Vesuvius Tour with Optional Crater Hike

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Key Details
3.25 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Ascend Mt. Vesuvius, first in air-conditioned transport, then on a well-maintained footpath, and enjoy incredible views of the Bay of Naples
  • Take an optional adventure hike around the perimeter of the crater in the company of your expert guide
  • Relax in an intimate group of 15 people or fewer, led by a specially-certified local Vesuvius guide
If you’re a history or archaeology buff who wants to step off the beaten path around Pompeii and learn the full geological story of one of the most famous natural catastrophes in history, this Vesuvius Tour is the perfect experience for you.
What to Expect
The tour starts in the morning, outside the gates of Pompeii, where you’ll meet your tour coordinator who will be with you for the rest of the tour. You’ll then be taken by air-conditioned transport up the formidable slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, the active volcano responsible for Pompeii’s tragic demise – don’t worry, it’s monitored very closely these days, and if there is any sign of volcanic activity the park is closed to visitors. Near the summit you’ll step out of the vehicles, lace up your shoes and enjoy a hike to the top where, on clear days, you’ll get spectacular views of the Bay of Naples, the city of Naples, and the Amalfi Coast.

Those who want can then set off on the 2 kilometer (1.2 mile) hike around the crater - a unique experience that you can’t get without a special Vesuvius guide. Along the way your guide will tell you all about the geological history of the mountain and give you unique insights into the monumental forces at work beneath the surface of the earth.

With a group of 15 people or fewer you won’t ever struggle to hear your guide and you will have plenty of time and access to ask all the questions you want about the cataclysm that not only wiped out a city, but changed the study of archaeology forever. Your expert Vesuvius guides have dedicated their lives to the study of one of the world’s most famous volcanoes and there are no better people to lead you through its awe-inspiring history.
What's Included
  • Round-trip transfer from Pompeii to Vesuvius
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fees to the Vesuvius Park
  • Special access to the highest point of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Dedicated expert local tour guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Meeting Point

Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii

What to Remember
• Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour

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