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  • From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

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

    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!

  • Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    2. Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour

    Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius summit on a day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Choose to visit with a shared group or on a private tour.  Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and enjoy some free time to wander around Pompeii town or grab some lunch. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano.  From there, enjoy a 30-minute walk to the crater’s edge, where you’ll have some free time to explore.  Take the opportunity to savor and phot...

    A very solid day out with Carmella, Marco and Pietro. Pompeii was super cool while Vesuvius was challenging but worth it.

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

    3. 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.

  • From Sorrento: Vesuvius Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

    4. From Sorrento: Vesuvius Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

    The tour begins when you reach Pompei by train from Sorrento. A private transfer will take you to "Sorrentino Winery" from Pompeii Scavi Station. First you will meet the family owners of the winery with a welcome drink. Then take a stroll through the vines, some of which are hundreds of years old and learn about their process of organic farming without the use of pesticides. Be captivated by the history of the vineyard and by the wonderful views across the bay. Enjoy a 4-course lunch prepared with local and homemade products. Each dish will be accompanied by the various wines they produce on the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius. Children can enjoy soft drinks and juices. Following the tour and lunch, transfer back to Pompeii Scavi Station.

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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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...

  • 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

    9. 2-Hour Pompeii Child-Friendly Tour

    Your guide will focus on your needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, you will surely have the best Pompeii experience ever. This is a great family tour including the highlights of the ancient Pompeii: the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (main square) with market temples and municipal buildings, the Stabian Baths, the bakery, the House of Menander, the theaters, the plaster casts and much more with the use of a tablet and multimedia material for children. The meeting point will be at the the main entrance of the Pompeii ruins which is called Porta Marina Superiore.

    Paolo was absolutely excellent. He is an archeologist who has been (and still is) actively involved in excavations near Pompeii. He was prompt, friendly, and engaging. My 2 daughters, ages 8 and 11, really liked him and learned a lot. He kept s good pace to keep interest high—and also sought out shady spots when he’d stop to tell us about something. Our visit was greatly enriched by Paolo. I walked past other visitors in large groups being strung along—or going it alone without a guide—and felt very glad we chose to use Askos Tours. Even in the hot, walking for almost 3 hours, my girls were nothing but happy and engaged. (And so were the adults in our family: we are 3-generations.) Worth every Euro!

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

    10. 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

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!

Vincenzo was a fabulous tour guide, he was very informative and had a lot of knowledge regarding Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvio! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is able to walk a good distance. The walk up Mt. Vesuvio is not for everyone. Thank you Vincenzo for a terrific trip to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvio!

Excellent trip, great guide Vincenzio and friendly driver Marco. All was smoothly organized and we enjoyed Pompeii and Vesuvio very much.

Very well organised tour! Vincenzo was very knowledgable and looking out for the group. Both attractions are very worth a visit!

Enjoyable day out. Was only so much of Pompeii you could cover, but it was informative. View from Vesuvius was spectacular.