• Location: Sorrento, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Travel to one of the world's most infamous volcanoes to see the crater up close with this half-day tour to Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento. Learn about the volcano's history from an expert guide as you drive to the uppermost parking area on the mountain. Walk from there to the very top for incomparable views – weather permitting – over Naples and across the bay. See the smoke rising from the crater of this sleeping volcano.


  • 4-hour tour from Sorrento to Mt Vesuvius
  • Drive with a local expert up the volcano as far as vehicles are permitted
  • Walk the remaining 1,000 meters to the crater's edge
  • Peer down into the still-smoking crater of this infamous volcano that buried the region in 79 A.D.
  • Admire views over Naples and across the bay (weather permitting)
  • Stop at a mineralogical museum en route back to Sorrento

What You Can Expect

Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

Mount Vesuvius

Customer Reviews

Peta C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Boarded the coach at the Achille Lauro coach park which is easy to find. On the way to Vesuvius visited the minerals museum which has many interesting exhibits including baby dinosaur fossil and items about the discovery graphene. Very good commentary from Desiree our guide on the drive up Vesuvius. Walk up from there on a cinder type track took me 30 mins - wear sensible shoes! Though hazy nice views from top and able to buy a postcard there as forgot my phone. Worth doing if you don't mind the walk up.

Sam T United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Perfectly organised trip. Brilliant guide giving just the right information and knowing when not to talk as well. Brief stop at the local minerological museum where the museum's director showed us around before a good portion of time spent making the ascent to the top of vesuvius and walking around the crater. Fairly steep ascent, so wear sensible shoes, have some water and be comparitvely fit.

Laurie P

4 star rating: Recommended June 2017

I loved this tour. The tour host provided very good information on the way to Vesuvius and we had an amazing bus driver who wove around the roads to Vesuvius. The hike is short, 30 minutes, but very strenuous. I really liked that the hike to the top was self-paced as most people did not make it to the top. Those who did not make it to the hike enjoyed the view from their stopping point. I made it to the top and continued along the rim as far as allowed I think I was the only one who was able to do this. So, great to be atop thee Mount Vesuvius!

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