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  • Location:Naples, Italy
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

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.


  • 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 October 2015

A great tour, the guide for Pompeii was very informative and delivered the infomation in a good humoured way. We had awesome views from the top of Vesuvius.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour and guide were great. Kids favourite.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a wonderful time with a warm and passionate guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour! Lunch was great as well. A full size pizza and beverage of your choice.
Highlight was climbing Vesuvius in the afternoon. Be prepared for the tight, winding roads up the side of the mountain in a large tour bus. Best to look up the mountain as opposed to down it, unless you really like heights.
The climb itself was not very difficult we're in our 30s but plenty of elderly couples on the path - many of whom used walking sticks. Do wear comfortable shoes. We did not need a jacket in September.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip!! Lovely commentary, amazing sites at Pompeii! Only wish we had more time to wander about on our own. The walk up to the top of Vesuvius was steep and exhausting but totally worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

pompeii was incredible with the town in amazing shape for a two thousand year old town, also mount Vesuvius was spectatular and climbing to the top was a trek but well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was excellent. Andrea was informative, funny and a great host.
Lunch was Pizza but it was Napoli pizza!!
We climbed to the top of Vesuvio in 32 degree heat but it was well worth it.
We loved everything about this tour. Would definitely recommend it to anyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The day was first rate. Andrea was a brilliant host and guide - very entertaining. The walk up Vesuvius a challenge but worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, everything was very well organised. We were called in the morning and arranged to be picked up at a square just round the corner from our hotel. The tour guide, Andrea was very knowledgeable and humorous and really injected some excitement into what could have been quite a dry tour. Lunch at the restaurant around the corner was also pretty good.

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