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Intrigued by the sights of Italy’s south? Take a day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii, and discover their sights as you listen to tales of Bourbon kings and ancient volcanic eruptions. Travel around Naples by coach to see Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Naples Royal Palace. Then, enjoy lunch and finish with a tour of Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archaeological ruins to see the monuments that lay buried for centuries.

Highlights

  • Naples and Pompeii day trip from Rome with an expert guide
  • Travel through Castelli Romani on the way south to the Campania region
  • Pass through Santa Lucia and stop for photos in front of Castel dell’Ovo on the seafront
  • See top Naples attractions from the comfort of your coach: Piazza del Plebiscito, San Carlo Opera House and Castel Nuovo
  • Explore Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins and learn about Mount Vesuvius’ eruption of AD 79

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a journey loaded with arresting sights, including the enchanting medieval villages of Castelli Romani and the distinctive outline of Mt Vesuvius. Your guide gives you a thorough overview of ancient Pompeii.

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What You Can Expect

Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Admire views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius

Begin your Rome to Naples day trip with a pickup from your hotel. Or, simply meet your guide near Rome Termini station. Once aboard your coach, relax on the journey south to the Campania region and look out for sights such as the Abbey of Montecassino. The Benedictine monastery is a dramatic sight, perched on top of a hill in the rocky Castelli Romani area.

After three hours on the road, arrive in the Campania capital of Naples, and see its sights from the comfort of your coach. Take in views of the coast as you pass along the road from Mergellina Port to the fishing district of Santa Lucia. Then, stretch your legs with a photo stop by the medieval seaside fort of Castel dell’Ovo.

Work your way into Naples’ historic center for a look at Piazza del Plebiscito and its fine collection of monuments. Hear snippets of history about Naples Royal Palace (aka Palacio Real), the three Bourbon palaces and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola — a church with attention-grabbing colonnades. Other Naples attractions seen include Castel Nuovo, Galleria Umberto I and Teatro di San Carlo.

Leave the city by coach and travel further south toward Mt Vesuvius. Pass towns such as Ercolano — home to the ancient site of Herculaneum — as well as Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata. Stop in Pompeii for lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins on a 2-hour tour.

Hear how the city lay buried under a sea of volcanic ash from Mt Vesuvius as you admire the excavations of monuments such as the 5,000-seater Teatro Grande.

Finally, return to your coach and relax on your journey back to Rome. Your tour finishes with a drop-off in Rome.

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Customer Reviews

Deborah L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fabulous -- not to be missed. You learn so much about this city -- how sophisticated it was as well as its dark side. You can almost feel what it must have been like when terror struck and then everything was frozen in time. Note: the people casts are not among the ruins but rather are preserved in a glass house. Still riveting nonetheless.

Hung

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very pleasant trip even with some light drizzle.

SUSANNE D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was one of the best tours we have been on. The bus driver and the two guilds were excellent they were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The only thing we were not so happy about was the meal we feel it would be better to have found our own lunch as there were plenty of places to eat.

silvia s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing!

Sana A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Everything was well organised. Although it rained while we were in Naples, but still It was good. We saw Naples from the tour bus, and then stopped for photos by the sea shore. We could see the Capri Island from there. Beautiful views. The lunch that was included in the trip was also good. I had special needs as I am a vegetarian and that was also catered too. It was a great trip. The Pompeii ruins tour was very informative. The guide made history interesting for me while I have never been interested in history at all.

Denis John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We had a wonderful day visiting Naples and Pompeii. Trip was very enjoyable and made so interesting by Sylvia our guide from Rome to Pompeii and then by the gentleman who joined us sorry forgot his name and then took us around Pompeii. This is only a brief visit to Pompeii but gives you a good insight into the ancient ruins and was so absorbing . I really wanted it to go on longer, We had lunch included and that was so lovely and on our way to Naples we stopped off at a cameo making factory which was very interesting as we watched a lady making a cameo. All in all a wonderful trip that I would recommend to anyone . Thanks Viator

Janet F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

My favorite tour! Loved everything about it.

justcurious85

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our bus travel to Naples and Pompeii was well coordinate with every 1.5 hour breaks in a 3 hour drive. The guided bus tour in Naples was quick and informative given by Teresa. The lunch was decent, the pizza and fruit dessert being my favorite out of the 3 course meal. As far as the Pompeii tour, Teresa was amazing. She was able to draw our imaginations of what life was like in Pompeii and how the people lived there. Example, she got us very excited before entering every ruin such as a fast food place they had built. The drive back to Rome was uneventful besides another 1.5 hour break.

kmy888

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great Tour and our Naples guide was very knowledgeable.

Lorraine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Good tour, informative guide and a very good Lunch. One of the best meals I have had in Rome.

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