Discover Pompeii and the still-active Volcano that brought the bustling Roman city to its terrible end on this exclusive day trip from Rome to Pompeii & Vesuvius.
Explore the city of Pompeii with an expert, English-speaking guide who will help you make the most of your time here. In an hour and a half you’ll see the most fascinating sites of the city, from plaster death casts to Pompeii’s fast food joints and streets cut out by carriage wheels 2,000 years ago. Visiting on a day trip, it’s impossible to walk all of Pompeii, but our carefully-planned route means you’ll see the best of it, with representations of every building type visited for a completely rounded view.
During our time in Pompeii group sizes will be limited to 25 people or less with headsets for every visitor, so your guide will be easy to hear and interact with. Like all tour operators, we use official, licensed Pompeii guides for this section of our tour. However, as is the case with our own staff, these guides are carefully chosen by us. We constantly evaluate Pompeii guides and ask for feedback from every customer to ensure that we only use the most talented and knowledgeable of this pool.
Another high point of our tour comes when we climb to the ridge of the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. This destructive force, which buried Pompeii in 79AD is to this day considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people who live around its base. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano and are visible on the winding road up to the top – a spot which also offers the most beautiful view of the Bay of Naples below.
During the winter season and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you to the Naples National Archaeological Museum instead. Here you’ll see a fantastic array of artefacts, mosaics, statues and artwork excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum – the perfect way to complement a visit to the ruins.
With transport to and from Rome included on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, an expert, English-speaking chaperone to accompany you for the day and traditional Neapolitan pizza lunch, you won’t have to worry about the little things. Take the time instead, to reflect on one of Italy’s most fascinating sights – a city buried for centuries and rediscovered frozen in time.
Note: In rare cases of inclement weather or strikes, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. If this is the case, an alternative visit to the Naples National Archeological Museum or an alternative of equal value will be included.