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Ruins of Pompeii & Stunning Sorrento Coastline: Day Trip by High-Speed Train

Ruins of Pompeii & Stunning Sorrento Coastline: Day Trip by High-Speed Train

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In the same way that Rome wasn’t built in a day, many believe Pompeii can’t be seen in a day. Well, this isn’t true. This day trip from Rome not only takes in the ancient ruins of Pompeii, but it includes nearby Sorrento at the start of the UNESCO World Heritage Amalfi Coast. This small-group experience, with transport by high-speed train, is limited to just 15 people.
  • Pompeii and Sorrento day trip from Rome by high-speed train
  • Enjoy skip-the-line admission to Pompeii and explore the ancient sites on a guided tour
  • Visit the newly opened domus of Pompeii and bask before the beautiful frescoes and mosaics
  • Sip a delicious Limoncello at a guided tasting at the most famous shop in Sorrento
  • Learn of the city’s history and make the most of free to explore the colorful alleyways of Sorrento
  • Groups are limited to 15 people, making sure you receive unparalleled personalized attention
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Guided tour of Pompeii
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Limoncello tasting
Small group tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Piazza dei Cinquecento , Piazza dei Cinquecento, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

At Piazza dei Cinquecento, facing the main entrance of the Termini train station, the meeting point is located on the far left just outside the entrance. Your City Wonders coordinator will be wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.

7:15 AM
Roma Termini , Via Giovanni Giolitti, 40, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Make your own way to Piazza dei Cinquecento to meet your guide for the day. Then, hop aboard your train for the high-speed journey to Naples, and then continue by transfer to Pompeii. Bypass the entrance lines and head straight inside with your skip-the-line ticket to explore the archaeological digs.

Your tour takes in the streets around the ancient town as well as the domus of Pompeii—a site to which your group has exclusive access. Learn about Pompeii’s upper-class gentry who lived in these houses as you wander around.

Enjoy a break to shop for keepsakes and perhaps a snack, and then relax on the journey to nearby Sorrento: gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Sip the local limoncello, the popular southern Italian liqueur, and hear tales of Sorrentine culture and history from your guide as you explore artisan shops in the town.

Make the most of some free time for lunch, and then later, at a prearranged time, return to Rome by high-speed train.
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Just an hour after departing Rome by high speed train, your local guide will greet you on the platform in Naples. From here it’s a short trip in a plush private bus to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii, a once-bustling port city buried for hundreds of years under a blanket of volcanic ash. A specially licensed Pompeii guide will take you on a 2-hour tour of this fascinating archaeological site. With homes and places of work all frozen in time, just as they were when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and annihilated the city, it’s an incredible window into ordinary Italian life centuries ago.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sorrento Coast
After a short break for coffee and souvenir shopping, the bus will take you to Sorrento, gateway to the dazzling Amalfi Coast. On the way, your local guide will fill you in on the seaside city’s history as a prime vacation spot for Roman Emperors and offer tips on how to spend your time in town. Wander the ancient alleys and check out the local shops or relax in a café and enjoy the view out over the peaceful Bay of Naples. Then rejoin your guide to sample some locally produced limoncello and learn how this sweet liqueur is produced. You’ll be back in Rome in time to enjoy the evening, enriched with the vitality of the Italian coastal life and its evolution over time.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Water, sunscreen and hat are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ruins of Pompeii & Stunning Sorrento Coastline: Day Trip by High-Speed Train?
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 social distancing policy during Ruins of Pompeii & Stunning Sorrento Coastline: Day Trip by High-Speed Train?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "Unfortunately, traffic prevented us from having much time in Sorrento, but that is something you just can't control." See review


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Pompei and Sorrento Small Group tour
Romaine B
, Nov 2019
Although the weather was rainy for most of the trip, this was one of the most memorable tours I took from Rome. We were met at the main train terminal in Rome by our host, who directed us to the proper track in the busy station. He saw us onto the train safely. The train was very clean, and the ride was smooth, with lovely countryside views, and arrived on time. Our local tour guide, Vincenzio ('Enzio'), escorted us to our large bus (even though our group was very small), where we had plenty of room to stretch out. Enzio is from Naples, and related fascinating stories of the city. He turned us over to another experienced guide for the Pompei tour, which was fabulous. Without the detailed knowledge of the guide, we would not have experienced the full impact of life in Pompei before the eruption. We were then joined once again with Enzio, and got on the bus for a 45-minute drive to Sorrento, where we had lunch at a lovely restaurant overlooking the city. Enzio showed us a couple of special shops with outstanding products, including a cameo shop that had been run by the same family for 3 generations, and a delicious lemon shop with the best limoncello ever. We had over an hour of free time to browse the other shops and even dip our toes into the Mediterranean See on the beach. This is the only way to go for your Pompei tour, even though it is more expensive than most (because of the train ride, which took just over an hour - less than half as long as driving would have been). The expertise of our guides and bus driver was worth every penny.
Best Tour Guide in Pompeii
, Sep 2019
Nicola was the best guide we could have ever imagined for our tour in Pompeii. He was born in Pompeii and has been a guide for 51 years. So knowledgeable and passionate. It was an amazing experience. Unfortunately, traffic prevented us from having much time in Sorrento, but that is something you just can't control.
Awesome Tour! Loved it!
, Aug 2019
Cesare was a great guide. He did an awesome job teaching us about Naples, Sorrento and Pompeii. We enjoyed ourselves and had an amazing trip! Thank You!
Great experience .
, Jun 2019
Guides were great. The place amazing. Would recommend to see and experience. Enjoyed the place history.
Perfect Day Trip
Erin M
, Jul 2018
City Wonders guides did an amazing job! Pompeii was fascinating and Sorrento was gorgeous! Highly recommend!
Great tour, well organized. Also...
, Nov 2017
Great tour, well organized. Also, the train journey saves a lot of time. The ruins os Pompeii are amazing and Sorrento is beautiful, and gives us a taste of the Amalfi coast. We had lunch overlooking the bay of Naples!
A totally delightful day! Every detail...
, Oct 2017
A totally delightful day! Every detail was attened to and ran right on time.
I actually signed up for the Pompeii...
Sergeant Rock
, Oct 2017
I actually signed up for the Pompeii and Amalfi Coast tour. Somehow I was scheduled on this tour. I discovered it that morning at the RR station in Rome. Since the tours were traveling to Naples and then to Pompeii together before they parted ways, and since the Amalfi tour was only half full. I asked to be transferred. They said it wouldn't work because the Amalfi tour took longer and they were booked on a later train and they couldn't transfer the tickets. I asked if I independently bought tickets on the later train could I change. They said no because there wasn't time before the bus left to see if tickets were available. Sorrento was beautiful, we had lunch looking over the sea, and the lemon shop was great. I had a very good time, but I was counting on the Amalfi tour.
Excellent trip to Pompeii and...
JoAnn V
, Aug 2017
Excellent trip to Pompeii and Sorrento. Our guide, Ches, was fantastic. The train ride and bus was very comfortable. The guide in Rome was right on time and was very helpful in getting our group to the train. Ches met us in Napoli and we quickly got on the air conditioned bus to Pompeii. The Pompeii guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. Sorrento was beautiful and we enjoyed a nice lunch and tour of the town.
Great day trip. I would highly...
Shauna W
, Aug 2017
Great day trip. I would highly recommend. Great tour of Pompei. Guides very knowledgeable and friendly. Sorrento lovely and an afternoon is plenty of time for lunch and to wander around. Small group is a must and worth the cost.

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