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 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.

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 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

Additional Info

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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  • Our tour guide was Roberto he was fantastic. He was funny, very informative, and told amazing legends throughout the day. Pompeii was amazing to see in real life and completely different from what I had imagined. Afternoon traffic was horrible going into the city of Naples to go to the museum went in December so Mt. Vesuvius is not able to tour, therefore our time was limited to 1 hr and 15 minutes. We still got to see a decent amount, just at a quick pace.

    The tour is actually through City Wonders and are highly rated!

  • Excellent trip with great guide and tons of fun. Expect a lot of walking.

  • Excellent!

  • We loved this tour! Our guides Dimitri and Ana did a fantastic job despite the cold and rainy weather. They provided so much information, it made the entire experience worthwhile and one not to be missed.

  • Tour was planned well and it was good value for money. Tour guide at Pompeii was awesome. Having Vesuvius included was one of the best things. There could have been a little less time for lunch and they could have spent a little time in Naples. But all in all - great experience. Would recommend.

  • This was the one of the highlights of our week in Italy! The guide was incredible, pointing out points of interest all along the way to Pompeii in the very comfortable, clean bus we were in. The plaza we met in to get on the bus, the Piazza del Popolo, was itself beautiful and was even seen in movie Angels and Demons. The stop for a light snack on the way was appreciated you pay, but it was cheap and the chocolate croissant was amazing. The stop for your own personal pizza in Naples was fun too! You cannot believe how incredible Pompeii was, and still is. We got back to our hotel around 9:30 PM exhausted, but incredibly thankful we booked this tour with this company.

  • This was the most wonderful day trip. It was an early start and we were welcomed by Roberto who was Mr. Wonderful all day long. This man made the trip for the entire coach. His stories and knowledge of ancient times was second to none. Captivating!
    We got to Pompeii and were shown around this magnificent ancient city by a local girl from Naples. She was very knowledgeable.
    We then went to a local restaurant in Naples for authentic Pizza. Delicious! We then went on a short journey up the slopes of Vesuvius which was an experience in itself. The lady driving the bus was incredible. And such a good singer when herself and Roberto sang a local song about Vessy! The view from Vesuvius was incredible looking over the bay of Naples and the isle of Capri. Stunning!
    The Journey home was so much fun as Roberto was so captivating and interactive with the whole of the coach. In a nutshell this was the highlight of our trip to Italy and we would certainly do it again. Keep up the good work guys. Darren and Laura from Ireland.

  • Really enjoyed this day out.

  • The guides Jon and Roberto were amazing and definitely made the trip. The trip and experience itself were amazing, absolutely worth the 13 hour journey. Pompeii in and of itself is incredible and a must see but personally, Mt. Vesuvius was the best part. You take a bus ride about 90 of the incline up the mountain and the last few km's are up to you. They describe the journey perfectly and allow for about an hour for you to to get past the three guide shops and to the end of the path at the top. It was an amazing experience being next to the top of a dormant volcano with the possibility of exploding at any moment. Volcanic gasses were spewing from a few locations within the crater which made it that much more exciting. The views from the top are INCREDIBLE - by far the best views I have seen and even in the 35 degree temperatures it was more than worth it. To say you've hiked up the side of the worlds most dangerous volcano is worth the journey itself and this trip includes much more than that. Our guide at Pompeii was also outstanding, a local Napoleon citizen who had lived in the area all of his life with plenty of stories and facts. The stop at the restaurant for famous Napoleon pizza was also a really great experience. On the way back the guides let you rest a bit and then nearing Rome they give you an incredible amount of inside knowledge - stuff I wish I had heard before going to Italy about everything from cafes and restaurants to stay away from, to the ones that you need to go to. Jon and Roberto made the experience amazing, they are charismatic and hilarious at the same time, highly knowledgable. 10/10 recommended / would do it again. Viator also made the experience easy with iPhone passbook passes and the entire payment process.

  • Pompeii was amazing and the local guide Enzo certainly knew his subject area. The bus was excellent and the trip comfortable. How could things have been even better, the female guide on the bus simply talked far too much. Sometimes less is more.

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