Pompeii Tour from Rome with Amalfi Coast Drive

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13 hours

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Why take this tour?

Our Amalfi Coast day trip from Rome combines two iconic Italian locations into a single, unforgettable day. Depart Rome for a walking tour of Pompeii in the company of a Pompeiian expert. See all of the highlights of this captivating former city. As the sun reaches its height, drive along the famed Amalfi Coast towards the lovely town of Positano - full of lemon trees and beaches. Here you will have time on your own to dip in the ocean, have lunch, shop for Italian specialties, and waste the day away in true Italian style.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Private transport to Pompeii from Rome
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the ancient city and hear the story of its rise and fall from your expert guide
  • Created with Sketch.Travel along the stunning Amalfi Coast via private transportation
  • Created with Sketch.Stop at the Italian town of Positano
  • Created with Sketch.Skip-the-line Pompeii tickets

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • We ask our guides and guests to wash their hands regularly and carry hand sanitzier
  • Our guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Explore the once-buried streets of Pompeii

From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. This does not apply to children under 12. You can read more about it here.

The Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii are two of Italy's most iconic destinations - but most people don't realize that they're manageable on a day trip from Rome as long as you have local experts on hand (we give you two - a driver and a guide!)

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From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. This does not apply to children under 12. You can read more about it here.

The Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii are two of Italy's most iconic destinations - but most people don't realize that they're manageable on a day trip from Rome as long as you have local experts on hand (we give you two - a driver and a guide!)

Meet your fluent, English-speaking guide and hop on board our air-conditioned vehicle for a well-balanced adventure. Your day starts early in the center of Rome, where we pick you up before rush hour and slip out of the city for the three-and-a-half-hour drive to Pompeii. We will whisk past small towns and hillside cities which you can enjoy out the window or rest your eyes for a bit. Just outside the gates into Pompeii, you'll meet a local archeologist - the perfect guide for this leg of your adventure. Explore 2,000-year-old streets and the ruins of houses, restaurants, temples, businesses, and (if appropriate for the group) brothels. As you wander the streets, your guide will tell you stories of the rise of this once-bustling city and its catastrophic demise after the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius.

Prepare yourself! As your time in Pompeii draws to a close, you'll get back into the van to enjoy one of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the world, heading into the fabled Amalfi Coast. We will stop along the way to snap a few pictures from unbelievable lookout points, as your guide shares the history of the coastline, which has changed from a collection of fishing villages to one of the most visited areas in the world.

You'll arrive in the lovely town of Positano** where plump lemons greet you and where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch of fresh seafood, shop in fashionable boutiques, or even hop into the blue waters of the Bay of Naples (so don't forget to bring a swimsuit!). After an enchanting afternoon, you'll board your transport for the drive back to Rome. You should be back in your hotel room just in time for a late meal.

This is how carefully we plan your experience - we sometimes flip the switch and visit the Amalfi Coast first and Pompeii in the afternoon. On mornings when cruise ship passengers spill into Pompeii, we want to ensure your time is more intimate choosing the quieter afternoon hours for your visit. Whatever the timing, rest assured your day will be carefully planned to give you the best experience possible.

Please note. During low season (November - March) most businesses including restaurants in Positano close, making the town a rather dull visit. During this time, we visit the town of Amalfi or Sorrento where ample choices for lunch and shopping abound.

  • Sites Visited
  • Death casts at Pompeii
  • Examples of Pompeii homes
  • Public Baths
  • Ancient fast-food restaurants
  • The famous Pompeii brothels (if suitable for group)
  • Pompeii Amphitheater
  • A Pompeii temple
  • Amalfi Coast drive
  • Positano town
  • Tour Includes
  • Round-trip transport from Rome
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Pompeii
  • Expert Pompeii tour guide
  • Fluent tour leader to accompany you from Rome
  • Small groups of 18 people or fewer
  • Free time in Positano town (lunch is not included)
Our tour leaders are skilled storytellers
Our tour leaders are skilled storytellers
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FAQ

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Can I bring a bag with me into Pompeii?
Small bags and purses are allowed inside Pompeii.
Can I use this tour as a transfer to Positano?
Unfortunately our transport vans do not have enough space to accommodate luggage so it's not possible to use this tour as a transfer to Positano from Rome. Moreover, on some occasions the tour stops in Positano before Pompeii and does not return to the town afterwards.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
Is lunch included?
No. Your guide will give you a few great recommendations for lunch spots and give you plenty of time, but where and what you eat is up to you.
Is Pompeii accessible to people in wheelchairs?
The streets of Pompeii have never been repaved or smoothed over so much of the city is nearly impossible to navigate for those with mobility impairments. If you use a wheelchair there is a special route for you, so please contact our customer service department for details.
If I bring a swimming suit can I go for a dip in the sea?
Yes! Although be aware that there is not always a lifeguard on duty in the areas you might want to swim so you will be getting in the water at your own risk.

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