4.5 star rating: Recommended 522 Reviews

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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 May 2015

Very efficient and painless way to see Pompeii.
Rather than take the guided tour (which requires an up charge), we'd downloaded an audio guide. We wished we'd taken the tour. We spent a lot of time being lost, while the folks who took the tour, loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Pompeii was amazing. Yes, it was a long drive from Rome, but it was worth every minute of it. We had a guide on the bus to Pompeii, she was helpful, however, she talked on the cell phone almost the whole trip from Rome to Pompeii. It became somehow annoying because she was quite loud. I understand her job was to ensure we get there safely and hand us over to the local guide, but...
BTW, the local guide was fantastic, his name is Francesco, I have made remarks on Tripadviser...

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