Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Small Group Day Trip from Rome
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Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 14 hours
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
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.
6:45am - 7:15am Please be ready in the lobby of your hotel by 6.45am
- Walking tour of Pompeii with a local expert guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Pompeii entrance fee (approx. 11 euros)
- 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
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Schedule and Pricing
Latium and Rome
Returns to original departure point
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.
Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.
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Really enjoyed the tour as felt tour guide very friendly and informative. We were transported in a modern mini bus, tour was well paced visiting places of interest along the Amalfi coast. We did our Pompeii tour at the end of the day when the weather was cooler and the crowds had left. Long day but well worth it.
Fell. In love with Positano! Roberto was an excellent driver and very charming!
Excellent tour. Magnificent sights. A fair amount of time to experience some towns close up. The tour guide was good.
We were collected at the hotel on time by our friendly driver. The guide was very knowledgable and friendly and gave us loads of tips on where to buy and what to see whilst on the trip. It was a long trip but we were prepared. Take loads of water as it gets very hot in Pompai and it is a very fast moving tour. You do not get to Pompai intil late afternoon which some of the people we shared the bus with we annoyed at but we thought it was great.
Well worth the money and i would advise anyone to go on this trip as we saw loads of views we would otherwise have missed!
Beautiful places to visit. The tour guide of Pompeii was the best . Amazing stories and made tour interesting
olinda g r
Tour transportation was ok, tour itself was good and the Pompeii tour was excellent.. highly recommend this tour..
We had a fantastic day on this trip - even though it was a long one! Our guide was really good, and it was well worth squeezing it all in. Would thoroughly recommend it :
Great driver ... Amazing views well worth it
Great! Wish it lasted more time. Highly recommended to any one who is not going to Amalfi bythem slef because its a place you must see. Great guide! Really knowlagable.
A definite must if you are in Rome. A superb all day trip ! Perfetto !
The scenery was beautiful. Our tour guide and driver Monia and Anna were fantastic. We also very much enjoyed the other family in our group. Our tour guide at Pompeii was amazing. He was so knowledgable and easy to understand. We learned so much.
OK, Pompeii and the tour guide was great, but the bus drive up the Amalfi coast, and lunch in Positano was fantastic. Book this one before it sells out.
It was amazing! Great guide, amazing things to see, all in all it was a 10!
R. Suzette U
Wow, this tour was amazing. A full day, but well worth it! Our guide was so informative and accommodating. We had a wonderful time with the other 5 members of our tour group. The van was very comfortable and the sights were incredibly beautiful. My granddaughter's favorite tour during our stay.
Don't miss a fantastic opportunity, you won't be sorry loved every minute of it. It was the highlight of our Italy trip.
Excellent! The tour guide was amazing!
A wonderful tour.
Excellent! The tour driver was friendly, experienced and knowledgeable of the area.
The Amalfi coast is beautiful. The tour of Pompeii was interesting - the docent was excellent.
It makes for a long day but well worth the drive.
A wonderful experience from the beginning with our pick up at the hotel to the drop off.
Our guide was very good and accommodated our every need. There were 8 in our group. The drive to Amalfi was long and a beautiful sight to see. Caution if you get motion sickness as the Amalfi Coast drive will have an affect. The views are breath taking and the narrow roads give you an awesome view.
Pompeii -wow-we had a wonderful guide that lives and breaths historical evidence about the ruins and how it was once a living and breathing city. As cautioned-bring water-and be respectful to the ruins. The first 100 yards are uphill and then flat from there. Certainly worth the hike.
Our tour guide was really nice and very informative. The tour itself was spectacular!
My wife and I had a great time on this tour. The Amalfi Coast is beautiful and Pompeii is such a unique city. Our driver was great, and the Pompeii guide was excellent as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip!
Just the right size group, friendly and helpful guid/driver, and just the right amount of time to see the necessities!
Great tour, picked us up from hotel on time, friendly tour guide, as advised we stopped from breakfast and went to the coast and Pompeii. Great day out as you see the coast and embark on a road trip you would probably not normally do if staying in Rome as its a long journey!
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