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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 1435 Customer Reviews

Greaf time. I would definitely recommend.
Local Guide was excellent
Our guide was well informed, Cheerful and welcoming. Our guide through Pompeii itself was terrific. Very well educated, and like Antonella, welcoming and friendly. I will highly recommend to Interested friends. Thanks very much

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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Greaf time. I would definitely recommend.
Local Guide was excellent
Our guide was well informed, Cheerful and welcoming. Our guide through Pompeii itself was terrific. Very well educated, and like Antonella, welcoming and friendly. I will highly recommend to Interested friends. Thanks very much
I was on a 10 day trip to Italy and this was the most amazing part of my trip. Ilaria was amazing. She took us back to 79 AD with her descriptions of pompeii. As a person who grew up there her love for the place and enthusiasm could be felt throughout the tour. Andrea was very enthusiastic throughout the trip as well with his descriptions of each and every place we crossed on the way. All together it was a wonderful experience for me and I would happily refer this trip to anyone for a wonderful experience. Thanks to walks of Italy.
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This was an amazing day. Pavel was our guide on the bus and told us some interesting stories on our drive down to the Amalfi coast. He also gave us some time to relax fit those that don't want constant talking. He gave us great recommendations of places and things to eat in Postino. I've never had that much lemon, but it was all good food! Next we went to Pompeii and meet our guide Brunella. She gave an excellent tour of Pompeii. I was very happy with this day trip from Rome.
We wish we had more time in Positano but it was a fantastic day.
Pavel was an excellent tour guide and made the trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast very memorable.
This was a great tour. Sabrina did a very nice job and the guide at Pompeii was incredible. The only thing I would change would be some of Sabrina's commentary during the van ride. She was very knowledgeable, but the early history of the tribes in Italy was a little too hard to follow. I would have liked to learn more about life in Italy today, history between creation of the Italian state and WWI, how your political system works, etc..
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We had two tours with your company. Both tours and guides from all were far better than we had with other companies. I will definitely book with you for future travels.
We enjoyed the tour and the guide was charming and well-informed. The small group made our excursions convenient and easy. This tour allowed us to see things we wouldn't have been able to get to on our own, given our short amount of time in Italy. We would definitely use Walks of Italy for a tour another time in the future.
Andrea was an awesome guide. We had a wonderful day!
"Walks of I" does an outstanding job. Great day. Plan was perfect.
Such an informative and well paced tour! Pavel and Brunella were beyond knowledgeable, accommodating and knees answers to every question!
Beautiful tour. Guides were friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Inga had great knowledge on her areas and was so helpful and pleasant she really made the trip enjoyable
The guide and tour was fantastic. My only complaint regards the coach. The rear shocks need replacing - every bump on the road shook the coach to the extent that my back was literally sore after the drive. Secondly, the coach’s air vents seemed to be shorting out. The air vents clicked on and off for the entire trip (either completely off or blasting). If it had been a hotter day, this could have been bad. Overall, very happy with the tour but the coach needs maintenance.
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Bernadette and Antonella were wonderful! Antonella kept us informed all the time about our plans for the day and had a lot of local information to share with us. Bernadette was funny and informative during our Pompeii tour. This was our first time booking with Walks and I'm so glad we did! The whole day did not seem long at all. Van was comfortable and smooth. We had sufficient breaks in between and it was an amazing experience overall.
Valerio was fantastic. The local guide was also amazing.
Loved the tour! Caterina was very knowledgeable and really brought Pompeii to life. Also, Leonardo was very gracious - informative, helpful, and very pleasant. Out only complaint about this tour was that it fell on an Italian national holiday. Because of that, we had awful traffic, which caused us to spend a lot more time in the car than we would have any other time. I know this couldn't be availed, but you may want to consider not offering tours that require a lot of driving on a holiday. I just felt we missed out on time that could have been spent in Positano. We did actually love the tours and the sites. Definitely want to go back to Positano one day!
Our tour guide was fantastic. Her joy for her job made it a wonderful experience for everyone. 5 stars!!! The tour itself was amazing!
Awesome tour guides.
Pavel was the best!
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Our trip was scheduled for Thursday but was cancelled because the vehicle wasn't available. The staff dealing with it were very good and rescheduled us to Friday. It would have been good to get a confirming email. It all worked out because we had flexibility in our schedule.
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We were comfortable. Everything was lovely. The tour guides were nice and helpful.
Overall it was an enjoyable experience. I had been to Pompei and Positano before but it was a new experience for my granddaughter.
Our guide through Pompeii was an archeologist so he was a true expert. He made it all come alive
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Both the guide who was with us all day and the Pompeii guide were great!
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Both our tour guide and driver were friendly and professional. I was worried that the drive was going to be too long but it really wasn’t too bad. And, for folks with limited vacation time, it was worth it being able to see both Positano and Pompeii in one day.
Both Alex, our guide for Pompei, and our tour guide on the bus, Georgia, were excellent. Amalfi is a wonderful area, and our stop at Positano was magical. My highlight was Pompeii, and the excavations of the city and displays were memorable. Alex has a great knowledge, and insights into the history of the region.
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