Rome to Pompeii Day Trip with Stunning Sorrento

Explore Pompeii's ruins with an archaeologist

5 / 5 See All 48 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
Bring the whole family, this day trip from Rome is engaging for everyone.
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.
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3/6/2020
One of my favorite parts of vacation

Cynthia, along with Gianluca, our driver, were terrific. Although we fell asleep on the way to Pompeii, when we woke up, Cynthia was full of interesting and informative facts about the area and Italy, generally. At Pompeii, Sasha was an engaging and informed tour guide. Even my nine and twelve-year-olds loved it! Highly recommend this excursion and these guides to anyone who wants to learn more and see more of this beautiful, welcoming country.

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Andrea Price
2/10/2020
Amazing! Totally worth it!

We had an amazing experience. They keep the groups small so you are able to really see and experience each location. Having the small group also gives you the ability to change the itinerary. For example we spent a little bit more time at Pompeii to have time to ask questions and take photos. In Sorrento we had local pizza lunch with our guide and skipped the tourist filled spots. The guides were very fun and knowledgeable. We really appreciated their hard work!

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Reviewed by
Nicholas Mckinney
2/7/2020
Totally unexpected!

Cynthia and our driver were so accommodating and helpful with all our needs. They checked off everything I wanted to see on my list. Sasha was an amazing guide in Pompeii and had us laughing the entire time even with bad weather. Pompeii has so much to offer!!

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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.

Is a guided tour in Sorrento included?

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

Is this a private tour?

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

What is included in the price?

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.

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.

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.

Is lunch included*?

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

Will the tour still run if it rains?

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

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

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

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