The best things to do around the world
See onHide Map

Discover Naples and Pompeii Tour - From Rome

102 reviews
"Great day trip" veronica goopy

Highlights

  • The sightseeing starts with an orientation tour which will show you the main sites of Naples
  • Enjoy lunch in a charming restaurant near Pompeii
  • Entrance fees to Pompeii are included and you will have a two hour tour with a local guide
  • The tour is led by an expert guide

Overview

This wonderful day trip from Rome takes you to the city of Naples and Pompeii - the city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The first stop is Naples where you will take a short Orientation tour. Enjoy fabulous views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from the hill of Posillipo. Wander around Piazza del Plebiscito, the largest square in Naples, home to the Royal Palace, Church of San Francesco di Paola and San Carlo theatre.

Continue to Pompeii where you will walk along the ancient streets for a glimpse into the lives of the Romans. Through the remains and ruins of this ancient city, you can picture the everyday life in the Imperial Age and imagine the panic felt by the people before the city was so disastrously buried. Your guided tour of Pompeii will be led by a local expert guide.

Itinerary

You will be picked up at 0630h (06:30am) in a mini-bus from your central hotel in Rome. Accompanied by a multi-lingual guide, you will be taken in a coach on a tour of Naples.

Leave Rome in a southerly direction and take the Highway of the Sun crossing the fertile Roman countryside through the area known as Castelli Romani. Approximately halfway along the highway, you will be able to see the Abbey of Montecassino. The abbey is perched on a mountain and symbolises the endurance and resilience of Christian faith. It has been destroyed and rebuilt on four separate occasions, including the most recent, World War II.

Arrive at Naples and proceed towards the hill of Posillipo, from were you can enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples and the volcano, Vesuvius. Descend towards the port of Mergellina and follow the coastal road to arrive at the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. Here you will see the impressive Castel dell’Ovo (meaning Egg’s Castle), rising upon the islet of Megaride. It is the city’s oldest castle. Apparently, the name of the castle is linked to a medieval legend.

Continue on your Naples tour and see the following sites:

Piazza del Plebiscito: It is the largest square in Naples and is bounded on the east by the Royal Palace and on the west by the Church of San Francesco di Paola.

Royal Palace: The Royal Palace of Naples is one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings. The 17th century palace visible today is a result of numerous renovations. Today, the palace and its adjacent grounds are home to the San Carlo theatre, a museum and the National Library of Naples.

Basilica of San Francesco di Paola: It was built as an offering from Ferdinando di Bourbon after his return from exile in Palermo during the French occupation. Appreciate the circular shape of the church covered by an impressive dome, with lacunas and rosettes carved from limestone.

San Carlo Opera House: It is the oldest, still active opera house in Europe and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The theatre was designed by architects Angelo Carasale and Giovanni Antonio Medrano for the Bourbon king, Charles III of Naples. Appreciate its architecture, gold embellishments and the blue upholstery.

Gallery of Umberto I: The gallery has the traditional Greek cross form and the glass dome. It was inaugurated in the 19th century. In the gallery, you will come across many shops and bars.

Maschio Angioino: The fort is over 600 years old and is situated at Piazza Municipio. It was constructed by Charles of Anjou, when he took over Naples. Admire its decorative triumphal arch in white marble.

Leave the city and cross the fertile valley of Mount Vesuvius passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii. Pompeii is one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. Excavations began in the 18th century and are still being carried out.

Before your tour you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Pompeii.

You will then have a guided tour of Pompeii which will take around 2 hours. An expert guide will bring Pompeii back to life for you and show you many of the best-preserved relics.

On the way back to Rome you will visit a coral and cameo factory, where you have the opportunity to admire and purchase items of this ancient craft, dating back to the Greek times. The journey back to Rome will take you about 3 hours.

back to top

Reviews

  • Great day trip

    What a great day. We were picked up from our accommation and dropped for too. The tour was fun and the tour guides were excellent we learnt so much about both cities. Lunch was...

    Veronica Goopy
  • the best guide

    stefano was a fantastic guide, that made to taste every detail in this trip!...

    mateiu gheorghe
  • Great experience

    The tour is amazing, guides and driver where really polite, not to mention the frontdesk people at the tour agency and the isango call-center, all very helpful....

    bernardo serra
  • Read all
back to top

Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx 13 hours

Start time

Start time: 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: 13 hours

Meeting point

From Cental Rome hotels (within the Aurelian Walls) between 0630h (06:30am) and 0715h (07:15am).
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
If you are not staying in central Rome the tour also starts from Via G. Amendola 32 at 0730h (07:30am).

Ending point

You will be dropped in the vicinity of your hotel or Via G. Amendola 32.

back to top

Inclusions

  • Complimentary Hotel pick up
  • Transportation in mini bus
  • Multi-lingual Guide (English, French, Spanish and German speaking)
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Pompeii entrance fee and guided tour with a local guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop off

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes on this excursion. Bring along your sunglass and hat.

back to top

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details

back to top

Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
back to top

Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

back to top
US$ 152.22 US$ 107.19 Price per person from
Lowest price guarantee Price guide
  • Child age

Check Availability > No cancellation fees on most bookings
Shop with confidence Secure online booking – guaranteed!