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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompeii on this 12-hour independent tour from Rome and enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach. A great way to arrange your do-it-yourself tour of Pompeii, this simple round-trip shuttle service takes you from central Rome right to the heart of ancient Pompeii. Travel in comfort and explore independently, or upgrade your tour to include access to Pompeii’s excavations and a 2-hour guided tour.

Highlights

  • 12-hour independent day-trip to Pompeii from Rome
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort then tour Pompeii at your leisure
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel
  • Learn about the site and plan your visit from the books and leaflets on board your coach
  • Upgrade to access Pompeii’s excavations and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour

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What You Can Expect

Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

Explore the mysteries of ancient Pompeii!

Depart from central Rome by air-conditioned coach in the morning and travel out of the city on the 3.5-hour journey to Pompeii. As you travel, enjoy reading the books and leaflets on Pompeii (provided) and perhaps plan your route through the ancient UNESCO-listed site.

Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted on a summer's day here in the year 79AD, covering the town and its many inhabitants in thick layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii has been locked in a time capsule ever since, and the artefacts and buildings on display offer insight into life here almost 2,000 years ago. Today, Pompeii is widely considered to be one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world — a vibrant, well-preserved and accessible destination offering a fascinating look back to an ancient Italian civilization.

Wander from mosaic to monument and temple to theater as you explore Pompeii independently, and marvel at the site’s strong sense of history. Admire the town’s ancient Forum and thermal baths, where Pompeii’s many residents would have played out their days before the eruption.

Stroll along Via degli Augustali, past the age-old limestone columns still standing, and perhaps pose for photographs in front of the centuries-old scenery. To help you navigate your way around, all paths begin and end with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from daily life in ancient Pompeii.

Upgrade your tour to gain access to Pompeii’s fascinating excavations and enjoy a 2-hour tour in a group of no more than 25 people, with personalized attention from your guide.

In the mid-afternoon, hop back aboard your air-conditioned coach for the journey back to central Rome where your Rome to Pompeii independent day tour will come to an end.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We liked everything about this day trip. The company seemed very well organized and the staff very friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour! Not only were the tour guides really friendly but I was travelling alone and made some great friends on the tour that day. They are the only tour that only goes to Pompeii from Rome, and they really let you make the most of the time you have to explore Pompeii. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful trip and great organization. We loved the ruins and had a great time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great day with 4 hours to visit Pompeii which was plenty of time. The host and bus driver were polite and provided us with information as necessary. It was nice to not have to worry about making our way there and back on public transport, and the bus was nice and air conditioned.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good tour but the guide did not take us to the place i wanted to see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A great way to see Pompeii at your own pace. It was nice to just be driven there in an air-conditioned bus and back. It was a long day, but worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everything was perfect, the bus, bus driver, coordinator and tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was one of our favorite trips while in Italy! We thoroughly enjoyed Pompeii. The shuttle bus was so comfortable and roomy, the leader on the bus was funny, happy and knowledgeable and made the bus trip fun. Our tour guide in Pompeii was just great and gave us so much info, all while being jovial and funny. We loved this trip so much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We were very happy with our tour: both Patricia on the bus and Vincenzo our guide at Pompeii. Both had great humour and charm, we had lovely day. We left knowing so much more than when we arrived.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide at the ruins was very, very good. Very informative and personable. Good bus driver

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