It's a journey loaded with arresting sights, including the enchanting medieval villages of Castelli Romani and the distinctive outline of Mt Vesuvius. Your guide gives you a thorough overview of ancient Pompeii.
Begin your Rome to Naples day trip with a pickup from your hotel. Or, simply meet your guide near Rome Termini station. Once aboard your coach, relax on the journey south to the Campania region and look out for sights such as the Abbey of Montecassino. The Benedictine monastery is a dramatic sight, perched on top of a hill in the rocky Castelli Romani area.
After three hours on the road, arrive in the Campania capital of Naples, and see its sights from the comfort of your coach. Take in views of the coast as you pass along the road from Mergellina Port to the fishing district of Santa Lucia. Then, stretch your legs with a photo stop by the medieval seaside fort of Castel dell’Ovo.
Work your way into Naples’ historic center for a look at Piazza del Plebiscito and its fine collection of monuments. Hear snippets of history about Naples Royal Palace (aka Palacio Real), the three Bourbon palaces and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola — a church with attention-grabbing colonnades. Other Naples attractions seen include Castel Nuovo, Galleria Umberto I and Teatro di San Carlo.
Leave the city by coach and travel further south toward Mt Vesuvius. Pass towns such as Ercolano — home to the ancient site of Herculaneum — as well as Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata. Stop in Pompeii for lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins on a 2-hour tour.
Hear how the city lay buried under a sea of volcanic ash from Mt Vesuvius as you admire the excavations of monuments such as the 5,000-seater Teatro Grande.
Finally, return to your coach and relax on your journey back to Rome. Your tour finishes with a drop-off in Rome.
Awesome experience. Great tour guide. Lunch was delicious.
a long day but thoroughly enjoyable. The guides were friendly, smiling and very knowledgeable about their subject enthusiastic too. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a worthwhile trip.
The experience was great overall EXCEPT for the the following instances:
The guide from Naples Miss Theresa was very hard to listen to because she was over-the-top on her English pronounciations.
Our guide in Pompeii Nardo had a very heavy French accent that we couldn't tell if he was still speaking French or English with a hard French accent and missed a lot of the narrative.
The food -- The pasta/gnocchi was good, the potatoes were good, even the fruit was passable but the fish and 'roast beef were not fit to be served! served-- it was HORRIBLE! What a disappointment...we were really looking forward to having a nice lunch before heading for our tour.
The trip was great. I didn't need to worry about getting there or back. Simply show up and enjoy. The lunch was much better than I expected and the tour guide was knowledgeable and funny.
Don't miss out on Naples and Pompeii! I'm so glad I went on this tour. It is mostly a bus tour of Naples, photos at the Bay of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius in the background, lunch in modern day Pompei with the best pizza we had in Italy, and a tour of ancient Pompeii. Guides were great. Standing in the ruins of Pompeii is going to be one of the most amazing moments of your life.
One recommendation: if it is possible to skip taking children through the brothel in Pompeii with the graphic frescos and just wait somewhere else for the rest of the group. I was unsuccessful in explaining to my guide why I wanted to have my 11-year-old and 13-year-old skip this building on the tour.
The tour was amazing! Pompeii was so beautiful and it was great seeing the coast of Naples. My only complaint was that the pasta at lunch wasn't too great and the dessert was only some melons, which I don't eat. However, the main dish and the pizza was pretty good, so overall the lunch wasn't bad. However, the tour guides were extremely informative and taught us so much about the places we visited. Guido had some hilarious jokes as well! Seeing Mt. Vesuvius was also unreal! Highly recommend the tour.
This was amazing and plenty to see. I could have used more time in Naples, but great tour.
We had a wonderful time! High marks to our tour guide Jose - very entertaining and informative. Can't wait to come back!
Fantastic tour! Highly recommend.
Superb and efficient tour with very entertaining guide
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