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

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

Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius on a guided day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Pompeii and admire the Bay of Naples from Vesuvius’ summit. Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and enjoy some free time to wander around Pompeii town. Choose the lunch option for a two-course meal consisting of a main course, a dessert, and one drink followed by a round of Limoncello tasting Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano.  From there, enjoy a 30-minute walk to the crater’s edge, where you’ll have some free time to explore. Take the opportunity to savor and photograph unforgettable views over the whole of the Bay of Naples from here. Look out for the official alpine guides at the summit who can share the volcano’s turbulent history with you.  The day trip ends with a transfer back to Naples or Sorrento.

From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

2. From Naples: Gulf of Naples & Capri Sightseeing Boat Tour

Embark on a guided boat cruise to the island Capri from Naples. Explore Capri and take in the views of the Gulf of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Swim in the crystal water near the Faraglioni Rocks. Begin the tour with a pickup from the meeting point. Cross the Gulf of Naples, and take in views of the majestic Mount Vesuvius which dominates the skyline. Start the boat tour around the island from the port of Marina Grande. Go inside several stunning sea caves including the White and Green Grotto. Along the way, admire the Natural Arch, the Villa of Curzio Malaparte, the lighthouse of Punta Carena, and the Faraglioni, passing through the famous Arch of Love. Get all the information you need to know more about the island of Capri from your captain. If you choose the option with a swimming stop, drop anchor at Marina Piccola near the Faraglioni Rocks. Jump in the water to go swimming and enjoy a view of the towering rock formations. Explore the island on foot during your 3-4 hours of leisure time. Depart from Capri in the late afternoon. Once you have arrived at the port, enjoy a return transfer back to the starting point.

Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius

3. Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius

Travel back in time to the devastating day in 79 AD the brooding volcano of Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash.  On arrival, your expert guide will take you on a tour 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, Lupanare, Greek Theater, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people. Following a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés, you will then be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater. The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, but it was the destruction of Pompeii and its surrounding towns that made it most famous. Climb to the top, and walk around the crater, taking in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Return to Sorrento, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, the cruise ship, or the railway station.

Naples: Day Trip to Mount Vesuvius

4. Naples: Day Trip to Mount Vesuvius

Your tour will begin from the historical city center of Naples, from where you will head to Mount Vesuvius. This tour provides you with a unique opportunity to reach the most characteristic locations of this historic region. After about 1 hour of driving through the city, you will begin to pass through a national park that features amazing views of the Bay of Naples. You will ascend to 1,000 meters in your bus, from where you will take a walking path up to the crater. Once here you can admire breathtaking views, and learn more about local geology from your volcanological guide. You can listen to explanations about the many transformations of the mountain due to its volcanic nature from a professional alpine guide, who will provide great insight as to how and why this great nature force was able to destroy Pompeii and Herculaneum. You will then have time to walk around and take pictures before re-boarding your bus and returning to Naples.

Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

5. Naples Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

Explore the birthplace of pizza with a 24-hour ticket valid for up to 2 routes on this panoramic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Discover the unforgettable sights and flavors of Napolitano culture at your own pace. The ticket gives you the freedom to explore one of the world’s oldest cities at leisure, with buses running every 45-90 minutes. You can even visit Mount Vesuvius and get fantastic city views from the top of the imposing volcano. The hop-on hop-off bus is also ideal for shopping expeditions and exploring the many tasty restaurants that Naples has on offer. Use your 24-hour pass to explore the following attractions: Line A Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Chiesa Del Gesu Nuovo Stop 3 - Piazza Dante - Ingresso Ai Decumani Stop 4 - Museo Archeologivo Nazionale - Galleria Principe Di Napoli Stop 5 - Chiesa Di Santa Maria Della Sanita Stop 6 - Museo e Bosco Di Capodimonte, Osservatorio Astronomico Stop 7 - Santa Maria Incoronata Stop 8 - Teatro Bellini - Mura Greche Stop 9 - Museo Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina Stop 10 - Castel Capuano - Porta Capuana Stop 11 - Piazza Bovio/Universita Line B Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Piazza Vittoria - Via Calabritto Stop 3 - Palazzi Storici Stop 4 - Mergellina - Piazza del Leone Stop 5 - Capo Posillipo - Veduta Panoramica Stop 6 - Discesa Marechiaro Stop 7 - Parco Vigiliano Stop 8 – Veduta Panoramica Stop 9 - Viale Dohm Stop 10 – Piazza Vittoria Stop 11 - Castel dell'Ovo - Borgo Marinan Stop 12 - Stazione Marittima, pier for cruises and Le Isole Del Golfo

From Naples: Wine Tasting Tour on Vesuvius Volcano

6. From Naples: Wine Tasting Tour on Vesuvius Volcano

Escape the hustle and bustle of central Naples on a guided tour of the vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and experience the passion of a notable wine company, the Campania Ars Vinearia, a family of winemakers with viticulture in their DNA. Boasting unique characteristics from the sunburnt ground, fertilized with periodical lava flows from Vesuvius, the wines have legendary origins. The story of wines like Sorrentino’s “Lacryma Christi” was written by the hand of nature at her most violent. It’s a story that has gone on for decades, thanks to a tenacious family that knew how to support a territory rich in precious fruit. After exploring the vineyards on the “violent” slopes, relax over a delicious Mediterranean lunch, served with wines of the region, such as “Falanghina,” “Lacryma Christi,” “Aglianico” and many other renowned varieties.

From Naples: All-Inclusive Mount Vesuvius Half-Day Tour

7. From Naples: All-Inclusive Mount Vesuvius Half-Day Tour

Have your transport and entry ticket sorted for you for a hassle-free trip to Mount Vesuvius. Take in incredible views and sights from this still-active volcano. Start the tour with pick up from your hotel, the train station, or at the cruise port of Naples. Meet your driver and climb into a comfortable air-conditioned minibus to begin your adventure. Follow the highway directly to Torre del Greco village, admiring beautiful views through the window. Begin the climb through Vesuvius National Park up to an altitude of 1,000 meters. When you arrive, set off to explore the park on foot, home to the only still-active volcano in continental Europe, the iconic Mount Vesuvius.  Walk around the crater at 1,200 meters and marvel at the breathtaking view of the charming Bay of Naples with Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri in the distance. Be back at the parking lot at the time fixed by your driver and return to Naples city center, where you will be dropped off back at your hotel, the station, or the cruise port.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

8. From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

Herculaneum, the first buried Vesuvian city to be discovered (1709), preserved under pyroclastic material from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, is our destination today. A fascinating tour of this seaside retreat for the Roman elite with its grand and luxurious houses, baths and carbonized wood objects such as roofs, beds and doors. An easy lunch before our conquest of Vesuvius! Breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples from the summit of the volcano will make this a day to remember. Pick up from your accommodation and transfer by bus to Herculaneum. With a guide you will visit the archaeological park. Transfer to a typical Vineyard for an easy lunch. In the early afternoon the visit will continue to approximately 1,000 m by road, and from here the walk to the crater. Return to your accommodation. Don’t forget: camera & comfortable shoes, identity card or copy of your passport. Green Pass / EU digital COVID certificate / Anti-COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

From Sorrento: Mount Vesuvius Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

9. From Sorrento: Mount Vesuvius Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Enjoy a half-day tour of Vesuvius, driving along a scenic route past black ash and lava rocks. The 6-hour tour takes you from Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast to the rim of the volcano crater, where you can capture stunning panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and beyond. After your exhilarating climb, wind your way back down to visit a wine farm, located at the foot of the mountain. Stroll through the vineyards and learn about the winemaking process. Then, sit down to a leisurely lunch of bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, local cheese and salami, spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, and typical Neapolitan pastiera pie, served with grappa liquor. Compliment your local meal with a tasting of 3 wines from the farm’s own cellars. Sip on a white, a red, and a rosé, and savor the unique flavors produced by the mineral rich volcanic soil.

Naples: Wine Tasting Tour on the Slopes of Mount Vesuvius

10. Naples: Wine Tasting Tour on the Slopes of Mount Vesuvius

This tasting tour, will give you the opportunity to discover the history and all the secrets of the techniques of producing wines at km0, on the slopes of Vesuvius. At the beginning of the tour you will meet with our guide inside the vineyard, from here you will leave for a small tour inside the vineyard. The guide will show you the techniques, handed down from generation to generation, through which the highest quality wines are currently produced, one of the symbols of Campania excellence, among these the renamed Lacrima Christi. At the end of the tour you can finally taste a family lunch prepared by Donna Angela, where our wines will be paired. A small sensory journey through the flavors of tradition, you can taste the legendary spaghetti with piennolo tomato, a must on the menu. The tasting and lunch will take place surrounded by a unique landscape of its kind, the union between sea and mountains, between Naples and Sorrento and obviously the view of the imposing Vesuvius will keep you company.

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What people are saying about Mount Vesuvius

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Great day out. Well organised and the guide was very helpful. For those planning to go to Capri be aware that a lot of tourists visit the island each day and this puts a great strain on the island's bus service. In the morning we had 4 hours of free time to explore the island before our afternoon boat trip around the island. We took the bus to the chairlift with no problems but trying to get back we found that organised tour guides were skipping the queues and filling up the buses with their groups, making it very difficult for us to get back. The manager at the bus station was very helpful and he was able to put us on a minibus but we only just made our afternoon boat trip, so just be aware that getting around the island can be an issue and take a lot longer than you expect.

Worth the money. Everything worked well. The guide + infos were just what we were looking for. First we were picked up by a big car. We were brought to a marina where the biat took us to capri marina. From there we got all the infos and could buy tickets for the tourist bus that brings you to different stations just like a hop on hop off bus. We went to the top of capri with a chairlift. This was the best part of the whole trip. Afterwards we checked out annacapri and capri. Annacapri was a nice quiet idyllic little place. Capri was beautiful but very crowded. Good for luxury shopping and the insta pics for those who need it. Afterwards we had a trip around the island with the blat before heading back home.

Vincenzo was excellent (he lived in New York)! He even offered to let us contact him later in our trip for restaurant recommendations. It was a treat to be escorted by a native driver in a clear, cool car. The day was very well organized and efficient — we could not have planned all of these activities ourselves, and each part of the day was just as fun as the last. I recommend paying extra for the guide in Pompeii, as she provided additional context that we would have otherwise missed. Make sure to budget an additional €75-125 per person for the tickets and food (or €225-375 total). All around, it was a fabulous day!

In our short getaway to Italy we took this trip to Capri and we were very pleased with it. Capri is an amazing island and a total must see. We booked two other day trips (not with HP travels) to the Amalfi coast and Pompeii/Mt. Vesuvius. The day trip to Capri was far better than the other day trips we took. One of the main difference in our experience was the guide. Marlene was our guide for the Capri trip, she was exceptional. She was really nice and very professional. She was always polite and really enthusiastic about helping us getting the most out of this experience.

Gennaro, the tourguide, had an excellent approach with some humor along his explanations. He made us feel very comfortable and all information given was explained in a simple and understanding way. Francesco was also an excellent driver that accompanied us throughout the day!