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

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

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Adventure in the Bay of Naples and visit the famed sites of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius on this full-day trip. Choose to depart from Naples or Sorrento for an experience that combines guided walks of historical sites with incredible views.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Uncover Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples on this full-day tour
  • Take a guided walking tour around the vast archaeological site of Pompeii
  • See Pompeii's ruins and relics, frescoes and mosaics, and plaster casts up close
  • Stand at the crater of Mount Vesuvius for spectacular views of the Bay of Naples
  • Choose to start your exploration from north coast Naples or southern Sorrento
Full description

Spend a full day exploring the world-famous Pompeii ruins and the mighty Mount Vesuvius summit. With skip-the-line tickets, you'll have maximum time to explore. Start from Naples or Sorrento as you see the historic and natural highlights along the beautiful Bay of Naples.

The day's historical adventure begins in the Roman city of Pompeii. You'll beat the lines at this famed attraction and have more time to explore the main sites and far reaches of this vast UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discover the well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes with your expert guide. Wander around the significant structures of the Roman Forum, Thermal Baths, and the Greek Theatre.

See the plaster casts of people made from the voids in the hardened ash – a sobering show of how people perished in the moments of the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

After some hours of exploring, exit the archeological site with your guide and enjoy 45 minutes of free time to wander around modern-day Pompeii town. Opt for a local 2-course lunch with an included Limoncello tasting and fuel up for the afternoon adventure.

Reach the top of the mighty Mount Vesuvius but skip the arduous climb up the snaking roads, with your vehicle taking you up to 1000 meters. Enjoy the 30-minute walk up to the crater on the weaving network of paths for the best vantage point in the region.

Stand upon the summit of the only active volcano in continental Europe and peer into the great caldera. Savor the unforgettable views over the Bay of Naples. Look out for the official alpine guides at the summit who can share the volcano's turbulent history with you.

After a day spent stepping back in time by 2000-years, end your trip with a relaxing transfer back to Naples or Sorrento and admire Vesuvius from a distance.

Includes
  • Transfers between Naples or Sorrento, Pompeii, and Mount Vesuvius
  • Entry ticket to Pompeii
  • Skip-the-ticket-line access to Pompeii
  • 2-hour guided tour of Pompeii
  • Entry tickets to Mount Vesuvius
  • 1-hour hike up and down Mount Vesuvius
  • 3-course meal and 1 drink (if lunch option is selected)
  • Headsets
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
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

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Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Breathable clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour operates at a timely pace to ensure that all items on the itinerary are visited
  • During peak season Pompeii will be very crowded and there may be a long wait at the main attractions within the site
  • Your guide is not allowed in Vesuvius Park. You will need to climb and descend on your own
  • Official park alpine guides are not guaranteed, but you can read the park's information boards or download the park app
  • Tour duration is approximate and subject to variables, including but not limited to traffic conditions, transfer points, and number of participants
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to extenuating circumstances, such as road closures or public events. In these cases, it may not be possible to make some of the itinerary stops or visits
  • Access to Mount Vesuvius is subject to favorable weather conditions. If weather conditions change unexpectedly on the day of your tour and access is prohibited by local authorities, a tour of Naples' historic center will be done instead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 963 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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This was a really good day out and was really well arranged. The meeting point was easily identifiable and the whole trip ran smoothly. Rosa was very energetic and well humoured, and our Pompeii guide, Salvatore, was extremely good. We didn’t get the lunch included, and we’re able to find affordable food in one of the many restaurants outside Pompeii (€10 pizzas). Our only gripe would be that we only had 90 minutes at Vesuvius, which by the time you’ve climbed as far as you can go, isn’t much time to wait before you need to hurry down. It also leaves no time for you to get a guide to reach the summit if you so wished. Overall though, it was very smooth and easy and offered us everything we expected and more.

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August 8, 2022

Very enjoyable, interesting and informative trip. Our guide Roberta was extremely helpful, knowledgable and friendly. It was great arriving early at Pompeii as we seemed to miss most of the crowd. There are water stations at Pompeii plus a water fountain to refill bottles. It was very hot but mainly Roberta tried to find shade whilst she gave us information, using audio. Lunch was £20 extra, 4 courses in a cafe. Staff were under pressure, although tried their best but food was very average. Vesuvius was amazing but worth the climb for the panoramic view. It was a very hard, hot climb, sturdy shoes/trainers required. There is no shade during the climb but there is a cafe and souvenir shop ( very good prices) with shade at the top. Toilets at the bottom were disgusting and preferably to be avoided. In summary an excellent trip, well organised and recommended. The walk to Vesuvius is not for the faint hearted but exhilarating when it has been reached.

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August 7, 2022

We loved our tour. Rosa was an excellent host and very accomodating. She was so lovely to our children! It was a very hot day for our tour, so I do suggest carrying ample water with you and wearing plenty of sunscreen as there isn’t a lot of shade. Suitable running or walking shoes are definitely needed for the hike up Vesuvius as it is quite slippery. We chose not to have our lunch at the restaurant and went elsewhere as we found our kids would’ve eat the whole menu that was offered. There were plenty of other food options available, though definitely at tourist prices! I highly recommend this tour - we are so glad we did it.

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August 6, 2022

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