Discover Pompeii and the still-active volcano that brought the bustling Roman city to its terrible end on this exclusive day trip from Rome.
In a 90-minute tour with an expert guide, you’ll see the most fascinating sights of the city, from plaster death casts to Pompeii’s fast food joints, stairs, beds and streets cut out by carriage wheels 2,000 years ago.
Another high point of the tour comes when you climb to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, the destructive force that buried Pompeii in 79 AD. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano and are visible on the winding road to the top – a spot which also offers the most beautiful view of the Bay of Naples below.
During winter and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, you’ll visit the Naples National Archaeological Museum instead. Here you’ll see a fantastic array of artefacts, mosaics, statues and artwork excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum – the ideal way to complement a visit to the ruins.
To join the Pompeii & Vesuvius Full Day Trip from Rome you should meet the group in the center of the square “Piazza del Popolo” – Metro Line A – Flaminio. The meeting point is the fountain with the lions and obelisk. Please make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach with an expert English-speaking chaperone to accompany you. The journey to Pompeii takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
On arrival at Pompeii you will be taken on a 90-minute tour of one of the world’s most fascinating historic sites – a city literally frozen in time.
Pompeii was once a prosperous commercial town and the center of an important wine-producing district. But on 24 August AD 79 Mount Vesuvius erupted burying the entire town under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.
When the site was rediscovered in the 18th century, it was found that underneath all the dust and debris the city was more or less intact. The buildings, artifacts and skeletons left behind have revealed fascinating details about daily life 2000 years ago.
During your time in Pompeii group sizes will be limited to 25 people or less with headsets for every visitor, so your guide will be easy to hear and interact with.
You will also have the chance to climb to the edge of the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. You can peer into the crater, which still fumes slightly. Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people who live around its base.
From the crater rim you will enjoy stunning views of the bay of Naples, Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Amalfi coast and more.
During the winter season and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you to the Naples National Archaeological Museum instead.
Lunch (pizza and a drink) in a Naples pizzeria is included in your tour.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point.
Transportation in a coach English speaking chaperone for the day Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii Lunch (includes pizza and a drink in a Naples pizzeria) Entry ticket to Mt. Vesuvius (During summer season, 01 Apr 18 - 18 Nov 18) Entry ticket to The Archaeological Museum of Pompeii (During winter season, 20 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18) Ticket and reservation fee to Pompeii Headsets so you can always hear your guide
Hotel pick-up & drop-off Additional meals and beverages
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Maximum group size for guided tour in Pompeii is 25. The official tour guides at Pompeii are carefully chosen by the local activity operator. Our local partner constantly evaluates Pompeii guides and asks for feedback from every customer to ensure that they only use the most talented and knowledgeable of this pool.
Brilliant day out and good value for money when you consider everything you do
United Kingdom, 21/Apr/2019
Everything was perfect on this trip
United Kingdom, 14/Apr/2019
Very informative! I was surprised by the size....
United States, 22/May/2018
they charge 10% more than others.
United States, 22/Sep/2018
One of the nicest tours. The price is justified as the place is quite far from Rome and all the tickets, including the guided tour at Pompeii is included along with an amazing...
Thank you Marta and Amanda for a very entertaining and informative trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius. We thoroughly enjoyed your banter and knowledge. The day was long, only to be...
United Kingdom, 24/Oct/2016
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