Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento

Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an experienced archaeologist

4.6 / 5 See All 18 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!

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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.
Itinerary

What you will see on this tour

  • 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.

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. 

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!

 

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. 

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9/8/2019
Gina F.
PERFECT POMPEII TOUR

We can not express how absolutely perfect this day to Pompeii and Sorrento was! Sonia (our coordinator) and Fabio (our driver) were more than accommodating and did everything in their power to make our day trip out of the City a memorable one. Our group was very small, six total, which made the day even more worthwhile! Picked up promptly we arrived at Pompeii and met up with Carla, our guide for the archeological site. She was amazing and fit in so much in the time we had. While the ancient city of Pompeii was flooded with tourist, Carla took us to all the main sights, and explained what we were looking at in detail and gave us more than ample time for pictures. After our visit, off to Sorrento. Sonia picked out a WONDERFUL place for lunch with a million dollar view. After laughing and sharing a meal, we wandered the narrow streets of Sorrento. Then, Fabio and Sonia made an extra stop to the Limoncello factory for a quick taste and purchase. When we arrived at home, Fabio went out of his way to take us to our hotel, which was so nice and after a long day welcoming! We just can't say enough about our day, company and experience! Thank you So Much for a Most Terrific Day!

8/29/2019
Leslie P
Amazing experience

This day trip was one of the best experiences we had in Italy. My wife loved seeing the history in Sorrento and Sorrento was stunning. We never would have thought to visit otherwise but it was definitely a highlight of our trip. We can't wait to take more tours with the Roman Guy!

8/14/2019
Karen Sanderson
Pompeii and Sorrento tour

Wow. Another fabulous tour with the Roman Guy. Tybor met us and shared so much interesting information from meeting to destination, as well as suggestions once in Sorrento, and Claudia, our guide around Pompeii made a lifelong dream of learning and seeing more of this incredible place come true. Exceptional!

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