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, 00100 Rome Italy

Location

Stop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Porta Marina Superiore (Via Villa dei Misteri) Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Porta Marina inf., 80045 Pompeii Italy

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, Via Palazzo del Principe, 80044 Ottaviano Italy

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, 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Monica B

Andrea our guide was just fantastic - best day in Rome traveling with him. Getting to the countryside was a big plus after the busy city.

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Kylee S

Barbara was such a joy!! She gave us lots of information but was fun and lively. She even taught us some Italian (and a few songs!). The trip was a day of adventure and a perfect ending to my Rome stay. Food was good, the climb was rough but worth it, and Pompeii was very cool to see. It gets a bit packed so it was hard to keep up with the tour guide in Pompeii but that’s no ones fault. Definitely take this tour!!

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Jennifer O

So moving. Very informative guide around the Pompeii ruins. Comfortable bus. Hike up Vesuvius is manageable for the views!

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kim

Excellent tour with a very informative tour guide to show you around the ruins. My teenage daughter loved the climb to Vesuvius and the pizza at Naples.

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marnie_bain

Giacomo our guide was spectacular we had amazing day. He was so knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. He made our tour!

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