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Take a break from Rome's big-city bustle to discover the fascinating history of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius on this full-day guided tour from Rome.
Perfect if your time in Italy is limited, this is the only day tour from Rome that visits both Pompeii and Vesuvius on the same day.
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people when exploring Pompeii and Vesuvius, ensuring you'll receive personalised attention from your knowledgeable guide.
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius are about 150 miles along the motorway from Rome.
After your transfer from Rome by air-conditioned coach, your tour into Rome's ancient history begins high above the city and Bay of Naples, on the crater of Mount Vesuvius.
Europe's only active volcano, Vesuvius is infamous for causing the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD and has erupted many times since – today Mount it's regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.
Lava flows have scarred the sides of Mount Vesuvius, and are visible on the winding road up to the summit. Hiking the active volcano is the only way to truly experience the magic of Mount Vesuvius.
The 20-minute upward hike to the crater takes you through soft volcanic ash and pumice, and the views from the top are worth the effort!
Alternatively, you can stay on the ridge of the volcano and admire the views. After your adventurous morning, it's time to take a break and enjoy a leisurely lunch (included). Relax as you experience the world-famous pizza Naples is so well known for.
Next stop is Pompeii, sitting in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius. During your personalized tour of Pompeii's remarkably well preserved ruins, you'll discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to shock and fascinate over 2.6 million people who venture here each year.
The now ruined city of Pompeii was once a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences, restaurants, gyms and brothels. You can walk Pompeii’s main streets just as the ancient Romans did – the stones are still worn with tracks from the drawn carriages that used them nearly 2,000 years ago.
You'll also visit the forum, the centre of Pompeii’s political and social life, and view the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the catastrophic eruption that destroyed the city of Pompeii.
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.
Fully guided traditional coach tour
• Lunch included • Entrance to Pompeii & Vesuvius • Professional guided tour • Headsets to hear the guide
A similar tour to the Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii tour but visiting Naples instead of Mount Vesuvius.
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)
Fully guided traditional coach tour
• Lunch included • Entrance to the Pompeii archaeological area • Hotel pick up (select hotels only) • Local guide
Days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Only (March to November)
Departure point: Rome Termini Station. (main public transport hub in the centre of Rome)
Departure time: 7.30am. Due back at Termini Station about 7pm
Inclusions: Return shuttle service from Rome to Pompeii. Transportation by air-conditioned coach or mini bus. English speaking hostess on board the shuttle. Pompeii books on board for you to read and learn about the sites.
Upgrade your tour: to gain access to Pompeii’s fascinating excavations and enjoy a 2-hour tour in a group of no more than 25 people, with personalized attention from your guide.
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
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.
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
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|