View of the Vesuvius from Pompeii
areal view of the crater of the Vesuvius vulcano
Guided tour of Pompeii
Ancent ruins in Pompeii
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Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

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12 h.
Every day

Visit the ruins of Pompeii and the Mt Vesuvius volcano that destroyed it. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site on a one-day return trip from Rome. Our tour with a licensed guide gives you Skip-the-Line access to Pompeii, the city frozen in time and the opportunity to enjoy stunning views over the Bay of Naples from the top of Mt. Vesuvius.

  • Round-trip transportation between Rome and Pompeii in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and with a dedicated guide
  • Skip-the-Line entry to the ruins of Pompeii with a local expert archaeologist guide
  • Authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch and refreshments
  • Drive and walk up to the top of Mt. Vesuvius Volcano to see the Bay of Naples. The volcano is open from April – mid-November. From mid-November – March we take a panoramic bus tour and visit historic Naples
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer and dedicated audio headsets so you don’t miss a thing

Relaxing Day Trip from Rome to Pompeii

What's Included

  • English-speaking tour leader for the day
  • Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii
  • Groups no larger than 25 people during the 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: April-Mid November)
  • Visit to Naples (winter season: Mid November-March) 
  • Headsets in Pompeii so you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Ruins of Pompeii
  • Mt. Vesuvius Volcano and "Great Crater" (summer season: April-Mid November)
  • Archaeological Museum of Pompeii (summer season in case of bad weather)
  • City of Naples (winter season: Mid November-March)

No trip to Italy is complete without seeing what the tragic city of Pompeii reveals about ancient life. However, few can fit it in without transport. Our relaxing day trip will take you on a climate-controlled bus on the Highway of the Sun to discover the south of Italy.

Skip the Lines into the tragic city of Pompeii

From start to finish you’ll have an English-speaking tour leader with you who is an expert in this region of Italy. In this acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site, your Tour Leaders will deal with the lines and the entrance tickets while you take in your first view of the half-buried city encased in rubble and ash.

After skipping the lines you’ll meet your own personal archaeologist. They’ll guide you along the paved streets that have been preserved for 1500 years under 20ft of volcanic ash. Unlike a museum, you’ll be able to enter the homes, baths, food stores and outdoor theaters which have preserved so much of ancient life.

Leaving the archaeological zone, you’ll break to a nearby restaurant on the slopes overlooking the Bay. As this is the region where pizza came from, you’ll have a selection of freshly baked Margheritas and Marinaras and refreshments.

View the Bay of Naples from the Top of Vesuvius

Fully restored, the coach will carry you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, one of the few active volcanoes in Europe. From here, you can take the short walk up to the steaming crater for views of Capri and Sorrento.

Mt. Vesuvius is closed during the winter so your coach will follow the coastline to Naples. Here you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply stroll through the monumental Plebiscito Square.

Whatever time of the year you come to Italy, make sure you do not miss out on this essential and relaxing day trip from Rome. Even if you don’t have a full day to spend in Pompeii, check out our complete list of Pompeii Tours for different options.

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