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Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome

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Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome

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Intrigued by the sights of Italy’s south? Take a day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii, and discover their sights as you listen to tales of Bourbon kings and ancient volcanic eruptions. Travel around Naples by coach to see Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Naples Royal Palace. Then, enjoy lunch and finish with a tour of Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archaeological ruins to see the monuments that lay buried for centuries.
  • Pick up included for centrally located Hotels
  • Naples and Pompeii day trip from Rome with an expert guide
  • Pass through Santa Lucia and stop for photos in front of Castel dell’Ovo on the seafront
  • See top Naples attractions from the comfort of your coach: Piazza del Plebiscito, San Carlo Opera House and Castel Nuovo
  • Explore Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins and learn about Mount Vesuvius’ eruption of AD 79
  • Stop for shopping at the amazing old factory of coral and cameo at Torre del Greco on the way back

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With this tour, stop in Naples before Pompeii and shop for coral jewelry before heading back to Rome.
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Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Pick up and Drop off
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 , Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Point: Meeting point Via Giovanni Amendola 32.  10 minutes before departure.

7:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Begin your Rome to Naples day trip with a pickup from your hotel. Or, simply meet your guide near Rome Termini station. Once aboard your coach, relax on the journey south to the Campania region and look out for sights such as the Abbey of Montecassino. The Benedictine monastery is a dramatic sight, perched on top of a hill in the rocky Castelli Romani area.

After three hours on the road, arrive in the Campania capital of Naples, and see its sights from the comfort of your coach. Take in views of the coast as you pass along the road from Mergellina Port to the fishing district of Santa Lucia. Then, stretch your legs with a photo stop by the medieval seaside fort of Castel dell’Ovo.

Work your way into Naples’ historic center for a look at Piazza del Plebiscito and its fine collection of monuments. Hear snippets of history about Naples Royal Palace (aka Palacio Real), the three Bourbon palaces and the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola — a church with attention-grabbing colonnades. Other Naples attractions seen include Castel Nuovo, Galleria Umberto I and Teatro di San Carlo.

Leave the city by coach and travel further south toward Mt Vesuvius. Pass towns such as Ercolano — home to the ancient site of Herculaneum — as well as Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata. Stop in Pompeii for lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed ruins on a guided tour.

Hear how the city lay buried under a sea of volcanic ash from Mt Vesuvius as you admire the excavations of monuments such as the 5,000-seater Teatro Grande.

Finally, return to your coach and relax on your journey back to Rome. Your tour finishes with a drop-off in Rome.
Pass By:  
Piazza del Plebiscito
Piazza del Plebiscito, is a stunning plaza situated in the central area of the city , the historical area of Naples, it already existed around 1543, it is one of the larger square in italy ,
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii , preserved ancient Roman city in Campania , at the base of Mount Vesuvio, it was destroyed by the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79ce. Their remains are the proof of the Greco Roman Life; some of the most important sites : The Villa dei Misteri, Temple of Apollo, House of the Fauno..
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Castel dell'Ovo
castel dell'Ovo is a seaside castle in Naples, is the oldest standing fortification in Naples, the castle's name comes from a legend about the roman poet Virgil , who had a reputation of a great predictor of the future. in the legend Virgil put a magical egg into the foundations to support the fortifications.
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Galleria Umberto I
Galleria Umberto is a Commercial Gallery built in Naples during the 1887 and 1890, it was dedicated to Umberto I of Italy, as a tribute to the king and in memory of his generous presence during the cholera epidemic of 1884 , which showed the need of rehabilitation of the city.
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Santa Lucia
the little harbour of Santa Lucia has lost none of its charm and is home to a marina and a host of welcoming bars. from the harbour there is a superb view of Vesuvius and the western shore of the gulf.
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  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This is a Multilingual Tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Greenline Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Do not go on this tour :(
, Dec 2019
We started out in Rome with a great guide. In Nopales the guilds changed to Guido who’s English and Spanish was not comprehensible his choice of words lack of vocabulary made it very difficult to understand. We booked and English speaking tour but it was also translated into spanish. This was unfair to both languages because if we could have understood our guild we missed out on half a tours worth of information because it was beings translated to another language. The tour was pointless because we could not understand what he was saying in either language. It would have been better to get the audio guild from Pompei and go at our own pace. We also made wasted a lot time driving around Napoles with Guido not understand what we were seeing or why. The weird stop the Jewlery store was much less of a demonstration on the traditional craftsmanship then a sales opportunity with less then personable sales staff. This was an 13 hour waste of time and money, we missed out really learning the fascinating history of Naples and Pompei! I only hope we have the opportunity to return to Italy to try again.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Everything you'd expect!
David D
, Nov 2019
An absolutely wonderful trip and everything you'd expect! Fascinating and emotional all in one. Long trip from Rome but worth it. Lunch was great and bus comfortable. The only draw back to the excursion was the "bus tour of Naples." You can't really see anything from a moving bus and it left us with a very bad impression of Naples. Trashy, congested, dirty...not, I'm sure what Naples would want. Next time, go to the museum so people can see more Pompeii artifacts.
A very long day.
, Oct 2019
We were traveling or waiting for the people who had gone to Capri for 10 out of the 12 hours were on the tour. The lunch was good but the walk to the restaurant was very far. The cameo shop was a waste of time. The actual 2 hours in Pompeii were fine and our guide was really good.
Kathryne F
, Sep 2019
Tour was suppose to be in English but was translated to multiple languages, which made a very slow tour in the heat, insufficient shade in these areas. Not enough free time at the end to explore the amphitheatre, brothel and the house that still had people.
Pompei for the Day
, Jul 2019
While I'm glad we did the tour, it was confusing that the bus guide was expected to say everything in 2 languages even though we were told it was an English speaking tour. The older gentleman who led the actual Pompeii tour was great even in the intense heat. Tight squeeze going back to Rome as we picked up additional passengers. VERY long day.
Amazing Day!
, Jul 2019
Guido was very informative and knowledgeable. He showed some very interesting sites. Lunch was DELICIOUS! It was a wonderful taste of the region. U highly recommend this day tour. Excellent stops to and from Pompeii with delicious coffee and clean facilities. Well organized trip!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Never ending Tour
, Jul 2019
We started at 7:30 am and didn’t get dropped off till 9:30 pm. They put two group together on one bus and had to drop off first group at water , then we went to Restaurant & Pompeii. We stopped and had lunch, food was terrible and service rude. Then went to Pompeii. Guide was old hard to understand plus we had to hear tour in English and Spanish. Then we had to go back to pick up people we dropped off at Marina and they added more people on bus. Bus was packed and air conditioning was not cold. They had to switch bus drivers because time frame was so long. Greenline bus tours was terrible. The only nice thing to say we thought bus drivers drove amazing in the tight streets n hills.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The past comes to life
, Jun 2019
We loved our visit to Pompei! The lunch was fantastic and the tour guide was very engaging. The bus tour around Naples was nice but hard to see everything from the bus. We didn’t think the visit to the cameo factory was necessary as not much information was given.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dera Sir Madam Thank you very much for your awesome review, we really appreciate it, and we will treasure your opinion about Naples and the cameo factory. Have a nice day! Pina Mameli sales resp. GLT
Ruins were great to see - tour was okay
, May 2019
So happy that I was able to see the ruins, however, the tour wasn't too good. It was hard to understand the guide with his italian accent so if you are an english speaker I wouldn't recommend this one. The trip around Naples wasn't that well done either. Again, I couldn't really understand what he was say. It was raining so that probably didn't help either. Overall, I was happy to see Pompeii and the staff was really nice but if you are looking to learn and have a guide where you can ask anything question you would like, then this one is not for you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Poor planing by tour guide
, May 2019
Let me start by saying Rome Italy is a DIRTY CITY with Graffiti everywhere and trash. Not recommended to visit by us we will never go back. Now for the trip . The tour would not pick us up at the hotel, they said the hotel is out of there boundary area, so we had to take a taxi $20 euros to the tour office. The tour guide Female ( I never got her name) was terrible over the intercom on the bus nobody could understand what she was saying. while riding on the bus. We didn't know the bus was dropping off folks to take a ferry to Capri. just an unexpected stop but we also picked up another tour guide for the trip to Pompei. The tour in Pompei was fantastic a must see and do. The tour only covers only a small portion of the old city, I'm sure it would take all day to view the entire city or even two days and no rushing. After leaving the bus had to back to Naples to pickup those who went over to Capri, we sat on the bus for almost a hour waiting for those folks to get back. No water of food ( unless you brought your own) while sitting the whole time. Not Good. Once everyone was back on the bus the tour guide had the bus driver drive through the middle of town at rush hour, needless to say we were in stop and go traffic for another 45 minutes be getting out of Naples. Naples is another dirty city next to the ocean I wouldn't want to live there but that's me. The tour guide asked us where our hotel was so she could let the bus driver know where to drop us off at hotel, well this NEVER happened, they dropped us off at one of there tour offices. I asked if the office was open The tour guide said yes it was, Nope wrong again, we were stuck somewhere where we had no idea where we were, and at almost 10 pm at night. We walked around the corner and thankfully there was a hotel open ( everything else was closed because it was a Sunday and at night) so we could asked if they could call a taxi for us. They were very nice and they called a taxi for us, another $20 in Euros. I would NEVER recommend this tour to anybody .
Rushed trip
Timothy D
, Apr 2019
The sights of Naples was included so that they could drop another group off. The part of Naples we saw was hideous. We were told we would have 2 hours in Pompeii and an hour to shop. Guido, our guide rushed us through the city. No time to take pictures or to soak in the history. Moving quickly on the uneven ground meant we had to keep our eyes on the ground to avoid falling. We finished in the city in 90 Minutes. He could have slowed down and still we would have had time to see everything. His English was very difficult to understand. Pompeii itself was amazing. They have done a lot of work on excavation and reconstruction. So great location not a great tour or guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Pretty good- just could have used more time in Pompeii
, Apr 2019
Overall I enjoyed the tour - I had been wanting to see Pompeii for years, just a little disappointed in the amount of time we spent in Pompeii - and we got no free time within the ruins. Also, I thought it was an English tour but it was English and Spanish and there were only 6 of us who spoke English and towards the end it seemed like the guide was only speaking Spanish. We was a nice guide and very knowledgeable but at times very quiet and hard to hear/understand - but that may have been my headset as there was a lot of interference. We shared a coach with another group that we had to meet back up with in Naples on the way home and their group was over an hour late coming back. We had to sit in the coach for an hour and the driver didn't even tell us what was going on or an updated wait time or anything.
Pompeii and naples tour
, Jan 2019
Great trip, tour guide very knowledgeable, lunch was very good, would have given 5 stars except for the stop at the cameo store.
An interesting place rich in history
, Dec 2018
The place was great although the trip there was a little long at 3 hrs each way. The local guide in Pompeii started off on a good note but when it started to rain quite heavily at one stage, he insisted on continuing the walk in the rain. When most of the participants took shelter under some of the ruins, he got upset and decided to end the tour. He led us back to the museum area and gave us some instructions to return to the exit ourselves. He also forgot to pick up some of the other participants that were left behind.I felt that it was a very bad ending to the tour and his attitude was very unprofessional. He seem to have no regard for the needs of his customers. There was no instructions as to where and when we should meet our bus guide and we could almost have missed our coach returning to Rome as we could not find our bus guide at first. We gave feedback to the bus guide but she mentioned that there was nothing much she could do. In addition the lunch quality was below average and we were not warned about having to tip the singer during the lunch.
Nice to get picked up at hotel. Tour...
, Nov 2018
Nice to get picked up at hotel. Tour guide was OK - nothing special. Lunch was way too long. It was our worse meal in Italy. Sandwich and soft drinks would have been fine and less time consuming. The escort D wasn't very patient with an elderly couple. When we stopped, they couldn't see their hotel from the bus. He could have been more diplomatic with them. He's got to remember that everything is different and new for us tourists in Rome - and it was very dark. The sequence of our drop off was announced, but then changed when a bunch of Spaniards complained. Bus was clean, seats tight but overall comfortable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Rome, Day 3
, Sep 2018
One the best package, worth every single penny. Having this tour is a must have when visiting Italy.Loved it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Great Day tour to Pompeii...
, Aug 2018
A Great Day tour to Pompeii Definitely a must see! The only thing i would say is that i wish we had more time to explore Pompeii we had a whole day trip from Rome , so we had a couple stops , one being in Naples, but we only had a few hours at the ruins of Pompeii and didn't get to see everything.
Should have been a good tour
Virgil N
, Jul 2018
The green line tour guide that handled everything except Pompeii was good . Pompeii was an exceptional historic site and was very interesting. The tour guide thru Pompeii was awful. It was suppose to be an English tour but he spoke very poor English and then it was combined with Spanish which is what he used most of the time. not worth the cost it was a self tour so we were over charged
Short but excellent time in Pompeii...
Rebecca I
, Jul 2018
Short but excellent time in Pompeii. Enough shade that even in 90 degree summer heat it was doable. The bay of Naples is beautiful. At the end of the day, a group spending the night in Sorrento departed on a separate van and we went back to the city. Wish I could have gone with them, haha. I wish the tour would stop for photo op with all of the sunflower fields you end up driving by. They offered drop offs on the way back which saved us metro fare. I appreciated it! We bought a much needed coffee at the early morning meeting spot. A long day but well worth it.
Pompeii was amazing the tour...
Ashley C
, Jul 2018
Pompeii was amazing the tour experience was not. It is a bus tour through Napoli. The guide manager was difficult to understand in both english and spanish. During the bus tour they local guide would point out features, however, if you are not in the front of the bus you can not see what she is referring too. We were not given time to walk around Napoli. The lunch was a horrible experience. The guides even warned people not to order the fish. Service was slow. Once I received my food they were busing all the tables. The pizza was burnt and the dish was horrible. Majority of people left their plates. I had gone on several tours during this trip and I have never had a horrible experience like this.....Pompeii is amazing. The local guide did a good job showing us the site. I recommend seeing the archeological site. however, this tour combo...I would find another.

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