About Sorrento and Pompeii Small-Group Tour from Rome
Explore Sorrento and Pompeii in Italy’s beautiful Campania region on this full-day small-group tour from Rome! Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archeological site is a major draw to the area, with a tantalizing collection of monuments and fossils that lay hidden for centuries under Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic ash. See its highlights on a walking tour, and then head to the coast to discover one of the Amalfi Coast’s prettiest towns – Sorrento. Relax over a pizza lunch with wine, explore Sorrento’s historic center and sample southern Italy’s favorite tipple, limoncello!
Numbers are limited to 16 on this small-group tour ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Leave your Rome hotel in the early morning by luxury minibus and travel south to Campania – the popular coastal region that stretches alongside the Tyrrhenian Sea. In true Italian fashion, stop for a breakfast of coffee and a cornetto (sweet croissant), and then continue south, arriving in the heart of Campania by late morning.
First stop is Pompeii, and the spellbinding ancient city that quakes in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius is sure to impress. Learn about the volcanic eruption of AD 79, which buried the city and its monuments under a carpet of ash, lava and rocks, and hear how it was ‘discovered’ in the early 18th century. As you tour the UNESCO-listed archeological site with your guide, see incredible fossils of the villagers and animals that perished, as well as the ruins of important monuments like the Temple of Venus.
After your tour, head west to the coastline of the Sorrentine peninsula, and visit the pretty town of Sorrento. Often known as the gateway to the stunning Amalfi Coast, many believe Sorrento boasts the most beautiful coastline in Europe, and during your time here you’ll certainly see why.
Visit a restaurant for Neopolitan pizza and wine, and then head out with your guide on a walking tour to stretch your legs. Check out its centro storico (historic center) and stumble upon the pretty piazzas and churches that are peppered throughout its charming tangle of cobbled streets. Stop at a food shop to try some pastries and the locally favored tipple – limoncello (lemon-flavored liquor)!
In the late afternoon, return to your minibus and travel north to Rome. Your tour finishes back at your Rome hotel.