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Intrigued by the sights of Italy’s south? Take a day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii, and discover their sights as you listen to tales of Bourbon kings and ancient volcanic eruptions. Travel around Naples by coach to see Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Naples Royal Palace. Then, enjoy lunch and finish with a tour of Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archaeological ruins to see the monuments that lay buried for centuries.

Highlights

  • Naples and Pompeii day trip from Rome with an expert guide
  • Travel through Castelli Romani on the way south to the Campania region
  • Pass through Santa Lucia and stop for photos in front of Castel dell’Ovo on the seafront
  • See top Naples attractions from the comfort of your coach: Piazza del Plebiscito, San Carlo Opera House and Castel Nuovo
  • Explore Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins and learn about Mount Vesuvius’ eruption of AD 79

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

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.

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What You Can Expect

Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Admire views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius

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.

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Customer Reviews

madhukar_mandapati

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guide who took us on the walking tours thru Pompeii was excellent! This was a fun trip for the kids as well, despite the heat.

Katalin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent and well organized tour. We had two excellent guides, Cristina on the bus and a local guide Giovanni for Naples and Pompei. Both of them did their best. It would've been be good to have some time to buy a few souvenirs. We didn't like the places where the bus stopped on the way to Naples and back. But still, it was a great trip.

Dawn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour highly recommend it Pompeii was amazing the two guides I had for the different places were wonderful. I had a fantastic day

MARIE L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is a wonderful tour. The tour bus was clean and very comfortable. The tour guide in Naples and Pompeii was knowledgeable. I recommend this tour but go on a much cooler season.

Brenda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was amazing, we were picked up at our hotel and taken to the coach, where we were met by our guide Christina who looked after us on the coach and gave us really good information on the way, the tour guide who took us around Pompeii was excellent, would strongly recommend this tour

Eve L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I loved it. The female guide we had was wonderful! she spoke 4 languages!!!

Ronald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip. Everyone and everything was very nice. Staff, guides and drivers all very knowledgeable and accommodating. We're planning another one before we leave Rome.

Cristine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a wonderful tour! I would have perhaps liked to have a pizza lunch in Naples at the waterfront, but other than that the tour was great, Pompeii was amazing, as was the mini trip to the cameo factory and the limoncella store. My daughter also used Viator for a bunch of mini tours throughout her 16 weeks in Europe and was also truly happy! I will certainly be using Viator in the future!

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome and powerful experience. Great tour guide. Wear good walking shoes because those cobble stones are big!

ihernandez82

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

To be able to walk through this city and being told the history and stories is indescribable.

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