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Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome Tickets

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Duration: 11 hr.
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  • Gather in cozy groups of 25 members or less and set off to the magical town of Pompeii in an air-conditioned bus.
  • Next up, cut through the ticketing queues and make your way to the mystical town of Pompeii as you walk through the half-buried city enveloped in ash and rubble.
  • Enjoy a 3-hour self-guided tour through Pompeii, letting you absorb its beauty and heartbreaking history at your own pace.
  • Next, visit the deadly volcano, Mt. Vesuvius which was responsible for wiping Pompeii off the world map.
  • Stand on the ridge of the crater of the mighty Mount Vesuvius and learn all about this terrifying volcano.
  • Your tour of Mount Vesuvius may get replaced with a visit to the city of Naples if bad weather impedes.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full Day Tour from Rome

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Duration: 13 hr.
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  • Tick off two of Italy’s must-see attractions with this ticket, including the stunning excavation sites of Pompeii, and the luxurious resort town of Positano.
  • Gather in cozy groups of 18 members or less, and listen intently to your English-speaking tour guide fascinating stories about the attractions come to life.
  • With round-trip transportation from Rome to Pompeii and Positano covered, all you have to worry about is looking out your windows and catching unmatched views of southern Italy.
  • Your first stop is at Pompeii, where your tour guide will navigate you through the ruins as you learn facts and stories from a different time.
  • On your way to Positano, enjoy your leisurely drive and revel in the stunning vistas as you pass along the exceptional Amalfi coast.
  • When in Positano, notice the quaint houses, the colourful shops, and the lovely beaches as you make your way through the vibrant town
  • Please note that this tour occurs only in English.
  • On good-weather days, feel free to take a swim on the renowned Positano beach. Carry along a bathing suit and towel if this interests you.
  • You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Pompeii and Naples Archeological Full Day Trip from Rome

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Duration: 12 hr.
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  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Italy’s must-visit attractions, Naples and Pompeii, and take advantage of your skip-the-line access at the bustling landmarks.
  • Follow your professional tour guide around for a day of sightseeing and learning as you walk through the popular excavations of Pompeii.
  • This guided tour is available in 4 languages to better suit your needs, namely, English, Spanish, German, and French.
  • Enjoy a brief tour of the stunning city of Naples while picking up fascinating anecdotes and historical facts about its history.
  • After lunch at a first-class hotel, make your way to the marvelous town of Pompeii.
  • Walk through the ruins and remains of Pompeii and discover ancient shops, bakeries, and houses with interesting stories and facts.
  • With air-conditioned coaches at your service, you no longer have to worry about the hassles of transportation.
  • If you wish to have a self-guided tour, grab a pair of audio headsets and tour Pompeii on your own. Audio guides are available in Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, French, and Chinese.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • English Guided Tour
  • Portuguese Guided Tour
  • Self-guided Tour with Audioguide
  • Children aged 2 and under can go for free.
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Rome to Pompeii Day Trips

The ruins of Pompeii have long held the fascination of archaeologists, explorers, scientists and historians. Once a bustling town like any other, Pompeii was brimming with art, architecture, and civilian life. Tragedy struck when in 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted, almost instantly flattening the entire city under a blanket of pumice, stone and other volcanic ash and debris. 

When excavations began between the 18th and 19th Centuries, explorers were captivated with what they found: beneath all the ash and stone, lay a town perfectly preserved in its ruins. Today, these Pompeii ruins have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, attracting millions of visitors each year. If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to discover well-kept secrets, take a day trip from Rome to Pompeii and prepare for an experience unlike any other.

All Your Rome to Pompeii Tour Options

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Skip the Lines

Owing to its popularity, the waiting lines at Pompeii’s entrances are almost always crowded. The best way to bypass the long lines is to opt for Rome to Pompeii tours that include skip-the-line access. These allow you to get priority access to the ruins of Pompeii without wasting much time. 

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Guided Tours

There’s no better way to explore the history and significance of a cultural landmark such as Pompeii, than by enlisting the help of a professional tour guide. Your Rome to Pompeii guided tours include a multi-lingual tour guide who will accompany you while enlightening you on interesting trivia and facts about the town.

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Mount Vesuvius Tour

Visiting Mount Vesuvius should definitely be a part of your Pompeii itinerary. However, not all Rome to Pompeii day trips include a tour of Veusivus; you’ll have to specifically book those that do include a tour of Mount Vesuvius. On this tour, you’ll get the chance to actually step into the crater of Vesuvius!

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Combo Tours

Rome to Pompeii tours also include combo tours that allow you to visit prominent Italian regions like the Amalfi Coast or the city of Naples. A tour guide will accompany you around and inform you about their history and significance, while you take in popular sights and try authentic Italian cuisine.

What to Expect on a Rome to Pompeii Day Trip

While on a Rome to Pompeii tour, here’s what to expect.

The average duration of your tour will be around 12 hours, but you can expect timings to vary by a but. Depending on your ticket, you’ll be picked up from either your hotel or a common meeting point, between 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM. An air-conditioned coach will pick and drop you back once the tour has been completed.

Throughout your day trip, a local tour guide, fluent in several languages like English, Italian, Spanish and French, will accompany you along the way and enlighten you with their knowledge about the different Italian regions you’ll cover.

Depending on your tour, you’ll travel along the Italian countryside to either Naples or the Amalfi Coast. Here, you’ll get to soak in the picturesque countryside and learn about their history. However, these are mere stopping points before the highlight of your tour: the ruins of Pompeii. Once you enter the town, you’ll skip the lines and get priority access to the entrance. Accompanied by your informative tour guide, you’ll get to visit all the famous points of excavation in the town; the amphitheatre, the Forum, Stabian Baths and Villa dei Misteri among others. 

If your tour includes a visit to Mount Vesuvius, this is definitely going to be the highlight of your trip. You’ll get the unique opportunity to trek up to the actual crater of Vesuvius -- the view from here is simply unparalleled. 

After your tour is complete, you’ll be dropped back in Rome. 

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What are Pompeii opening hours?

Pompeii opening hours are 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM between Tuesday to Sunday.

What is the duration of a Rome to Pompeii day trip?

The average duration of a tour is about 12 hours. You can expect slight variation here and there.

What time does my Rome to Pompeii day trip begin?

Depending on your booking, a Rome to Pompeii day trip would begin between 06:30 AM - 07:30 AM. Exact details will be clearly mentioned on your confirmed ticket.

Are return transfers included in my Rome to Pompeii day trip?

Yes. Your Rome to Pompeii tours include return transfers. You’ll be picked up from and dropped back in Rome.

What transport option is available for a Rome to Pompeii day trip?

You’ll travel in an air-conditioned coach during your Rome to Pompeii tour.

Will I be dropped back to my hotel after my Rome to Pompeii day trip?

It depends on the tour you book. While some pick you up directly from your hotel, others may pick you up from a common meeting point in Rome. You’ll also be dropped back accordingly.

What should I wear on a Rome to Pompeii day trip?

Since the tour includes a fair amount of walking, it is recommended that you wear casual clothing like pants and t-shirts, along with a pair of comfortable walking shoes. If you’ve opted for a tour of Mount Vesuvius, please carry a light sweater as it might get chilly on top.

Is photography allowed inside Pompeii?

Yes. Photography is permitted inside Pompeii.

Are audio guides available on a Rome to Pompeii day trip?

It depends on the tour you book. While some include audio guides with headsets, others may make it optional and you would have to pay a small additional amount for it.

Can I carry luggage on my Rome to Pompeii day trip?

It is not recommended that large pieces of luggage be carried while on the day trip since the coach has limited space. Small backpacks and bags are the best options.

What to See in Pompeii

There’s plenty to see and explore while on a tour of Pompeii. Here are the top attractions that are not to be missed out on.

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Villa Dei Misteri

Villa Dei Misteri -- also known as the Villa of the Mysteries -- is a well-preserved landmark in Pompeii. Visitors can still see the remains of its garden and terrace. This site is well-known for its wall frescos, which are believed to narrate the mysterious tale of a young woman’s initiation into a Greco-Roman cult. It was found in 1910 and is said to belong to the wealthy Istacidii family that once resided in Pompeii during the Augustan Era.

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Pompeii Spectacula

A massive, well-preserved structure, the amphitheater of Pompeii was built around 70 BC. It is the oldest known Roman amphitheater built of stone that is still standing; earlier, amphitheater’s were apparently constructed with wood. The Roman Colosseum is younger than the Pompeii Spectacula by more than a century! This amphitheater has lent significant insight to historians about Rome’s gladiatorial culture, as it was the primary sporting ground for major events back then.

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Pompeii Forum

The Pompeii Forum was the center of all political and cultural activities at one point. Excavations have revealed a large, rectangular open space, also assumed to once host a bustling marketplace along with communal bathhouses. Apparently, the courthouse’s cross-shaped designs later inspired several churches across Europe. While most buildings lie in ruins, one can easily observe the elaborate architecture and designs in town, indicating a population of splendor influenced by nobility.

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Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo is considered to be one of Pompeii’s most visited -- and most important -- religious buildings. Dedicated to the Roman and Greek god, Apollo, it is said to have been constructed back in 120 BC. Once can still identify the temple’s 48 Ionic columns and its standing on an elevated podium. You’ll also find a statue of Apollo archer and the bust of Diana in their original location before they was buried under volcanic debris.

Rome to Pompeii Day Trip FAQs

Q. Are Rome to Pompeii tours available right now?

A. Yes. Rome to Pompeii tours are now available to the public. Tickets must be pre-booked online.

Q. What is included in my Rome to Pompeii day trip?

A. You’ll travel on an air-conditioned coach and avail benefits like a professional tour guide and priority access to Pompeii. Depending on your ticket, you’ll also visit Naples, the Amalfi Coast or Mount Vesuvius.

Q. What is the duration of a Rome to Pompeii day trip?

A. The average duration of a Rome to Pompeii day trip is about 12 hours.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Rome to Pompeii day trips?

A. It depends on the tour you book. Some offer a full refund on cancelation within 48 hours, others offer a window of 72 hours. Please check before you book your tour.

Q. What is the maximum group size for a Rome to Pompeii tour?

A. It depends on the Rome to Pompeii tour you book. Some tours permit up to 18, while others up to 25.

Q. Does a Rome to Pompeii day trip include a guided tour?

A. Yes, depending on your ticket, you’ll avail the services of a tour guide. Please ensure to check whether the tour is multi-lingual, or available in a specific language.

Q. Do Rome to Pompeii day trips include skip-the-line access?

A. Yes. Your tour includes priority access at Pompeii entrances, allowing you to skip the long waiting lines.

Q. Is a tour of Mount Vesuvius included in my Rome to Pompeii day trip?

A. No. You would have to specifically book a Rome to Pompeii day trip that includes a tour of Mount Vesuvius.

Q. Are return transfers included in a Rome to Pompeii tour?

A. Yes, return transfers are included in a Rome to Pompeii day trip. However, depending on the tour you book, you’ll be picked up from either your hotel or a common meeting point.