1. Italy
  2. Campania
  3. Naples
  4. Pompeii

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius: Small-Group Skip-The-Line Tour

Product ID: 367360
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Experience a 2-hour guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii led by an archaeologist guide then hike up to the crater of Mount Vesuvius.
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Duration: 5.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world
  • Discover Pompeii's tragic history from an archaeologist guide
  • Hike to the crater of Mt Vesuvius
Full description
Discover the tragic history of Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii with this small-group tour. After meeting your archaeologist guide, enjoy a 2-hour tour of the most important ancient ruins of the sight and learn all about its fascinating history from an archaeologist's perspective.

After your tour of Pompeii, hop into a shared minivan and travel to the top of the most famous volcano in the world. Enjoy a breathtaking 20-minute hike to reach the volcano's crater. Stand at the rim of the crater and enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast, and much more.
Includes
  • Archaeologist guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees
  • Transportation between sites
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour guide at Mount Vesuvius
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the guide at the main entrance of Pompei Ruins, called Porta Marina Superiore. The guide will wait by the gate, just in front of the bar-restaurant Hortus with a lot of lemons and oranges hanging outside. The guide will have a sign with the local partner's name written on it. The meeting point is just few steps away the Circumvesuviana train station Pompei-Villa dei Misteri.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• If Mount Vesuvius is closed due to force majeure, the tour will include a visit to Herculaneum instead
• A solid level of physical fitness is required for participation in this activity