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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

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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.

Itinerary

Please note: A medium to high level of fitness is required to complete the climb. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes! There is a rest point where you can choose to wait for your group if you do not wish to climb all the way to the top.

Customer Reviews

Paula W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

excellent excursion

Philip N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Maria was a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide.
The pizza lunch was well worth he stop and the view from Vesuvius was spectacular. I shall certainly use Viator again.

ron

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Rex O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was very good. A little more detailed historical information would be nice. Lunch was great and well organized.

Marc S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

diana.pl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Very interesting and informative! Maria was an amazing host!

Jdibenedetto59 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Leslie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was terrific but I highly recommend reading up on Pompeii before you go. There is so much there to see and experience that the guide can't give you enough information. The walk up Mt. Vesuvius was an experience! Not too hard, but definitely not easy. But worth it and I'd do the entire trip again.

TRIANA G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

EXCELLENT TOUR

MAJ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour and exercise too! Both Maria in the Pompeii Ruins visit and Sylvia in the Mt. Vesuvius tour were extremely professional and answered all questions related to the visited place. Also, the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

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