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  • Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

    1. Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

    Hike  to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, peering into the mouth of the most famous volcano in the world. You will be picked up in a shared transportation from Pompeii and driven to the base of Mt. Vesuvius. Your skip-the-line tickets will grant you speedy access to the route up the volcano whose immense force destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Climb this legendary mountain and have a look into the still quiescent deep crater. A 20-minute walk is required to reach the highest part of the crater. Once you reach the top, stand at the crater rim and bask in the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast, and more. The driver will assist you and tell you some of the most interesting anecdotes and stories of the area and it's fascinating, rich history. Pickup and drop-off at Pompeii ruins main entrance: Porta Marina Super...

    It was a great visit to the Vesuvius, the driver was very knowledgeable and kind, he provided all the necessary information. It was a fun ride.

  • Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

    2. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

    Immerse yourself in ancient history with this trip to the city of Pompeii, buried by lava by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. After taking in the ruins, climb the mountain itself and enjoy the panoramic views. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation or the airport, then get ready to walk through the ancient Roman streets of the buried city. The walk in Pompeii will be conducted with a guide-archaeologist. They will take you on a path between the theaters, houses, brothel, the forum and more. Then, hop in the van to reach the crater of the still active volcano. Hike to its summit to see one of the best views of the Gulf of Naples, as you learn the history of the volcano from your expert guide.

  • From Positano: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    3. From Positano: Skip-the-Line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    After being picked up from the meeting point in Positano, transfer by minibus to Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy a 2-hour visit to the excavation site with your official guide. Learn about how due to its burial under a layer of ashes and lapilli, the town was forgotten for hundreds of years until its excavations in the 18th-century. After the visit, make the most of some free time and stop for lunch. In the early afternoon, continue to Mt. Vesuvius. Ride a bus up to 1000 meters above sea-level and then take a 30-minute walk. Once on the rim, meet an alpine guide who will give you information about the history of the crater. Take in the breath-taking views of the entire Gulf of Naples. Return to Positano during the afternoon.

  • Naples: Ruins of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

    4. Naples: Ruins of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

    Begin your tour with pickup from the city center or Naples. Take the shuttle bus to the entrance of the ruins of Pompeii. Make use of priority access with your skip-the-line voucher. Visit the historical site of Pompeii, exploring the shops, temples, theaters, and luxurious villas that still remain.  Relax as you drive through a beautiful Natural Park, experiencing amazing views of the bay of Naples. Make your way up to Mount Vesuvius at your own pace, as you walk along the path towards the crater of the volcano.

    Everything was right on time! Easy to find pick up spots. We had a private driver, Pasquale, in a Mercedes mini van. He was helpful, kind, and very patient with us. He took us to Pompeii, then to Vesuvius. He even dropped us off at our hotel. Definitely go with this company!

  • From Naples: Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Full-Day Private Tour

    5. From Naples: Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Full-Day Private Tour

    The thriving Roman city of Pompeii met its fate in 79 A.D., when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the entire town and its inhabitants in volcanic ash, petrifying the city for over 2,000 years. The day begins with a 2-hour guided tour of Pompeii, visiting all of the most celebrated sights, and learning about the fascinating history of this special place. After the visit to Pompeii, head up to Mount Vesuvius where you will be stunned by an amazing panoramic view. Once you reach the top, stand at the crater rim and bask in the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast, and more.

  • From Rome: Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius w/ Lunch & Wine

    6. From Rome: Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius w/ Lunch & Wine

    Start with a pickup from your accommodation in Rome in the morning, and hop inside your private vehicle with a professional English-speaking driver. Relax on the journey south as your driver navigates the roads to Mount Vesuvius. Stop at the highest point accessible by vehicle, and embark on a short 200-meter hike to its crater.  Stop for lunch in a restaurant in a local winery on the slopes of the volcano. Taste some of the wine varieties developed from grapes grown in the volcanic soil. All guests visiting the winery are welcome to stay for an "Italian style" tasting, held on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. After lunch, return to the vehicle and travel to the archeological site of Pompeii. Benefits from pre-reserved entrance tickets and explore this fascinating site with a local expert guide on a 2-hour tour. Learn how the ancient city lay buried beneath pumice stone and a...

  • From Naples to Pompeii and Vesuvius

    7. From Naples to Pompeii and Vesuvius

    On this full-day tour you will walk around the narrow streets of Pompeii with a professional guide and relive the explosion of the 79 AD that petrified and hid the city for years. Hike to the crater’s edge of the imposing volcano and admire the stunning Gulf of Naples from a unique perspective. Meet your English-speaking guide in central Naples, c/o Starhotel Terminus (Piazza Garibaldi 91), jump aboard a minibus, sit back and enjoy the ride to Pompeii. Our guide will lead you into a guided walking tour of the ruins bringing back to life the lifestyle and architecture of the prosperous Romans. Pompeii has been well preserved thanks to the mud and lapilli which petrified the city, saving all the infrastructures. In the second part of the tour, the bus will drop you off at 1,000 meters high; from there you can climb to the crater’s edge. The walk is pleasant and the view from the top is ...

  • From Sorrento: Vesuvius and Pompeii Guided Tour with Lunch

    8. From Sorrento: Vesuvius and Pompeii Guided Tour with Lunch

    Explore the ancient Pompeii ruins and head to the summit of Mt Vesuvius with a professional guide. Your tour starts with a drive along the picturesque Sorrento coast up to Mount Vesuvius. Enjoy an informative guided tour of the crater and admire the breathtaking views over the bay of Naples. Restore your energy with lunch at a traditional restaurant in Pompeii. Continue to the incredible archaeological site of Pompeii for a guided tour of this uniquely preserved location. View artworks, mosaics, and frescoes, and explore architectural highlights such as the Roman Forum and Temple of Apollo. The return journey to Sorrento gives you a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful coastline.

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Vesuvius Private Full-Day Tour

    9. From Rome: Pompeii and Vesuvius Private Full-Day Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Rome and travel to Pompeii Archeological Park. Meet your private archeologist guide and embark on a 2-hour tour of one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.  Discover the history of this Roman city which was preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. See buildings such as thermal baths, various temples, the bakery and the Great Theater of Pompeii. Admire preserved artwork, mosaics, and frescoes which still adorn the walls of these buildings. Learn about day-to-day life in Roman times as you wander through the ancient streets.  Afterwards, enjoy a typical Neapolitan lunch at a local winery. Take a tour of the vineyards, learn about the operation of the winery, and enjoy tastings of local wines. In the afternoon, visit Mount Vesuvius. Make your way to the top of the volcano to see its crater. Enjoy the stunni...

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What people are saying about Pompeii

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 171 reviews

Francesco was an awesome guide and we are very happy that we did that tour. He picked us up in front of Pompeji on time, was very knowledgeable, gave a great spirit with his music choice while driving up the Vesuvius and he really did a great job on the walk the way up. He kept the group together and made frequent stops to explain something so that everybody had enough time to catch breath again without the feeling to be the „slow“ one. You can feel that he is a great guide that enjoys what he does. It took about 30 min up and middle of Sept temperature was just fine. In the end he even dropped us off on the way back close to our accommodation what was great and not a matter of course as we experienced the next day. Thank you Francesco!

Very good experience! Anne our archaeologist guide is adorable, competent and passionate. My driver guide Catello is the soul of Naples. Very pleasant to listen to (as a guide too), nice car, friendly…, we don't see the round trip going. I recommend this experience although a little short with all there is to see and understand. 9.5 / 10

Francesco was amazing! We couldn’t have wished for a better tour guide. He was really well informed, funny, motivating and a great DJ! We had a great vibe and our tour couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you for the great experience, Francesco :)

It was a great visit to the Vesuvius, the driver was very knowledgeable and kind, he provided all the necessary information. It was a fun ride.

It was great to visit Vesuvio. Francesco is a great guide and always tried to motivate us.