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Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

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Visit Pompeii the easy way with private round-trip transportation from Rome. In a comfortable minivan with a private driver, arrive relaxed at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you either explore independently or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide, depending on the option selected when booking. Learn about the Mt. Vesuvius eruption that covered this ancient city in ash some 2,000 years ago, and marvel at the well-preserved ruins that have frozen the city in time.
  • Private day trip to Pompeii from Rome
  • Stroll through the well-preserved streets of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii
  • See fascinating attractions like the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Lupanar
  • Learn about daily life in the Imperial era and the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii and other nearby areas
  • Choose to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site independently or with an expert guide
  • Relax with private, round-trip transport in an air-conditioned minivan
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional informative English-speaking driver
Live commentary on board
Private airconditioned vehicle for the day
Flexible itinerary
Professional guide (if option selected)
Food and drinks
Entrance fee to Pompeii (13 euros approx.)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is at your centrally hotel in Rome. Please provide us with the correct hotel information so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
After pickup by private minivan from your Rome hotel, your day trip starts with the drive out of the city to Italy’s Campania region. During the journey, catch a glimpse of the Benedictine monastery the Abbey of Montecassino.

When you arrive in Pompeii, pay your own entrance fee before heading inside to explore the archaeological ruins that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site and provide fascinating insight into what life was like here during the Imperial age. If you select the upgrade option when booking, meet an experienced guide to tour the ruins. If not, explore independently.

Located at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius, ancient Pompeii was a Roman city that met a tragic end when it was covered in volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Today, the well-preserved ruins of lanes, homes, and public structures depict daily life in the city, where residents once bustled around now-empty sites like the limestone Forum, thermal baths, and piazza. See the remains of the Teatro Grande, a theater that once held 5,000 people, and check out the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with frescoes.

When your time at Pompeii ends, return to your minivan for the private drive back to Rome, stopping on the way for lunch at a restaurant (own expense). Your day trip then finishes with hotel drop-off.
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DriverinRome Transportation & Tours
This service consists of a full-day private tour of Pompeii with a brilliant English speaking driver and a tour guide in Pompei if option selected. Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Rome hotel, then settle into your comfortable seat aboard a private, air-conditioned minivan and head south to Italy’s Campania region.
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Castelli Romani
Heading south exit rome and Drive past the Roman Castles. The so-called Roman Castles (Castelli Romani in Italian) are a group of comunes in the Metropolitan City of Rome. They are located a short distance south-east of the city of Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills, in the territory corresponding to the Old Latium.
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Abbazia di Montecassino
The city is best known as the site of the Abbey of Montecassino and the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in huge Allied and German casualties as well as the near total destruction of the town itself.
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Bay of Naples
It is a roughly 15-kilometer-wide gulf located along the south-western coast of Italy . It opens to the west into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered on the north by the cities of Naples and Pozzuoli, on the east by Mount Vesuvius, and on the south by the Sorrentine Peninsula and the main town of the peninsula, Sorrento. The Peninsula separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno, which includes the Amalfi coast.
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Vesuvius National Park
Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby, making it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world, as well as its tendency towards violent, explosive eruptions of the Plinian type
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Pompeii Archaeological Park
Is the most-visited archaeological site in the world, due to its many and well-preserved ruins, left behind by a city buried in Vesuvius’s wake in the year 79 A.D. The ancient site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Pay your entrance fee and then head inside to explore independently. Or, if you’ve upgraded, join up with an expert guide to begin your tour. Gain fascinating insight into the everyday life of the Imperial era as you stroll through the well-preserved streets, passing houses and public buildings that have been locked in time by the volcanic ash. See the ancient piazza and the impressive limestone columns of the Forum, where elections and other political and business events would have taken place during Roman times. Then, perhaps head to the thermal baths, where many of Pompeii’s inhabitants would have bathed and socialized. Marvel at the remains of the Teatro Grande, an impressive theater that once sat some 5,000 people, and stop by the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with eye-popping frescoes. After exploring the site, hop back inside your private minivan for your return journey to Rome. Along the way, stop for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Your tour then ends with a drop-off back at your Rome hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • If you are not ready to depart at the assigned time , we cannot promise to fulfill the mentioned itinerary nor promise to extend the duration of the tour
  • Your driver is not a licensed tour guide. Due to strict Italian laws and regulations in place to protect officially licensed guides, drivers can comment and explain attractions only from inside the vehicle. Drivers cannot elaborate on the attractions when they are outside of the vehicle.
  • This is a private service no one will join your party
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Driverinrome
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "The tour was fantastic and the private driver made it worthwhile." See review


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Good experience
, Sep 2021
Really good service, Barbara was an excellent guide and Davide was really nice driver. 100% really good
1 traveler found this review helpful
Rome to Pompei
, Oct 2019
Driver was not very engaging. When he talked only the front heard him. On the other hand our tour at Pompei guide Santiago was the best I’ve had in a long time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Pompeii day trip private tour
, Sep 2019
Didn't actually realise when booking that this was a private tour so we were really fortunate to have picked such an amazing tour. Our guide Barbara was incredible with her explanation, knowledge and respect for the site. Max drove us and was friendly and drove well. Would recommend this tour!!
Driver: Excellent Customer Service!
, Sep 2019
The driver Alessandro was excellent. He provided us with an overview of the places driving to Pompei. ×hen we arrived, he told us where to meet him. The tour was not good. There were people approaching you to be an English Tour and said they would get your ticket but would not tell you until you get out of the line it would also cost an additional 20 Euros each to pay them. Very unprofessional.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent day trip to Pompeii
, Jul 2019
We had an excellent day trip to Pompeii! As a party of 8 (2 families of 4) we got picked up at 7:30 in the morning from our apartment by our driver Matteo who drove us for the 2 hour drive in a comfortable air conditioned van. Throughout the drive Matteo gave us tidbits about Rome, the countryside, Naples, and Pompeii. He provided water and the opportunity to stop for breakfast or coffee if we wanted to. Once we got to Pompeii, Matteo turned us over to our tour guide who gave us a personal tour of the ruins for over 2 hours. Beforing going on the tour Matteo did ask us our preference for lunch for after the tour and once we were done he had set up a lunch reservation which was much appreciated. Once we finished lunch we did some shopping around the ruins and then headed back to our apartment in Rome. Matteo was extremely friendly and courteous throughout the trip and made the drive back and forth enjoyable. The tour was fantastic and the private driver made it worthwhile. I would highly recommend this tour!
Private Van Trip Round Trip Rome to Pompeii
, Mar 2019
I booked two vans for a day trip from Rome to Pompeii for my family of 10 people. It was the best decision I could have made. The drivers were fantastic and provided commentary along the way. Our lead driver even contacted the guide that had been booked and changed the meeting place to accommodate my use of a walker, then showed us where to have lunch. I highly recommend this company. We had an excellent experience.
It was a great trip to Pompeii. We...
, Sep 2018
It was a great trip to Pompeii. We truly enjoyed our visit outside of the City of Rome to get a chance to see some of the countryside. Thanks to Giorgio for getting us there and back to our hotel safely.
Our driver David was a lovely...
Helen F
, Feb 2018
Our driver David was a lovely person. He had to drive through some heavy rain but kept us amused along the way. On arrival in Pompeii Barbara was there to meet us and gave us a wonderful informative tour of the site. The place David suggested for lunch was excellent, the food and staff were so good. Great day all round.
There were 8 of us and we were...
, Jan 2018
There were 8 of us and we were driven in a spacious and clean MPV. Davide was our driver and gave us good insights of the surrounding areas on the way there and back. The local guide at Pompeii was knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting.
Driver and drive was wonderful...
, Dec 2017
Driver and drive was wonderful, Roberto was great! Also Santiago our guide in Pompeii was awesome. Would highly recommend this tour.

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