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Discover the wonder of Europe’s only active volcano on this Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii day trip from Naples. Follow your local guide through the ancient ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Enjoy a traditional Italian pizza lunch with your small group and then hike to the top of the notorious volcano, where you’ll find stunning views of the Bay of Naples and the surrounding landscapes.

Highlights

  • Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius day trip from Naples
  • Explore the fascinating ancient ruins of Pompeii with a guide
  • See the destruction of Mt Vesuvius' massive eruption thousands of years ago
  • Enjoy a pizza lunch with your fellow travelers
  • Hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius and peer into the crater
  • Soak up views of the Bay of Naples from the volcano’s summit

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What You Can Expect

Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

Pompeii, Italy

Your guide will collect you from your hotel or train station to kick off this Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii day trip from Naples. Venture into the ancient Roman city of Pompeii on a half-hour coach ride and learn the history behind the area that was infamously covered by ash nearly 2000 years ago. 

Follow your guide on a 2-hour walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and learn about Europe’s largest archeological grounds. Stop at the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s House and the Lupanare brothel. Your guide will offer historical context and insight into local life here back in 79 AD. Once you’ve explored the grounds, savor an Italian pizza lunch with your group before enjoying time to wander the shops.

Afterward, travel by air-conditioned coach to Mt Vesuvius and journey on a moderate hike to the top of the active volcano with your guide. At the summit, some 3,900 feet (1,200 meters) above sea level, take in panoramic views of the Bay of Naples. Roam around the volcano's mammoth crater and keep an eye out for plumes of escaping steam. If you prefer to skip the hike, you'll enjoy free time while waiting for the group, but the trip to the top is definitely worth the effort.

After successfully climbing the top of Mt Vesuvius, relax with a ride back to your Naples hotel in your comfortable coach.

Customer Reviews

Megan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was awesome! Our tour guide at Pompeii was great and was able to manage our group of 50 well and was very informative! Mt. Vesuvius was great as well. Be prepared though, it and #39;s a bit of a hike if you and #39;re not used to hiking, but the views from the top were all worth it! Highly recommend!

Effie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We enjoyed our Trip to Pompeii and up Mount Vesuvius.

Our guide for Pompeii was very knowledgeable and funny. She showed the key points of Pompeii and gave us an insight into the lives of the people who lived there. Lunch at a local restaurant was included and we enjoyed our pasta and pizza break before the second half of the tour. In the second half, on the bus we traveled most of the way up Mount Vesuvius. From there we walked up a gravel path for almost half an hour to get to the top for some fantastic views! Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water!

Nigel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lets start with, This is a Fantastic Tour, unfortunately it did get of to a disappointing start, due to a last minute change of pick-up points and us being in a not so good mobile signal location we missed the change notification, which resulted in us being in the wrong place and missing the start of the tour.
On contacting the tour organizers they arranged for a mini bus to pick us up and catch up with the main tour bus. Off which we did just in time for lunch, which was Pizza at a local restaurant and was very nice. But we had missed the morning Pompeii visit, on speaking with the tour guide Manuela who was brilliant by the way she rearrange for us to do the Pompeii tour the next morning.
Mt Vesuvius is amazing and walking up it in 35 degrees is hard work but well worth it, the views around and into the crater are amazing. The next morning we did the Pompeii tour, everything ran smoothly all the pick ups were on time and the local guide that takes you around the site was very knowledgeable this made for a both fantastic and moving experience.
I would say these trips are a must for your bucket list and highly recommended, even if they were done over two days instead of one. In hindsight I think we enjoyed the trips better spread over two day.

Elaine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic tour! As time was limited we only saw the main points of interest in Pompeii and would have liked a little longer there to explore more.

Daniel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a brilliant time. The tour guide was very friendly and informative! We would definitely recommend! :

Jane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fantastic day out and so well organised. We were met as advertised at Naples station and taken on an air conditioned coach to Pompeii. The tour staff were very helpful and friendly. Our tour of Pompeii was led by Maria and she was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and gave an insightful and amusing commentary. We had around 2 1/2 hours to look around and it as it was 35 degrees, that was enough! We saw the highlights and the pace was just right. We were then taken for lunch at a local restaurant and had a choice of either tomato spaghetti or pizza margarita.The food was freshly cooked and delicious. The cold drink was also very welcome, as was the air conditioned interior. Back on the coach for the 40 mins to Vesuvius, again our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Once parked up, we were given 1 hour and 45 mins to walk to the top and back. It was a challenge in the heat but plenty of time to get to the summit, take some photos and wander down. The views were spectacular over Naples bay and well worth the effort of the walk up. It was on a clear, wide pathway, a little rocky in places but our stout shoes were fine. A cold drink at the cafe and then back on the coach to be dropped back at Naples station. An altogether fantastic day, well organised and with plenty of time to enjoy the sights, would thoroughly recommend.

rmye.agrawal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The trip was everything as advertised and more. Our guides were knowledgeable about the history and legends of the sites that helped make this a memorable experience. Would highly recommend it.

econn02

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic tour of Pompeii and opportunity to hike Mt. Vesuvius. Guides were very knowledgeable! Highly recommended!

Christina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We were staying in Sorrento and took the train to meet the group in Naples at 10:30. Group was easy to locate near the train station. The tour guides were great!! The tour of Pompeii was fascinating and our guide did a great job keeping everyone together while moving forward the whole time. We had lunch at a restaurant with great Neapolitan pizza before going on to Mt. Vesuvius. Hiking 900 m up to the top of the volcano was an incredible experience! My husband and I were very happy we did this tour to see both amazing sites. We got back to Naples at 5:30 exactly and had time to explore some more of Naples, eat more pizza, and catch the last train back to Sorrento!

Jason O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

One of the best tours I have ever done. Organised and very informational, was great having all the transport already done. The tour guide for the Pompeii was average, not very personable in her delivery. But that just might be her, she was very knowledgeable. The guide for the Mt Vesuvius was great, funny, and hiked up with us in high heels. Such a great trip and I would totally do it again.

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