Explore the iconic ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, and take in incredible Mediterranean atmosphere along the Amalfi Coast on our semi-private day trip from Rome to Pompeii with the dazzling town of Positano. Luxury transportation and group size capped at just 7 people means your experience of these UNESCO masterpieces will be simply flawless.
At a Glance Why You’ll Love It
|Uncover the lost city of Pompeii and explore the cultural and natural treasures of the Amalfi Coast, with free-time in the fabulous village of Positano, all by luxury transport from Rome in one day.|
|Skip the line to the ruins of Pompeii as an expert local archaeologist leads you on a journey of discovery among the houses, baths and temples of the best-preserved ancient city on Earth.|
|In groups of 7 people or less your itinerary will be flexible enough to get the most our of your day with additional stops to take in the Amalfi Coast’s jaw-dropping vistas and enjoy an authentic limoncello tasting.|
Tour Summary Get in the Know
Discovering the Ruins of Pompeii Italy’s Lost City
Pompeii is one of the most unique archaeological sites in the world, and definitely the only one that puts you in a time machine to experience what it must have been like on the fateful day in August 79 AD when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. This is one sight that you need to see at least once in your life so don’t let this Italian vacation go without it.
After a comfortable ride in luxury transportation reserved for your group only, you’ll be handed over to an expert Pompeii archaeologist to guide you through the most compelling and enigmatic areas of this ancient city that was literally frozen in time under 30 feet of ash and pumice. Walk on the famous stone slabs of its streets still marked today with chariot tracks and learn about the daily lives (and habits) of its inhabitants.
On your guided visit you’ll walk into homes, admire vibrant frescos, see ancient taverns and stand in awe of the Forum, framed by Mt. Vesuvius itself, all the while discovering their unique history. You’ll even see the plaster casts of the victims themselves stopped like a photograph in their last breathing moments.
Take Italy’s Most Scenic Route Along the Amalfi Coast
The Bay of Naples is a treasure trove not only for its abundance of ancient sites, but also the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast. This is by far one of the most unique and drop-dead gorgeous landscapes in the world, as peaks as high as peaks as high as 5 thousand feet jut out of the Mediterranean’s crystalline waters, the emerald slopes dotted with tiny colorful villages.
Your driver will take you along the Amalfi Coast scenic drive, a narrow stretch of road carved into the side of the rock, with ample stops to take it all in. One of the best panoramas is over the Gulf of Sorrento, from where you’ll be able to see Capri, Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and Sorrento all from a single vantage point. With a ‘limoncello’ in hand, you’ll think that the day has reached its climax, but just wait till you cross the Sorrentine Peninsula and roll into Positano.
Visit Dazzling Positano Jewel of the Amalfi Riviera
Many people ask themselves if it is worth it to visit the Amalfi Coast from Rome, and our answer is a solid “Yes!”, especially if time constraints won’t allow you to spend multiple days exploring southern Italy. Positano is small, vibrant and characteristic, with a mesmerizing atmosphere you’ll only find right here.
The best way to experience Positano is by taking advantage of free time, so you will be able to capture the exact facet of this magical place that you came for. You can visit sights like Santa Maria Assunta church, go souvenir shopping for exquisite linens or handmade leather sandals, as well as take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea at the Marina Grande or Fornillo beaches (bring a swimsuit!).
One thing you won’t want to miss is lunch, so plan on pairing any one of these activities with a delicious Italian meal.
What you’ll See Along the Way
- Explore the Ruins of Pompeii
- Go Inside Ancient Buildings
- See the Famous ‘Death Casts’
- Experience Stunning Mediterranean Scenery
- Enjoy a Refreshing Limoncello
- Get Free Time in Positano
- Shop for Unique Local Crafts
- Expert English-speaking guide for Pompeii
- 2 hour tour of Pompeii
- All tickets and reservations
- Luxury vehicle with driver guide
- Stop in Positano for lunch and sightseeing