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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 1702 Customer Reviews

Excellent guide, fantastic trip
Valerio and Hillaria were excellent guides.
Outstanding, well organized tour. The tour guide was articulate,knowledgeable,interesting& enjoyable. Impressed with the bus drivers skills at navigating the Amalfie Coast.

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 guide, fantastic trip
Valerio and Hillaria were excellent guides.
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Outstanding, well organized tour. The tour guide was articulate,knowledgeable,interesting& enjoyable. Impressed with the bus drivers skills at navigating the Amalfie Coast.
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This tour was very, very good. Our guide, Federico, was lively, friendly, and informative; he seemed to truly love his job. He provided shopping and eating tips that were very helpful to us and truly enhanced our entire visit to Rome. Our local tour guide in Pompeii was also very good. The radios for our tour didn’t work and she conducted the tour as we waited for new radios to arrive. Both guides adjusted the tour according to our group’s needs. We signed up for four tours through Walks of Italy on our recent visit to Rome and this tour was definitely the best!
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It was a lovely tour, the timing was perfect and even if it was a long day, we enjoyed every minute of it. Pompeii is an especially wonderful experience!
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Thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with your company and were very impressed with the service provided by our tour leader, Anna, and our driver, Ronaldo. We were very comfortable and felt very safe with Ronaldo, and Anna provided so much interesting information on so many topics. We were equally happy with our local guide at Pompeii, Paolo, and the insight he gave into the history of such an amazing site. Thank you again, Barbara & James Todd.
A great day for us. Leonardo was informative and attentive to our needs. Our driver, Renaldo made us feel safe throughout the entire drive.
Excellent driving skills! Great tour. While family enjoyed it.
Antonella was warm and friendly and communicated well with everyone. I would want her again if I did it again.
Great tour visiting both Pompeii and Positano together with ample time at each location.
Awesome tour, we had a great tour guide at Pompei! Can’t remember his name but he was interesting,knowledgeable, and funny. Enjoyable experience. Our trip on the bus was great also had good information. Would book again and recommend to anyone.
Great trip, Valerio was a great host for the tour and also shared great tips about holidaying in Rome with the tour. Our host Anna in Pompeii was also 5 Star. The meeting point was well organized and very easy to find The bus was clean and the driver very experienced and safe. A great day trip I would recommend to anyone. Well done Walks of Italy!
Chairs and Luigi were great! Enjoyed your!!
This was one a very amazing and wonderful trip. I recommend it to everyone.
So impressed with the driver navigating the road to Positano! Also, our guide on the shuttle was super helpful with suggestions.
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Awesome tour. Ana was an excellent tour guide and was very helpful. Francesco at Pompeii was also an excellent guide.
Wonderful tour!
Very enjoyable day with lots of activities. Angela was amazing and really made it a memorable experience
Awesome day trip made better with the expert guide. Couldn't ask for more than being led around pompiee by an archeologist. One suggestion would be to have WiFi on the bus since you didn't 6-7 hrs on it.
Pavel and Ilaria were wonderful. The tour showed me the areas I was interested in without spending several days in that region.
Brunella was an excellent tour guide. She was very informed and ready to answer any question we had. Great experience.
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Excellent tour. Everyone did a great job. We really appreciated the expertise of the guide you arranged for us in Pompeii.
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This tour was wonderful! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. When I come back to Italy I wouldn’t mind doing this again
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Enjoyed the tour to Positano at the Amalfi Coast and Pompei site tremendously. Both Leonardo, our tour guide, and Francesca, our Pompei guide, were experienced, knowledgeable and took great care of their guests.
Both my wife and I were very satisfied with Brunella and her guidance. I have one request - during my travel in the coach I seemed to have left behind my cap. It is navy blue in color. I tried to contact your company by telephone but in vain as there was no one to pick the phone. Is there any way you can confirm about the cap whether anyone has found it and hat t can be returned to me. Thanking you in advance Best regards Professor Bharat Jasani
Loved the guidance of Antonella! Roberto was good and informative about Pompeii but would have liked him to stick around in the amphitheater for questions. I was sad that we had to change plans and not go to Positano. Sorrento was beautiful, but I was sad when we didn’t have a chance to stop the bus for some beautiful pictures, along the way or on the way back. Understandable that it was mostly due to the couple that we had waited an extended period and still they didn’t return. Overall the trip was beautiful and informative.
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The tour was great for the time allotted. I wish it were longer as there was so much we did not see. Brunel last did a fantastic job of giving us lots of information. We would do it again!
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Illaria was brilliant! She was knowledgeable, funny, passionate about the site and her experience was second to none. The fact that she had been an archaeologist working in the site for 7 years meant that we truly got “insider knowledge”, and she really brought Pompeii alive for us.
An amazing day with Chiara and Alessandro. Everything worked perfectly with Chiara's instructions and timings and Allesandro’s guiding and commentary in Pompei was brilliant. Thanks to them both.
Our day tour to Pompeii and Positano was spectacular. Our drive was beautiful and relaxing and involved, did an incredible job at making our time a positive one. Our driver was amazing, I must say. That was no easy drive but he handled it with ease and allowed us to relax and enjoy the beautiful, breathtaking sties. Our host, Leonardo, was personable, informative, and very engaging with our group. He was interesting to listen to and easy to understand and we really appreciated that Leonardo took the time to visit with each couple/subgroup to provide insights and suggestions that would assist all of us with our remaining time in Rome. Hillary, our tour guide at Pompeii did a masterful job at bringing the city to life. She was happy, engaging, and connected well with our whole group. We walked away feeling sad that the day was over.
Tour was great we enjoyed our tour in Pompeii and our time in Postiano.
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We were with Antonella. Very nice and humorous. Good information.
We had a wonderful time in Pompei and the Almafi Coast. The day guide and bus driver were friendly and provided us with water bottles during the trip. Our tour guide at Pompeii was passionate about the site and attentive to the needs of the group. She entertained us with interesting stories and historical facts. The Almafi Coast was absolutely beautiful. Positano is such an endearing town, with the colorful buildings built on top of the mountain. It started to rain while we got there, but the sun soon came out shortly afterward. For those with mobility limitations, there are quite a few stairs in Positano, so that is something to keep in mind. Overall, it was a wonderful (but long) day trip to see the history and beauty in Southern Italy.
Brunella was very knowledgeable, professional and personable. She did an excellent job and the tour was better than we expected.
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