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From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

1. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

Revisit the devastating day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash on a day trip by minivan or bus. Follow your licensed guide through the remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. Enjoy a local pizza lunch along your route. Hear stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, the Lupanare, the Greek Theatre, and plaster casts of bodies burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli. Savor a typical Naples pizza lunch at one of Pompeii’s cafés. Then, be driven close to the mountain's summit that destroyed the city. From there, take a short walk to the lip of the crater and take in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Revisit the devastating day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash. On arrival, discover the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years. It is the only active volcano in continental Europe. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples. Return to Naples at approximately 5 PM and be dropped off at your hotel, your cruise ship, or the railway station.

From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

2. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

3. From Naples: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip with Lunch

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.

From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

4. From Sorrento: Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour

Discover Vesuvius with fast-track tickets to the Pompeii archaeological site and take in the views of Mt. Vesuvius with a guide. Head to a vineyard to taste regional wines and enjoy a light lunch. Be picked up from your accommodation in Sorrento and make your way to the ruins of Pompeii. Explore the city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD and learn the history behind each turn. Continue to a local vineyard and savor the flavors of regional wine. Regain your strength with a light lunch before boarding a bus to Mt. Vesuvius in the early afternoon. Ascend to 1,000 meters on Mt. Vesuvius. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide and learn about the history and geology of the crater. Take in the breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples before being returned to your accommodation.

Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

5. Naples: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Sightseeing Day Tour

The first stop will be Positano. Along the winding roads of the coast and crossing the Monti Lattari you will have the opportunity to admire views otherwise difficult to find. Positano is very famous for its fashion and art stores, stroll through the narrow streets, reach the beach where you can admire the town perched on the mountain that blends with the surrounding landscape and crystal clear waters. Take incredible photos of your vacation. The second stop will be the famous Sorrento. Located in a picturesque position on a terrace overlooking the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento is the most famous town on the Sorrento coast. It fascinates tourists and visitors with its breathtaking views, the landscape of gardens and citrus groves, the marina, the charming old town, an interesting historical and religious architecture. town enjoyable in every season of the year. Stroll through its narrow streets to admire the stores and boutiques of great quality. Finally head explore the ancient city of Pompeii, one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. Walk through the famous archaeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the ancient Roman city preserved by the volcanic ash that once covered it. Eventually return to Naples with your driver.

From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

6. From Sorrento: Pompeii Half-Day Skip-the-Line Tour

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert official guide. Thanks to your priority entry tickets you will skip the stress of the long line, leaving more time to explore. Accompanied by the guide, you'll explore the main features of the ancient city including the baths, bakeries and much more. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the wonders of the world, and the excavations begun in the 18th century still continues to this day. Your guide will take you through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii, where you can see baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas. Even if your interests do not lie in history, this is an archaeological site that cannot fail to impress you.

Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

7. Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

Enjoy a private tour of the Pompeii ruins, guided by a trained archaeologist. See former homes, walk the streets, and imagine the last moments of the inhabitants. With pickup directly from your accommodation in Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast. Be driven straight from your hotel to the main entrance of Pompeii, where the driver will introduce you to your guide. Listen as they lead you through the streets of the ancient city. Learn how the inhabitants went about their daily lives. Hear details of what happened on that fateful day. At tour's end, meet your driver at the same point and enjoy a relaxing return to your lodging.

Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Skip-the-Line Tour from Naples

8. Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Skip-the-Line Tour from Naples

Discover Pompeii, the city destroyed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 CE during this full-day tour with a skip-the-line ticket option. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the region before exploring the crater of the mountain which caused the event itself. Pompeii will serve as a wondrous time capsule enabling you to visit the distant past during this trip by car. Popular attractions to look forward to at this UNESCO World Heritage Site include the Villa dei Misteri, the Temple of Apollo, and the Basilica.  Several other treasures await your discovery in the ancient city such as surprisingly detailed frescoes, including one of the Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great. Bathhouses, villas built by wealthy citizens, bakeries, and streets will give you a glimpse of the lives of its residents. Next comes a visit to a factory to learn how the region’s exquisite cameos are produced. These detailed pendants are manufactured using sea coral, set against a contrasting background, and framed with precious metals. (Torre del Greco in Naples is actually considered the world’s center of the craft.) Your next stop during this tour will be a restaurant in Pompeii before traveling to Vesuvius, the volcano which destroyed the historic city. Its crater is an immensely popular attraction owing to its unique history and the fact that it is one of two active volcanoes on mainland Europe. It is an excellent opportunity to bask in nature and history, survey panoramic views and take several pictures. The last leg of your tour ended, you will be transported back to your pick-up point as you ponder on a trip that is an ideal blend of the past and the present.

From Naples: Van Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius

9. From Naples: Van Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius

Discover the secrets buried under the ash in Pompeii on van tour to the archeological site. Hear facinating commentary along the way. Stop on Mount Vesuvius and make the climb to the summit of this notorious volcano. Hop aboard the van at a centrally-located meeting point in Naples. Sit back and relax as you listen to enlightening commentary on the drive. Arrive at the archeological site of Pompeii where you can purchase tickets to the site. Have time to explore the well-preserved streets and see the runs of markets, rich villas, theatres, bathhouses, and temples. Admire views of the ever-present Vesuvius standing ominously in the background. Relive the story of the city that was covered by the eruption in AD 79. Learn about local life as you see sights like the House of the Vettii, the House of the Faun, and the Forum Baths. Continue to admire the natural beauty and raw power of the active volcano that destroyed Pompeii, Vesuvius. Make the walk to the summit and look into the crater. Admire the stunning views of the Bay of Naples and breathe the air of the vineyards and the rich vegetation that surrounds it. Return to the van at the designated time and ride back to your meeting point in Naples.

Full-day: Pompeii and Vesuvius with Pizza Lunch

10. Full-day: Pompeii and Vesuvius with Pizza Lunch

Travel to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, the most famous and evocative archaeological site in the world, to see the stunningly well-preserved ruins. Take in the view from the top of Vesuvius and marvel at this destructive sleeping giant. Journey to Pompeii and see the thermal baths, the frescos of the Lupanare, the Macellum and the Basilica. Step into the past as you walk through the old streets. After Pompeii, drive up Mt Vesuvius and stop in a local restaurant located in a panoramic place along the slopes to have a delectable pizza lunch. Follow your guide the altitude of 1000 meters where you can walk along the crater. Hear about Vesuvius from a professional guide of the National Park. Admire the summit of Mount Somma (1133 m) and to the right the cone of Vesuvius (1281 m). Look down at the views of the valley below.

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This tour was fantastic. Well-organized, professional and on-time. Our guide, Francesca, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and charismatic and made the visit through Pompeii a memorable one. No way we could have enjoyed the site as much without the commentary. We highly recommend this experience! Many thanks to Francesca and the whole team!

Very well organized day. Our guide Maria A perfectly adapts her speech to the public and in particular to the children present in the group. And this with a lot of humor. No guidance on Mt Vesuvius but that was not necessary. The beauty of the site was enough. A very nice day.

Our guide Francesca was fantastic. She told us a lot of details and less known stories about Pompei. Vesuvius trip was spectacular and pretty easy to do.

Had the Pompeii tour with Elisa (hope this is correct spelling). She was so funny and full of information in the tour, would definitely recommend

Emiliano, our guide, you can see that he enjoys his work. Tells, explains and sometimes forgets the time ;)