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From Rome: Pompeii & Naples Private Full-Day Tour

1. From Rome: Pompeii & Naples Private Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a private day trip from Rome to the ruins of Pompeii and the modern day city of Naples, traveling by comfortable Mercedes. Your tour includes 2 hours with a guide in Pompeii, a lunch stop on the slopes of Vesuvius, and free sightseeing time in Naples. Following your hotel pick-up, your driver will drive directly to the entrance of Pompeii, situated on a volcanic plateau on the southern slope of Mt. Vesuvius. Learn the tragic story behind the everyday Roman town as you wander the streets between former houses and shops. Relive the last moments before they were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. Marvel at the Marina Gate, and Basilica (Court House). See where the citizens gathered at the Stabian Baths and Theatres. You will even visit the old brothel (Lupanar), and a former bakery. Admire mosaic tiles at sites such as the House of Faun and House of the Tragic Poet, as well as plaster casts that depict Pompeii's residents caught in the poses at the moment they died. After a meal in a typical restaurant on the slopes of the Mt. Vesuvius, continue with a scenic drive of Naples, where your driver will tell you about the highlights of the city so that you can make the most of your sightseeing time alone. Pass through busy Piazza Garibaldi, and watch the bustle of pedestrians on Corso Umberto Primo. Look at the cruise liners in the Port of Naples, and travel down the breathtaking promenade of the Riviera di Chiaia. Go to the harbor of Mergellina to look at the luxury yachts, and travel uphill to Posillipo for views across the sea to Capri.

Naples Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: Bella Napoli

2. Naples Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: Bella Napoli

Explore the birthplace of the Pizza Margherita on a half-day tour of Naples and see many of the city’s most notable sights. Traveling by comfortable car or minivan, your driver will take you to the best shopping streets, such as Via Chiaia, Via Roma, Corso Umberto, and Via Caracciolo. Continue the shopping theme at the glass-roofed arcade of the Galleria Umberto. Visit the National Archaeological Museum to see classical artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome, and marvel at masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art in the National Museum of Capodimonte. Admire the ancient façade of San Gennaro Beyond the Walls and see the impressive churches of San Lorenzo and Gesù Nuovo. Go to the charterhouse of San Martino and the cloister of Santa Chiara. Near the San Carlo Theatre, you will find the Gambrinus bar, which took its name from all the artists that used to drink there after leaving the theater. Marvel at the castle of Maschio Angioino on Piazza del Municipio, and see the vacant Royal Palace of the former royal family on Piazza Plebiscito.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 99 reviews

There are tour guides, there are great tour guides, and then there’s Marco and Refaeli whom I believe represent the superlative in what the Rome tourism industry has to offer. Our driver (Marco) knew everything there was to know about the Italian countryside on the way to our destinations and filled us in with Italian history, legends, and everything in between. Our tour guide at Pompeii (Refaeli) was a wonderfully energetic and knowledgeable historian who strolled through the ruins akin to that of a child on Christmas. My wife and I learned so much on this trip and it will certainly be one of our highlights during our vacation in Italy.

Pompeii and Naples full day

We had a very lovely time in Naples and Pompeii, our guide Chiara was very nice and she was very knowledgeable, you could see that she has studied Archaeology and that she likes it. She managed to make sure we didn't have to queue for tickets and she showed us the most important things of both sites. Our driver Antonio was very good too, with him we weren't scared of driving in Italy! Pompeii was bigger than what we expected so put some comfortable shoes! Thank you Chiara and Antonio for a lovely day!

Roberta (our guide) and Gianni (our driver) were excellent. They both were so knowledgeable about Naples and Pompeii. I would definitely recommend this tour.

We really enjoyed the experience; avoiding the crowds, personalized service, knowledgeable guide, and great driver. Absolutely recommend this experience!