Explore the intact remains of the Roman town of Pompeii and climb the mountain that destroyed it. Stare into the volcanic crater of Mt. Vesuvius, and get panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast from its summit.
What to Expect
Travel back in time to a day in 79 AD when the volcanic Mount Vesuvius violently erupted, covering the everyday Roman town of Pompeii in molten ash. This full-day tour from Sorrento takes you to both sites, interrupted only to enjoy lunch.
Depart from Sorrento in the morning and enjoy the scenic ride along the Sorrentine peninsula towards Pompeii. Upon arrival, explore the remains of the baths, bakeries, arena, and brothels of the Ancient Roman city. Follow in the footsteps of its residents, some of whom are immortalized in startling plaster casts at the precise moment of their death.
Your guide will provide a historic commentary about the ruins, telling a terrible tale of the day it was destroyed, and bringing the remarkable site back to life. After lunch, head to Mount Vesuvius by coach and climb to the summit of Vesuvius from the parking area. It is a 20-minute walk, traveling through soft volcanic ash and pumice.
Vesuvius has erupted many times since 79 AD, and lava flows have scarred the sides, stripping away vegetation to leave a visible reminder of the destructive power of nature. But you will be rewarded with stunning views into the crater, where even now steam escapes from its vents. Look down too at the panoramic vistas of the Bay of Naples, before your scenic drive back to Sorrento.
- Transportation by bus
- Local guide
Meet your guide at the Achille Lauro Parking area in front of the Europa Palace hotel in Correale Street at 08:10.
What to Remember
• Walking sticks can be hired at a small charge at the foot of the Mount Vesuvius volcano
• Normally the city of Pompeii is visited in the morning. However the order may change during high season
• This is a group tour in a big bus and may include up to 50 participants