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Time12 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Travel from Rome to Pompeii on this independent day trip that provides you with convenient transportation so you don’t have to worry about how to get there. When you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site, you are free to explore the ruins of the city at your own pace. You also have the option to upgrade to include access to the excavations and a 2-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. There’s no easier way to visit Pompeii from Rome.
  • 12-hour independent day-trip to Pompeii from Rome
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort then tour Pompeii at your leisure
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel
  • Upgrade to access Pompeii’s excavations and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour
Your day trip starts as you board your coach or minibus in central Rome for the 3.5-hour drive to Pompeii, one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites—a city frozen in a time capsule. An onboard host is available to answer any questions during the journey. You will be learning about Pompeii, which was destroyed by heavy volcanic ash in 79 AD when Mt Vesuvius erupted, killing the residents of the city.

When you arrive, you are free to explore own your own until it’s time to return to Rome. Stroll down the ancient lanes, imagining what life was like here 2,000 years ago. Pass the limestone columns still standing along Via degli Augustali, and check out artifacts and ruins from the forum, thermal baths, temple, theater and homes. All walking paths are marked with frescoes that depict scenes from daily life in Pompeii, which give context to what you’re seeing and help you find your way around.

Head back to your tour vehicle in the mid-afternoon for the drive back to Rome, where your day trip ends.

Optional excavations and tour upgrade:
When booking, you have the option to include access to the excavations of Pompeii and a 2-hour tour with an informative guide. This tour is limited to 25 people.

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J
, Aug 2018

Wow. It was amazing. The bus service was efficient and the optional upgrade to a guided tour was breathtaking. Francesco was very informative, knowledgeable and very funny. It was a great tour and would highly recommend it for anyone who goes to Rome. In a word, unbelievable.

C
, Aug 2018

We had a fantastic time on this day trip from Rome to Pompeii. Taking the bus allowed us to see some of Italys beautiful country side and have all afternoon in Pompeii. We met at 7 am in Rome and departed at 7:30 am for Pompeii. Our guide Claudia started providing us with tons of history and fun facts the minute we boarded the bus. On the way we saw beautiful fields of blooming poppies, the Apennine Mountains, farms and even part of the Appian Way which starts outside of Rome. About half way we took a short break for using the restroom and having refreshments. This was just enough time. As we approached Pompeii we could see Mt. Vesuvius looming in the background and the coast to our right. When we arrived, Claudia guided us to our starting point and we met our English speaking Pompeii guide Barbara. Pompeii is a very large and busy area. Our guides always made it clear about when and where we needed to meet them.
Barbara guided us through the streets of Pompeii. She was extremely informative, witty, and kind. During the 2 hour guided portion of the tour we saw a bakery with the wood stove and grain grinder fully intact. It was amazing. The fire wood oven looked as new as one in a local restaurant.
In another area we saw mummified and plaster infused shapes. One shape was a woman covering her face at the moment of her death. We also saw a man, a dog, and a baby. There were statues and intact pottery vases. We saw multiple frescoes. We walked along the stone streets of Pompeii where the people, animals, and carts would have done the same 2000 years ago. The organization and planning of the city were amazingly sophisticated. There were crosswalks and water pipes leading to fountains, and baths, and houses. We saw mosaic entry ways.
It is a massive area and there is no way to see everything in an afternoon. We did have enough time to get a sense of the place and saw enough to understand the significance of its history.
When we finished the guided portion of the tour, Barbara was very helpful in guiding us to how we might spend the last hour seeing Pompeii.
On the bus ride back to Rome, Claudia spoke with each of us about our time so far in Italy and what we might do in the next couple of days. She offered suggestions on what sites we might enjoy in and around Rome. I was so impressed by her kindness and passion. Claudia could have simply relaxed and slept on the bus ride back to Rome, but she did not. She took a personal interest in each one of us and how to make our time in Italy even more enjoyable. Both of our guides were extremely charming, kind, and informative. They were the perfect guides to have on our adventure to Pompeii. Grazie mille!

e
, Jul 2018

A budget-friendly excursion from Rome to Pompeii. To get the best out of the experience, I would definitely recommend the optional English-language guided tour -- important to know what you're looking at and any additional information. A good day trip.

j
, Jul 2018

Excellent tour. Our guide Claudia really made this trip pointing out the appian way to monte casino naples capri and so much more. All this before we got to pompeii
Thank you

I
, Dec 2017

excellent

A
, Nov 2017

Excellent tour guide, comfortable transport. I needed a way to see these sights quickly and this was the perfect way to do it.

K
, Nov 2017

My husband was very impressed. The tour guide was again very informative.

D
, Oct 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our tour guide.

N
, Oct 2017

We loved Pompeii but found the guided tour slow and lacking in information. The tour seemed unorganised and was unprofessional.

A
, Oct 2017

Claudia our guide on the bus was brilliant and had more interesting things to say than our location guide Vincent who was pretty basic unfortunately. After packing so much in to our travels it was so nice to hop on this bus to and from Pompeii without having to negotiate other methods of transport. Our 4 year old companion Alessio had a wonderful time too yes there was ice cream involved.


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