Mt Vesuvius And Pompeii Day Trip From Naples

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Overview

Experience legendary Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano in continental Europe, on this fully guided day trip from Naples. Visit Pompeii’s haunting ancient ruins, enjoy lunch with your group and then hike to the smoking summit of Mt Vesuvius for panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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After pickup from your hotel or the Naples train station, take a 30-minute drive to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was entirely destroyed by the sudden eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. The largest archaeological site in Europe, today Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When you arrive, your guide will pick up your group’s pre-ordered tickets and lead you on a 2-hour walking tour of the fascinating grounds. Witness the destruction first-hand as you visit Pompeii’s most famous sites, including the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the Lupanare brothel, giving you a glimpse into daily life during the Pax Romana. Today you can see shapes of objects — even bodies — that were buried beneath the volcanic ash and pumice.
After your tour, enjoy a pizza lunch with your group followed by some free time to browse the shops. Then board the coach and drive 40 minutes to legendary Mt Vesuvius.
Embark on a moderate hike up the volcano with your guide. When you reach the summit at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters), you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples from east to west. Peer down into the crater and see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano!
There is a rest point where you can choose to wait for your group if you do not wish to climb all the way to the top, but the hike is worth the effort.
After your Mt Vesuvius hike, relax on the drive back to Naples in the early evening.

Inclusions for Mt Vesuvius And Pompeii Day Trip From Naples

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide in Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius
  • Entrance fees to Pompeii (approx. 13 euro) and Mt. Vesuvius (approx. 10 euro)
  • Pizza with drink

Exclusions for Mt Vesuvius And Pompeii Day Trip From Naples

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Walking shoes and a coat are recommended when climbing Vesuvius

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Coach tour: group sizes of up to 50 people

Please note that tour of Mt Vesuvius will be provided in English only

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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  • Well organised, very interesting and educational. Our guides and drivers were excellent and very knowledgeable. Pompeii is fascinating and a hugely popular visitor attraction so was very busy but we still saw and learned a great deal. Lunch was at a family run restaurant recommended by the guides - the food was freshly cooked and tasty. Our guide told us many interesting facts on the minibus journey to Mount Vesuvius and the walk up to the summit was well worth the effort although it was steep - the views from the top across the whole of the bay of Naples were amazing. Really enjoyable day.

  • I enjoyed both Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius. I didn't like having to rush: a little more time could have been given both after the visit to the ruins, to buy some souvenirs, and for the climbing, as one hour and a half to ascend the volcano and go down requires being quite well trained and there isn't almost any time to take some photos.
    All things considered, I wouldn't say it was very good value for money.

  • Maria was an awesome host, the Vezuvio is much colder than what we expected it to be really, even when the weather was 15 degrees in the city, it was below freezing up there, and the Pompeii tour was simply breathtaking!

  • So we spent 81 pounds each total 162 pounds for this trip...
    We went to Pompeii on a Sunday when we found out later that entry is free on a Sunday! AND even if it is not free the entrance is 18 euros each! We had 2 hours to see a city that could take 4 days to see completely, it was busy and there was literally no time to see much of the ruins and admire the scenery.
    Next we had a margarita pizza worth 5 euros and 1 drink! We were taken to the foot of Mt Vesuvius only to be told we had to literally run up and get back in 1.5 hours. Note it is a good 30-40 min walk if you are reasonably fit to get to the top....
    I believe the entrance to do the walk is 10 euros!

    So save your money get a taxi and do the same trip in your own time with your choice of any pizza for lunch for less than 30 euros taxi fare!

  • This is magnificent. You do need to be fairly fit though to walk to the top, so take that in mind - its pretty steep and loose rocks make it a bit tricky if your not steady on your feet. I loved it and the view from the top is breathtaking. Highly recommend this tour option.

  • The tour was very well organized. The bus was on time and we were welcomed by very friendly tour guides. The bus drove us very safely to Pompeii and there we received a headset so we could hear the tour guide even if we were not directly in visible range or her. The guide was very informative and learned us a lot about the history in around two hours.
    Afterwards, we had lunch at a restaurant which was quite okay, but nothing special. Next, we got back on the bus and drove up the Vesuvius. There we had about one hour and fifteen minutes to hike up approx 20mins is you have a good physical condition. At the top, there are gorgeous views of Napoli, Pompeii and of course the crater of the volcano. There are some shops to get souvenirs or a glass of local wine.
    After the hike down the bus was waiting for us and drove us back to Napoli. All in all a very good day and totally worth the money, because everything fits together. It would be nearly impossible to see both sites in one day with public transport.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Brilliant day. Very informative English speaking guides. Pompeii is fascinating. We had a nice lunch pizza or pasta. Then on to Mt Vesuvius. Views from the top were spectacular. Well worth the money. Highly recommend

  • We were only visiting Naples for a few days and therefore being able to see Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in one day was a fantastic option and reasonable value via Viator given all that was included. Booking online was very straightforward and email confirmation was immediate. Once we arrived in Italy I called the company to check where we'd be picked up, since our hotel was in the historic district on a narrow street. The woman who I spoke with was very helpful, spoke excellent English and gave me very clear instructions as to where and when we would be picked up - just a 5 minute walk away from our hotel. We were picked up exactly on time and the bus was extremely comfortable and air conditioned!. There was just one more stop - at Naples central station - before we headed off to Pompeii. Our guide on the bus I forget her name! was excellent, talking to us throughout the journey in English, Spanish and French to explain what we were seeing as we travelled to Pompeii and also to explain what to expect once we got there.

    On arrival at Pompeii we were shown to our meeting point where we were collected by our tour guide, Maria. We were each given radios and earpieces so that we could still hear our guide even if we were some way away. It was November but the tour group was still quite large - probably around 30 people. I imagine it is a much larger group during high season.

    Pompeii was incredible. I could have spent days there, and we only had two hours. But I really felt we had a fantastic experience, primarily because Maria added so much context to everything we saw. I could have explored more freely but I would never have known what I was really looking at. Maria explained everything wonderfully, and even had a little book with images so that we could see what the ruins might have looked like in 79 A.D. Best of all, when we visited the little theatre, she asked for a volunteer singer to demonstrate the acoustic some clever method the Romans cooked up using terracotta underneath the stage - and so by volunteering I got the once in a lifetime experience of singing in the theatre in the ruins of Pompeii. Just incredible. But the entire tour was fantastic - I learned so much, I really appreciated what I was seeing even though we only saw a small part - apparently it would take 2 days and 2 nights to walk around the whole city and I can't speak highly enough of the experience. Absolutely amazing.

    After the tour we were taken to a nearby restaurant. Other reviewers have commented on the slow service I have to say that the service we experienced was incredibly quick and efficient. Within 5 minutes of sitting down we were brought drinks and within 10 minutes our pizzas were on the table. There was no choice - everyone was served a margherita pizza - but in the interest of time this makes sense. The pizza itself wasn't at all bad - a bit oily but very acceptable. A drink was also included soft or alcoholic.

    Then we were off to Vesuvius! The bus takes you up much of the way, during which time our guide the first lady whose name I forget talked us through the sights we were seeing - including the scorched trees so sadly damaged by recent man-made fires - and you are left to yourself to climb from the drop-off point. Which makes sense since everyone climbs at their own pace and not everyone would want to go all the way to the top. This is a tough climb, not only because it is steep but also because the track is quite slippery from all the dust and rocks. Good walking shoes are recommended as well as hiking sticks!

    This was the only slight negative about the day, in that we had one hour and 15 mins to get up and down the mountain. To get all the way to the top takes perhaps 45 minutes, more if you stop along the way to rest or take photos. By the time you're up there you have very little time to get back down again or to stop at the shops en route. It does feel quite rushed - I guess this is just the problem with doing two significant sights in one day!. While my friend did make it to the top she had to jog down the mountain to make the return bus. I got partway up then decided to head back down - I got some lovely views of the Bay of Naples and relaxed with a glass of wine made from Vesuvius grapes!

    We were then taken back to our starting points by the driver. This was very straightforward and we were dropped back at the place we were picked up.

  • We had a truly wonderful time during this tour! Our guide through Pompeii was knowledgeable, friendly and kept our group engaged and laughing. Lunch was delicious and gave us a chance to rest after the long walk through Pompeii. Unfortunately, the wind was blowing too strongly that day and we didn't get to the top of Mt. Vesuvius but we did stop at a lookout near the top to still get some great photos.

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