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  3. Sorrento
  4. Pompeii

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii & Sorrento

Product ID: 192983
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No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Pompeii. Enjoy a private car trip from Rome down to Pompeii and witness a city immortalised by a volcanic eruption. Take some relaxing time out as well to visit Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi coast.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel from Rome to Pompeii and back in a luxury Mercedes van
  • Savour a true Neapolitan Pizza like no other you've tasted!
  • Journey back in time to 79 AD when Pompeii was immortalised by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Enjoy a scenic ride along the Sorrentine Peninsula
  • Explore Sorrento, gateway to the Amalfi Coast!
Full description
Meet your driver at a convenient meeting point in the heart of Rome (details will be provided upon reservation). Once seated comfortably you will leave Rome behind and depart for Pompeii, the once prosperous Roman city which met it's fate in October, AD 79 when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the entire surrounding population was engulfed with burning pyroclastic flow and covered in ash. On your tour witness a moment of terror frozen in time, people in death postures and ruins unchanged from almost 2,000-years ago. Your expert archaeologist guide will walk you through the ancient streets, whereabouts perfectly conserved ancient bakeries, shops, stalls, private and communal residences, public baths and brothels remain. You will see plaster casts of the unfortunate Pompeiians who were immortalized on that tragic day.

Upon conclusion of the guided tour, you will make your way to Sorrento, gateway to the stunning Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and picture postcard perfect towns nestled into steep, white, limestone cliffs. Along the way, you will stop at the area's most historic pizzeria, where Giggino and his family have been baking mouthwatering pizza "by the meter" in a wood fired oven for more than 100 years.

In Sorrento you will have free time to stroll around, take in the breathtaking sea views, explore the specialty shops and boutiques, and sample Limoncello, a world-renowned specialty liquor made by local artisans from the organic lemons which can only be harvested in this region. As your afternoon winds down, you'll join your driver once again for the return journey to Rome.
Includes
  • Round trip travel from Rome in luxury air conditioned van
  • Wifi and complimentary beverages during travel
  • Short stop for coffee/breakfast break
  • Small group tour of Pompeii with expert archeologist guide
  • Scenic drive to Sorrento, gateway to the Amalfi Coast
  • Free time in Sorrento to sample Limoncello
  • Eat pizza by the meter in the birthplace of true authentic Neapolitan pizza
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (although a stop will be made at a historic Neapolitan Pizzeria)
  • Personal extras
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, the big church on Piazza della Repubblica facing the central fountain.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised
• Tour does not run on public holidays
• Activity level: easy
• Not wheelchair accessible