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Day Trip to Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Crater from Rome

Product ID: 208440
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No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Pompeii. This luxury van tour from Rome will show you a city immortalised by a volcanic eruption, followed by lunch and a visit to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius!
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel from Rome to Pompeii and back in a luxury Mercedes van
  • Journey back in time to 79 AD when Pompeii was immortalised by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Trek up to the crater and stare down into the "sleeping giant" Mt. Vesuvius
  • Learn from your expert archeologist tour guide
Full description
Meet your driver at the convenient meeting point in the heart of Rome. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and informative driver/guide you will be seated in your comfortable van as you leave Rome behind and depart for Pompeii. Pompeii was the once prosperous Roman city which met its fate in October, AD 79 when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the entire surrounding population was engulfed with burning pyroclastic flow and covered in ash.

On your tour, witness a moment of terror frozen in time, people in death postures and ruins unchanged from almost 2,000-years ago. Your expert archaeologist guide will walk you through the ancient streets, whereabouts perfectly conserved ancient bakeries, shops, stalls, private and communal residences, public baths and brothels remain. You will see plaster casts of the unfortunate Pompeiians who were immortalized on that tragic day. Upon conclusion of the guided tour of Pompeii, you will take a short break and have a bite to eat. You can choose from a selection of panini, pizza or other local specialties before making your way to the Mt. Vesuvius National Park.

Your driver will accompany you as high up as vehicles are allowed. At this point you can enjoy a leisurely hike for about 20-minutes, taking in the stunning views of the Bay of Naples from nearly 1300-meters above sea level. Your reward at the top? A look directly inside the crater of this sleeping giant that brought instant devastation to Pompeii. Lucky for us, today the only signs of life from the crater are a bit of steam and a slight sulphuric odor. As your afternoon winds down, you'll join your driver once again for the return journey to Rome.
Includes
  • Round-trip from Rome in luxury air-conditioned van
  • Short stop for coffee/breakfast break
  • Wifi and cold beverages during transit
  • Semi-private skip the line Pompeii tour with expert archaeologist guide
  • Entry fees to Mt. Vesuvius National Park
  • Visit to the crater
  • Express lunch: pizza or panini and bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, the big church on Piazza della Repubblica facing the central fountain.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Sturdy, comfortable footwear is advised
• This tour does not run on public holidays
• Activity level: moderate
• Not wheelchair accessible
• In the event that Vesuvius Park should be closed due to adverse weather conditions, your driver will propose an alternative destination such as Sorrento
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Product ID: 208440