Walk the ancient streets in Rome, but don’t miss a visit the excavated city of Pompeii for an even more vivid look at daily life in the ancient Roman Empire. Explore both the ruins and nearby Naples on a tour from Rome—here are your options.
Guided Day Trips
A day trip to Naples and Pompeii from Rome in the company of a knowledgeable guide is great for those short on time. You’ll see the highlights of the ruins as well as the UNESCO-listed historic center of Naples on a well-organized, stress-free excursion.
Private Day Trips
Upgrade to a private day trip to Naples and Pompeii from Rome to tailor your itinerary to better suit your interests. Some private tours include lunch or wine tasting, while having a private guide means you’ll have all the time in the world to ask questions along the way.
Spending more than one day around Naples and Pompeii gives you the ability to explore at a slower pace—you’ll see and do more, and still have time to relax. Add visits to more sights to your trip, such as the gorgeous towns of the Amalfi Coast, the excavated city of Herculaneum (not far from Pompeii), or the islands of Capri or Ischia.
Things to Know
- Naples is roughly 140 miles (224 km) from Rome, reachable in a little more than one hour by high-speed train.
- Full-day tours from Rome to Naples are typically 10 to 14 hours long, though express options running about 7 hours are available. Prepare for a long day.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes; the terrain at Pompeii is uneven in many places.
- Bring a water bottle and sun protection—much of Pompeii is exposed, offering little shade, and drinking fountains aren’t as readily available as they are in Rome.