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Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional)

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Overview

Travel from Rome to Pompeii on this independent day trip that provides you with convenient transportation so you don’t have to worry about how to get there. When you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, you are free to explore the ruins of the city at your own pace. You also have the option to upgrade to include access to the excavations and a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Independent day-trip to Pompeii from Rome
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort then tour Pompeii at your leisure
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel
  • Upgrade to access Pompeii’s excavations and enjoy a guided tour
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Return shuttle service from Rome to Pompeii
English speaking hostess on board
2-hour walking tour of the Pompeii excavations (if upgrade is selected)
Optional gratuity
Food and drinks
Via Cavour, 224 , Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Point: Central Rome Directions: Meeting point: Via Cavour 224 at the bus stop – nearest metro station: “Cavour” B LINE. Please remember to show up 20 minutes before the tour departure time. Dates: Seasonal March to November Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Return point: Returns to original departure point at approx. 7pm

7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your day trip starts as you board your coach or minibus in central Rome for the drive to Pompeii, one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites—a city frozen in a time capsule. An onboard host is available to answer any questions during the journey. Learn about Pompeii, which was destroyed by heavy volcanic ash in AD 79 when Mt. Vesuvius erupted, killing the residents of the city.

When you arrive, you are free to explore on your own until it’s time to return to Rome. Stroll down the ancient lanes, imagining what life was like here 2,000 years ago. Pass the limestone columns still standing along Via degli Augustali, and check out artifacts and ruins from the forum, thermal baths, temple, theater, and homes. All walking paths are marked with frescoes that depict scenes from daily life in Pompeii, which give context to what you’re seeing and help you find your way around.

Head back to your tour vehicle in the mid-afternoon for the drive back to Rome, where your day trip ends.

Optional excavations and tour upgrade: When booking, you have the option to include access to the excavations of Pompeii and a guided tour with an informative guide. This tour is limited to 25 people.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii - Parco Archeologico, Pompei, Italia
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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
  • OPERATED BY Nicom Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional)?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional)?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional).
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus Service & tour (optional)?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "For those who are in Rome and wish to visit Pompei but are short on time this is a good option." See review
  • "To get the best out of the experience, I would definitely recommend the optional English-language guided tour , important to know what you're looking at and any additional information." See review
  • "One word of advice: try to sit with no one behind you so you can tip your seat back." See review

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star-5
Memorable
Roberto_T
, Sep 2021
It’s very big with plenty of things to see, make sure to bring a hat it gets very hot, and there is no shade
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
History, archaeology, Old...
Mary_B
, Sep 2021
History, archaeology, Old culture and customs, life style and mistakes, one finds them all in Pompeii. A worthy trip. Recommended.
star-1
They don't offer what thery promiss!!!
Anne_P
, Aug 2021
They offer a bustrip, INCLUDING Pompeii ticket. But when we arrived in Pompeii we discovererd the tickets were NOT included. Our guide didn't want to help us, she said we were wrong. Only untill we showed her our vouchers en pressed her to help us, she called her agency. The agency promissed to pay the tickets back, but we didn't see any money yet.... They don't offer what they promiss, this is really a scam.... So we don't recommend this trip via Viator.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
The driver wasn't wearing...
Alain_A
, Aug 2021
The driver wasn't wearing a mask during the trip. We departed for Pompeii 15 minutes late, but the time for coming back to Rome was the same, so we lost that time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent!
Marija_L
, Jul 2021
We had a great time at this trip. Both of our guides, Catia - the bus guide, and Francesca - the Pompeii guide, were very interesting and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend this tour, you will find out a bunch of new information about ancient Pompeii and the life of old Romans.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Terrible waste of money!!
Bianca_D
, Aug 2020
Unfortunately this tour was a waste of time, money and a waste of our final day in Rome. Even worse Enjoy Rome, the tour company showed absolutely no remorse what so ever. We had to meet at the pick up location at 7:10am for the drive to Pompeii and we arrived at 10.30am. When we arrived at 10.30am we were told our tour did not start until 12pm and until then we had to wait outside the front gates, in the heat and could not go inside. After waiting until 12pm our tour guide led us to the front entrance, where although we had paid for priority entrance tickets we had to wait a further 1hr 15 mins to get inside the front gate in 37° weather. We had been at Pompeii for just short of 3 hours before we even got inside, using up the time that we actually got to spend inside that we had paid for. Though we had upgraded for our ticket + a 2 hour tour, the people that also travelled with the same company but not purchased the upgrade were able to buy their ticket upon arrival and enter Pompeii at 10.30am as soon as we arrived, so essentially we paid more for a lot less. Once we finally got inside and our 2 hour tour started, it finished in 1.5 hours instead of 2. By this point we had been in the sun outside for 3 hours waiting and for 1.5 hours inside and were extremely disappointed in our experience having not seen hardly any of the Pompeii highlights. At this point it was actually the time we were supposed to be leaving Pompeii on our Enjoy Rome bus back fo Rome but we had barely seen anything inside. I contacted the company who let us take 1 hour longer though we couldn’t stay this full time as it was our last evening and we had dinner reservations in Rome so we were then forced to run around in the heat to try to see the things our guide hadn’t shown us (even though she ended our tour 30mins earlier than we paid for). Once arriving back to Rome we missed our dinner reservation at the restaurant we had waited all holiday to go to due to arriving back to Rome late. Enjoy Rome showed no remorse and thought that because they offered us 1 hour extra in Pompeii it made up for our 3 hour wait outside, the fact our tour finished 30 minutes earlier than it should have AND we then missed our dinner reservation. Not just this but we saw hardly any of Pompeii. Had they been more organised from the very beginning and not booked us on a 12pm tour when we arrived so much earlier, the entire day would have flowed much better. Terrible service and attitude shown by the staff afterwards and not a care for the experience we had. Would NOT recommend to anyone - save your money for a better company or walk around without a tour guide as the entire thing was a joke and a total waste of money and time!! If I could give 0/5 stars I would.
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Pleasant trip!
Edward C
, Nov 2019
Great value for money. I would recommend just taking the transport rather than the guided tour. Catia was our bus guide and she was very knowledgeable and friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Overpriced
Ruth P
, Oct 2019
While the bus was comfortable and the guide was friendly the trip is far too expensive for what you get. They also really push you to upgrade for a guided tour which is €40 per person on top of the expense of the journey... I would highly recommend using the train to save yourself some money!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Pompei
908maryaliceb
, Sep 2019
The guide on the bus and the guide for the tour were both very personable, giving time in the area and answering questions. Knowledgable about the site
star-5
Worth the investment
elfmama
, Sep 2019
The meeting place was really gross and smelled of vomit and garbage. From there, it could only get better, which fortunately it did. Katia was excellent but not too talkative, the stops were clean with many bathrooms and average priced drinks and snacks. Pompeii itself was incredible, as always. The tour guide there (we upgraded to the guided tour) was very personable and good. Although it was hot, water was plentiful and free from the fountains so we managed well. One word of advice: try to sit with no one behind you so you can tip your seat back. I tried, but the people behind me (whose seats were fully reclined) said "No no! Is too much!!!" when I tried to recline a little.
star-4
Comfortable trip.
Linda_W
, Jul 2019
Great information and very comfortable bus. Need to have Pompeii maps to hand out. Rest stop was nice.
star-5
Pompeii day trip
107Chris
, Jul 2019
I recently went on the Rome to Pompeii shuttle bus and independent day trip with Viator. I can completely recommend this option. It was perfect for our family (we have 3 young kids) and doing an independent tour was also ideal given our kids' ages (all 3 are younger than 10). In the Pompeiian heat in July, they wouldn't have been able to manage a 2-hour guided tour. We did a bit of research in advance and were able to hit the main sites in Regios 6 and 7, which I recommend. Overall, this a really good, cost-effective option for families!
star-3
Pompeii trip
Celine S
, Jun 2019
The bus ride was a smooth ride, easy...the guide could have provided us with more information along the ride....
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Good Option If You Are Short on Time
Edward W
, May 2019
For those who are in Rome and wish to visit Pompei but are short on time this is a good option. Pompei is well worth visiting. The only downside of this tour is that most of the day is spent in transit to and from Pompei leaving about 3 1/2 hours to visit the site. I opted for the guided tour. Although the guide was knowledgeable the tour moved slowly leaving only an hour for independent exploration of the site. I would recommend the tour if you are in Rome and are short on time. But weigh the fact that you will only be at Pompei for only about 3 1/2 hours and if you take the guided tour you will probably be left with an hour to explore the park.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A trip to the past.
Maps716032
, Apr 2019
The trip was a blast, got pick up at a designated location. Took a 3 hour ride on a air conditioner bus with very comfortable seats. The English giude was very friendly and knowledgeable of the trip down to Pompeii. Would do it again and would recommend.
star-5
Wow. It was amazing. The bus service...
Jason.dawson
, Aug 2018
Wow. It was amazing. The bus service was efficient and the optional upgrade to a guided tour was breathtaking. Francesco was very informative, knowledgeable and very funny. It was a great tour and would highly recommend it for anyone who goes to Rome. In a word, unbelievable.
star-5
We had a fantastic time on this day...
Coleen T
, Aug 2018
We had a fantastic time on this day trip from Rome to Pompeii. Taking the bus allowed us to see some of Italys beautiful country side and have all afternoon in Pompeii. We met at 7 am in Rome and departed at 7:30 am for Pompeii. Our guide Claudia started providing us with tons of history and fun facts the minute we boarded the bus. On the way we saw beautiful fields of blooming poppies, the Apennine Mountains, farms and even part of the Appian Way which starts outside of Rome. About half way we took a short break for using the restroom and having refreshments. This was just enough time. As we approached Pompeii we could see Mt. Vesuvius looming in the background and the coast to our right. When we arrived, Claudia guided us to our starting point and we met our English speaking Pompeii guide Barbara. Pompeii is a very large and busy area. Our guides always made it clear about when and where we needed to meet them. Barbara guided us through the streets of Pompeii. She was extremely informative, witty, and kind. During the 2 hour guided portion of the tour we saw a bakery with the wood stove and grain grinder fully intact. It was amazing. The fire wood oven looked as new as one in a local restaurant. In another area we saw mummified and plaster infused shapes. One shape was a woman covering her face at the moment of her death. We also saw a man, a dog, and a baby. There were statues and intact pottery vases. We saw multiple frescoes. We walked along the stone streets of Pompeii where the people, animals, and carts would have done the same 2000 years ago. The organization and planning of the city were amazingly sophisticated. There were crosswalks and water pipes leading to fountains, and baths, and houses. We saw mosaic entry ways. It is a massive area and there is no way to see everything in an afternoon. We did have enough time to get a sense of the place and saw enough to understand the significance of its history. When we finished the guided portion of the tour, Barbara was very helpful in guiding us to how we might spend the last hour seeing Pompeii. On the bus ride back to Rome, Claudia spoke with each of us about our time so far in Italy and what we might do in the next couple of days. She offered suggestions on what sites we might enjoy in and around Rome. I was so impressed by her kindness and passion. Claudia could have simply relaxed and slept on the bus ride back to Rome, but she did not. She took a personal interest in each one of us and how to make our time in Italy even more enjoyable. Both of our guides were extremely charming, kind, and informative. They were the perfect guides to have on our adventure to Pompeii. Grazie mille!
star-4
A budget-friendly excursion from...
Edward_E
, Jul 2018
A budget-friendly excursion from Rome to Pompeii. To get the best out of the experience, I would definitely recommend the optional English-language guided tour -- important to know what you're looking at and any additional information. A good day trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent tour. Our guide Claudia...
john m
, Jul 2018
Excellent tour. Our guide Claudia really made this trip pointing out the appian way to monte casino naples capri and so much more. All this before we got to pompeii Thank you
star-1
no show
frances_m
, Jul 2018
tour operator failed to show, waited from 6:30 am to 7:45 am at designated spot. Wasted day of time in Rome, out $170 . After threatening to post on Yelp, Viator did refund me, so some consolation, but will not ever book again

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