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

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

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.


  • 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 December 2015

Highly recommend this tour the company that provided this was awesome.

Jurgita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was an excellent day out. Manuela our trip guide was amazing. She was super on the ball: the weather on the day was rather windy and rainy - so Mount Vesuvius was closed. She kindly gave us an option to either go to Sorrento or come back to Naples early after Pompei and get some money back.
After Pompei we waited to be taken back to Naples, but Vesuvius miraculously re-opened and Manu immediately got us, fed us delicious pizza and off we went to see the volcano. Great organizational skills all around!! And Sabina our Pompei guide was a delight, totally amazing, knowledgable and funny. Can't recommend this enough. Thanks so much!

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had an absolutely lovely time. The tour was well planned out and really informative. I would absolutely take another tour with this group. One thing to keep in mind if you choose this tour though. The climb up Vesuvius is no joke. There is one stretch that is pretty taxing even for people who are in shape. It was well worth the climb though.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

OMG, pls pls if you are not in shape or a walker do not do not book this tour.
Mt. Vesuvius top view was a breathtaking worth all the rosaries that I pray. The pictures looks like you are touching the clouds. I realize that I need to go to the gym and stick to a workout routing. People in Europe are in shape and walk a lot of distance and dont eat like us. This shore excursion was hard for me and my legs, the combination of Pompeii lunch and Mt. Vesuvius is for a young people and people in shape a lot a lot of walking. Thank God that we went on November , nice weather. The tour girl was nice and knowledgeable, the pizza margarita was just ok. I highly recommend. Viator for all your shore xcursion reliable and professional people on time and nice and clean transportation. In conclusion I enjoy my day just a little upset with myself for not being in shape, my hubby on the other hands run to the top :

Stephanie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

SOOOO glad I booked this tour with Viator. The tour guide showed up early to pick us up from the cruise ship, the tour guide and driver were very professional, knowledgeable and spoke English really well. I recommend this tour to any and everyone visiting Naples.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time on our tour to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Learned so much from our tour guide.

Maryellen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

All the details fell in to place smoothly. Maria our guide was right at the port to meet me. She was an informative and entertaining guide. 1/2 the price of the rushed ships excursions!

Duan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was excellent! I'll book another trip next year.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our first tour booked with Viator was great! Our guide in Pompeii was very knowledgable and enjoyable. We got a great education on Pompeii. We were served lunch at a very nice restaurant with choice of pizza or spaghetti-plenty of food! We were given plenty of time to walk up Mt. Vesuvius and well worth the walk. It was a great combination of riding on a bus and walking! It is a great tour for those that want some exercise

Phillip D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip. Excellent guide who was helpfull, funny, very knowlegable and friendly.

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