Good day out enjoyed the balance of the two parts the walk and lunch. Can't fault this. Except more wine but you have to be realistic
My husband and I were not quite prepared for this! Hike actually means hike - so get ready! We had the time of our lives. Lots and lots of laughs. The weather wasn't great at the top of the volcano but it was still an incredible experience we were actually in clouds, too!. You definitely need a glass of wine or a few! when you're finished so the incorporation of the vineyard and lunch is an excellent touch. Even the Jurassic Park theme trucks that take you up on the mountain are a blast. Definitely wear closed toe shoes and bring a jacket - it can get chilly! This was a once in a lifetime experience - not to be missed!!!
Jackdog United Kingdom
A very well organised trip very good lunch with plenty of wine
We would highly recommend this tour. We were collected from a coach park in central Sorrento. The park was easy to find and within easy walking distance from hotels. We boarded the coach and made our way to the vineyard first for a bathroom stop. We reached Vesuvius coach park and changed to the 4 x 4 vehicles, these vehicles take you most of the way up to the top and are very bumpy but lots of fun. You get to see how some magnificent views on the way up. Next comes the hike to the top, I would recommend sensible shoes as the pathways are gravel and it is quite steep, it takes roughly 20 mins depending on your group. The hike is so worth it as the views are magnificent and you can take some spectacular photos. At the top there is a bar to buy drinks and a souvenir shop also. You get roughly around 45 mins at the top and the walk back down to the 4 x 4's is much easier. We were then taken by coach to the vineyard where we had a lovely lunch and lots of lovely wine to taste. We had a real good laugh and enjoyed ourselves so much. You get to walk around the vineyard and learn a little about wine making. You can also purchase any wine that you like. I would highly recommend the white wine, it's lovely. Sadly our trip was over and we were taken back to Sorrento and dropped back at the coach park. Our tour guide was Raffy, she was very knowledgable and gave us lots of information. Raffy answered everyone's questions brilliantly, she certainly knows her stuff and she is a lovely lady too. Pointers for the trip - wear sensible shoes and even if the weather is warm, it can get quite cool as you climb Versuvius so a cardigan would be an advantage. Don't forget your camera and bottled water. This is a brilliant trip, not to be missed. A great price too. You will not be disappointed
This tour is great and definitely worth doing on your trip to Sorrento. The views from the top of Mount Vesuvius are just stunning and worth the trek to the top of the crater. The ride on the 4x4 style buses was a lot of fun and probably the most bumpiest thing that you will ever do!
We had Raffy as our tour guide and she was bubbly, lovely and full of energy.
The tour includes a three course lunch with a lovely selection of wines which you can also purchase after as well and take home as a memento.
We met some lovely people on this trip and it's also good value for money.
Couldn't be happier with this tour. The guide, the 4 wheel drive, Mt Vesuvius, the lunch and the wine tasting. All excellent.
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
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.
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.
Wonderful trip! Picked up in a central location in Sorrento, enjoyed the hike and winery afterwards!
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.
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!
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!!
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
This was a great trip, the hike up the mountain was awesome. Our guide was very informative!
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.