Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento

Explore Pompeii's ruins with an archaeologist

4.5 / 5 See All 38 Reviews · 12.0h 18 max · Rome, Italy

Travel with us from Rome to the lost city of Pompeii and spectacular Sorrento. This Rome to Pompeii day trip includes comfortable, round-trip transportation, a professional archaeologist guide and free time in Sorrento.

Tour Details
  • Round-Trip Transportation
  • Pompeii
  • A City Frozen in Time
  • Amazing Preservation
  • Incredible Remains
  • Pompeii to Sorrento
  • Break for lunch*
  • Sorrento Downtown
  • Back to Rome

Travel with us from Rome to the lost city of Pompeii and spectacular Sorrento. This Rome to Pompeii day trip includes comfortable, round-trip transportation, a professional archeologist guide and free time in Sorrento. This day trip includes:

  • Roundtrip comfortable mini-coach transportation from Rome
  • A tour leader to accompany the group for the day
  • An English-speaking expert archaeologist to lead your tour in Pompeii
  • Tickets to the scavi (Pompeii)
  • Free time to explore Sorrento on your own

Rome to Pompeii Tour

Begin your day trip in Rome. At the designated spot, meet your driver and fellow travelers to begin the drive down the Autostrada del Sole (Highway of the Sun) to the Gulf of Naples. When you arrive in Pompeii, it’s time to meet your professional archaeologist guide and begin your guided tour. What remains of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is an incredible standing testament to this once prosperous ancient Roman city.

Don't want a day trip from Rome, but still want to experience Pompeii? Check out our Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries.

Guided Tour of Pompeii 

Using your priority entrance tickets, enter Pompeii and see the well-preserved markets, piazzas, theaters and even a brothel. Flash frozen in time by ash by the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., the intact relics of this ancient Roman city tell the story of its long-lost residents. After the eruption, the city lay abandoned under volcanic ash for almost 2,000 years. Then, in 1748, some explorers discovered that beneath the ash, Pompeii was still standing. The result? An unparalleled glimpse into ancient Roman history.

Villa of Mysteries

On the next portion of your tour, you will visit a Pompeii landmark that most tour providers overlook. The Villa of Mysteries is yet another jaw-dropping attraction within Pompeii that survived the 7.9. A.D. eruption shockingly well. Inside, you will see the portrayal of the Dionysian Mysteries. You'll notice frescoes of a young woman being inducted into a mystery cult, allowing you to ponder what life in ancient Pompeii really was like.

Experience Sorrento

Your Rome day trip doesn’t end there. After your guided tour of Pompeii, climb aboard your mini-coach once again. Now, it’s time to head to the stunning seaside town of Sorrento. Take in the views as you wind along the Gulf of Naples on the way to your next destination: Sorrento. In Sorrento, enjoy some free time to explore the city and grab some lunch (not included in the price of the day trip).

Situated on a cliff and surrounded by olive and lemon groves,  Sorrento was an important trading post in the middle ages. Make sure you sample some limoncello: Sorrento is well-known for the delicious lemon liqueur. And before you go, grab some good olive oil to take home and share with your loved ones. Finally, at the end of your Rome day trip, head back to Rome with a camera full of pictures and a deeper understanding of Italy’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

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1/18/2020
Excellent!

This tour was absolutely amazing. In fact all of our tours were top notch! Cinzia (not sure how to spell it Cynthia in english) was so amazing. She made sure we had a great time and even taught us about current Italian culture. We absolutely adored her! Our guide for the Pompeii portion was so knowledgeable and passionate about the area. She gave of a great sense of what it was like to live at that time. I highly recommend this company.

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Velera Wyrick
1/12/2020
It is stunning. Do it!

Our guide Sonia G. was so accommodating, helpful, and fun. Our guide through Pompeii was also great. The trip had great flexibility with how you spent your time but also plenty of assistance if you didn’t know what to do with your free time. Sonia took us to a wonderful lunch and limoncello stop, plus she was just a joy to be around. Even our driver was exceptional and going on this trip was a highlight of our time in Italy.

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Sarah Stoloff
1/7/2020
Brilliant tours!

From the super helpful guys in the office to the brilliant ladies who were our guides for the day, everything was perfect. Definitely recommend this company and next time we're in Rome, we'll be booking with them again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Piazzale Ostiense, at the bottom of the Pyramid on the side facing the metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Since you will be walking around on your feet for the day, please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen if you are coming in the summertime.

Q:   What is included in the price?

A:   This tour includes a guided tour of Pompeii's archaeological site, site admissions, full day transportation from Rome, driver and tour leader for the full day.

Q:   Is this a private tour?

A:   No, This is a small group tour with a maximum group size of 18 people. If you prefer a personalized Day Trip from Rome, check out our private itinerary:  POMPEII & SORRENTO: DAY TRIP FROM ROME

Q:   Is a guided tour in Sorrento included?

A:   No, in Sorrento you will have free time to explore the beautiful city center and it's coastline independently.

Q:   Is lunch included*?

A:   Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.*

Q:   Will the tour still run if it rains?

A:   Absolutely, yes! We run our tours rain or shine. 

Q: Can I join this tour in Pompeii instead of doing the day trip from Rome?

A: Of course. Check out our Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries.

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