In 79 A.D. a deadly volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius decimated the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Buried under ash for centuries, the old houses and streets are amazingly well-preserved. If you head to Pompeii and want to really understand what happened, the best thing you can do is take a guided tour.
Alongside a knowledgeable guide, you’ll walk through the ruins of this once prominent city and be transported back to ancient times. All of this and more with one of the best day tours of Pompeii, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast.
This tour is one of the best ways to not only see the ruins but to learn about what it was like to live there. While the city was destroyed along with its inhabitants, the volcanic ash preserved the ruins in extraordinary condition. It wasn’t even until the 16th century when excavations began to unearth the city.
With a professional, English-speaking guide, this walking tour brings you through real homes that are still preserved and filled with precious artifacts and surprisingly vibrant frescoes.
Trapped in their own tombs since the day of the eruption, you will also see the casts of bodies found among the Ancient Ruins. From there, your guide will walk you through the daily life of the Pompeiians and the events that led to their destruction.
After exploring Pompeii’s main sites, you will be treated to the “Villa of Mysteries”, a house full of frescoes and artifacts that are still surrounded by the historical debate to this day.
Lastly, after you’ve finished with your guide, you’ll have the time to walk around the city for yourself and make the most of your visit to Pompeii.
If you’ve already planned your visit to Rome and want to add something special to the experience, this Day Trip from Rome is definitely something to check out. With luxury transportation to shuttle you to and from the ruined city, this tour takes you on a beautiful drive down the Autostrada del Sole (or “Highway of the Sun.”)
Shortly after arriving, your experienced, English-speaking guide takes you on a private walking tour of the city where they weave stories with historical accuracy to bring Pompeii back to life. Your tour include stops to the ancient markets, piazzas, theaters, (even a brothel!) and provides a glimpse into the daily life of the ancient Pompeiians.
No tour is complete without exploring the Villa of Mysteries, a hidden gem of the city decorated with frescoed depictions of an ancient Greco-Roman cult!
Once you’ve had your fill of the Ancient Ruins, you’re then chauffeured down to the beautiful seaside town of Sorrento. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of time to marvel in the view of the Gulf of Naples and shop around the city’s many shops and cafes.
If you’re unfamiliar with Sorrento, it’s regionally known for its olive oil and limoncello, a lemon liqueur that you absolutely have to try (unless you’re under the legal drinking age, then you absolutely should not try it).
Finally, when your guided trip is over, you will be driven back to Rome to enjoy your evening in the Eternal City.
Seeing the Amalfi coastline from the comfort of a luxury boat is certainly the best way to see these beautiful sights. On this full day private boat tour, you will get a VIP trip that few visitors ever experience.
We’ll take you to some of the hidden grottos, kept secret among the islands. These small, beautiful caves are some of the most beautiful sights that the coast has to offer, and are a perfect place to snap a picture to share with your friends and family back home.
You’ll taste delicious seafood straight from the Mediterranean, before a chance to swim in the stunning Bay of Nerano.
If you’re staying in Rome and want to see the wonders of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, then you should definitely check out this tour. You will receive round-trip luxury transport to and from Pompeii in a luxury, climate-controlled vehicle. Then it’s time to explore a place frozen in time.
First you’ll explore the ruins of Pompeii, frozen in time from the volcanic eruption that destroyed the settlement and people who once lived there. You’ll explore the ruins with an expert guide, and then visit the famous volcano that caused this historic catastrophe. And after you’ve had your fill of the sights, you’ll be driven back to Rome in style!
After getting picked up from your hotel in Rome, you’ll be treated to the beautiful sights of the Roman countryside as you ride down the Highway of the Sun leading to the beautiful ancient city of Pompeii. You’ll explore the ancient ruins with an expert guide, who will lead you through the lives of those who once lived there, and who met their tragic end in a deadly volcanic blast.
After you’ve explored the ruins, it’s time to make your way to one of the most beautiful places in Italy: Sorrento. Here you’ll have plenty of time to explore this vibrant city, and sit down for a delicious lunch of authentic, local cuisine. You’ll taste scrumptious gelato and limoncello (for those over 21!) in this gorgeous historical town.
This is a great tour if you’re traveling by cruise trip, and want a wonderful experience from your boat. We’ll pick you up, and bring you to the breathtaking Pompeii settlement. It’s a place frozen in time, and has been studied by archaeologists for centuries. You’ll explore the ancient ruins with a guide well versed in the history of these ruins and the people who used to be there.
After you’ve checked out this ancient site, your trip continues to the beautiful city of Amalfi after a breathtaking drive up the coast. You’ll explore this incredible town, with plenty of time to try all the local fare and see the sights.
When you step off your cruise, we’ll transport you back in time to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Here you’ll learn the history of the catastrophic eruption that occured here so many years ago. You’ll hear the stories of the people who lived here from a guide with expertise in archaeology. They’ll be able to reveal the stories that hide just out of sight.
Then it’s time to check out Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for decimating Pompeii in 79 AD. You’ll catch breathtaking views of the crater, and look deep inside the heart of the volcano. With an expert volcanologist, there are tons to learn that you simply could not otherwise. It’s an incredibly unique experience!
On this trip you’ll explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, before climbing up the volcano that destroyed this ancient settlement. If you’re staying on the Amalfi Coast and want to explore this ancient site, this is the perfect tour for you. It’s a great day trip with plenty to see.
And don’t worry about food, you’ll have plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before you scale up Mount Vesuvius!
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