almost intact.

The ashes saved not only the structures, but even the decorations. No wonder the original archaeologists were so excited – it was possible to see Roman wall paintings and colorful stuccoes for the first time in history. A whole new chapter of art history was about to be written.

Walking through the streets of Pompeii is a journey back in time. As you explore the town, you’ll feel as though you’ve somehow ended up back in the Roman age, in the 1st century AD.

You’ll walk on the roads where the ancient Pompeiians walked, and visit the baths where they would hang out every day. Then there’s the main piazza (the Forum), and the temples where the gods were worshiped…there’s so much to explore!

During your visit, you’ll also admire the beautiful frescoes that decorated the houses and the public buildings.

Your private guide will help you to gain a deeper understanding of ancient Roman culture. You’ll learn about Roman habits and daily life, and explore the places the Pompeiians visited every day.

Which gods did the Romans worship? What about Christianity?

What was the daily routine of a typical Pompeian? What jobs did they do? What did they eat, and where? Ask your guide – they’re there just for you, and they’ll have all the answers to your questions.

After your Pompeii discovery walk, you’ll probably have worked up an appetite.

Your guide will happily recommend a traditional pizzeria or, if you prefer, a local restaurant, where you can enjoy your break. 

Then, it’ll be time to start the second part of your Pompeii and Positano Private Tour.

2. Positano

After lunch, you’ll drive for about 45 minutes to Positano, the “pearl” of the Amalfi Coast.

Positano is one of the most beautiful and unique places in Italy. 

It’s also called the “vertical” city, since it’s almost entirely built into the slope of the Lattari mountains. Many areas are connected only by steps. 

The houses where the Positanesi live are painted in light pastel colors, and the streets are often covered with blossoming flowers. 

From the top of the hill, the city offers dramatic views of the blue Mediterranean. 

Nearby, you can see the Li Galli islands, where celebrities like the dancer Rudolph Nureyev once lived. 

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the small islands were home to the sirens.

In Greek mythology, the sirens were evil and dangerous creatures. Half women and half birds (only later were they depicted with the fishtail), the sirens enchanted the sailors with their voices, causing terrible shipwrecks. 

Ulysses, the most famous of the Greek heroes, told his crew to fill up their ears with wax, so they could not listen to the beautiful – and deadly – songs.  

Then, he ordered his companions to tie him up to the mast of his ship, so he could listen to the magical singing without being in danger. 

Humiliated by Ulysses’ trick, the sirens drowned themselves in the sea and turned into rocks: the Li Galli islands. 

Let the charm of Positano seduce you. Your private guide will show you the highlights of the town, along with some off-the-beaten-path corners, and then give you some free time for shopping. 

After all, the town is also famous for its linen products and colorful clothes. The laidback glamor of Positano style is famous worldwide.

Make the most of your Positano experience. Enjoy the smell of the fresh lemons as you sip a drink or eat a Delizia al Limone, sitting on one of the many terraces of the city. 

At the end of our Pompeii and Positano Private Tour, your driver will take you back to your ship in plenty of time, so you can continue your cruise.

As you sail away, you’ll be left with wonderful memories of your day – the magic of Pompeii and Positano.


You MUST bring an ID, a passport or a driver’s license to enter the sights.

This is the price for groups from one to six people. If you have more people in your group, please let us know and we’ll create a customized price.​​

Pick up at the port will be done only if your ship docks in NAPLES.
If your ship is docking elsewhere, please let us know and we’ll create a customized itinerary for you.

1199 € for 1 person
60 € per additional adult
30 € per additional kid under 18
What's included
Skip-the-line tickets

in a Mercedes car or van

Pick-up and drop-off at your ship

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June 2024
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