Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome

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Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome
from USD $164.20
Combine a trip to Naples with a tour of Pompeii’s ruins on a full-day excursion from Rome! From the comfort of your coach, see the sights of Naples, admiring the Royal Palace, Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and more. Hear tales of Bourbon kings who once ruled the city, and then travel inland to visit Pompeii. Stop for lunch and then tour the UNESCO-listed ruins, seeing incredible monuments that lay undiscovered for centuries.
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In Brief

Roma, Italy
13 hours
Important InfoInfo
Start your day with a pickup from your central Rome hotel or alternatively, start your tour at a meeting point in town, near Rome Termini Station. Hit the road and travel south to Italy’s Campania region, and as you gaze out at the pretty landscape of Castelli Romani look out for Abbey of Montecassino -- a spectacular Benedictine monastery perched atop of a hill.

After a journey of roughly three hours, arrive in the southern Italian region of Campania and head straight to its capital Naples to discover its delights from the comfort of your coach, ( a panoramic view of Naples).

Leave the city, and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before arriving in the town of Pompeii. Stop for a well-earned lunch in one of the town’s traditional restaurants, and then head out to visit Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins on a 2-hour walking tour. Learn how the ancient city lay buried under Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic ash for centuries and see incredible excavations of old monuments, like Teatro Grande -- a theater that once seated 5,000 people.

After your tour, head back to your coach and then travel north back to Rome. Your tour finishes back at the start point near Termini Station. Alternatively, you can make use of a drop-off at Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica; simply let your guide know on the day.


  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up (only for certain hotels located in central Rome - to be reconfirmed by the supplier after booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park


  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
no b&b or private apartments, the Pick up will have to be confirmed at least 24 hours before the tour departure , please contact our agency.

Returns To

Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This is a Multilingual Tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

An absolutely wonderful trip and everything you'd expect! Fascinating and emotional all in one. Long trip from Rome but worth it. Lunch was great and bus comfortable. The only draw back to the excursion was the "bus tour of Naples." You can't really see anything from a moving bus and it left us with a very bad impression of Naples. Trashy, congested, dirty...not, I'm sure what Naples would want. Next time, go to the museum so people can see more Pompeii artifacts.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2019
We loved our visit to Pompei! The lunch was fantastic and the tour guide was very engaging. The bus tour around Naples was nice but hard to see everything from the bus. We didn’t think the visit to the cameo factory was necessary as not much information was given.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
One the best package, worth every single penny. Having this tour is a must have when visiting Italy.Loved it!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2018
Great tour
• Submitted 28 Sep 2018
Short but excellent time in Pompeii. Enough shade that even in 90 degree summer heat it was doable. The bay of Naples is beautiful. At the end of the day, a group spending the night in Sorrento departed on a separate van and we went back to the city. Wish I could have gone with them, haha. I wish the tour would stop for photo op with all of the sunflower fields you end up driving by. They offered drop offs on the way back which saved us metro fare. I appreciated it! We bought a much needed coffee at the early morning meeting spot. A long day but well worth it.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
This tour was a great experience. The short tour through Napoli leaves us with the desire for more of it but the Pompei tour compensates all of it. We made several friends in the bus (recommended). Our Pompei guide was Nandio and though old he managed us very well and was fun and entertaining.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
This was a great tour and the lunch was also great. I didn't like having to stop at the place to sell us alchohol and trinkets.
• Submitted 02 Jun 2018
It was an excellent tour! It took all the stress out of planning!
• Submitted 08 May 2018
The trip to Naples and Pompeii was awesome. Our guide Teresa in Pompeii had a natural love and knowledge of Pompeii. We learned so many special things from her. Our stop at a Cameo making shop was wonderful too. Definitely worth the time , the countryside going south from Rome was beautiful too.
• Submitted 23 Apr 2018
• Submitted 21 Apr 2018
Our guide Kristina, and driver John Franco were excellent as was local guide Guido. Pompeii is a must see if you are in the area. Imagine that 48 FEET of ash fell on the city in 150 SECONDS. Incredible. They have excavated over over 3,000 rooms over the last 300 years and are still digging. Absolutely incredible.
• Submitted 23 Apr 2018
Awesome guide, great place to visit. The food was fantastic. Loved everything about this tour!!! Wish we would have had more time to walk around and explore, but overall it was great!!
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
The Naples and Pompeii day trip was an excellent way to spend the day. The bus ride was comfortable and stopped for a breaks at right times. The guides were informative, enthusiastic and helpful. There were around 35 people on the tour. After a quick ride around the center of Naples, we headed for Pompeii for lunch which I enjoyed and sight-seeing. The guided tour around Pompeii lasted for a little over two hours. I realized after the tour that we had missed some interesting sights but then its a massive place. I think everybody dozed off on the bus on the way back to Rome. We were dropped off at the nearest stops from our hotels right on time for dinner.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
Good tour and well worth the money. Its a very long day so be prepared to be up early and not back until approx 8PM. It was so. Ice that they picked us up at our hotel in the morning, that was a nice perk of this tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a lot of interesting facts to share and you could tell that she really enjoyed her work. Take the tour. Ciao!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Excellent trip with lots of time to explore Pompeii. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
Had a great time with knowledgeable tour guides and an excellent lunch!
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
I don’t feel like we learned a whole lot about Naples on this trip. Pompeii was wonderful! Guido was our guide and was very informative.
• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
Such an incredible day and a real highlight of our trip, our tour guides were fantastic the lunch in Pompeii was absolutely delicious, we would absolutely recommend fitting this into your itinerary
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
The day trip let us see not only Naples and Pompeii but also the Italian country side and mountains. It was well worth the money spent.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2018
Was an incredible experience, the ruins are incredible to be amongst and the views were amazing
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
Great tour! Got picked up from our hotel and the trip was convenient and comfortable. The tour guide in Pompeii was also very helpful. The place is massive but we got to see the important parts of Pompeii without wasting time looking for them. Lunch was so so but at least it was taken cared of.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
Pompeii is an absolute must-see in Italy. The Naples component is more of a drive-through of the city before lunch, not much to see. This leaves plenty of time in Pompeii, thoroughly guided and very informative.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
Wonderful..... love love love the tour guides....
• Submitted 17 Feb 2018