For your Pompeii Round Trip Shuttle from Rome, you can take advantage of the complimentary hotel pick-up service or you can meet your guide at Terminal at Via Aureliana 59/61 directly.
The bus leaves from Rome at 0730h (07:30am) and after about 2 hours it stops in Cassino, where passengers can hop off to use the toilets and buy snacks and drinks from the nearby shop.
The bus arrives in Naples at about 1030h (10:30am), where you will have time to explore Naples with the guide. Naples has one of the greatest concentrations of historic monuments found anywhere in the world. It boasts magnificent architecture, especially from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Important landmarks in Naples you might like to see include the Piazza del Municipio, Umberto Gallery, San Carlo Theatre, Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace.
The bus stops at the port to let out those travelling to Capri.
On the way to Pompeii stop for a visit to an ancient cameos and coral factory in Torre del Greco. Your journey will then continue on to Pompeii for lunch at a local restaurant and a visit to the excavations.
Step back 2000 years and explore the ancient city of Pompeii, the world’s most famous archaeological site. Together with the nearby city of Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed during a two-day eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The catastrophic event buried Pompeii under 22 meters of ash and pumice, which preserved the city buildings and objects to a remarkable degree. The bodies of the citizens decomposed under the ash leaving spaces which were later filled with plaster or resin by archaeologists to create eerie statues of the victims in their last seconds of life.
You can walk the streets where the citizens of Pompeii went about their daily lives. Notice how the stones are worn with cart tracks. Also look out for the stone blocks that allowed pedestrians to cross the street and which also acted as speed controls for carriages. In the ground you can see small shiny tiles called cat eyes. The moon’s light or candle light reflected off these tiles and gave light, so people could see where they were walking at night.
You can see the Forum, the center of cultural and political life, the bath houses, and the Lupanare (the brothel) with its erotic frescoes.
Look at some of the homes and see how the Pompeians lived. In the villas of the rich you can see many beautiful murals. A good example is the House of the Vettii an example of a home owned by wealthy merchants. You can also see the House of the Tragic Poet – a typical middle-class house which has a mosaic of a chained dog and the inscription “Cave canem” ("Beware of the dog!").
You can visit the The Anfiteatro (Amphitheater), where Pompeians went for entertainment, usually gladiator fights. As well as the plaster casts of the victims of the eruption, you will see many everyday objects such as pots, which survived under the ash.
After Pompeii, you will board the coach for the return to Rome.