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  • Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Experience legendary Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano in continental Europe, on this fully guided day trip from Naples. Visit Pompeii’s haunting ancient ruins, enjoy lunch with your group and then hike to the smoking summit of Mt Vesuvius for panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.

Highlights

  • Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius day trip from Naples
  • Explore the fascinating ancient ruins of Pompeii with a guide
  • See the destruction of Mt Vesuvius's massive eruption thousands of years ago
  • Enjoy a pizza lunch with your fellow travelers
  • Hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius and peer into the crater
  • Soak up views of the Bay of Naples from the volcano’s summit

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What You Can Expect

Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

Pompeii, Italy

After pickup from your hotel or the Naples train station, take a 30-minute drive to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was entirely destroyed by the sudden eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. The largest archaeological site in Europe, today Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When you arrive, your guide will pick up your group’s pre-ordered tickets and lead you on a 2-hour walking tour of the fascinating grounds. Witness the destruction first-hand as you visit Pompeii’s most famous sites, including the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the Lupanare brothel, giving you a glimpse into daily life during the Pax Romana. Today you can see shapes of objects — even bodies — that were buried beneath the volcanic ash and pumice.

After your tour, enjoy a pizza lunch with your group followed by some free time to browse the shops. Then board the coach and drive 40 minutes to legendary Mt Vesuvius.

Embark on a moderate hike up the volcano with your guide. When you reach the summit at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters), you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples from east to west. Peer down into the crater and see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano!

There is a rest point where you can choose to wait for your group if you do not wish to climb all the way to the top, but the hike is worth the effort.

After your Mt Vesuvius hike, relax on the drive back to Naples in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an excellent day. Really enjoyed this. Could have done with 30 mins extra at Vesuvius to get right to the end of the walkway. Should have walked faster!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very well organised and fun for the entire family!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. It was 97 degrees on the day of our trip so it was a scorcher but our guide was so kind and fun it really made it tolerable. The guide was also very informative about the city and its history. Lunch was wonderful. We had pizza and actually, I thought it was better than the original pizza we had in Naples. The ride to Vesuvius is 40 minutes on a comfortable motor coach.The hike up Vesuvius was no joke, about 25 minute walk up, a bit steep but doable. It is completely worth it. The views are amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. It was 97 degrees on the day of our trip so it was a scorcher but our guide was so kind and fun it really made it tolerable. The guide was also very informative about the city and its history. Lunch was wonderful. We had pizza and actually, I thought it was better than the original pizza we had in Naples. The ride to Vesuvius is 40 minutes on a comfortable motor coach.The hike up Vesuvius was no joke, about 25 minute walk up, a bit steep but doable. It is completely worth it. The views are amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tours of both Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius were splendid. It was very hot and the crowds were immense but our excellent guide and the outstanding bus driver both did great, professional jobs. We saw and experienced everything we wanted and had a nice lunch to boot!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The trip ran on time and the guide was really informative. I would recommend seeing Pompeii with a guide like this tour rather than just walking around. We learned a lot!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Outstanding tour! Our guide was energetic and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel reducing the hassle of finding where to meet up. Our guide took us to a lunch spot off the beaten path. We would not have had the same experience doing the trip ourselves-well worth the money spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a well organized trip that I was glad of once I saw the queues to pay for Pompeii ! Our enthusiastic guide was Andrea who was brilliant-knowledgeable,funny and informative. He included everybody, made sure we were all together all the time and he managed to hold everybody's interest. We were given plenty of time to look at the sights, take photos, drink water etc.
Lunch was pizza/spaghetti served by harassed, bordering on rude, waitresses in an airconditioned restaurant but it was a welcome rest from the heat and the food was good.
Onto the mighty Vesuvius by coach after lunch, during which Andrea regaled us with wit and facts. The coach dropped us at the highest parking point and then we walked at our own pace to the top with plenty of time to do this without rushing. Finally the coach dropped us off at a convenient point for our hotel.
I would recommend this tour if you want to see these historical sights without any hassle. The souvenir madness is abundant in both areas but you dont have to engage with them--unless you want to!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Would recommend trip good value for money. We where picked up from hotel and from start to finish everything ran very smoothly. Be prepared! the volcano walk is not for the faint hearted, 30mins of climbing up a steep slope that was like sand...worth it though, views at the top are amazing. Definitely worth doing the trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour guide and very informative day. It made the day so much easier travelling with a guide and as part of a great group of people. Highly recommend.

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