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clock-o11 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Combine stunning Italian scenery with one of the country’s most fascinating historical sites on this private day trip from Rome to Positano and Pompeii with your own transport and driver. You’ll start with the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological site of Pompeii for an exploration of its volcanic ruins. Then hit the Amalfi Coast to visit the seaside village of Positano, where you are free to enjoy its charms on your own. When booking, you have the option to include a guided tour of Pompeii; otherwise, you’ll explore the ruins independently.
  • Private day trip to Pompeii and Positano from Rome
  • Explore the well-preserved streets of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Browse elegant boutiques and stroll along the beautiful beach in Positano
  • Enjoy free time at each Amalfi Coast stop to sightsee at your own pace
  • Relax with private transport in an air-conditioned minivan
After pickup at your Rome hotel by your professional driver, hop into your private minivan to start your day trip, which takes you south of the city into the Southern Italy region of Campania. During the approximate 3-hour drive to your first stop, catch a glimpse of the Abbey of Montecassino, a hilltop monastery.

When you arrive in Pompeii, pay your own entrance fee before heading inside, where you have about two hours to take in the archaeological ruins of this World Heritage site. Learn about the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD that covered the ancient Roman city in ash and molten pumice, freezing the village in time. Depending on the option selected when booking, you’ll either explore the well-preserved streets on your own or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide who tells you about the Forum, thermal baths and other village features that were part of daily life for Pompeii residents.

Then continue your day trip along the winding Amalfi Coast to your final stop, Positano. Here, you have more free time to admire the pastel-colored houses that perch on the cliffs, shop in high-end boutiques, enjoy a drink or meal at a local eatery or take a walk on the beach. When your time is up, hop back in your minivan for the return drive to Rome for hotel drop-off.

Please note: If you prefer, the visit to Positano can be replaced with a visit to Sorrento. Coordinate before you travel with the local supplier; contact details are shown on your booking voucher.

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H
, Oct 2018

This was a long day but we thought it was worth it. Our driver in Rome Alan was on time, pleasant, open to answering questions about the country, knowledgable, very patient as we hit unexpected traffic and the day ran long. He was delightful. Our tour guide Ida in Pompeii was amazing... also kind, pleasant and knowledgable. Great tour.

S
, Sep 2018

Best experience from Rome especially if you have a limited amount of time to see Italy. Driver was very nice and informative and took us to very nice places along the coast. Pompeii is a must see too!

B
, Sep 2018

A wonderful day with our driver Georgeio who provided us with lots of entertaining, informative conversation! Our guide in Pompeii was Barbara who was also extremely knowledgable. We certainly couldn't have had a better day trip!

R
, Jul 2018

Highly recommend this tour. Our guide and driver Matteo was excellent. He promptly picked us up from our hotel in a very comfortable air conditioned van. He was very accommodating to our comfort and needs and gave us great information about places we visited. Pompeii is amazing and like looking at history frozen in time. Positano is just beautiful. We had a delicious lunch at a restaurant Matteo recommended with incredible views. We had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone without hesitation.

S
, May 2018

Damiano was an excellent guide! He highlighted spots along the way that were of interest and was very patient with our questions. He was quick to make great suggestions and was thorough with his explanations. If I had time to book another tour in Rome, I'd ask for Damiano to be our guide. Thanks for an amazing experience!!

D
, Apr 2018

Although not cheap, we felt the private tour was worth it. Our ride met us at our hotel in Rome right on time, and was friendly and informative on our ride to Positano. He provided helpful advice and recommendations, then left us to wander about the charming and breathtaking village for a couple of hours, visiting shops, having lunch, hanging out on the beach for a while. waded a little, but the water was too chilly to swim-March--but still a good time to go, as apparently traffic in the summer can be horrendous
Then went to Pompeii, where our private tour guide was waiting, and we were able to skip the line. Pompeii was spectacular, and again the private guide is worth it--I am sure it allowed us to see much more in the allotted time the site is HUGE, and have a much better understanding of what we saw

a
, Jan 2018

The day tour to Pompeii and Positano was fantastic. Choosing the option of a private mini van we had a group of eight people was an excellent idea and it made our day so flexible. Our driver, Marco, was knowledgeable and very friendly. He made sure we were always comfortable and never once did he rush us through the day. I would repeat this tour again without hesitation.

j
, Jan 2018

good tour

i
, Nov 2017

Our tour guide was super friendly, professional and super informative. His van was clean and comfy which made us feel at home. However, beware of this excursion as you spend more time in the car than you do exploring. We made 2 small pit spots to enjoy the view and take some photos but this is not a tour where you can walk around and take your time. I wish I would have known this before booking as I would have liked to take a dip at the beach or walk around the shops.

a
, Nov 2017

Max was promot, and got us safely to Sorento and Pompeii. Max pointed out the sights along the way, and we enjoyed our conversation. Great lunch in Pompeii before our amazing tour in Pompeii with Barbara. Both Max and Barbara were accommodating with my mom's limited mobility, and simply wonderful!


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