Imagine this: you’re in Rome and really want to get out of town; specifically to see the wonder that is Pompeii, but it’s such a time commitment. You’re in luck. This small-group day trip whisks you to Pompeii and Sorrento via high-speed train from Rome. Stroll the basalt-paved streets of Pompeii and learn about its history. Sip Limoncello in Sorrento and explore the town’s tiny cobbled alleyways. Numbers limited to 15 people, ensuring excellent access to the expert guide.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. And common wisdom suggests Pompeii can’t be seen in a day either. Not true. This small-group day trip not only takes you to one of the ancient world’s best-preserved sites, it takes you to nearby Sorrento, the beginning of the UNESCO-listed Amalfi Coast. Meet your expert guide at Piazza dei Cinquecento in front of Rome Termini Station in the morning for the high-speed train to Naples. From there, transfer to Pompeii. Enjoy skip-the-line access and stroll straight into this ancient archaeological site. Spend about two hours strolling the streets on a guided tour. Get exclusive access to the domus of Pompeii, the houses of the erstwhile residents, particulary the upper-class denizens of Pompeii, that were only recently opened. After some souvenir shopping and a break for refreshments (own expense), head to beautiful Sorrento, the start of the Amalfi Coast. Visit a shop that sells Limoncello, the delicious lemon-accented liquer that is a staple of southern Italy, and partake in a tasting of this fruity libation. Later, discover Sorrento's history and culture as you wander through the narrow streets. Explore handmade sandal workshops, as well as one-of-a-kind souvenir and artisanal food shops. You'll also enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) or to explore independently.As you prepare to head back to Rome, take ease in knowing that your guide has made all the arrangements for seating on the comfortable high-speed train back to the Italian Capital. Your tour then concludes back at the original start point.