Discover Pompeii and the still-active volcano that brought the bustling Roman city to its terrible end on this exclusive day trip from Rome.
In a 90-minute tour with an expert guide, you’ll see the most fascinating sights of the city, from plaster death casts to Pompeii’s fast food joints, stairs, beds and streets cut out by carriage wheels 2,000 years ago.
Another high point of the tour comes when you climb to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, the destructive force that buried Pompeii in 79 AD. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano and are visible on the winding road to the top – a spot which also offers the most beautiful view of the Bay of Naples below.
During winter and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, you’ll visit the Naples National Archaeological Museum instead. Here you’ll see a fantastic array of artefacts, mosaics, statues and artwork excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum – the ideal way to complement a visit to the ruins.
To join the Pompeii & Vesuvius Full Day Trip from Rome you should meet the group in the center of the square “Piazza del Popolo” – Metro Line A – Flaminio. The meeting point is the fountain with the lions and obelisk. Please make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach with an expert English-speaking chaperone to accompany you. The journey to Pompeii takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
On arrival at Pompeii you will be taken on a 90-minute tour of one of the world’s most fascinating historic sites – a city literally frozen in time.
Pompeii was once a prosperous commercial town and the center of an important wine-producing district. But on 24 August AD 79 Mount Vesuvius erupted burying the entire town under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.
When the site was rediscovered in the 18th century, it was found that underneath all the dust and debris the city was more or less intact. The buildings, artifacts and skeletons left behind have revealed fascinating details about daily life 2000 years ago.
During your time in Pompeii group sizes will be limited to 25 people or less with headsets for every visitor, so your guide will be easy to hear and interact with.
You will also have the chance to climb to the edge of the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. You can peer into the crater, which still fumes slightly. Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people who live around its base.
From the crater rim you will enjoy stunning views of the bay of Naples, Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Amalfi coast and more.
During the winter season and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you to the Naples National Archaeological Museum instead.
Lunch (pizza and a drink) in a Naples pizzeria is included in your tour.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point.
We had a fabulous time on the trip. The guides were spectacular! Learned so much about Pompeii, Vesuvius and Italy! Recommend highly!...Marta M. Saj
The guides were very entertaining and knew a lot about Pompeii and the entire area from Rome to Pompeii so even the bus ride was an history class by itself. I was traveling with...Eric Brisson
My friend and I attended this tour together. They were organized and on time. The tour guides were knowledgable, full of energy and a lot of fun! Learned a lot about the area of...Marianne J. Goodfellow
09 Mar 15 - 15 Nov 15: Daily
16 Nov 15 - 06 Mar 16: Thursday & Saturday
In the center of the square “Piazza del Popolo” – Metro Line A – Flaminio. The meeting point is the fountain with the lions and obelisk.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point.
Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking. In summer wear sunscreen and a hat. Don’t forget to bring the camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
We are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours. We are also unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours.
On rare occasions, the summit of Vesuvius may close due to inclement weather. In this case, an extended tour of Pompeii will be provided or a visit to an alternate location (Archaeological Museum in Naples).
The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius is optional and requires a good level of general fitness to complete. The hike is uphill at a 14 degree angle and 20 minutes long (about 1 mile). The hike is prevalently on soft ground, adequate footwear is recommended. Those who choose may remain at the parking area and enjoy the views.
Children 3 and under travel for free but require a reservation. If you are travelling with a young child please alert us when you book.
Please give details of any food allergies or intolerances when booking.
From 09th March 15 – 15th November 2015, the tour goes to Mt. Vesuvius Volcano and from 16th November 15 – 06th March 2016, the Archeological Museum of Pompeii.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Extra measures may be implemented due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering the venue. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
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