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Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

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  • Duration
    12 h.
  • Start time
  • Meeting Point
    Piazza del Popolo (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the line entry to the ruins of Pompeii with an expert, local guide
  • Fully-guided tour of Pompeii
  • Authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch
  • Visit to Mt. Vesuvius with optional hike to the crater (or National Archaeological Museum of Naples*)
  • Round-trip transportation between Rome and Pompeii in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Expert, English-speaking tour coordinator for the entire day
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer in Pompeii with headsets so you don’t miss a thing


Explore the captivating ruins of Pompeii to uncover the secrets of this Roman port city, buried under ash and rubble during the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow your expert guide inside ancient homes, baths and more for a snapshot of daily life nearly 2,000 years ago, followed by a Neapolitan pizza lunch, and a visit to the volcano that caused it all.
Pompeii mummy in the Box

Discover the Ruins of Pompeii

This acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site will take you back in time to the moment when life here came to a fiery end. See the best of the archaeological area together with the plaster casts of some of Pompeii’s residents on a journey that will ignite your imagination.

Mt. Vesuvius Crater close up

Visit Mt. Vesuvius and Its Crater

Your air-conditioned bus will take you to the foot of the Mt. Vesuvius crater. Hike the rest of the way up to get sweeping views over the Bay of Naples from an elevation of 1,281 meters, and take a look inside the sometimes still steaming caldera of the volcano.*

Forum Gate

Pompeii Planned to Perfection

You’ll be able to sit back and enjoy your Pompeii experience knowing that everything has been perfectly planned for you. Enjoy entertaining and informative commentary from your guides, an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch and a comfortable private coach.

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome - Tour Description

Visit the ruins of Pompeii and the volcano that did the damage on our Pompeii Day Trip from Rome. We’ll whisk you directly from Rome to Pompeii where you’ll meet your official, licensed Pompeii tour guide. Traveling in groups of only 25 people or less, you’ll explore examples of every building in Pompeii – from homes to bath houses, fast food stores to outdoor theaters.

All tour operators are obliged to use official local tour guides in Pompeii and we’ve selected the most entertaining and knowledgeable available to ensure that your Pompeii Day Trip from Rome is as enjoyable as it is memorable. Our licensed Pompeii guides are expert English-speakers too – so we’ll give you headsets to be sure that you catch every word, with a little extra space for wandering and picture-taking.

Follow your expert local guide as they recreate the hustle and bustle of this once-busy port town, explaining what each building was used for, where families ate their meals, did laundry and socialized – and where sailors went when they docked. They’ll recreate for you the final days of Pompeii as you examine the harrowing death casts scattered around these ruins at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius.

Our Pompeii day trip doesn’t end here, however. We’ll drive a short way to perhaps the most dangerous volcano in the world – a title held for the 3 million people living around its base today. Just over a half-mile hike up Mt. Vesuvius* from the parking lot below the crater offers the most stunning view of the Bay of Naples below and a taste of the utter devastation it must have caused when it exploded in 79 AD, literally wiping Pompeii off the map for 1,500 years.

Our Pompeii Day Trip from Rome includes an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch and round-trip transport from Rome. As well as your official local guide in Pompeii, you’ll have an expert, English-speaking tour coordinator to entertain you on the way to and from Rome, so, you can relax and enjoy your Pompeii day trip without worrying about the ins and outs of cross-country travel.

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What's included

  • English-speaking tour leader for the day
  • Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii
  • Groups no larger than 25 people during guided tour of Pompeii
  • Round-trip transport from Rome in private, air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket and reservation fees for Pompeii
  • Traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch
  • Entry ticket to Mt. Vesuvius (April 1st - November 19th) or National Archeological Museum of Naples (November 20th - March 31st).
  • Headsets in Pompeii so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Ruins of Pompeii
  • Mt. Vesuvius volcano and "Great Crater" (April 1st - November 19th)
  • National Archeological Museum of Naples (November 20th - March 31st)

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Our Pompeii Day Trip from Rome visits Mt. Vesuvius except in the case of bad weather, unexpected closures and in winter season (November 20th - March 31st), when we will visit the Naples Archaeological Museum – home to many of the relics recovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum. In these cases, admission to the museum is included in the price of the tour. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.


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Angela was lovely...


Angela was lovely, always on the control of the tour, she gave to us all the information, tips and suggestions about the places, Angela take care very well and very professional everyone.

Enzo was very funny and...


Enzo was very funny and showed us a wonderful knowledge about Pompeii because made the experience over our expectations.

Exactly what you want in a guide...


Exactly what you want in a guide. A real character with amazing knowledge base. We all loved her. If I could give a six I would! Made our day!

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