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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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Learn about the site and plan your visit from the books and leaflets on board your coach
  • Upgrade to access Pompeii’s excavations and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour

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What You Can Expect

Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

Explore the mysteries of ancient Pompeii!

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, and you can look through provided books and brochures to learn 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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Customer Reviews

Kevin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We booked the optional guided tour, which proved to be a great choice. Marisa was our host on the bus, and she kept us up to date with how we were progressing and what we could see out of the window.

Our guide in Pompeii was Dario: we have had a guided tour of the city before 21 years ago, but Dario was excellent, finding a way to impart lots of facts, but still make it interesting enough to keep our teenagers' attention.

The guided tour took 2 hours, and we had a further 2 hours on our own, which we used to walk to the Amphitheatre even though it was 40 degrees! I would recommend it, the place is impressive!

The icing on the cake was that the bus dropped us back in Rome, not at the Enjoy Rome office, which is a bit out of the way, but at Termini, which meant we could get straight on the bus to our hotel.

Throughout the tour each step was clearly explained to us, with timings which were adhered to, so we always knew exactly where we were going and when we were being picked up. The trip may seem like a lot of money, but it was well worth it, and was the highlight of our break in Rome.

Norman E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very comfortable ride there and back. Great tour guides! Pompeii is absolutely fascinating.

MA_travel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great Day Trip!

Kathleen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

You MUST do this trip! The information from the guide on the bus was so interesting as well as informative-Marris is outstanding and hope that you get her. Well organized, comfortable bus ride, absolutely top rated guide on our tour of Pompeii!
FANTASTIC! FABULOUS! OUTSTANDING!!!

Samantha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A well-organised, informative trip. The journey was a pleasure and Pompeii itself was truly amazing. We had the upgraded tour, which turned out to be perfect - definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. I'd highly recommend it.

Patti L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Love it! Our guide was wonderful forgot her name Will use viator again!

Robin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It rained the entire day but the guide in the bus was wonderful and our English guide at Pompeii was vibrant and knowledgable

Kenneth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent trip and guide. Everything went according to schedule. Comfortable bus and beautiful views.

Justin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Pompeii, WOW.
The bus trip with EnjoyRome was very comfortable and our host and driver were great.
Our guide at Pompeii, Dario, was also fantastic and delivered the tour with humor and a great amount of knowledge.
Must do.

Amy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great and easy bus transfer to the sight- would recommend. Great guide too

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