Ruins of Pompeii & Stunning Sorrento Coastline: Day Trip by High-Speed Train

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

In the same way that Rome wasn’t built in a day, many believe Pompeii can’t be seen in a day. Well, this isn’t true. This day trip from Rome not only takes in the ancient ruins of Pompeii, but it includes nearby Sorrento at the start of the UNESCO World Heritage Amalfi Coast. This small-group experience, with transport by high-speed train, is limited to just 15 people.
  • Pompeii and Sorrento day trip from Rome by high-speed train
  • Enjoy skip-the-line admission to Pompeii and explore the ancient sites on a guided tour
  • Visit the newly opened domus of Pompeii and bask before the beautiful frescoes and mosaics
  • Sip a delicious Limoncello at a guided tasting at the most famous shop in Sorrento
  • Learn of the city’s history and make the most of free to explore the colorful alleyways of Sorrento
  • Groups are limited to 15 people, making sure you receive unparalleled personalized attention

Professional guide
Guided tour of Pompeii
Audio-headset in Pompeii
Limoncello tasting
Small group tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza dei Cinquecento, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Roma Termini, Piazza dei Cinquecento, 1, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Make your own way to Piazza dei Cinquecento to meet your guide for the day. Then, hop aboard your train for the high-speed journey to Naples, and then continue by transfer to Pompeii. Bypass the entrance lines and head straight inside with your skip-the-line ticket to explore the archaeological digs.

Your tour takes in the streets around the ancient town as well as the domus of Pompeii—a site to which your group has exclusive access. Learn about Pompeii’s upper-class gentry who lived in these houses as you wander around.

Enjoy a break to shop for keepsakes and perhaps a snack, and then relax on the journey to nearby Sorrento: gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Sip the local limoncello, the popular southern Italian liqueur, and hear tales of Sorrentine culture and history from your guide as you explore artisan shops in the town.

Make the most of some free time for lunch, and then later, at a prearranged time, return to Rome by high-speed train.
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Just an hour after departing Rome by high speed train, your local guide will greet you on the platform in Naples. From here it’s a short trip in a plush private bus to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii, a once-bustling port city buried for hundreds of years under a blanket of volcanic ash. A specially licensed Pompeii guide will take you on a 2-hour tour of this fascinating archaeological site. With homes and places of work all frozen in time, just as they were when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and annihilated the city, it’s an incredible window into ordinary Italian life centuries ago.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Sorrento Coast
After a short break for coffee and souvenir shopping, the bus will take you to Sorrento, gateway to the dazzling Amalfi Coast. On the way, your local guide will fill you in on the seaside city’s history as a prime vacation spot for Roman Emperors and offer tips on how to spend your time in town. Wander the ancient alleys and check out the local shops or relax in a café and enjoy the view out over the peaceful Bay of Naples. Then rejoin your guide to sample some locally produced limoncello and learn how this sweet liqueur is produced. You’ll be back in Rome in time to enjoy the evening, enriched with the vitality of the Italian coastal life and its evolution over time.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Water, sunscreen and hat are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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