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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

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!

Yvette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was fabulous, there was 4 of us! Marco was really professional and full of historical information. We asked for another 30 min in Pompeii, with an additional fee which was fine. Dont second think, just purchase. You will not regret it!

Helen R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The trip to Pompeii and Positano was fantastic. Our driver took the time to point out landmarks and their history on the way and our guide in Pompeii, Ida, was very knowledgeable on the area and willing to take us to whatever part of the town we wished to visit. We loved the Amalfi coastline and Luis guided us to the perfect place for lunch and left us to wander the town at our own pace.

Arline S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Beverly L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip to Positano was a lifelong dream for my sister. It was perfect. Our driver, Constantino, was excellent. We felt safe and comfortable. He told us all about the area, helped manage our time, and got us reservations in the perfect spot for lunch. This could not have been a better time. I will recommend Viator!

Paula J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our day out with Marco was great fun, Marco was very knowledgeable and great company. It was a long day out but extremely worth while. Pompei was fascinating and it was great to see both Positano and Sorrento and stroll around the streets of the Amalfi coast. The choice of family run restaurant was fantastic and enjoyed by us and our children.

Jonathan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a fantastic trip with our driver Claudio! He arrived right on schedule at our apartment and provided details about what we were seeing and its history as we drove through Rome and onto Pompeii. The time spent at Pompeii is enough to comfortably see the major areas but make sure to plan out the 2 hours to get back to the correct entrance on time. Positano was beautiful and Claudio recommended a great restaurant on the beach for lunch!

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a lovely person our driver was! Mateo was his name and we already plan to come back in 2 years time and will try to request him for our guide-driver. The Amalfi coast was beautiful. Nobody should say they have been to Italy if they did not visit Positano and the surrounding areas.

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