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Ruins of Pompeii & Vesuvius Volcano
Full Day Trip from Rome
Scheduled Tour

  • This is the only day trip from Rome that brings you up to the top of Mt. Vesuvius where you can hike to the crater with a fantastic view of the bay of Naples below.
  • This is an all-inclusive day trip – you need not think about lunch or entrance fees. Just relax and enjoy the day!
  • Groups are limited to 25 people per guide.

Discover Pompeii and the still active Volcano that brought the bustling Roman city to its terrible end in this exclusive day trip from Rome to Pompeii & Vesuvius.

After a comfortable transfer from Rome on an air-conditioned coach, we begin our day high above the city and bay of Naples – on the ridge of the crater of the famous Mount Vesuvius. Infamous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD, Vesuvius has erupted many times since – and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people living in its immediate vicinity and the volcano’s tendency towards explosive eruptions. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano, and are visible on the winding road up to the top. From the parking area, it is a 20 minute upward hike to the crater through soft volcanic ash and pumice – and the view from the top is well worth the while.

After our adventurous morning we’ll take a leisurely lunch break, where you can experience the world-famous pizza Naples is known for.
When you are ready to go – it’s on to the highlight of the day: Pompeii. Sitting in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius, the now ruined city of Pompeii was a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences, restaurants, gyms and brothels.

Walk Pompeii’s main streets just as the ancient Romans did – the stones are still worn with tracks from the drawn carriages that tread them nearly 2000 years ago. We’ll visit the forum, the center of Pompeii’s political and social life, as well as view the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the catastrophic eruption that destroyed the city – freezing forever in time their last second of life.

Join us on this comprehensive and fascinating tour of Pompeii & the powerful Volcano that destroyed it and discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to shock and fascinate the 2.6 million people who venture here each year.

Public Pricing
  • 129,00 euro per adult
  • 119,00 euro per child (4-14)
  • Infants up to 3 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation.

Sites Visited

  • Vesuvius ‘Great Crater’, Pompeii


  • 12-13 hours

Operating Days

  • Sun, Tue, Th

Blackout Dates

  • December 25, May 1


  • Yearly April 1-October 31
  • All transportation
  • Ticket & reservation fees for Vesuvius & Pompeii
  • Expert English Speaking Guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch (includes Napolitan Pizza & a drink)


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Meeting Time

  • 07:15 AM

Departure Time

  • 07:30 AM

Meeting Point

  • In the center of the square “Piazza del Popolo” – Metro Line A – Flaminio. At the fountain with the lions and obelisk.
  • This tour must meet minimum numbers to depart. Contact up to 72 hours before your departure time to reconfirm that the tour will be running as usual.
Important Notes
  • Note: In rare cases of inclement weather, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. If this is the case an extended tour of Pompeii will be provided to our guests.
  • This service ends around 07:30PM at the square Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
  • The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius is optional and requires a good level of general fitness to complete. The hike is uphill at a 14 degree angle and 20 minutes long (about 1 mile). The hike is prevalently on soft ground, adequate footwear is recommended. Those who choose may remain at the parking area and enjoy the views.
  • Temperatures on the Volcano may be a bit lower than temperatures on the ground, a sweater or light jacket is recommended, especially outside of the summer months.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.
  • This tour must meet minimum numbers to depart. Call Dark Rome Tours up to 72 hours before your departure time to reconfirm that the tour will be running as usual.

Redemption Policies

  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.