5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

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

Highlights

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

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My Wife and I throuroughly enjoyed this full day. Much of this was down to the professional guide who ensured that we made the most of this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour and great pictures! Loved it! Alberio sp? was wonderful, and very informative:

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. Well organised. Tour guide Roberta was very good and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Loved the tour Alberio is quite a character. Made the tour very enjoyable.
The hike to the top of the crater was Great had plenty of time at top.
Winery tour and lunch was outstanding really was a great deal. Thanks Alberio and Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

It's a long drive from Sorrento to Vesuvius but the bus was air conditioned, our guide Desiree was chatty and vivacious along the way and gave us lots of interesting information about the countryside we passed through. The 4x4 ride up most of the mountain was surprisingly comfortable but looking out of the window was sometimes NOT comfortable! Long way down. We managed the climb the rest of the way to the crater, a bit of a struggle at times, and the views from the top were well worth the climb. Amazing! We then went down again to a lovely winery at the foot of Vesuvius where we had a tour of the vines, some wine tasting and an absolutely gorgeous lunch. It all got a little hazy after that............ This was a great trip and I would highly recommend it - however not for anyone with mobility problems. Combining Vesuvius and then the lunch at the winery is a stroke of genius and we all had a lovely day. Luckily Desiree has obviously done this tour many times and knows that most people will sleep on the bus back to the hotel! Very good tour with a very good guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fantastic tour would reccomend the wine was flowing

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