Day tours from Rome to Pompeii, Florence, Mount Vesuvius

A range of guided day tours from Rome visiting some world class attractions

Day tours from Rome to Florence, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius
See Florence's famous Santa Maria del Fiore in a day trip from Rome

Day tours from Rome overview

If you haven't the time to do a full tour of Italy, many of the top attractions in Italy can be visited by a long day tour from a Rome base. No need to pack your luggage and go through the tedious transfer process to another hotel.

By far the most popular single attraction from Rome are the famous ruins of Pompeii. There are several tours from Rome that twin Pompeii with other local attractions near to Pompeii, the most popular being Mount Vesuvius or Naples.

You can also have an option of bypassing the long road trip to Pompeii by taking a fast express train to Naples from where tours to Pompeii leave from the station at Naples.

In the other direction from Rome (north), Florence is within range of a day trip, as is a tour of the breathtaking Italian countryside and medieval towns and villages of Umbria and Tuscany.

Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius & Naples tours

Mount Vesuvius on day tour from Rome
Mount Vesuvius climb
Pompeii on day tour from Rome
The ruined city of Pompeii

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 it's regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

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 well worth the effort!

Alternatively, you can stay on the ridge of the volcano and admire the views.


Pompeii, sits in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius.

During your personalised 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.


Naples is a historic major city close by Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius and as you would expect there are plenty of historic monuments to view and stories to hear.

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

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

Rome to Pompeii by train - independent package train tickets + Pompeii admission

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

Rome to Pompeii by dedicated van shuttle - with optional Pompeii entrance tickets and tour

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.

There is no toilet on board the bus, however a 10 - 15 minute stop is made en route.

Luggage storage is NOT available.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

It is not possible to stay overnight in Pompeii and return to Rome the following day as shuttle services do not run daily.

If you wish to stay overnight or longer in the Naples area then you need to visit Pompeii from Rome by train.

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

Florence day tours from Rome

Florence day tour from Rome


day tour of Florence from Rome by coach

Fully guided traditional coach tour

Lunch is included, as is entrance to the Accademia Museum, hotel pick up (select hotels only), a fascinating walking tour and visits to some of Florence's biggest attractions.

Florence day tour from Rome by train


day tour of Florence by train from Rome

Fully guided tour by high speed train

You can explore Florence on your own for the day or upgrade to include a fully guided tour.

Umbria and Tuscany tour from Rome

Assisi and Orvieto tour


assisi and ovieto tour

Explore one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. Full of ancient villages and stunning vistas.

Stops at Assisi and Orvieto

Children (3-7 years) €90

Capri tour from Rome

Capri day tour from Rome


day tour of Capri from Rome

Visit one of the most beautiful islands in Italy, the pearl of the Mediterranean. Don't forget your camera!

Lunch included


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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