Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

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Overview

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 Italy’s 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.
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Highlights

  • 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 Italy’s 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 Europe’s 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 volcano’s 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 you’ll 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 city’s world-famous pizzas for lunch, and then head south to the ancient city of Pompeii. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii’s 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.
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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
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Exclusions for Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

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

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

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

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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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  • A long day from to Pompeii/Vesuv and return. Saw exciting places especially Pompeii - unfortunatelu we couldn't visit Vesuv this day.

  • This was such a fun trip! Our tour guide Jonathan was really amazing too. Highly recommend!

  • Melanie was a wonderful tour guide who, with her effervescent energy and clear passion for her job and for Italy, provided us with a lifetime of rich historical information in just 12 hours time - including nap and coffee breaks! Though the day was jam-packed, it felt very manageable never too much, we were given the perfect combination of time spent exploring on our own and time spent with a guide who scaffolded our knowledge. All in all, this was my favorite experience of a 10-day Italian tour!

  • If you are a fan of history and want to know more about Pompeii and the lives of the inhabitants this is a good tour for you. You also get a chance to hike up the volcano, so make sure to wear comfy shoes. We were glad to walked through what remains of the city and get some back stories and learn more about what happen before the city was destroyed.

  • Claudia was a fantastic guide. Kept us amused on the bus ride with funny stories and also informative ones. We had Enzo as our local specialist in Pompeii and he was also fantastic. Awesome day

  • Fantastic trip. Our main guide Melanie was outstanding. Her depth of knowledge was great and the way she related to us and our two kids was brilliant. Highly recommended.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this trip
    Our guide was John American
    He was excellent, making it jovial and helpful
    Giving details about f Rome as we left on the coach and about Vesuvius and Napoli
    The break at Monte Cassino was welcome but the place could do with a bulldozer as toilets were useless
    The walk upto Mount Vesuvius was tough, thigh burning, lung busting, But Incredible!!!!! , views breathtaking if a little misty on the day we visited but you could just about see Naples and the bay
    Earlier John had taken our pizza order ahead of our visit to a hotel in Pompei
    The pizza was the best ever and a free drink too Reward for the lung busting hike up Vesuvius
    Then on to Pompeii, where we was introduced to and guided by Enzio a fascinating and expert guide to the ruined town
    I would HIGHLY recommend this day trip , and if you can make it the climb , hike to the top of the volcano

  • Our guide Mikala was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend using City Wonders for your guided tours in Rome.

  • The meeting location was a very easy spot to get to and was only a minute or two walk from the subway station. The signing up and getting into your groups was very easy as well. Getting on the bus and making our way to Pompeii was very easy as well. The guides worked well together sharing the time and going over the history of the areas we were traveling though and giving us information to pass the travel time. The one thing that was out of the tour group and guides control was the wildfires that were burning and did not allow us to go up on Vesuvius, but the alternative was to go to a different volcano and that was very interesting and fun as well.

    When we got to lunch, it was pretty good pizza and different than what we had in Rome in terms of style of how it was made. This was explained to us on the ride in the bus, so that was helpful as well. The one thing that was not really a positive was the wait staff were overbearing on wanting to sell you drinks above and beyond what was included with the meal. I say no thank you once, and then they keep asking. Its a cultural thing, but you know you are dealing with tourists on this type of thing and not native Italians usually, so keep that in mind.

    Pompeii was a really interesting place to be and see everything. The tour was informative, but seemed a little rushed. There was lots of information given to us and we were constantly on the move. It was neat to be able to see all of the different aspects of the town and visit the interesting places. I just wish we had a little more time to be there. The knowledge of being able to fill up your water bottles at the fountains in the town would be beneficial to know beforehand, so that you can gauge how much you are consuming and knowing there is a refill station might help.

    Overall, I would suggest this day trip to people if they are short on time and doing a lot of other stuff. If you have the time, I would recommend staying in the area and having a slower paced trip through Pompeii. But overall a very worthwhile day trip!

  • This was a brilliant experience, a truly memorable day,

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