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From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

1. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

Revisit where Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii beneath molten ash on a day trip by minivan or bus. Follow your licensed guide through the remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. Enjoy a local pizza lunch along your route. Hear stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of bodies burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli. Savor a typical Naples pizza lunch at one of Pompeii’s cafés. Then, be driven close to the mountain's summit that destroyed the city. From there, take a short walk to the lip of the crater and take in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Revisit the devastating day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash. On arrival, discover the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. It is the only active volcano in continental Europe. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Return to Naples at approximately 5 PM and be dropped off at your hotel, your cruise ship, or the railway station.

Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

2. Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and visit the surrounding shops and cafes. Choose the lunch option for a three-course meal consisting of a starter, main course, dessert, and one drink. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, step out and make your own way to the crater’s edge on a 30-minute ascent. On the way, you may come across an official alpine guide who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you. Arrive at the summit where you can enjoy and photograph the unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples. The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

Naples: Mount Vesuvius Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Naples: Mount Vesuvius Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

Climb to the peak of Mount Vesuvius and take in panoramic views of Pompeii and the Gulf of Naples. Receive a skip-the-line admission ticket and listen to an insightful audio guide on the way up to learn more about the mountain. Upgrade your experience with a bus transfer from Naples. Start the day with your bus ride from Naples or arrive directly at Mount Vesuvius, depending on your selected option. Walk right in with your pre-booked ticket and begin the scenic hike at your own pace. Immerse yourself in local history and hear all about this world-famous volcano as you trek. Take advantage of the informative audio guide and enjoy a leisurely trail, perfect for all skill levels.

From Rome: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Day Trip

4. From Rome: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. When Mt. Vesuvius is closed, your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

5. From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

Embark on a guided ferry tour to the island of Capri from Naples. Explore Capri and take in the views of the Gulf of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Swim in the crystal water near the Faraglioni Rocks.cBegin the tour with a pickup from the meeting point. Cross the Gulf of Naples, and take in views of the majestic Mount Vesuvius which dominates the skyline. Start the boat tour around the island from the port of Marina Grande. Go inside several stunning sea caves including the White and Green Grotto. Along the way, admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni, passing through the famous Arch of Love. Get all the information you need to know more about the island of Capri from your captain. If you choose the option with a swimming stop, drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a view of the towering rock formations. Explore the island on foot during your 3-4 hours of leisure time. Depart from Capri in the late afternoon. Once you have arrived at the port, enjoy a return transfer back to the starting point.

Naples: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius with Lunch and Wine Tasting

6. Naples: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius with Lunch and Wine Tasting

Experience how the ancient Romans lived and the immense and beautiful Italian landscape on this combination tour of the Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius. See the Forum, the Roman Thermal Baths. Visit the well preserved ruins of ancient shops, bakeries and fast food stores. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the residences of the wealthy class in Pompeii by visiting one of their villas called "Domus." Then, drive to the Mount Vesuvius and hike its slopes with a specialized guide through the natural beauty of pine forests and lush woods and bright yellow flowers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Enjoy the walk with a guide who will tell you about the geological history of the volcano and its eruptions. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a vineyard located on Mount Vesuvius, where you can taste local wines accompanied by typical dishes from Southern Italian cuisine. The tour ends back in Naples at around 16:30/17:00 You will be dropped off at the same meeting point you have selected for the pickup.

From Naples: Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Day Trip with Lunch

7. From Naples: Pompeii and Vesuvius Guided Day Trip with Lunch

The Tour starts at the entrance of the Starhotels Terminus, in Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 91 where you will meet your Tour leader You will first climb up to a height of 1000 meters to admire the grandeur of the Vesuvius crater and a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples. Upon reaching the crater, a local guide will provide you with some tips about the history of the volcano. At the end of this walk, you will have a break for lunch and then you will reach Pompeii: here you will experience the ancient local lifestyle and follow the pathways of the archeological site. You will take a leap into history and explore the city, buried in 79 AD by the eruption of the Vesuvius: a local guide will take you through the history of the ancient city including baths, bakeries, theaters, fresco paintings, and mosaics At the end of the visit, you will come back to Naples at the same meeting point  

Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket with App Audio Guide

8. Pompeii: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket with App Audio Guide

Strolling through the ancient and original Roman streets you will visit elegant domus, the theaters, the lupanare, the thermae, the stores, and then arrive at the scenic forum, where it will be possible to admire the casts of some victims of the eruption. You will find out how the ancient Romans lived and entertained, where they spent their leisure time, and many interesting anecdotes about the city and the eruption of Vesuvius. A smart audio guide, directly on your cell phone, will guide you to discover the city's most important archaeological evidence.

Pompeii: Transfer to Mount Vesuvius Crater with Ticket

9. Pompeii: Transfer to Mount Vesuvius Crater with Ticket

The mount Vesuvius, the still active volcano that destroyed the ancient Pompeii and the neighboring areas in the 79 a.C. Because of him, we have the archaeological sites, appreciated all over the world. By the way, also the mount Vesuvius has its own charm and it deserves to be visited. What is the best option to visit it? With us for sure! Every day will be arranged a shared transfer from Pompeii that will take you to the entrance of the crater (1000mt. high). From there, with the entry ticket provided by us before the departure, you will be able to start your hike of about 300mt. in order to reach the highest point of the volcano and you will also enjoy the breathtaking landscape and the inside of the crater. You will spend spare time for the visit, then we will wait for you at the meeting point for the time indicated in order to come back to Pompeii. Also during the transfer you will be able to admire all the beautiful landscapes of the Neapolitan bay, so prepare your cameras! A unique experience that surely you will repeat the soonest possible.

From Ercolano: Vesuvio Park Entry Ticket and Roundtrip Bus

10. From Ercolano: Vesuvio Park Entry Ticket and Roundtrip Bus

Tourist transport service that connects the ancient Herculaneum to the Great Cone of Vesuvius. The shortest and at the same time most spectacular route to visit the most famous volcano in the world. The territory of the Vesuvius National Park is a concentration of naturalistic riches, history of volcanology, breathtaking landscapes, centuries-old crops and traditions that make the Vesuvius area one of the most fascinating and among the most visited places in the world. From Ercolano Scavi Station, Vesuvio Express will bring you at the entrance of the Vesuvio Park (1.000m) and after 2 hours, you will take a bus to come back. The tour is long 3 hours, more or less. The entrance ticket for Vesuvio Park is included. Pay attention: You must respect the timetable you have purchased. The entrance ticket for the Vesuvio Park has an entrance hour. If you are in late, it is no more valid and the Vesuvio Park will block you at the entrance of the Vesuvio. If you will arrive in late, Vesuvio Express will bring you on the Vesuvio with the first available bus but the entrance ticket for the Vesuvio will no more valid and you will no have reimbursement of it. So don't be in late.

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We were picked up promptly by out driver Gennaro at 7.30 from our hotel and then drove around Naples picking up other guests, then off to Pompeii. Expert driving around the congested street of Naples! Our tour guide nuncio kept us informed on the journey with a narrative on the road, then in Pompeii we joined a larger group for excellent (if compact- we will need to go back to see the amphitheatre!) walk around. Swift lunch near Vesuvius, and then about an hour and a half to climb to the top (30 minute walk); have a look round and head back to the coach. Home around 4.30. Would thoroughly recommend- slick outfit and excellent guiding. Food (margarita pizza) was as expected, and meal included drink and lemon tart dessert.

Tour guide was great. Lots of little stories and details provided. Just make sure you have a hat and an umbrella, there is no shade or trees so temperature can get brutal and a bottle of water.

We did the Pompeii and Naples tour and enjoyed it immensely. It was a busy day but a great way to experience 2 major attractions in 1 day.

I am happy that I find this offer: alls 3 top destination in one way. All was underfull, Salvatore one verry good driver+ guide

Salvador was an amazing driver, very knowledgable, kind and we had a really great time! Thank you!