Half-Day Trip To Mt. Vesuvius From Naples

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Get a close look at the iconic volcano that buried the city of Pompeii. Journey to the edge of the crater of Mount Vesuvius on a 4-hour guided day trip from Naples. On the drive from Naples, see Mount Vesuvius on the horizon in its unusual beauty. Drive through the National Park of Mount Vesuvius and journey up the mountain to stop at an altitude of approximately 3280ft (1000 mt). From there, climb up the mountain path that will take you to the crater. Take in the view of the bay of Naples spread below you and learn from professional volcanologists about the geology that led to the eruption of this devastating giant.The maximum group size is 18-25 people. Tour includes round-trip transportation from central Naples hotels or the cruise port.


  • Skip the line
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

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Begin your journey with pickup from your central Naples hotel or the cruise port at 12pm. Your driver will bring you by air-conditioned coach toPompeii (approximately 30 minutes), before ascending up the mountain. After approximately 40 minutes, you will reach the highest point accessible by car, analtitude of approximately 3280ft (1000 mt). From here, you will begin your hike to the true top of the volcano--the crater.

The path to reach the crater is not difficult, but remember to wear good walking shoes--it is an uphill climb. After approximately 25 minutes, you will be treated with a chance to peer in to the heart of the volcano. A unique experience to reach the most characteristic location of the region, climbing to the top of Vesuvius is the best way to enjoy the fantastic view of Naples and its bay.

Once at the top, meet the volcanologist guide of the National Park and hear about the many transformations of the mountain during its geological history. Hear tales of the history that connects the local people to its volcano. Understand how and why this force of nature was able to destroy the two cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD. After the 30 minute presentation with question and answer, you will have time to linger at the summit and take pictures of the Bay of Naples. The vantage point is unparalleled.

Tour ends at approximately 4pm with drop-off at your hotel or the cruise port.

Inclusions for Half-Day Trip To Mt. Vesuvius From Naples

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Volcanologist guide at the summit of Vesuvius
  • Bottled water

Exclusions for Half-Day Trip To Mt. Vesuvius From Naples

  • Mt Vesuvius entrance fees ( 10 per person. Your guide will collect the fees to secure your skip the line tickets)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or alternative tour

Your tour operator will collect the Mt. Vesuvius entrance fee on board the bus in order to secure your skip the line tickets from the ticket office "guide's counter"

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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7 Traveler Reviews

  • The site is great and worthy a visit, our guide was very average.

  • The minibus was clean not overcrowded and on time. The guide, who we picked up at Pompeii, was friendly and chatty. An easy way to get to Vesuvius and back. Having now spent time in Naples the public train and bus services are easy to use, cheap and reliable and knowing this we would self guide in the future.

  • Wonderful experience, climbing the path up to the lip of the crater of Mt. Vesuvius on our small group excursion from Naples cruise ship port. Our mini bus took us to the highest vehicle-accessible point which reduced the long hike which other were doing. The views of the Bay of Naples, Isle of Capri and Amalfi coastline were magnificent. A great trip.

  • the view was amazing, the amount of time the organiseres gave us was just enough. the ride to the top of the mountine was a little bit hard. i would defaintly recomend it. they were on time, very nice, and we had no worries on our mind.

  • Just to start off the company you book the tours through and the company that actually takes you on the tour are different. So we got picked up and there was a mix up between the two companies. The company we were actually going with had us down for Pompeii and Vesuvius. We showed them our voucher and then they offered us the Pompeii tour anyways since that's where the bus was going first, however we had just done the Pompeii and Herculaneum tour the day before and had plans that afternoon so we didn't want to do Pompeii again. Once we got to Pompeii the staff ended up finding us another driver to bring us to Vesuvius and then back to our hotel. This was great how they were able to fix it however we did not get the Volcanologist like we had booked or the live commentary on board which was a huge bummer, as we specifically booked this tour to get the Volcanologist at the top.

    Its a rip off, you will be better off hiring a car yourself and driving up
    I was promised several things which failed to deliver.
    Firstly the voucher/tour description states we would have the following:

    -Transport via air conditioned coach
    -Live commentary during the journey
    -A volcanologist guide at Mt. Vesuvius
    -Bottled water

    Unfortunately we only received transport via coach, which had no air-conditioning, we did not see a volcanologist guide, no bottled water and there was no commentary on the bus.

    We were placed in a mini bus with around 6 other people, we followed a larger bus, our driver Alexander I think it was his name did not provide any commentary, the only time he spoke was when someone asked a question.

    At the entry point to the mountain we asked questions and were told to ask the guide who was non existent- we could not see any guides anywhere as the driver nor the lady with him knew any answers and neither offered water so we chose to buy some at the top of the mountain. If these so called guides are at the top of the mountain and along the way this should be put into the tour description as they company is not providing this service - this was Mis sold as I believed from
    All information at the time of booking the tour company would provide the guide.

    We just felt that the trip was basically a taxi ride to the mountain a drop of and collection, the only interaction was between the 8 passengers. Who also felt short changed

    Another point I would like to bring forward is the lack of toilet facilities on the top of the mountain there was one small toilet with no running water which was very dirty, this should be highlighted as limited bathroom facilities on the tour description and a stop should be made before driving up the mountain as clients are aware.

    This was sold on a misleading basis and as a supplier you have the responsibility to provide the service as promised.

  • Absolutely beautiful hike. Fascinating. Wear the proper shoes as the path is soft. Stop and catch your breath on the way up, but you will make it within 30 minutes

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