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  • Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Cruise passengers arriving in the port of Naples can explore legendary Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano in continental Europe, on this full-day guided tour from Naples. It is a shore excursion not to be missed by any visitor to this region of Italy and includes both a guided tour of Pompeii's haunting ruins and a climb to the smoking summit of volcanic Mt Vesuvius.

Highlights

  • Combined tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii: the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and Lupanare
  • Pizza lunch
  • Hike to the summit of Vesuvius and peer into the crater
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Naples
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

Taking a guided tour is the best way to experience the enigmatic ruins of Pompeii, the largest archaeological site in Europe. Your guided tour of Pompeii (approximately two hours) takes you to the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the Lupanare brothel, buried by volcanic ashes from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

After a break for an hour to enjoy a delicious pizza lunch, you will then board your coach to transfer to Mt. Vesuvius, to view first-hand the source of the devastation that destroyed the city of Pompeii almost two thousand years ago.

You can choose to climb Mt, Vesuvius (approximately 45 minutes), accompanied by your guide, and walk around the crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). From the summit you will have panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples from east to west. Peering down into the depths of the crater, you may see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano.

A medium to high level of fitness is required to complete the climb. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes! 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.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Naples port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome tour. A must do. Beautiful views on top of Mt. Vesuvius. Also, Margarita was a terrific tour guide and the pizza was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Pompeii was very interesting. Lunch was better than exected. We actually went to a restaurant. The hike up mountain was harder than expected. My wife did not make it up. The best is that it was half the price of the ncl excursion and was basically the same and included lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We were on a NCL cruise and used a combination of Viator and NCL tours. Viator had superior tours with excellent guides. This particular tour had a great combination of history, walking and hiking for those inclined to have some exercise-besides it offered a nice lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great Tour just wish we had more time to explore Pompeii and to enjoy our hike up Mt. Vesuvius. The tour guide we had was fast, hard to keep up with her. Absolutely loved Pompeii, always been my favorite history lesson in school.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful experience and tour guide was marvelous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Really enjoyed this tour, guide was excellent and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We were very impressed with this tour and our tour guides. Everything ran very smoothly from start to finish. I would recommend this tour to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Enjoyed viewing Pompeii even though it was rainy, windy and cold, our guide was excellent. Decided it was to cold and windy to do Mt Vesuvius and switched to Sorrento excursion. the guides were very accommodating in making this change.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

We had a superior trip with Viator in Naples. We were able to visit Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Also had lunch. The guide was readily identified. He spoke excellent English. We learned so much. And, it was very nice that there were only 4 of us, so it was more personalized. The cost was half of what the cruise ship charged. I highly recommend them! Joan Wentz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Amazing, our guide (Andrea) was exceptional, and Pompeii was breath taking. Some tourists decided to pass on the trip to Mt Vesuvius. It is a strenuous hike up the mountain, but in our opinion a do not miss. The smoke wafting out of the crater is ominous.

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