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Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples

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Napoli, Italy

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Overview

Explore Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius on a day trip from Sorrento, and relax with all the logistics arranged in advance. Tour the ruins of ancient Pompeii, learning about the ancient Mt. Vesuvius eruption that blanketed the city in ash, then travel up the slopes of the volcano itself. Enjoy time to explore the crater, then return back to Sorrento in the late afternoon.
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach from coast to volcano
  • Learn about the Mt. Vesuvius eruption on a guided Pompeii tour
  • See ruins of Roman baths that hark back to ancient times
  • Explore the crater area at Mt. Vesuvius before you return to the coast
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Centrally located meeting point in Naples
Round-trip transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Official guide during the tour and live commentary on board
Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
Skip the Line Access
Headphones for all passagers
Lunch

Departure Point

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 91, 80142 Napoli NA, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your day trip with a pickup from central Sorrento.

Once on the coach, travel inland, away from the coast to the ancient city of Pompeii. Famous as the city that lay buried beneath mounds of volcanic ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii today is one of Italy’s largest—and best preserved—complex of ruins.

See its highlights on a guided tour with a guide, and wander through the historic streets to see old Roman baths, villas, and forums.

Leave Pompeii after your tour, and head onward to Mt. Vesuvius, traveling to an altitude of 3,280 feet (1,000 meters). How you spend your time at the crater is up to you; a local mountain guide is on hand, should you want a guided tour at your own expense.

Later, return to Sorrento with your group, and finish with a drop-off at the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area (e.g. at Boscoreale, Stabiae), was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica
The Basilica is the most sumptuous building of the Forum, and its space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Forum
The Forum was located at the heart of Pompeii, and was a thriving market and trade center, and also had many connections to politics.
Stop At:  
Tempio di Giove Capitolino
Dominated by the Vesuvius with its statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the temple was the Capitolium, similar to the one located in the Ancient Rome. The statues were highly placed to be visible to those passing in the Forum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Macellum
The Macellum of Pompeii was located on the Forum and as the provision market of Pompeii was one of the focal points of the ancient city. The building was constructed in several phases. When the earthquake of 62 CE destroyed large parts of Pompeii, the Macellum was also damaged.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Via dell’Abbondanza
Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno. In ancient times the street was crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops ("officinae”), cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.
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Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)
The Forum Baths are located behind the Temple of Jupiter and date back to the years immediately after the founding of the colony of veterans by General Silla (80 BC). Women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section presents an apodyterium (dressing room), used also as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths). Like many buildings in Pompeii, the baths were heavily damaged during the earthquake of 62 AD.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Lupanar
The Lupanar of Pompeii is the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii. It is of particular interest for the erotic paintings on its walls. Lupanar is Latin for "brothel". The Pompeii lupanar is also known as Lupanare Grande.
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House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)
The house of the Menander is a great example of a Roman Villa owned by an high-ranking family. It is reachly decorated with wonderful frescoes representing scenes of the Trojan war and here were also founded many objects in silver, tableware now strored in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. The house owes its name to a picture of Menander, an Athenian poet, placed in the portico. The house belonged to Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus of the Poppei family, relatives of the Empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pompeii
The Large Theater of Pompeii was built from the Romans on the slope of a hill located in the area; they took advantage of the natural depression of the mountain to create a majesty auditorium divided into 5 sectors. On the stage were played tragedies of the Greco-Roman traditions.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Drop off at 1.000 mt high on the Volcano. Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. In 79 AD eruption destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Mount Vesuvius doesn’t stand alone. While the ‘main peak’ is named Vesuvius, there is another mountain which is attached to it, Monte Somma. is listed among the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Volcanologists and geologists alike agree that the next volcanic eruption is overdue and that when it does happen, it will be big. The layer of magma that lies beneath Vesuvius measures a huge 154 square miles; this is why scientists monitore the volcano’s activity 24/7.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Reach the crater's edge at 1.280 mt to admire a breathtaking panorama on the Gulf of Naples. The surface of the path is uneven, but it' ll be well worth it. Following the devastating eruption, it was named after the Roman God of the Flame and Metal Forgery – Vulcan
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • In case the Vesuvius will be closed due to bad weather, in alternative will be provided a panoramic tour of Naples
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples.

Traveler Tips


  • "Wear good shoes as it is rocky and can be a bit slippery with the gravel." See review
  • "It took about 20-25 mins to hike up the Vesuvius but it's totally worth it because the views are unbelievable." See review
  • "I will not recommend this tour as the tourist company has the worst customer service I have ever come across." See review

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Worthwhile tour
Rhydian_T
, Aug 2020
Good full day to Pompeii and Vesuvius which I really enjoyed. The guides were Hugo and Julie (I think) and both were very friendly and helpful. The tour of Pompeii was very detailed and longer than I expected (or wanted to be quite honest, especially in the heat that day) but I’m sure this will delight others with a very real interest in the history more than myself perhaps! In short, if you want a one day visit to both sights, I’d definitely recommend. Thanks.
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Two off the Bucket List !
Sunshine612410
, Nov 2019
Picked up on time at our hotel. Comfortable coach with friendly driver and guide. Informative tour of Pompeii with good commentary through our headsets. Guides recommendation for a set price lunch was excellent. Coach then took us up to within 800 metres of Vesuvius summit . Smooth but fairly steep path took us to the crater. Worth doing for the crater and the panoramic views.
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Historic visit with modern conveniences
Kdesutter90
, Oct 2019
My husband and I greatly enjoyed the Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius tour — the tour guide was kind and full of jokes and interesting stories with great English, which was greatly appreciated! The tour guide seemed to truly care about his company, and we also enjoyed having a bit of free time to walk around Pompeii in our own. Travel by motor coach was convenient and cooling, and we were grateful for the tip to pick up a walking stick during our breathtaking hike of Mount Vesuvius.
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Wonderful views
Smita P
, Oct 2019
We Had a good trek up Mount Vesuvius. The guide we had was pretty good, but felt he had limited knowledge. It was pretty crowded and the restaurant we had lunch was not up to par. It catered to tourists so there was only 2 choices for lunch for the entire group.
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alastairbarr
, Oct 2019
Excellent tour guide Nella but no offers of hotel pick ups however we got to meeting point on time,Nella was very knowledgable about Pompeii and was a great insight to understanding the history Vesuvius walk is hard work for the unfit but manageable
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Great day
marie p
, Sep 2019
Of you want to get a 'taster' of these two places, then this is the ideal trip. You don't get to see everything but you see the important bits and gain lots of knowledge. The company had great communication, contacting me so I could be picked up closer to my hotel. The driver was a careful and skilled driver, especially negotiating the winding road up to Vesuvius. The guide was a happy, fun and welcoming lady who had a wealth of knowledge. I felt well looked after and made sure we were all together. This is only my personal opinion but I felt that Pompeii is like a tourist circus and that some respect for the area and tragedy of the event is lost. The guide put it well that we are privalidged to walk the same tiled floors as they did back then.
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Informative
MrsNadiaG
, Sep 2019
We enjoyed this tour of Pompeii. Our tour guide (Rosetta) was extremely knowlegable and explained, in detail, the history of Pompeii and everything we were being shown. The Vesuvious climb was exhausting but the view was amazing.
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Great tour, fantastic guides
monikaO7681YZ
, Sep 2019
Highly recommend. Amazing place with so much to see and learn about. Our guide, Gennaro, was fantastic - knowledgeable, funny, and looked out for the group. The company operates professionally - I got a text, whatsapp and email the day before with information. Pleasantly surprised how smooth everything went. Note - if you are thinking about doing this tour or one with only Pompei (omitting Vesuvius), I would suggest only doing Pompei. The volcano was great but it wasn't anything special for the extra drive + walk up in the heat, especially if you've seen a volcano before. You can see it from far away, and I believe its enough.
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Great tour!
Maegan W
, Sep 2019
This tour was great! Very informative and the views from the top of Mt Vesuvius are stunning. It's about a 30 min climb up. Wear good shoes as it is rocky and can be a bit slippery with the gravel. Our tour guide Gerano (Sp?) was hilarious and engaging!
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Pompeii and vesuvius
jnjamienolan
, Aug 2019
Tour of Pompeii was a little short, it took in 2 streets in pompeii and a few of the sites around. But this was enough as the heat was unbearable, vesuvius was brilliant. Bus brought us up to a 1000m and 35min walk to the top and the view was worth it
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