Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento

Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an experienced archaeologist

4.4 / 5 See All 27 Reviews · 12.0h 18 max · Rome, Italy

Join us on an adventure from Rome to Pompeii and stunning Sorrento with comfortable, round-trip transportation. Make the most of your time in Italy and leave all the details to us. All you have to do is enjoy yourself!

Tour Details
  • Round-Trip Transportation
  • Pompeii
  • A City Frozen in Time
  • Amazing Preservation
  • Incredible Remains
  • Pompeii to Sorrento
  • Break for lunch*
  • Sorrento Downtown
  • Back to Rome

Join us on an adventure from Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento with roundtrip transportation. Embark on an in-depth exploration of the well-preserved Pompeii ruins. Take in the stunning views on the relaxing drive. Then, enjoy some time in the jewel box seaside town of Sorrento. This day trip includes:

  • Roundtrip comfortable air conditioned coach transportation from Rome
  • A tour leader to accompany the group for the day
  • An English-speaking expert archaeologist to lead your tour in Pompeii
  • Tickets to the scavi (Pompeii)
  • Free time to explore Sorrento on your own

Rome to Pompeii Tour

In Rome, meet your driver and tour leader in a designated spot to begin the drive down the Autostrada del Sole (Highway of the Sun) to the buried city of Pompeii. This is where you'll meet your personal archaeologist, who will walk you through the remarkably well-preserved remains of this ancient metropolis.

Don't want a day trip from Rome, but still want to experience Pompeii? Check out our Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries.

Guided Tour of Pompeii 

Just south of Naples, this UNESCO world heritage site was covered or "flash frozen" by 13 – 20 feet (4-6 meters) of ash and pumice by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Frozen in time by volcanic ash, this ancient city stands apart from any other place in Italy. 

Led by your professional guide, experience this ancient city and see how these well-preserved structures and all the evidence of daily life inside reveals secrets about Roman civilization. The city sat undisturbed for almost 2,000 years. Then, in 1748, a group of explorers discovered that beneath the volcanic ash, the city was still mostly intact.  As a result, we now have an unparalleled snapshot of life in the prosperous ancient city. 

Villa of Mysteries

After exploring the main ruins of Pompeii, you'll follow your guide to more of a hidden gem of the lost city of Pompeii. Sure, the Villa of Mysteries sounds intriguing, but what actually is it? Your guide will take you through a series of rooms depicting a young girl and her mysterious initiation into an ancient cult. You'll be shocked to see how well this villa has been preserved since the 79 A.D. eruption.

Experience Sorrento

After you've finished exploring Pompeii, our driver will collect the group and start traveling down the gorgeous winding roads of the Italian coast, along the Gulf of Naples, and onto Sorrento. From here, take some time to leisurely explore the center of this charming coastal gem, enjoy a typical local lunch* and indulge in a new flavor of gelato or some famous limoncello. Then, after a long day of sightseeing, culture and history, head back to the mini-coach, sit back and relax on the scenic drive back to the Eternal City.

Why Sorrento instead of Positano? Both are super famous and beautiful hillside villages on what is arguably the world's most scenic coastline. Sorrento happens to be just about 40 minutes closer to Rome and Pompeii.  This leaves us more time to explore the city and 1hr and 20 minutes less in our vehicle!

 

What you get with this tour
This small group tour includes transportation in a luxury climate controlled vehicle from Rome.
Stop along the way to visit one of the world's most famous archaeological sites.
Bring the whole family, this day trip from Rome is engaging for everyone.
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12/13/2019
30th Anniversary Trip

This is a wonderful tour. We had a really nice time and learned a lot from our tour guide Sasha. He was excellent! This trip is a must on your trip to Italy!

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Robert Griffin
11/25/2019

The tour was amazing and the guides were outstanding. We had a great time and i would recommend to friends and book again!

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Reviewed by
Matthew Gallagher
11/13/2019
Fantastic Tour

The day was just great and we had a small group of 6 travelers which made the experience much more one on one. Sonia and our driver were excellent at navigating a traffic issue on the way to Pompeii that we did not waste any time. We had a fantastic tour in Pompeii. I was so impressed with the knowledge of guide there. Sorrento was my favorite part of the trip with a fabulous lunch at the Foreigners Club and a fantastic view! Lastly she recommended the Limoncello Factory which was a hit. It was the largest purchased I made on our entire trip. Thank you for a fantastic experience in Pompeii and Sorrento!

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Doreen

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Piazzale Ostiense, at the bottom of the Pyramid on the side facing the metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Since you will be walking around on your feet for the day, please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen if you are coming in the summertime.

Q:   What is included in the price?

A:   This tour includes a guided tour of Pompeii's archaeological site, site admissions, full day transportation from Rome, driver and tour leader for the full day.

Q:   Is this a private tour?

A:   No, This is a small group tour with a maximum group size of 18 people. If you prefer a personalized Day Trip from Rome, check out our private itinerary:  POMPEII & SORRENTO: DAY TRIP FROM ROME

Q:   Is a guided tour in Sorrento included?

A:   No, in Sorrento you will have free time to explore the beautiful city center and it's coastline independently.

Q:   Is lunch included*?

A:   Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.*

Q:   Will the tour still run if it rains?

A:   Absolutely, yes! We run our tours rain or shine. 

Q: Can I join this tour in Pompeii instead of doing the day trip from Rome?

A:  Of course. Check out our Skip the Line Pompeii Ruins Tour with Villa of Mysteries!

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