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From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

2. Pompeii: Half-Day Tour from Naples

See Pompeii's most intriguing points on this half-day tour. Get picked up at 8:00 AM or 1:30 PM and visit the famous Roman town, one of the most famous archaeological sites. Join a VIP small group tour (8 people), a small group tour (up to 18 people), or a regular group tour (up to 40 people). Upon arrival, discover this well-preserved Roman city with paved streets, luxurious villas, and temples. Feel the presence of ancient Romans. Visit the thermal baths, theaters, forums, and the famous Vetti’s house and “Lupanare." See natural body casts, preserved by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. The visit lasts for about 2 hours before heading back to the drop-off point.

From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

3. From Naples: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour

Experience how the ancient Romans lived and the immense and beautiful Italian landscape on this combination tour by minivan or car of the Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius. See the Forum, the Stabian Baths, a brothel, the House of the Faun, the House of the Tragic Poet, and more. Then, drive up Mount Vesuvius with a volcanologist guide. After visiting Pompeii, take a half-hour break before beginning the second part of the tour. Head off on a drive to the top of Mount Vesuvius through the natural beauty of pine forests and lush woods and bright yellow flowers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a walk with a volcanologist guide who will tell you about the geological history of the volcano and its eruptions.

Pompeii & Amalfi Coast: Small Group Day Trip from Rome

4. Pompeii & Amalfi Coast: Small Group Day Trip from Rome

Board the comfortable air-conditioned bus in Rome and relax as your expert driver whisks you south to Pompeii. Once there, you’ll be met by an expert local tour guide, hand-picked for their knowledge, enthusiasm, and story-telling skills. Discover some spots that many other visitors don’t see, such as private family homes, ancient fast food restaurants, and even a brothel. During your tour, you’ll also see the most important sights of Pompeii and learn what daily life was like in this ancient port town. Come to understand how terrifying and confusing it was when Mount Vesuvius erupted and froze the city and its residents in time in 79 A.D. Visit the Roman Forum and the Temple of Venus, and see the tragic death casts. After your Pompeii tour you’ll head off on a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast. As you navigate the twists and turns of one of Italy’s most beautiful drives, you’ll hear about local history and culture. Stop in Positano, a pastel-colored resort town perched on the cliffs that has inspired legendary writers such as Shelley, Goethe, and Steinbeck. After an introduction from your guide, with some tips on where to eat lunch and shop, you’ll have free time to do as you please.

From Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5. From Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

This full-day tour of the World Heritage Sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum begins with a pick-up at your hotel in Naples and a transfer by bus to the ruins at Pompeii. There will be a tour assistant on the bus during this part of the excursion. On arriving in Pompeii you’ll meet your guide and then explore the ruins for around 2 hours. Your guide will show you the traditions and daily life of ancient Pompeii. You’ll see the large theater, the necropolis, the thermal baths, and some of the amazing houses that were owned by the richest residents. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to Herculaneum where you’ll have the chance to explore the ruins on your own. It’s possible to observe the daily life of the population here in even more detail than in Pompeii, as the mud and volcanic debris that covered the city preserved the structures and artifacts of Herculaneum incredibly well.

From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

6. From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

Discover Vesuvius with fast-track tickets to the Pompeii archaeological site and take in the views of Mt. Vesuvius with a guide. Head to a vineyard to taste regional wines and enjoy a light lunch. Be picked up from your accommodation in Sorrento and make your way to the ruins of Pompeii. Explore the city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD and learn the history behind each turn. Continue to a local vineyard and savor the flavors of regional wine. Regain your strength with a light lunch before boarding a bus to Mt. Vesuvius in the early afternoon. Ascend to 1,000 meters on Mt. Vesuvius. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide and learn about the history and geology of the crater. Take in the breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples before being returned to your accommodation.

From Rome: Ruins of Pompeii Full-Day Audio Guide Tour

7. From Rome: Ruins of Pompeii Full-Day Audio Guide Tour

Journey through time at the stunning archaeological site of Pompeii, and get a unique insight into life in the Roman Empire. Depart Rome and travel along the Highway of the Sun, admiring the countryside of Lazio and the Castelli Romani along the way. Get incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Vesuvius as you approach the Gulf of Naples. Stop for a traditional Italian lunch, and then make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Get fast track entry on arrival with your skip-the-line tickets, and then spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city, frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash in 79 AD. Buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash up to 19 to 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) deep for 17 centuries, Pompeii was able to survive the ravages of time and the destructive effects of climate and heavy weather. Resume your trip through the Roman countryside and enjoy the scenery as you make your way back to the city at a relaxed pace. Arrive in time to enjoy the rest of the night in Rome at your leisure.

Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

8. Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast

Discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast, climb Mount Vesuvius, and see the excavation site at Pompeii, all on one tour! Drive along the coastal road and pass the picturesque towns that make Italy's Campania region unforgettable, then explore the ancient city of Pompeii. In Pompeii you’ll have the chance to explore one of Europe's most compelling excavation sites. This Roman city was lost for 1700 years, partially destroyed and buried under ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have a unique insight into ancient city life. After lunch depart for Mount Vesuvius. The minibus takes you 1000 meters up the volcano, then you’ll be escorted by a guide to the summit. From here enjoy have views over the southern part of the volcano and, during days with good visibility, the entire gulf of Naples. On the journey back, visit one of the most prestigious cameo and coral factories in the region to see the production of typical Italian carvings.

From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

9. From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Following a morning pickup from downtown Naples, drive to Pompeii to visit the ruins. During this section of the tour, there will be an assistant on the bus to answer your questions. Arrive in Pompeii and join a tour guide. Located under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted in the last 100 years, Pompeii is as fascinating as it is mysterious. With its perfect stone-paved streets, houses, temples, a Forum, and theaters, it provides an almost complete picture of what was once a thriving Roman city. You will tour the ruins for approximately 2 hours, as your guide leads you through the theater, the necropolis, the Thermae, and some aristocratic houses that were owned by the city’s richest citizens. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Continue after lunch with a drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Sit back and relax as panoramic vista after vista passes you by. Stop on a panoramic terrace overlooking Positano, before heading to the queen of the Coast, Amalfi. End your tour with a 30-minute break in the town of Amalfi. Lying at the foot of a deep ravine, and surrounded by steep cliffs, it is a dramatic location to grab a coffee, or gelato, and simply watch the world go-by. Your driver will take you back to Naples.

From Rome: Pompeii All-Inclusive Tour with Live Guide

10. From Rome: Pompeii All-Inclusive Tour with Live Guide

After being picked up from Rome, drive for approximately 3 hours to the Pompeii archaeological site. A 15-minute stop for a quick break on the road will be granted. Head to Pompeii where a professional guide will take you on a 2-hour group tour exploring one of the world's most engrossing archaeological experiences: a historical city covered by volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Your guide will show you fascinating places such as The Forum, Thermal Baths, and Lupanare. After the visit, you will be taken to a restaurant to enjoy a pizza lunch accompanied by a drink and time to relax before heading back to Rome. Return to Rome by around 5:30 PM depending on traffic conditions.  Please note: the archaeologic site in Pompeii is closed on the December 25 and on the 1st of January every year

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4.4 / 5

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The bus came to the port and picked us up. Everything was very organized. The guide in Pompei (Eliza) was absolutely amazing. Elga and the bus driver for Sorrento were very helpful and polite. The overall experience was very good and I would totally recommend this excursion.

The meeting point was clearly and unambiguously described. The journey to Pompeii was entertaining, as the tour guide always had interesting things to tell. Pompeii itself was worth the effort. Overall, the organization and the process was perfect. We could enjoy the day

Absolutely amazing trip completely recommend, the guide Anna was so helpful and answered any questions you had and even offered advice on places to go and restaurants to visit. If your Questioning booking just do it you won’t regret it

Visit Pompeii and volcano Vesuvius great but be careful do it by bus or taxi, not with your car no place to park

Emiliano, our guide, you can see that he enjoys his work. Tells, explains and sometimes forgets the time ;)