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UNESCO JEWELS: Pompeii and its Ruins Day Trip from Rome

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Seize the opportunity to visit the world-unique Pompeii, the Roman city killed by the Mount Vesuvius, now a silent volcano. You will spend a day surrounded by culture, with a panoramic overview of the lively city of Naples and, then, the haunting ruins of Pompeii, travelling back in time to the tragic days of 79 AD, when the Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. You will learn how people lived in those times, visiting houses, bars and restaurants: amazing!

Highlights

  • Pickup and drop-off in selected hotels in central Rome if option is selected
  • Panoramic tour of Naples
  • Great chance to take spectacular photos
  • Neapolitan unique skyline with Mount Vesuvius
  • Guided visit of Pompeii's ruins
  • Typical Italian Lunch Menu with authentic Neapolitan pizza

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Entrance tickets with real Skip the Line
  • Lunch with an authentic Neapolitan pizza, one drink included
  • Audio headset (in Pompeii)
  • Self-guided tour option available with audio-guide (transport and audio-guide only, not guided tour)
  • Professional tour guide (in Pompeii)

Exclusions

  • Beverages at lunch, and any other meal not mentioned
  • Optional gratuities
  • Drop off

Please Note

  • This activity starts at 7:30 am.
  • The tour is available in English, Spanish and German. French is available from April to October.
  • The pickup service from your hotel is included only if option is selected please call 24 hours before the tour starts to receive your pickup time and please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to assigned pickup time.
  • Please note that, the pick up service is done for hotels only, not B&B, Guesthouse or apartaments
  • If your hotel or accommodation is not served or if you choose meeting point option you must reach the meeting point in front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri church near Metro Line A - stop Piazza della Repubblica at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
  • Starting from November Multilingual Audioguide available in Italian/French/German/Portuguese/Chinese/Russian and Japanese

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Jun 14 2019
Pompeii is awesome. a must do for any ancient architecture fan.
reviewed by Mr richard Curry
Jun 09 2019
I rated 4 out of 5 as I went with my mum by wheelchair and we were told there was a wheelchair accessible path and the staff of Pompeii send us the wrong direction. Therefore we got stuck and once we found the path it was not clearly signed so that was a total nightmare which made this quite a stressful day trip as we only had 2 hrs at the ruins... The lunch was fine; 1 drink 1pizza (choice of 3) and a desert. Careful though, extra drink is 4euro and alcoholic beverages 10euro. And be aware Pompeii's entrances (is a big square in front of the entrances) is like Disney land, they try to sell you everything for super high prices!! But really, on the positive side; Andrea the driver and David the tour guide were AMAZING!! They took such good care of everyone of us, David speaks like 10 languages and Andrea is an EPIC driver who will get you safely to Pompeii and back. All in all I recommend this experience and I would book it again, but without the disappointment I experienced this first time.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Jun 01 2019
Very good and informative tour..guide covers whole of Pompeii and Naples as well.Perfect way to spend your day Full usage of time
reviewed by Ms Prerona Bhuyan
Mar 28 2019
Amazing experience, and well worth the time and money.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Mar 15 2019
Pick up and drop off. Lunch was great. Strong English.
reviewed by Mr Khalanh Orcher
Jan 22 2019
The guide, Connie was excellent.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Join us on this amazing journey through space and time, entering Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life.

We will begin our journey along the Highway of the Sun, driving past the famous Roman countryside, the Castelli Romani. Admire an incredible views of the Mediterranean and Mount Vesuvius, as well as to countless historic sites. You will enjoy a short sight of the City, the seashore and the Gulf of Naples.

The first stop is Naples, one of the most enchanting cities in the Mediterranean famous worldwide for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy, where you will take a short panoramic tour to discover its beauty from the comfort of your coach climbing up the Vomero hill. The town overlooks the bay of Naples which extends from the Sorrento peninsula to vulcanic area of Phlegrean fields, and the skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active volcano Vesuvius, offering an impressive sight perfect to take stunning pictures.
Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and, once you reach the town of Pompeii, you will have the chance to enjoy lunch with a real Neapolitan pizza!

After stopping for a traditional Pizza lunch, we will make our way to the UNESCO Archaeological Site of Pompeii with skip-the-line tickets. We will spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii remained buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash 19 to 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) deep. The city’s sudden burial served to protect it for the next 17 centuries from vandalism, looting and the destructive effects of climate and heavy weather.

After the tour of Pompeii, we will resume our trip through the Roman countryside, enjoying the scenery as we leisurely make our way back to Rome. Return in time to enjoy the rest of the night in Rome at your leisure.

 
Timetable

  • 6:30 am - Hotel pickups begin (if option is selected)
  • 7:15 am - Gathering at our meeting point Viale Einaudi Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri nearby Metro A Stop Repubblica
  • 7:30 am - Depart for Naples
  • Early afternoon - Lunch
  • Mid afternoon - Explore Pompeii
  • Evening - Drive back to Rome

Pickup points

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Pickup Info

For pick up option please call 24 hours before the tour starts to receive your pickup time and please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to assigned pickup time.
If your hotel or accommodation is not served or if you choose option with meeting point you must reach Viale Luigi Enaudi - Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri church - near Metro Line A - stop Piazza della Repubblica at least 15 mins before departure.
Tour ends nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri church - Metro stop Repubblica

E-mail address: rome@grayline.com
Emergency phone number: from USA/Canada 01139.06.4742501 - from other countries 0039.06.4742501

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