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.
Excellent tour! Excellent tour guide! Positano was my favourite place in Italy! It's a shame I didn't have time to go for a swim! The water looked amazing! I would definitely go back to Positano, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast on my own to spend as much time as I want there!
Great way to see Pompeii, Positano and Amalfi in a day. Pompeii tour guide was excellent. Driver for the day was excellent. Mini van was ok, could have been a little more comfortable. Would recommend.
Our guide Roberto was patient on the road and managed to drive us to all the destinations within the stipulated timing. He also managed to provide us with the necessary information during the course of the drive. Guide at Pompeii was enthusiastic and managed to lead us around even though most of us are tired after a long minivan ride in the morning. Overall the tour is well-organised with scenic views throughout.
The small group is nice it would have been nicer if some of the people had a concept of time. Pompeii is amazing. It was a long day with a lot of sitting, but worth it.
Excellent tour and on time. The best part was the guide and historian at Pompeii. So many interesting stories and so pleasant and efficient. Not enough time in Amalfie Coast cause I wanted to stay forever:. The driver picked us up on time at the hotel and was very friendly. I highly recommend this tour.
Our driver/guide, Roberto, was fantastic! He was very prompt with the pick-up time. He was welcoming and answered all of our questions. Our guide at Pompeii was not as welcoming. While he provided us with information and the tour, he did not stop and wait for any questions from individuals. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone willing to do a full day trip.
What a fantastic tour. A wonderful day out, taking in the stunning coast of Amalfi and then a great tour around Pompeii. Would highly recommend!
While it was a long day, everything ran very smoothly. Our driver/guide Andreas was at the hotel right on time to pick us up, and we were on our way fairly quickly. The way it seemed to operate was there were 3 vans each with 8 passengers based on the proximity of our hotels. Our guide at Pompeii was fabulous - waiting for us to arrive, very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Our time in Positano for lunch was maybe a little longer than it needed to be. All in all a great day.
The tour was fantastic, as was our tour guide, Roberto! Definitely worth the money. Spectacular views of the Amalfi coast and private tour of Pompeii!
We highly recommend this day trip. The ride is comfortable. The view is breath-taking and beautiful scenery throughout the whole trip. The guide is very patient and attentive to our young boys aged 5 and 8. She is also very knowledgeable and able to share history / stories / information with all of us and keep us engaged and interested in the places we are going to visit. My boys loved the good food, spectacular drive through the Ma Ma Mia road and the awesome coast! We will definitely come back when we have the chance.
Absolutely fantastic. Amalfi coast was breath taking and we had plenty of time in Amalfi and Positano to explore the place on our own. There were about 3 minivans with 6 people in each, which made the tour more intimiate and less 'herding of sheep'. Our guide, Moritz was excellent. He was friendly, personable and knowledgeable. The pompeii tour was fantastic, we had an excellent guide, highly recommended by Rick Steves. The tour was only 2 hours and would have liked another hour there. The tour is in the afternoon but it is recommended to go there in the afternoon to miss the crowds. All in all, an amazing trip.
The trip was nice and our driver Davide make it super funny with his jokes. Highly recommended!
Highly recommend it
Raymond H C
Roberto was exceptional as both a tour guide and driver. Navigating the Amalfi coast is not easy and Roberto made it seem effortless.
Our Pompeii guide, Guyermo, was also excellent.
What a great day we had. One of our favorites on our two week trip. Our driver was wonderful and informative. I'm very glad I did not have to drive the cutbacks as we neared Positano. Felt very safe with our driver. The Amalfi Coast is so beautiful and should be on everyone's list to do. Pompei was great. Our guide was very informative and made the tour very interesting. Was a long day but well worth it.
Everyone should take this tour, it was beautiful and our guide driver was fun.
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
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