Full-Day Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day Trip from Rome with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Explore the region’s stunning coastal beauty and archeological history
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Tour Details
Duration
9 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Pompeii Archaeological Site
  • Amalfi Coast
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  • Day-long excursion to explore everyday life in Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast from Rome
  • Intimate tour led by an expert in archeology or history
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Tour Description
This full-day excursion to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast from Rome will immerse you in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and picturesque villages on the northern coast of the Salerno Gulf. Accompanied by a local expert, you will learn about how the ancient city ran before being buried in ash when the nearby Mt. Vesuvius volcano exploded in 79 A.D. You’ll be mesmerized by the seaside towns along the Amalfi Coast, filled with pastel-colored houses and flowered terraces, that tumble dramatically into the crystalline blue water below. You’ll explore Pompeii and one of the coastal villages that make up the Amalfi Coast and return to Rome with a real sense of why this area has captured the hearts of so many.

IMPORTANT NOTE: traffic on the Amalfi Coast can be unpredictable, your expert may need to adjust the itinerary accordingly. This tour itinerary includes stops in Pompeii and Positano, with the potential for additional visits to destinations like Sorrento or Amalfi, only if traffic conditions and time allow. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate the crowds during high season.
  • Pompeii Archeological Site
  • Positano
  • Drive along the Amalfi Coast
  • 9 hours with a PhD or MA-level archaeologist or expert guide 
  • Private car service during the duration of the tour
  • Tickets to Pompeii Archaeological Park
Upon arriving from Rome by train, you’ll meet your expert and private driver at the Naples train station to head to your first stop, the Pompeii archeological site. You’ll move along the ancient cobble-stoned roads while admiring the private homes, amphitheaters, temples, civic buildings, and public baths that help showcase everyday activities in the city. We’ll learn about the education of children, the roles of women, and the institution of slavery to understand the daily lives of the Romans.

Leaving Pompeii before noon, you will then continue your day trip by heading to the Amalfi Coast to see its picturesque villages for yourself. Boasting a rich history back to the Greek era (when the Ulysses of Homer's Odyssey was captivated by the Sirens' song), the region was a major naval power during the Middle Ages and rose to fame and fortune again in the 1960s when it became the playground of the rich and famous.

Depending on the season you are visiting, your tour may take different routes along this stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea. A stop in Positano can’t be missed, where stunning architecture and landscapes of lemon trees or beaches await. During the drive, enjoy the stunning views of the Coast and its picturesque towns. If traffic allows, after the stop in Positano, the expert may add a stop in Sorrento, where you may explore its cafe-lined square and sip on limoncello, or to the seafront village of Amalfi.

At the end of your day, your guide will deliver you back to the Naples station in time for your return train journey to Rome. You’ll leave the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii with an appreciation for the beauty of these villages and a deeper understanding of the most important archeological site in the world.

Where do we meet? Where does it end?
You will meet your expert and private driver at the Naples train station when you arrive independently from Rome. The tour will end back at the same station for you to take your return train to Rome.

What are skip-the-line tickets?
For this tour, your tickets are pre-purchased which allows you to skip the ticket office line upon arrival at the venue. You may still have to wait in a security line or in a line to have your pre-purchased ticket scanned.   

Is the cost of lunch included in the excursion?
No, you'll be responsible to cover for the cost of lunch for you and the expert. Since this day trip is packed with sites to visit you may have a quick pizza lunch on the go to avoid Amalfi traffic.

Can we visit Sorrento and Amalfi?
The Amalfi Coast has become very busy over the years, resulting in excessive traffic. In order to avoid it as much as possible, different routes are taken depending on the situation.  This tour itinerary includes stops in Pompeii and Positano, with the potential for additional visits to destinations like Sorrento or Amalfi, only if traffic conditions and time allow.

What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your expert will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to be prepared; we encourage keeping an eye on the weather and bringing along an umbrella, sunscreen, water, or a hat as needed.

Is this tour walking intensive, and/or wheelchair accessible?
We do cover extensive territory on this tour. With so many steep inclines and cobblestoned streets in the towns this tour isn’t recommended to wheelchair users. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility.

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Everything worked out so well!! Fabrizio was delightful and knowledgeable, and a really interesting person. Our driver Luigi was equally lovely and such a terrific driver on those narrow and windy roads!
Fiorella was the MOST amazing guide
Roberta was very professional and accommodating