Full Day Pompeii Tour from Rome with Mt. Vesuvius Volcano
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Full Day Pompeii Tour from Rome with Mt. Vesuvius Volcano

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the ancient city of Pompeii with a local, expert guides
  • Hike up the colossal Mt. Vesuvius during summer for glorious views of Naples during summer
  • Take a panoramic bus tour and visit Naples' city center during winter
  • Journey to and from Pompeii on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer in Pompeii with headsets so you don’t miss a thing

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Traverse the ruins of Pompeii, buried under ash and rubble during the unforgettable eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore ancient homes, bathhouses and more alongside your expert guide for a snapshot of daily life nearly 2,000 years ago. Followed by a Neapolitan pizza lunch, and a visit to the volcano that destroyed this Roman port city, this tour is the perfect round-up of the Pompeii experience.

Tour Description

Discover Pompeii and the still-active volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, that wiped out this once-bustling city on this exclusive day trip from Rome.

You'll explore the city of Pompeii with an expert, English-speaking guide who will perfect your time here. In an hour and a half, you’ll see the most fascinating sites in the city, from the immortalized bodies to the 2,000-year-old homes and buildings of Pompeii. It’s impossible to walk all of Pompeii in one day, but our carefully-planned route means you’ll see the best parts with the most representative and well-preserved buildings it has to offer.

With 25 people or less in each group and headsets for every visitor, your expert guide will be easy to hear and interact with. Like all tour operators, we use official, licensed Pompeii guides for this section of our tour. These guides are carefully chosen and evaluated by us to ensure the most perfect tour for our customers.

Another high point of our tour comes when we climb to the ridge of the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.* Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano and are visible on the winding road up to the top – where you will take in incredible views over the Bay of Naples and its islands below.

During the winter season (November 20th - March 31st) and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples instead. Here, you’ll see a fantastic array of artifacts, mosaics, statues, and artwork excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum for the perfect way to complement a visit to the ruins.

With transport to and from Rome on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, an expert, English-speaking tour leader to accompany you for the day and traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch, we've taken everything into account so that you can relax for the day. A must-see, Pompeii is one of Italy’s most fascinating sights – a city that was buried for thousands of years, before being rediscovered 'frozen' in time.

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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" or National Archaeological Museum of Naples (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

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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