Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento
Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an experienced archaeologist
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!
What you get with this tour
What you will see on this tour
- Round-Trip Transportation
- A City Frozen in Time
- Amazing Preservation
- Incredible Remains
- Pompeii to Sorrento
- Break for lunch*
- Sorrento Downtown
- Back to Rome
When in Rome, take a day trip to Pompeii! Join us on an adventure from Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento with round-trip 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 mini-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 arrival in the buried city of Pompeii. This is where you'll meet your personal archeologist, who will walk you through the remarkably well-preserved remains of this Ancient metropolis.
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Just south of Naples, this rare and beautiful archeological 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.
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! If you've already tried the original limoncello, ask for different variations instead such as Nocillo, Finochietto or Arancello. 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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Best tour of my trip!
This was an amazing tour! Our guide was so passionate and energetic and gave us what was easily the best tour of our trip to Europe. Learning the history of Pompeii was amazing and I will definitely be booking with the Roman guy in the future.
One of the highlights of my trip for sure. The Roman Guy representative that was with us was super friendly and helpful throughout the trip, and our tour guide in Pompeii (Antonio, I believe) was one of the best tour guides I've had in my entire life. The trip was very well put together, and I definitely feel like I got my money's worth.
Cool tour of historical site
Amazing tour! Guide was knowledgeable about the history of Pompeii and seeing Sorrento was pretty cool too. Definitely a cool way to see more of Italy while visiting Rome. Can't wait to go on tour with the Roman guy again!