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

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

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 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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent trip, exactly what was promised. Tour guides were all wonderful and knowledgable. Thoroughly enjoyable day. Planning to do it again some day.

mareejulian
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

When you're in Italy, Pompeii and Naples are a must see place! They are a must in your itinerary!. The ruins of Pompeii are full of wonders as you witness the AD-years history!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent very interesting had a great day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour is excellent! Our tour guide Kristina was excellent. She had good stories and was a wealth of information. The lunch was very good and the Pompeii visit is just the right length!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

You have to go on this! Excellent guides, money well spent on this amazing day!

vanlooy.c
België

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

nice trip with airco bus ,stops 1 time on the way to stretch and eat a snack

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was fantastic. The tour was amazing and the guides were knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Everything we had expected

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