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From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii & Sorrento

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From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii & Sorrento

From US$ 209.88 per person

No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Pompeii. Enjoy a private car trip from Rome down to Pompeii and witness a city immortalised by a volcanic eruption. Take some relaxing time out as well to visit Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi coast.

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Duration 12 hours
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Limited to 7 participants


  • Travel from Rome to Pompeii and back in a luxury Mercedes van
  • Journey back in time to 79 AD when Pompeii was immortalised by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Benefit from skip-the-line tickets to Pompeii and the services of an archaeologist guide
  • Enjoy a scenic ride along the stunning Sorrentine Peninsula
  • Explore Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast
Full description
Meet your driver at a convenient meeting point in the heart of Rome (details will be provided upon reservation). Once seated comfortably you will leave Rome behind and depart for Pompeii, the once prosperous Roman city which met it's fate in October, AD 79 when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the entire surrounding population was engulfed with burning pyroclastic flow and covered in ash. On your tour, witness a moment of terror frozen in time, people in death postures and ruins unchanged from almost 2,000-years ago. Your expert archaeologist guide will walk you through the ancient streets, whereabouts perfectly conserved ancient bakeries, shops, stalls, private and communal residences, public baths and brothels remain. You will see plaster casts of the unfortunate Pompeiians who were immortalized on that tragic day. Upon conclusion of the guided tour, make your way to Sorrento, the gateway to the stunning Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and picture postcard perfect towns nestled into steep, white, limestone cliffs. In Sorrento you will have free time to stroll around, take in the breathtaking sea views, explore the specialty shops and boutiques, and sample Limoncello, a world-renowned specialty liquor made by local artisans from the organic lemons which can only be harvested in this region. As your afternoon winds down, you'll join your driver once again for the return journey to Rome.
  • Round trip travel from Rome in luxury air conditioned van
  • Wifi and complimentary beverages during travel
  • Small group tour of Pompeii with expert archeologist guide
  • Scenic drive to Sorrento, gateway to the Amalfi Coast
  • Free time in Sorrento to sample Limoncello
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    In front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, the big church on Piazza della Repubblica facing the central fountain.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised
    • Tour does not run on public holidays
    • Activity level: easy
    •  Not wheelchair accessible
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 15 reviews

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    This was such an amazing tour, from our driver Mauricio who was knowledgeable and friendly to our Pompei guide Silvia who was very informative and told us all about the way Pompei was before the disaster. Sorrento was beautiful. Do not miss out on this tour if your in rome.

    September 9, 2019

    Absolutely stellar.

    I feel compelled to give a special shoutout to our guide, Mauricio, from When In Rome Tours. He not only served as a private driver from Rome to Pompeii (and Sorrento for lunch), but he was also an easygoing pleasant person in general - and exceptional at communication. He chatted with us about different aspects of Rome and the coastal cities, and gave us some very useful no-nonsense advice on navigating travel challenges in Italy. And through it all, he maintained a highly professional and entirely relaxed demeanor. My wife and I felt at ease throughout the entire trip. Made for a rather stellar visit to Pompeii - and more. Also as a side note: Raffaele who hosted the Pompeii walking tour itself was fantastic. He had studied and written about the site, and was clearly passionate about it. All in all, an awesome time. Cheers.

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    May 13, 2019

    Outstanding personal service with a reasonable price!

    We could not have asked for a better tour of Pompeii and Sorrento. We were connected to a very knowledgeable guide in Pompeii who provided us with an in-depth small group tour of the ruins. I had been there before with a large group but this was so much better!! We stopped at a local pizza restaurant in route to Sorrento. Inexpensive and good! Sorrento was beautiful with the Christmas decorations. We had plenty of time to walk the streets and shop. And the best part - we had a private car with driver who skillfully got us from place to place without that “bus” experience. What a pleasant experience! I would book with this company again.

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    December 12, 2018

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