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Pompeii & Amalfi Coast

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: Approx. 13hrs
  • Start Time: 7:15AM

Tour Highlights

  • Explore incredible archaeological sites at Pompeii with an expert guide.

  • Relax and enjoy a drive along the Amalfi Coast with a stop at Positano town.

  • Round-trip transport & a friendly English-speaking tour leader remove any hassle.
Tour pompeii with an expert archaeologist Discover the famous Pompeii death casts Pompeii death cast Pompeii death cast Pompeii death cast Pompeii amphitheatre Pompeii Central Business District Pompeii Forum, Mt. Vesuvius in background Pompeii statue pre-dating 79AD Discovering ancient Pompeiian baths Old school graffiti at Pompeii Drive the Amalfi Coast road Pretty little Positano town Positano beach Positano painter Fresh seafood at Positano Or go shopping, Positano town Stock up on the areas excellent limoncello



You only have one day to explore Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, so make it count! Take the pressure off and make the most of your short time in this beautiful and fascinating part of the country with our guided Pompeii tour from Rome. You’ll embark on an in-depth exploration of the ruins at Pompeii and a relaxing drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with time to let your hair down and explore the jewelbox seaside town of Positano.

Including air-conditioned round-trip transport, guides and tickets, we’ve taken care of all the details. You'll even have one of our friendly English-speaking tour leaders to accompany you throughout the day, so all you need to worry about is stocking up on limoncello and handmade shoes in Positano.


Few places send shivers up your spine like Pompeii, the thriving Roman city frozen in time by the volcanic eruption of 79 A.D. The volcanic ash preserved Pompeii’s buildings, streets, mosaics, and frescoes, making Pompeii a site unlike any other in Italy: It’s a complete ancient city you can explore just as if it were 2,000 years ago!

You'll meet your tour leader and comfy air-conditioned bus in Rome and head straight to Pompeii. Here your tour leader will hand you over to a certified Pompeii tour guide, carefully chosen from the ranks for their knowledge, enthusiasm and storytelling skills. All of our guides are passionate archaeologists and most have worked on the excavations themselves, so you can trust them to give you the inside scoop. Together you’ll explore the best of Pompeii, from the Roman Forum and the brothel to the world-famous plaster casts of those killed in the eruption. You'll even pay a special visit to Pompeii amphitheater, not visited on most Pompeii tours. Feel the site come to life with your guide’s dramatic stories and fascinating anecdotes about what life was like before and during the eruption.


We time your visit to Pompeii to avoid the worst crowds, so either before or after your Pompeii tour, you'll head further south. Your tour leader will accompany you as you revel in the stunning views and exciting twists and turns of a panoramic drive down the Amalfi Coast. Along the way you’ll hear stories about life in this beautiful region of Italy and get some background about our next stop – lovely Positano. A pastel resort town perched on the cliffs, Positano is renowned for its romance and elegance.

Follow in the footsteps of Shelley, Goethe, Steinbeck, and the town’s myriad other famous visitors as you climb Positano’s winding staircases and explore its narrow streets. Poke into the upscale boutiques, order sandals made to fit your foot, bring a swimsuit and take a dip in the clear waters, or relax over a fresh fish lunch, all the while admiring unbeatable views.


From the moment you arrive at our meeting point in central Rome to when you return that evening, with a full stomach and head filled with vistas and history, we’ll take great care of you.

We’ve organized comfortable, air-conditioned transport in a small bus because larger buses are a nightmare on the winding Amalfi Coast roads. We’ve kept our groups small, with a maximum of only 15 people (often a lot fewer), so your tour will be intimate and you’ll get to know your whole group.

For your Pompeii tour we’ve arranged skip the line tickets so you won’t have to wait in long lines and, if it’s busy in Pompeii in the morning (as it sometimes can be with cruise ship arrivals) we’ll be flexible, reversing the order of your day trip to be sure that you’re getting the best experience.

The most important element of any tour though, is your guide, which is why we’ve spent years building a team of the best, most passionate, fun and enthusiastic tour leaders. So you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself in the knowledge that you’re getting the best possible experience of southern Italy on our hassle-free day trips from Rome.

PLEASE NOTE: In low season (Nov - Mar), most of the businesses in Positano town close. During this time we will visit Sorrento town instead -- another beautiful Amalfi Coast town where you will have ample choices for lunch and shopping.

Sites visited

  • Death casts at Pompeii
  • Examples of Pompeii homes, businesses, shops & baths
  • The famous Pompeii brothels (if suitable for group)
  • Pompeii Amphitheater
  • A Pompeii temple
  • Amalfi Coast drive
  • Positano town


  • Round-trip transport from Rome
  • Express entrance tickets to Pompeii
  • Expert Pompeii tour guide
  • Guided tour at Pompeii
  • Tour leader to accompany you throughout
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Free time in Positano town (lunch not included)


5-stars from over 1769 Customer Reviews

Guilio was fantastic, the archeologist in Pompeii was awesome, and even though we had rain, in the beginning, he was so good at keeping us completely immersed in this ancient civilization, the rain was secondary. Amalfi Coast drive was super and Sorrento was a Gem.
Very good day; driver, Pompeii guide, & primary guide all were excellent. Glad we chose Walks for this & other Italy tours.
The best part of my trip was this tour

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Please do not bring luggage on this tour as there might not be enough space in the vehicle.

Please note that lunch is not included in this service. You will have free time to eat at Positano and your guide will be happy to recommend places to eat a full sit-down meal or to grab something quick while shopping.

In good weather it is possible (and enjoyable) to swim on Positano beach. We recommend bringing a bathing suit and towel if this interests you. In the winter months we might replace Positano with Sorrento as more shops and restaurants are open there during this time.

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The guide at Pompei is very knowledgeable and our family really enjoyed it.
Guilio was fantastic, the archeologist in Pompeii was awesome, and even though we had rain, in the beginning, he was so good at keeping us completely immersed in this ancient civilization, the rain was secondary. Amalfi Coast drive was super and Sorrento was a Gem.
Very good day; driver, Pompeii guide, & primary guide all were excellent. Glad we chose Walks for this & other Italy tours.
The best part of my trip was this tour
Chiara was great! We loved our tour with her. So warm, friendly and knowledgeable
This was the best tour of our trip. Valerio was great! Paulo, our guide in Pompeii made the history come alive for us - he’s fantastic!
This was a great tour! Marta was very accommodating to everyone, made sure we were comfortable with the program and gave us great information to understand where we were headed, as well as history of the area we passed through. She also took time with each of us to suggest dinner restaurants close to where we were staying and also near the drop off point. I also want to say that the guide at Pompeii was also very good - she was very knowledgable and brought Pompeii in it's heyday to life for us. Great day!
The entire tour was fantastic! We were lucky to have a good group on the tour, however Manuela went out of her way to personalise the trip and get to know everyone. She was very enthusiastic and passionate and very very funny. She also went out of her way to provide us with recommendations for other cities and great locations for food!! The Pompeii component was fantastic too, with the guide being very knowledgeable and insightful on the workings of the ancient society.
This tour was absolutely amazing. Van/bus was very comfortable. The guides - one on the bus and one in Pompeii - were so knowledgeable and informative. Additionally, they were warm and kind with great English. Would definitely recommend this tour and will use Walks again.
Martha was an excellent tour guide!! She recommended a restaurant that had the best food in Italy:)
Marta wanted every to receive excellent service and the guide at Pompeii was very knowledgeable.
We have been all around the world, sometimes taking tours and sometimes just adventuring ourselves, but the Walks of Italy was simply one of the best. Frederico was knowledgeable, caring, and professional throughout. Thank you so much.
It was a fabulous day . Everything was well organised and Georgia, our guide in Pompeii and of course the driver did absolutely everything they could to ensure we had a good trip . Thank you so much !
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excellent tour. This is our second tour with Walks and the difference between them and other tours is amazing. The guides are extremely informed and engaged in their tours. You know that they are truly excited and knowledgeable about the places and history they are talking about. Also you feel extra special on these tours. Locked gates become opened, magical things happen. :)
Federico was detailed, enthusiastic and informative in all areas. We are a family ranging in age from 71 to 16 and we all loved every minute. Highly recommend this guide and company.
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Andrea was an excellent, informative leader and the driver (whose name I can't recall) was absolutely outstanding - smooth, careful and confident. Serena at the ruins was likewise full of fascinating information - I cannot imagine visiting Pompeii without a guide and the size of the group was perfect. It was also a pleasure to be on our own in Sorrento for the discovery of an amazing restaurant (Aqua e Sale) that was one of the foodie highlights of our trip.
Fantastic tour!
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Was an excellent tour all around. Pompeii guide did a wonderful job as did Frederico. We will use your service again without hesitation.
Pauli was an outstanding guide. Made it very real and explained so much so well.
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I loved this tour, easy pick up locations, knowledgeable staff, very friendly and helpful.
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Manuele was kind, helpful, interesting and fun. He is an excellent guide.
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Don't know where to begin! Giorgia is absolutely the best tour guide we have ever met! She was so professional and fun we were blown away by her positive energy! Also, Patricio is a fabulous driver - we would have never been able to drive ourselves through the maze that is Italian roads. The Pompeii tour could have been longer - we feel the separate guide (Roberto) cut the tour short. That being said- he was a good guy. I will always try to get Giorgia as my guide in the future. My advice to Walks of Italy - don't lose her!
A most enjoyable day, a most enjoyable tour. The tour guide, Chiara (not sure of the spelling), was outstanding - knowledgeable, energetic, at times funny, she always kept us informed and made the tour so much more interesting than one could have expected. I say this even though what could be more interesting than a day visiting Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. The local guide in Pompeii was also extremely impressive in her knowledge of the times and events that preceded and led up to the destruction of the city. My wife and I agree this was the best tour we experienced in our two weeks in Italy. Thanks all. RGS
Federico was knowledgeable, very helpful and personable.
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Very nice tour!
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Seeing Pompeii was a mind-blowing experience. It was so much more than I expected. Our Pompeii guide Paolo was excellent and very informative. Antonella was an excellent tour guide for the whole trip. The Amalfi coast was stunning and the Positano stop was fabulous. I highly recommend this day trip, but be warned, you’ll want to come back!!!
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Our Pompeii tour guide was amazing! She was articulate, knowledgeable, engaging, and best of all..fun! We loved the tour and will definitely rebook with your company for tours in the future.
Antonella was an ok tour guide. We mostly like Paolo, our Pompeii tour guide, who brought the whole experience to life. We were simply blown away by seeing Pompeii and he knew many places to show us that the general crowds didn't get to see. Awesome guide and experience. Thank you Paolo!! The Amalfi Coast was simply beautiful and we loved Positano. Really enjoyable day!
An amazing tour, everything was well explained, I felt well taken care of and truly had an amazing experience.
Wonderful tour for the short amount of time. Positano was absolutely beautiful (wish there were more hours in the day for this visit). It was amazing to hear how people lived in Pompeii. I would recommend this tour.
A great tour experience. Pavel is a very good guide, very professional. The driver was very good in difficult driving conditions. We will book more tours with 'Walks' on future trips.