Day Trip: Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Rome
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Day Trip: Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Rome

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12 h.
Meeting Point
Piazza del Popolo
Start Time
Operating Days
per adult

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the line entry to the ruins of Pompeii 
  • Tour of Pompeii with an expert, local guide
  • Authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch
  • Summer Season: Visit to Mt. Vesuvius or National Archaeological Museum of Naples
  • Winter Season: Panoramic bus tour & visit to Naples city center 
  • 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 and 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, bathhouses 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.

Tour Description

Visit the ruins of Pompeii and the volcano that destroyed it 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 25 people or less, you’ll explore examples of every building in Pompeii – from homes to bathhouses and fast food stores to outdoor theaters.

Uncover More with Our Expert Guides

All tour operators are obliged to use official local tour guides in Pompeii, and we’ve selected the most entertaining and knowledgeable guides 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, but so we’ll give you headsets to be sure that you catch every word. This tour also allows a little extra time for wandering and picture-taking.

Discover an Ancient Civilization at Pompeii

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 throughout the ruins.

Venture Up Vesuvius in the Summer Months

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, 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, wiping Pompeii off the map for 1,500 years.

Explore Naples in the Winter Months

During the winter months, when Mt. Vesuvius is closed for hiking, we instead take a panoramic bus tour for breath-taking views overlooking Europe’s only active volcano and then continue on for a visit to Naples. Known as the ‘city by the bay,’ Naples sits next to Mt. Vesuvius and just across the water from the islands of Capri and Ischia.

Keep It Simple with City Wonders

While there, you will have ample free time to take in the buzzing atmosphere of Naples city center with its baroque domes and architecture. Visit the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply sit and enjoy an authentic coffee and delicious local pastry in the monumental Plebiscito Square.

Our Pompeii Day Trip from Rome includes an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch and round-trip transport. 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. With this in mind, 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 or National Archaeological Museum of Naples (summer season)
  • Panoramic bus tour and visit to Naples (winter season) 
  • 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)
  • Archaeological Museum of Pompeii (April 1st - November 19th in case of bad weather)
  • City of Naples (November 20th - March 31st)

Important Notes

During summer months in rare cases of inclement weather or strikes, the crater of Mt. Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. If this is the case, an alternative visit to the Archaeological Museum of Pompeii will be included, or an alternative of equal value. From late November to March, Mt. Vesuvius isn't accessible to visitors and will be replaced with a panoramic bus tour and visit to the city of Naples.


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