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.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

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Customer Reviews

Jon P

July 2015

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.

Russell M

July 2015

It was amazing! Great guide, amazing things to see, all in all it was a 10!

R. Suzette U

July 2015

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.

Lorna H

July 2015

Don't miss a fantastic opportunity, you won't be sorry loved every minute of it. It was the highlight of our Italy trip.

impgypsy

July 2015

Excellent! The tour guide was amazing!

Adiel R

July 2015

A wonderful tour.

Lorraine M

July 2015

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.

Judith M

July 2015

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.

Marina I

July 2015

Our tour guide was really nice and very informative. The tour itself was spectacular!

Brett N

July 2015

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!

Debra F

July 2015

Just the right size group, friendly and helpful guid/driver, and just the right amount of time to see the necessities!

Rachel A

July 2015

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!

Peter B

July 2015

Great way to see a beautiful area of Italy!!!

kay

July 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip because of the scenery along the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts and because our guide was first-rate. I would recommend this trip to anyone traveling to Rome.

Karen B

June 2015

Very big day but it was fabulous, loved the Amalfi Coast, our driver was excellent and our trip to Pompeii was incredible, our guide was amazing, so much knowledge. It is an early start and didn't get back to Rome until 8.45 pm but we had a great day.

Ricardo S

June 2015

Sin lugar a ninguna duda,formidable.
Roberto es un guia extraordinario y esta hasta en el ultimo detalle.
No alcanzan las palabras.......!!!!!!

Colina.lucy

July 2015

This tour was amazing!

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.

delmy k

July 2015

This tour was amazing!

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.

Paton W

June 2015

This trip was easily the highlight of our week in Italy. Our main guide Brando was absolutely wonderful and is just a beautiful soul. We all fell in love with the villages along the Amalfi Coast.
The guide at Pompeii was Gaetano and he just made it all come to life. TAKE THIS TRIP!

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!!

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