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Pompeii & Vesuvius Full Day Trip - From Rome

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    7:30am

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departures 

  • Duration
    12 hours
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour leader for the day
  • Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii
  • Round-trip transport from Rome in private, air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket and reservation fees for Pompeii
  • Traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch
  • Entry ticket to Mt. Vesuvius (March to late November) or National Archaeological Museum of Naples (the other times)
  • Bus panoramic tour in Naples with free time in winter months (late November to March)
  • Headsets in Pompeii so you can always hear your guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (2-14)
  • Infant (0-1)

Key Highlights

  • See how human race lived 2000 years ago
  • Learn some interesting facts about the city shared by an expert guide
  • Explore Mt. Vesuvius, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world
  • Visit the famous sites, Pompeii and Vesuvius in one day
  • View one of the world's most evocative historic sites
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

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 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.

You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach with an expert English-speaking 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.

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. 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.

*During the winter season and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you around the beautiful city of Naples instead.

About the Supplier: City Wonders are leaders in Italy tours and experiences. Their tours are insightful and entertaining with expert guides taking you around the city’s known as well as offbeat attractions. They believe in having a small group size to provide intimate experiences in all major cities of Italy.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • Start time

    7:30am

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departures 

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk.
    Nearest Metro: Metro Line A – Flaminio

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking tour leader for the day
  • Official, licensed, English-speaking guide in Pompeii
  • Round-trip transport from Rome in private, air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket and reservation fees for Pompeii
  • Traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch
  • Entry ticket to Mt. Vesuvius (March to late November) or National Archaeological Museum of Naples (the other times)
  • Bus panoramic tour in Naples with free time in winter months (late November to March)
  • Headsets in Pompeii so you can always hear your guide
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Gratuities

Please note

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).

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

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.

Infants under 3 years travel for free but needs to be specified in the booking. Please book child ticket for the infant.

Please specify any food allergies or intolerance while booking, under please note section of the booking form.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) 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.

Additional info

Maximum group size for guided tour in Pompeii is 25. The official tour guides at Pompeii are carefully chosen by the local activity operator. Our local partner constantly evaluates Pompeii guides and asks for feedback from every customer to ensure that they only use the most talented and knowledgeable of this pool.

Customer Reviews

  • Candace Myers-Luce, United States 05/22/2018
  • Up Pompeii !!
    mr n m webb, United Kingdom 10/24/2016
  • Great tour !
    B K Yadav, Netherlands 08/28/2016

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