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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour ! We were very pleased with our first Viatour excursion. We booked the Naples Shore Excursion - Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day trip. The tour guide promptly collected us from the Naples terminal on time, and we made several stop picking up other travelers prior to beginning our tour. This was not a problem. We were a small group, around 10 of us. We toured Pompeii first. The tour guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable and informative. We then proceeded to a pizza lunch, which was excellent with large portion for either pizza or spaghetti. Then to Mt. Vesuvius... we were on our own to hike to the top or wander at the base of the mountain. The tour guide gave us plenty of time to visit, and we were back to our ship in ample time for sailing. I will definitely use this company again in the future.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Excellent guide who spoke excellent English and knew his history. Loved Pompeii. I can say I've climbed Vesuvius....don't know if I'd do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Tour of Pompeii was interesting and about the right length with a knowledgeable guide. It would be a big site to find your way round on your own. Lunch was efficient and adequate. Walk up Vesuvius was quite difficult but well worth it as the views are spectacular with the crater (no lava but some steam) on one side and the Bay of Naples on the other. Tour made special arrangements to get us back to the ship in time despite Naples traffic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Andrea was our guide and he was amazing. He made Pompeii come alive for us. We could feel the people, the animals, the hubbub of the vibrant city as if it were alive today. He was awesome! The hike was great too. Pretty rigorous but great view from the top!

Elizabeth F
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, departing promptly from the port at Naples and meeting our guide at Pompeii. Andrea was very knowledgeable and his commentary of the site was both informative and amusing. After a pizza lunch we travelled to Mt Vesuvius, a journey of 45 minutes,during which the weather took a turn for the worse and on arrival at Mt Vesuvius a storm was imminent and therefore for safety reasons access to the mountain was closed, disappointing but unavoidable. Good value for money excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Just the right amount of time spent in Pompeii. Andrea, our tour guide made the tour a lot of fun and kept all ages engaged. Highly recommend the Vesuvius climb. I was a little worried about the climb from reading other reviews about how difficult it was. My husband, myself, our three teenage daughters, and our 9 year old daughter all did it with no problem on a hot day. Yes, it's steep, but certainly walkable and you have plenty of time if you'd like to take it slow. The views into the crater and out to Naples are beautiful from up there. Lunch was provided at a tourist stop pizza place. The pizza was excellent and the service was friendly and accommodating. BRING A WATER BOTTLE!! You'll even have an opportunity to refill it inside Pompeii from a spring fed fountain.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Fantastic tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Full of interesting facts which were delivered with wit and humour from our tour guide. It's not every day you get to climb an active volcano or see the ruins of Pompeii! Once in a lifetime opportunity....do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Took our group of 6 on this shore excursion. I would never have learned so much about Roman life before the eruption of Vesuvius. Our guide Andreas brought this place to life again with his stories and running commentary, especially at the brothel and the bath house. The is a lot of walking and the reward was stopping for the most delicious pizza before we continued our bus ride up the mountain with lots of hairpin turns-look for some of the sculptures along this road. The parking lot is very close to the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, we did not get to climb to the top since a visitor had been struck by lightning the day before our tour and the path to the top was closed. However, it was still worth the trip for the beautiful views from near the top. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Really enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and also good fun. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Excellent trip and guide. Enjoyd it from beginnig to the end.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

We have used a lot of different tour companies but this company is my favoite so far. Our tour guide presented Pompeii by way of telling stories of everyday life. He was funny, entertaining, and had a wealth of knowledge. This was one of my favorite spots in Italy and should not be missed. Climbing Mt. Vesuvius was also a terrific experience. You need to be somewhat in shape or have lots of time but how often does one get to see inside a volcano? Do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

It was great! Our guide blended humour and history. Made for a memorable visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Simply a fascinating experience of culture, history and delicious lunch! Our tour guide was the best of our entire tour. His humour, understanding of history and incredible knowledge made our day just made the trip come alive in a memorable way! Thanks for a great experience! We'll be back for more travels with Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Fascinating! Our tour guide was wonderful, very informative, spoke clearly, and was a wealth of information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Pompeii was amazing our tour guide was great with stories about the city and it's history! If you have trouble walking Pompeii would be very difficult for you because of the uneven terrain and marble and cobblestone. This tour involves a lot of walking and steps also long lines to go in some structures. Mt Vesuvious did not cooperate with us at all! It was pouring down rain and foggy!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

One of my favorite tours! So much history! Tour guide was amazing! Lunch was good as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We had been on a 16 day holiday and this was only the second tour that we booked with Viator. ( the rest were book thru the cruise line!) Viator was more economical then the ship, and all the tour guides were professional and truly love there job and were very knowledgable!! ( not like the ships tours). Our tour guide was Andre. Andre was wonderful. He was not only full of historical information but also very entertaining and comical!! Pompeii , is truly another world from years gone by and Andre was able to bring that history alive! Mt. Vesuvius, which was what I was truly looking forward to, was questionable . The weather was rainy off and on and foggy, other tour groups ( not Viator) were cancelled in the morning. We were one of the only few on the cruise ship who were able to experience this as planned!! Andre kept an eye on the weather and we went for it. ( after the most delicious pizza!!!) my husband who by this point in our very busy itinerary, was toured out.." This was by far the Best. We have to come back. And can we ask for Andre again?" Lol..thank you for the trip/ tour of a life time!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great tour guides for both Pompeii and Vesuvio. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the pizza stop in Naples too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

An excellent tour. We had very a knowledgeable guide in Pompeii, excellent service from pick up at the ship to returning us on time. We were impressed that the Mt. Vesuvius trip wasn't cancelled because we were the only ones on the tour. A very good day for us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Loved it . Pompeii is so interesting

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