From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour
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- Duration: 7 hours
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, follow your expert guide on a 2-hour 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, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli during the eruption in 79 A.D.
Savor a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés. 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, bu...
Visiting Pompeii and Vesuvius was an amazing and unforgettable experience without any doubt. Anyone who will go to Naples should visit those two places. Our tour guide Francesca, from the other hand, even though gave us all the infos that we needed to learn about Pompeii , was rude and not too easy to communicate especially in the beginning. It was our first time there we knew nothing about where to go or what to do and yet I wanted to ask a question and all I got back was to ignore me. So after that i didn't have much joy in listing to her. Another than that eveything was more than amazing!
Experience how the ancient Romans lived at the site of the Pompeii ruins on this 6-hour combination tour. See the Forum, the Stabian Baths, a brothel, the House of the Faun, the House of the Tragic Poet and more. After visiting Pompeii, take a half-hour break before beginning the second part of the tour. Head off on a drive to the top of Mount Vesuvius through the natural beauty of pine forests and lush woods and bright yellow flowers. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a walk with a volcanolgist guide who will tell you about the geological history of the volcano and its eruptions.
The tour was amazing and our guide, Ale and driver Rosario were a wonderful dynamic duo, loved Pompeii and the view on Mt Vesuvius was breath taking
Following your tour pickup, you will make your way south to explore the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Stroll through the streets of the Roman city of Pompeii and check the numerous different UNESCO archaeological sites, such as the Herculaneum. Both archaeological sites feature the excavated ruins of alleyways and homes where you are free to explore. These locations are also fascinating in that archaeologists are still continuing to unearth the remains of a place forever locked in time. Following your exploration of the ruins, drive up to Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed Pompeii 2,000 years ago. You can stop to enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples from the top, as you enjoy a delicious lunch. If you are a hiking and history lover, this Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius tour is all you need.
Jasmine, our guide and the driver Domenico were so friendly and skilled. I highly recommend this tour with these two to guide you through the day. The explaining in the explored areas were fantastic, english was very good and the mini-van spotless clean and comfortable. I was way beyond my expactations!!
Enjoy a day on Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast and explore the archeological ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii on a full-day excursion from Naples. You’ll be picked up at your central Naples hotel or outside your cruise ship at the Port of Naples. Your first stop will be Pompeii, at one time a thriving Roman town and now an archaeological site. Buried under ash after the towering Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD, the city was lost until the 1700s. Today, you can walk along the old Roman streets and see the houses, shops, bars, and even a brothel among the excavated ruins. As you drive along the Amalfi Coast, marvel at the spectacular scenery. Your driver will stop at a fantastic location overlooking Positano and its bay for the stunning views. From here you’ll continue on to Amalfi, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the clear blue waters.
Great, got much more than I expected. Lunch was great with a beautiful view just a little late in the day so be sure to have a good breakfast
Enjoy a full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii follwing the "Highway of the Sun," through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani." Approximately halfway along the highway, you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, which was destroyed in a famous battle during the Second World War. Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell’Ovo. Continue to Naples' historic city center, where your city tour will include all the major highlights, such as the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Depart Naples and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will bre...
The trip to Naples and Pompeii was excellent. The lunch in Naples, as part of the tour, was very good. Both guides that were assigned to our tour were knowledgeable and fun. I really recommend this tour company.
After being picked up from Rome, drive for approximately 3 hours to the Pompeii archaeological site. A 15-minute stop for a quick break on the road will be granted. Head to Pompeii where a professional guide will take you on a 2-hour group tour exploring one of the world's most engrossing archaeological experiences: a historical city covered by volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. Your guide will show you fascinating places such as The Forum, Thermal Baths, and Lupanare. After the visit, you will be taken to a restaurant to enjoy a pizza lunch accompanied by a drink and time to relax before heading back to Rome. Return to Rome by around 5:30 PM depending on traffic conditions. Please note: the archaeologic site in Pompeii is closed on the December 25 and on the 1st of January every year
A great tour guide and interesting stories of life and the tragic volcanic deaths in Pompeii. It is a long drive to and from - 2 to 2.5 hrs each way - so be ready for that. You meet the tour guide at the site. So it is a quiet ride with just the driver who does not speak at all to and from the site.
This full-day tour of the World Heritage Sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum begins with a pick up at your hotel in Naples and a transfer by bus to the ruins at Pompeii. There will be a tour assistant on the bus during this part of the excursion. On arriving in Pompeii you’ll meet your tour guide and then explore the ruins for around 2 hours. Your guide will show you the traditions and daily life of ancient Pompeii. You’ll see the large theater, the necropolis, the thermal baths, and some of the amazing houses that were owned by the richest residents. At the end of the Pompeii tour, you’ll visit a cameo and coral factory that’s located close to the ruins, where you’ll see the manufacturing processes used and have a chance to do a bit of shopping. Lunch will be at the restaurant, which is just a short walk from the factory. After lunch the tour heads to Herculaneum where you’ll have the ...
The combo of Pompeii and Herculaneum is a perfect day trip. They are very close together. I enjoyed Herculaneum more because there were very few visitors and more to see intact.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for the day and take a trip along the Mediterranean Coast, traveling south down the highway towards the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii. After a stop for breakfast, continue to the ruins of Pompeii where an official guide will take you on a walking tour of the remarkably intact city. Buried by molten lava and ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, Pompeii remained lost for hundreds of years, until it partial rediscovery in 1599. Marvel at the homes, shops, public baths and even a brothel of the everyday town, and hear the story of how the city was lost to the violence of the volcano. Stop for a tasting of local products for lunch, included in the tour price. Admire the beautiful views of the crescent-shaped Gulf of Naples, where the glamorous islands of Capri and Ischia lie like jewels in the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a typical Neapolitan ...
Christina and driver if the van are both great! Just a comment on the local pompei guy- he is rude and he complains about almost everything and snaps at all the other tourist - he makes us feel uncomfortable.
Your tour is by private car, with pick-up from the ports of Naples, Salerno, or Sorrento, or at your hotel/accommodation within the province of Naples, the city of Salerno and the Amalfi coast. From the pick-up, you will be driven to Pompeii for a 2.5-hour guided tour including all of the highlights of the famous site. After Pompeii, head to a celebrated vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a delicious light lunch, accompanied by a wine tasting session. This is the best way to see the highlights of the region in one day, and to enjoy some of the area's amazing food and wine in the process.
On this full-day tour from Naples you will visit the ancient city of Pompeii and the town of Sorrento. You will be picked up either at your hotel or one of the meeting points in the morning. Head to Pompeii to explore one of the most fascinating places in the Province of Naples with a professional guide. Here you can learn the history of the rich and populated Roman town that was buried under tons of volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. Almost 2,000 years later, you have the opportunity to discover the everyday life of the Imperial Age and imagine the panic of the people before the city was so disastrously buried. On the 2-hour walking tour, your guide will show you fascinating places such as the Forum, the Thermal Baths, the Lupanar, and House of the Vettii with its beautiful frescos. After visiting Pompeii, you will take a brief stop for lunch before h...
Very knowledgeable guide in Pompeii. We loved the tour! Also checked with other similar offers in town. The price here is very reasonable.
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All well organized and beautiful, super recommended! The only suggestion I would leave more time to do the walk on Vesuvius, 1 hour and a half is a little bit for those who walk slowly.
We had an excellent time exploring Pompeii. Our guide Francesa did a great job providing information and keeping it fun. Climbing Vesuvius was challenging but well worth it.
Pick up at the hotel. Good guide at Pompeii as well as a regular guide throughout the day. Excellent lunch.
We had a great day, everything was very well organised.
Thank you Francesca for a great tour around Pompeii!