From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip
- Skip the line
- Duration: 13 hours
- Optional audio guide
Depart Rome and transfer to Tivoli to tour 2 of Italy’s most impressive villas on this full-day tour of the Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa, with time to explore both magnificent country estates. Drive to Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of Imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy, it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths and pools. After lunch, explore the grounds of the Villa D'Este, your guide will tell you about the history and development of the villa, considered one of the most enchanting sites of the late Italian Renaissance. Once the home of Lucrezia Borgia's son, it is renowned for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its waterfalls and fountains, such as the Fontana dell'Ovato and Le Cento Fontane (The Hundred Fountains). H...
The villas are wonderful and are worth the detour. The bus is a very convenient way to get there from Rome.
Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around th...
Well organized tour and well priced. My only recommendation is to allow more time for Mt. Vesuvius. Having only one hour to climb and descend was not enough time for us to fully aprreciate it.
Depart Rome and travel by bus to the lovely town of Tivoli, best known for the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the large Roman archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Learn the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from an expert guide. Built in the Roman settlement of Tibur, Hadrian's Villa served as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD, and would be where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign. Explore the complex to see the ruins of opulent pools, public baths and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and beautiful artworks. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces and the Apartments of the Cardinal with its spectacular view of the gardens and courtyards. Stroll among the many decorative fountains, such...
Both destinations were just beautiful. The sprawling magnificence of Hadrian’s Villa painted a picture of the true might of Rome at its height. The endless gardens and fountains of Villa d’Este we’re just breathtaking!
A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you leave the city behind for rolling hills, your expert, English-speaking tour guide will fill you in on Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead. First is a walking tour in the hill town of Montepulciano, led by a local expert guide, taking in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next is San Biagio, a picturesque church resting below the town at the point where the Val d’Orcia fades into the Val di Chiana. In the midst of a breathtaking landscape overlooking the Tuscan hills, the classic-style church, with its travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight, is a 16th-century Renaissance masterpiece with exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away is the highlight of any trip to Tuscany: lunch. In the wine cellar of an authentic vine...
Easy to meeting point, great guide (Jon), lunch was excellent, wine excellent ( my only gripe was small amounts) but great quality.
See the most important and evocative monuments of Rome on a fun and speedy E-Bike! Visit the symbols of the city that are not to be missed: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and the romantic Trevi Fountain. Continue your ride on to some famous squares: Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona. Admiring the beauty of Rome at sunset is an unforgettable experience: famous monuments, majestic fountains, churches and ancient buildings are tinged with warm colors, in a game of lights and reflections on the marbles and the ancient structures of the Empire. Let your tour guide tell you a bit of interesting history about Rome, admire the sunset from the best views, and take some wonderful photos!
This was such a beautiful tour . We got to go to all the big sights and take beautiful photos . The bikes are very easy . If you are a nervous bike rider , it may not be for you . It is bumpy and crowded on the streets . But you go very slowly so it was safe .
Begin your adventure close to St. Maria Maggiore, one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome. Pedal up to the top of the Aventino hill and admire one of the most striking sunset panoramas of the eternal city. Rome always has its charm but the views over the Fori Imperiali, Campidoglio, and Circo Massimo at dusk will provoke unique emotions that you must experience at least once in your life. Remember to bring a coin as you will need one to make a wish at the Fontana di Trevi to make sure one day you will return to Rome. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and San Pietro, illuminated by the moonlight biking through little-known streets far away from the city traffic. End the adventure with the cold cuts you can taste from all over Italy accompanied by an excellent glass of wine.
Great and enthusiastic guide. Perfect way to spend our first day in Rome! Enjoyed the smaller group size. Saw all the major sites plus some amazing hidden gems that we probably would have never discovered on our own. Food and wine were perfect. Super customer service. Glad this was the e-bike tour we selected; we would absolutely take another tour with this group again.
Explore the Roman countryside and its remarkable scenery on this half-day cycling tour. Cycle along 2,300-year-old cobblestone roads to ancient ruins. After a short urban ride, you will reach the beginning of the Ancient Appian Way. This was one of the first roads in Rome, also known as the “Queen of the Streets”. Continue to cycle past ancient tombs and the ruins of an imperial palace. As you ride, your guide will share interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. Leaving the Ancient Appian Way, you will follow the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside. After a pleasant ride back, your tour ends with a return to central Rome.
Board the comfortable air-conditioned bus in Rome and relax as your expert driver whisks you south to Pompeii. Once there, you’ll be met by an expert local tour guide, hand-picked for their knowledge, enthusiasm, and story-telling skills. Discover some spots that many other visitors don’t see, such as private family homes, ancient fast food restaurants, and even a brothel. During your tour, you’ll also see the most important sights of Pompeii and learn what daily life was like in this ancient port town. Come to understand how terrifying and confusing it was when Mount Vesuvius erupted and froze the city and its residents in time in 79 A.D. Visit the Roman Forum and the Temple of Venus, and see the tragic death casts. After your Pompeii tour you’ll head off on a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast. As you navigate the twists and turns of one of Italy’s most beautiful drives, you’ll hear...
This is a nice daytrip from Rome. It gives you a taste of the coast and Pompeii. While it can feel that time spent in both places are short with so much to see and do as a first time tourist, one must remember that it is a trip from Rome and back in a comfortable coach bus with guides and drivers looking out for you and your safety. The meeting place was well located steps away from the metro line near a café where you can get a coffee and cake to start and end the day.
With this round-trip shuttle service between Rome and Pompeii, you can explore the ancient city of Pompeii on your own or with a guide without having to worry about transportation. Buried after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius more than 20 centuries ago, creating a shower of burning cinders and rock fragments that covered the city, the remains of Pompeii are one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Populated with frescoes and monuments you will be able to explore a city as it was back in the days of the Roman Empire. Pompeii was rediscovered in 1748, when excavations began, and through the different centuries more and more parts of the city have been unearthed. Watch your step as you go around visiting the temples and theaters, as excavations continually take place in the site and you might even discover something yet unknown! Schedule of the day: 7.15 - Meet the shuttle at...
Great information along the drive, and all through the tour. Wasn't too long and there was lots to explore. Definitely recommend
Take an evocative, fascinating tour down the Appian Way, one of the first streets in Rome. The Ancient Appian Way is also known as the “Queen of the Streets” – it crosses the famous Parco degli Acquedotti, an important biological corridor in Rome’s city center, which tells the tale of the history of water in Rome and its related engineering works – in fact, six ancient Roman aqueducts converge here. The rest of the tour takes you down a route that evokes the best of the region’s history, culture and art. You will ride on a top-notch and smooth e-bike on a 2,300-year-old meadow and relive the history of the great empire, crossing a unique landscape full of ancient footprints, imperial mansions, statues, tombs, and the St. Calisto Catacombs.
Great tour to see the ancient surroundings of the city of Rome including a ride on the Via Appia. Our guide was great and the electric mountainbikes a great help in the heat. Can highly reconmend this as something different to see in Rome than the usual highlights in a sportive manner
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Robert, our guide, was super knowledgeable! He was also very funny. Although there was a hiccup with our Pompeii tickets (main office’s fault) that was cleared up and Robert communicated with us really well about how the rest of our day would flow.
Wonderful trip, highly recommended! Everything was on time and smoothly organised. Pompeii is definitely a must see and in Positan we had an opportunity enjoy some stunning views! Safe drive through all serpantines!
Best tour of our trip to Rome. Saw parts of Rome we never saw before. Fascinating and exhilarating. Paul was an amazing guide with so much knowledge—both historic and current. Thank you!
I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this. I loved riding the Vespa. My tour guide Mario had a great personality. He was very nice & gave a great tour.
Staff were really friendly, food was provided, was explained well. Beautiful lake, would do it again!