If you only have one day to explore Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, make it count! Take the pressure off and make the most of your short time in this beautiful and fascinating part of the country with our guided Pompeii tour from Rome. You will embark on an in-depth exploration of the ruins of Pompeii and a relaxing drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with time to let your hair down and explore the seaside town of Positano.
Including air-conditioned round-trip transport, guides and tickets, we’ve taken care of all the details. You’ll even have one of our friendly English-speaking tour leaders to accompany you throughout the day, so all you need to worry about is stocking up on Limoncello and handmade shoes in Positano.
Few places send shivers up your spine like Pompeii, the thriving Roman city frozen in time by the volcanic eruption of 79 A.D. The volcanic ash preserved Pompeii’s buildings, streets, mosaics, and frescoes, making Pompeii a site unlike any other in Italy: it’s a complete ancient city that you can explore just as if it were 2000 years ago!
You’ll meet your tour leader and comfy air-conditioned bus in Rome and head straight to Pompeii. Here your tour leader will hand you over to a certified Pompeii tour guide, carefully chosen from the ranks for their knowledge, enthusiasm and storytelling skills. All of our guides are passionate archaeologists and most have worked on the excavations themselves, so you can trust them to give you the inside scoop. Together you’ll explore the best of Pompeii, from the Roman Forum and the brothel to the world-famous plaster casts of those killed in the eruption. You’ll even pay a special visit to Pompeii amphitheatre, not visited on most Pompeii tours. Feel the site come to life with your guide’s dramatic stories and fascinating anecdotes about what life was like before and during the eruption.
We time your visit to Pompeii to avoid the worst crowds, so either before or after your Pompeii tour, you’ll head further south. Your tour leader will accompany you as you revel in the stunning views and exciting twists and turns of a panoramic drive down the Amalfi Coast. Along the way you’ll hear stories about life in this beautiful region of Italy and get some background about your next stop, lovely Positano. A pastel resort town perched on the cliffs, Positano is renowned for its romance and elegance.
Follow in the footsteps of Shelley, Goethe, Steinbeck and the town’s myriad of other famous visitors as you climb Positano’s winding staircases and explore its narrow streets. Poke into the upscale boutiques, order sandals made to fit your foot, bring a swimsuit and take a dip in the clear waters, or relax over a fresh fish lunch, all the while admiring unbeatable views.
From the moment you arrive at our meeting point in central Rome to when you return that evening, with a full stomach and head filled with vistas and history, we’ll take great care of you.
We’ve organized comfortable, air-conditioned transport in a small bus because larger buses are a nightmare on the winding Amalfi Coast roads. We’ve kept our groups small, with a maximum of only 15 people (often a lot fewer), so your tour will be intimate and you’ll get to know your whole group.
For your Pompeii tour we’ve arranged skip-the-line tickets so you won’t have to wait in long lines and, if it’s busy in Pompeii in the morning (as it sometimes can be with cruise ship arrivals) we’ll be flexible, reversing the order of your day trip to be sure that you’re getting the best experience.
The most important element of any tour though, is your guide, which is why we’ve spent years building a team of the best, most passionate, fun and enthusiastic tour leaders. So you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself in the knowledge that you’re getting the best possible experience of southern Italy on our hassle-free day trips from Rome.