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  • Location:Sorrento, Italy
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Tour from Sorrento Including Hike, Lunch and Wine Tasting

Venture to the top of legendary Mt Vesuvius on this half-day tour from Sorrento. Board an all-terrain 4x4 vehicle for a fun, rugged ride through Vesuvius National Park, and hike the rest of the way up to the volcano’s massive crater. Reward yourself with stellar views over the entire Gulf of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri and Ischia. After riding back down the mountain, head to a nearby winery to enjoy a 3-course lunch and wine tasting: a relaxing way to end your Mt Vesuvius adventure.


  • 6-hour Mt Vesuvius tour from Sorrento with wine tasting and lunch
  • Ride through Vesuvius National Park aboard an all-terrain 4x4 vehicle
  • Hike to the crater of Mt Vesuvius and look out over Naples, Pompeii and Capri
  • Visit a winery in the foothills and explore the vineyard
  • Enjoy a relaxing 3-course lunch and savor three samples of local wine during a tasting session

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What You Can Expect

Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Tour from Sorrento Including Hike, Lunch and Wine Tasting

Sample traditional Italian wine during a Mt Vesuvius tour!

Board your coach in central Sorrento in the morning and settle in for your 1-hour journey to Vesuvius National Park. Once you enter the park, transfer to an all-terrain 4x4 vehicle and take an air-conditioned ride up the mountain with your guide.

Hop out at Reserve Alto Tirone to start your 30-minute hike along Matrone's Road, a quiet trail that meanders gently up to the volcano's crater. Stop several times along the way to admire the landscape, learn about the history of Mt Vesuvius, and listen as your guide points out sights in the distance such as the city of Naples, nearby Herculaneum, Pompeii and the sweeping Sarno River Valley.

After reaching the top of the crater, at an altitude of roughly 3,445 feet (1,050 meters), enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri and Ischia. Soak up the views, take photos, and then reboard your 4WD vehicle to journey down the mountain. Back amid the foothills of Mt Vesuvius, finish your day with a wine tasting at Le Cantine del Vesuvio winery. Stroll through the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process from a wine expert, and sit down to a leisurely lunch accompanied by a tasting of three of the estate's wines: a white, a red and a rosé.

After lunch, reboard your coach and relax on the drive back to Sorrento, arriving in the late afternoon.

Sample Menu:
  • Bruschetta with local cheese, salami and cherry tomatoes
Main course:
  • Spaghetti with fresh tomatoes
  • Pastiera (typical Neapolitan cake made with ricotta cheese), served with a shot of grappa

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful trip! Picked up in a central location in Sorrento, enjoyed the hike and winery afterwards!

Sally R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a wonderful trip with a very knowledgable guide. An incident regarding the return trip in the 4 wd bus washandld very professionally by our guide.

Mike M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour! The 4X4 tour by special buses was fun. Afterwards a probably 20 minute hike to the top where a ranger explained the history of the volcano to us. Afterwards, we had ample time to take pictures and hike back down to the bus. Next, off to the winery where we had plenty of wine and food. Lots of fun!

Miriam D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

WOW...what an amazing experience. The 4X4 tour made me feel like I was on a Jurasic Park experience!!! It was fun and educational. Hiking to the top of the mountain and seeking the smoke still radiating from the mountain was amazing. I had a great time!!

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We LOVED this tour!! It was so much fun walking some would say hike up Mt. Vesuvius. The wine tasting lunch after was also AMAZING. Highly recommend this tour!!!

Wendy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great experience from start to finish. Easily found the pick up point. Great commentary by our guide on our way to the base of Mt Vesuvius where we got on the 4 x 4 to go up Mt Vesuvius. Very bumpy ride up and down, but that was half the fun. Plenty of time to walk around, take pictures and enjoy the view. Magnificent light lunch and wine tasting. Much more wine than we anticipated and great hosts at the winery. No complaints. Had a great day, met great people and had a nap on the way back to Sorrento.

Glenys K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Brilliant day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent trip. The tour guide Laura was lovely very friendly, good fun and knowledgeable. We stopped at the Cantina to learn about the wine and olive oil production before the fun, albeit bone shaking, 4x4 ride to the crater ascent point. I would say that you have to be moderately fit to hike to the crater. Lunch and the wine tasting was good too. Wear sensible footwear!

Renea D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A GREAT trip! Very informative and loved the wine tasting and lunch afterwards. Our guide Sasa was the BEST! I would highly recommend this trip! Reasonably priced and a trip you will never forget.

Brendan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour from start to finish. Great info from the guide on the coach journey. Loved the 4 x 4, lunch was fab and the wine tasting was good fun too.

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