Private Pompeii Day Trip from Rome
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12 hrs Start Time:
See the world’s most iconic ancient ruins and marvelous Mediterranean scenery as you discover the essence of Italy on this private day trip to Pompeii and Positano from Rome. Explore incredible archeological sites, revel in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, see its most captivating village, and taste authentic limoncello all with local insight from a top-rated private guide.
At a Glance Why You’ll Love It
Treat yourself to a VIP experience of the magic of Italy’s Campania region with private luxury driver, hotel pick-up, the ruins of Pompeii, Positano and the Amalfi Coast.
We handle the logistics on an itinerary including skip the line entry to the Pompeii archaeological area, an authentic limoncello tasting, and free time in the dazzling town of Positano.
Choose the private guided tour option to have a personal Pompeii archaeologist lead you to the most well-preserved areas of the ancient city and tailor your route to your specific interests.
Tour Summary Get in the Know
See Pompeii Ancient Ruins & Stunning Vistas
While most visitors to Italy dream about visiting Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, many are daunted by the logistics and time involved. With an experienced private chauffeur at the helm, you won’t have to worry about any of it, or the hassle of getting tickets to the the country’s most famous archaeological site. On this private Pompeii day trip from Rome, we’ll take you there safely and comfortably – and get you skip the line entry to the excavations. We can even book you a table at our favorite restaurant in Positano – so you can just sit back and enjoy the day.
Our private full-day excursion bundles up the quintessence of Italy, from legendary ruins that remind us of the country’s unbelievable history to the incredible vistas on the Amalfi coast. Top it all off with a visit to the stunning hillside town of Positano and you have the perfect day with best examples of Italy’s natural and cultural patrimony. This day trip is a private adventure for you and your party only, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity to customize the itinerary. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything we can do to make your day extra special!
Explore the Ruins of Pompeii the Lost City
Your private driver will pick you up from your hotel to start the 3-hour drive to your first destination the lost city of Pompeii. For over 1,500 years, this fabled city lay buried and forgotten under 30 feet of volcanic ash and debris until it was rediscovered in the late 16th century by Italian architect Domenico Fontana. Archeologists have been digging here for two and a half centuries, exposing the near-perfectly preserved settlement below. Pompeii provides a detailed photograph of how ancient Romans went about their daily routines, as well as how their lives ended.
You can explore the excavations on your own or enhance your visit with a 2-hour private tour led by a Pompeii expert, just check the box at checkout. In either case, we’re sure you will be fascinated by the artefacts left behind by the 20,000 people who once inhabited this port city. Stroll down the same stone streets where ancient Pompeiians once walked and peek into the temples, theaters, restaurants and homes where they spent their days. Naturally, you’ll also see the plaster casts of the tragedy’s ill-fated victims.
Positano, Limoncello & the Amalfi Coast
After Pompeii, we’ll continue south towards the Amalfi Coast. Your first encounter with this spectacular stretch of coastline will be a view over the beautiful bay of Sorrento. Enjoy the vistas while you sample the region’s specialty – limoncello. This refreshing, sun-colored lemon liqueur is a staple for Italians throughout the summer months and you will find the best quality produce here. As your drive along the scenic route continues, we will make several stops along the way so that you can soak up the incredible panoramas and snap some great pictures to remember it all by.
Though you’ve probably already swooned over Positano in countless movies and on postcards, nothing could prepare you for seeing it for real. The sight of its pastel colored houses clinging on to the hillside and climbing down towards the glittering sea below leaves no mystery as to why this town has captured the attention of poets, photographers and screen writers throughout the centuries. You‘ll have a couple hours of free time to roam the exclusive shops and local art galleries along the winding allies. You can also enjoy a divine seafood lunch at one of the local restaurants (not included) before we return to Rome.
“This is the 2nd time we've used What a Life Tours. We were hosted by Andrea, who guided us in Pompeii and Herculaneum, he was lovely and extremely knowledgeable. I was particularly impressed with how he engaged my two daughters. we loved the trip and would also recommend using him to guide in Naples itself.”
“We opted for a private day tour from Rome to Pompeii and the Amalfi coast which was well worth the drive and early rise and was made even more comfortable by our friendly and knowledgeable driver. Our excellent guide Andrea chose the best areas to give us an insight into the town, and was passionate about Pompeii's history. We did some other tours in Italy with other tour companies but I can honestly say that I would choose What a Life Tours over the rest.”
“Excellent! From our 7am pick up at our vacation rental to our drop off at 7pm. Our guide Luca was fantastic, very knowledgable on a variety of subjects, also very friendly, chatty and polite. Our guide at Pompeii, Francesca was also great. She was able to take us around the site with ease, mostly able to avoid the crowds. She was friendly, informative and patient. Great job. One for the memory books!”
“So amazing and informative! There is no comparison to having a knowledgeable guide showing the sites and explaining the history. Valentino drove us to Pompeii/Amalfi Coast with Giusy as our Pompeii guide. Everyone enriched us with their knowledge and details that one would never know touring alone. I am a travel agent with Dream Vacations and will definitely recommend your company to my future clients.”
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