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Full Day Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip from Rome

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Our Pompeii & Naples Day Trip takes you from Rome to this UNESCO World Heritage site in one day. You’ll get Skip-the-Line access and will explore the city where time stopped in 79AD and also the opportunity to explore the beautiful and culturally rich city of Naples or to hike to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius.

  • Transport to Pompeii and back in a comfortable, climate-controlled bus.
  • Skip-the-line entry to the ruins of Pompeii with an Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii in small groups of less than 24 people.
  • Drive and walk up to the top of Mt. Vesuvius Volcano overlooking the Bay of Naples from April – mid-November, or have free time in the lively city of Naples from mid-November – March.

Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour from Rome

What's Included

  • Return transport from Rome in a private, climate-controlled bus
  • Groups of less than 24 people
  • Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii
  • English-speaking Tour Leader on hand at all times
  • Pompeii entrance and reservation fees
  • Visit to Naples (from mid-November – March)
  • Entrance ticket to Mt. Vesuvius (from April – mid-November)
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages

Sites Visited

  • Ruins of Pompeii
  • City of Naples (from mid-November – March)
  • Mt. Vesuvius Volcano and "Great Crater" (from April – mid-November)

The haunting city of Pompeii is one of the most popular attractions on any trip to Italy. However, it can be difficult to manage without transport. We suggest you take our comfortable air-conditioned coach down the Highway of the Sun to discover this acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Skip the Lines into Ancient Pompeii

Your tour will begin by joining your English-speaking tour leader in Rome. They will travel with you through the region of Campania which they know so well and they will also deal with the lines and entrance tickets for you.

After skipping the lines you’ll enter the archaeological zone with an offical Pompeii tour guide to discover what has been uncovered from underneath the 4 meters of rubble and ash that rained down on this spot in 79AD. This is an experience far removed from the dry history of a museum as you will be able to walk through the preserved rooms, shops and monuments that are just as they were since the eruption.

Look down from Mt Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples

From April to mid-November you will have the rare opportunity to climb to the top of one of the deadliest volcanoes in Europe. Your coach will take you most of the way up Mt. Vesuvius and the remaining hike is enjoyable and worth it to see the steaming calderas and the view of the landscape below with Sorrento and Capri set in the sea like jewels on a crown.

Free time in the city of Naples

From mid-November to March instead of visiting Mt. Vesuvius ,after exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii, your bus will take you to the lively city of Naples. Naples offers a contrast to Rome and you can stroll along the waterfront, explore the art deco Umberto I Gallery, or Castle Nuovo, the royal seat of the Bourbon kings.

No matter what time of the year you visit Italy, don’t let the distance stop you from taking a trip to the haunting city of Pompeii.

Important Notes

  • From late November to March the Vesuvius isn't accessible. Also during summer months in rare cases of inclement weather or strikes, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors, therefore, if this is the case, it is replaced with a visit to Naples where you will get free time to explore the city.

Cancelation Policy

This tour is subject to a 24-hour cancelation policy. If you wish to cancel or amend your booking, you can do so without charge by contacting us up to 24 hours in advance of your expected departure time.

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