Pompeii Ruins Day Tour from Rome

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From USD 170.66

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the massive archaeological excavation at Pompeii on this unforgettable day tour from Rome. Enjoy panoramic views over Naples, and walk through the ancient Roman streets of Pompeii, frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which still looms over the area. A 2-course lunch at a local restaurant is included, as well as entrance fees and skip-the-line access.
  • Full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii from Rome
  • Enjoy incredible views of Naples, including the Castel dell'Ovo and Mergellina
  • Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Pompeii
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access at Pompeii to explore the ancient Roman city

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Authentic Neapolitan pizza for lunch one drink included
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only) if you picked the option
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour available also with multilingual audio guide for a self-guided tour, tour escort is English-speaking
  • November to March Audio-guide in Italian, French, German (from Monday to Friday) Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Japanese
  • April to October Audio-guide Italian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Japanese
  • Cheapest option with meeting point and no hotel pick up
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Drop off

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

    Meeting point: Viale Luigi Einaudi in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro line A - stop Repbblica - 30 mins before tour departure Dates: Every day Return point: Tour will end in Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri nearby metro Line A stop Repubblica

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Your central hotel in Rome, hotels located inside the Aurelian Walls Meeting point address: Viale Luigi Einaudi in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro line A - stop Repbblica - 30 mins before tour departure Dates: Every day Return point: Tour will end in Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri nearby metro Line A stop Repubblica

What To Expect

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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.
  • Vegetarian or Celiac option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All tour operators use licensed Guides that are supplied by Pompeii's management site only: our tour includes headsets to make sure you won't miss a word!
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
First, our tour guides Andre' and Victorrio were excellent. They were very knowledgeable of the area from our trip to and through Naples to our tour of Pompeii. Our bus driver, Muaro, was incredible. He maneuvered the bus around Naples traffic like a true expert. Pompeii was awesome with its history and ruins. Highly recommend this tour.


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Benjamin_K, June 2023
Had Umberto as a tour guide, he was super knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Would recommend to anyone
Long, frustrating and wasted time
Olivia_W, June 2023
What should have been a wonderful memorable experience turned out to be memorable for all the wrong reasons. An expected 12hr day turned into 15 hours due to a 5 hr journey back to Rome from Pompeii and only 1 hour 45 minutes in Pompeii itself - rushed through with no time to explore. A monumental waste of time during the morning with the “panoramic bus tour of Naples” nothing more than an exercise of filling in time and a forced time at the Cellini coral factory was nauseatingly frustrating and pointless. Lunch was below standard and presided over by rude restaurant staff who barked orders at guests. A very long and disappointing day capped off by having to endure long weekend traffic snarls all the way back to Rome. Avoid booking this tour- you spend the bare minimum time at Pompeii and more time fluffing around on useless other “experiences”. Also check to make sure you don’t book on a Sunday or any time near a public holiday when the tour operators know there will be heavy traffic back to Rome - many people on the tour missed evening engagements and travel plans due to a 9pm eventual return. We were all dumped at the departure point on return with no taxis ordered and then expected to tip our guides for their “extra effort”..
So so tour. Could not snack on bus. Took too long driving through congested Napoli.
David_L, June 2023
Seeing the Pompeii ruins. Nothing else to say. So so tour. Lunch was very minimal. I don’t care today more.
Pompeii ruins
Nancy_Y, June 2023
Great tour with lots of history Bus ride was long and very uncomfortable but driver got us there safely. I was expecting the shuttle to bring us back to the hotel but that wasn’t provided.
Guided tour of Pompeii
Marcia_K, May 2023
Pompeii was great! Victorio - guide- and Mara - travel director did a fabulous job. Bus returned very late due to an accident and delays which made for a very long day.
The Pompei
Krishna_N, May 2023
Pompei shows good, bad and ugly part of the humanity. The intelligence, community living, cruelty and how fragile is our surroundings
A rainy day in Pompei
susan_f, May 2023
The guide Vitorio was excellent and his knowledge was great. The site is amazing and it really is stepping back in history
Great to see the Pompei preservation
Raymond_H, May 2023
Comparing the Pompei destruction with other volcanic sites we have visited. We were glad to see how the site is being preserved & displayed. The guide Bruno did an excellent presentation.
Pompeii in May
CLIFF_D, May 2023
We went on a day that was unfortunately the same day as a bicycle race in Naples which prevented us from going there. That should have lead to more time at Pompeii, but that was not the case. Our ride there and bus guide/host was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting information about Pompeii. Once on-site, our field guide gave a succinct description of the various areas of the site and what we saw was amazing, but actually expected more. Specifically, from other’s experiences, including my wife who had gone before, we expected to see more of the poor humans who were preserved. From various TV programs I’ve seen in the past, I was disappointed. Had I not gone off and explored a bit on my own, I would not have seen some of the things the tour did not cover. We walked over 4 miles and it just flew by. Extremely busy there with tons of tour groups that jammed up some of the more important exhibits, but it was satisfying overall.
even with rain, excellent day trip
Fred_P, May 2023
It was a very rainy day, so I thought it would ruin the experience, but not at all! Pompeii is so interesting and the guide was very good that we really enjoyed the day, despite of the weather.
The two hours in Pompeii were awesome. The other 10 hours were god-awful
Caitlin_H, May 2023
If you want to spend time in Pompeii this is not the tour for you. Two of the twelve hours are spent walking around Pompeii with the Guide, who was awesome and really knowledgeable. Feedback for the tour operator: - Consider less stops (wasn’t necessary to stop at the same road house twice) these added an hour onto the overall journey time - Consider skipping the gift shop stop before going into the Pompeii ruins - consider shortening the Naples component of the tour, as it was just an hour and a half of driving around in a bus. - our guides and bus driver were amazing and made sure the group was together and not lost In short- our guides were awesome. The itinerary of this tour sucked.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear customer, thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent tour experience in Pompeii. We appreciate your positive comments about our knowledgeable and awesome guides, as well as our attentive bus driver. We strive to provide excellent service and ensure that our guides are informative and helpful throughout the journey. We apologize for any shortcomings you encountered with the tour itinerary. Your feedback is valuable to us as it helps us identify areas for improvement and provide a better experience for our customers. Regarding your specific suggestions, we understand your desire to spend more time in Pompeii. We will internally discuss reviewing the itinerary with our Product Department and explore ways to allocate more time for exploration at the ruins while maintaining a reasonable duration for the overall tour. Additionally, we will consider reevaluating the number of stops made during the journey to streamline the travel time and reduce any unnecessary delays. We value your contribution and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with an improved experience in the future. Best wishes, Gray Line Rome Reviews Team
Great adventure
michael_o, May 2023
Pompeii is so much more than I expected. Plus our guide Bruno and Mateo were amazing. Even on a rainy day
Difficult Walk, But a Bucket List Item
Rebekah_S, May 2023
The guide was fantastic and friendly. Pompeii itself is a bit overrated and very difficult to walk around but none of that is the staff's fault. Pompeii is worth seeing at least once.
Rebecca_M, May 2023
It was a miserable day, lots of rain that Viator can’t control. It was hard to understand our guide. Bratty kids and parents. Always in the way..
Would recommend this tour, two thumbs up!
Janice_K, May 2023
Great experience! Our guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable. Bus accommodation very comfortable. A long day though. So, be prepared to be tired at the end.
Amazing Day
Ann_T, May 2023
Micky,who's first day it was with the Company and Sacha our guide, we're excellent and absolutely wonderful company. The day started right on time without a hitch and all the information was clear and concise and easily understood. Micky was amazing she was so professional and at the meal made a special effort to get to know everyone. At Pompei Sacha took over and, boy, he bought Pompei back to life and described with so much passion about the world that had been lost and rediscovered. For me this was the highlight of my trip and I personally would like to thank Sacha for that. We didn't get to say Goodbye to him as the other half of the party were going on to Sorrento with him and I missed him , so please let him know how much we appreciate all his knowledge and his passion. He has the job I would love to have. Pompei is a must to see and worth every penny spent on a guided tour as you learn so much more. MAKE SURE YOU GET SACHA. Please don't take young children they get bored!!!
Great experience Rome to Pompeii
Ryan_P, May 2023
The whole experience was awesome! Tour guide from Rome to Pompeii and back Enrico ( sorry for misspelling) was awesome! Down to earth very informative and experienced. Made sure to talk one on one with every guest. In Pompeii my guide Connie was so sweet and protective of our group. She made sure to leave no one behind and knew exactly who was in her group and how many. Very informative
Great day trip to Pompeii.
Gloria_G, May 2023
Wonderful day. Staff was excellent. We chose hotel pickup and they notified me the day before what time to be in the lobby. They were there exactly as noted. Lunch was excellent. Pompeii Ruins were amazing. Just a great tour.
Great Day Trip when in Rome thanks to our Guides!
Margaret_L, May 2023
The bud driver, Jonny-Jon-Jon, and Marco, the narrator on the bus made the ride interesting by telling about the region as we drove south to Pompeii. Although we stopped in Naples for a photo opportunity; Vincenzo?, another guide, joined us and told the history of Naples. Finally, Sasha, our guide on-site of the ruins was knowledgeable and friendly as they all were.
Too many unnecessary stops at gift shops and restaurants. It’s ya all about profit profit profit
Francis_F, May 2023
Pompeii is nice, but the guides force you to stop and get out of he bus at too many gift shops and restaurants. It’s all about profit profit profit

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