• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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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
  • 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
  • Stop for shopping at the amazing old factory of coral and cameo at Torre del Greco on the way back

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What You Can Expect

Discover the Ancient Ruins of 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

Denise S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

It was an excellent tour! It took all the stress out of planning!

bethabesamis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The trip to Naples and Pompeii was awesome. Our guide Teresa in Pompeii had a natural love and knowledge of Pompeii. We learned so many special things from her. Our stop at a Cameo making shop was wonderful too.
Definitely worth the time , the countryside going south from Rome was beautiful too.

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide Kristina, and driver John Franco were excellent as was local guide Guido. Pompeii is a must see if you are in the area. Imagine that 48 FEET of ash fell on the city in 150 SECONDS. Incredible. They have excavated over over 3,000 rooms over the last 300 years and are still digging. Absolutely incredible.

dilos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent!

Justin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Awesome guide, great place to visit. The food was fantastic. Loved everything about this tour!!! Wish we would have had more time to walk around and explore, but overall it was great!!

Alex M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was amazing!

Zeneituonuo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The Naples and Pompeii day trip was an excellent way to spend the day. The bus ride was comfortable and stopped for a breaks at right times. The guides were informative, enthusiastic and helpful. There were around 35 people on the tour. After a quick ride around the center of Naples, we headed for Pompeii for lunch which I enjoyed and sight-seeing. The guided tour around Pompeii lasted for a little over two hours. I realized after the tour that we had missed some interesting sights but then its a massive place. I think everybody dozed off on the bus on the way back to Rome. We were dropped off at the nearest stops from our hotels right on time for dinner.

jseidel26

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Good tour and well worth the money. Its a very long day so be prepared to be up early and not back until approx 8PM. It was so. Ice that they picked us up at our hotel in the morning, that was a nice perk of this tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a lot of interesting facts to share and you could tell that she really enjoyed her work. Take the tour. Ciao!

CFII United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent trip with lots of time to explore Pompeii. Highly recommend.

Don R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Had a great time with knowledgeable tour guides and an excellent lunch!

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