Day Trip From Naples: Pompeii And Mount Vesuvius

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Overview

Visit the top of the volcano that destroyed Pompeii nearly 2000 years ago. With a 7-hour guided tour, stroll through the streets of Pompeii alongside an archaeological guide (or with the accompaniment of an audio guide)*. Drive 3280ft (1000 mt) up Mt.Vesuvius and walk the path to the crater's edge. Enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples and learn the geology of the volcano from an expert volcanologist guide. Maximum group size is 25 passengers.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Tour beings at 8am with pickup from central Naples hotels, the cruise port, or a central meeting point outside Naples Central Train Station.
Have the complete Pompeii experience with a guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii and an expedition to the top of the volcano that destroyed this ancient city. In both places, learn from expert guides the history and geology that led to the destruction.

In Pompeii, see all the highlights of the ancient Roman city that laid the foundations of present social life. See the thermal baths and the frescoes of the Lupanare, then visit theBasilica and Macellum, or market square, and learn about early market negotiations. Finish with a visit to the House of Faun for an impression of the opulence of this place before the eruption of Vesuvius. Hear many interesting facts from the archaeological guide during your visit*, explaining the most interesting aspects of this ancient, commercial city.

After the walking tour inside the ruins, have around one hour for shopping and lunch (own expense) before going to Mt. Vesuvius. The driver will bring you 3280ft (1000 mt) up the mountain. From there, walk approximately25 minutes to reach the real top of the volcano. The path along the route to the top is winding with steps cut into the mountain's side. It is a moderate walk, so remember to wear comfortable shoes. Once at the top, peer into the crater and meet your volcanologist guide. Hear the geology and the history of the volcano. Spend approximately 30 minutes at the top of the mountain, then have time to take photos of the breathtaking view. The tour will ends in Naples at around 4pm

*During low season, the archaeological guide in Pompeii is replaced by an audio guide.

Inclusions for Day Trip From Naples: Pompeii And Mount Vesuvius

  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Exclusions for Day Trip From Naples: Pompeii And Mount Vesuvius

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Entrance fees (Pompeii € 13 pp and Mt Vesuvius € 10 pp, your guide will collect the amount on board and will skip the line purchasing the tickets at the guides counter)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

During the low season (November - March) the live guide inside Pompeii ruins will be replaced by an audio guide for groups of less than six

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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6 reviews by the users

  • Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the archeological site was absolutely amazing!

  • This was a great day. From the pick up at the hotel to Pompeii then lunch recommendation and the climb up Mount Vesuvius, we were taken care of. The guide was knowledgable on the tour through Pompeii answering all our questions and even anticipating some. And our day guide was so helpful with overall questions about Naples. It was a great day, and didn't hurt that we had a perfect weather day too.

  • Everything ran smooth, on time, etc, but I would consider this a pretty basic tour. The Pompeii guide we had was nice, but I wouldn't say she provided much insight that you couldn't gather up yourself with a little research and touring through the grounds on your own is pretty easy, it is well laid out with provided maps. Found it difficult to hear her as the tour size was small, so they don't provide audio device which is good, but the site itself was packed with tourists and many of the larger groups with audio devices simply drowned her out several times. As for Mt. Vesuvius, awesome site and would recommend it, the guide here was much better, easy to hear and provided a lot of insight. Overall, was ok, but for the price I don't feel it was worth it. I could have easily arranged this myself for much less cost. There are all kinds of train/bus/car options to get to the main tourist points and the guide info was so-so. Nothing I couldn't look up myself in 20 minutes, so would likely do that next time. If you are in a pinch for time, I'd suggest it, otherwise, these 2 locations are very easy to arrange yourself in retrospect, at least in my opinion.

  • I booked a Spanish live-guide tour for small group. Instead of that, I got a large group with English guide and Spanish audio-guide. Since that was not what I booked, I decided not to book any more excursions by Viator. End-of-story.

  • Great chance to see Pompeii with guide to tell you about all the well kept secrets that aren't in the travel guides and to get access to the places you want to see. Hike up Mt Vesuvius was on your own, but great views of the crater and Naples below. Apparently there are guided tours from volcano expert at the top but we didn't see anyone at the meeting point or on our journey around. Wear shoes you don't mind getting dusty as the walk up to the crater is steep on gravel. My 'Keen' sandals were up to the job but very dirty afterwards. Loved the chance to grab a slice of pizza in Pompeii like a local, instead of having to do a big group - sit down - rushed lunch with all the other tourists. Exactly what I expected and plenty of time to enjoy both sites.

  • This tour was just ok. I'm not a complainer and Pompeii was truly an amazing site. Unfortunately we found out 18 hours prior to our tour departure that Mt. Vesuvius was closed and it had been closed for a month. More notice would have given us time to plan better. No headset for guide and hard to hear

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