Explore the infamous volcano Mt Vesuvius up close on this 4-hour tour from Sorrento. Watch the Italian countryside glide by the window of an air-conditioned coach as you make your way up the slopes of Mt Vesuvius. This is the volcano that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum in hot ash in 79 AD, and from its summit you can see not only the immense crater but also excellent views over the Mediterranean Sea. Skip-the-Line entrance fee to Mt Vesuvius not included.
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
Meet your expert guide outside your central Sorrento hotel or other pre-arranged pick-up location to board an air-conditioned coach, then relax as you are transported up a mountain and back in time. Wind along a scenic coastline beside pretty towns, and then after about an hour, begin the ascent up Mt. Vesuvius. As the coach makes its way up the mountain, your guide sets the scene with the story of the massive eruptions that took place here more than 2,000 years ago. The thriving ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were both inundated with ash, killing roughly 16,000 people and burying entire towns. The coach climbs to nearly 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), where you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy a thrilling 360-degree view that includes the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Bay of Naples, the island of Capri, and the city of Naples far below. You can even join your guide for a walk up to the crater itself, learning about the geology and history of the area along the way. Look into the crater of this dormant - but still active - volcano and marvel at the devastation it once created. After exploring on your own at the summit of Mt Vesuvius, follow your guide back to the coach for a relaxing drive back to Sorrento where you’ll be dropped off where you were picked up.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Sep 2018
Lovely guide chatted most of the way on the journey to and up the volcano. Very informative and entertaining. Comfortable small bus took us most of the way up. Then we were dropped off to make our way up the rest of the climb. There was a little confusion over who had entrance tickets for climbing up the volcano, this was not the guides fault it is the system of booking which offers tickets to some but not all. However the excellent guide sorted everyone out and we were all able to go up to the crater mouth. Facilities on Vesuvius are basic to say the least, tardis toilets in that heat are not pleasant!
Journey back to our hotel/drop off points was excellent with more local information from our guide.
A great morning out
I highly recommend this tour! Convenient pick up points. Our guide Clementina was friendly and gave us information about what we were passing the whole way there. Our only thing was that we stopped at a random jewellery showroom where we were told there would be refreshments bit there were none.
Driver and guide were excellent and informative and coach was comfy and cool for the trip and just the right amount of time allowed on the top. Only downside was that our pre-booked pick up at 9am was moved to 7.50am the night before the trip without explanation and it then took us 3 hours to get to Vesuvius due to the other pick-ups so a 4 hour trip turned in to almost a full day
Unfortunately our guides English was not great but she managed to get all the information across fine all the same. I felt we were not given enough time on this trip as unfortunately traffic was pretty heavy getting to Vesuvius and took an hour longer than expected. The guide and driver were aware of the traffic problems around this area at this time of year September but no alterations were made. We were given 75 minutes to get from the parking area to the summit, look around and get back again. It takes around 25 to 30 minutes to walk to the summit depending on how fit you are some of our group took 35 minutes. This does not give you much time to look around or go that little further and gives you no time at all for a guided tour at the top which would have been very interesting.