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From Rome: Pompeii Express Guided Tour by High-Speed Train

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From Rome: Pompeii Express Guided Tour by High-Speed Train

From US$ 227.17 per person

The Pompeii Express Tour is the only way to visit the Pompeii ruins from Rome in a half day by high-speed train. Save over 4 hours of journey time and benefit from exclusive skip-the-line access to the ruins themselves.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Travel comfortably to Pompeii from Rome by high-speed train
  • Skip the lines at the Pompeii site and head directly inside to explore the ruins
  • See the ancient homes of Rome's most influential citizens at the Domus
Full description
Your half-day excursion to the Pompeii ruins begins at Rome’s Termini station, where you’ll be provided with tickets for the high-speed train service to Naples. All you need to do is arrive on time, relax in the comfort of the air-conditioned, high-speed train, and enjoy the hour-long ride through Italy's stunning scenery. Once you arrive in Naples, a local guide will greet you and you’ll head off with the group on a short private coach transfer to the world-famous ruins of Pompeii. At the Pompeii site you’ll meet your official English-speaking tour guide and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour into the past like no other. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii is considered one of the most important archeological sites anywhere. At this haunting yet magical place time seems to stand still. You’ll enjoy interactive and entertaining commentary that will help you understand how the Romans lived during the time. You’ll discover well-preserved fossils and ruins that have been covered by volcanic ash for centuries. If you have visited Pompeii before, get ready for the unique opportunity of exploring the newly-opened Domus (a type of dwelling for an influential person). This is your chance to see how the elite truly lived as their homes are still ornamented with the colorful frescoes of animals, gods, and landscapes. After a short coffee break or a bit of souvenir shopping, you’ll be met by an English-speaking driver who will escort you back to Naples, where you’ll board your train back to Rome. Ticketing and seating will be arranged for you, ensuring that you will have a comfortable, stress-free, and safe return journey. Arriving at Termini station at just past 14:00 you’ll still have enough time remaining to take advantage of the rest of the day in the Eternal City.
  • 2-hour guided tour of the Pompeii ruins
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fees for the Pompeii site
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • Audio headset
  • High-speed train tickets and transfers via private coach
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app

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Meeting point

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.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note:
  • The tour ends at Rome Termini station at around 14:10
  • A fair amount of walking is involved, so comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Unfortunately the tour cannot accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
  • This tour cannot accommodate strollers or baby carriages
  • Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot, under direct sunlight. It is recommended that you bring sunscreen, a hat, and a bottle of water in warm weather
  • The tour group will have a maximum of 25 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Very good guides, were met by someone in Rome who accompanied us aboard the train. One who picked us up when we got off and a fun and knowledgeable guide in Pompeii. Highly recommended. We just did as we were told to cost us. NB there are some tired sellers outside Pompeii / exit. Can be a bit overwhelming. Otherwise tip top trip!

October 24, 2019

The meeting place instruction were awful.

The instructions to meet and where to meet was awful. The instruction and direction assumed that people where coming from one directions. It didn’t take in consideration that we are visitors from a foreign country and we aren’t familar with Italy at all. We took the metro to the train station so our left was actually should have been a right. Finally finding out who our tour guide were , he was rude as hell. The tour guide should have been there before the tourist with a sign on him describing what event. Having a sign would greatly help the tourist. I started out pissed as hell before my trip began. Your directions and the way you all do things should be a whole lot better. Giving a map and having a pointing area on it is no good at all. Ridiculous. Now the guy that took us to Pompeii was an excellent tour guide. The one that met us was fuckin ridiculous.

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October 14, 2018


Great guide Amazing olace

October 6, 2018

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