Mt Vesuvius Tour From Sorrento

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Overview

Venture to the top of Mt Vesuvius on this 4-tour from Sorrento. Enjoy a scenic journey along the coastline and through sun-baked southern Italian towns before arriving in the dark shadows of the mighty Mt Vesuvius, the volcano that wiped out Pompeii and Herculaneum some 2,000 years ago. Creep up the towering sides of the volcano in your coach, before disembarking near the summit for sweeping vistas of the Bay of Naples and Sorrento Peninsula, and for your chance to peer into the steaming belly of the dormant beast.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned coach outside your centrally located Sorrento hotel, or at a nearby prearranged location if the coach is unable to access the front of your hotel.

Enjoy your scenic journey along the coastline and through the terracotta towns, arriving in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius after approximately an hour. Then, gape in awe as your head cranes backward and you take in the incredible Mt Vesuvius before you.

As the coach ascends up the side of the volcano, listen to stories from your guide that transport you back some 2,000 years to 79 AD when the violent eruption obliterated the roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The two towns were submerged under torrents of lava and mud, extinguishing an estimated 16,000 lives.

After reaching an altitude of roughly 1,000 meters, climb out of your coach and marvel at the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri and Ischia. As you soak up the views, have your camera ready to capture those picture-perfect photos.

If you’re feeling daring, walk up to the top of the crater with your expert guide and listen as they explain the history of this incredible area. As you stroll around the vast rim, peer into the depths of the crater to see plumes of steam rising from the dormant, but still active, volcano.

After some time at the summit of Mt Vesuvius, follow your guide back to the coach, and then sit back and relax as you enjoy the journey back to your hotel in Sorrento.

Inclusions for Mt Vesuvius Tour From Sorrento

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Mt Vesuvius Tour From Sorrento

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Mt Vesuvius, approx. €10

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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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  • I highly recommend this tour! Convenient pick up points. Our guide Clementina was friendly and gave us information about what we were passing the whole way there. Our only thing was that we stopped at a random jewellery showroom where we were told there would be refreshments bit there were none.

  • Excellent experience. A bit chilly and winding making our way up but very enjoyable. Highly recommend all to take wind breakers/jackets. Awesome views from the top!!!

  • Driver and guide were excellent and informative and coach was comfy and cool for the trip and just the right amount of time allowed on the top. Only downside was that our pre-booked pick up at 9am was moved to 7.50am the night before the trip without explanation and it then took us 3 hours to get to Vesuvius due to the other pick-ups so a 4 hour trip turned in to almost a full day

  • Great experience
    Views from Mount Vesuvius were awesome
    Guide Clementina and driver Pino were friendly and good at their jobs....

  • This tour was amazing!

  • We got there but that is really all I can say.

  • Unfortunately our guides English was not great but she managed to get all the information across fine all the same. I felt we were not given enough time on this trip as unfortunately traffic was pretty heavy getting to Vesuvius and took an hour longer than expected. The guide and driver were aware of the traffic problems around this area at this time of year September but no alterations were made. We were given 75 minutes to get from the parking area to the summit, look around and get back again. It takes around 25 to 30 minutes to walk to the summit depending on how fit you are some of our group took 35 minutes. This does not give you much time to look around or go that little further and gives you no time at all for a guided tour at the top which would have been very interesting.

  • Great half day tour very interesting and great views. definitely worth the money good tour

  • the trip was enjoyable and the tour guide Gus was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

  • We had a small group of about 10 people on this trip which was ideal. The guide joined us on the climb to the crater we didn't realise how steep the climb would be so comfortable trainers and lots of water are a must! The guide arranged the Vesuvius tour guide once we got to the top of the mountain and allowed us to explore at our leisure once the talk was over. Definitely worth doing as part of a smaller group as opposed to a large excursion.

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