Private Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip from Rome

An unforgettable visit to ancient ruins with all the details and transportation taken care of

Travel Flexibly 4.9 / 5 See All 16 Reviews · 12.00h · Rome, Italy

Hoping for a more private way to explore Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius without being on a bus? Then book this private day trip from Rome that lets you sit back and enjoy your tour instead of stressing about navigating, arranging tickets, and driving narrow Italian streets. With a private driver to lead you safely to and from Rome, your day in southern Italy is easy and memorable as you explore the most popular buried city in the world.

  • Transportation Included
  • Pompeii
  • A City Frozen in Time
  • Incredible Remains
  • Mount Vesuvius Hike
  • The Crater
  • Front Door Service
  • Amazing Preservation
  • Pompeii to Mount Vesuvius
  • Back to Rome!

How many times in your life will you be able to say that you walked through an almost perfectly preserved ancient city and then climbed the volcano that destroyed it in the first place? We are guessing not too many, that’s why we offer this awesome experience of a lifetime with our Day Trip From Rome to Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius. 

Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Day Tour Description

This 12-hour private day trip includes:

  • Round-trip luxury transportation

  • An expert English-speaking archaeologist to lead your group in Pompeii

  • A customizable group size

The Ruins of Pompeii

Pompeii is a rare and beautiful archaeological site just south of Naples. In an instant, 13 to 20 feet (4-6 meters) of ash and pumice from the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD buried this town in a uniquely tough form of ash and pumice. It left behind a remarkably preserved glimpse of life in Roman times for us to see today.

Our expert English-speaking tour guide will tell you many interesting facts about Pompeii, as well as make its story come alive with lesser-known knowledge. After weaving you through this ancient Roman city, they will then take you up to the crater of the magnificent Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe, and the most studied in the world. It is also one of the most dangerous volcanos as it has a population of people living close by in the surrounding areas! This angry volcano supposedly ejected ash more than 20 miles into the air, during the fateful eruption of 79 AD. Visiting Mount Vesuvius is an experience of a lifetime.

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Rome, and at the end of this day trip, bring you back. There will be plenty of time for a lunch break in between the visiting the Pompeii site & Mt. Vesuvius. This is by far one of the most exciting things to do outside of Rome, a day full of adventure!

What you get with this tour
Highly-Educated and Passionate Guide
Luxury Climate-Controlled Transportation
Explore the Ruins of Pompeii
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Great day at Vesuvius
24 June 2023
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Reviewed by
Anthony DiNitto

I would highly recommend the day trip to Pompeii and hike up Mt Vesuvius. Our driver Roberto was fantastic and our guides were wonderful.

Great walking tour of Venice with a bonus ride in a gondola
05 March 2023
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Kate Young

This was a great walking tour of Venice in 2 parts, morning and afternoon. Our guide Marco was excellent. He had the headsets and microphones that are so important when doing a walking tour in a city, so that we could hear him at all times. He took us around parts of the city to see hidden areas, and spent just the right amount of time walking, then stopping to talk about an area without lingering too long. You could tell he was a very experienced tour guide and I appreciated this. The gondola ride was so nice, and there were just 2 of us on the gondola which I was pleasantly surprised that we weren't grouped heavier, so that was very nice. The afternoon in the Doge's Palace was also at a perfect pace of walking, stopping, and talking. Thank you for a perfect tour in Venice.

22 February 2023
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Tamra Dumolt

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

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

Will the tour still run if it rains?

Yes. We run our tours rain or shine. If weather conditions are dangerous (high winds/rain, heavy snowfall), the climb to Mt. Vesuvius will be substituted. This is extremely rare.

Is lunch included?

Lunch is NOT included in the price of the tour.

Is a guided tour of Mt. Vesuvius included?

Yes! You will climb Mt. Vesuvius with a professional vulcanologist!

I'd love to go on this tour, but it's kind of last minute. What should I do?

If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability. Feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. If your party is larger than 7 participants, please contact us.

What is included in the price?

This tour includes a guided tour of the archaeological sites of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius, site admissions, full day transportation from and back to Rome including hotel pick-up & drop off.

What to bring?

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

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