3-Day South Italy Tour from Rome: Fall in Love with Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

Roma, Italy
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Free cancellation before 8 June.
  • 3 days (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel through Italy's Campania region on a 3-day tour from Rome to Sorrento. Explore the gritty and vibrant city of Naples by motorcoach, see the UNESCO-listed city of Pompeii, drive along the Sorrentine Coast, and take a scenic boat ride to Capri's Blue Grotto (summer only). A mix of guided tours and free time provide a great introduction to this must-see part of southern Italy. Two nights of accommodation are included.
  • 3-day Southern Italy tour of Naples, Pompeii, Capri, and Sorrento from Rome
  • See Naples on a coach tour and visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii
  • Cruise through the Bay of Naples to Capri and visit the island's Blue Grotto (summer only)
  • Spend time at leisure in Sorrento on the Sorrento Coast before returning to Rome
  • Two nights of 4-star accommodation in Sorrento included

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • 2 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 2 dinner (dinner dress code: jacket and trousers)
  • 1 Lunch from November to March
  • 2 Lunch from April to October
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Gratuities
  • City tax

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Viale Luigi Einaudi
    Viale Luigi Einaudi, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

    If you are not staying in a centrally located please, reach the meeting point at: Viale Luigi Einaudi - in front of the church "S.Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri", near the Metro A Station Repubblica and Termini Station lines A and B.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departures: daily at 07:30 AM Pick Up starting at 06:30 AM from centrally-located hotels

What To Expect

Your 3-day tour from Rome to the Campania region of Southern Italy starts with the drive to Naples, followed by a visit to the ancient buried city of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved archaeological ruins from the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. End the day on the spectacular town of Sorrento, where two nights of accommodation are included at a 4-star or 4-star superior hotel (select your level of hotel when booking).

The next morning, head out on a day trip to the island of Capri, home of the Blue Grotto. If your tour takes place during the winter, spend the day at your leisure in Sorrento instead. Return to Sorrento for another evening at the hotel.

The next day, after breakfast, enjoy more free time in Sorrento before heading back to the Eternal City to conclude your tour.
Day 1


4 Stops

Piazza Venezia

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

City of Naples

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Piazza Tasso

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Michelangelo 4* or Gh Vesuvio 4* or Hotel Imperial Tramontano 4*S

Meals: LunchDinner

Day 2


3 Stops

Piazza Tasso

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Blue Grotto

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Piazza Tasso

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Michelangelo 4* or Gh Vesuvio 4* or Hotel Imperial Tramontano 4*S

Meals: BreakfastLunch

Day 3


2 Stops

Piazza Tasso

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Venezia

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • From Nov 1st to Mar 31 this tour does not visit Capri Island on Day 2. The excursion is replaced with a day of free time in Sorrento.
  • Please note: If the Blue Grotto is not accessible due to tidal conditions, you will be taken by boat to the Faraglioni Rocks. If weather conditions do not allow the excursion by boat, you will take a land excursion of the island.
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • From November to March: Audio guide to Pompeii will be available and included for the following languages: Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian
  • Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • To the French and German speakers: Please note that a minimum of 10 participants is required to confirm this tour in your language. If this minimum is not met, the tour will be conducted in English. Kindly contact our reservations team to confirm the language option for your tour within 24 hours before departure.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

Amalfi can be done on last day of tour, but extra cost.
I will still recommend this tour, although be prepared for a little bit of chaos which, I heard, is typical of Southern Italy :


582 reviews
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Beautiful cities!!!
Beautiful cities, full of history, very nice people, and beautiful landscapes. The guides were also wonderful, telling the history of the places in a very interesting and engaging way.
Good tour
Stanley_N, Apr 2023
Great tour with many activities and professional tour guides. Lunch in Pompeii could be better with food and services. Overall a very good experience for us. Did appointed with your advertising of Amalfi coast. We ended up paying extra for the trip to Amalfi. It could be viewed as mid-advertising here.
Best hotel room, good...
Stephanie_T, Mar 2023
Best hotel room, good quality customer services. Great place to visit : Pompeii, Sorrento. Would recommend Alex and Alessia the tour guides and the shuttles driver from grand hotel Aminta. He is extremely excellent driver as fast as I know.
highly recommend
Martin_B, Oct 2022
Certainly Pompei, the guide, the views, Capri, Sorrento, the food and coffee, the weather and the blue lagoon
Excellent trip, very well organized and managed.
Bob_B, Oct 2022
Hotel accommodations were excellent. Bus and ferry transportation was beautifully managed. Guides were thoughtful and courteous
Great trip
John_P, Oct 2022
Trip was generally good, guides were excellent and amazing in their ability to keep track of everything
Some good and some not so good
Ashley_H, Aug 2022
This tour was a bit of a hit and miss for me: the first thing to note is the company can do a much better job of providing a detailed day to day itinerary so guests can know how to pack,dress etc. The Pompei walking tour was hot and long, the blue grotto had us on a boat for more than an hour, only to go in for a few minutes and then be harassed for a tip by our tour guide.and Capri is rather short and the beach is underwhelming. This is not the tour for you if you wish to linger/ explore these areas. On our departure date, check-in was pretty unorganized and there were many parts to the day that were a bit unclear. As for the food, please note that the lunch provided is rather paltry ( think small iceberg salad and choice of pizza or simple pasta) no drinks are included not even water. At the hotel, dinner was a bit better but again drinks are extra. As for the hotel, these are not 4 star by USA standards: my room had two double beds pushed together(typical in Europe) but I was thankful that my hotel was located in a bustling part of Sorrento. Given how busy this region is in the summer as well as the influx of travelers, most pickup and drop offs ran behind and were at times a bit chaotic. You should definitely do your research to see if you could put this same tour/trip together booking your own accommodations and taking trains(much faster than the alloted bus accommodations) at a cheaper price.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Ashly, thanks you for taking the time to write this review online for potential customers to suss out whether this kind of escorted tours are their cup of tea or not! We totally appreciate your comments, and we read through your feedback closely because we tend to monitor our brand reputation for quality purposes and do some data mining for aspects of our services that are subject to improvements... We'll discuss these points with our Product Department and push those efforts into a higher gear! Best regards, Gray Line Rome Reviews Team
Great trip to Pompei and...
Patrick_O, Aug 2022
Great trip to Pompei and Sorrento, although the pizza lunch near Pompei was very poor. Also - be warned if you do the Blue Grotto trip and you get motion sickness, take a Dramamine pill before as the boat tosses you around A LOT.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Patrick, we appreciate your comments and advice for the other community members, sure they will treasure it! On our side, we are sorry for the quality of the pizza near Pompeii, we'll take a note and pass your feedback to our Product Department for an audit. Best regards, Gray Line Rome Reviews Team
Worth it
Nancy_B, June 2022
The staff that was responsible for moving us around was attentive and organized. The stop in Naples could have been skipped and the hotel in Sorrento wasn’t so great. But otherwise a great few days spent on the coast.
Response from Host, June 2022
Dear Nancy, thanks for reviewing the 3-day Pompeii, Sorrenti and Capri tour organized by Gray Line Rome, your 5 stars mean a lot. It's also interesting what you said about the hotel in Sorrento, we're going to inform our Hotel Contract Manager. Sorry it didn't meet the expectations! Best regards, Gray Line Rome Reviews Team
Fantastic Experience
Kerry_L, July 2021
Every day was a new and different experience. Our guides were knowledgeable and personable. Pompeii included a great lunch and many amazing things to see. Capri was an all day experience. We were surprised by all of the places we went. So beautiful! Our guide Sascha was witty and an excellent guide.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Guest, it's great to hear that your 3-Day South Italy Tour from Rome was a success thanks to Sascha, one of our most reviewed guides. He was an added value and it's no surprise! Not only do we aim to bring you South of Italy's sights in an affordable and easy way but also we want you to spend quality time in a funny and entertaining way, so we're delighted when we read that the guide actually hits the target. Thanks and regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
Great experience
hollyjutt, Oct 2019
We loved touring Capri with Sasha, he was very informative and made sure we maximized our time on the island. Our hotel in Sorrento was fantastic, it was very clean and in the best location possible. Pompei was amazing, much larger then we realized. Only downside was the long drive
Fell in love with Sorerento
Noreen W, Oct 2019
Pompeii was awesome, Sorrento and Capri were beautiful. The guides were knowledgeable and informative. Accommodation in Sorrento was luxury. The only upsetting moment was when my husband and I (in our 70's) told one of the guides that after our exhausting tour of Pompeii that we didn't think we could manage the trip to Capri the next day. She had a meltdown and suggested that our trip could not continue if we did not go. Was she going to abandon us in the middle of Sorrento at 6pm?. We agreed to go to Capri on the third day before heading back to Rome. She could have been more caring rather than threatening.
Pompeii and Sorrento
Kathy P, Oct 2019
We enjoyed the places we went. Sorrento hotel was right on the water with beautiful views and very good food. We made it to the Blue Grotto and it was lovely. We paid extra for the tour of the Amalfi Coast with a personal driver and it was worth it....such a amazing coastline. What was not enjoyed about this trip is that they keep switching you to different buses with different guides and none of them make it clear about what you were doing next. We had a very bad experience with the ferry coming back from was over an hour late and we waited in a crowd that nearly paniced and caused a very dangerous stampede. It was a very scary situation since we had no guide close by to assure us. This would be a good trip if they would give you one guide the whole time. The jumping around from bus to bus and different guides wastes so much time. It would also help if we had a written schedule with information about each day. Guides left you guessing and were not clear.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Dear Kathy, sorry for the late reply, we just saw your review and we thank you for it. It's a great contribution and is going to be used as a benchmark for future internal audits. Your feedback will be shared with our team of local tour leaders and guides in order for them to be more solid in terms of communication and assistance during bus switches. Thanks and regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
Logistical head scratcher
Lee_B, Sept 2019
This part of Italy is a much see, filled with beauty and uniqueness. The Tour Group needs to work on logistics as clients time was eaten up by 4 vehicle changes on the first day and 3 tour guide changes. Day 2 was fantastic and made possible by the well organized and information filled guide, Satcha. Day 3 again had 4 vehicle changes. Most pickups were late and the transfer of vehicles involved moving people and luggage which was a long process. We added a tour to the Amalfie coast on day 3 instead of just free time and was glad we did because of the beauty of the area but again the tour group missed the mark on planning. We had 10 people elect to go so they sent a van and a car to take us. The 9 passenger van had 8 adult tourist and the driver who spoke no English and the journey across the narrow and switch back roads made it tight seating and hard for viewing. We understand the original driver got sick and the replacement tried hard to communicate with a bunch of tourists who spoke little Italian. Non the less I would not have skipped it.
Response from Host, Sept 2019
Dear Guest, we're very grateful for this honest review, first of all, we're happy you liked the places you visited: Sorrento and Amalfi are gems not to be missed. That said, thank you for your feedback as well, which directs our attention to some logistics we sure need to optimize in order to provide an impeccable guest experience and make every aspect of the tour as smooth as possible. We hope to see you soon and best regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
Tour review
Bruno_G, Sept 2019
Excellent tour. Guides all super and friendly and informative. Generally well organized. One must stick to the group or you may miss out. Hotels very nice and food provided is good. You can upgrade your food if you go on your own in the evening in Sorrento with all the available boutique restaurants Capri and Positano are beautiful and fun. Not to be missed. We did get into the blue grotto and again beautiful. Amalfi can be done on last day of tour, but extra cost. We did it but after regular tour I could take it or leave it. Regular tour well worth the money.
Debi_M, Sept 2019
First, the bus trip and tour of Pompeii was great. After that, it went downhill and was very confusing with the lack of communication from the tour guides. Once we completed at Pompeii and returned to the bus, a group of us were directed to another bus and sent to Sorrento. We were all dropped off at different hotels and didn't know what was in store for us the rest of the time. Since the group was so large, the tour guide had to talk in both in English and Spanish when there was communication. Sorrento and Capri was two other tour guides and involved many bus transfers to get us around. According to the description it said Amalfi coast was included and on our way to Sorrento we were told this was a separate tour and an additional 50 euros. So rushed and lack of communication I would not recommend this tour. Was not told how long we would be gone from Rome. Since the tour included two dinners, two lunches, and two breakfasts that lead me to believe we would be leaving the area after breakfast on the third day but it was another all day event. Hope they can improve the communication and maybe make it smaller groups
Response from Host, Sept 2019
Dear Debi, thanks for the detailed report, absolutely, we're going to take a deeper look and try to avoid such inconvenience in the future. Everything must be very clear to our guests beforehand and during the experience. To reach this goal we'll start an auditing process soon. We think that this product's page on Viator gives all the necessary information already, but we apologize if it wasn't clear enough, we'll have that checked too in order to improve the content material displayed. Warm regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
Phenomenal Tour
Borna_V, Sept 2019
Everything was outstanding! All of our tour guides were great. Oliver, Roberta, Sascha and the rest. Absolute highlight was the day trip to Capri! Highly recommend this tour!
Overall a nice experience
Yu W, July 2019
The online description of the tour was pretty accurate. Therefore, no huge surprises once it got started. Like many have said, the trip involves several local tour guides who "hand over" guests at various stops. It was rather smooth in my experience, except for in one occasion our group of guests got really confused as to which hotels we're staying. Turns out two should stay at hotel A and the rest should stay at hotel B. But those at hotel B knew nothing about the arrangement. Interestingly, the two at hotel A received no information about the rest of the itinerary (such as meeting time/location) and they had to ask the rest of the group (they happen to have exchanged phone number). Local tour company was not very accessible in time of need. Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri are wonderful destinations that I highly encourage tourists to visit. I will still recommend this tour, although be prepared for a little bit of chaos which, I heard, is typical of Southern Italy :)
After planning the rest of the trip...
Rachel_H, May 2018
After planning the rest of the trip, I saw this and jumped on it because it required no planning! We picked the upgraded accommodations in Sorrento which was amazing because our hotel was right on the cliff and had direct access via elevator to the swim club below which was outstanding. The Pompeii trip was amazing and Capri - especially the Blue Grotto - was a fun outing that my kids are still talking about. Highly recommend.
In previous multi-day tours, we've...
Karen P, Apr 2018
In previous multi-day tours, we've had a single Tour Guide, but during this 3 day tour we had several different Tour Guides. While the process of moving from one group to another was fairly smooth, it was a little awkward to not be with the same group of people and guide every day. The Tour itself was great, we got to see so much. The lunch we had near Naples was great and the visit to Pompeii very informative. We had a large group in Pompeii, and it was pretty crowded there, but our guide Fabiano took us to the highlights. In Sorrento we had a nice hotel and enjoyed the breakfasts/dinners included. A highlight was our day trip to Capri. Our guide Sascha had some pre-arranging to ensure we got an immediate boat to the Blue Grotto even though there was a huge number of people all trying to do the same thing. We got into the Blue Grotto and shortly after we did it was closed due to waves. Cudo's to Sascha! The Amalfi coast is really beautiful and we spent the last free day of the tour visiting Positano. Transfers were not a problem and once back in Rome we were driven directly to our small apartment we had rented not a large hotel like most of the other guests. Our driver had a little trouble finding it but was very apologetic, and gave us information on key things we drove by so it was an enjoyable drive :.

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