• Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Spend a day exploring Mt Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii while in port in Naples. Led by an expert guide, see the largest archaeological site in Europe as you tour Pompeii's Thermal Baths, Lupanare brothel and the Forum. Afterward, break for a pizza lunch before hiking to the summit of Mt Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for Pompeii’s destruction in 79 AD. Peer into the mouth of the crater and enjoy sweeping views of the Bay of Naples.


  • Combined tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii: the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and Lupanare
  • Pizza lunch
  • Hike to the summit of Vesuvius and peer into the crater
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Naples
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

Begin your day trip with pickup from your cruise port in Naples, where you'll meet your guide and travel to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii.

Upon arriving, embark on a 2-hour guided tour through the impressive archaeological site, with stops at Vetti’s House, the Thermal Baths, the Lupanare brothel and the Forum, each buried by volcanic ash during Mt Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. As you go, hear the history of each site, as well as the full story behind the fateful day almost two thousand years ago when the prosperous city was destroyed.

Afterward, relax with a complimentary pizza lunch, accompanied by a drink. Refueled, hop aboard your coach to Mt. Vesuvius for a 45-minute climb to the summit with your guide. Soak up panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from the top, and walk around the crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). Don’t be surprised if you see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping volcano as you peer down into its depths.

Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Naples port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wear your walking shoes and be prepared to walk on uneven stone roads. What a wonderful adventure into history. Loved our tour guide who wore high heel boots during our excursion. She gave us a super history lesson and was so much fun to be with this day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was quite cheerful and funny when she was explaining the history. We really enjoyed the Pompeii trip. Mt Vesuvius was a bit disappointing when looking inside the volcano, but the view was beautiful at the top. The walk was tough at times and my worry was about time. I rushed down as I thought I would have missed my bus.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

absolutely fabulous. so worth it. very educated English speaking tour guide. other travelers with other tour companies complained that their tours were to big. all of our tours through Viator were small and very personable. I would book all these tours 100 times over again. these tours made our trip as fabulous as it was. thank you Viator

Betsy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

LOVED this tour! It was a full day -- essentially half at Pompeii and half at Mt Vesuvius with a fabulous Italian lunch in between at a nice restaurant. Super happy we booked through Viator vs. the cruise line and the excursion was very well organized and comfortable. Lot's of walking in Pompeii and climbing at Mt Vesuvius, but both are MUST sees. I really recommend, tour guide was fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour with a great guide. Will use Viator again.

Donald E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour crams a lot into the time allotted. Eric was a knowledge guide. If you only have the day from your cruise, this is the tour to take.

Lynda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Shore excursion for 3 generations of same family cruising together, a great day enjoyed by all 5 of us, we all managed to get to the crater of Mount Vesuvius and after lunch our excellent guide explained the history of Pompeii. The restaurant at lunch time , with pre knowledge, catered for food allergies and provided a most enjoyable. meal. The minibus was on time, comfortable, and our guide Alex very helpful and attentive.
Have already recommended this company to friends for shore excursions from cruise ships.

Louise M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great day, just remember to go early. The day got hotter and hotter. Guide was very knowledgeable, and stayed with our group. Pointed out little details, and made the history interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We were about 10 mins late in docking so I was starting to panic but no worries as our guide was waiting outside for us. Pompeii was a lot bigger than what I expected, our guide was very informative and very interesting to listen to. A short walk then for our lunch pizza was a very generous portion then back on bus to Mt Vesuvius. Glad we walked to the top to say we had done it, enough time for even a well deserved drink back near our coach. After our coach got to the bottom of Mt Vesuvius all the people who had cruise ships to get back to got transferred onto a mini bus which took us straight back to the port. A very well organised tour.

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We had a fantastic day! The view was outstanding, pacing was good as well.

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