Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Small Group Day Trip from Rome

Take this incredible Rome day trip to the Amalfi Coast, and discover the dreamy coastal scenery that typifies this stunning area of southern Italy. Spend time at leisure in the picture-perfect towns of Amalfi and Positano, and then head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii –the ancient town that was blanketed beneath a sea of Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic ash for centuries.

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

What You Can Expect

See Pompeii on a day trip from Rome!
See Pompeii on a day trip from Rome!

Leave your Rome hotel in the early morning, and head to the Campania region in the south of Italy. Your journey lasts around three hours, but your minivan is comfortable and air conditioned, and your driver-guide will explain the day’s itinerary on the way.

First stop is the picture-perfect town of Amalfi, on the luscious Amalfi Coast. Once a major naval power, the town is now known for its stunning coastal scenery; it clings to a jagged rock face looking down over the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy free time here to stretch your legs on a walk around, admiring the town’s typically Mediterranean architecture, where houses seem to be built on top of each other as they straddle the hillside! Rest in one of the cafés and sample a shot of limoncello (own expense), or perhaps check out the Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro del Paradiso) -- an intriguing Arabian-style hamlet.

Continue by minivan to the neighboring village of Positano, passing along a stunning coastal road with stops peppered in for photo stops. Enjoy free time for lunch in the village (own expense), and to explore. Gaze in admiration at the white- and pastel-colored houses that smatter the hillside, and perhaps take a stroll along its perfectly groomed beaches.

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time, and then head inland toward the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii -- the world-famous ancient village that lay buried under layers of volcanic ash for centuries. Explore the area with your guide on a 2-hour walking tour, documenting the site’s history from AD 79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted, to the early 18th century when it was ‘discovered.’ Hear history come to life with tales of ancient Romans who once lived here.

From Pompeii, return north to Rome by minivan. Your tour then finishes back at your hotel in the late evening.

Days of Service

Daily

Meeting Time

6:45am - 7:15am Please be ready in the lobby of your hotel by 6.45am

Details

Inclusions

  • Driver-guide
  • Walking tour of Pompeii with a local expert guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pompeii entrance fee (approx. 11 euros)
  • Lunch

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, comfortable walking shoes and a windbreaker are recommended.
  • Each minivan accommodates eight people. The total group size is limited to a maximum of three minivans (24 people)
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Latium and Rome

Duration:

14 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Policy:

Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

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Customer Reviews

Lizbeth T

June 2015

It was a beautiful trip. I was dying to experience the Amalfi coast and actually tried to talk my husband into renting a car and driving there from Rome. What a nightmare that would have been. I think he might have left me and the car on one of those crazy, steep, winding cliffs. It was absolutely the perfect way to see it. Our driver Davide was great and being in a small group in a van was definitely the way to go.

Roya B

June 2015

Great day thoroughly enjoyed it.

Torem

June 2015

Great tour indeed. Guide was gorgeous very kind and polite. She had all details in her mind. Pompeii was amazing local guide was very good.
Trip was amazing with my group. I strongly recommend it.
It is a long journey to be remembered.

bjskisonwater

June 2015

Interesting day!! Beautiful views! Pompeii is amazing!!

Janis B

June 2015

Loved the tour guide and the entire trip. Very informative and fun!!

fisher957

June 2015

Loved the tour. Was originally debating driving Amalfi coast myself and glad I didn't. Not sure I would have made it out alive. Our guide in Pompeii Hector was increadibly knowledgeable and personable.

John B

June 2015

our male guide andrea was not only knowledgeable, but amusing and animated.
his continuous narration included the points of interest at hand, together with roman culture past and present.
bravo, for a job well done!

kelly

June 2015

Loved this! Highly recommend.

Michelle B

June 2015

This is a must see when visiting Rome. The views are breath taking. The little villages are so quaint. The only thing would say would have loved to spend more time here to experience it more. our tour guide David was excellent, very funny and knowledgable

Ronald F

June 2015

Great trip and guide was terrific. His driving the twists and turns of the Amalfi coast and parking made easy was worth the price. We so enjoyed Pompeii and the guide we had.

Lana S

June 2015

Tour was awesome. Our tour guide was well versed in the area and kept us on time Great itinerary and amazing sights. Highly recommended

jand

June 2015

This tour was great. The main reason being the driver and tour guide, so friendly and knowledgable. The tour guide at Pompeii was fantastic! So engaging, personality plus and brought so much more to the tour than any other tour guide would have. Excellent day!

Urban C

June 2015

A beautiful drive and a very enjoyable day. Our driver Bando was the perfect host. I would highly recommend taking this trip.

ss.rudolph

June 2015

The tour was fabulous!! Don't miss out on this beautiful part of Italy!!! The sights were gorgeous and the information shared by our guide Brando were very informative and interesting. I would highly recommend this tour, just be prepared for a long day.

Scott Darri O

June 2015

Great day, got to fit everything in. If you want more time at Pompeii and the coast I suggest 1 day for each place. But it was great for what I wanted

John F

June 2015

Very good tour. Awesome driver. I would recommend it.

Jennifer D

June 2015

Amazing!!!! Gorgeous gorgeousness!!! Great guide, so entertaining! Loved being in a small group. My fellow tourists were great! Definitely a highlight of my Italian adventure!

ELIZABETH S

June 2015

Breathtaking views! Our driver, travel agent, Roberto, is excellent. THE BEST!

Donald M

June 2015

The Amalfi Coast is beautiful, but the road is terrifying narrow and twisty, clinging to the cliff. I was delighted to have the intrepid Roberto navigating it for us! He supplied lots of interesting information. The stop in Amalfi was just long enough to see the impressive cathedral and to get gelato and pastries from Savoy. Lunch in Positano was a highlight, overlooking the beach while enjoying delicious food. Our guide in Pompeii, Gaetano, gave us a brisk two-hour tour that hit the highlights, was packed with revealing information, and revealed every aspect of the town. The whole tour kept right on schedule without feeling terribly rushed it covered a lot of ground!. It's a long day, but I would certainly recommend it to anyone.

Kwanda M

June 2015

The Amalfi Coast was beautiful! Our guide, David, was punctual,knowledgeable, and kind.

shane

June 2015

This is a must do experience. The views are amazing the whole length of the coast. We had a fantastic guide in Brando.

mark.scorelle

June 2015

Had a wonderful time and got to see first hand most scenic areas. Guide was knowledgeable and upbeat and cheerful. Had the best pizza in Amalfi I have ever had. Fun driving on that crazy road.

Shazad A

June 2015

brilliant tour, amazing scenery, great tour guide with Maurizzio and amazing driver in Irene - they made our trip more memorable. But the tour itself was amazing - it is worth the price to do this as a day trip. Everything prior to the tour was organized well through email communications and find the vendors for this tour very efficient.

Adam H

June 2015

The tour guide was excellent. The Amalfi Coast didn't disappoint, and Pompeii is a must see. This was a great day.

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