Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano With Lunch From Rome

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  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Now is the time to hike up Mount vesuvius to explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on this best day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy's famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a finger-licking pizza lunch, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, see fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city. As Mt vesuvius is inaccessible from November 20 to March 31, during this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. Take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city center.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Itinerary
Ruins Of Pompeii & Mt vesuvius Day Trip From Rome follows this itinerary -

Pass By: City Wonders, Rome, Lazio

Stop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania

The perfectly preserved port city under layers of Volcanic ash after the eruption in AD 79 takes you back in time. Thousands of years later, you can still explore the eerie streets and step inside homes, and bathhouses, as the licensed guide paints a vivid picture of life in the city's final days.

You will travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied and entertained all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Skip the line at Pompeii as one of the sites own officially licensed guides will show you around the city. Throughout the ruins, you will come across harrowing death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash.

In addition to the guided portion of your tour, you will have time for wandering and picture-taking in Pompeii followed by an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Vesuvio, Naples, Province of Naples, Campania

Its a short coach ride from Pompeii to the foot of the volcano that still looms above it. A half-mile hike from the parking lot takes you right to the sometimes still-steaming crater of Mt. Vesuvius, still considered to be perhaps the most dangerous volcano in the world.

Stand at the epicenter of that ancient disaster and feel awe at the utter devastation it must have caused, to blast an entire city off the map for millennia. Then turn and enjoy the contrast as the crater offers the most stunning view of the sun-drenched Bay of Naples.

In the winter months, when Vesuvius is closed for hiking, the tour travels from Pompeii to Naples, with panoramic views of the volcano and historical commentary from your tour coordinator along the way. You will have ample free time to explore Naples before the comfortable coach returns you to Rome.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guided tour

Skip the Line Access

Lunch

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Entry/Admission - Pompeii - Archaeological Area.

Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Temperatures on the volcano are usually lower than temperatures on the ground; a sweater or light jacket is recommended.

On rare occasions, the crater of Mount Vesuvius may remain closed due to adverse weather conditions or strikes. If this happens, you will be offered an extended tour of Pompeii, a visit to the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii, or a visit to Mount Solfatara, a volcano located in the Phlaegrean Fields near Mount Vesuvius.

Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour.

From late November to March the Vesuvius isn't accessible and it is replaced with a visit to the city of Naples with a panoramic bus tour and free time.

The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius requires a good level of general fitness. The walk is uphill at a 14-degree angle and takes roughly 20 minutes.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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  • 16-Jan-2020

    This was a great experience. Our guide Roberto was funny and provided very interesting information about Rome, Naples, and Pompeii. Also, we had a guide in Pompeii named Enrico. He was excellent and made the experience entertained. As an improvement, I would add a dessert in lunch and more time in Naples.

  • 13-Jan-2020

    Ann and Enrico, our tour guides, were great. They were very informative and very accommodating. We met at 7:30 AM and rode in a chartered bus for about an hour. We made a short stop at a café to get coffee and use the bathroom. Then we rode for about another hour and a half. My teens got to sleep and rest before we arrived at Pompeii. We toured Pompeii for 2 and a half hours. Afterwards, we at delicious pizza at a restaurant. We then took a quick walking tour of Naples and got to go on our own for 45 minutes in the city. We took another bathroom stop at the same café before getting back to Rome. The tour was great! We are so glad we took it. Definitely a must do if you go to Rome.

  • 07-Jan-2020

    To start off our guide Anna was very knowledgeable and personable. She made us feel very welcomed and excited for the trip. Pompeii and Napoli are beautiful places with great history. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    Our guide Andrea was perfect. We learned so much about Rome, Italy and Pompeii and he always was attentive to every need. Our guide in Pompeii Enrico was so knowledgeable and so funny it made the experience wonderful. The bus was comfortable and the pizza lunch was delicious.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    Andrea, our appointed guid, was very good and knowledgeable of Rome and Pompei. The tour departed on time and the bus was very comfortable. The lady that checked us in was kind of rude towards our grandfather. She rudely asked if he was sure he could walk (he uses a cane for support but walks perfectly). We felt the way she asked him was not nice at all. When we got to Pompei, we were handed over to another guide. The ruins itself are amazing but this part of the tour, which is the most important, was very rushed. She walked a bit to fast and we wished we could have more time here vrs in Naples. Overall a nice experience but could be improved.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    The entire trip took close to 13 hours, we spent about 1 hour in Naples on our own and 2 hours in Pompeii with a guide, plus a 1-hour lunch. So most of the time was spent travelling in a bus. Bus was completely full with 52 tourists, and seats were stained. No headset or map was given in Naples and guide didn’t provide much tips of where to visit during the 1-hour break in Naples. Another local guide took over the tour in Pompeii and a headset was given, the group was also split into two making it more manageable. This was much better and tour was quite informative. Other than Pompeii, this was more a bus trip than a guided tour. I wouldn’t encourage you to try this unless you’re game for a long journey and a packed bus, otherwise please give Naples a miss and spend more time in Pompeii with a proper guide.

  • 23-Dec-2019

    The tour is great. Pompeii was amazing and lunch was surprisingly really good. Mt Vesuvius was a bucket list item for me. When we got to the volcano we were told we had 1hr and 10 minutes to climb it take pics and get back down. Our tour guide is a super fit fast walker and somebody asked him how long it takes him to hike to the top. His answer was 25 minutes. Wait what!? It takes “fast walker” 25 minutes one way. That’s 50 minutes both ways so if we can keep his pace (not on a bet) we have 20 min at the top to look and take pics. ??? He told us if we weren’t at the top in 30 minutes to turn around and walk back down. Well.... I didn’t make it to the top in 30 minutes. So disappointed. If the time there was 1hr 30min (20min more) I’m sure most of us would’ve made it. Instead, less than half made it to the top. If need be, charge $10 more or whatever and extend the time. Shorten Pompeii. We had way more than enough time there.

  • 23-Dec-2019

    We had Anna as our tour guide. She was very passionate about the tour and was always willing to explain everything. This tour was amazing and definitely worth doing if you are going to Rome. We also stopped for lunch and had pizza and wine which was nice and then went to Naples for a 45 min visit which was great to see also. Would recommend this historic sight to see

  • 19-Dec-2019

    Excellent tour of Pompeii, and excellent tour guides and arrangements. The pizza was also excellent and fast!

  • 17-Dec-2019

    What an amazing tour! Our guide, Robert, was wonderful! And Enzo, our guide at Pompeii was equally fantastic! It was incredible and so great to have a guide to see Pompeii so you could really understand what you were seeing. We had time to explore also. Robert did a wonderful time of outlining our trip for us and letting us know what to expect. He also ended our drive with some very helpful suggestions for how to get the best food and avoid tourist traps in Rome. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks you Robert and LOVE THE UMBRELLA :)

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