Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

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Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italys famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city. Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 16 March 31. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo and then hop aboard your luxury, air-conditioned coach for your journey south to Italys Campania region. As you travel, your guide will keep you entertained with tales about the region, and of its brooding nemesis -- the famous and fearsome Mount Vesuvius.

As Europes best-known active volcano, Vesuvius gained notoriety for the destruction of the ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79. See the scars of ancient lava flows while traveling to the volcanos foothills, and then hop off your coach to walk to the top. Hiking up to the crater is the best way to experience Vesuvius magic, and after 20 minutes of steady-paced walking along soft volcanic ash and pumice stone youll hit the top.

Gaze down into the crater and enjoy some free time up on the ridge to soak up the volcanic views, set against the dazzling backdrop of the Bay of Naples. After taking pictures and drinking in the vistas, walk back down the volcano with your guide, and hop back aboard your coach for the short journey to Naples.

Enjoy one of the citys world-famous pizzas for lunch, and then head south to the ancient city of Pompeii. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeiis archeological site is fascinating to explore with well-preserved fossils and ruins that lay beneath volcanic ash for centuries.

See its sights with your guide, noting where the restaurants, shops and brothels of ancient Pompeii once stood. Marvel at the remains of the Forum and see Teatro Grande an impressive theater that once sat some 5,000 people. See plaster death casts of the victims, and then hear how they were discovered in the 18th century.

After exploring the excavation site, return to your coach and travel back to Rome. Your tour finishes at the start point in the early evening.

Please note:Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 20, 2017 March 31, 2018. During this time, the hike is replaced with a walking tour of the National Archaeological Museum of Pompeii. The site is home to an array of relics, excavations and art from Pompeii.

Inclusions for Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guided tour in English
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entrance fee to Mount Vesuvius (April 1, 2017 November 19, 2017)
  • Entrance fee to the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii (November 20, 2017 March 31, 2018)
  • Entrance fee to Pompeii
  • Lunch

Exclusions for Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius requires a good level of general fitness. The walk is uphill at a 14 degree angle and takes roughly 20 minutes

Temperatures on the volcano are usually lower than temperatures on the ground; a sweater or light jacket is recommended

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

On rare occasions the crater of Mount Vesuvius may close due to adverse weather conditions. If this happens, you will be offered an extended tour of Pompeii, a visit to the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii, or a visit to Mount Solfatara, a volcano located in the Phlaegrean Fields near Mount Vesuvius

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our group tours

Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Amazing experience from start to finish! The tour guides Roberto and Peter, as well as our Pompei guide, were extremely well versed and educated in the history of not only Pompei but of Rome as well. Our driver Antonio was as they said a true treasure. We highly recommend!

  • Pompeii guide was excellent and also tour guides Inga and Marco very helpful. The only disappointment was that we didn't see Naples almost at all. I had thought that we eat the napolitan pizza in Naples but we didn't. Pizza itself was OK but the restaurant was just a tourist trap near Pompeii entrance and very far from napolitan atmosphere which I had expected to experience. The red wine they served was awful. Otherwise the tour was well organized. It was winter so we only saw Vesuvio from far away but the archeological museum was interesting, too. We had about an hour to explore that, without guides.

  • Great guide, comfortable buses, amazing experience all around.

  • Very impressed by City Wonders - I liked the fact that we had 2 assigned guides for the 50 of us on the coach, both of them contributing helpful and interesting commentary during the day. Our guide, Anna, and the other Group's guide were both superb very friendly and they supplied lots of helpful general information as well as historical background and much more. At Pompeii which we went to 1st we split into 2 smaller groups of 25 to go round each group conducted by a local guide our one was also very good indeed. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour - we'd picked this one specially, knowing that in the winter they go to the Museum in Naples instead of up Mt Vesuvius. This made it the perfect combination for us, since we got to see the superb collection of mosaics and artefacts from Pompeii that are now in that Museum we had just over an hour there in the afternoon. Winter was an excellent time to see Pompeii smaller crowds, so our excellent local guide could take his time and there was less chivvying - we got to see a good lot in the 2 hours we had there and no queuing to go into any of the key buildings. We were particularly fortunate as it was a beautiful sunny day albeit very cold and there was an uncommon sprinkling of snow on Mt Vesuvius in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop. Lunch directly after our Pompeii visit was pizza and side salad, plus 1 complimentary drink. I thought this lunch stop - and indeed the 2 other brief 'comfort'/coffee stops - were well organised and efficient.

  • Tour guide was amazing. The tour was interesting, but there is much more riding the bus than touring Pompeii. We weren't allowed to visit the gift shop at Pompeii, which was a big disappointment. The wine at lunch was old and had turned to vinegar, so I'd order a Coke or something else.

  • It was a good experience ! Thanks for the good service. Pompeii tour was very impessive ,only the guide was too briefly described. By the way , the lunch in Naples was also not so good .

  • Great trip. My second time here but first time hiring a tour and I learned so much more along the way. Really got a kick out of climbing Mt. Vesuvius as the last time I was there the weather was uncooperative. I think most anyone can walk at least the lower part, but if you want to make it to the top, it helps if you're in reasonable shape. Friendly, funny, knowledgeable tour guides. Well-paced. Lunch was a bit lame as I am not a fan of soggy Napoli-style pizza, but that takes nothing away from the overall experience. Very well managed tour.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Tour was amazing and if it's at all possible request Kylie as your guide, she's phenomenal!!!

  • Pompeii and the museum are amazing archaeological places. The latter's Roman, Egyptian and mosaic collections are superb. But hire a guide at the entrance. City wonders leave you at the museum entrance and you do need a guide to get into the details. The Pompeii guide was not that good either.

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