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  • From Rome: Round-trip Shuttle to Pompeii with Optional Guide

    1. From Rome: Round-trip Shuttle to Pompeii with Optional Guide

    With this round-trip shuttle service between Rome and Pompeii, you can explore the ancient city of Pompeii on your own or with a guide without having to worry about transportation. Buried after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius more than 20 centuries ago, creating a shower of burning cinders and rock fragments that covered the city, the remains of Pompeii are one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Populated with frescoes and monuments you will be able to explore a city as it was back in the days of the Roman Empire. Pompeii was rediscovered in 1748, when excavations began, and through the different centuries more and more parts of the city have been unearthed. Watch your step as you go around visiting the temples and theaters, as excavations continually take place in the site and you might even discover something yet unknown! Schedule of the day: 7.15 - Meet the shuttle at...

    Great information along the drive, and all through the tour. Wasn't too long and there was lots to explore. Definitely recommend

  • Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

    2. Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

    Hike  to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, peering into the mouth of the most famous volcano in the world. You will be picked up in a shared transportation from Pompeii and driven to the base of Mt. Vesuvius. Your skip-the-line tickets will grant you speedy access to the route up the volcano whose immense force destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Climb this legendary mountain and have a look into the still quiescent deep crater. A 20-minute walk is required to reach the highest part of the crater. Once you reach the top, stand at the crater rim and bask in the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast, and more. The driver will assist you and tell you some of the most interesting anecdotes and stories of the area and it's fascinating, rich history. Pickup and drop-off at Pompeii ruins main entrance: Porta Marina Super...

    It was a great visit to the Vesuvius, the driver was very knowledgeable and kind, he provided all the necessary information. It was a fun ride.

  • From Naples: All-Inclusive Mount Vesuvius Half-Day Tour

    3. From Naples: All-Inclusive Mount Vesuvius Half-Day Tour

    Start the tour with pick up from your hotel, the train station, or at the cruise port of Naples. Meet your guide and climb into a comfortable air-conditioned minibus to begin your adventure. During the journey, listen as your guide explains the tour program and points out numerous wonderful sights on the drive up to Vesuvius National Park at 1000 meters above sea level. When you arrive, set off to explore the park on foot, home to the only still-active volcano in continental Europe, the iconic Mount Vesuvius. Walk around the crater at 1200 meters and marvel at the breathtaking view of the charming Bay of Naples with Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri in the distance. Finally, hop back into the minibus and return to Naples city center where you will be dropped off back at the Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi or at the cruise port and your tour concludes.

    Great meal, great context and transport to the site with great weather to top it off. Everything went excellent.

  • Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

    4. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

    Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Pala...

    Excellent tri lingual guide “ Elisa “ … and amazing visits and sites ! Thank you !

  • Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

    5. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

    Immerse yourself in ancient history with this trip to the city of Pompeii, buried by lava by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. After taking in the ruins, climb the mountain itself and enjoy the panoramic views. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation or the airport, then get ready to walk through the ancient Roman streets of the buried city. The walk in Pompeii will be conducted with a guide-archaeologist. They will take you on a path between the theaters, houses, brothel, the forum and more. Then, hop in the van to reach the crater of the still active volcano. Hike to its summit to see one of the best views of the Gulf of Naples, as you learn the history of the volcano from your expert guide.

  • Mount Vesuvius Wine Tasting and Lunch from Pompeii

    6. Mount Vesuvius Wine Tasting and Lunch from Pompeii

    Take the train and get off at "Pompei Scavi" (Pompeii Circumvesuviana train station). From this station, a private transfer will take you to the enchanting "Sorrento Winery" located on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. On arrival, Maria Paola and her family (the owners) will greet you with a welcome drink. After a brief introduction, take a tour among the vines, some of which are more than a hundred years old. Enjoy the wonderful view above the Gulf of Naples. Continue your activity and enjoy a 4-course lunch made of local and homemade products. Each dish will be paired with a different glass of wine. At the end of your lunch, you will come back to Pompeii Scavi railway station.  

    very good tour in a beautiful vineyard. the family that owns and runs the winery is very helpful and speaks good English. on top of that, the wine is fantastic. I ordered a dozen bottles to be delivered to my home after.

  • From Positano: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    7. From Positano: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    After being picked up from the meeting point in Positano, transfer by minibus to Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy a 2-hour visit to the excavation site with your official guide. Learn about how due to its burial under a layer of ashes and lapilli, the town was forgotten for hundreds of years until its excavations in the 18th-century. After the visit, make the most of some free time and stop for lunch. In the early afternoon, continue to Mt. Vesuvius. Ride a bus up to 1000 meters above sea-level and then take a 30-minute walk. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide who will give you information about the history of the crater. Take in the breath-taking views of the entire Gulf of Naples. Return to Positano during the afternoon.

  • From Rome: Full-Day Pompeii and its Ruins

    8. From Rome: Full-Day Pompeii and its Ruins

    Join this amazing journey through space and time, entering Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life.  Begin your journey down the “Highway of the Sun”, passing through the famous Roman countryside, Castelli Romani. Enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. You will also enjoy a short sight of the city, the seashore and the gulf of Naples. After stopping for a traditional Italian lunch, make your way to the UNESCO Archaeological Site of Pompeii with Skip the Line Tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii remained buried under a layer of pumice stones and ash 19 to 23 feet (6 to 7 meters) deep. The city’s sudden burial served to protect it for the next 17 centuries from vandalism, looting and the destructive effects of climate and heavy weather.  After y...

    It was a good experience, we really liked it. The only complain I have is that they don’t let you go to a nearby hotel for the pick up, and the directions of the other location are far from downtown.

  • From Naples: Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Full-Day Private Tour

    9. From Naples: Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Full-Day Private Tour

    The thriving Roman city of Pompeii met its fate in 79 A.D., when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the entire town and its inhabitants in volcanic ash, petrifying the city for over 2,000 years. The day begins with a 2-hour guided tour of Pompeii, visiting all of the most celebrated sights, and learning about the fascinating history of this special place. After the visit to Pompeii, head up to Mount Vesuvius where you will be stunned by an amazing panoramic view. Once you reach the top, stand at the crater rim and bask in the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast, and more.

  • Naples: Pompeii, Vesuvius and Wine Tasting Tour

    10. Naples: Pompeii, Vesuvius and Wine Tasting Tour

    Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii, on an 8-hour round trip from Naples. Climb the volcano that left this ancient city covered in ash in 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius, before sipping the delicious wine produced in the area. Take a scenic drive along the highway from Naples to Mount Vesuvius, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. Alight near the crater, and begin your walk to the summit to take a look inside the volcano.    Descend Vesuvius to take a guided vineyard tour. Taste a range of local wines, and refuel with a lovely lunch made from local products, if you so choose. Next, head to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which you'll visit later in the day to avoid the traffic. Explore the largest archaeological site in the world for two hours at your own pace, and admire how well it is preserved. The tour departs and ends either at your hotel, the Port of ...

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What people are saying about Mount Vesuvius

A perfect trip with a very invested guide , Catia who was nice and interesting , not overbearing us with facts, she managed to keep us interested and made sure everyone was happy with their time in Pompéi and enjoying it as much as possible . The bus driver was really lovely as well, took us to Pompéi and back safely, might be a bit obvious but still, he deserves a shoutout! Overall I recommend it , it is worth it !

Beautiful experience. Wonderful Pompeii but you need a professional guide like in our case Elisa very good. Vesuvius there are no words unique emotion there is a lot to walk uphill but it's worth it

Great information along the drive, and all through the tour. Wasn't too long and there was lots to explore. Definitely recommend

Excellent tri lingual guide “ Elisa “ … and amazing visits and sites ! Thank you !

Very nice trip, that is completely worth the price.