13 hours approxStart time
You will depart from Via Vittorio E. Orlando, 95. It is near Termini train station and a few steps away from Piazza della Repubblica.
same as meeting point
The first stop is Naples where you will 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, and Castel dell’Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples.
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.
A guide available in German, Spanish, English and French will accompany at all times.
You will depart from Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95 in Rome and take the Autostrada del Sole in south and drive through the beautiful Italian countryside. A guide will accompany you at all times.
Pass by the beautiful rolling hills of Lazio and Campania and 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 where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples and the volcano, Vesuvius. At Naples, you will visit the Piazza del Plebiscito, 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.
You will also see the Royal Palace, one of the four residences used by the Bourbon Kings; and the impressive Castel dell’Ovo (meaning Egg’s Castle), the city’s oldest castle, rising upon the islet of Megaride. Apparently, the name of the castle is linked to a medieval legend.
Next, stop for an authentic Italian lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Pompeii. 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. An expert guide will bring Pompeii back to life for you and show you many of the best-preserved relics.
After exploring Pompeii, you will make your journey back to Rome.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm departure details.
Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour has started.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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.
A long but fabulous day out to Naples and Pompeii. Its not really a tour of Naples which was a shame but more of a drive through with a stop over the bay of Naples for a photo...Dominie Dumbleton, United Kingdom, 25/Jan/2018
Great day out ,informative and very knowledgable quides. Would have liked to be able to browse in the Pompeii site bookshop . This wasn't offered ....Mrs Scrivener, United Kingdom, 07/Sep/2017
Excellent trip, from the time we left Rome, the guide was personable and efficient. Nice 15 minute stop in Naples and then a fabulous 3 course lunch at a beautiful hotel before...Sarah Kennedy, United Kingdom, 07/Aug/2017
Early start in the morning as had hotel pick up, this tour was for my husbands birthday present and it did not disappoint if there was one bad point that I can think of it would be to have a little walk around Naples as only got to see it on bus ride and had one stop to take pictures, I would of liked a little more time in Pompeii but the guides where great and Rodger lovely and very helpful, the food included was very nice as well the family enjoyed it, and they dropped us off at hotel at the end great
Exceptional day out worth the early start!
Excellent tour, but chaotic to start but once all on our respective buses the tour was well led by Andrea. The local Guide at pompeii was very informative and easy to understand.
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