Day trip

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
Day trip

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
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From US$ 142.07 per person

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Visit one of the world's most important archaeological sites on this day tour from Rome. Sit back and relax on your bus and head to the ancient city of Pompeii.

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Duration 1 day
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English, Spanish, French, German, Interlingue, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
Italian, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, English


  • Visit the UNESCO listed archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Learn about the history of Pompeii and the fateful volcanic eruption in 79 A.D.
  • Take a panoramic tour of Naples
  • Enjoy a real Neapolitan pizza for lunch
Full description

Take an amazing journey back in time on this day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii from Rome. Travel through the Italian countryside and enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites.

Be picked up at a central location in Rome and board an air-conditioned bus with plenty of legroom. Enjoy rolling hills on the drive to Naples. Stop to take in this Mediterranean city which is famous for its rich history, art, culture, and gastronomy. 

Drive up the Vomero hill for views of the city, the bay of Naples, the Sorrento peninsula, and the volcanic area of Phlegrean fields. The skyline is dominated by the majestic and still-active volcano Vesuvius, the perfect spot to take photos of this stunning landmark.

Continue down towards the port of Mergellina, and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and the town of Pompeii. Stop for a traditional lunch of Neapolitan pizza with a drink before reaching the archaeological site. 

Head to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once-thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. 

Wander through the ancient streets and learn about the history of this place from your guide. After your tour of Pompeii, enjoy the leisurely return trip to your meeting point in Rome.

  • Round-trip transportation from Rome
  • Lunch (pizza and a drink)
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Pompeii
  • Guide (unless audio guide option selected)
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Viale Luigi Enaudi, by the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. The meeting point is close to the metro stations Repubblica or Termini (Line A).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The tour of the ruins will be led by a licensed guide supplied by Pompeii's management
  • The tour includes headsets to make sure you hear the guide clearly
  • Please note that no tour escort and no tour guide is included for the audio guide option
  • Wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 286 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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If you you are looking to relax and have someone else drive then this is the trip for you. I had debated on taking the train to Napoli, then the bus to Pompeii, but after walking around Rome for 3 days, I was looking forward to a relaxing moment. I didn’t think the time in Pompeii was long enough and would have preferred another hour or two there. I do plan to go back to visit Pompeii independently someday.

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March 25, 2023

Well worth the long coach trip (which was broken by toilet/coffee stops half-way and a quick stop in Napoli to look over the bay). Highlight was, of course, the walk through parts of Pompeii with an entertaining and very informative Guide (Anna). Driver and other Guide were very patient and helpful when one of the party was lost/late back to the coach.

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March 25, 2023

The bus trip down and back was very enjoyable, the on bus guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Good stop half way down to get refreshments. It's a long day, but well worth it! We couldn't always hear the guide around pompeii as she had no mike, whereas on our trip to the catacombs, that guide did!

February 15, 2023

Product ID: 235067