Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Pompeii on this private day trip from Rome. Choose to visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii either independently or with an expert guide, and discover the history behind this once thriving port city that was submerged under layers of molten ash and pumice some 2,000 years ago. From the Teatro Grande to the well-preserved frescos that decorate the ancient houses, see the areas most impressive sites and gain fascinating insight into daily life during the Imperial age. Private, round-trip transport included.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Rome hotel, then settle into your comfortable seat aboard a private, air-conditioned minivan and head south to Italys Campania region. As you travel, take in the pretty landscape of Castelli Romani and Lazio, and look out for the Abbey of Montecassino, a magnificent Benedictine monastery.

After around three hours, arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompeii. An ancient Roman city set in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii was buried under a torrent of ash and burning pumice in 79 AD when the volcano violently erupted.

Pay your entrance fee and then head inside to explore independently. Or, if youve upgraded, join up with an expert guide to begin your tour.

Gain fascinating insight into the everyday life of the Imperial era as you stroll through the well-preserved streets, passing houses and public buildings that have been locked in time by the volcanic ash.

See the ancient piazza and the impressive limestone columns of the Forum, where elections and other political and business events would have taken place during Roman times. Then, perhaps head to the thermal baths, where many of Pompeiis inhabitants would have bathed and socialized.

Marvel at the remains of the Teatro Grande, an impressive theater that once sat some 5,000 people, and stop by the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with eye-popping frescoes.

After exploring the site, hop back inside your private minivan for your return journey to Rome. Along the way, stop for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.

Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at your Rome hotel.

Inclusions for Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional informative English-speaking driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Private vehicle for the day
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan/minivan
  • Professional guide (if option selected)
  • Courtesy and service

Exclusions for Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip From Rome

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Pompeii (13 euros approx.)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible

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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  • There were 8 of us and we were driven in a spacious and clean MPV. Davide was our driver and gave us good insights of the surrounding areas on the way there and back. The local guide at Pompeii was knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting.

  • Driver and drive was wonderful, Roberto was great! Also Santiago our guide in Pompeii was awesome. Would highly recommend this tour.

  • The pick up, driver excellent. the staff at entrance to Pompeii hopeless, gave us no info. We followed the blue trail, very interesting but ended up at the ma in office, saw a film presentation good. Saw that there was available an audio service which we were not informed about. Also no info brochure in English, I went and double checked with entrance office, they justsaid they had no English brochures....
    Asked driver to take us down to the waterfront, said yes but it didn't happen. Guide at Pompeii 150 Euro for about one hour. We said No as his English not too good so hard to understand. M.B

  • We took this tour on our last day in Rome and I have to say it was the cherry on top of our whole week in Italy. Davide was incredibly nice , courteous and professional he arrived on time actually earlier than the call time but he never rushed us. I highly recommend getting a guide at Pompeii, losing your way at the site is highly possible but with a guide that wouldnt be a problem at all. Santiago our guide shared with us a lot of information and more. We enjoyed every minute of the tour and it was all worth it. Lunch just outside the site was great

  • This tour was amazing.

  • It was nice having a private tour that way you could modify the day. I would highly recommend choosing the tour guide option to see Pompeii. We didn't and regretted it. Yes we got the audio guide but in hindsight I think having a tour guide would of been better. Our driver was extremely nice and professional. We were running a little late from seeing Pompeii and he was very accommodating. We ate lunch ch at the restaurant right outside the entrance which was very good. If you are anchored in Rome it can be a long day, somhaving the private driver saved time.

  • Our driver was excellent and provided a great introduction to Rome as we made our way out of the city. He was informative and a very good driver which by comparison to some other drivers is Rome is a high compliment. He delivered us at the entrance of the facility to meet with our tour guide, who was a trained archeologist. It was a particularly hot day and the tour guide was conscientious of keeping us in the shade as much as possible. She share great information about Pompeii and really helped to develop a picture of the life of it's citizens before the tragic event.
    We appreciated our driver's attentiveness so much we invited him to join us for lunch.
    All in all it was a great trip and we seem to have top of the line driver and private tour guide.

  • We had a really wonderful driver taking us to Pompeii. Gave us a bottle of quality olive oil and took us to a wonderful pastry shop to grab a bite. Sadly, things went downhill from there as we really struggled to understand what our Pompeii guide is saying. She spoke very broken Italian-English.

  • We just returned from a week in Rome with our children 6, 9, 11 where we scheduled this tour for the midpoint of our trip. A professional driver, Daniele, picked us up promptly outside our apartment as promised. Honestly, this gentleman was just as knowledgeable about Rome as our tour guide was about Pompeii. He was so friendly, engaging, and continuously spouting off interesting facts that the 2.5 hour ride to Pompeii was pleasurably relaxing. Also, his driving was fantastic! In Rome, the driving is absolute controlled chaos, I wouldn't get behind a wheel if you paid me. And after the return trip to the airport using a different service where I was literally crying from fear and I am far from hysterical, I travel quite a bit by myself for work and pleasure so it takes a lot to get me worked up, the contrast between that trip and the Viator car service made the latter heavenly in retrospect!

    At Pompeii, Daniele dropped us off with our local tour guide we elected this option. This turned out to be a great choice because it allows you to skip the line and also not worry about where you are I could definitely see us getting lost there by ourselves, and the tour only covered a few blocks of the overall city, watch the kids, and learn about and observe the site. Also, if you have little ones along and are concerned about the body casts upsetting them, there were only a few casts that we saw and this area can be easily skipped - there are plenty of other things to focus on.

    Advice to future travelers: bring a backpack with water, snacks, hat/sunscreen/umbrella, and coins the bathrooms outside the site did charge for admittance. Also, this place is assuredly not stroller-friendly!

    After the tour, Daniele picked us back up for our return trip. He had a menu for a local restaurant if we wanted to stop there, but we elected to head back although we later decided to stop along the way for another restroom break and a snack, at which point we could have also bought sandwiches if we desired. We were back at our apartment by 4-ish, so all told the outing lasted roughly 8 hours.

    In short, I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour. Yes, there are cheaper options. You could travel to Pompeii by train, but then you have to get to Termini in Rome, change trains in Naples, then get from the Pompeii dropoff point to the site's actual entrance. Once there you could i pay for admission individually but you'll have to wait in line with tours you can skip the line and then you may be more focused on wrangling your family members and navigating thus meaning you won't be able to relax, or ii you could split the difference and join a larger tour of 25 or so but Pompeii can be loud and crowded and if you aren't up close you may not be able to hear or ask your own questions or go at your own pace e.g., bathroom breaks. However, private tours were our splurge for the trip and we all agree that they were well worth the price!!!

  • Great Trip - Wonderful Guide owner of the company and driver.

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