Pompeii day tour from Rome

Full day guided tour from Rome seeing the best of Naples & Pompeii

Pompeii day tour from Rome
Discover the ancient ruins of Pompeii on this day tour from Rome

Pompeii tour overview

Pompeii, the most popular day tour destination from Rome is a partly buried Roman city near modern Naples.

This tour combines them both, Naples in the morning and then the afternoon in Pompeii.

Pompeii is about 10 miles along the motorway from Naples. It's a long (around 13 hours) day but rewarding with memories that will last a lifetime.

Transport is by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people) with a central Rome pick-up plus hotel pick-ups from selected hotels.

Pompeii & Naples tour itinerary

Pompeii day trip from Rome

You will first travel along the Highway of the Sun, crossing the area known as Castelli Romani dotted with enchanting medieval villages.

During the journey you will pass the ruined Abbey of Monte Cassino, destroyed during the Second World War.

After a photo stop at Naples' impressive Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle), you'll continue across Naples' historic centre.

You'll pass Naples' historic sights, including the Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I and imposing Castel Nuovo.

Leaving Naples, you will cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing through the villages of Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before arriving in Pompeii for lunch.

After lunch, you will take a two-hour walking tour of the ancient city of Pompeii with a local guide. A thrilling archaeological journey unfolds as you walk through the ancient ruins which were buried in ashes after Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2,000 years ago.

You'll discover the everyday life of Rome's Imperial age at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and imagine the panic felt by the people in those last few minutes before the city was so disastrously buried.

On the trip back to Rome (approximately three hours), you'll stop at a coral and cameo factory, where you will have the opportunity to purchase examples of this ancient craft that dates back to the Greek period.

Pompeii & Naples tour details

Pompeii day tour from Rome - Viator
Pompeii ruins

Days of operation: Daily.

Departure point: Tour departs from a central Rome meeting point. A short walk from Termini Railway Station. Hotel pick-up available from selected Rome hotels.

Departure time: 7:30am. Hotel pick-ups commence approximately 30-60 minutes prior to this time, exact pick-up time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return point: Returns to original departure point. It is possible to be dropped off at Via Veneto, Barber Arberini Square, Venezia Square, Repubblica Square.

Inclusions: Entrance fees, lunch, hotel pick-up (selected hotels only), local guide, transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)

Pompeii day tour from Rome


day tour of Pompeii from Rome

Fully guided traditional coach tour

• Lunch included • Entrance to the Pompeii archaeological area • Hotel pick up (select hotels only) • Local guide

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius tour from Rome

Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano with Lunch from Rome
Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius in one day

A similar tour to the Naples and Pompeii tour but visiting Mount Vesuvius instead of Naples.

Days of operation: Not Monday & Wednesdays

Departure point: Piazza del Popolo

Departure time: 7.30am, returning around 7.30pm

Inclusions: Entrance fees to Vesuvius (1.5 hours) & Pompeii (2 hours). Expert local guide. Headsets to hear the guide clearly. Lunch. Transport by air-conditioned coach

Pompeii day tour from Rome


day tour of Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius from Rome

Fully guided traditional coach tour

• Lunch included • Entrance to Pompeii & Vesuvius • Professional guided tour • Headsets to hear the guide

Rome to Pompeii shuttle (with optional Pompeii entrance tickets and tour)

An independent round-trip tour from Rome to Pompeii by air-conditioned vehicle. It's a no hassle way to arrange a do-it-yourself tour of Pompeii from Rome.

When you get to Pompeii, you can tour the site independently or upgrade to an option that includes admission tickets and includes a 2 hour tour with an English-speaking guide.

Pompeii bus shuttle from Rome


bus shuttle Pompeii from Rome

Choose bus only or upgrade to a tour of Pompeii

• Return shuttle service from Rome to Pompeii • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences • Excellent value for money • Get inside tips from a local • Option to add on 2-hr walking tour

Rome to Naples by train with tour to Pompeii from Naples railway station
(Option for Mount Vesuvius & Herculaneum)

Frecciarossa Train - Rome to Naples in 70 minutes
Take the fast train from Rome to Naples in just 70 mins

An alternative to the fully comprehensive coach day tour from Rome is to do the long distance between Rome and Naples by train. This gives you more flexibility and tour options in Naples too.

There are three or four trains an hour between Rome Termini Station and Naples Central Station, the fastest trains taking just 70 minutes.

There are several tour combinations from Naples Central Station where the Rome trains arrive, a typical tour bus leaves Naples Central Station at 10.30am so there is plenty of time for a train down from Rome prior to boarding.

The Pompeii only tour lasts 3 hours so you are back in Naples mid-afternoon with freedom to explore the parts of Naples that interest you before getting a late train back to Rome.

There are other longer day tour options from Naples Station with permutations that include Naples.

Rome to Naples by train then tour bus - more details

Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano by car from Rome

Summary of key features of the car tour

  • Private round-trip transportation between your accommodation in Rome and Pompeii plus the Amalfi Coast

  • Departure between 7 and 9 am, tour lasts around 11 hours

  • Up to 8 passengers per car

  • Price per car, not person with various vehicle sizes

  • An English speaking driver always at your disposal

  • Optional private tour guide for Pompeii

  • Clear, simple pricing, no unexpected extras

  • Just pay a small deposit to make the reservation, pay the driver on the day

Pompeii private car tour from Rome


day tour of Pompeii by car from Rome

Private car tour - 11 hour duration

Enjoy the ultimate in convenience and flexibility with this private car journey through the beautiful Italian countryside.

Your friendly English speaking driver will go at the pace that is right for you.


Fully guided tours with admissions
Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius €119
Pompeii & Naples €134
Pompeii & Amalfi Coast €229
Florence by coach - guided day tour €164
Florence by train - guided day tour €173
Capri - full day tour €156
Assisi & Orvieto - a taster of Tuscany & Umbria €118
Budget packages for independent travellers
Pompeii by train
Pompeii by van shuttle €65 or include entrance and tour for €95
Florence by train
Private tours by car
Suggested itineraries to Pompeii, Florence etc
Custom tours to your specification

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