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Day Trip to Naples and Pompeii

Take this wonderful journey through hillside Vineyards and across the beautiful Gulf of Naples to Mount Vesuvius to discover the amazing history of Pompeii, the legendary town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

You will travel to Pompeii along the Highway of the Sun passing hillsides completely covered by vineyards, ancient medieval villages and the ruined Abbey of Montecassino - a spectacular Benedictine monastery perched atop of a hill.

Your journey will then take you through the centre of Naples where you can admire some of her fantastic and historical sights including the Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and the Gallery of Umberto.

Afterwards, head across the Valley of Mount Vesuvius passing through the villages of Herculaneum, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before you arrive in Pompeii where you will stop for lunch in a typical local restaurant.

Once fully refreshed, enjoy a walking tour of Pompeii, frozen in time following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

Your guide will take you on a fascinating archaeological journey through the ancient ruins at this UNESCO-listed sight and you will be able to imagine how those that lived in Pompeii almost 2000 years ago felt when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Learn how the ancient city lay buried under Mount Vesuvius volcanic ash for centuries and see incredible excavations of old monuments, like Teatro Grande, a theater that once seated 5,000 people.

On your journey back to Rome, you will have the opportunity to purchase some goods as you stop at a traditional coral and cameo factory which dates back to the Greek period.

Experience Includes

  • Admission to and walking tour of the Pompeii excavations
  • Headset to listen to the guide
  • See top Naples sights including the Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House, Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and more
  • Lunch with soft drinks at a local Pompeii restaurant
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Services of a multi-lingual guide

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Additional refreshments
  • Hotel drop-off - you will be dropped off in a central Rome location


April to October: Daily; November to March: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Departure location

Those not staying in a central Rome hotel, please meet the tour at the Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21 (100 metres from the Vatican Museum main Entrance).

Start times

7.30am; Hotel pick-ups commence at 6.45am.


14 hours including approximately 6 hours of travel time.

Terms & Conditions

  • Hotel pick up is available from central hotels in Rome. If your hotel is outside of this area you will need to meet your guide at Gartour Vatican Office, Viale Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21 (100 metres from the Vatican Museum main Entrance) at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time.
  • At the end of the itinerary you will be dropped off at a central location.
  • Entrance and guided visit inside the ruins of Pompei are included.