Private Pompeii & Sorrento Day Trip from Rome

Step back in time with a private guided tour of Pompeii then enjoy a lazy afternoon in Sorrento

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 9 Reviews · 11.00h custom · Rome, Italy

Want to make your Pompeii day trip a little more special? Then join your own private driver to travel down the Highway of the Sun from Rome in comfort and style. You'll enjoy a day of incredible history at Pompeii and stunning coastlines in charming Sorrento! Explore fascinating Roman ruins at one of the world’s outstanding historic sites with a personal archaeologist guide, then drive to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast region for and afternoon of blissful leisure in the coastal town of Sorrento.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Private transport from Rome to Pompeii
  • Your own private Pompeii tour
  • See a city frozen in time
  • Incredibly well-preserved remains
  • Drive down the coast to Sorrento
  • Lunch by the sea
  • Explore Sorrento
  • Back to Rome for the evening

Your VIP treatment begins this morning as your friendly driver picks you up from your accommodation in Rome. Traveling in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle, you'll cruise down the road nicknamed the "Highway of the Sun" until you reach Pompeii. At Pompeii, you'll explore the ruins with your own personal expert archaeological guide, giving you an in-depth understanding of this ancient city frozen in time.

After your guided tour of Pompeii, you'll return to your transportation and continue south to the town of Sorrento in the beautiful Amalfi Coast region near Naples. Your time here is free to spend however you like, but your driver can give you some recommendations for the coolest spots to visit and where to grab a delicious local lunch (not included). Finally, you'll return to Rome in the evening.

Private Pompeii and Sorrento Day Tour Description

Your 11-hour private day trip includes:

  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation from Rome

  • Skip-the-line entry at Pompeii

  • An English-speaking expert guide for your private tour of Pompeii

  • Free time to enjoy an afternoon in Sorrento

  • Friendly, private driver for the whole day

Please note that this itinerary may be reversed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Private Rome to Pompeii Tour

Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation for a drive down the Autostrada del Sole (highway of the sun) to the excavated city of Pompeii. Enjoy watching the scenic countryside pass by, filled with lemon tree orchards and quaint little towns. At Pompeii, you'll meet your private archaeologist guide, who'll help you skip the line to start exploring the remarkably well-preserved remains of this ancient metropolis.

Guided Tour of Pompeii

This UNESCO World Heritage site located south of Naples was covered almost instantly with 13-20 feet (4-6 meters) of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Literally frozen in time by volcanic ash, this ancient city is one of the most fascinating sites in Italy—and the world.

Led by your own professional archaeologist guide, you'll walk through this once-thriving city and see how the well-preserved structures and evidence of daily life reveals secrets about Roman civilization. The city sat undisturbed for almost 2,000 years until a group of explorers discovered that it was still largely 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 a hidden gem of the lost city of Pompeii, called the Villa of Mysteries. 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.

Since this is an active archaeological site, the Villa of Mysteries occasionally closes certain areas or the entire area without notice. If this happens, your guide will make up the time at other areas in this vast ancient city.

Free Afternoon in Sorrento

After you've finished exploring Pompeii, you'll meet your driver again and continue down the gorgeous winding roads of the Italian coast, along the Gulf of Naples and on to Sorrento. Before you set off to explore the town on your own, your trip leader will explain some of the many things you can do and see in this beautiful part of the Italian coast.

You'll have free time on your own to leisurely explore the center of this charming coastal gem, enjoy a typical local lunch, and indulge in some gelato or famous limoncello. Then, after a long day of sightseeing, culture, and history, meet up with your small group again and relax on the scenic drive back to the Eternal City.

Door-To-Door Service

With this day trip, your driver will collect you from your accommodation in Rome, and bring you back at the end of the day. They will stay with you throughout the day, bringing you from location to location and making this highly unlikely day possible for you!

How many times in your life will you be able to say that you walked through an almost perfectly preserved ancient city that was destroyed by a disastrous volcano eruption? We're guessing not too many, that’s why we offer this awesome experience of a lifetime. 

 

What you get with this tour
Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation from Rome
Skip-the-line entry at Pompeii
An English-speaking expert guide for your private tour of Pompeii
Free time to enjoy an afternoon in Sorrento
Friendly, private driver for the whole day
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Beyond Amazing!!
21 November 2022
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KATHLEEN WESTHOVEN

My husband, teen daughters and I enjoyed an absolutely incredible morning exploring Pompeii. Our guide Claudia was fantastic and knowledgable. I have been to Italy before and have missed out on Pompeii. If you are traveling in Italy, POMPEII should NOT be missed! I will never forget it. Our drivers, Andreas and Claudia (a different Claudia) were friendly, helpful and safe. We had an excellent lunch in the adorable town of Sorrento.

Perfect Day on the Coast
10 November 2022
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Reviewed by
Patrick Surrett

The trip to Pompeii and Sorrento was fantastic. Our van driver, John-Marco ( I think), was great. The drive was smooth and went pretty quickly. Once we arrived at Pompeii, Meina (Sp?), was our tour guide. She was friendly, energetic and knowledgeable. We learned so much from her and had a great time. Sorrento was beautiful! We had great pizza and pasta. We shopped and ate gelato. I couldn't have been happier! I definitely recommend this trip!

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30 September 2022
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Melinda Skeath

We had a fabulous day in Pompeii and Amalfi coast/Sorento, also visited a Limoncello factory. John Luca was our driver and Claudia was our tour guide in Pompeii. The ruins of Pompeii - fabulous and the work continues!! Claudia very knowledgeable!! Sorrento beautiful, great lunch and alittle shopping! Very fun tour of Limoncello factory -a fun addition! Highly recommend! 🙏

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or private accommodation in Rome, and bring you back at the end of the day.

What to bring?

Since you'll be on your feet for large parts of the day, please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen if you are coming in the summertime. A water bottle and snacks are also recommended.

Will the tour still run if it rains?

Yes. We run our tours rain or shine.

Is lunch included?

No, lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

Is a guided tour in Sorrento included?

No, in Sorrento you will have free time to explore the beautiful city center and its coastline independently.

I'd love to go on this tour, but it's kind of last minute. What should I do?

If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability. Feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. Also, if your party is larger than 7 participants, please contact us.

What is included in the price?

This tour includes a guided tour of the archaeological site of Pompeii, site admissions, a trip to Sorrento for the afternoon, full day transportation from and back to your accommodation in Rome.

What to bring?

Since you'll be on your feet for large parts of the day, please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen if you are coming in the summertime. A water bottle and snacks are also recommended.

Where to meet?

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or private accommodation in Rome, and bring you back at the end of the day.

Is there a place to buy food or water inside Pompeii?

Yes, your guide will stop at a store inside Pompeii where you can buy cold water and snacks if you need them.

How long do we spend in Pompeii?

The archaeological guide at Pompeii will show you around the ruins of Pompeii for approximately 2 hours.

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