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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Visit the ruins of Pompeii and the top of Mt. Vesuvius on a 7-hour tour from Naples. Learn about the history of the ancient Roman city and its destruction more than 2,000 years ago, and gain insight into the geology of the region from an archaeological guide and a volcanologist guide. Includes round-trip transportation from central Naples.
  • 7-hour Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius tour, from Naples
  • Learn about life in ancient Pompeii before the eruption on a guided walking tour
  • Discover the ecological history of Mt. Vesuvius from a professional volcanologist guide
  • Look inside the volcano that destroyed Pompeii
  • Includes pickup and drop-off at the cruise terminal, central train station, or centrally located Naples hotels
After morning pickup from locations in central Naples, relax during the scenic 30-minute drive to Pompeii. 

Begin with a walking tour of the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, stopping to see the thermal baths, racy paintings in the Lupanare, the Basilica, Macellum (market square), and the formerly opulent residence known as the House of Faun. Your guide shares informative commentary about life in old Pompeii and the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. 

After your time at the ruins, take about one hour to purchase lunch (own expense). Next up, rejoin your driver and travel up Mt. Vesuvius to 3,280 feet (1,000 meters). Disembark there and follow your guide up a winding path that leads to the top of the volcano. The moderately challenging walk takes about 25 minutes one-way (comfortable shoes recommended). Peer into the volcano crater and learn about the geology of the volcano from a volcanologist guide. Expect to spend 30 minutes at the top of the mountain.

Your tour ends with return to your starting point in Naples in the late afternoon.

Reviews

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j
, May 2018

Very informative tour! Highly recommended!

J
, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

B
, Oct 2017

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the archeological site was absolutely amazing!

L
, Oct 2017

This was a great day. From the pick up at the hotel to Pompeii then lunch recommendation and the climb up Mount Vesuvius, we were taken care of. The guide was knowledgable on the tour through Pompeii answering all our questions and even anticipating some. And our day guide was so helpful with overall questions about Naples. It was a great day, and didn't hurt that we had a perfect weather day too.

D
, Oct 2017

Everything ran smooth, on time, etc, but I would consider this a pretty basic tour. The Pompeii guide we had was nice, but I wouldn't say she provided much insight that you couldn't gather up yourself with a little research and touring through the grounds on your own is pretty easy, it is well laid out with provided maps. Found it difficult to hear her as the tour size was small, so they don't provide audio device which is good, but the site itself was packed with tourists and many of the larger groups with audio devices simply drowned her out several times. As for Mt. Vesuvius, awesome site and would recommend it, the guide here was much better, easy to hear and provided a lot of insight. Overall, was ok, but for the price I don't feel it was worth it. I could have easily arranged this myself for much less cost. There are all kinds of train/bus/car options to get to the main tourist points and the guide info was so-so. Nothing I couldn't look up myself in 20 minutes, so would likely do that next time. If you are in a pinch for time, I'd suggest it, otherwise, these 2 locations are very easy to arrange yourself in retrospect, at least in my opinion.

M
, Sep 2017

Great chance to see Pompeii with guide to tell you about all the well kept secrets that aren't in the travel guides and to get access to the places you want to see. Hike up Mt Vesuvius was on your own, but great views of the crater and Naples below. Apparently there are guided tours from volcano expert at the top but we didn't see anyone at the meeting point or on our journey around. Wear shoes you don't mind getting dusty as the walk up to the crater is steep on gravel. My 'Keen' sandals were up to the job but very dirty afterwards. Loved the chance to grab a slice of pizza in Pompeii like a local, instead of having to do a big group - sit down - rushed lunch with all the other tourists. Exactly what I expected and plenty of time to enjoy both sites.

L
, Aug 2017

This tour was just ok. I'm not a complainer and Pompeii was truly an amazing site. Unfortunately we found out 18 hours prior to our tour departure that Mt. Vesuvius was closed and it had been closed for a month. More notice would have given us time to plan better. No headset for guide and hard to hear

S
, Jun 2018

Bloß die Finger weg von der Deutschen Audioguide-Tour !! Wir buchen seit Jahren bei Viator und waren eigentlich immer zufrieden, aber diese Tour, welche vor Ort von Worldtours Srl durchgeführt wurde, war wirklich eine Frechheit. Gebucht habe wir die Tour mit englischsprachigem Reiseleiter und deutschem Audioguide. Mit von der Partie waren dann aber auch noch 2 Spanier, sodass nach jeder englischen Erklärung noch eine ausführliche spanische Erklärung erfolgte, wodurch sich die Tour derart verzögerte, dass die Mittagspause die Möglichkeit zum Mittagessen ausfiel. Die deutschen Audioguides funktionierten gerade mal an max. jedem zweiten halt, ansonsten war auf dem Display zu lesen: keine Information auf Deutsch verfügbar. Am Vesuv hingegen gab es gar keinen Audioguide. Die Gruppe war zudem größer als die gebuchte und speziell bezahlte Limitierung auf 16 Personen. Leider ist der Platz hier beschränkt, ansonsten würde ich gerne noch auf die vorliegende Reaktion von Viator bzw. Worldtours Srl auf meine Beschwerde eingehen, da diese in Ihrer Frechheit schon ziemlich einzigartig ist.


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