On this small group Rome day tour of Pompeii and Amalfi, you'll visit famous archeological sites, stroll through an ancient Roman city, and explore scenic viewpoints. With only 7 people per tour group, this day trip from Rome offers an intimate experience as you see the best of Pompeii and the Amalfi coast.
Begin your journey with a scenic ride to the Amalfi coast, where you'll visit two of the most picturesque towns in Italy, Positano and Amalfi. Your first stop on the Amalfi coast is in the town of Amalfi, which was once a major naval power. The town features typical Mediterranean architecture with houses piled one on top of the other. Enjoy some free time in Amalfi, where you can sample the local Limoncello drink in one of the many cafes, or perhaps visit the celebrated "Paradise Cloister" built in Arabian style that dates back to the thirteenth century.
Next, visit Positano, where you can stop to take in your beautiful surroundings. Amid the blossoming bougainvillea, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire countryside. The Amalfi coast is known for its dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. Be sure to bring along your camera for once in a lifetime photo opportunities of this uniquely beautiful area. You will enjoy some free time for lunch in Positano before you continue on to Pompeii. Along the way, you will stop at another scenic overlook to enjoy the last magnificent view of this delightful part of Italy, and shortly afterwards you'll be admiring views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius in all its glory.
The final stop is Pompeii, one of the world's most well known archaeological sites. Your guide is an expert in the areas of architecture and history, and will take you through this ancient Roman city to teach you about the town's remarkable and tragic past. You'll visit the most famous areas of Pompeii, such as the food market, known as the Macellum, the thermal baths, dining areas, homes of wealthy citizens, and more. As you tour the city, preserved under a layer of volcanic ash, you'll learn about the civilization's ancient way of life and the geologic events that led to its demise.
On your small group Pompeii and Amalfi tour, you'll have free time to make discoveries on your own, as well as the convenience of a knowledgeable and friendly guide. This trip caters to individual needs and ensures a fun and memorable day for all who come along.
Please Note: This tour takes place in Rome. Guests on ships docking in Civitavecchia will need to make their own way to Rome from Civitavecchia (approximately 50 miles away) at their own expense. There is train service from nearby train stations, and the average trip takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Your cruise ship may offer a shuttle to a nearby station.