View of the Vesuvius from Pompeii
Path to Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Summit in Italy
Pizzaiolo making original napoletain pizza
Ancent ruins in Pompeii
Tourist hugging an ancient column in Pompeii
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Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome with Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Lunch

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  • Visit the ruins of Pompeii and the Mt Vesuvius volcano that destroyed it with our Rome to Pompeii day trip. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site on a one-day return trip from Rome in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and with a dedicated tour leader.
  • Skip-the-Line entry to the ruins of Pompeii, the city frozen in time, with a local expert archaeologist guide who will bring history to life. Take the opportunity to enjoy stunning views over the Bay of Naples from the top of Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive lunch at a Naples bay-view restaurant, relishing a traditional pizza with an appetizer and dessert, enhancing your day with a taste of authentic Italian cuisine.
  • From April to Early November hike to the top of the Vesuvius Volcano to see the Bay of Naples. Alternatively choose a naturalistic and informative walk led by an expert geologist as you explore the captivating area of Mt. Vesuvius.
  • From early-November to March when Vesuvius is closed, your exploration of Pompei will be combined with a panoramic bus tour along the Amalfi Coast to visit Positano.

Relaxing Day Trip from Rome to Pompeii

What's Included

  • English-speaking tour leader for the day
  • Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii
  • 3-course lunch at authentic Naples Restaurant
  • Hike atop Mt. Vesuvius (If Option Selected)
  • Scenic Walking Tour of Mt. Vesuvius area with Geologist (If Option Selected)
  • Round-trip transport from Rome in a private, air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket and reservation fees for Pompeii
  • Free time in Positano (early-November to March)
  • Entry ticket to Mt. Vesuvius national park (April to early-November)
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Ruins of Pompeii
  • Town of Positano (early-November to March)
  • Mt. Vesuvius Volcano and "Great Crater" (April to early-November)
  • Authentic Naples Restaurant

No trip to Italy is complete without seeing what the archeological city of Pompeii reveals about ancient life. However, few can fit it in without transport. Our relaxing day trip to Pompeii from Rome 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 historic 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.

All-Inclusive Lunch with views of Naples

Our acclaimed tour now includes an exceptional lunch experience at an authentic Italian restaurant boasting panoramic views of the Bay of Naples. Indulge in a delightful all-inclusive meal featuring traditional pizza, an appetizer, and dessert, providing a taste of authentic Italian cuisine. You’ll get the chance to recharge for the journey to Vesuvius that’s ahead.

Hike Mt. Vesuvius, Explore with a Geologist or enjoy Positano

After Pompeii, the coach will carry you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to early-November), one of the few active volcanoes in Europe. Opt for the first hiking option, a short walk to the steaming crater, where breathtaking views of Capri and Sorrento await.

Alternatively, for those intrigued by geology or seeking a less challenging hike, our second option introduces you to a knowledgeable geologist guide. They'll lead you on an informative exploration, providing insights into the geological wonders of the area, making it an ideal choice for those interested in the subject or desiring a more moderate trek on Vesuvius.

Mt. Vesuvius is closed during the winter so your coach will follow the coastline to Positano (from early-November to March). Here you will enjoy some lovely free time, and it’s up to you how you spend that time. Whether you want to relax on the stunning beaches, tiptoe through winding streets, shop for local souvenirs… the opportunities are endless.

Whatever time of the year you come to Italy, make sure you do not miss out on our full range of Pompeii Tours.

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