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From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
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From US$ 135.44 per person

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Visit one of the world's most important archaeological sites on this day tour from Rome. Sit back and relax on your bus and head to the ancient city of Pompeii.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Japanese


  • Visit the UNESCO listed archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Learn about the history of Pompeii and the fateful volcanic eruption in 79 A.D.
  • Take a panoramic tour of Naples
  • Enjoy a real Neapolitan pizza for lunch
Full description

Take an amazing journey back in time on this day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii from Rome. Travel through the Italian countryside and enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites.

Be picked up at a central location in Rome and board an air-conditioned bus with plenty of legroom. Enjoy rolling hills on the drive to Naples. Stop to take in this Mediterranean city which is famous for its rich history, art, culture, and gastronomy. 

Drive up the Vomero hill for views of the city, the bay of Naples, the Sorrento peninsula, and the volcanic area of Phlegrean fields. The skyline is dominated by the majestic and still-active volcano Vesuvius, the perfect spot to take photos of this stunning landmark.

Continue down towards the port of Mergellina, and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and the town of Pompeii. Stop for a traditional lunch of Neapolitan pizza with a drink before reaching the archaeological site. 

Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once-thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. 

Wander through the ancient streets and learn about the history of this place from your guide. After your tour of Pompeii, enjoy the leisurely return trip to your meeting point in Rome.

  • Round-trip transportation from Rome
  • Lunch (pizza and a drink)
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Pompeii
  • Guide (unless audio guide option selected)
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at Viale Luigi Enaudi, by the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. The meeting point is close to the metro stations Repubblica or Termini (Line A).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The tour of the ruins will be led by a licensed guide supplied by Pompeii's management
  • The tour includes headsets to make sure you hear the guide clearly
  • Please note that no tour escort and no tour guide is included for the audio guide option
  • Wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 187 reviews

Review summary

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It was a long day but well worth it. Great guides and a very skilful driver. Learnt a lot and Pompeii was amazing. Rosella looked after us on the coach. Cannot remember the guide around Pompeii but she was very good. Would not do Pompeii without a guide so pay the extra, also includes a pizza lunch. It was not cheap but we felt it was well worth the cost. Can only recommend.

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November 14, 2022

At the collection point we were received by the staff who guided us to the right bus and then it was just a matter of sitting back and being transported. We were met by committed and skilled guides with a lot of knowledge about Naples and Pompeii. The only thing that disappointed a little was the restaurant where we had lunch. We were put in a large room with a lot of others and then it was salad, pizza and ice cream on the assembly line. We had hoped for some genuine Neapolitan atmosphere outside in the Italian sun.

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October 21, 2022

Very nice way to discover Pompeii by day starting from Rome, an unforgettable experience, well organized with the necessary break times and a great passionate guide (thanks Vittorio!) Too bad the guide had to manage two different languages, which made the excursion all the shorter: two hours on site in the ruins seems a bit tight to enjoy this incredible site as much as you wish

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October 14, 2022

Product ID: 235067