Lava and ash petrified the citizens of Pompeii, leaving them as a perfect historical record. Get to know the history of the world's most famous volcanic eruption, on this excursion which includes climbing the volcano itself.
Pompeii and Vesuvius Day Trip
At 10 am we'll pick you up at your hotel in Naples to begin this seven-hour day trip.
Following a forty minute drive, we will arrive at Pompeii, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on the 24th August 79 AD, the inhabitants of the town were forever buried and along with our guide we will visit the buildings which were finally excavated in the 18th century: the forum, the thermal baths, and the theatre, among others. We'll even take a look at the Roman brothel, where various erotic paintings have been found.
With the guided visit of Pompeii concluded, we will enjoy a lunch of pizza and drinks, and afterwards make our way to Torre del Greco, at the foot of the volcano, to begin our ascent. This ascent is worth the effort, as from its peak you can get some unbeatable views of the Naples bay.
Having descended Vesuvius we will take the return bus, and be in Naples by 5 pm.
Guided Visit of Naples
If you want to complete the experience you can reserve the option which includes a guided tour of Naples. In this case the tour will begin at 8:15 am. Having got to know the unmissable sights of the Campania capital, we will continue our tour and make the above route through Pompei and Mount Vesuvius.
Climbing Mount Vesuvius
- Climbing Mount Vesuvius is done by foot, and the summit is at an altitude of 1,000 metres. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, clothing and to bring water.
- Anybody with limited mobility, or who does not want to climb to the summit, can wait for the group at the rest point, at the foot of the volcano.
- If you have any allergies, we can adapt the menu for you. Please mention this in the comments section when you make your booking.
- Although it is unusual, for meteorological reasons the crater is sometimes closed. Should this be the case, the tour makes a stop at a viewpoint to take photos, and we will refund the tickets to the crater (€ 10 (US$ 11.90) per person).
This excursion is available for cruise passengers: in this case, the departure time is 15 minutes before the start of the tour at the Naples port. The meeting point is the Terminal Passageri (passenger terminal) in the Stazione Maritima (marina). When making your reservation please indicate this information in the "hotel pick-up" field.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
- At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 17||Children under 4|
|Pompeii & Vesuvius - 10 am||
|Naples & Pompeii & Vesuvius - 8:15 am||
Pompeii & Vesuvius - 10 am
Children from 4 to 17US$ 53.40
Children under 4Free
Naples & Pompeii & Vesuvius - 8:15 am
Children from 4 to 17US$ 59.30
Children under 4Free
7 hours - 9 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
English speaking guide.
Skip the line access to the Pompeii ruins.
Mount Vesuvius Tickets.
Lunch with pizza and soft drinks.
Additional drinks at lunch.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Naples local time) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Can cabin bags be brought on the trip?
A - Yes, please indicate so in the comments when making the reservation?
Q - Do you have a menu available for coeliac?
A - Yes, but please indicate this in the comments section when making your booking.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).