Explore the massive archaeological excavation at Pompeii on this unforgettable day tour from Rome. Enjoy panoramic views over Naples, and walk through the ancient Roman streets of Pompeii, frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which still looms over the area. A 2-course lunch at a local restaurant is included, as well as entrance fees and skip-the-line access.
Full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii from Rome
Enjoy incredible views of Naples, including the Castel dell'Ovo and Mergellina
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Pompeii
Enjoy skip-the-line access at Pompeii to explore the ancient Roman city
The day was well organised and included lunch. The tours were a good length and informative, allowing free time aswell. Only problem, if it was one, was that the pickup point wasnt obvious. Although, after ringing up we were able to google map and find it.
Our trip to Pompeii was an extremely worthwhile, memorable trip. I have always wanted to see Pompeii and we were not disappointed by what it had to offer. The initial trip to Pompeii included driving through Naples to stop for 10 minutes to take in the sights. Prior to going into Pompeii we stopped for a pizza lunch. Pompeii itself is sprawling, hot, and crowded- with a lot to take in. I feel it is very worthwhile to have a tour guide to point out different places and things that you might miss or not know about. We learned a lot about the city and life during these times. I would recommend a visit to Pompeii
The day started early at 7.30 at the busstop at Viale Luigi Einaudi (near Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri) where we were guided to the right bus. This day Alessia was our guide and proved to be an excellent guid, starting with some info about Rome as we passed to it to get to the highway. After 1,5 hours we had a stop at a small restaurant so you could buy some coffee or breakfast (not included) and for the toitlets. Then ~1 hour more to Naples where 2 extra guides stepped in the bus, 1 for English 1 for French/German. We all received a audioguide so we could listen to the specific guide. Our English guide was Fabiano. He explained all we saw in Naples as we drove through it. We only made one stop and that was for the view on vulcano Vesuvio and the coastal line. Very beautifull side. The viewpoint was nice, the rest of Naples not so much. After the stop continued to Pompeii where we first went to a nice restaurant for the included pizza lunch. Options were Margaritha (tomatosauce with cheese), Marinara (only tomatosauce with a couple of olives) or Mozzarella/Proscuitto (no tomatosaus). The pizzas were good but they could have told the Marinara was without cheese. 1 Drink was included and a dessert but that was just a bit of cake with whipped creme. Not really nice. After this to the entrance of Pompeii. As Alessia was buying our tickets we could go to a Cameo (?) shop for a small explanation about making jewelry from shelves. Personally and I think for most people they didn't really find this interesting but we had to wait anyways. Then we went with Fabiano to Pompeii archeological site. He showed us around in ~2 hours to the most important/interesting places. As Pompeii is really big this is good to see a lot without getting lost. Ofcourse you could spent more time in it but for me this was just fine. Then back to Rome with again 1 stop at the small restaurant. And arrived back a bit before 8 o'clock at the busstation. Overall we were really happy about the tour! Definitely recommend it if you don't have a car.
Excellent tour, the service and transportation to and from Pompeii was perfect. Our guides both during the bus trip and latter on for Naples and Pompeii were very professional and truly knowledgeable. We had pizza for lunch in a really nice Pompeii's restaurant, after we visited a local artisan shop. Pompeii's site is a most experience for anybody visiting Italy. Walking their streets feels like you are going back in time, and it the felling of wonder is indescribable as one imagines what life would have been in antiquity and the level of sophistication the Romans enjoyed back then. An amazing experience!
I gave this 4 stars mostly for being able to visit Pompeii. The Naples part was mostly a drive through the town with a minimum of exposition, although the views were wonderful. Pompeii was a light but since it was May 1 - a holiday, lots of kids and families. Leader was mildly informative.
The early morning hotel pick up was punctualThe tour was good Naples was only a drive thru town with a 10 minute stop for photos The Pompei was good but it absorbed the entire afternoon. no time to shop for nick nacks .. The lunch was an hour long at a hotel in Naples Besides food being cold ..it lacked taste. It was 3 hour bus ride each way with a 30 minute rest stop. Not enough time in Pompei although our tour guides were knowledgeable they were operating on time constraints to the minute.. felt like cattle being hurdled along
A well organised and comfortable day. We walked to the pick up point and the bus left at 7.30am and we had a breakfast stop at about 9.00am. Next was a tour of Naples with a stop for photos overlooking the bay. Lunch was really good and the venue was great as there was just our coach being served in a light and airy room and was a good opportunity to talk to other travellers. We had a 2 hour tour of Pompeii with Vittorio our guide. It doesn't sound a long time but Vittorio showed us the most interesting parts of the ruins with a great sense of humour and knowledge. We then had half an hour to ourselves. The group met again at 4.30pm and after a bus journey of approximately one and a half hours we had a quick stop arriving back in the centre of Rome at around 8.00pm. It was a long day but well worth it as you get to see some beautiful Italian countryside and the imposing sight of Mount Vesuvius.
The best part of this tour was the very interesting and hilarious Marco, the commentator on the bus, and the banter between him and the driver, Franco, and the Naples guide, Connie. They made the trip fun. Very well-planned bus trip from Rome comfortable with the appropriate amount of stops along the way for bathroom snack and bathroom breaks. Great lunch at Naples, beautiful! The only thing that would have improved the day was the weather, as there was, unfortunately, a lot of Sahara desert sand in the air, mixed with moisture, making it less than perfect for viewing and photography, but oh, well, you cannot control the weather!