Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Pompeii, Italy

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Visit Pompeii the easy way with private round-trip transportation from Rome. In a comfortable minivan with a private driver, you’ll arrive relaxed at the UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will either explore independently or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide, depending on the option selected when booking. Learn about the Mt Vesuvius eruption that covered this ancient city in ash some 2,000 years ago, and marvel at the well-preserved ruins that have frozen the city in time.
  • Private day trip to Pompeii from Rome
  • Stroll through the well-preserved streets of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii
  • See fascinating attractions like the Forum, the thermal baths and the Lupanar
  • Learn about daily life in the Imperial era and the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii and other nearby areas
  • Choose to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site independently or with an expert guide
  • Relax with private, round-trip transport in an air-conditioned minivan
After pickup by private minivan from your Rome hotel, your day trip starts with the approximate 3-hour drive out of the city to Italy’s Campania region. During the journey, catch a glimpse of the Benedictine monastery the Abbey of Montecassino.
When you arrive in Pompeii, pay your own entrance fee before heading inside to explore the archaeological ruins that make up this UNESCO World Heritage site and provide fascinating insight into what life was like here during the Imperial age. If you select the upgrade option when booking, you’ll meet an experienced guide to tour the ruins. If not, you’ll explore independently.
Located at the foot of Mt Vesuvius, ancient Pompeii was a Roman city that met a tragic end when it was covered in volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. Today, the well-preserved ruins of lanes, homes and public structures depict daily life in the city, where residents once bustled around now-empty sites like the limestone Forum, thermal baths and piazza. See the remains of the Teatro Grande, a theater that once held 5,000 people, and check out the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with frescoes.
When your time at Pompeii ends, return to your minivan for the private drive back to Rome, stopping on the way for lunch at a restaurant (own expense). Your day trip then finishes with hotel drop-off.

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, Mar 2019

I booked two vans for a day trip from Rome to Pompeii for my family of 10 people. It was the best decision I could have made. The drivers were fantastic and provided commentary along the way. Our lead driver even contacted the guide that had been booked and changed the meeting place to accommodate my use of a walker, then showed us where to have lunch. I highly recommend this company. We had an excellent experience.

, Sep 2018

It was a great trip to Pompeii. We truly enjoyed our visit outside of the City of Rome to get a chance to see some of the countryside. Thanks to Giorgio for getting us there and back to our hotel safely.

Helen F
, Feb 2018

Our driver David was a lovely person. He had to drive through some heavy rain but kept us amused along the way. On arrival in Pompeii Barbara was there to meet us and gave us a wonderful informative tour of the site. The place David suggested for lunch was excellent, the food and staff were so good. Great day all round.

Choy Foong W
, Jan 2018

There were 8 of us and we were driven in a spacious and clean MPV. Davide was our driver and gave us good insights of the surrounding areas on the way there and back. The local guide at Pompeii was knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting.

, Dec 2017

Driver and drive was wonderful, Roberto was great! Also Santiago our guide in Pompeii was awesome. Would highly recommend this tour.

, Dec 2017

The pick up, driver excellent. the staff at entrance to Pompeii hopeless, gave us no info. We followed the blue trail, very interesting but ended up at the ma in office, saw a film presentation good. Saw that there was available an audio service which we were not informed about. Also no info brochure in English, I went and double checked with entrance office, they justsaid they had no English brochures....
Asked driver to take us down to the waterfront, said yes but it didn't happen. Guide at Pompeii 150 Euro for about one hour. We said No as his English not too good so hard to understand. M.B

, Sep 2017

We took this tour on our last day in Rome and I have to say it was the cherry on top of our whole week in Italy. Davide was incredibly nice , courteous and professional he arrived on time actually earlier than the call time but he never rushed us. I highly recommend getting a guide at Pompeii, losing your way at the site is highly possible but with a guide that wouldnt be a problem at all. Santiago our guide shared with us a lot of information and more. We enjoyed every minute of the tour and it was all worth it. Lunch just outside the site was great

Nancy K
, Sep 2017

This tour was amazing.

Lisa G
, Jul 2017

It was nice having a private tour that way you could modify the day. I would highly recommend choosing the tour guide option to see Pompeii. We didn't and regretted it. Yes we got the audio guide but in hindsight I think having a tour guide would of been better. Our driver was extremely nice and professional. We were running a little late from seeing Pompeii and he was very accommodating. We ate lunch ch at the restaurant right outside the entrance which was very good. If you are anchored in Rome it can be a long day, somhaving the private driver saved time.

Daniel E
, Jul 2017

Our driver was excellent and provided a great introduction to Rome as we made our way out of the city. He was informative and a very good driver which by comparison to some other drivers is Rome is a high compliment. He delivered us at the entrance of the facility to meet with our tour guide, who was a trained archeologist. It was a particularly hot day and the tour guide was conscientious of keeping us in the shade as much as possible. She share great information about Pompeii and really helped to develop a picture of the life of it's citizens before the tragic event.
We appreciated our driver's attentiveness so much we invited him to join us for lunch.
All in all it was a great trip and we seem to have top of the line driver and private tour guide.


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