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What To Expect
Join us on this comprehensive and fascinating tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius to discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site and the volcano that made it all possible continue to shock and fascinate the 2.6 million people who venture here each year from all over the world.
After a comfortable transfer from Rome by private air-conditioned coach, you’ll find yourself sitting in the ominous shadow of Mt. Vesuvius at the now ruined city of Pompeii, once a sprawling metropolis of shops, forums, houses, restaurants, gymnasiums and entertainment. Walk Pompeii's main streets just as its ancient inhabitants did over stones still worn with the tracks from the carts and chariots that tread them nearly 2,000 years ago and even see the graffiti they left behind.
Your officially licensed Pompeii guide will take you to visit the forum, the center of Pompeii's political and social life, as well as view the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the catastrophic eruption that destroyed this Ancient Roman city, ‘freezing’ their last moments forever.
After your adventurous morning exploring Italy’s most renowned ruins, we'll take a leisurely lunch break during which you’ll be able to taste world-famous Neapolitan pizza before heading high above the city and the Bay of Naples aboard the same private coach. Infamous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world due to the 3 million people living in its vicinity.
As you wind your way up the roads leading to the summit, you’ll see the lava flows that have scarred the sides of the volcano through the lush volcanic vegetation. From the parking area, it is just a 20-minute hike to the crater on a soft volcanic ash and pumice path to get to the fantastic view from the top. In addition to the panorama of Naples, you will also be able to see the islands of Capri and Ischia in the distance, all from a height of over 4,000 feet.
With Pompeii, Vesuvius and a traditional pizza lunch, there is no better way to experience these incomparable sights in Naples from Rome.
Roundtrip transportation and all transfers by private coach
Ticket and reservation fees for Vesuvius and Pompeii
Expert, English-speaking tour leader and guide
Hotel pick up and drop off
Tips and gratuities
In the winter months, the Pompeii and Archaeological Museum Full Day Trip may be booked.
Infants up to 2 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation.
In rare cases of inclement weather, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. If this is the case a tour of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples or appropriate alternative will be provided.
The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius is optional and requires a good level of general fitness to complete. The hike is uphill at a 14 degree angle and 20 minutes long (about 1 mile). The hike is prevalently on soft ground, adequate footwear is recommended. Those who choose may remain at the parking area and enjoy the views.
Temperatures on the Volcano may be a bit lower than temperatures on the ground, a sweater or light jacket is recommended, especially outside of the summer months.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs, strollers or baby carriages on this tour.
It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points.
This tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests.
Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes