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Time13 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Take a day out of your Rome vacation to get acquainted with Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii. This exciting day trip to Pompeii includes a steady-paced hike up Mt Vesuvius (summer only) or a visit Naples, the beautiful ‘City by the bay’ when Mount Vesuvius is closed in winter, plus a pizza in Naples and a tour of the UNESCO-listed digs at Pompeii. Hear the history from a local guide and admire artefacts that date back to the infamous Mt Vesuvius eruption of AD 79.
  • Day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii from Rome with an expert guide
  • Hike up the side of the volcano and walk along its ridge, gazing into the crater
  • Drink in dramatic views over the Bay of Naples
  • Experience the world-famous Napolitan pizza
  • In the winter season (late November to March), enjoy a visit to the City of Naples, with its regal architecture and timeless traditions, all set against the backdrop of Mt. Vesuvius

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The hike to the crater of Mt Vesuvius is rewarded by phenomenal views and the guide for the Pompeii tour really brings the ruins to life. Stopping for a pizza is a wonderful break from an active day.
Hop aboard your coach at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, and travel south in air-conditioned comfort to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel, listen to tales about the colorful southern Italian area and Mt Vesuvius.

After the volcano’s infamous AD 79 eruption, lava and volcanic ash destroyed the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Evidence of those ancient streams of lava is still evident in the area, and your guide will show them as you travel.

Step out of your coach for a steady-paced, 20-minute walk to Mt Vesuvius’ summit, from where the most breathtaking views await. Make your way over trails covered in pumice rock and ash, before some free time to gaze down into the caldera and across the Bay of Naples.

Walk back down with your guide, and then head into Naples for a lunch of traditional pizza. From Naples, journey further south to complete your day trip from Rome to Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman city; today the town is best known for its UNESCO-listed archaeological digs, which are home to a wealth of relics. See incredibly preserved fossils and other ruins, plus plaster imprints of the town’s victims who were buried for years.

See the remains of the Forum and Teatro Grande, were some 5,000 people could once be seated. From your Pompeii tour guide, hear about day-to-day life for the Pompeii locals as you wander streets where ancient shops, cafes and even brothels could be found.

Finally, head back to Rome by coach and finish with a drop-off at the start point.

Please note: Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 20 to March 31. During this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. We’ll take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city centre.

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L
, Oct 2018

Our Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius was a disappointment because there was no Vesuvius due to safety concerns regarding a recent landslide. Participants should have been advised prior to the trip and given a discount or allowed to cancel without losing anything. That said, the guide was first rate and did his best to make up for the disappointment..

k
, Oct 2018

Excellent experience! Our guide, Melissa, was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information on Italy as well as Vesuvius and Pompeii. Our guide at Pompeii, Nicholas, was also fantastic and we enjoyed the day thoroughly. I recommend it highly!

J
, Oct 2018

Our tour guide, Jon was great! Unfortunately due to the weather we weren't able to hike the volcano. Because of this, we received a generous partial refund. Highly recommend.

D
, Oct 2018

Amazing! Excellent! Words can not describe. The restaurant and Pizza were fine, lets face it....you are not going for the pizza. The While the Vesuvius portion of the trip may be a bit tough with all the walking and traffic, the Pompeii portion was the highlight of our Italy trip. The guides Mara and Robert were entertaining along the way and spoke English well. Robert is a great storyteller. The local guide at Pompeii Enzo was likewise great. If you are going to visit Pompeii I would highly recommend this particular tour. Its an extremely long day but with the right people Like Mara and Robert you will sale through it with ease.

A
, Oct 2018

This was one of the best tours I have been on! I was so excited to visit Rome in order to see Pompeii. This tour was exactly what I was looking for. The trip to Pompeii is about 3 hours from Rome but the bus stops off half way down in order for you to use the restroom and order food or drinks if you need to. Once you get to Naples, you climb a small portion of Mount Vesuvius. Once at the top, you can get some amazing pictures of Naples and the Mediterranean. Soon after, you stop by a local restaurant to have lunch and then you are off to Pompeii.

Our tour guide, Andrea, was very knowledgeable about Rome and most things Italian. He gave us some really helpful information about getting around Rome, where to eat, etc.

I would highly recommend this tour!

p
, Sep 2018

Best experience one can have. To walk through the ruins of Pompeii, to hike up the Vesuvius is once in a lifetime experience.
The tour operation was very professionally handled.Our Guide Louise was very engaging peppering the narrative with interesting anecdotes and trivia about the places we were seeing while on our way to Pompeii, which made the journey much livelier.
At Pompeii we were assigned another Guide who too did a real good job explaining and showing the places .
We stopped for Lunch before hike to Vesuvius. The Pizzza was Ok basically you are so hungry after walking around in Pompeii you'd eat anything they offered. The hike to Vesuvius could be quite daunting for older people with bad knees, but they do explain you the risks before the hike, so its up-to you if you wish to hike or not. Personally I would recommend to go for it , you don't get to climb an active volcano everyday after all.On our way back we stopped for some wine tasting which was really a good way to end the tour.

B
, Sep 2018

The walk up to the rim was difficult but rewarding! Our tour guide in Pompeii was excellent and Rob and Fausto rounded our trip out delightfully.

j
, Sep 2018

This trip is an absolute must. We only had two full days in Rome and decided to spend one of them on this trip, and we have no regrets. Our tour guide Louise was fantastic -- she's a great storyteller and kept us entertained on the bus rides. She also gave us some food recommendations for after the trip that were spot on. She pointed us in the direction of the best gelato we've ever had!

P
, Sep 2018

Jonathan,our guide, was witty and informative! No question was too dumb to ask! Nice change of pace from hustle of Rome.

m
, Sep 2018

We really enjoyed this tour, despite a brief period of intense rain--we lucked out and were near one of the few indoor areas of Pompeii. We knew going in, and the guide will tell you, Mt. Vesuvius is mostly just rocks, but it does offer a great view of the area and it doesn't take long to visit. It can be pretty crowded along the trail to the top, but was a nice part of the day trip. Like most of these tours, lunch can be had with the group and guide for an additional fee. We did that on this one and had Margarita pizza at nice, sit down restaurant between Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. Our guide, Andy, did a great job of keeping us entertained and providing a historical overview of the area, including parts of Rome as we departed the city. In Pompeii, he turned us over to a local guide, Enrico, who was highly informed about the city, but also had a sense of humor that came out when discussing some areas of Pompeii--the brothels, most notably.

Guides can make or break these tours and both of ours were excellent. Andy would sometimes insert humorous possible histories about events for which historians do not have all the facts, but it was easy to tell when he was straying from recorded history. I'll even give props to an unsung hero of every tour, our bus driver, Alberto. Italian roads outside of the highways can be difficult to navigate in a car and he did an outstanding job of getting our full-length bus into, out of, and through, some incredibly tight spots.


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