Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 13 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.
Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 20 to March 31. During this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. We’ll take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city centre.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: City Wonders, Rome, Lazio

Location

Stop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania

The eruption in AD 79 spelled a fiery end for Pompeii, but the catastrophe also almost perfectly preserved the port city under layers of Volcanic ash. Thousands of years later, you can still explore the eerie streets and step inside homes, bathhouses and fast food places, as the licensed guide paints a vivid picture of life in the city’s final days.
You’ll travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied and entertained all the way by your expert tour co-ordinator. Skip the line at Pompeii as one of the site’s own officially licensed guides will show you around the city, painting a vivid picture of life in final days before the eruption. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across harrowing death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash.
In addition to the guided portion of your tour, you’ll have time for wandering and picture-taking in Pompeii – followed by an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Vesuvius National Park, Ottaviano, Province of Naples, Campania

It’s a short coach ride from Pompeii to the foot of the volcano that still looms above it. A half-mile hike from the parking lot takes you right to the sometimes still-steaming crater of Mt. Vesuvius – still perhaps the most dangerous volcano in the world. Stand at the epicentre of that ancient disaster and feel awe at the utter devastation it must have caused, to blast an entire city off the map for millennia. Then turn and enjoy the contrast: the crater offers the most stunning view of the sun-drenched Bay of Naples.
In the winter months, when Vesuvius is closed for hiking, the tour travels from Pompeii to Naples, with panoramic views of the volcano and historical commentary from your tour co-ordinator along the way. You’ll have ample free time to explore Naples – a city as vibrant and alive as Pompeii is quiet and affecting – before the comfortable coach returns you to Rome.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guided tour
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Lunch
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii - Archaeological Area.
  • Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Temperatures on the volcano are usually lower than temperatures on the ground; a sweater or light jacket is recommended.
  • On rare occasions the crater of Mount Vesuvius may close due to adverse weather conditions or stikes. If this happens, you will be offered an extended tour of Pompeii, a visit to the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii, or a visit to Mount Solfatara, a volcano located in the Phlaegrean Fields near Mount Vesuvius.
  • Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour.
  • From late November to March the Vesuvius isn't accessible and it is replaced with a visit to the city of Naples with panoramic bus tour and free time.
  • The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius requires a good level of general fitness. The walk is uphill at a 14 degree angle and takes roughly 20 minutes.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Piazza del Popolo, Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy


Departure Time

7:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

13 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Jodie H

We started by heading to Pompeii. Our guide, Cristiano (I think I spelled that right!), was very friendly and approachable. While on the bus he talked us through the itinerary for the day and was happy to answer any questions that the group had. He also kept us entertained with stories and a bit of history. Once in Pompeii, we were taken around by another guide (I can't remember his name), but he was friendly and his tour was very informative and entertaining. My only criticism was that we couldn't go at our own pace and had to rush certain parts of the tour, but given the time constraints it was understandable.

We then went for lunch where we had Neopolitan pizza, which in my opinion was much better than Roman pizza - it was lovely!

After lunch we went to Mount Vesuvius, which was amazing. Our group had a mix of age groups and fitness levels but Cristiano was very understanding and there was no pressure to climb the mountain - you could go as far as you wanted, or even just wait at the bottom if you didn't feel up to it. If you can manage it though I would definitely recommend it, it's very satisfying getting to the top and the views are amazing! It is quite steep but there are checkpoints along the way where you can rest and they also sell sticks to assist with the walking, I'm not particularly fit but managed to do it.

The travelling is quite tiring and it is a long day but definitely worth it. Thank you again to Cristiano who was an amazing guide who kept us all entertained and reassured if we had any concerns throughout the day. He gave us really helpful tips during the bus trips on how to get around in Rome and avoid tourist traps and even gave us restaurant recommendations and all sorts - he was happy to answer any questions and was really friendly and approachable. We couldn't have asked for a better guide!

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Claudia N

Emiliano, our guide, was a fantastic host, guiding us through all we needed to know and he made the entire trip easy and cheerful!
The bus was on time, the schedule was very clear and easy to respect, all these made the tour a success! Not to forget Enzo, our guide in Pompeii, a great guy, full of knowledge.
We are happy we choose this tour and we highly recommend it !

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akravetz1

It was a great day trip. We had an amazing tour escort, Angie. She was funny, vibrant, and, very knowledgeable. The bus was very comfortable. Lunch with salad, pizza, and a drink of your choice was very good.
Make sure to wear sun block, hat, and comfortable gym shoes. Bring a bottle of water with you. The hike to the top of Vesuvius takes 20-30 min.

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jsheirbon

Anna and Willie were great. I wish we had more free time, but it was a long trip already. The climb to the top of Mt. Vesuvius was hard but worth it. Beautiful view.

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Leonard T

A definite must see tour if you have time for a day tour. Anna our was a very enjoyable and knowledgeable guide and Enrico our guide in the ruins was very funny and kept our kids interested the whole time. Our stop in Naples for pizza was wonderful. The best pizza we had it Italy!

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