Pompeii tour from Rome
Private day trips from Rome to Pompeii
Pompeii is one of the most famous destinations for tourists, many people choose Rome for their holidays as Rome is the most historical city in Italy, but there are so many exciting places to tour that probably people don’t know. The most important day trip from Rome is the visit of the ancient town of Pompeii that is 150 miles (about 250 Km) from Rome, it can make a few hours trip to get there but the you can view one of the most exciting places in the world. To tour Pompeii, you need to have a clear plan on what you want out of the tour, one of the ways to make the most out of your trip should be planned transport.
To get to Pompeii from Rome you can:
- take a bus
- take a train
- hire a private driver
There are different company that provide the bus transportation from Rome to Pompeii by bus as: Marozzi, FlixBus, GetByBus, etc… most of all will depart from Rome Tiburtina at 7 AM, the bus ticket for one way journey is from 15 Euro to 30 Euro per person and the travel time is about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Some company will stop during the travel to take other passengers. Once in Pompeii you will have to walk a little bit to get to the Pompeii ruins entrance and then finally you can visit the ancient town.
There are fast trains from Rome to Pompeii: Trenitalia Freccia Rossa and Italo. They depart from Roma Termini or Tiburtina station about each 30 minutes about and will stop at Napoli Centrale station. Travel time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes and the cost per person is from 15 Euro to 30 Euro each way. Then once at Naples Centrale you will have to walk to Circumvesuviana train station (5 minutes walk inside the train station) there you will have to take the local train to Pompeii, it runs about each 40 minutes and the ticket will cost about 4 Euro per person.
For both transportation by bus and by train you will always remember to watch the clock as if you miss the return bus or train to Rome you will be in trouble and also you will have the time to visit only Pompeii and cannot add a visit to Vesuvius, Amalfi coast or winery on Vesuvius slopes.
Hiring a private driver with a car or minivan sometimes could be more convenient as you will not have the stress of connecting through places.
Touring away from Rome requires good car services, not only to travel safely but also to be sure to be always on time with a air-conditioned and modern vehicle. You can hire a private car to pick you up from Rome at a scheduled time and drive straight to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, during the journey if you would like to have a brief stop there is no problem, you decide when to stop and how long, the driver will wait for you. Also, the driver is an English speaking and during the 3 hours travel from Rome can introduce you Pompeii and other nice sightseeing in the area. Once in Pompeii, the driver will stop you at the main entrance of Pompeii ruins (there are three entrances to the ruins), you will have enough time for a great visit to the ancient town.
The city has a historical site that tourists love to explore every time of the year, as Pompeii is massive and widespread and has rich history thus a guide is recommended. A private English speaking tour guide will take you through the site and to explain to you every place you will come across, only with a guide you will get to know why the ruins have such accolades. Official Pompeii guides are available for 2 hours visit at 120 Euro, if you will book with us our guides will also take you for a longer visit with not extra cost.
Villa Dei Misteri is a must to see during your visit at Pompeii ruins. This ancient villa with a history of fine art has a lot to offer regarding history. Villa dei Misteri remains standing after the eruption of 79 AD it holds a lot of mystery after it had an extensive area buried in ash after the eruption, it is believed to have been home to a particular cult. The Villa has large spacious rooms and a winepress, the paintings are a sight to behold if you are an art enthusiast. The villa is decorated with the most beautiful frescoes which have been a subject to debate over time.
After your visit in Pompeii will be time for lunch, sometime it can be a real problem to choose a great place to eat if you don’t know the area, but you will have your personal driver waiting for you after your Pompeii ruins visit, he can suggest you the best place where to eat. Eating away from home should be fun, you can explore the various foods that are eaten locally in the Region as pizza, gnocchi, tagliatelle, etc...
Your local driver will guide you on what you should explore, the recommendations come in handy when you want to try a new dish.
Wine yards and wineries are other aspects that you can explore. If you love wine, then this is one of the best places to have some. The vineyards are on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. The wine is impressive, and you will enjoy the service. You can engage your taste buds in one of the most fantastic wine tastings. The wine will not disappoint as it comes from the best grapes from nearby fields. We suggest a lunch in the winery, you will proceed to visit an enchanting property found on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. A short walk through the vineyards will be followed by a delicious meal made with typical local products found in the region. To accompany the lunch guests will be able to sample the famous red wine: Lachryma Christi. The cost for a full course meal with a vineyard visit and winetasting during the lunch is 28 Euros per person.
Pizza is another lunch option you can try as Naples area is the home of Pizza, you can enjoy a freshly baked pizza. The pizza makes a great lunch if you are travelling with kids or if you are unsure of any other dish also the pizza offers many variants that will excite your palate. The cost depends of what kind of pizza do you like, but usually a pizza with a glass of wine is around 12/15 Euro.
After your visit to Pompeii ruins and your lucullan lunch you can decide to travel back to Rome (it will take always 3 hours, traffic permitting) or you can choose to add a visit and tour of Mt. Vesuvius. Vesuvius is not so far from the old town of Pompeii, it’s about 15 minutes drive and if you choose to have a lunch in the vineyard it will be also less.
The volcanic mountain is a site that you must explore, Vesuvius has not experienced some volcanic activity recently last eruption was in 1944, some areas were buried in ash that you can enjoy exploring.
If you like myths, then you will love the mythology about the mountain. The mountain was considered a divinity, and was related with serpent imagery, as seen in the preserved frescoes from Pompeii. Vesuvius had connections to the power of Jupiter, god of sky and lightning, and Hercules. During his labors, legend had Hercules passing through the “plain of fire”, “from a hill which anciently vomited out fire… now called Vesuvius.” It was said to be inhabited by giants (which might explain loud noises, rumbling, or spewing debris).
To tour the Vesuvius the entrance ticket is 10 Euro per person and it include a local English speaking guide. Vesuvius mountain is a fantastic place to explore learning deep history and mysteries, it’s also a great place to enjoy a wonderful view all over Naples gulf!
As an alternative to Vesuvius tour you could choose the Amalfi Coast tour! A native driver is one of the best ways you can make the most out of your trip from Rome to the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi coast has breathtaking scenery, an area like that requires a dedicated driver who knows the place too well, where to stop for the best photos and where to stop for the best shopping.
There are plenty of activities that you can undertake on the Almafi coast. The area is fantastic with scenic views, the towns and the road are built on a rock which overlooks the Mediterranean sea below. This drive is really famous in Italy and it is widely considered Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline also deemed by UNESCO "an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values" the coast was awarded a coveted spot on the World Heritage list in 1997.
At the end of your day trip from Rome you have only to realx in your private air-conditioned car or minivan and your driver will drive you straight to Rome back at your accommodation.
Pompeii entrance ticket: € 18 per person
Guide in Pompeii: € 130 for 2 hours tour
Vesuvius park entrance ticket: € 10 per person, it include an english speaking guide
Herculaneum entrance ticket: € 18 per person
Guide in Herculaneum: € 130 for 2 hours tour
Lunch cost about € 30 per person, full course meal with wine
It's suggested to wear comfortable shoes as in Pompeii, Vesuvius and Herculaneum there is a lot of walking, also bring with you a bottle of water.