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11 BEST Pompeii Tours from Rome [2023]

Looking for Pompeii tours from Rome? You’ll find the most comprehensive list of excursions, chosen by an Italian, in this post. Read on to find the ultimate trips to the ancient city!

Pompeii is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Plus, it is an absolute must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, art, and culture. 

As a former Roman city, Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. So, it was buried under ash and pumice for centuries until its rediscovery in the 18th century.

I grew up in Italy and my parents are history and culture buffs. So, as you can imagine, I’ve visited countless Roman sites and ruins and castles during my childhood and teenage years. Trust me when I say that Pompeii doesn’t compare to any other archaeological site. It’s such a unique place that should be on every visitor to Italy’s bucket list.

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If you are in Rome and want to visit Pompeii, I always recommend spending a couple of days in Naples and visiting Pompeii from there if you have the time. 

But if time is limited, no problem! You can choose from several tours to Pompeii from Rome to explore this remarkable site. The tours have been created to accommodate various preferences, budgets, and schedules.

In this article, we will discuss the 11 best Pompeii tours from Rome. Each tour offers a unique perspective on the site, including history, culture, art, and architecture. So, whether you are a history buff, an art enthusiast, or simply someone who wants to experience the wonders of Pompeii, these tours will provide an unforgettable experience.

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The 3 VERY Best Pompeii Tours from Rome

➤ Take a break from your Roman adventures and explore both Mount Vesuvius and the city it destroyed on this Pompeii Day Trip. Hike up the volcano in the summer, or visit Naples in the winter, and learn about the history of the area with an expert guide. 

If you’d rather skip Mount Vesuvius and visit the Amalfi Coast and Positano instead, you can select the Pompeii + Amalfi Coast option (available in the summer only). 

No matter which option you’ll choose, you’ll visit the fascinating ruins of Pompeii led by an expert archeologist guide and enjoy what is likely the best Pompeii tour from Rome.

📝 This Pomepii and Vesuvius tour from Rome includes: Private transportation from Rome, skip-the-line tickets and a guided tour around Pompeii, entry to Mt. Vesuvius, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ On this top-rated Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Tour by air-conditioned minibus you’ll explore the haunting ruins of Pompeii and stand in awe before the world’s oldest surviving Roman amphitheater. Then, soak up the stunning scenery along the Amalfi Coast, with its hairpin turns and panoramic vistas. 

Afterward, you’ll stop for lunch in the picturesque village of Positano before heading back to Rome. With a small-group tour limited to 18 people, you’re guaranteed a personalized experience.

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, walking tour in Pompeii, entrance tickets, and an English-speaking guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ Embark on a full-day Naples and Pompeii Day Tour from Rome. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Naples, including some of its attractions like the stunning Castel dell’Ovo.

Feast on a delicious Neapolitan pizza for lunch at a local restaurant before skipping the line to enter the Pompeii Archaeological Park led by a guide (audioguide in the winter). Frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, this is one experience you won’t want to miss. 

📝 This Pompeii from Rome tour includes: A local guide, entry tickets, lunch, and a tour around Pompeii. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Combo Tours

➤ Discover the magic of two iconic Italian destinations in this Pompeii Tour from Rome by minibus. Explore the ancient city of Pompeii with a local guide. You’ll wander the preserved streets, and marvel at the tragic body casts of victims from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption. 

Then, sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the Amalfi Coast on the way to the charming town of Positano. Dip your toes in the Bay of Naples, shop for regional specialties, and bask in true Italian style.

📝 This Pompeii and Amalfi Coast tour from Rome includes: Transportation, Pompeii entry tickets, and expert guide, and a walking tour around Pompeii. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ WIth this Pompeii, Positano, and Amalfi Coast Tour you’ll head to Pompeii by minivan for a guided tour of the ancient ruins covered in volcanic ash, and learn about life in the village during the days of ancient Rome with an archeologist. Next, savor a delicious Italian lunch overlooking the Bay of Naples before spending free time in the charming village of Positano. 

Take a leisurely stroll, relax on the beautiful beaches, or even go for a swim. You’ll also pass by Amalfi and Sorrento. With a small-group tour limited to eight people, you’re guaranteed a personalized experience.

📝 This semi-private Pompeii tour from Rome includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, lunch, a 2-hour tour of Pompeii with skip-the-line tickets, photo stops along the Amalfi Coast and free time in Positano. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Pompeii & Positano Day Trip from Rome takes you to both the ancient city and the Amalfi Coast without the hassle of public transportation. Skip the lines at Pompeii with a local guide who will bring the ancient ruins to life. 

Then, enjoy a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast before exploring the charming seaside village of Positano. Shop for souvenirs or sip on limoncello while taking in the breathtaking views before heading back to Rome.

📝 This tour includes: Skip-the-line tickets and guided tour of Pompeii, a drive along the Amalfi Coast, free time in Positano, a guide, and transfers from Rome. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Tour from Rome to Pompeii & Amalfi Coast

Embark on one of the best private tours of Pompeii from Rome with this Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Day Trip, which allows you to visit two of southern Italy’s UNESCO-listed must-see destinations. On this trip, you’ll discover both the preserved ruins of Pompeii and the stunning Amalfi Coast. 

Marvel at the preserved ruins of Pompeii and savor a seaside lunch in the picturesque Positano. Enjoy free time to explore the charming villages of Positano and Amalfi. Plus, indulge in a limoncello tasting. You’ll count on a private guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, tickets and a 2-hour tour of Pompeii, a visit to Positano, and limoncello tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pompeii Tour from Rome with Wine Tasting

➤ Discover the preserved streets of the ancient city with an expert on this Pompeii and Winery Lunch Day Trip. Your guide will share untold stories of the city and its inhabitants as you wander around its ruins. Then, you’ll go to a picturesque vineyard on the slopes of the volcano for a stroll among the vines. 

At the vineyard, you’ll enjoy a three-course farm-to-table lunch and a tasting of four wines. You’ll learn all about winemaking on volcanic soil, and get a crash course on the region’s fascinating history. Enjoy a digestivo liquor on a panoramic terrace before heading back to Rome in a private van.

📝 This Rome to Pompeii day tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, an English-speaking guide, skip-the-line Pompeii tickets, a 3-course lunch, and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This value-packed All-Inclusive Rome to Pompeii Day Trip includes high-speed train transportation, skip-the-line entry to Pompeii, and a fully guided tour by an expert archaeologist. 

After exploring the ruins, the tour will take you to a nearby vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a family-friendly wine-tasting and farm-to-table lunch. 

📝 This Pompeii tour from Rome by train includes: Skip-the-line access to Pompeii, a scrumprious lunch, wine tastings, roundtrip transfers, and an archaeologist guide, plus a tour arund the site. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pompeii and Naples Tour from Rome

Experience the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and the ancient splendor of Naples on a full-day Pompeii & Naples Tour from Rome. With an official guide, explore the archaeological site of Pompeii and witness the remains of villas, baths, and marketplaces preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. 

Savor a typical lunch with local products and wine tasting at a local organic farm. Then, enter Naples’ ancient city gates for a walking tour of the historic center. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

📝 This Pompeii excursion from Rome includes: Transportation with hotel pick-up and drop-off, a guide, tickets and tour of Pompeii, a visit to Naples, lunch and wine tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A 3-Day Tour To Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento & Capri 

You want more? I get it! There’s so much to see and do in this region. Join this 3-day Tour from Rome to Pompeii and the rest of Southern Italy’s Campania region! 

You’ll explore the lively city of Naples by bus. Then, uncover the secrets of Pompeii’s ruins and take a scenic boat ride to Capri’s Blue Grotto (in the summer). 

Plus, you’ll get to spend some leisure time in Sorrento on the Sorrentine Coast, where you’ll stay two nights in a fancy 4-star hotel. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through Italy’s stunning landscape and ancient history!

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, 2 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, 2-night accommodation, transfers, and activities. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pompeii Tours from Rome FAQs

Is Pompeii worth the trip from Rome?

Pompeii is certainly worth the visit, as it’s one of the most astounding ancient Roman cities of all. I highly recommend the visit, even if you can only spare one day trip from Rome.

What are the best Pompeii tours from Rome?

In my opinion, these are the best tours from Rome to Pompeii:
Pompeii Day Trip
Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Tour
Naples and Pompeii Day Tour

Is it worth getting a guided tour of Pompeii?

I think that exploring Pompeii with a guided tour provides you with great insight and information that makes the visit more enjoyable. While you can still have a great time visiting on your own, in my opinion the guided tour is worth it.

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.