- 4-hour trip to Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento by air-conditioned coach
- Enjoy a scenic journey along the coastline and through traditional Italian towns
- Admire sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula from the summit
- Explore the top of the crater with an expert guide
- Learn about the infamous eruption that destroyed the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum
What You Can Expect
Enjoy your scenic journey along the coastline and through the terracotta towns, arriving in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius after approximately an hour. Then, gape in awe as your head cranes backward and you take in the incredible Mt Vesuvius before you.
As the coach ascends up the side of the volcano, listen to stories from your guide that transport you back some 2,000 years to 79 AD when the violent eruption obliterated the roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The two towns were submerged under torrents of lava and mud, extinguishing an estimated 16,000 lives.
After reaching an altitude of roughly 1,000 meters, climb out of your coach and marvel at the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri and Ischia. As you soak up the views, have your camera ready to capture those picture-perfect photos.
If you’re feeling daring, walk up to the top of the crater with your expert guide and listen as they explain the history of this incredible area. As you stroll around the vast rim, peer into the depths of the crater to see plumes of steam rising from the dormant, but still active, volcano.
After some time at the summit of Mt Vesuvius, follow your guide back to the coach, and then sit back and relax as you enjoy the journey back to your hotel in Sorrento.
Very enjoyable tour. Tour guide Vincenzo was very informative.
Recommend for you to list on your website "suggested attire" in order to be more prepared for this excursion. Wish we had known ahead of time, to wear hiking shoes and or simply closed sturdy walking shoes and wear layers of clothing to adapt to changing temperatures. Also think the guide should accompany the travelers on the walk to ensure they all get from start to finish. Viator should include the $10 euro to complete the hike within the cost , this is the most important aspect of seeing Mt Vesuvius should not be in addtion , just make a part of the overall fee. Lastly, we were more than a bit turned off at the workers that were charging euro to use a port -a -potty. Certainly did not leave a memorable impression of the excursion.