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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 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!

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Overall an excellent tour and great value for money. It's really worth booking a tour instead of doing it on your own. THe tour guide was very knowledgable and looked after everybody really well. The lunch at the vineyard was fantastic in an a,axing setting at the foot of Vesuvius. The olives, salami and bread for starters was exquisite and the spaghetti and tomatoes was to die for, amazing flavour! All in all I would say it's the best way to do Vesuvius, we fit everything in, had a great time and we're back at the hotel by mid afternoon. A word of warning though - take some sensible shoes not flip flops or open toed sandals, the volcanic ash gets everywhere!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Desiree was our tour guide and she was EXCELLENT! The hike part gets a little steep and is sandy but you certainly don't have to be in tip top shape to do it, so don't let it scare you. The winery was amazing. The views were beautiful, the food was delicious and the wine was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great trip, the hike up the mountain was awesome. Our guide was very informative!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fabulous tour, Enjoyed Vesuvius the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The wine tasting and lunch was the icing on the cake, lovely food and plenty of it and lots of tasty wines, kept topping up the glasses. Great day out I would recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Outstanding tour. Great restaurant, well organized, and great value.

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