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Naples/Pompeii for a day.......

We are arriving by cruise ship and have one day in Naples. We are trying to decide if we can see Pompeii/Sorrento on our own, or if it would be best to do a private tour? Anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you

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If you are resourceful and have a tight budget it can be done on your own but limit your sights to a ferry to Sorrento, walk around and maybe bus down to Amalfi coast (a must do) and back. If you must see everything alittle bit then you must take a tour. This area is better spent with a multiple day visit. It is jammed packed with great things to do and see. Pompeii is a large area to walk around.Skip Naples on your own, it is crazy and loaded with pickpockets.

Posted by
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if you like to really see pompeii, you can check out Naples' national museum in half day, then half day train to pompeii. it's a little rush, but you get to see all the cool stuff of pompeii. (the treasures are all in naples, and the ruins are in pompeii).

you can also train/boat to sorento to check out the town, then boat to positano. Either way it's doable on your own, but that area deserves 3 days at least.