Incredible Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour 2024
About Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour
Visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park from Naples or Sorrento - made easy! Enjoy organized transport and skip the line entry to the Ruins of Pompeii with a guided tour! An expert guide will share historical anecdotes about ancient civilizations that got buried under volcanic ashes in 79 AD! Finish the tour with a hike on Mount Vesuvius and an optional lunch!
Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour
A bus or coach will take you from Naples or Sorrento to the ancient City of Ashes. Follow your knowledgeable guide on a journey through history with priority access to the Ruins of Pompeii and stroll the ancient streets.
A licensed guide will lead you to the major landmarks within the city, including the Forum, thermal baths, and various villas and houses. Explore one of the oldest Roman amphitheaters and get an insight into the gladiator fights that entertained the ancient Pompeii people so long ago. The guide will provide you with a deeper understanding of the daily routines, divisions of the poor and rich, and the multicultural society they've lived in.
Admire the advanced infrastructure of the city and the complex water supply and drainage systems, including many public fountains around the city. As you observe the plaster casts, made by filling the voids found by the archaeologists in the volcanic ash, you'll be given a chance to witness how the now-lost civilization greeted their end.
You can choose to stop for a three-course lunch or proceed directly to Mount Vesuvius. There, you will have the opportunity to hike towards the summit and see into the volcanic crater. From the panoramic viewpoint, you'll be rewarded with a stunning view of the ancient cities Pompeii and Herculaneum, along with the Gulf of Naples. Enjoy the serenity of nature that buried ancient cities under the ash in 79 AD before your return to Naples or Sorrento.
- Round-trip transportation from Naples or Sorrento
- Skip-the-line entry tickets to Pompeii
- Guided tour of the Ruins of Pompeii
- Mount Vesuvius entrance tickets
- Free time on Mount Vesuvius
- Lunch (if option selected)
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Additional food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
DISCOVER THE BURIED MYSTERIES OF THE POMPEII RUINS & HIKE MOUNT VESUVIUS!
Peek into the crater that brought the devastating end to the ancient Pompeii civilization!
The meeting point depends on the option booked.
The guide will share stories about the daily life of the ancient civilization that inhabited the Pompeii city. Hear the greetings to death as you observe the plaster casts.
Stroll the neatly organized streets of the Buried City and admire the villa's frescoes, kitchen utilities, and ingenious drainage system.
Peer into the volcanic crater during the hike in Vesuvius National Park and enjoy the panoramic views of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Gulf of Naples.
TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY!
From the thermal baths to the rich villas full of frescoes, treat yourself to an unforgettable adventure!
FAQ - Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour
Can I do Pompeii and Vesuvius in one day?Visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius on the same day is possible and very convenient as it's only half an hour's drive in between. Plan to spend a few hours discovering interesting sites in the Ruins before you go towards Mount Vesuvius. From the top, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the crater, Mount Somma, and the Gulf of Naples and its surroundings. Keep in mind that you can gain deeper insight into this ancient civilization and its Roman city before Mount Vesuvius' eruption buried them deep below volcanic ashes with the Pompeii guided tour. Additionally, you can join this tour and board the bus in Naples or Sorrento, enjoy a stress-free day trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, and return to Naples or Sorrento with the logistics already sorted.
How long is the walk up Vesuvius?Once you reach the parking area or closest drop-off point to the summit, you will need to hike approximately 1.5 kilometers or 1 mile. Depending on your route, fitness level, and pace, it will take you about 30-40 minutes. You can download the park app, follow the park's information boards on your own, or join a guided tour by official park alpine guides. The hike has a well-maintained path, but it's a moderate uphill walk across uneven terrain, so make sure to wear shoes appropriate for hiking and don't forget to bring water.
Can I visit Pompeii on my own?Visiting Pompeii on your own is possible. The ancient Roman cities were built in organized structures, allowing you to navigate the streets carefree. Book your Pompeii tickets in advance to ensure priority access to the site. Grab a map and a guidebook, or download audio guides or an app that will guide you to the major landmarks of the ruins. However, if you wish to visit the Ruins of Pompeii from the capital, you can join the Rome to Pompeii day trip and enhance your experience with an organized guided tour. In case you're staying in Sorrento, you can reach the train station, from where a professional guide will take you on the Pompeii tours from Sorrento. Additionally, you can discover one of the best-preserved archaeological sites with Herculaneum tours and discover another ancient Roman city.
Good to know before you go
- The Pompeii Ruins Mount Vesuvius day tour follows a timely pace, ensuring all items planned are visited.
- The tour itinerary and duration are subject to change due to uncontrollable conditions, such as traffic, the number of participants, or public events.
- Visiting Pompeii during the peak season may result in a long wait at the main attractions within the archaeological site due to the crowds.
- Please note that your guide is not allowed within Vesuvius National Park.
- Official park alpine guides can't be guaranteed, but you can download the park app or read the park's information board.
- In case of unfavorable weather conditions, a visit to Mount Vesuvius will be replaced with a skip-the-line entrance to the Herculaneum.
- Wear comfortable shoes appropriate for uneven terrain and breathable clothes.
- Remember to bring water, sunglasses, a sun hat, and a camera.
- Make sure to put sunscreen on.
- Pets are not allowed on this tour.
- For a full refund, please cancel your Pompeii and Vesuvius tour up to 24 hours in advance.
EXPLORE THE ECHOES OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS AS YOU STROLL THROUGH THEIR TOWN!
Observe the legendary plaster casts and hear about their daily lives!
Exceptional journey through history!
Max was incredibly funny and engaging in his narrative of Pompeii's history and its destruction. We loved the lunch and the hike to Mount Vesuvius. I highly recommend the tour as it's very organized and informative!
Insightful and enjoyable!
I was very impressed by the Pompeii Ruins Mount Vesuvius day trip! The guide shared many fascinating stories about the ancient city of Pompeii and made sure we had enough time to wander on our own before going to lunch and a hike. 10/10!
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