- One of the world’s most important archaeological sites
- Travel in comfort past spectacular Naples landmarks
- Professional guide brings the past to life
The trip, guiding and Pompeii was very nice. The lunch food was disappointing.
For many holidaymakers in Rome, a day-trip to see Naples on the coast and the ancient ruins of Pompeii is an indispensable highlight. This Rome gift experience sees you travel in air-conditioned comfort through the scenic landscape of Castelli Romani, past the iconic Abbey of Montecassino, a Benedictine monastery perched elegantly on a hilltop. Arriving in Naples, you’ll take a relaxed sightseeing tour through the old fishing quarter of Santa Lucia, to the medieval castle on the seafront, the Castel dell’Ovo. You’ll see superb historic landmarks including the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the breathtaking Basilica of San Francesco di Paola and the Castel Nuovo.
Leaving Naples, you’ll head south toward Mt. Vesuvius, past Herculaneum, and on to Pompeii. You’ll pause for a traditional lunch at a restaurant, before continuing on to the UNESCO-listed ruins. Your guide will explain the tragic story of how Pompeii and most of its inhabitants were caught up in the volcanic eruption of AD79, and you’ll see the impressive excavations that have been made here over the years. To visit the ruins of Pompeii is to come face to face with the awesome power of nature. It’s an experience that can really change people, making it a must when in Rome, especially when combined with an excellent sightseeing tour as this day-trip is.