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Visit Pompeii the easy way with private round-trip transportation from Rome. In a comfortable minivan with a private driver, you’ll arrive relaxed at the UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will either explore independently or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide, depending on the option selected when booking. Learn about the Mt Vesuvius eruption that covered this ancient city in ash some 2,000 years ago, and marvel at the well-preserved ruins that have frozen the city in time.


  • Private day trip to Pompeii from Rome
  • Stroll through the well-preserved streets of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii
  • See fascinating attractions like the Forum, the thermal baths and the Lupanar
  • Learn about daily life in the Imperial era and the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii and other nearby areas
  • Choose to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site independently or with an expert guide
  • Relax with private, round-trip transport in an air-conditioned minivan

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Explore Pompeii independently or with an expert guide on this private day trip

After pickup by private minivan from your Rome hotel, your day trip starts with the approximate 3-hour drive out of the city to Italy’s Campania region. During the journey, catch a glimpse of the Benedictine monastery the Abbey of Montecassino.

When you arrive in Pompeii, pay your own entrance fee before heading inside to explore the archaeological ruins that make up this UNESCO World Heritage site and provide fascinating insight into what life was like here during the Imperial age. If you select the upgrade option when booking, you’ll meet an experienced guide to tour the ruins. If not, you’ll explore independently.

Located at the foot of Mt Vesuvius, ancient Pompeii was a Roman city that met a tragic end when it was covered in volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. Today, the well-preserved ruins of lanes, homes and public structures depict daily life in the city, where residents once bustled around now-empty sites like the limestone Forum, thermal baths and piazza. See the remains of the Teatro Grande, a theater that once held 5,000 people, and check out the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with frescoes.

When your time at Pompeii ends, return to your minivan for the private drive back to Rome, stopping on the way for lunch at a restaurant (own expense). Your day trip then finishes with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Burnell H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great Trip - Wonderful Guide owner of the company and driver.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Another brilliant tour. Max was our driver and he gave a lot of information along the way. Our guide David inPopeii was awesome and again so very knowledgeable. Definitely a tour to take

stephanie m b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We took the private tour and paid a surplus to have a guided tour. It was amazing! Our driver was fabulous. Taught us things along the way, he was pleasant and insightful by answering any questions we had. As for our tour guide, she was so good too. She knew so much and if we didn't understand, she was more tha willing to explain with patience. We highly recommend this tour!!

Nigel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A bit of a long journey to get there form Rome, but the driver Claudio was good. Our guide Santiago for the visit was so knowledgeable and able to get across a feeling as if we were there. A fascinating 3 hours touring the town. Well worth the money

Sharon D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a fabulous time! We booked the private tour because we wanted to be able to go at our own pace and spend time truly seeing Pompeii. This tour was worth every penny.
Our driver, Massimo, was fantastic! Our guide at Pompeii was very knowledgeable and personable, and tailored the tour to what we wanted to see. I highly recommend this tour.

Michele G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was so knowledgeable and really was able to make Pompeii come alive for us. We learned so much and had a wonderful day.

Katharine L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was an archaeologist. He was very interesting and informed. Really nice to have private driver waiting for us with water and ac!

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a beautiful drive to see the Tuscany countryside. Our driver was very friendly and courteous. We visited Siena, San Gimignano, and the quaint small city with only 59 residents (can't remember the name), and lunch with wine tasting at Tenuta Tociano. Wonderful tour. Highly recommend.

Ted J P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was fantastic. Our tour guides, both on the trip and in Pompeii, were very knowledgeable and interesting.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Loved this tour. Had a great driver Claudio who took us from hotel in Rome to Pompeii and back. Guide was fabulous and passionate about Pompeii. 2 hour private tour probably not long enough so after it concluded we skipped the return stop off lunch and stayed for 2 more hours walking by ourselves.

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