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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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