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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

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

JUST ONE DAY TO VISIT THE SOUTH? MAKE IT COUNT!

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.

DISCOVER WORLD-FAMOUS RUINS ON OUR GUIDED POMPEII TOURS FROM ROME.

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.

ENJOY ITALY’S MOST SCENIC DRIVE

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.

RELAX ON A HASSLE-FREE DAY TRIP FROM ROME.

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

Included

  • 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)

Reviews

5-stars from over 1261 Customer Reviews

“Excellent tour! Highly recommended!” Pavel was an awesome guide, giving us such great insight into history. Ilara - our Pompeii tour guide (who is also an archaeologist) was so passionate about Pompeii.
Would highly recommend to use Walks of Italy.
Adriana was our guide for most of the day. She was very attentive and informative. Serena was our guide for Pompeii. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. She used our time very well! We enjoyed our day, despite the rain.

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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“Excellent tour! Highly recommended!” Pavel was an awesome guide, giving us such great insight into history. Ilara - our Pompeii tour guide (who is also an archaeologist) was so passionate about Pompeii.
Great tour, amazing scenery. The tour guide at Pompeii was extremely knowledgeable and the guide for the day was very friendly. The only minor negative, and it might only be me, was the rest stop made in both directions. It was at the same over-priced tourist trap. The sales staff at this location were in-your-face and the products, though local and interesting, were really over-priced. A suggestion would be to find other, or at least different, places to stop.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and we learned a great deal about the areas that we were visiting, as well as the towns we were traveling through during our excursion. Another aspect of the trip that is worth mentioning is the skill of our driver. The Amalfi coast has hair pin turns and steep cliffs, but our driver navigated it all in a very safe and controlled manner, which enabled us to focus on the sights. Would definitely seek out this tour company again if we make another visit to Italy.
Would highly recommend to use Walks of Italy.
Adriana was our guide for most of the day. She was very attentive and informative. Serena was our guide for Pompeii. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. She used our time very well! We enjoyed our day, despite the rain.
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Robi was great!! The tour was amazing and such an unforgettable experience.
Valerio was very knowledgeable and very nice! Great tour!
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Roberto was a wonderful guide! He gave excellent information and I thoroughly enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed my time with Antonella. She entertained us on the long stretches of bus and told us interesting facts as we traveled. I would definitely travel this tour again. Thank you!!
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Excellent guide Paulo made this tour best part of our Italy tour.
Amazing trip. Wonderful, friendly and informative guides. I highly recommend!
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Ilaria was excellent. She is very knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting for all.
Wonderful tour! I will book all my future tours with Walks of Italy if I return to Italy. The 2 Walks of Italy tours that I had with this trip were by far superior to ones provided by the competing companies. I also enjoyed the shopping blog for Florence. Thank you!
Very well organized. The mini bus was very comfortable and the driver was amazing on the tight turns in Amalfi. Great tour of Pompeii, and our on-bus guide was very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend.
Our tour was a lot of fun and the guides were great, wish we had more time in the ruins!
Manuela gave us an excellent tour of Positano. She gave fun facts on the drive down as well as very good pointers on what to do in Rome. She was excellent! Paolo was our guide in Pompeii. He stole the show. His passion for his craft was evident the entire tour. He was personable, and his attention to detail was amazing. The most impressive part was that he informed us of the tragedy that befell Pompeii right from the get go. However, the rest of the tour Paolo began to bring to life the city and people of Pompeii. And while the ruins represent the structure that is left, Paolo made sure that each place we visited, we got to know the individual who loved there. He was the highlight of our Italy vacation so far.
Ilaria was a fabulous guide. She was extremely knowledgable and had a good way of sharing her knowledge with the group. She had an excellent rapport/connection with the group. The trip was to Pompeii and the Almalfi coast, but she was eager to answer our questions on any topic related to Italy. I would most definitely want to take another tour with her in the future.
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Had a great time on the tour. Instructions for meeting point in Rome was very easy and clear. Tour started on time and weather conditions were exceptional, allowing us to make the beautiful drive down the Amalfi Coast. Our main guide, Francesca, was friendly and informative. She pointed out sites along our drive to Pompei and provided us with a map of Positano. Unfortunately during this time of year (March), most of the shops and restaurants in Positano were closed. I'd have to say the highlight of the tour was Pompei. Our guide, "Hilary", was a great story teller! She kept us entertained for 2 hours sharing all of Pompei's rich history.
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Ilaria made the day .. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject brought Pompeii alive. Antonella and Simone further made the day very enjoyable. Would highly recommend. Great to leave Rome after a busy day of sightseeing.
thankyou for a wonderful day trip. Manula was amazing, her personality and knowledge is what made the trip.
Our guide on the bus from Rome to Pompei and back, Francesca, was very warm, friendly, and positive and our guide at the Pompei site, Anna, was very professional and informative.
Francesca and Anna were absolutely incredible. I would do the tour again in a second. If I ever come back to Italy I will book another tour with Walks.
The trip was great with Robi and Anna as our guides. The timing was perfect for the car rides and the stop in Sorrento was great. I really enjoyed our tour!
We enjoyed our trip tremendously and would use Walks again. Our bus driver was great, and the guide, Francesca good too. We really enjoyed her in all but one aspect. Arriving at Sorrento, she gave us a map with instruction on how to best navigate the town--this was appreciated. It was the restaurant she recommended that soured the trip slightly. After being seated, we felt as if the only reason she recommended it was that she either got a free lunch or some kind of kickback. We had less than two hours in the town, and lunch took an hour--there weren't even many people in the restaurant. Should she have recommended a place that took so long to serve food? Additionally, if I had brought a young child, the decor was a bit appalling. In a glass case there was a pair of "humping" donkeys! Oh my! Good thing my daughter was twenty-five!
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We spent too much time in the car
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Paolo did an excellent job! He was a fantastic guide, incredibly knowledgeable, he really engaged with our group & created conversations. We had a rainy start and it was clear he had put thought into where to take us to keep us as dry as possible and also make the most of our time there. I will highly recommend this tour to anyone I know traveling in the area. Giorgia, who accompanied us on the bus and to Sorrento was also amazing! She kept everything going smoothly and shared information as we traveled that was insightful and knowledgeable. This was our 2nd tour with Walks of Italy and we would have definitely booked more if we'd had a longer trip. Thank you for giving us experiences we will never forget!
Our bus tour guide was lovely and friendly. Our guide in Pompeii was absolutely fantastic. She was friendly, energetic, and an expert in her field.
Thank you for the excellent service of both Julia and Paolo. Their breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm were amazing. They truly made for a most memorable experience. We look forward to future Walks of Italy tours. Thanks!
The rain was a deterrent it overall good.
Our guide was Reanne from the UK. We were very impressed with the extra commentary including historical facts she gave along the way. She added extra touches to our tour with print outs of the types of food typical to the region & places to eat and shop in Sorrento along with other useful information. "Hilary/ Ilaria the guide at Pompeii was very passionate and pointed out lots of little details we would have missed if we toured on our own. The bottle of water waiting for us at the end of this 2 hour walk was much appreciated. We would certainly recommend this tour.
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We are 100% satisfied with the tour, the tour guide and everything from start to finish. The guides are very knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic. We will definitely use your company again for future trips, and recommend Walks of Italy very highly. It enhanced our trip experience.
Paolo and Roberta are the best!
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Our tour guide in Pompeii was exceptional!! We highly recommend this tour and specifically the tour guide we had. It was a Great trip!!
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Hillary was a fantastic guide that gave us a lot of insight into the life in Pompeii. The driver and guide for the Sorrento portion were also wonderful and gave us good information about Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. I would sign up for another tour if I visit Italy again.