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Fully Guided Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast

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Take a day out of your Rome vacation to get acquainted with Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. This day trip to Pompeii includes a steady-paced hike up Mt. Vesuvius (summer only) or a visit to Naples (in winter) and an expert guided tour of the UNESCO-listed digs at Pompeii. Breath in the history of the ancient city and admire artifacts that date back to the infamous Mt. Vesu. You also have the option to select a Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano day trip from Rome, which combines three of the most famous and beautiful sites in Italy in a single day.
  • Day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii from Rome with a Skip-the-Line Access
  • Hike up the side of the volcano and walk along its ridge, gazing into the crater
  • Drink in dramatic views over the Bay of Naples
  • Upgrade to Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Small-Group Day Trip from Rome in a private, air-conditioned coach (visit to Mount Vesuvius or Naples not included).
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii with a local expert archaeologist guide
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Round-trip transport from Rome in a private, air-conditioned coach
Skip-the-Line Access & an expert archaeologist guide at Pompeii
Mt. Vesuvius National Park Entry (April to mid-November), if Pompeii & Vesuvius option selected
Free time in Naples (mid-November to March), if Pompeii & Naples option selected
Amalfi Coast drive and Positano, if Pompeii, Amalfi & Positano option selected
English-speaking expert tour leader for the day
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Piazza del Popolo , Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy

At the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A). Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets to be easily recognizable at the meeting point.

This activity will end right where it started.
Hop aboard your coach in central Rome, and travel south in air-conditioned comfort to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel, listen to tales about the colorful southern Italian area and Mt. Vesuvius.

After the volcano’s infamous AD 79 eruption, lava and volcanic ash destroyed the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Evidence of those ancient streams of lava is still evident in the area.

First head from Rome to Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman city; today the town is best known for its UNESCO-listed archaeological digs, which are home to a wealth of relics. See incredibly preserved fossils and other ruins, plus plaster imprints of the town’s victims who were buried for years.

See the remains of the Forum and Teatro Grande, where some 5,000 people could once be seated. During your self-guided tour, learn about day-to-day life for the Pompeii locals as you wander streets where ancient shops, cafes and even brothels could be found.

Enjoy free time for sightseeing.

Then, journey to the infamous volcano. Step out of your coach for a steady-paced, walk to Mt Vesuvius’ summit, from where the most breathtaking views await. Make your way over trails covered in pumice rock and ash, before some free time to gaze down into the caldera and across the Bay of Naples.

Finally, head back to Rome by coach and finish with a drop-off at the start point.

Please note: Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from mid-November to March. During this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. Take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city center.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
City Wonders
Location
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
The eruption in AD 79 spelled a fiery end for Pompeii, but the catastrophe also almost perfectly preserved the port city under layers of Volcanic ash. Thousands of years later, you can still explore the eerie streets and step inside homes, bathhouses and fast food places on your self-guided tour. You’ll travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied and entertained all the way by your expert tour co-ordinator. Skip the line at Pompeii and head for a leisurely self-led tour around the city which paints a vivid picture of life in final days before the eruption. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across harrowing death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
It’s a short coach ride from Pompeii to the foot of the volcano that still looms above it. A half-mile hike from the parking lot takes you right to the sometimes still-steaming crater of Mt. Vesuvius – still perhaps the most dangerous volcano in the world. Stand at the epicentre of that ancient disaster and feel awe at the utter devastation it must have caused, to blast an entire city off the map for millennia. Then turn and enjoy the contrast: the crater offers the most stunning view of the sun-drenched Bay of Naples. In the winter months, when Vesuvius is closed for hiking, the tour travels from Pompeii to Naples, with panoramic views of the volcano and historical commentary from your tour co-ordinator along the way. You’ll have ample free time to explore Naples – a city as vibrant and alive as Pompeii is quiet and affecting – before the comfortable coach returns you to Rome.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REQUIRED FROM ALL PASSENGERS: You MUST provide all passenger names at the time of booking in order to visit Mount Vesuvius or you may be refused entry.
  • During summer months in rare cases of inclement weather or strikes, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. In this case, an alternative visit to the city of Naples will be included.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • From late November to March the Vesuvius isn't accessible and it is replaced with a visit to the city of Naples with panoramic bus tour and free time.
  • Option to upgrade to Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Small-Group Day Trip from Rome with private coach (Mt Vesuvius or Naples not included)
  • *Upgrade Option ONLY: From November 1st until end of March, instead of Positano we will visit the town of Amalfi, as in Positano during the winter months most shops and restaurant are closed.
  • *Upgrade Option ONLY: Due to peak summer weekend traffic enroute and on the Amalfi Coast itself, between June 1st and September 11th, we may substitute Sorrento instead of Positano to avoid serious delays and provide you with a better experience.
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
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 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Fully Guided Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Fully Guided Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast.
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What is the social distancing policy during Fully Guided Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Fully Guided Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast.

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  • "Make sure to bring water with you, which is necessary anywhere in Rome during it's hot seasons." See review
  • "Make sure to wear sun block, hat, and comfortable gym shoes." See review
  • "A long day but worthwhile if it's your only way to fit Pompeii into your schedule." See review

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star-5
One of My Favorite Trips!
Amy_P
, Jul 2022
This was one of my all-time favorite Viator trips! There was plenty of time to spend at both Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, and I never once felt rushed or like I didn’t have time to do what I wanted to do. Our tour guide was amazing and so nice, and she was always willing to answer questions. The hike up Vesuvius was a bit difficult, but they made sure we knew the risk we were taking if we wanted to do it. You’re not forced to do the hike either if you don’t want to. There is a nice café/shop area where people could wait if they didn’t want to go on the hike. I will say though… the view is so worth the hike!
star-5
Pompeii & Positono visit
Puneet_T
, Jul 2022
Rob was excellent as an guide. Filled us with a lot of stories. The bus was very comfortable. Overall the journey was memorable.
star-5
Overall good experience, climbing the Vesuvius on hot day is very difficult!
Nathalie_R
, Jul 2022
Overall, a good tour, we would recommend. The bus ride was comfortable, and our guide Sami did a great job giving us information along the way. Pompei was just ok, the tour provides general information. It was very hot that day, climbing the Vesuvius was great but be aware that it was extremely hot, to the point of being dangerous. If you choose that option and it's a hot day, make sure that you bring a lot of water and you are ready for a strenuous activity.
star-5
Trip highlight!!!
Stephen_C
, Jul 2022
We were really impressed with the enthusiasm of the guides. There was not a dull moment even during the long bus journeys, which were filled with stories about the areas of Italy we were travelling through. Luca was an amazing guide!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good experience.
Gina_X
, Jul 2022
It was a good tour. The bus was comfortable and our guide Luca was informative. We had nice lunch . We were back on time .
star-4
Pompeii: Worth visiting, but bring lots of water in the summer
Carlos_P
, Jul 2022
Visiting such an important archeological site such as Pompeii is an amazing experience. Really impressive with the discoveries by the archeologists, allowing the reconstruction of the city's life back in 79 AD.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
stephanie_p
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide for the day was Hannah we couldn’t have asked for a better guide she gave us so much information on Pompeii mount Vesuvius and Rome…the tour of Pompeii was really interesting we had mount Vesuvius included in our tour but it was far too hot for us to climb so can’t comment on that but Pompeii itself is worth the visit
star-3
Graduation Trip
RAFAEL_M
, Jun 2022
Our family group of five booked this tour. We didn't get any time in the Pompeii museum, which we were looking forward to It wasn't the company but people kept coming late and that made us start 40+ min late. Our time in Pompeii seemed rushed yet our guide did the best he could with the short time we had. He made it fun and informative. The bus ride was pleasant and comfortable and gave a great relief from the hot sun. MariaElena was excellent and went above and beyond by helping those that kept showing up later than the time we were told to arrive. We feel there should be a disclaimer that after 15 min, we leave, the rest of the group wants the full time of the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun day trip to learn about Pompeiians
Henrietta_V
, Jun 2022
Anna was a knowledgeable tour guide. She narrated historical events of attractions along our bus ride. After Pompeii, she even had the foresight to reserve tables for us at trattoria nearby. Mauricio was a good driver. Our journey was smooth. He even halted the bus to save a dog which ran in the middle of the street. Overall the trip was worth the price. We did not have to wait in line long to enter the attractions.
star-5
Must see Pompeii and Positano, Tour company needs better customer service though!
Ariel_Q
, Jun 2022
We truly enjoyed the experience and we are glad we spent 13 hours doing this tour. it was exhausting but worth it. The tour guides were great but one customer service rep was awful to us. We had arrived to tour on time and they had 7 tours meeting in one location . We heard the employee say “Pompeii over there” and got out of line and stood with Pompeii guests. The tour employees had a clipboard that said “Vatican” so naturally we thought we were in wrong line. Needless to say, we were standing with wrong Pompeii tour, our bad for misunderstanding but when we called customer service, the lady who answered was rude and obnoxious, spoke over me and accused me of not being at the location on time. We explained the situation, she still moved our tour to next day, but she was horrible. Bad reflection of company!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely Incredible!
James_K
, Jun 2022
This was an amazing experience! Coordination was easy. The guide and driver were both incredible, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. They made the trip convenient and memorable! It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend this and would happily do this again!
star-5
Pompeii and Vesuvius history and nature!
Katie_D
, Jun 2022
The tour of Pompeii was excellent! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun! It is a long time in the bus, but it’s air conditioned and your guide will give you interesting bits along the way (plus it’s great to nap). There are also stops for coffee there and back. Climbing Mount Vesuvius was strenuous, but well worth it.
star-2
Disappointing
Emilija_G
, Jun 2022
Very disappointing. The trip is 12 hours long, but you are only 1,5 hour in Pompeii, skipping most of the important places. The Positano village is parade of bad taste with nothing authentic to see. It's just an expensive, kitschy tourist trap. The guide Mariella was babbling in unrelated sentences....
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Absolutely Not.
Megan_D
, Jun 2022
Run, don't walk, away from this tour. From a Covid standpoint, we were 9 people on a 10 person bus for 6 hours. The tour guide Jocelyn never wore her mask properly. This is unsafe. From a human standpoint, our guide was racist and asked Asian participants questions about Japanese historic figures. They were not Japanese. She also lectured about how she was instructed to say "Happy Holidays" but preferred "Merry Christmas". From a general tour perspective, be sure to read the fine print. You are 100% on your own in Pompeii, and the tour guide will give no information about the site on the 3 hour drive down. Your "free time" in Naples will be policed, they will only let you do what they want you to. After arriving early to the meeting spot in Naples, we received a call saying we were being left. Our guide had given us the wrong location. She repeatedly berated us for "being late" when we found her. What an absolute joke. It's more pleasant to take the train, hire a Pompeii guide, and enjoy Naples (and less expensive). You also save yourself the headache and displeasure of meeting "tour guide" Jocelyn.
star-5
You’d be crazy to miss this trip!
Courtney_S
, Jun 2022
An amazing day! It’s a big day but we’ll worth it to see Pompeii and the Amalfi coast as well. Guide was wonderful and driver was very skilled.
star-5
Super tour!
Jessica_Z
, Jun 2022
We had such a wonderful time on this trip. The tour guide for Pompeii was knowledgeable and interactive but the real winner was our guide on the bus. Kler was personable, friendly, welcoming, and a joy to talk to. Shared personal stories and just really connected with us.
star-5
A great day out
Deirdre_L
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Semih was very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. He even had pizzas ready and waiting for us when we finished our tour of Pompeii! Well worth the money
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The walk to Vesuvius,...
Theresa_R
, Jun 2022
The walk to Vesuvius, though a little strenuous, was so worth it and our guide, Clare was very patient with my five year old nephew.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour would highly recommend
Nathan_J
, Jun 2022
Luca and Enzio were great tour guides probably the best we've had. Very funny, friendly and knowledgeable about Pompeii and Italy in general. The tour is great, would highly recommend but would recommend some good walking shoes if climbing mount Vesuvius. The views from Vesuvius are incredible and Pompeii is beautiful.
star-5
Best tour we took in Italy
Michael_G
, Jun 2022
We loved everything about this tour. Our tour guide Sonya was so friendly. We felt like friends by the end if the day. Carlo our driver was also very nice. We enjoyed talking with him. Natasha our guide in Pompeii was passionate about Pompeii and made us feel the same by the end of the tour. We also very much enjoyed our visit to Mount Vesuvius. We met really nice people from all over on this tour. We definitely recommend this tour.

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