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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $75.38

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Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompeii on this 12-hour independent tour from Rome and enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach. A great way to arrange your do-it-yourself tour of Pompeii, this simple round-trip shuttle service takes you from central Rome right to the heart of ancient Pompeii. Travel in comfort and explore independently, or upgrade your tour to include access to Pompeii’s excavations and a 2-hour guided tour.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Excellent value for money
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Depart from central Rome by air-conditioned coach in the morning and travel out of the city on the 3.5-hour journey to Pompeii. As you travel, enjoy reading the books and leaflets on Pompeii (provided) and perhaps plan your route through the ancient UNESCO-listed site.

Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted on a summer's day here in the year 79AD, covering the town and its many inhabitants in thick layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii has been locked in a time capsule ever since, and the artefacts and buildings on display offer insight into life here almost 2,000 years ago. Today, Pompeii is widely considered to be one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world — a vibrant, well-preserved and accessible destination offering a fascinating look back to an ancient Italian civilization.

Wander from mosaic to monument and temple to theater as you explore Pompeii independently, and marvel at the site’s strong sense of history. Admire the town’s ancient Forum and thermal baths, where Pompeii’s many residents would have played out their days before the eruption.

Stroll along Via degli Augustali, past the age-old limestone columns still standing, and perhaps pose for photographs in front of the centuries-old scenery. To help you navigate your way around, all paths begin and end with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from daily life in ancient Pompeii.

Upgrade your tour to gain access to Pompeii’s fascinating excavations and enjoy a 2-hour tour in a group of no more than 25 people, with personalized attention from your guide.

In the mid-afternoon, hop back aboard your air-conditioned coach for the journey back to central Rome where your Rome to Pompeii independent day tour will come to an end.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Rome
Departure Time:
12 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approx. 7pm

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7:30am Standard Tour
Code: EN0730

Standard departure to Pompeii and Independent day trip

USD $75.38
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7:30am: Upgrade Tour

Pompeii and Independent day trip gaining access to the Pompeii excavations plus a 2-hour tour with an English-speaking guide

USD $114.18
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Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip


  • Return shuttle service from Rome to Pompeii
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach or mini bus for small groups
  • English speaking hostess on board the shuttle
  • Pompeii books on board for you to read and learn about the sites
  • Entrance fee to the Pompeii excavations (if upgrade is selected)
  • 2-hour walking tour of the Pompeii excavations (if upgrade is selected)
  • All entrance fees
  • Optional gratuity
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking.
  • There is no toilet onboard the bus, however a 10 - 15 minute stop is made en route.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • It is not possible to stay overnight in Pompeii and return to Rome the following day as shuttle services do not run daily.

Please note:
This tour requires a minimum number of 15 people to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided with an alternative date or receive a full refund.

  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge
  • Child prices are applicable for children aged 6 - 12 years
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Gloria1329, October 2016

This was a highlight of our 5 day trip to Rome. Claudia and Fabio were excellent guide/driver. The additional 2 hour guided tour with Brunella was also excellent!

Reviewed by: Myles M, September 2016

Delivered on what it promised. A nice coach ride from the center of Rome to the Pompeii ruins and then organised entrance, with an informative two hour tour and then two-three hours spare to wander around. The experience is one not to be missed and free of the usual hucksterism of cameo shops and other shopping and food locations designed to part the eager traveler from his/her money.