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Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome

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Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome

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Combine stunning Italian scenery with one of the country’s most fascinating historical sites on this private day trip from Rome to Positano and Pompeii with your own transport and driver. Start with the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological site of Pompeii for an exploration of its volcanic ruins. Then hit the Amalfi Coast to visit the seaside village of Positano, where you are free to enjoy its charms on your own. When booking, you have the option to include a guided tour of Pompeii; otherwise, explore the ruins independently.
  • Private day trip to Pompeii and Positano from Rome
  • Explore the well-preserved streets of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Browse elegant boutiques and stroll along the beautiful beach in Positano
  • Enjoy free time at each Amalfi Coast stop to sightsee at your own pace
  • Relax with private transport in an air-conditioned minivan
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide (if option selected)
Professional informative English-speaking driver
Private vehicle for the day
Flexible itinerary
Transport by air-conditioned sedan/minivan
Food and drinks
Entrance fee to Pompeii (15 euros approx.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is at your centrally hotel in Rome. Please provide us with the correct hotel information so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
After pickup at your Rome hotel by your professional driver, hop into your private minivan to start your day trip, which takes you south of the city into the region of Campania. During the drive to your first stop, catch a glimpse of the Abbey of Montecassino, a hilltop monastery.

When you arrive in Pompeii, pay your own entrance fee before heading inside, where you have ample time to take in the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79 that covered the ancient Roman city in ash and molten pumice, freezing the village in time. Depending on the option selected when booking, either explore the well-preserved streets on your own or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide who tells you about the Forum, thermal baths and other village features that were part of daily life for Pompeii residents.

Then continue your day trip along the winding Amalfi Coast to your final stop, Positano. Here, you have more free time to admire the pastel-colored houses that perch on the cliffs, shop in high-end boutiques, enjoy a drink or meal at a local eatery or take a walk on the beach. When your time is up, hop back in your minivan for the return drive to Rome for hotel drop-off.

Please note: If you prefer, the visit to Positano can be replaced with a visit to Sorrento. Coordinate before you travel with the local supplier; contact details are shown on your booking voucher.
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DriverinRome Transportation & Tours
This Private tour has been designed for guests who wish to enjoy an overview of the Amalfi coast, visit the picturesque village of Positano and explore Pompeii, which is the most important excavation site in the world. Meet your knowledgeable English speaking driver at your centrally located Rome hotel, then hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan (sedan) and journey south to Italy’s Campania region.
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Castelli Romani
Heading south exit rome and Drive past the Roman Castles. The so-called Roman Castles (Castelli Romani in Italian) are a group of comunes in the Metropolitan City of Rome. They are located a short distance south-east of the city of Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills, in the territory corresponding to the Old Latium.
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Abbazia di Montecassino
The city is best known as the site of the Abbey of Montecassino and the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in huge Allied and German casualties as well as the near total destruction of the town itself.
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Bay of Naples
It is a roughly 15-kilometer-wide gulf located along the south-western coast of Italy . It opens to the west into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered on the north by the cities of Naples and Pozzuoli, on the east by Mount Vesuvius, and on the south by the Sorrentine Peninsula and the main town of the peninsula, Sorrento. The Peninsula separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno, which includes the Amalfi coast.
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Vesuvius National Park
Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby, making it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world, as well as its tendency towards violent, explosive eruptions of the Plinian type.
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Pompeii Archaeological Park
Is the most-visited archaeological site in the world, due to its many and well-preserved ruins, left behind by a city buried in Vesuvius’s wake in the year 79 A.D. The ancient site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, an excellent repository of details on quotidian life during Antiquity. (Pay your entrance fee and then head inside to explore independently. Or, if you’ve upgraded, join up with an expert guide to begin your tour. Gain fascinating insight into the everyday life of the Imperial era as you stroll through the well-preserved streets, passing houses and public buildings that have been locked in time by the volcanic ash. See the ancient piazza and the impressive limestone columns of the Forum, where elections and other political and business events would have taken place during Roman times. Then, perhaps head to the thermal baths, where many of Pompeii’s inhabitants would have bathed and socialized. Marvel at the remains of the Teatro Grande, an impressive theater that once sat some 5,000 people, and stop by the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with eye-popping frescoes.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the northern coast of the Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Province of Salerno of southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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I love Positano home design
A picture postcard comes to life, a patchwork of flat and domed roofs and vine-covered stairways tumbling down to meet the gentle curve of beach. Enjoy time at leisure and explore this elegant spot with its designer botiques, shops and seaside cafes.Gaze in wonder at the white- and pastel-colored houses that slip down the mountainside. Then perhaps browse the designer boutiques, take a walk along the beach, or savor some delicious Italian cuisine at a seaside restaurant. Please note: The visit to Positano can be replaced with a visit to Sorrento, if you wish. Speak to the local supplier before you travel. When the time comes, join back up with your driver and relax on the return journey to Rome, where your day trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • A moderate amount of walking on uneven is involved
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • If you are not ready to depart at the assigned time , we cannot promise to fulfill the mentioned itinerary nor promise to extend the duration of the tour.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Your driver is not a licensed tour guide. Due to strict Italian laws and regulations in place to protect officially licensed guides, drivers can comment and explain attractions only from inside the vehicle. Drivers cannot elaborate on the attractions when they are outside of the vehicle.
  • This is a private service no one will join your party
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to high volume traffic in high season time spent in Positano or Pompeii might decrease
  • The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Driverinrome
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Pompeii and Positano Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips

  • "This was a long day but we thought it was worth it." See review
  • "Best experience from Rome especially if you have a limited amount of time to see Italy." See review


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Exceptional customer service
, Jul 2021
Absolutely amazing company I give them a 5 stars we had a very passionate driver and guide name Marco if he’s available request him
Perfect adventure with Marco and Driver in Rome!
, Feb 2020
Amazing day visiting 2 places we really wanted to see in Italy, but didn’t have a ton of time to spare. Our driver, Marco was fantastic! We couldn’t have had a better experience. He picked up our family of 7 outside our apartment in Rome at 7:30 am and drove us to Pompeii. All along the way he shared historical and cultural information about what we were seeing. He took us to the entrance gate of Pompeii and we had a few hours to walk around and explore. So incredible! Next we hopped back in the van and made the drive to Positano. Marco stopped for a few scenic views and near a juice stand with an incredible view. We enjoyed the freshly squeezed juice and bought some lovely oranges for the ride. Got some amazing photos as well. We traveled during the slow season, but Marco drove us into Positano. We were able to get some lunch overlooking the sea and even walk along the beach with our feet in the water. We bought a few souvenirs and met Marco back at the van for our ride back to Rome. Our family loved every minute of this adventure. Marco was very professional, but also warm and charming. He was incredibly accommodating to our requests and made the trip comfortable and fun. We looked into making the trip on our own with public transit or renting a car, but it wasn’t worth the time and cost. This excursion was very affordable and took out all of the worries of missing trains and busses. If we had driven the winding roads ourselves we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the views along the way (at least for the driver). Marco spoke excellent English but with a beautiful Italian accent. The van was spotless inside and out and very comfortable. The company, Driver in Rome, had excellent communication contacting us a few days before our trip to be sure we had all the details. We wouldn’t change a thing, except maybe staying a week on the Amalfi Coast to soak in a little more sun and culture. Loved it!!
Such a long but fun day!
, Dec 2019
We had so much fun on this trip down to Sorrento and Pompeii! The village of Sorrento was decorated for Christmas and I could of stayed all day! Pompeii was cool but we all wished we would of hired a guide for that...Our fault
Destination epic vs Driver arrogance
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed our day, but were very disappointed with the arrogance of our private driver, who refused to take us to Positano as we booked. He rushed our day for no reason as Pompeii is very close to the coast. We managed to demand changes as per our original itinerary, but for the money and promise of a whole day together the driver just wanted to get us back to Rome as quickly as possible - do this private trip but through a different driving company
2 travelers found this review helpful
Excellent service
, May 2019
Tour driver and tour guide at Pompeii were both knowledgeable and professional. I would unhesitatingly recommend the tour.
What an amazing day!
, Apr 2019
This was one of the highlights of our trip! Matteo, our driver, was incredible. Prompt, personable and helped customize the day for us based on our interests. Ida, our Pompeii tour guide helped bring the experience to life for our kids. I highly recommend this day trip from Rome!
Off-season travel to Italy
, Mar 2019
Three of us booked private transportation and a private tour guide to visit Pompeii and see the coast south of Naples in one enjoyable day excursion from Rome. The driver, Davide, was prompt and professional. Our tour guide in Pompeii, Santiago, was equally professional, extremely knowledgeable and allowed us to set the pace to tour Pompeii. Since we opted to spend more time exploring the excavations of Pompeii, our driver discussed our options for touring Positano. We decided, with his input, to pass on Positano, and visit Sorrento. The old town pedestrian area was touristy, but Davide provided us with tips where to eat, and advised we walk down to the beach. I'm glad we walked to the beach to soak in some sun. I can't imagine touring Pompeii and the Naples-Amalfi coast during peak summer tourist season. Going off-season on a sunny day was a perfect day trip from Rome.
Great day
, Oct 2018
This was a long day but we thought it was worth it. Our driver in Rome Alan was on time, pleasant, open to answering questions about the country, knowledgable, very patient as we hit unexpected traffic and the day ran long. He was delightful. Our tour guide Ida in Pompeii was amazing... also kind, pleasant and knowledgable. Great tour.
Best experience from Rome especially if...
Stephanie Q
, Sep 2018
Best experience from Rome especially if you have a limited amount of time to see Italy. Driver was very nice and informative and took us to very nice places along the coast. Pompeii is a must see too!
A wonderful day with our driver...
Bernadette M
, Sep 2018
A wonderful day with our driver Georgeio who provided us with lots of entertaining, informative conversation! Our guide in Pompeii was Barbara who was also extremely knowledgable. We certainly couldn't have had a better day trip!

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