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  • Location: Sorrento, Italy
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Venture to the top of Mt Vesuvius on this 4-tour from Sorrento. Enjoy a scenic journey along the coastline and through sun-baked southern Italian towns before arriving in the dark shadows of the mighty Mt Vesuvius, the volcano that wiped out Pompeii and Herculaneum some 2,000 years ago. Creep up the towering sides of the volcano in your coach, before disembarking near the summit for sweeping vistas of the Bay of Naples and Sorrento Peninsula, and for your chance to peer into the steaming belly of the dormant beast.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Mt Vesuvius Tour from Sorrento

Explore the crater of Mt Vesuvius!

Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned coach outside your centrally located Sorrento hotel, or at a nearby prearranged location if the coach is unable to access the front of your hotel.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Climbing Mt Vesuvius was one of my highlights of my trip. The tour is essentially a taxi service, but a very good one. We were picked up from Sorrento and driven to the Mt Vesuvius coach park, stopping along the way to collect other members of our group. There is commentary from the guide on the coach journey but once at Vesuvius the guide does not come with you, you are free to climb alone and the 10 euro ticket to climb is not included in the price of the tour. I was quite happy to go at my own pace and loved every second of this tour!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Good tour, very steep so no good if you have mobility problems. Did see two people at start hoping to take the kids up In A pushchair! Don't think that will have been possible. Only way to get to top is under your own steam!
Also I will point out that when we arrived we were told there were two toilets. In fact only one was open, and apprently it was disgusting, no running water or loo paper, so I didn't bother. Thought to use at decent, but then it was closed. So if you have problems with needing toilet, don't go, as there is nowhere discreet for you to take a pee.

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