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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Combine a trip to Naples with a tour of Pompeii’s ruins on a full-day excursion from Rome! From the comfort of your coach, see the sights of Naples, admiring the Royal Palace, Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and more. Hear tales of Bourbon kings who once ruled the city, and then travel inland to visit Pompeii. Stop for lunch and then tour the UNESCO-listed ruins, seeing incredible monuments that lay undiscovered for centuries.


  • 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

Start your day with a pickup from your central Rome hotel or alternatively, start your tour at a meeting point in town, near Rome Termini Station. Hit the road and travel south to Italy’s Campania region, and as you gaze out at the pretty landscape of Castelli Romani look out for Abbey of Montecassino -- a spectacular Benedictine monastery perched atop of a hill.

After a journey of roughly three hours, arrive in the southern Italian region of Campania and head straight to its capital Naples to discover its delights from the comfort of your coach. Entering the city via the coastal road from Mergellina Port, pass through Naples’ fishing quarter, Santa Lucia, and then stop for photos in front of Castel dell’Ovo – the medieval castle on the seafront.

Continue to the city’s historical center to see Piazza del Plebiscito, the impressive square that’s home to Naples Royal Palace (Palacio Real), three other Bourbon palaces, and an eye-catching colonnaded church – Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. Hear the history of Naples in its 19th-century heyday when the Bourbon kings ruled the land, and then take in more of the center’s A-list sites. See San Carlo Opera House, the Gallery of Umberto I and, finally, the imposing Castel Nuovo.

Leave the city, and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before arriving in the town of Pompeii. Stop for a well-earned lunch in one of the town’s traditional restaurants, and then head out to visit Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins on a 2-hour walking tour. Learn how the ancient city lay buried under Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic ash for centuries and see incredible excavations of old monuments, like Teatro Grande -- a theater that once seated 5,000 people.

After your tour, head back to your coach and then travel north back to Rome. Your tour finishes back at the start point near Termini Station. Alternatively, you can make use of a drop-off at Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica; simply let your guide know on the day.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful! Very interesting and lunch was delicious.

Pamela O
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Was a good tour, whole day out, and titling in sun at Pompeii but all in all would recommend.
Very good bus driver


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The highlight of this tour was clearly Pompeii. The Naples portion was interesting and our stop at the cameo and jewelry factory was a treat. But Pompeii just blew us away, particularly with Mount Vesuvius in the background. A visit to Pompeii is necessary to realize the vast area that was devastated by the eruption that occurred centuries ago, yet only rediscovered less than 300 years ago. Our guide did a wonderful job in describing life in ancient Pompeii and helped to make this a truly memorable excursion

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a fabulous tour. The only problem with the whole day was caused by Viator not passing on our hotel change to the tour company as they had said they had done. We nearly missed the tour and it cost an extra 20 euro in a cab fair.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a great scenic bus ride. Very informative guides. We would highly recommend it.

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

You only see Naples by bus with a short photo stop at the coast. Lunch could have been much better. The tour of Pompeii was excellent and well worth joining--Lucho, our guide, provided entertaining and interesting historical facts about Pompeii, making the tour of the ruins much more fascinating than it would otherwise have been. Be ready for a long, action-packed day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was very interesting and informative. I would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a fantastic day the trip around Naples was a bit quick but enjoyable maybe a lunch stop here would have been preferable but pompeii was something else the guide Joseph was so interesting and brought he trip to life our guide for the day Silvia was the sweetest girl and kept us all informed as we went along and on time i would highly recommend this tour

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