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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

Mt Vesuvius, Italy

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. 

Customer Reviews

Claire B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The view at the top is fantastic. There were a combination of guides at different times and it was a reasonably large group, however I had no issue hearing the guide. Air conditioned transport was perfect as it was an awfully hot day. The pizza meal to start the tour was a real treat.

Ana M L USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The hike is a workout but the views from the top of the crater are beautiful!

Cait

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing!

gary m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great afternoon, hotel pickup, lunch and then coach up the mountain.
Medium, to hard walk up to Vesuvius top. Views of mountain and Napoli, our amazing.

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great guide. Wonderful experience walking up the last long mile. Thanks

winni_rose

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This is not for the fainthearted; the trek to the summit can be gruelling should one not be wearing the right footwear and have drinking water. The tour on the other hand was good with a very knowledgeable tour guide. The views from the summit are amazibg and there is that sense of achievement having made it to the top.

mikemahoney_2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It will be a challenging walk to the top after you get off of the bus, which takes you most of the way up. We went in June so it was very hot, which made it harder. It was well worth it though. The bus needed to be cooler. Be sure to bring water for the trek up. There are shops at the top where you can purchase drinks, snacks, and souvenirs.

sid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent all round.

John v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

If you plan on seeing Pompeii and Herculaneum you should see Vesuvius as well. Amazing views of the region and a chance to see an active (if currently very placid) volcano. Our guide was excellent and very entertaining and the driver was very good as well (believe me you want that). Worth the climb.

Kimberly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was a great experience to climb to the top of the volcano! Since we had already toured Pompei, it was interesting and insightful to go to the top of the volcano. The climb to the top is a little difficult if you are out of shape but manageable since you can stop to rest as often as you need. The view from the top is amazing! The tour company arrived on time and picked me up at the hotel. It took longer than advertised since they had to pick up other people as well though. They give you just enough time to climb to the top and come back down and do a little shopping and then will drive you back to your hotel. Wear comfortable shoes!!

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