Discover the ancient Roman city of Pompeii on this private day trip from Rome. Choose to visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii either independently or with an expert guide, and discover the history behind this once thriving port city that was submerged under layers of molten ash and pumice some 2,000 years ago. From the Teatro Grande to the well-preserved frescos that decorate the ancient houses, see the area’s most impressive sites and gain fascinating insight into daily life during the Imperial age. Private, round-trip transport included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: DriverinRome Transportation & Tours, Rome, LazioThis service consists of a full-day private tour of Pompeii with a brilliant English speaking driver and a tour guide in Pompei if option selected. Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Rome hotel, then settle into your comfortable seat aboard a private, air-conditioned minivan and head south to Italy’s Campania region.Pass By: Castelli Romani, Rome, LazioHeading south exit rome and Drive past the Roman Castles. The so-called Roman Castles (Castelli Romani in Italian) are a group of comunes in the Metropolitan City of Rome. They are located a short distance south-east of the city of Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills, in the territory corresponding to the Old Latium. Pass By: Abbazia di Montecassino, Cassino, Province of Frosinone, LazioThe city is best known as the site of the Abbey of Montecassino and the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in huge Allied and German casualties as well as the near total destruction of the town itself. Pass By: Bay of Naples, CampaniaIt is a roughly 15-kilometer-wide gulf located along the south-western coast of Italy . It opens to the west into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered on the north by the cities of Naples and Pozzuoli, on the east by Mount Vesuvius, and on the south by the Sorrentine Peninsula and the main town of the peninsula, Sorrento. The Peninsula separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno, which includes the Amalfi coast.Pass By: Vesuvio, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaVesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby, making it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world, as well as its tendency towards violent, explosive eruptions of the Plinian typeStop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaIs the most-visited archaeological site in the world, due to its many and well-preserved ruins, left behind by a city buried in Vesuvius’s wake in the year 79 A.D. The ancient site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Pay your entrance fee and then head inside to explore independently. Or, if you’ve upgraded, join up with an expert guide to begin your tour.Gain fascinating insight into the everyday life of the Imperial era as you stroll through the well-preserved streets, passing houses and public buildings that have been locked in time by the volcanic ash. See the ancient piazza and the impressive limestone columns of the Forum, where elections and other political and business events would have taken place during Roman times. Then, perhaps head to the thermal baths, where many of Pompeii’s inhabitants would have bathed and socialized. Marvel at the remains of the Teatro Grande, an impressive theater that once sat some 5,000 people, and stop by the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with eye-popping frescoes.After exploring the site, hop back inside your private minivan for your return journey to Rome. Along the way, stop for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at your Rome hotel.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes