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Pompeii and Sorrento Tour

Introduction

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Our Pompeii and Sorrento Day Tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy an exciting journey into Italy’s stunning region of Campania to visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii that’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site and taste the flavors of the seaside town of Sorrento in the comfort of your own private deluxe vehicle driven by a Rome Cabs knowledgeable English speaking Driver eager to help you have a most unforgettable experience in Italy.
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From Rome: Your Rome Cabs professional Driver will pick you up at your hotel in Rome at 8:00 AM, and bring you back at approximately 5:00 PM.  

Description

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POMPEII

Your Pompeii and Sorrento Tour begins with a relaxing drive to southern Italy to the region of Campania.

Your first stop will be at the archaeological park of Pompeii, a once prosperous ancient Roman commercial town of about 11,000 people that became frozen in time entombed in volcanic mud when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Pompeii is believed to have been founded in the 7th or 6th century BC by the Osci, ancient Italiac people of Campania, and conquered by Rome in 80 BC.

It remained lost for about 1,500 years until its discovery led to excavations which continue even today. Buried under tons of ash, this ancient town and its artifacts have been kept well preserved for so long due to lack of air and moisture.

Pompeii will give you a hauntingly beautiful and detailed insight into the ancient world of the Romans for an unforgettable experience of this ancient town that disappeared in a flash.

Along the distressed cobble stone streets you can walk in the footsteps of the ancient locals and venture through the well preserved ruins of once impressive villas decorated with vivid frescoes, apartment buildings for the working class, bars, bakeries, stores, and workshops.

Surprisingly, Pompeii has been a "tourist attraction" for about 250 years, and currently visited by approximately 2.5 million visitors each year.  This archaeological site is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To get the most out of your visit to Pompeii we highly recommend a local licensed guide whose extensive knowledge and detailed narrative will enhance your experience and understanding of this captivating ancient Roman city.  

See "Please Note" section to your right for more information on private guided tours of Pompeii.

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SORRENTO

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From here your Pompeii and Sorrento day tour continues with a pleasant drive to the splendid coast town of Sorrento that overlooks the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius for lunch at a local restaurant and some time for exploration.

Sorrento is one of the most charming seaside towns of southern Italy, inspiring music (recall the famous "Torna a Surreinto" - Come Back to Sorrento) and poetry, good food and fresh sea air.

Sun kissed building facades in warm colored pastels, worn by time, while made so beautiful by it will greet you as you explore the quaint streets and alleys.

You will also have free time on your own for a relaxing stroll through its narrow lanes lined with galleries, cafes, and boutiques featuring an abundance of local products such as the famous Sorrento Limoncello.

You will discover shops sell fine souvenirs such as ceramics, marquetry, and lacework. Sorrento is a fabulous place if you like to shop!

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Sorrento, Italy

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Don't miss the famous "Corno" - red horns shaped like chilly peppers said to ward off the "evil eye" and is considered a good luck charm.

Pulcinella is a masked puppet show type character, reputedly a prankster. He is the unofficial mascot of Sorrento, and you will see Sorrento full of them!

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After a wonderful visit in Sorrento, you will enjoy a relaxing drive back to Rome where your day tour will finish with your turn to your hotel accommodation.

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Thank you for choosing RomeCabs Limousine Car Service for your tours, shore excursions and transfers. We hope to see you soon in Italy!

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Tour Itinerary

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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND OUR TERMS OF SERVICE PRIOR TO BOOKING THIS TOUR:
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* Please note that Pompeii is closed December 25, January 1, and May 1. This itinerary is not available on those dates.
 
* The price of this “Pompeii and Sorrento” Day Tour includes your own personal professional English speaking Driver with a private deluxe sedan or minivan, Italy’s VAT tax, fuel cost, and all applicable parking and toll fees.
 
* This tour does not include entrance fees to Pompeii, lunch, gratuities, private tour guides, or any personal expenses.

* The total price for the tour is quoted per vehicle, not per person. Individuals sharing this tour may split the cost.

* Please allow up to 24 hours for all email inquiry replies and service confirmations. We have limited office hours on Sundays, please allow additional time.

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* Entry tickets to Pompeii are currently 13 Euros per person, to be purchased on site upon arriving.
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* Do you wish to book a tour for more than 8 persons?
Please click here to find out how to book multiple vehicles for parties larger than 8.
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

* Payment for the tour will be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal. Please let us know when you book your tour if you prefer to pay in advance and just enjoy yourself on the day of your tour. We do not accept credit card payments.

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YOUR TOUR DRIVER
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This tour provides and English speaking Driver who is not a Licensed Tour Guide.
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Italy enforces stringent laws and regulations to protect official licensed guides that make it illegal for Drivers to act as a tour guide and accompany guests to sightsee inside monuments, museums, historic centers, or piazzas. Your Driver will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.

* Drivers touring from Rome can offer basic information of the Campagna region, but they do not possess in-depth knowledge as a local expert of the region. If you prefer in-depth information on Sorrento and the region in general, you  may request a private tour guide to accompany you in Sorrento as well.

* SAFETY FIRST: Driving through traffic-prone Naples and on the windy road to Sorrento may at times require your Driver’s full attention on the road and refrain from distracting commentary while driving. For your personal safety inside the vehicle, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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PRIVATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDES:

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* BOOKING A PRIVATE POMPEII GUIDE:  If you would like to reserve a personal English speaking licensed guide for a private tour of the Pompeii, please indicate by checking the GUIDE option on your booking form. The standard Pompeii tour lasts 2 hours at 120Euros.

Payment will be made directly to your private guide at the end of the Pompeii tour.

If you would like to reserve a personal English speaking licensed guide to provide you with a private tour of Pompeii please indicate by checking the GUIDE option on your booking form. Please read all the information below before allowing us to book a licensed guide on your behalf.

 
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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:  Private licensed tour guides are not employees or affiliates of Rome Cabs as they operate independently as a separate entity.  We only book the private guided tours on your behalf as a complimentary service for our clients. We receive no compensation or benefit in any way from the hired guides for booking their services for our clients. We recommend their services based on their lawful qualifications, expertise, professionalism and reliability and we have no control of the style of tours they provide.
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Please be advised that Rome Cabs accepts no responsibility or liability for the style of tours Private Guides provide as they are not part of Rome Cabs company. Any issues you may have regarding your private guides must be addressed immediately to your Driver so they can be resolved on the spot. By allowing us to book a private guide on your behalf, you are entering an agreement that you fully understand and accept all the conditions above with no exception.
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* If you tour departs from Rome and you wish to extend the tour past 5 PM, you may do so at a rate of 50Euros extra per hour. Just let your driver guide know you would like to stay longer, and he or she will be more than happy to accommodate your wishes.
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* Please note that unexpected traffic delays and road closures in Naples area may happen which are beyond our control. We accept no responsibility of unexpected road closures that may cause traffic delays which extend the duration of your driving time either arriving into or leaving Naples and Sorrento.
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* On weekends, national holidays, and the month of August thre may be unexpected traffic delays due to the popularity of Sorrento region among Italians and Europeans traveling by car. Please be aware of this if you wish to book your tour during these times.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Don’t worry, we don’t ask for your personal credit card information, require advance deposits to secure your tour, or penalize you for cancellations. We operate on the Honor System, so we kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance so we can rebook your service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

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Before booking any services via this website you must first Read and Accept our Terms of Service.

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For more answers to your questions please visit our F.A.Q. Page

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Tips

IMPORTANT: ALWAYS CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.
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If you submit a reservation or email and have not heard from us within 24-48 hours please check your spam folder.
Hotmail and other email accounts arbitrarily sends legtimiate email correspondences into the spam folder (especially hotmail and msn accounts).
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* Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Comfortable shoes are especially recommended inside Pompeii which has uneven terrain.
 
* There are many opportunities to take photographs and videos, so have plenty of film and batteries in your cameras for this tour!
 
* During the summer months be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
 
* During your visit to Pompeii be sure you have a bottle of water with you. Your private tour guide can show you where you can refill your water bottle at fountains with drinkable water or where you can purchase beverages at the site cafe.
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Click to Read More about our Pompeii, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast tour on our blog.
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Feedback

from I.F., October, 2012

You promised and you delivered. prompt pickup upon arrival at airport and prompt delivery back to airport. highlight had to be the day trip to pompeii. Marco, our driver, is a credit to your company. I do not know what is standard in your services on a day trip, but he treated us as royalty. from initial pickup to the trip to Pompeii and Sorrento, to the final trip back to our apartment. he was courteous, friendly and extremely helpful. Heck, we considered him as part of our family. We tipped him well, you need to do whatever is necessary to keep this type of employee. We will highly recommend your company to any and all we know traveling to Europe. Our thanks to you and your staff for helping make this a trip to remember. you may publish any or all of this as a blog on your website. Excellent, excellent, excellent

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