Discover amazing details about this once prosperous city of shops, villas, taverns, gyms and brothels. Walk the streets and see the well-worn cart tracks and the pedestrian crossing points.
Find out how the Pompeians lived, worked and played. Visit the houses, the theaters, and the baths. See everyday objects perfectly preserved for centuries by the smothering ash. View haunting plaster-casts of the fleeing inhabitants and some of their domestic animals.
Everyone should visit Pompeii at least once in a lifetime. It is a unique and powerful experience.
Tuesday & SaturdayDuration
11 - 13 hours (depending on the hotel location)Start time
Via Aureliana 59/61: 7:15am
Pick up from city centre hotels: Between 6:30am - 7:00am
Pick up is available from selected Rome hotels (in the areas of Termini, Navona, Vaticano, Via Veneto, Trevi, Coliseo, Aventino, Piazza Fiume/ Porta Pia, San Giovanni, Piazza di Spagna, Via Nazionale and Villa Borghese).
If your hotel is not in one of these areas you will need to meet the shuttle at Via Aureliana 59/61 (the nearest station is Termini)
(We require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
The tour returns to the starting point
The bus leaves from Rome at 7:30am and there will be a comfort stop after 2 hours. You will arrive in Naples at about 10:30am. For a short stop in this intriguing city. The bus then stops at the port to let out those travelling to Capri.
Your journey will then continue on to Pompeii for lunch at a local restaurant and a visit to the excavations.
Step back 2000 years and explore the ancient city of Pompeii, the world’s most famous archaeological site. Together with the nearby city of Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed during a two-day eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The catastrophic event buried Pompeii under 22 meters of ash and pumice, which preserved the city buildings and objects to a remarkable degree. The bodies of the citizens decomposed under the ash leaving spaces which were later filled with plaster or resin by archaeologists to create eerie statues of the victims in their last seconds of life.
You can walk the streets where the citizens of Pompeii went about their daily lives. Notice how the stones are worn with cart tracks. Also look out for the stone blocks that allowed pedestrians to cross the street and which also acted as speed controls for carriages. In the ground you can see small shiny tiles called cat eyes. The moon’s light or candle light reflected off these tiles and gave light, so people could see where they were walking at night.
You can see the Forum, the center of cultural and political life, the bath houses, and the Lupanare (the brothel) with its erotic frescoes.
Look at some of the homes and see how the Pompeians lived. In the villas of the rich you can see many beautiful murals. A good example is the House of the Vettii an example of a home owned by wealthy merchants. You can also see the House of the Tragic Poet – a typical middle-class house which has a mosaic of a chained dog and the inscription “Cave canem” ("Beware of the dog!").
You can visit the The Anfiteatro (Amphitheater), where Pompeians went for entertainment, usually gladiator fights. As well as the plaster casts of the victims of the eruption, you will see many everyday objects such as pots, which survived under the ash.
After Pompeii, you will board the coach for the return to Rome.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the pick-up and departure details.
Minimum 7 Person is required to let the tour operate.
An optional add-on to this tour includes the Pompeii entrance fee, a tour and lunch in a restaurant in Pompeii. You can pre-book this package at least 48 hours prior to the tour date by calling our activity operator. Their contact details will be mentioned in the confirmed booking voucher, you will receive after the booking.
Reductions to Pompeii entrance fee are offered to EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers. Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).
Hotel pick up is not offered from Hotel Ripa (Via degli Orti di Trastevere)
There should be minimum 4 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
We loved our trip to Pompeii. Our van driver was kind and efficient. The view of th e coast in Naples was beautiful, and we were pleased that we could see it. We were amazed...Weslee Simpson, United States, 27/Apr/2016
we had a wonderful experience and would recommend isango to family and friends....josephine mooney, United Kingdom, 11/Nov/2015
The tour was well organised without any dramas. We were picked up from our hotel on time and taken via a breakfast stop-off point and a view point of Naples to Pompeii without...MR G STACEY, United Kingdom, 01/Sep/2015
True to its title, this was an "express" shuttle. Our driver got us there and back in a timely fashion, with a well-placed rest stop going and coming.
The vehicle (Mercedes passenger van) was clean and comfortable.
The driver spoke no English, and so we were at a loss to understand the purpose of the diversion through Naples. We crawled in traffic around the waterfront for a bit, and then returned to the highway toward Pompeii. Was that the tour's intention?
Perhaps in future you could provide a pamphlet with some travel tips about Pompeii. We were ill-prepared, and wasted valuable time walking all the way from the entrance gates to the site, only to discover there was very little in the way of signs or descriptions of what we were seeing, thus forcing us to walk all the way back to the entrance to find maps and guides.
Isango was able to book the requested tour date for us, communicated excellently with us, and got us to Pompeii(from Rome) and back for a great price. The driver was friendly, showed us where we could get a discount meal (to which we decided to add the ristorante vino Del casa Rosso), and went out of his way to rescue us when we got lost downtown after exiting the grounds. Fabulous.
great tour. easy day trip to pompeii.