• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 118.68 View price calendar

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Combine stunning Italian scenery with one of the country’s most fascinating historical sites on this private day trip from Rome to Positano and Pompeii with your own transport and driver. You’ll start with the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological site of Pompeii for an exploration of its volcanic ruins. Then hit the Amalfi Coast to visit the seaside village of Positano, where you are free to enjoy its charms on your own. When booking, you have the option to include a guided tour of Pompeii; otherwise, you’ll explore the ruins independently.


  • Private day trip to Pompeii and Positano from Rome
  • Explore the well-preserved streets of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Browse elegant boutiques and stroll along the beautiful beach in Positano
  • Enjoy free time at each Amalfi Coast stop to sightsee at your own pace
  • Relax with private transport in an air-conditioned minivan

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome

Enjoy ample free time in Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano on this private day trip

After pickup at your Rome hotel by your professional driver, hop into your private minivan to start your day trip, which takes you south of the city into the Southern Italy region of Campania. During the approximate 3-hour drive to your first stop, catch a glimpse of the Abbey of Montecassino, a hilltop monastery.

When you arrive in Pompeii, pay your own entrance fee before heading inside, where you have about two hours to take in the archaeological ruins of this World Heritage site. Learn about the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD that covered the ancient Roman city in ash and molten pumice, freezing the village in time. Depending on the option selected when booking, you’ll either explore the well-preserved streets on your own or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide who tells you about the Forum, thermal baths and other village features that were part of daily life for Pompeii residents.

Then continue your day trip along the winding Amalfi Coast to your final stop, Positano. Here, you have more free time to admire the pastel-colored houses that perch on the cliffs, shop in high-end boutiques, enjoy a drink or meal at a local eatery or take a walk on the beach. When your time is up, hop back in your minivan for the return drive to Rome for hotel drop-off.

Please note: If you prefer, the visit to Positano can be replaced with a visit to Sorrento. Coordinate before you travel with the local supplier; contact details are shown on your booking voucher.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Max was promot, and got us safely to Sorento and Pompeii. Max pointed out the sights along the way, and we enjoyed our conversation. Great lunch in Pompeii before our amazing tour in Pompeii with Barbara. Both Max and Barbara were accommodating with my mom's limited mobility, and simply wonderful!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We met our guide-Ida- who was very fantastic! Excellent English and very nice.She did a great job of working us through the crowd. Being a group of just 4, she got us into areas large tours cannot. Definitely go in the morning if going in the summer. This was worth every penny just to skip the lines

Missy United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We loved this tour! Gianni picked us up at our hotel bright and early for the 2 ride to Sorrento instead of Positano. He was full of information and enthusiasm for Italy which made the ride a breeze. He was a joy! We walked the beautiful city of Sorrento and chose a sidewalk restaurant for lunch and to people watch. We then made the short trip to Pompeii and were met by our tour guide Barbara. Let me tell you, we all loved her! She was so informative, knowledgable and passionate. Our teenage boys commented on her sense of pride and professionalism in what she does. After 30 years of guiding visitors she is incredibly enthusiastic! We would definitely recommend this tour!

John S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We booked this trip within 48 hours of arriving in Rome as we wanted to avoid the expected rain there. We had a bit of difficulty confirming our trip once there but the agency ensured to contact us and we were able to communicate our hotel pickup. We were off to a late start but our tour guide and driver Damiano made up some time and we were soon back on track. We were so glad we booked the trip as the Amalifi was sunny and warm compared to Rome that day! Damiano was patient, flexible and informative. Positano was gorgeous. And after traveling to Italy 10 times we finally went to Pompeii. Why did we wait so long? It was so wonderful. We are looking forward to going back to spend a whole day there. It was a 12 hour day from pick up to drop off but would do it again. I would not recommend to the infirm due to the extensive and precipitous walks or those with extremely young children due to the travel time.

Chad K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

We booked this at the last minute 48 hours prior as we wanted to get out of the hustle and bustle of ROme with our kids ages 12, 11, 7. Can't say enough positive things about this tour! While the ride was long, Marco, our driver from DriverInRome, promptly picked us up at our hotel and was extremely friendly. He made great conversation, was engaging, friendly and kept us safe! Positano was a definite highlight of our trip Absolutely loved it. The tour included lunch at an amazing restaurant, where we had the primo table, with open windows to amazing views from atop of a cliff in Positano. This in and of itself was worthwhile! After lunch, we rode to Pompeii, where we had an excellent, English speaking guide who showed us the highlights. We had debated on whether our kids would enjoy Pompeii ages 12, 11, 7 and they loved it and so did we. We are so glad we did this adventure and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to go to Pompeii and see the coast in a day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

A friend went on this tour over the winter holidays and loved it. This tour was my family's favorite day. The tour guides were knowledgeable and charming. The scenery was simply spectacular. I would highly recommend this tour and these guides!

Tiffany L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What an amazing day trip! Pick up was prompt at our hotel and Pompeii was amazing. Well worth the price!

Linda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great trip with private tour. Guide was wonderful and respected my wife's mobility issues. Tour was extensive and filled with info that was fascinating.

Maria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Perfect, great day and the driver was adorable.
Pompeii is amazing, and lunch in Positano incredible.

Maureen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent service!

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