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

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Take a day out of your Rome vacation to get acquainted with Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii. This exciting day trip to Pompeii includes a steady-paced hike up Mt Vesuvius (summer only) or a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Pompeii, plus a pizza in Naples and a tour of the UNESCO-listed digs at Pompeii. Hear the history from a local guide and admire artifacts that date back to the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption of AD 79.


  • Day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii from Rome with an expert guide
  • Hike up the side of the volcano and walk along its ridge, gazing into the crater
  • Drink in dramatic views over the Bay of Naples
  • Experience the world-famous Napolitan pizza
  • Explore the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii in place of Mount Vesuvius (November 16 - March 31)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The hike to the crater of Mt Vesuvius is rewarded by phenomenal views and the guide for the Pompeii tour really brings the ruins to life. Stopping for a pizza is a wonderful break from an active day.

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What You Can Expect

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Walk up Mount Vesuvius on your day trip from Rome!

Hop aboard your coach at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, and travel south in air-conditioned comfort to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel, listen to tales about the colorful southern Italian area and Mt Vesuvius.

After the volcano’s infamous AD 79 eruption, lava and volcanic ash destroyed the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Evidence of those ancient streams of lava is still evident in the area, and your guide will show them as you travel.

Step out of your coach for a steady-paced, 20-minute walk to Mt Vesuvius’ summit, from where the most breathtaking views await. Make your way over trails covered in pumice rock and ash, before some free time to gaze down into the caldera and across the Bay of Naples.

Walk back down with your guide, and then head into Naples for a lunch of traditional pizza. From Naples, journey further south to complete your day trip from Rome to Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman city; today the town is best known for its UNESCO-listed archaeological digs, which are home to a wealth of relics. See incredibly preserved fossils and other ruins, plus plaster imprints of the town’s victims who were buried for years.

See the remains of the Forum and Teatro Grande, were some 5,000 people could once be seated. From your Pompeii tour guide, hear about day-to-day life for the Pompeii locals as you wander streets where ancient shops, cafes and even brothels could be found.

Finally, head back to Rome by coach and finish with a drop-off at the start point.

Please note: Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 16 – March 31. During this time, the hike is replaced with a walking tour of the National Archaeological Museum of Pompeii. The site is home to an array of relics, excavations and art from Pompeii.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the highlights of my entire holiday and it was my first day in Europe!! We did not get to visit the Volcano due to bad weather but got to see so much in the museum. The guides Alessandra and Robert were awesome! Pompeii is so beautiful still and must have been incredible in its original state.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

the view from the Vulcano was great, and so was Pompeii

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent ! Guides were wonderful, very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Pompeii tour was enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

AWESOME experience with the best tour guides! We had a wonderful day touring the ancient city of Pompeii, and the hike of Mount Vesuvius. Travels with motion sickness, be warned. The bus ride to Vesuvius can be definitely tricky. Overall, though, a FANTASTIC experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Robert and Stephanie were great tour guides - lots of knowledge about Rome and the sights. Incredibly funny too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

brilliant day out, well worth the money, trips reps amazingly knowledgeable
and enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

long day but worth the effort excellent guides lots of fun would love a day out with them next time I am in rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Stephanie, Luka, and Marios may or may not have spelled those right were all marvelous. I learned a ton and had fun doing it. The lunch was wonderful. Hiking up Mt Vesuvius was challenging, but well worth the sore legs and just sore everything, tbh at the end of it all. Getting to Pompeii and learning more about their civilisation was just the icing on the cake. It truly was remarkable. Luka and Stephanie's Rome 101 at the end of the tour was especially appreciated and myself and a couple other tour guests took advantage of a certain gelato recommendation immediately after the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highly recommend it.

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