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  • Location:Naples, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

Visit the volcano that destroyed Pompeii on this fascinating afternoon trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples. Traveling to the top of the only active volcano in continental Europe, you'll have panoramic views of the legendary Bay of Naples from east to west.


  • Afternoon trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
  • Drive through Vesuvius National Park
  • Hike to the summit and peer into the crater of Vesuvius
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Naples
  • Narration by a professional driver-guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

Mt Vesuvius, Italy

You'll drive through the town of Torre del Greco to Vesuvius National Park, then hike to the summit of Vesuvius to take a walk around the eerie crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes! A medium to high level of fitness is required to complete the climb.

From the summit, the panoramic views of the Bay of Naples have captivated visitors for centuries. Then, peer down into the depths of the crater to see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano.

Have lunch in a typical Italian pizzeria to enjoy a pizza and a soft drink (included).

After that return to your coach and travel back to Naples. Your tour finishes at the start point in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The hike is a workout but the views from the top of the crater are beautiful!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


gary m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great afternoon, hotel pickup, lunch and then coach up the mountain.
Medium, to hard walk up to Vesuvius top. Views of mountain and Napoli, our amazing.

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great guide. Wonderful experience walking up the last long mile. Thanks


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This is not for the fainthearted; the trek to the summit can be gruelling should one not be wearing the right footwear and have drinking water. The tour on the other hand was good with a very knowledgeable tour guide. The views from the summit are amazibg and there is that sense of achievement having made it to the top.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It will be a challenging walk to the top after you get off of the bus, which takes you most of the way up. We went in June so it was very hot, which made it harder. It was well worth it though. The bus needed to be cooler. Be sure to bring water for the trek up. There are shops at the top where you can purchase drinks, snacks, and souvenirs.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent all round.

John v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

If you plan on seeing Pompeii and Herculaneum you should see Vesuvius as well. Amazing views of the region and a chance to see an active (if currently very placid) volcano. Our guide was excellent and very entertaining and the driver was very good as well (believe me you want that). Worth the climb.

Kimberly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was a great experience to climb to the top of the volcano! Since we had already toured Pompei, it was interesting and insightful to go to the top of the volcano. The climb to the top is a little difficult if you are out of shape but manageable since you can stop to rest as often as you need. The view from the top is amazing! The tour company arrived on time and picked me up at the hotel. It took longer than advertised since they had to pick up other people as well though. They give you just enough time to climb to the top and come back down and do a little shopping and then will drive you back to your hotel. Wear comfortable shoes!!

Cathy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Climbing Mt. Vesuvius is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I noticed the 'fitness level recommendation' on the website after I'd booked the tour and since my fitness level is at UNFIT I got nervous but went ahead anyway to see how I'd go. I took my time, 30 mins and getting to the top was worth it. Make sure you wear runners or hiking boots as the pebbles on the track can get slippery.

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