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Explore Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius on a four-wheel-drive tour for an up-close perspective of this Italian volcano. Travel up the mountain in a 4x4 vehicle to Vesuvius National Park, where you’ll walk to the crater to learn about its geology and monitoring system. Then visit the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose excavations reveal what life was like just before Vesuvius erupted and covered the ancient town with its deadly flow.

Highlights

  • Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius tour from Sorrento
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Visit the ancient crater inside Vesuvius National Park
  • Learn about the volcano's history of eruptions, particularly the destruction of Pompeii
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Pompeii

What You Can Expect

Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour

Mont Vesuvius

Customer Reviews

Dotty N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a wonderful tour, even though it POURED when we were touring Pompeii. Our tour guide, Roberto, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved seeing the top of Mt. Vesuvius--such an iconic place.

Mark T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great value for money.

Sandra C

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Only issue with the tour was we were combined with another group for the tour of Pompei 40 plus so this made it hard for the guided tour and comentry other than that all went to plan good rep and drivers

Denise Graham

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Excelled tour. Encouraged to have lunch which included wine tasting at additional cost. Not sure what you would do if you chose not to participate but so glad we did. Great food and great wine. Everything went according to plan and seamless.

Sharon

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

The tour of Pompeii was challenging - our guide walked very fast, and didn't give us time to stop to take photos very often. It has a stressful few hours chasing after him and making sure we didn't lose him amongst all of the tour groups. The Vesuvius portion, though, was amazing and well worth it.

JAYCINE B

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

The best part of this tour was the lunch at the local winery at the base of Vesuvius! Probably the best food we had during our stay. The ride on the 4 X 4 was really fun...almost like an amusement park ride due the the road conditions. Glad we had a guide in Pompeii to help us understand just exactly what we were looking at.

Patrick L

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

This is a great tour. While we were unfortunate that the weather wasn't so good it meant that there was a heavy mist on Mt Vesuvius which meant we didn't get to see it properly, but nobody can guarantee the weather! It was also quite unexpectedly windy, which certainly made the last leg of the climb to the top hard going - just make sure to bring a good windbreaker/jacket and very comfy footwear!
Pompeii was great, and our tour guide here was very good and well able to answer any questions put to her.
Our mini bus driver was a lovely young man - very presentable looking, and an excellent driver! However, it would be in his own best interest to learn some English as he was unable to communicate with any of his group he was driving.
One thing both my wife and I thought it would have been best to include the admission prices for both Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius in the cost off the tour - it felt like we were paying twice, having already paid for the tour!

Henry E

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2016

Could have spent more time in Pompeii. Felt very rushed due to the allowed time. Unfortunately the 4x4 part was cancelled due to weather. It would have been great if the time lost to the Vesuvius cancellation could have been used in Pompeii. Just got dropped off at the hotel early. Pick up and transportation were great and the guides were fine.

Sam United States of ... 

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2016

Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius were beautiful, must-see sights and our guide was very nice, but this tour as a whole was somewhat disorganized and in my opinion, ended up being quite expensive.

After pick up, which didn't end until after 9:30 AM, we went to Pompeii for a 2 hour guided tour. It was really cool, but we saw very little in this time. Immediately following, we had lunch at a winery at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. This was a very welcome surprise the place was gorgeous and the food delicious. From there, we headed to the 4x4 bus lot. If you are expecting a small jeep with no windows to see off the mountain like me, that's not it. It is just a bus and a bumpy ride through greenery. It takes about 15 minutes to get up to another landing and from there you climb about another 15 minutes to the top of the mountain. Its steep and dusty, I would recommend tennis shoes. The views are gorgeous up there. The alpine guide will give a short 5-10 min explanation, then you will have about an hour to walk around. From there you head home, we didn't get back until around 6:30 PM.

The price that you pay for the tour only includes the bus ride, a short guided tour a Pompeii by a 2nd tour guide and the 4x4 ride. The disorganization comes with the fact that little was prepared ahead of time, at each stop the guide needed to purchase tickets. Bring cash because on top of the tour price you will need to pay 13 euro per person to get into Pompeii to see and hear the included guided tour. Then another 10 euro per person to climb to the top of Mt Vesuvius - there really is not much to see if you were to decide not to climb up and the alpine guide is only included if you pay. In addition, while you were offered the option to go to the winery for 28 euro per person, this was the only option, so this cost is required as well. The original tour guide is solely there to get you from place to place, collect money and pay for tickets, she did not join us for most of the activities.

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