Take your visit in Sorrento to new heights during this 6-hour adventure combining a ride aboard a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle, hike to crater of Mount Vesuvius and winery visit. Traverse the volcanic landscape of Vesuvius National Park aboard your rugged 4x4. Then take a 30-minute hike to the 3,445-foot (1,050-meter) summit, where you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula. Finish your day at a local winery, where you’ll enjoy a tour, wine-tasting and leisurely lunch.

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

Nicola G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent from beginning to end - great guide, lovely lunch and wine, a good way to visit Vesuvius. We liked that it was a small group 15

Jeanne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I highly recommend this tour to anyone! We had a wonderful guide, Sasa. Sasa was friendly, fun and knowledgeable. The ride to Mt. Vesuvius was very fun in the 4 X 4, bumpy, but fun. We were very lucky that after hiking to the crater on a pretty cloudy day that the clouds lifted and we were able to see everything! After leaving Mt. Vesuvius we had an amazing lunch and wine tasting that was one of my favorite meals while in Italy. Beautiful, fun and exciting day.

Lesleyanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a great way to see the top of Vesuvius and the view of the Bay of Naples below. Our guide was excellent, giving us a great talk on the mountain and leading us to the top at a good pace, giving us almost an hour at the crater rim. On a clear day, you can easily see all of Naples and all the way to Capri. The lunch was delicious and those that tried the wines really enjoyed them. And the glasses were refilled more than I've ever seen on a winery tour. Pick up was on time and I was dropped off at my hotel no problem.

Kim

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!

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