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Discover one of Italy’s most beautiful stretches of coastline on this Amalfi Coast day trip from Rome. Visit the picturesque towns of Positano and Amalfi, and explore the volcanic ruins of ancient Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Combine Italian scenery, archaeology and history on this intimate, small-group tour limited to seven/eight people per vehicle.

Highlights

  • Full-day Amalfi Coast tour from Rome with a guide
  • Sample limoncello in Amalfi town or visit Chiostro del Paradiso
  • Enjoy free time in the picturesque village of Positano and stroll along its beaches
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed site of Pompeii on a walking tour
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 7/8 people

What You Can Expect

Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Semi-Private Day Trip from Rome

See Pompeii on a day trip from Rome!

Your Amalfi Coast tour starts as you depart Rome by minivan for the drive south into the Campania region of southern Italy. This is a small-group tour with maximum of seven/eight people per minivan, which ensures a personalized experience.

During the approximate 3-hour journey, your driver-guide will tell you about what to expect from the day. Then arrive at your first stop, the town of Amalfi, a former naval power now famous for its cliffside perch on the coast of the Tyrrenhian Sea. You have free time here to explore independently. Perhaps visit landmarks like the Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso), relax over a coffee or limoncello at a café (own expense) or take a walk to admire the Mediterranean architecture.

Next, head to Positano, stopping along the way for photo ops from the coastal road. Once again, you have free time in the village to get lunch (own expense) and explore on your own, enjoying views of the sea and hillside homes. Then meet back up with your guide to continue your day trip to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour of its World Heritage-listed ruins that were covered in volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. As you explore with your guide, learn about the discovery of the ruins in the 18th century and hear stories about life in the village during the days of Ancient Rome.

Your day trip then ends with the drive back to Rome.

Customer Reviews

Lyndsey K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Had a great trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast! Excellent, fun driver, and there was only 5 of us in total on the tour. Guide in Pompeii was extremely knowledgeable, and the sights at Pompeii were amazing. The stops in Positano and Amalfi were also great. Fair warning, there is definitely moderate walking at both Pompeii and getting down to Positano and then back up to the car park. People with mobility issues would have difficulty, I believe.

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Hands down amazing. It was my first time to Italy and was told to do find a trip to Pompeii/Amalfi. I went on this tour the day after I arrived, like 8 hours into Italy. Khan was a good driver and tour guide. This semi-private tour was good. I had 4 other people with me and they were a nice group of people to share this moment. We stopped by alil café and Khan and the other group were ahead of schedule and we missed the crowd of tour buses and all. we got to Pompeii and had the best tour guide I believe since him and his daddy and his daddy were tour guides. After that we went off to Amalfi Coast, Khan stopped by a few places to take pictures and told alil tid-bits of history of the coast. Good food, good small shopping, and Limoncello was down right GUD!GOOD. I went during January so it was alil cold and raining but still amazing site. I would recommend to go during the summer to get the whole feels but Khan was saying it gets really hectic and crowed to where its unbearable just to go. So I lucked out. and like I said, the people with me made my first time in Italy a thing I will remember for life. Im going back again and ill be back on here again. mahalo!

Belinda I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Was rush the entire time was not enjoyable, especially at Pompeii. Was the last tour and rushed through

Lori R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the highlights of our trip. Our guide, Miro, was so friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We never felt rushed yet were always informed. Pompeii was more than I imagined. Our guide, Gaetano, was fantastic. He is so well informed and was eager to share his knowledge with us. One simply cannot beat the drive along the coast. I had seen it on a documentary on television and was very much looking forward to actually experiencing it for myself. I was not disappointed. A long, but great day.

Linda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was an amazing tour. Pompeii is incredible and the Amalfi Coast, both Positano and the town of Amalfi, are breathtaking. The tour is worth the 13-14 hour day and I would definitely suggest the semi-private trip. It's a little expensive as opposed to being on a tour bus, but there's no way to appreciate and absorb the story of Pompeii and the scenery of the Amalfi Coast on a large tour bus. Khan was our driver and he did an amazing job of navigating the winding roads of the Amalfi Coast. However, anyone who is even remotely suspectible to car or motion sickness should bring Dramamine with them. It's about an hour drive from Pompeii to Amalfi, and an hour back from Amalfi, on very windy roads with tight turns and in our small group of 7 people, 2 of us were sick. Definitely worth it, but bring the Dramamine.

daniel h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

loved! a great trip!

Robin E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour guide. Drive to the coast and back was entertaining due to the narrow, tightly curved roads. Would recommend for those that get car sick to plan for that! Beautiful towns with lots of shopping. Amalfi had the best gellato, so many different flavors. The highlight of the tour was the Pompeii evening tour with our tour guide, who is a third generation Pompeii tour guide. We saw more than I had hoped for and the guide had way more than any guide book or rented audio guide could offer. Take this trip!!!!

loganthomas1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Full day, amazing drivers, even better sights! Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are like nothing we have ever seen before. It is a long day but it's great! Highly recommend!

David F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This day Tour (6 people) was amazing and we left it longing to return. Roberto our driver and tour guide was excellent. Knowledgeable and a great driver. Pompeii was amazing but very rushed by our guide. The drive through Amalfi Coast was beautiful and the 2hr stop at Positano was unforgettable. ❤️

chicago_phil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our tour guide/driver, Kahn, was fantastic. The tour picks you up and drops you off at your hotel. Kahn made the three hour tour pass quickly. There is a stop half way there. He showed us sites along the way and was very informative. He spoke good English and was always pleasant. You spend about an hour or so in Amalfi, drive an hour to Positano and spend about two hours there. Bring comfortable shoes for Positano as there are many steps to climb. For ten euros, you can ask a porter to drive you. Very nice restaurants on the beach. We ate a Chez Black which was very good. Next a drive to Pompeii and the tour. Kahn is an excellent driver and negotiated the winding roads with ease. I would highly recommend this tour.

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