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From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

From US$ 101.86 per person

Visit Mt Vesuvius & the ruins of the Roman town it destroyed in 79 AD at Pompeii. Stand on the ridge of the crater & look out at the Bay of Naples.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish, French, English
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels in downtown Naples. The exact pickup time at your accommodation will be given upon reconfirmation with the local partner. Please contact them via the number on your voucher the day before the tour (after 7 PM) to know the pickup time at your hotel or at the nearest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a combined trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Wander around the ruins of Pompeii and see the Forum, Thermal Baths, Greek Theatre and Lupanare
  • Hear stories of the devastating day that Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius
  • Walk to the crater of Vesuvius and take in panoramic views of the Bay of Naples
Full description

Revisit the devastating day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash. On arrival, follow your expert guide through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years.

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 it. 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 5:00 PM and be dropped off at your hotel, the cruise ship, or the railway station.

Includes
  • Coach pickup from Naples hotels, cruise terminal, or railway station
  • Entrance to Pompeii and Vesuvius (worth 16€ and 10€ respectively)
  • Pizza lunch and drink
  • Tour guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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  • Please note that the tour duration is approximate and is subject to variables such as traffic conditions, transfer points, number of participants and more
  • Please note for the Mt Vesuvius part of the tour, among the 4 languages available, only the English language is always guaranteed
  • In case Mt. Vesuvius National Park is closed due to bad weather conditions and/or other circumstances beyond the local partner's control, you will be refunded the entrance tickets to the National Park
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 2803 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Being such a huge history and archeology geek, visiting Pompei, the city destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, has forever been high on my list of places to see. After what looked like a lifetime of waiting, I finally got to view it, walk the ancient streets and absorb the history of this legendary city. After the delightful lunch, climbed to the top of Mount Vesuvius which was an iconic experience! Francesca, our guide, deserves the first place! She’s very detailed in her explanations about the history of Pompeii and her enthusiasm for what she does makes the tour fabulous. She knows everything about any monument or general building or that you might stroll past on the tour. She’s an illustrated, great guide, deliciously funny and I’ve been lucky to have her! It was an unforgettable trip!

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November 25, 2021

Perfect way to see Pompeii and Vesuvius. Stress free as picked up outside a nearby hotel and taken directly to each attraction. Guide was informative around Pompeii and much needed as it was a large attraction - visitors had maps but there weren’t information posts around the attraction so without the guide you wouldn’t know what things were. Lunch was included - pizza or spaghetti at a restuarant outside Pompeii. Well organised. Road to Vesuvius very windy so travel tablets recommended if you don’t travel well. Plenty of time to reach the summit and return. Unfortunately weather wasn’t the greatest when we went, very misty so we couldn’t see out over Naples but that’s always going to be a risk on the day. Overall a well organised tour. We were so glad we did it this way.

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November 23, 2021

Great tour of Pompeii with an excellent and knowledgeable guide, Francesca. Very interesting place. There was some time spent waiting before and during the tour due to tardy participants, so I think it could have been slightly stricter and better organized. Lunch was included between Pompeii and Vesuvius. During the lunch I was told I needed to go with another group for Vesuvius (maybe due to limited space in the bus, I don't know), and I was given very little time to finish my meal. Not a big deal, but a bit annoying, especially as I had just gotten acquainted with some nice people in my first group. The Vesuvius trip consisted of a bus ride most of the way up the volcano followed by a 20-30 minute walk to the top. The guide provided some info on the bus ride, but the walk itself is done by yourself, which was good. It was very foggy, so I couldn't see much. As I was heading down it started to rain which cleared away most of the fog. Some nice views, but nothing special.

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November 20, 2021

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