Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento
Tour the Pompeii ruins with an 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!
- Round-Trip Transportation
- 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.
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!
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This tour was absolutely amazing. In fact all of our tours were top notch! Cinzia (not sure how to spell it Cynthia in english) was so amazing. She made sure we had a great time and even taught us about current Italian culture. We absolutely adored her! Our guide for the Pompeii portion was so knowledgeable and passionate about the area. She gave of a great sense of what it was like to live at that time. I highly recommend this company.
It is stunning. Do it!
Our guide Sonia G. was so accommodating, helpful, and fun. Our guide through Pompeii was also great. The trip had great flexibility with how you spent your time but also plenty of assistance if you didn’t know what to do with your free time. Sonia took us to a wonderful lunch and limoncello stop, plus she was just a joy to be around. Even our driver was exceptional and going on this trip was a highlight of our time in Italy.
From the super helpful guys in the office to the brilliant ladies who were our guides for the day, everything was perfect. Definitely recommend this company and next time we're in Rome, we'll be booking with them again.
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!