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Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast and Positano

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Take a day out of your Rome vacation to get acquainted with Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. This day trip to Pompeii includes a steady-paced hike up Mt. Vesuvius (summer only) or a visit to Naples when Vesuvius is closed in winter and a tour of the UNESCO-listed digs at Pompeii. Breath in the history of the ancient city and admire artifacts that date back to the infamous Mt. Vesu. You also have the option to select a Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano day trip from Rome, which combines three of the most famous and beautiful sites in Italy in a single day.
  • Day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii from Rome with a Skip-the-Line Access
  • Hike up the side of the volcano and walk along its ridge, gazing into the crater
  • Drink in dramatic views over the Bay of Naples
  • Upgrade to Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Small-Group Day Trip from Rome in a private, air-conditioned coach (visit to Mount Vesuvius or Naples not included).
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Round-trip transport from Rome in a private, air-conditioned coach
Reserved Skip-the-Line Access to Pompeii included in all options
Mt. Vesuvius National Park Entry (April to mid-November), if Pompeii & Vesuvius option selected
Free time in Naples (mid-November to March), if Pompeii & Naples option selected
Amalfi Coast drive and Positano, if Pompeii, Amalfi & Positano option selected
English-speaking expert tour leader for the day
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guide in Pompeii
Piazza del Popolo , Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy

At the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A). Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets to be easily recognizable at the meeting point.

This activity will end right where it started.
Hop aboard your coach in central Rome, and travel south in air-conditioned comfort to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel, listen to tales about the colorful southern Italian area and Mt. Vesuvius.

After the volcano’s infamous AD 79 eruption, lava and volcanic ash destroyed the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Evidence of those ancient streams of lava is still evident in the area.

First head from Rome to Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman city; today the town is best known for its UNESCO-listed archaeological digs, which are home to a wealth of relics. See incredibly preserved fossils and other ruins, plus plaster imprints of the town’s victims who were buried for years.

See the remains of the Forum and Teatro Grande, where some 5,000 people could once be seated. During your self-guided tour, learn about day-to-day life for the Pompeii locals as you wander streets where ancient shops, cafes and even brothels could be found.

Enjoy free time for sightseeing.

Then, journey to the infamous volcano. Step out of your coach for a steady-paced, walk to Mt Vesuvius’ summit, from where the most breathtaking views await. Make your way over trails covered in pumice rock and ash, before some free time to gaze down into the caldera and across the Bay of Naples.

Finally, head back to Rome by coach and finish with a drop-off at the start point.

Please note: Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from mid-November to March. During this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. Take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city center.
Pass By:  
City Wonders
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
The eruption in AD 79 spelled a fiery end for Pompeii, but the catastrophe also almost perfectly preserved the port city under layers of Volcanic ash. Thousands of years later, you can still explore the eerie streets and step inside homes, bathhouses and fast food places on your self-guided tour. You’ll travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied and entertained all the way by your expert tour co-ordinator. Skip the line at Pompeii and head for a leisurely self-led tour around the city which paints a vivid picture of life in final days before the eruption. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across harrowing death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
It’s a short coach ride from Pompeii to the foot of the volcano that still looms above it. A half-mile hike from the parking lot takes you right to the sometimes still-steaming crater of Mt. Vesuvius – still perhaps the most dangerous volcano in the world. Stand at the epicentre of that ancient disaster and feel awe at the utter devastation it must have caused, to blast an entire city off the map for millennia. Then turn and enjoy the contrast: the crater offers the most stunning view of the sun-drenched Bay of Naples. In the winter months, when Vesuvius is closed for hiking, the tour travels from Pompeii to Naples, with panoramic views of the volcano and historical commentary from your tour co-ordinator along the way. You’ll have ample free time to explore Naples – a city as vibrant and alive as Pompeii is quiet and affecting – before the comfortable coach returns you to Rome.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION REQUIRED FROM ALL PASSENGERS: You MUST provide all passenger names at the time of booking in order to visit Mount Vesuvius or you may be refused entry.
  • Option to upgrade to Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Small-Group Day Trip from Rome with private coach (Mt Vesuvius or Naples not included)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • While travelling on the bus, social distancing will be enforced following the Italian government rules, hand sanitizer will be provided and sanitation measures will be applied before and after the service. All customers will need to wear a mask throughout the bus journey.
  • During summer months in rare cases of inclement weather or strikes, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. In this case, an alternative visit to the city of Naples will be included.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • From late November to March the Vesuvius isn't accessible and it is replaced with a visit to the city of Naples with panoramic bus tour and free time.
  • The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius requires a good level of general fitness. The walk is uphill at a 14 degree angle and takes roughly 20 minutes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast and Positano?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast and Positano.
What is the social distancing policy during Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast and Positano?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Pompeii Day Trip with Option for Mount Vesuvius or Amalfi Coast and Positano.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Make sure to bring water with you, which is necessary anywhere in Rome during it's hot seasons." See review
  • "Make sure to wear sun block, hat, and comfortable gym shoes." See review
  • "A long day but worthwhile if it's your only way to fit Pompeii into your schedule." See review


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Needed a tour guide inside Pompeii
, Nov 2021
Overall, the tour, guide and bus driver were very good. However, I had called Viator to "make sure" we had a guide meeting us at Pompeii who would give us a guided tour inside once we were there. I was told "yes", but that's not what happened. As we were on our way, the guide on the bus told us things we should see, but there was no guide or map provided. All the signs inside Pompeii are in Italian. We wasted a lot of time looking for things I had seen on my tour here 5 years ago that I now wanted to show my son - and we never did find them. Workers inside were not helpful, and language was a barrier. Still, I would highly recommend going to Pompeii. Just get a guide book in English, with a map, before you go! Vesuvius was magnificent, and my son enjoyed his climb to the top.
Great trip and Andreas...
, Nov 2021
Great trip and Andreas was an excellent knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor. Bring a water bottle to Pompeii, there are plenty of free filling stations.
Perfect Day!
, Nov 2021
It was an AMAZING day from start to finish! Our tour guide Angela was extremely helpful and insightful. Angela truly went above & beyond for the group! If you’re interested in exploring more of Italy, it’s a perfect day trip from Rome.
Disappointed after having arrived on time but left behind and company refused to refund us
, Oct 2021
We had a terrible experience with this tour company. After travelling to Italy with the purpose of seeing the ruins of Pompeii, we arrived at the departure point at the specified time of 7:30 am and there were no tour company representatives there to meet us. We rang the tour company immediately but were on hold for 20 minutes before anyone answered. When they eventually answered, they said the tour had waited until 7:30 am before they left but we know that this isn't true as we were there at that time. They told us that the check-in time was 7:15 am. The previous night I had repeatedly searched for a check in time on every email, text and ticket I received but could not find reference to it. I checked again after this incident and eventually found it in the fine print of an email, amongst Covid-19 related information, regarding social distancing, vaccinations, santisation etc. Every email, text and ticket I got said 7:30 am at the top in large writing. We were at the location on time, but the tour company had left without us. The tour company refused to refund us the €237.36 we paid, which is a very large some of money especially when we had done nothing wrong. I have to say this experience ruined the holiday for us and to say I am disappointed is an understatement.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Once in a lifetime experience
, Oct 2021
From start to finish the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable. The early morning meeting was organised very well and the guide and driver left on bang on time. The guide (who's name I can't remember!) Was very attentive and did her best to keep us occupied on the long journey. She had great knowledge of the history of Pompeii and all the surrounding areas along the way, and was definitely a big part of our enjoyment on this tour. Pompeii itself is beautiful and a lot bigger than we expected. It was suggested to divide the three hours at Pompeii into two, two and half for exploring the site, and the rest for lunch. Would really recommend the audio guides for Pompeii. Vesuvius was just as beautiful. Overall this was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone as once in a lifetime, and this company is the way to go! We went on Thursday (28/10/21) with the driver Andrea and the amazing tour guide who's name I wish I could remember!
Pompeii is great but it should include more extras
, Oct 2021
Let me start with saying that Pompeii is an absolute must to see! It was absolutely breathtaking to walk those streets and exploring the ancient city. However! for this price they should at least include a lunch OR an audioguide to Pompeii! We had to purchase audioguides, the company doesn't provide a guided tour there. And it was very expensive to eat there! There is also not enough time in Pompeii! They give you 3 hours including lunch and we had to choose between seeing the amphitheater or the forum and other buildings and we were disappointed we couldn't complete the audiotour (which we paid for separately!). They also took us all the way up the mountain only to discover the hike was closed due to strong winds so we had to turn around and go to Naples instead which was an absolute waste of time. We got stuck in awful traffic and Naples itself isn't worth seeing. Dirty and run down, we should've just gone back to Rome. In all fairness, they did refund the tickets to the Vesuvius but there was a lot of wasted time driving around and we would've preferred just more time in Pompeii.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Waste of your time and money
, Oct 2021
This trip is definitely not worth the price. Bus was so old and dirty and very uncomfortable, which is not ok for a 3.5 hours drive in one direction. Visit to Pompeii went fine and everything was as planed, but when we were about to climbe the mountain to see Vesuvius the tour guide started to make excuses why we won’t be able to see the volcano crater as we should but she said that they had the alternative for us. When we came at the top they didn’t give us tickets for the national park and some guy took our group in the opposite direction of the main entrance to the national park. After that we walked for 1.5 km and to our surprise the guy told in the middle of nowhere that the tour is over and that we can go back. My boyfriend and I were very dissappointes as we didn’t see the volcano or the Vesvius crater and that was a main reason for us to buy this trip. Tour guide didn’t even appologize to us or offered us a refund as we didn’t even enter the national park Vesuvius. Since this trip is very pricey, I suggest you to organize it on your own. And also, the driver and tour guide were talking loudly to each other 85% of the drive, which I find very rude and unprofessional.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Great tour
, Oct 2021
The entire trip was excellent, we truly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely recommend it to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not what was described
, Oct 2021
While the guide was wonderful and the sites we saw beautiful, the trip description is very incorrect. There was (nor was there ever a plan) to go to Vesuvius. I encourage Viator to fix this bate and switch
2 travelers found this review helpful
A GREAT day trip from Rome!
, Oct 2021
Pompei and Positano in a day? With friendly, knowledgeable tour guides? And a good driver to handle the trip down from Rome and back? Yes, please! This is a great day trip, we had a great time, and we highly recommend it!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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