Top guided day trips from Rome

" get picked up at your hotel and don't have to worry about a thing. We highly recommend the escorted day trips from Rome to Florence."

These are the Top escorted day tours from Rome according to both sales and tourist reviews...

The guided Rome day tours from number 4 to number 9 have approximately the same ranking according to reviews and sales.
Remember, some of these escorted Rome day tours require a fair bit of walking so take along a comfy pair of walking shoes, sun protection, some water and a little back-pack.

1. Naples and Pompeii Day Trip from Rome
2. Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day Trip from Rome
3. Day trip from Rome to Capri.
4. Florence Day Trip from Rome
5. Ancient Ostia Half Day Trips from Rome
6. Assisi and Orvieto Day Trips from Rome
7. Hadrian Villa and Villa d' Este half-day trip from Rome
8. Frascati wine tasting tour from Rome
9. Italy food tour to Chianti and Umbria

1. Naples and Pompeii escorted Day Trips from Rome.

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From Rome it's off to Naples passing Castelli Romani and Cassino along the way. After a photo stop at Naples' impressive Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle), you'll continue through the historic center taking in sights like the Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I and the imposing Castel Nuovo.

After Naples you pass through the villages of Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before arriving in Pompeii for lunch. After lunch a thrilling archaeological journey unfolds as you walk through the ancient ruins and imagine the panic felt by the people who were buried in ashes after Mount Vesuvius erupted almost 2000 years ago.

Rome to Pompeii day trip reviews:

- We had a great tour guide with an excellent command of three languages. We had been on other day trips from Rome but for us this made our Rome holiday that extra bit special.

- Great tour, good guides. Good timing. We didn't really visit Naples, just drove past and saw the sights, 15 minutes max. Doesn't matter, Pompeii was absolutely great. One thing destroyed the whole cheer and great day. We had an elderly Japanese women with us; she didn't speak English or Italian. Right at the end before we all hopped on the bus, she disappeared...

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2. Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Small Group Day Trips from Rome.

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Travel from Rome along the coastline to Positano in an air-conditioned minivan.
After a walking tour and some free time in Positano, you will travel on to Amalfi aboard a shared public boat taking in some of the magnificent Amalfi coastline.

Amalfi is a typical Mediterranean village and a labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleyways. Here you can sample some local Limoncello liqueur or visit the Moorish-style Paradise Cloister, dating back to the 13th century.

After Amalfi it's off to Pompeii where you will take a two-hour guided walking tour discovering the everyday life during Rome's Imperial age. Visit the homes of Pompeii's wealthier citizens and the ancient street cafes where the locals once dined, hear numerous anecdotes about daily life in Pompeii, and see graffiti dating back to Roman times.

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Rome to pompeii and Amalfi coast review:

- It was AMAZING! The guides made the trip fun, relaxing and interesting. Our guide in Pompeii painted a picture of what life was really like before the volcano erupted. Because of this I had a better understanding of Rome itself. The Amalfi coast was absolutely beautiful! I found it inspiring and a must to see. It was a long day and we didn't get back to Rome until late but it was worth it.

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3. Escorted Day trips from Rome to Capri.

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The beauty of Capri is world renown and this day trip from Rome manages to capture the highlights.
From Rome you head South through the Castelli Romani and make a halfway stop at the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino, scene of the infamous Second World War battle.

From Naples you board a jet boat for Capri's port, Marina Grande. Here you have the option (not included in tour price) of taking a motorboat to the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), where sunlight creates a magical blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.
When you return a minibus will drive you to Anacapri, 918 feet (280 meters) above sea level, where you will see breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples, before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch you have some free time to explore Capri at your leisure.

Upon your return to the port of Naples you'll see the splendid Castel Nuovo (a 12th-century fortress) and the Royal Palace.

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Rome day trip to Capri reviews:

- Incredible!! Best of the Rome Italy tours. Guide was wonderful and very insightful. Arrived in Napoli and boarded a hovercraft to Capri, where second guide was equally knowledgeable. Ate at a terrific restaurant and were shown the sites of this beautiful island. Taken back via hovercraft to Napoli, where the original guide met our boat and escorted us back to the coach for the trip back to Roma. A wonderful, informative but exhausting day, one we'll not soon forget!

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4. Guided Florence Day Trips from Rome

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Cross the famous wine-growing valley of Chianti before arriving in Florence.
The Florence city tour begins at the Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) to see Michelangelo's David and continues with a local tour guide to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (outside visit) to admire the beautiful dome by Brunelleschi. You'll visit the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower, before arriving at Piazza della Signoria, in the heart of Florence.

After lunch you will visit the church of Santa Croce, the burial place of great artists like Michelangelo. A final visit is at one of Florence’s leather schools to discover some ancient crafts including mosaics and goldsmith works. The coach will return to Rome at 5 pm.

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Florence day trips from Rome review:

- This was an excellent way to see Florence. The tour was well worth it, and having them pick you up from your hotel is great, you don't have to worry about a thing.

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5. Ancient Ostia Guided Half-Day Trips from Rome.

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Discover the secrets of Rome's once flourishing trade and business center.
The Ostia Antica (ancient Ostia) tour begins at Via delle Tombe, which leads to the Porta Romana, one of the ancient city's three gates. This thoroughfare is the Decumanus Maximus, which crosses the city from north-east to south-west.

At Terme di Nettuno you can admire the beautiful black and white mosaics showing Neptune and Amphitrite and the theatre built by Agrippa. At the Forum, which was once the center of the city, you can view the main public buildings, the Capitolium, temple of Rome and Augustus, the Basilica and the large thermal baths.

Near the Forum lies the House of Diana and the Thermopolium, an ancient Roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruits and foodstuffs that were sold there. At the end of Via dei Dipinti, a museum displays some ancient sculptures unearthed at Ostia

Ancient Ostia half day trips from Rome reviews:

- Tour left promptly. We never felt rushed and the transportation was comfortable. Our tour guide was fluent in several languages, and extremely knowledgeable not only about the ruins but also the history in general. He had a wonderful sense of humor and his enthusiasm was felt by everyone in the group. The ruins were both beautiful and fascinating and, although not on the scale of Pompeii, they were very definitely worth seeing. We have taken many tours in many countries, including Italy, and this rates as one of the best.

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6. Assisi and Orvieto Escorted Day Trips from Rome.

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From Rome you travel in a northerly direction along the Tiber Valley to the marvelous medieval hilltop town of Orvieto, whose origins date back to Etruscan times. Admire Orvieto’s magnificent 14th-century cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture. We continue into Tuscany's green hills covered in olive groves and vineyards and stop to taste some local wines and typical Umbrian and Tuscan products.

After a lunch of traditional local dishes we drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno to Assisi, built at the foot of Mount Subasio. A guided stroll will take you through the alleys to see the Church of St Claire, St Francis' birthplace, his childhood home and Town Hall Square. You'll also visit St Francis' Basilica, with its magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th centuries.

Leaving Assisi there is a stop at the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, named after the church where St Francis died in 1226.

Reviews of the Assisi and Orvieto day trips from Rome:

- Our tour of Assisi and Orvieto was very enjoyable, although the tour did not exactly follow the outline set forth on the web site. It was also confusing to be shuttled from my hotel to the meeting point and then to another place to catch the tour bus. Our tour guide in Assisi was terrific and paced the tour very well. She provided a good deal of information and was very interesting..

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7. Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trips from Rome.

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The first stop is at the ruins of the villa built by Emperor Hadrian (Villa Adriana in Italian) in the 2nd century A.D. to remind him of the monuments he’d discovered during his travels in Greece and Egypt. The villa which is now in ruins can only hint at its original grandeur and beauty, but the landscaped pools and grottoes have been an inspiration for garden designs over the centuries.

Next stop is Villa d'Este at Tivoli, one of the most beautiful residences of the late Renaissance era. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Italian architecture and garden design, inspired by Hadrian’s Villa. Discover how Villa d'Este’s countless fountains create a graceful symphony of carved stone, shade, sunlight and water as you take a walk around the villa’s magnificent formal gardens.

Reviews of Hadrian's Villa and Valle d Este half day trips from Rome:

- I loved it, not only was it beautiful but it very relaxing too. Our tour guide was informative and interesting to listen to. It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

- Our tour guide was very informative and fun. Because of the rain we could not visit the grounds so we were limited to the Villa. We were given a set time to return to a meeting place and had to wait in the rain a half hour for the bus to return. There is a steep incline at the beginning of the walk to the ruins at Hadrian's Villa, it was hard for my mom to climb. We should have been told about that.

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8. Frascati Escorted Wine Tasting Tour from Rome (afternoon tour).

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Visit a tranquil hillside villa surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the Frascati countryside. Your tour guide will explain local wine-producing techniques, from antiquity to modern day. Discover Roman cradle of wine culture, and how wine was transformed from a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all.

This enticing voyage of the senses concludes with a tasting (led by a professional sommelier) of a special selection of wines and freshly pressed olive oils at the famous Pallavicini estate.

Review of the Frascati wine tasting tour:

- Really enjoyable afternoon outside Rome city. The meeting point is easy to find but I found he bus trip a bit long - approx 40" both ways, but well worth the journey. Luckily the weather was fabulous. Ending up in the middle of a vineyard after a few days in the city center was much appreciated, a bit a fresh air in the middle of beautiful surroundings. Our Italian guide was friendly and spoke great English, full of interesting tips and a great sense of humor. We tasted some grapes as well as wine and I have never tasted such nice sweet grapes. Great experience and definitely to consider if you are in Rome more than 2 days.

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9. Taste of Italy Food Tour to Chianti and Umbria from Rome.

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From Rome you head north across the Tiber valley to Cortona, a town which has changed little since the Middle Ages, and was also depicted in the Oscar-winning film La Vita e Bella and described by American novelist, Frances Mayes, in her book Under the Tuscan Sun. Stroll through the historic center and absorb the atmosphere of this picturesque town.

You'll then drive along the shores of Lake Trasimeno, and stop to taste some local products (olive oil, cheeses, salami and ham). Lunch is in a typical country restaurant.

The afternoon drive is through the hills of the Chianti region to reach the hilltop town of Montepulciano, the ruby-red Vino Nobile wine of this town being famous. Visit one of the oldest wine cellars, discover (some of) the winemakers' secrets and taste the final result!

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Review about the food tour to Chianti and Umbria:

- My daughter and I absolutely loved this tour. Because of the small size of our group we took a small bus with air conditioning, the ride was very comfortable. Our tour guide was a petite, blonde, Russian speaking young lady who was informative, considerate, funny and quite charming. The food at the farm house was good and the tour of the winery great fun. I'm so glad that we had this unforgettable experience!!!

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