Pompeii and Amalfi
— Private Tour from Rome by Car
Go on a day trip from Rome and take a private tour of Pompeii & the Highlights of the Amalfi Coast. Travel through time from the best-preserved Ancient Roman town in the world, to the most beautiful towns in modern Italy: Positano and Sorrento.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Rome at X and this full-day trip will last approximately 10 hours.
Experience history and culture first-hand on one of our Amalfi Coast and Pompeii private tours, to see these magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites in comfort and leisure.
A Private Tour of Pompeii to Remember
The market town of Pompeii is regarded as the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, and at the size of a whopping 66 Colosseums, it’s easy to miss the sights if you take a tour without an experienced guide.
Our local guide has a background in Roman history, and he will breathe life into this ghost town so its treasures appear before your eyes.
Get inside the daily life of this bustling port town on this Pompeii tour, to learn about the triumphs and tragedies of the town before all changed with the horrific eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Experience Roman culture at the height of its achievements on this day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast. In Pompeii, see the theatres where rich and poor alike went to watch the tragedies, comedies, and poets. Visit a Roman villa and see the frescoes on the walls inside, that have survived the test of time and dazzle in sparkling color, even today. Note the delicate mosaics of marble and lava rock on the floor – a cruel irony, as these tiles, used to decorate the homes of Pompeii, hid the secret of Mount Vesuvius’ destructive power in plain sight.
Our private tour of Pompeii will take you down the main streets and bring the largest Roman port in Campania to life. Our guide will point out ancient graffiti, crudely drawn in support of political parties or gossip about local women. Almost smell the bread that wafts from the bakeries, as slaves run to collect the morning bread for their masters.
Picture toga-clad men stopping for their lunch on a break from the law courts, to take a glass of wine, cheese, bread and meat from one of the many fast-food shops that still fill the town. Experience the height of their cultural life in the forum, where temples to the Gods line the main square, and learn about their sinful side in the local brothel. If you are travelling with children and want to miss a visit to the brothel, we will happily accommodate you – just contact us!
We can thank Vesuvius’ eruption of AD79 for Pompeii, the most perfect and best-preserved Roman town in the world. However, for the citizens of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the eruption was nothing but a cruel tragedy. Life would have gone on as normal on that bright October day, until one o’clock in the afternoon, when Vesuvius’ crater spewed forth molten lava and hot ash. The people of Pompeii died where they lay, and are now perfectly preserved in plaster, so we can pay witness to the fear and vulnerability of their final moments.
See the Highlights of the Amalfi Coast on A Day Trip from Rome
Our expert tour guide will take you on a walking tour through the town of Positano. Work your way down winding cobbled streets toward the beach – one of only three of its kind on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the delightful smell of lemons in the air. Those from the Amalfi coast are very proud of their lemons and particularly their limoncello – you cannot visit Positano without trying this delightful beverage!
Learn about the strange mythology and exhilarating history of this excessively beautiful town, which has entranced almost all its visitors, including Ernest Hemingway and Sophia Loren. Pink, orange and white houses are stacked on top of each other, balanced on the steep cliff-face leaning toward the sea.
Finally, take the magnificent drive down the Amalfi Coast road to Sorrento. From there, you will stop at a Panoramic Viewing platform to see the town, with its orange houses and cobbled streets, stacked above the azure sea.
Join our day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
… And see the region of Campania in all its glory. Relax in a comfortable car, with private driver and AC. Our erudite guide will enlighten you with the magnificent history of this unique region. Enjoy historical wonders, natural ones, great food and great views on this memorable private tour.