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Our Pompeii and Sorrento Tour from Rome 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 your personal Stefano's Rome Cabs English speaking Driver eager to help you have a most unforgettable experience in Italy.
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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.
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 the IMPORTANT INFORMATION section below for more information on private guided tours of Pompeii.
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!
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!
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.
Thank you for booking our Pompeii and Sorrento tour from Rome, and for choosing Stefano's RomeCabs for your Italy private tours. We look forward to showing you beautiful places in Italy!
Payment for this Tour can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online upon request. (See Cancellation policy below)
We kindly ask that cancellations be made via E-mail at least 7 days prior to Date of Service.
Cancellations are accepted only via E-mail so your cancellation is on record. We do not accept cancellations by phone, text message, or 3rd parties.
** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Reduced Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Reduced Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.
This tour provides and English speaking Private Driver who is not a Licensed Tour Guide.
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 Private Driver will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR away from the vehicle.
* 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.
Entry ticket price for Pompeii is currently estimated at approximately 18-19 Euros per person to be purchased on-site upon arrival.
** Admission Ticket prices to attractions are always subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed to remain the same after booking this tour.
If you would like to reserve a private licensed tour guide for a 2 HOUR guided tour of Pompeii, please let us know and we will be happy to assist with a price quote for a 2 Hour Guided Tour of Pompeii with a professionally licensed tour guide.
IMPORTANT TOUR GUIDE 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.