See the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii on this day trip excursion from Rome. The multi-lingual tour guides will pick you up from your hotel or meeting points and begin the journey by driving south on the A1 Highway of the Sun to Naples. Along the way, you’ll pass by the Castelli Romani, a picturesque Roman countryside area with many medieval era villages. After about a 2 hour drive, you will arrive in Naples and go on a short hike up the Vomero Hill for a commanding view of the Gulf of Naples, the city, and Mount Vesuvius. Once you have taken in the scene, head down to the Naples marina district of Mergellina for a stroll by the seaside. Afterwards, it’s time for lunch at the village of Ercolano at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Following lunch, head up to the ancient city of Pompeii and witness the petrified Roman city as it was in the days of the Empire. You’ll be able to skip the ticket and entrance queues with your fast track admission. Head straight in and wander among the ruins while listening to the audio guide describe Roman life in ancient times. This UNESCO World Heritage site was well preserved over the centuries due to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn how the city was buried and preserved under the tons of ash from the eruption, lost for centuries, and rediscovered so that future generations can glimpse into the past!