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From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

1. From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Take an amazing journey back in time on this full-day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Travel through the famous Roman countryside and enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. Discover the seashore and the gulf of Naples as you drive through the city. Stop for a traditional lunch of Neapolitan pizza with a drink before reaching the archaeological site. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Wander through the ancient streets and learn about the history of this place from your guide. After your tour of Pompeii, enjoy the leisurely return trip to Rome.

From Rome: Round-Trip Transfer to Pompeii and its Ruins

2. From Rome: Round-Trip Transfer to Pompeii and its Ruins

Benefit from round-trip transportation to the archeological ruins of Pompeii from Rome. Along the way, enjoy a short panoramic tour of Naples and discover the beauty of this city from the comfort of your coach. Climb up Vomero Hill, overlooking the Bay of Naples, for majestic views of Mount Vesuvius. Upon arrival at Pompeii, explore this UNESCO World Heritage site at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Walk along the ancient streets of the well-preserved ruins for a glimpse into the lives of ancient Romans. In the afternoon, join the tour leader at the meeting point and relax on the return journey to Rome.

From Rome: Pompeii and Vesuvius Private Full-Day Tour

3. From Rome: Pompeii and Vesuvius Private Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Rome and travel to Pompeii Archeological Park. Meet your private archeologist guide and embark on a 2-hour tour of one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.  Discover the history of this Roman city which was preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. See buildings such as thermal baths, various temples, the bakery and the Great Theater of Pompeii. Admire preserved artwork, mosaics, and frescoes which still adorn the walls of these buildings. Learn about day-to-day life in Roman times as you wander through the ancient streets.  Afterwards, enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch at a local winery. Take a tour of the vineyards, learn about the operation of the winery, and enjoy tastings of local wines. In the afternoon, visit Mount Vesuvius. Make your way to the top of the volcano to see its crater. Enjoy the stunning volcanic landscape and fantastic views of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, and the Sorrento coastline. Then, return to Rome with drop-off at your accommodation in the evening.

From Rome: Private Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Tour

4. From Rome: Private Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Tour

Explore the Amalfi Coast and the ancient city of Pompeii on this full-day tour from Rome.  After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey to Pompeii in a private, luxurious Mercedes minivan and admire the picturesque scenery along the coast on the way. Upon arrival at the archaeological site of Pompeii, follow your guide as they lead you through this remarkably well-preserved ancient Roman city. Learn about the catastrophic event that buried Pompeii and what daily life was like for its citizens as you make your way through the main areas such as the food market, the thermal baths and the residence of some of the city's wealthiest citizens. After your visit to Pompeii, head to Positano where you will have some free time to take in the beauty of the setting and learn more about the fascinating history of these places. Continue your tour with a visit to Amalfi and enjoy some more free time to explore and sample local foods before beginning the journey back to Rome, where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

From Rome: Private Pompeii Day Trip by Car/Train

5. From Rome: Private Pompeii Day Trip by Car/Train

First, you’ll be collected from your hotel in Rome and driven to Pompeii, for a tour of all of the town’s treasures. Pompeii is as large as 66 Colosseum's. So, don’t underestimate how labyrinthine this maze of streets are – it is a near-perfect port Roman town! Your tour begins with the magnificent theaters of Pompeii, where you’ll learn about the town’s vibrant civic life. Continue down the main street, where all the fast food places, launderettes and other businesses show how lively this ancient town once was. Your expert guide will show you two Grand Roman Villas, and explain how Rome’s wealthy lived and worked. Onward to the Roman bath-houses, where you’ll discover how important ritual washing was to this society, for personal and political reasons. Finally, you’ll head to the Roman Forum. There, you’ll discover the Temples and Basilicas which made Roman society. It’s also where you’ll find the evocative plaster casts of the people who were killed by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption.Alternatively, choose the train option and make your own way to Pompeii by train and meet your guide at Pompeii train station.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 160 reviews

Excellent day, but very long trip. So much history to take in in one day. Pompeii guide very good, but very little free time to take photos - this was because she wanted us to see as much as possible. Was surreal being in a town hidden for hundreds of years. If you can take the opportunity to hike up Mount Vesuvius. I am not fit, but I managed to reach the summit. The views are spectacular, and looking in the crater, seeing the rising steam , is something I never thought I would see. Didn't have time to go to the shops for souvenirs, but plenty of memories to take home.

Angie was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly, funny, patient and a great story teller. I'd love to go on another trip just to hear her talk. Antonio our driver was lovely. Lillia our guide at Pompeii was very informative. Although it was a long day we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Rest stops were built in and it was possible to buy snacks at the stop. We were able to get lunch at Pompeii, very reasonably priced.

Chiara, our main guide was sweet, had so much knowledge and took good care of all of us. Bruno was an awesome driver, especially with the narrow roads in Positano. Ilaria, our guide at Pompeii was incredible. She had so much to share from her experience as an archeologist there and as a professor. Amazing experience and such a nice time in Positano. Exceeded expectations and so memorable.

The archeological site is AMAZING. The views from Vesuvius stunning. Our guide Antonella is truly passionate about everything history/archeology. Fausto our driver was a MVP driving up the mountain!

It's been a great day.. As expected! :) It is definitely worth it! :) ... You can save yourself the reserved food. It wasn't bad and for 10 euros p. person ok Rather eat somewhere else. :)