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.