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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 1576 Customer Reviews

Giovanna was a superb guide, sharing so many fascinating details. We loved the tour. Thank you!
Our guide at Pompei was incredibly knowledge and very happy to answer any questions. He had a passion for archeology and great personality. Our guide on the bus was extremely professional and also made for a happy and fun day.. it was really an enjoyable and memorable day.
Excellent information. Great guide. We all enjoyed the experience.

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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Giovanna was a superb guide, sharing so many fascinating details. We loved the tour. Thank you!
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Our guide at Pompei was incredibly knowledge and very happy to answer any questions. He had a passion for archeology and great personality. Our guide on the bus was extremely professional and also made for a happy and fun day.. it was really an enjoyable and memorable day.
Excellent information. Great guide. We all enjoyed the experience.
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Antonette was a wonderful guide - explaining all aspects of the day really clearly and bringing great energy. Francesco (the Pompeii guide) was FANTASTIC - so knowledgeable, friendly and energetic. A great day!
We took several Walks of Italy tours on our holiday. They were all great, but this was probably the best of all!
both the tour guides and bus driver were very courteous and professional we enjoyed an interesting tour of Pompeii and the Amafia coast.
Our tour guide at Pompeii was incredible. But the tour guide who led the group (Mattia) seemed as though he would rather be somewhere else most of the time. He was very quick to release of his guidance and spent a large portion of the bus ride relaxing in the front seat, rather than sharing information with us.
Eliana was a very pleasant and informative guide, this tour was a memorable highlight of my visit to Italy
Truly enjoyed the trip. Was especially grateful to have a knowledgeable archeologist as our guide in Pompei
Loved this tour and the knowledge of Iliania (not sure of spelling) was simply the best. Very informative and a lovely person. Totally enjoyed the Amalfi coast and Positano. It was such a great tour that I highly recommend
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Both Mattia and Roberto were humourous, professional, and entertaining. In particular, Mattia was extremely knowledgable in both the ancient and modern history of Italy as well as the economic and political environment of Ital, which he was able to describe in a brief but comprehensive manner. Ronaldo the driver was extremely adept, thru and thru professiinal, clean and respectable, qualties we consider bring trust driving on the Amalfie cost, We surly got our money's worth. Please extend our thanks to the crew. Efrem, Shewaye, and Teddy!!
Antonella and Roberto - Pompeii and Positano This was a long tour and we met Anotella at 7am She was so lovely and full of energy. We set off on time with a small group and a great driver Luciano. Anotella explained the day and what was ahead of us for the day. First stop was about 1.5hours for coffee and a rest stop. Anotella was informative and engaging when needed as it was a long drive. Our next stop was Pompeii where we met Roberto who was also so knowledgeable. We arrived amongst massive crowds but Roberto was able to get us straight into the site. Pompeii was a fantastic site and Roberto had amazing knowledge of the site. He had a charming and calm manner to explain everything which was good considering the crowds and the hot weather. Our next stop was Positano. Anotella and Luciano were flexible as they identified cars banked up in the tunnel so we adjusted and went to the scenic route which was a real treat. Anotella explained the places we saw. The scenery was breath taking. When we got to Positano Antonella recommended places to eat and things to do. We ate at Chez Black which was great, had a swim and walked around the shops. The trip back was by the coast and enjoyable. Luciano did a great job of driving as it was a long day we arrived back in Rome at 8pm
Enjoyed all aspects of the tour.
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Excellent - Paulo was wonderful! One of our best tours for sure!
It is a long tour and I felt that all involved did a great job of happily managing the people, the timings and keeping things interesting. Tour guide (Colosso??) was patient, interesting and always kept a smile on his face. The driver was very good, never reckless, and the bus was top quality, comfortable and clean. Loved Eliana. She has on obvious passion for her subject and her enthusiasm was infectious.
Can I get the names of our guides in Pompeii- the bus driver, Adrianne _______? And the archeologists who guided us - I’d like to post their names in FB to thank them . It was a very hot day but they made it all worthwhile!
Brunella was a good tour guide. Tour ran smoothly and we learnt a lot. She made sure we were all comfortable. We had an overall good experience.
It was an experience of a life time and we enjoyed the trip !
Would have liked to stop at souvenir shops in pompeii. Would have liked more time to eat lunch and get in ocean waters to swim for a few minutes at Positano stop. Would have liked more guide commentary about Italy and region during the driving portion.
giorgia was excellent, pleasant and smiling. she also helped us with useful information for our future visits to cinque terre. her recommendation to try the monterosso cake was spot on .enjoyed it thoroughly. she was very professional and pleasing brunella in Pompeii was excellent too. kudos
Wonderful tour and guides were so friendly and full of information. Really enjoyed it. We thought it would be tiring but wasn't at all it was really enjoyable.
Great tour
Both the tour leader and the Pompeii guide were very knowledgeable and charismatic. Everything went as planned.
Amazing tour and Chiara was a super guide
Another great tour, guide was very informative and pointed out interesting aspects of the site. It is a long day, but very worth it.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip right from the group we had in our mini van to the knowledgeable guide on board and Katerina who was passionate about Pompeii. We had fun in Positano too though we wish there was an extra hour to go for swim and etc. Overall very professional service rendered and in future I will recommend Walks to others as well. Thank you.
Very informative and engaging tour guide with local knowledge.
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Hello! Our guide (I believe that Kylie was her name if I remember correctly) was absolutely brilliant. She knows a lot and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with the tourists. She is full of charm and she is very funny, too. The three of us liked her a lot. The man who guided us in Pompeii was very good and friendly, too. The driver was also very good, calm, polite and helpful. We felt safe and everything went smoothly. All these persons do a very good job and your agency can rely on them in providing very high quality services. Thank you! The Marcovs We really enjoyed this tour even if it was a long
This was a fabulous tour, going to Positano along the coast road, then to Pompeii. Both our overall guide as well as Roberto, the archaeologist guide in Pompeii, were exceptionally knowledgable,
We had such a good time and Kylie was excellent and gave great recommendations! Pompei was very interesting and informative while Positano was so beautiful and relaxing!
Kylie the Tour Guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Robby and Vlady were great! Positano was the most beautiful place I've ever seen and the way Vlady was able to navigate the tight roads with ease was impressive. Robby was so informative and helpful with the tour and things to do in Rome after. A++
Manuela was seonrerful bus tour guide, as was Hilaria at Pompeii. They were both so very knowledgeable, full of information and very engaging with our group. They both made it a wonderful experience!
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Such a wonderful trip! My husband and I went for our honeymoon and truly loved our time with Olga in Pompeii. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Long day driving. Tour would have been better focusing on either Pompeii or going to amalfi coast instead of splitting. Guide was very knowledgeable
Everything was perfect. The guides were helpful and we had a wonderful time.
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Inga was a wonderful guide for the day, and handled our delay problem with the big truck accident on the autostrada very professionally. Roberto was a wonderful guide as well, for our tour at Pompeii
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What an incredible experience! We had such a lovely time on the tour and the guides were very knowledgeable, kind and entertaining. Even though the motorway was closed, the driver (Super Vici) and guide (Sabrina) remained calm and resourceful to ensure we still got to see all the sights with enough time. We even received a complimentary tour with Walks of Italy to use within 5 years to compensate for the inconvenience. Positano takes your breath away and Pompeii will stay with us forever. Can't recommend this tour more!