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Pompeii - Day Trips from Rome

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome by Fast Train to Naples and Car Service

Discover the marvels of the city frozen in time on an unforgettable day trip to Pompeii from Rome

TOUR DETAILS

all inclusive price

DURATION

2.5 hours

OVERVIEW

Embark on a fascinating journey into the past and unlock the mysteries of a city frozen in time on our special Pompeii day trip from Rome. In the company of an expert archaeologist, you’ll walk through the eerily abandoned streets of the ancient city that was buried in lava and choking ash one fateful day in 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius still looms threateningly over the archaeological site today, providing a spectacular backdrop for one of the most exciting experiences in all of travel. Discover it with us and relive the dark events that paradoxically preserved the city at the very moment of its destruction.

You’ll start the day by hopping on a fast train from Rome to Naples, which takes just over an hour. From there a driver will pick you up and take you and your guide to the archaeological site to begin your Pompeii tour. Wandering through Pompeii’s maze of streets still paved with ancient flagstones and rutted by the wheels of Roman chariots, you’ll get an incredible sense of what life was really like in antiquity.

In the company of your private expert guide, you’ll visit all the highlights of ancient Pompeii. We only work with highly qualified guides specially chosen for their storytelling abilities, capable of bringing the ruins dramatically to life. Visit the massive Forum and learn about Roman religion in magnificent temples; discover what the ancients ate as you pick your way through bakeries and fast food restaurants, and find out what they did for fun in the city’s baths, brothels and theatres. Exploring opulent houses decorated with fabulous frescoes and mosaics meanwhile, you’ll gain a unique insight into domestic life in antiquity. Perhaps most interestingly of all, you’ll also have the chance to set eyes upon the plaster casts that captured the citizens of the doomed city at the moment of their demise, giving a personal face to this distant tragedy.

After your 2.5 hours in-depth tour comes to a close, your driver will take you back to the train station in Naples in time for your return train to Rome. Our office will take care of all the details, including train tickets and skip-the-lines access to the archaeological site of Pompeii at your preferred time - meaning that all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your tour. Train tickets, local car service, guide and entrance tickets to the site are all included in the price of the tour. We have carefully optimised this itinerary both for cost-effectiveness and time, meaning you’ll the most out of your experience. Reserve your private Pompeii day trip from Rome with Through Eternity today!

Discover the imposing ruins of Pompeii

25 August 79 AD: it’s the dawn of a hot day, when Mount Vesuvius explodes and destroys Pompeii in an instant. The streets of Pompeii are filled with molten ash and lava. Trees and buildings are buried for centuries. Some people are lucky and manage to flee. Those left behind die where they fall, petrified for all eternity.

Our Pompeii day trip from Rome by fast train is the perfect opportunity to discover the destiny of Pompeii, and the daily life of its people. Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, but buried underneath the blanket of lava, countless remnants were preserved. Findings include statues of the gods, oil lamps, jewellery, furniture, and even a lovers’ last kiss. As you explore Pompeii on your private tour, you’ll hear the story of one of the greatest tragedies in history, experiencing first hand the places where the events actually took place.

To truly understand Pompeii, however, we must journey even further back in time - before the tragic events of 79 AD. On your day trip to Pompeii from Rome, you will walk through the streets of Pompeii with your private guide, exploring through the streets, villas, bars and baths that were once bustling with life. You’ll gain a deeper insight into the daily lives of the Pompeians, discovering another side to this fascinating chapter of Roman history.

Our private walking tour of Pompeii

The huge archaeological site of Pompeii can seem overwhelming, especially for a first-time visitor. But with the help of your passionate personal guide, an expert on the history of Pompeii and in most cases an archaeologist, you will make sense of Pompeii. During your Pompeii walking tour you’ll get to see the most famous temples and villas as well as some intriguing lesser-known sites, which tend to be overlooked by most visitors.

During your Pompeii day trip from Rome you’ll learn about both public and private aspects of daily life in Pompeii, through your exploration of the city’s atmospheric ruins. We will start with a visit to the large, well-preserved amphitheatre, the perfect chance to learn about public entertainment in Roman times, including gladiator fights and drama. The crowds that gathered to watch the spectacles came from all ranks of society, and there was often conflict between rival groups of fans. A riot broke out during one infamous gladiatorial fight, leading to the closure of the amphitheatre for a decade.

When you discover famous temples you’ll learn about the mysteries of Roman religion, including cults, funerary rites and the nature of superstitions. The ruins of the temples are impressive in themselves, but the explanations of your personal guide will enrich the experience, revealing the secrets of Roman religion and rituals. On your Pompeii walking tour you’ll also learn about other aspects of its daily life, as you visit the bars, brothels and bathhouses of Pompeii.

Many of Pompeii’s inhabitants were wealthy art-lovers, as you’ll discover when you explore the ruins of their opulent villas, with their large gardens and decorated courtyards. Visiting these atmospheric houses gives us a fascinating glimpse of the lives and artistic tastes of their owners.

Your personal guide will discuss the different interpretations of frescoes and mosaics, enriching your understanding of religious rituals and the civilization of Pompeii.

  • This is a completely private tour, so you will have a personal guide just for you and your party.
  • Skip the line Entrance Tickets
  • Train tickets from Rome and back
  • Car service from Naples to Pompeii and back

Classic sights included in our itinerary:

  • The Baths
  • The shops
  • The Houses
  • The Forum
  • The Temples

Full details will be provided on booking.

Our walking tour of Pompeii goes through a large archeological site with uneven surfaces. We recommend comfortable shoes.

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Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for Rome's inspiring cultural heritage. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!

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