Full Day Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Tour from Rome

Skip-the-line at Pompeii, savor a three-course meal, and walk amid Mt. Vesuvius’ volcanic formations

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The ruins of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius are must-sees when visiting Rome, but did you know that organizing transport and tickets yourself can be time-consuming and expensive? That's why we've teamed up with expert tour leaders, secured skip-the-line tickets, and sorted comfortable coach transport. In 12 hours, you'll explore the ruins of Pompeii, tuck into a three-course lunch, and join a geologist for a walk amid scarred volcanic landscapes—all without the hassle of intricate travel planning.

  • Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Rome
  • New Tour
  • Comfortable trip from Rome
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Pompeii​
  • Insights from your knowledgeable guide
  • A glimpse of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Relive the past​
  • Unearth the secrets of Pompeii
  • An enchanting full day trip​

As Rome begins to wake around you, meet your tour leader at 7:30 am at Piazza del Popolo and board a comfortable coach bound for the historic ruins of Pompeii. With a skip-the-line ticket in hand, you’ll soon be following your licensed archaeology guide along ancient cobblestone streets and perfectly preserved homes that once belonged to a thriving Roman town.

Then, pause for a decadent three-course lunch featuring Italian specialties before conquering the second leg of your journey. Meet up with an expert geologist for a naturalist walk amid Mt. Vesuvius’ volcanic remnants, or, during the winter months, enjoy free time to explore Positano. Either way, return to Rome around 7:30 pm feeling captivated by southern Italy’s intriguing past.

Full-Day Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Rome Tour Description

Your 12-hour tour includes:

  • Friendly, English-speaking tour leader for the day

  • Skip-the-Line access to Pompeii ruins

  • Expert archaeologist guide in Pompeii

  • Mt. Vesuvius geological walk

  • 3-course lunch, including appetizer, pizza, and dessert

  • Visit the cliffside village of Positano (early November to March)

  • Comfortable, air-conditioned round-trip transport from Rome

  • All entrance and reservation fees

A Comfortable Drive from Rome

Bright and early, at 7:30 am, you'll meet your tour leader and fellow group members at Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome. Hop aboard a comfortable coach bus and get settled in for a scenic drive along the famed Highway of the Sun. The drive takes around 2.5 hours, and thanks to an expert driver behind the wheel, you'll quickly let go of any travel worries and instead bask in the rolling beauty of Italy's enchanting countryside unfolding outside your window.

Discover Pompeii

Upon arrival at Pompeii, you'll quickly appreciate your skip-the-line tickets as you bypass the lengthy queues and head straight inside this archaeological wonder. Accompanied by your licensed, expert guide, you'll explore the ancient cobblestone streets and delve into a world preserved under ash for almost two millennia.

From the haunting emptiness of homes and amphitheaters to the remarkably preserved murals and mosaics, you'll come face to face with the vivid remnants of life and catastrophe. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide intriguing insights and captivating tales about this once-thriving city and its dramatic end.

Naturalist Mt. Vesuvius Walk

If your visit falls between April and early November, prepare for a fascinating walk on the scarred slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, the same volcano that once devastated Pompeii. Led by an expert geologist, this naturalistic walk offers insights into the area's geology, the history of its eruptions, and the impact on the surrounding landscape. Walk amid volcanic formations, discover layers of rock and ash, and spot evidence of former steam vents–all while enjoying marvelous views of the Bay of Naples. Afterward, settle back into the comfortable coach for a return to Rome. Your expected arrival is 7:30 pm, perfectly timed for an Italian dinner at your leisure.

Winter Months Visit to Positano

In the cooler months, when Mt. Vesuvius is closed to visitors, your attention shifts to the Amalfi Coast with a visit to Positano. Perched on a cliffside, Positano is famed for its colorful buildings, exquisite beaches, and artisan shops. Here, you'll have time to explore at your leisure, whether walking the winding streets, relaxing by the sea, or discovering local crafts. Then, as the day draws to a close, you'll embark on the scenic journey back to Rome. Expect to arrive around 7:30 pm, just in time to enjoy a delightful Italian dinner at your leisure.

What you get with this tour
Ruins of Pompeii
Mt. Vesuvius volcano (summer)
Positano (winter)
Expert tour leader
Licensed Pompeii guide
Comfortable coach transfer
Free time to explore
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Alex Luna

Anna our tour leader is an absolute treasure . 40 years of experience. She is a fountain of knowledge and she has a great sense of humor. Nick our guide in Pompeii was excellent. Great information in a fun way to learn. Adamo our driver is an absolute professional managing the tight roads of Mt Vesuvius flawlessly.

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Adrian Adrian Garcia

It was a good tour but we were expecting to see more bodies on the ground

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes. A good camera, seasonally appropriate clothing, and a water bottle are also recommended.

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes. A good camera, seasonally appropriate clothing, and a water bottle are also recommended.

Where you meet?

You will meet your friendly tour leader in Piazza del Popolo, in central Rome.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Rome.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This tour includes walking on uneven terrain and navigating steep staircases, and unfortunately cannot accommodate wheelchairs.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Full Day Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Rome Tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and we cannot proceed with the tour, we'll let you know as soon as possible. If the crater of Vesuvius is closed due to bad weather, you will visit the city of Naples.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasions the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

Do Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius ever experience sudden closures?

During adverse weather events or due to maintenance or safety reasons, Pompeii or Mt. Vesuvius may be closed unexpectedly and without much notice. If this occurs, we will inform you as soon as possible. Also, please keep in mind Mt. Vesuvius is closed during winter (early November to March), so it will be replaced with a lovely visit to Positano.

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

No, but you'll have time to find delicious food during the tour. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase near the Ruins of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius Volcano, and Positano, and your guide is sure to point you in the right direction, too.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Yes, everyone is welcome on our Full Day Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Rome Tour. Infants under 1 year of age are free, and children under 17 enjoy a discounted rate. Please choose accordingly when booking.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No, hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends at Piazza del Popolo. Our guides are happy to point you in the direction of public transport or arrange a taxi if required.

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