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Take a day out of your Rome vacation to get acquainted with Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii. This exciting day trip to Pompeii includes a steady-paced hike up Mt Vesuvius (summer only) or a visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Pompeii, plus a pizza in Naples and a tour of the UNESCO-listed digs at Pompeii. Hear the history from a local guide and admire artifacts that date back to the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption of AD 79.


  • Day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii from Rome with an expert guide
  • Hike up the side of the volcano and walk along its ridge, gazing into the crater
  • Drink in dramatic views over the Bay of Naples
  • Experience the world-famous Napolitan pizza
  • Explore the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii in place of Mount Vesuvius (November 16 - March 31)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The hike to the crater of Mt Vesuvius is rewarded by phenomenal views and the guide for the Pompeii tour really brings the ruins to life. Stopping for a pizza is a wonderful break from an active day.

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What You Can Expect

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Walk up Mount Vesuvius on your day trip from Rome!

Hop aboard your coach at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, and travel south in air-conditioned comfort to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel, listen to tales about the colorful southern Italian area and Mt Vesuvius.

After the volcano’s infamous AD 79 eruption, lava and volcanic ash destroyed the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Evidence of those ancient streams of lava is still evident in the area, and your guide will show them as you travel.

Step out of your coach for a steady-paced, 20-minute walk to Mt Vesuvius’ summit, from where the most breathtaking views await. Make your way over trails covered in pumice rock and ash, before some free time to gaze down into the caldera and across the Bay of Naples.

Walk back down with your guide, and then head into Naples for a lunch of traditional pizza. From Naples, journey further south to complete your day trip from Rome to Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman city; today the town is best known for its UNESCO-listed archaeological digs, which are home to a wealth of relics. See incredibly preserved fossils and other ruins, plus plaster imprints of the town’s victims who were buried for years.

See the remains of the Forum and Teatro Grande, were some 5,000 people could once be seated. From your Pompeii tour guide, hear about day-to-day life for the Pompeii locals as you wander streets where ancient shops, cafes and even brothels could be found.

Finally, head back to Rome by coach and finish with a drop-off at the start point.

Please note: Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 16 – March 31. During this time, the hike is replaced with a walking tour of the National Archaeological Museum of Pompeii. The site is home to an array of relics, excavations and art from Pompeii.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great overall! Amanda and Marta were excellent guides, very knowledgeable and fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a long day of touring but it is a GREAT way to see Pompeii. We had great guides and saw and learned a lot. It was neat to be able to climb Mt Vesuvius. Having a guide take us through Pompeii really maximized our time and elevated the experience. The pizza lunch was clearly a tourist trap. It was a huge reception hall with hundreds of other tour buses. Not a very local dining experience. I still think it's an amazing to see Pompeii from Rome and I would recommend the tour.

Mark F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

No trip to the West coast of Rome would be complete without visiting the Tyrrhenian Sea coast, to tempt fate by climbing sleepy Vesuvius then to tread on the cobblestoned streets of ancient Pompeii as it's ill-fated inhabitants did nearly two millennia ago but now with a local archaeologist. Our tour guide for the day Roberto was knowledgeable and engaging and was a perfect fit. Although the obligatory lunch stop served very disappointing Neapolitan pizzas, worse still was finding a Starbucks inside Pompeii built on the site which had been the womens' bathhouse. If this is how we treat world heritage sites there is no hope. Putting these minor gripes aside, this full day trip into Campania was both exhilarating and informative made possible by our expert guides and driver.

Karen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was definitely the highlight of my time in Rome. So glad we took it, just wished we took it at the beginning of the trip as we might have spared ourselves some bad experiences in the city. The guides/hosts were wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic, learned all sorts of things from them. And, of course Pompeii was absolutely incredible.

Marie-Pier A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had an amazing time in Pompei Vesuve. Well organized, our guide from City Wonders was instructive and funny. This tour is one of the highlight of our travel.

Judith A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The local guide in Pompeii was excellent. The guide was knowledgable and was also skillful in moving us from one locale within the ruins to the next. Lunch was very good and despite the rain, I enjoyed the climb up Mt. Vesuvius.

Bob and Michele United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a wonderful time on this tour. The guide in Pompeii was excellent and we learned so much.

Erin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a great of making the tour fun


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Sensational tour. Our guides were the best. Thanks so much Anna and Andy. Our driver was amazing thanks Antonio. Highly recommend this tour.

Luc D Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Andy, Anna and our driver Antonio made this full day tour most enjoyable. The weather was outstanding, which made the view from Mount Vesuvius very impressive. The visit of the ruins of Pompeii was something to see. This tour is worth doing and if you are to pick one tour, this should be the one.

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