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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Hike to the top of Mt Vesuvius on this half-day trip from Naples. Led by an expert guide, venture to the summit of the volcano made infamous by its eruption in 79 AD, leaving the city of Pompeii destroyed. As you journey upward, hear the history behind this natural wonder. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the Bay of Naples and a pizza lunch before heading back to your original departure point. 
  • Afternoon trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
  • Drive through Vesuvius National Park
  • Hike to the summit and peer into the crater of Vesuvius
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Naples
  • Narration by a professional driver-guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Begin your half-day trip with pickup from your Naples hotel. Meet your local guide and travel by coach to Vesuvius National Park.

From there, hop out on foot and begin the hike to the volcano’s summit. As you go, your guide will discuss its notorious eruption in 79 AD and other fascinating facts behind the only active volcano in continental Europe. A medium-to-high fitness level is required for the climb.
 
At the summit, take a thrilling walk around the crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). Peer down into the depths to see steam rising from the sleeping beast. Then soak up gorgeous, panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.

Afterward, reward your hard work with a stop at an authentic Italian pizzeria to enjoy a complimentary pie and a soft drink.

Appetites sated, you will conclude your afternoon with transportation back to your Naples hotel.

Itinerary

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are required for the hike. 

Reviews

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B
, Sep 2018

The organization of the tour was not good. First we were taken from Naples to a restaurant in Pompeii. We set there for at least 1.5 hours, apparently waiting for another group that visited the site. Then we had a long walk to the bus to the Vesuvius. During the trip there was no explanation about the mountain, the eruption, nothing. When we arrived to the site we had to run very steep slope up the mountain to get to the top. There we were told immediately to go down, since the site was closed an hour earlier due to an event that took place there. Overall we spent half a day for few minutes at the site.

c
, Mar 2018

Please save yourself the money and go your self yourself. The bottom line is that when the weather is horrendous rain, wind, cloud, snow this tour should NOT be ran. - But they take this risk! We were so apprehensive and worried as to why the tour continued, we had an awful experience with this company, did not see one thing and were told the whole time normally you can see this, but not today Infact the weather was that terrible I could not see my partner yards in front of me. I understand the weather is unpredictable and this is nobodys fault but as a large company, the morning of this tour they should have CANCELLED the tour for everybodys safety and Italian experience. The man who worked in the shop of the Volcano even told us he did not know why people were allowed to come up as it had been closed and just reopened due to that they thought the weather was going to be better - they were mistaken. It was dangerous, scary and a complete waste of time. Please find an alternative way to do this tour and do not book far in advance because if you get bad weather they will still continue the trip in dangerous conditions, take your money and you will be worried, you will NOT see one thing, no crater, no view, not even the person you are with.

S
, Nov 2017

Very well organised tour and the best pizza we had whilst in Naples.

The tour ladies were very kind and knowledgeable. They were also very patient with my mother who had hurt her ankle before the tour.

B
, Oct 2017

The tour was great and above expectations with knowledgeable guides. What really took it over the top was the unfortunate fact that the summit was closed due to safety concerns of excessive winds blowing visitors and Viator offered refunds or retrips the next day. Thank you for a great experience.

S
, Aug 2017

Great experience to go up Vesuvius however, the coach was far too hot (air conditioning!? What air conditioning?) The guide was not a tour guide; she pointed out 2 things on our drive up to Vesuvius, that's it! Not enough time to climb up the volcano either.

A
, Aug 2017

Pizza, drive to volcano, walk up hill to see volcano, walk back down again. 1 euro to take a piss and some good well priced souvenirs on the way. Good.

J
, Jul 2017

AMAZING TRIP!!! excellent Tour guide!!! once and life time experience -

N
, May 2017

Had they been telling us how the tour will be handled we shouldn't have booked this tour. Instead of taking us direct to Mt Vesuvius, they collected us from Naples at 12.30, drove to Pompeii and handed over to one lady. After 10 min walking and 15 min waiting on the road side, she handed over us to another lady. Again walking for some 15 min in the sun, she herded us into a restaurant for a useless pizza I have never eaten such a bad margherita before ! No choice! and around 45 min waiting! Then, again walking to the parking lot and finally boarded the bus.
At the base of Mt Vesuvius we were told you have one hour to go up and come back!! Overall a horrible experience. I advice people to use Circum Vesuviana to conveniently enjoy your trip.

f
, Dec 2016

Great trip! Make sure you are prepared for wind and lots of walking.

T
, Oct 2016

A van picked me up at the designated location in Naples and transported me and others to have lunch at a restaurant near the Pompeii ruins. Afterwards, we boarded a much larger tour bus with another tour group for Mt. Vesuvius. We were given a time limit to walk up to the summit by ourselves, and they transported us back to Naples afterwards. It was windy and rainy that day so it dampened the mood a bit. Lunch at Pompeii was mediocre. The guide on the bus did give a small introduction about Mt. Vesuvius. I find that the only plus to this tour is the convenience of transportation to and from Naples. However, I also found out that people can go to Ercolano Herculaneum and book a tour to Mt. Vesuvius form there. I am not sure though of the cost and quality of those tours.


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