Pompeii Express Tour from Rome by High-Speed Train

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Squeeze a trip to Pompeii into your Rome vacation, and discover its world-famous archaeological digs on an express half-day trip. After leaving the capital via a fast train to Naples, jump on a coach to Pompeii. Once there, spend two hours at the UNESCO-listed site, and learn about the volcanic eruption that buried — and preserved — Pompeii for centuries. Before your return to Rome, enjoy an extra perk: a visit to a Roman ‘domus’ where, typically, the town’s more affluent residents lived.
  • Relax in the knowledge that your travel logistics are prearranged
  • Enjoy a meet-and-greet with a local host at both Rome and Naples train stations
  • Tour the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO-listed site
  • Learn about the Mt Vesuvius eruption, which buried Pompeii for centuries

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers the chance to see inside a restored Roman domus, an ancient manor house that not only served as a family home, but also as a place to do business or worship. The visit offers a snapshot into the home life of wealthy Romans, which many other Pompeii tours miss.

Round-trip train transport from Rome to Naples
Round-trip coach transport from Naples to Pompeii
Walking tour of Pompeii
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza dei Cinquecento, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Meet a host at Rome Termini station to receive your train tickets. Then, hop aboard your high-speed train to Naples Central Station, where you arrive after just an hour. Meet your local guide as you leave the train, and swap your mode of transport to an air-conditioned coach for the short shuttle to Pompeii. On arrival at the site, head straight inside the ruins with your skip-the-line ticket, and learn about the site — past and present — from your guide. Easily one of the world’s most famous digs, Pompeii holds a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its incredibly preserved ruins — the entire town was frozen beneath a sea of volcanic pumice stone and ash for centuries. Explore streets flanked with monuments, fossils and ruins, and see the sights that offer an insight into life in a bustling ancient town. A highlight is your visit to a domus, which would have once been the dwelling of an upper-class Roman family. See how Pompeii’s most influential people would have lived, and admire the vivid frescoes of gods, beasts and landscapes that bedeck the different rooms. When your 2-hour tour ends, take a break to enjoy a cup of coffee at your own expense, or perhaps shop for souvenirs at the site’s gift shop. Then, return to the prearranged point to reboard your coach, and travel back to Naples. Finally, board your train to finish your experience at Rome Termini station in the early afternoon.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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