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


Meeting Time

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



  • Driver-guide
  • 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)
  • 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

Your centrally located Rome hotel


Return Details

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.

6:45 AMTour
$ 265.43

Customer Reviews

Manuel J R

November 2015

This tour was excellent, our guide Roberto is a great person to tour with, knowledgeable and amiable.

Marie W

November 2015

This was a really special trip. The views of the Amalfi coast are outstanding. This was even more breathtaking than we could have imagined. Want to go back!


November 2015

Guide at Pompeii was a third generation guide, knowledgeable, interesting and able to compare Pompeii with current day life.
Scenery was amazing on the Coast.
Tour Guide was professional and well versed. Made the day a big success.
Loved the excursion but be warned, it is a long day.

Cheryl B

November 2015

Our driver and guide was very good. It was our second time on a tour like this and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. Pompeii is a must see destination, and the Amalfi Coast is beautiful.
Our only issue was our driver had a head cold which 3 of us in our party of 4 caught, making our transatlantic cruise much less enjoyable than it should have been.

Kathleen C

November 2015

Excellent guide and driver. Amazing coastline and fascinating guide through Pompeii


November 2015

Fantastic Trip and comes very highly recommended. Our driver/guide, Brando was fabulous, kind/very informative and really 'made' this trip. The scenery was just breathtaking and it was lovely that Brando stopped 'along the way' so we could take some photos. We thoroughly enjoyed our free time in both Amalfi and Positano. Pompeii was an amazing experience, made all the more special because we had such a fun/informative guide. A fabulous day!


November 2015

guitano was magnificant

Monica E

November 2015

The Day was not so good because was raining and windy. But WOW! All the places are amazing! My favorites Amalfi and Positano. Our guide Roberto recommend us a place to it at the beach. He was very nice and patience with everybody. Our guide in Pompei with a lot of experience.

Jill P

November 2015

We were picked up at our apt early am and set off to Pompeii. Our driver/guide Anna was wonderful and a very good driver. Those hairpin turns along the coast can be tricky and she handled them beautifully. The Pompeii tour was very informative and our guide was very knowledgeable. It is a long day but well worth it.

Danielle R

November 2015

We had a wonderful time on this tour. We were very grateful of the door to door pick up and drop off which made for a relaxed start to the day, not having to navigate our way to a central meeting point. The small group was ideal as it gave the opportunity to connect with those we spent the day with. Our guide was very knowledgable, and highly skilled driving on the very narrow and windy roads. We loved the opportunity to spend time in Positano and Amalfi, an area that definitely warrants a much longer visit next time! Our guide at Pompeii was wonderful, his enthusiasm and passion for the site was contagious, he really enhanced the time that we spent there. It was a long day, but well worth it. Highly recommend!

charles g

November 2015

Our driver , Davide made this day trip fun and relaxing. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Italy and was just an all around fun guy to spend the day with seeing the beautiful Amalfi coast. Very special memories for us both!

Joan S

November 2015

The trip was one of the best days we had in Italy! Our driver and tour guide was outstanding!

Trudy W

November 2015

What a great way to see Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast in a Readers Digest version of the area. I had a very limited amount of time in Rome so this was a good way for me to see the sights. The members of the tour group and the guide made for a very enjoyable day.

Michael Z

November 2015

Nice tour, even though we had cold rainy weather.

Phil H

October 2015

If you have 12 hours or more I highly recommend this tour. The driver was knowledgeable, safe, and entertaining. The guide in Pompeii was 3rd generation tour guide and provided many insights not realized. The Amalfi Coast was fabulous except the narrow roads. Thank goodness for an excellent driver.

Susan M

November 2015

It was a perfect day and a perfect way to get into our Italian vacation. Driver to our hotel was on time and our return was right on time. Plenty of free time to look around the different towns, etc.


October 2015

Fantastic tour, Davida was a joy to travel with. It was a long day and he made it fun. Group was the right size and the sights were amazing. Pompeii is an amazing place. Gaetano are guide there was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. He was a bit rough around the edges but did a good job. Definitely would recommend this tour.


November 2015

This tour was AMAZING!


October 2015

All the places were fantastic. Our guide Ana was very knowledgeable and friendly and made our trip very memorable. Highly recommend this trip if you want a good taster of the Amalfi coast.

Linda O

October 2015

Tour guide was the bomb. Amalfi a must-see. We felt for the price, admission to Pompeii should have been included, but otherwise, no complaints!


October 2015

This tour was everything that it said it was. Prior reviews that I had read were spot on. The communication was great, the driver was on time, helpful, and polite. The tour itself was a great way to spend 14 hours from Rome. The Amalfi coast was beautiful, Positano and Pompei were great cities. It was well worth the money, time and effort to see beautiful places. Thank you Claudio for the great experience there. We wont hesitate to use Viator for a future trip.

Anthony R

October 2015

Excellent tour. Highly recommended!!!

Edmond M

October 2015

Had a great day on this tour. Driver very good round Amalfi coast roads. Guide at Pompeii very good and informative.

Kenneth D

October 2015

This was perhaps our favorite tour. Amalfi Coast was beautiful and incredible. Guides were very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional.

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