Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano with Lunch from Rome

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Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano with Lunch from Rome
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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.
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In Brief

Location:
Roma, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
13 hours
Operates:
DailySeasonal
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
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Itinerary
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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

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Point

Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

It was great. The guides Emiliano and Enzo were outstanding. They explained very well and both were extremely friendly and greatly knowledgable.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Our tour guide was very pleasant and sweet. It was very informative and the experience was amazing. A must see!
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
The tour exceeded all expectations and our guide Andrea made the experience totally enjoyable even though we did not get to go to Mount Vesuvius, due to the weather. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
Our tour guide was Barbara, and she was amazing! Her English was exceptional, and is a real interactive storyteller. Barbara gave us a highlights tour as we meet Rome, then explained the day. We stopped half way (1.5 hours) to Naples in a town called Cassino for a bio break. We were hoping to hike up Mt. Veseuvis, but the park was closed due to weather. We later found out that the tour company reimbursed us for that portion of the trip. Instead of the hike, we were taken to Naples to tour the city and do some shopping. We got ear radios and took the bus to Pompeii (another 1.5 hours). Close to Pompeii, we stopped at a restaurant for our choice of margherita pitta, marinara pizza, or white ham and cheese pizza. Our tour guide in Pompeii was named Willie, who lived on the island of Sorrento, and he was pretty funny. We toured the ruins for about two hours. We saw plaster castings of a baby, a dog, an early teen, and a person crouching. Took a ton of photos! Willie was really great!! Got on the bus and headed back to Cassino for another bio break. They had wine tastings and samples of their local food, like pasta, sun dried tomatoes, chocolate , olive oils, cashew products, and others. Back on the bus for more lessons on food culture from Barbara. This was a really amazing tour!
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
Weather wasn't the best , but also not the worst. And because we have incredible tour guide(Jonathan B) I did enjoy despite some downsides(Mt Vesuvius was closed and in Naples archaeological museum Pompey exhibition was also closed).But Jonathans knowledge , humor and understanding and overall best guide I experience so far.Was keeping from feeling disappointment. There was Local tour guide in Pompey , wasn't bad but little bit uptight .Pompey itself ., just WOW I would still recommend the tour , But if you get with Jonathan ., you know for fact You in safe hands:))and defiantly learn something new .
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
The guide (Giamo) on the bus was excallent, he really bought the site we were going to visit to life and the guide onsite was very informative
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
The tour round Pompeii is unbelievable but then you go up Vesuvius and the views are stunning as you look down on Naples and the island of Capri with gases rising up behind you from the crater. The whole day was brilliant from start to finish.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the people and the time. He walked at a nice pace and answered our many questions. Lunch very nice, it was hot and very tasty
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
This tour was well worth the cost. The visit to Pompeii was amazing and our tour guide Giacomo who was very knowledgeable about the ruins of Pompeii. I could have used at least another hour exploring this city. The lunch was a personal pizza with salad, drinks not included. I would have loved more of a lunch selection. The hike to the crater of Mt Vesuvius was a bit difficult but the view made the it worth it. Our tour guide did the hike with us and was encouraging when you were having a rough time getting to the top. I would do this tour again on my next visit to Rome!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
Great bus, really comfortable with reclining leather seats, nice little side head rests and seat belts. Good stop for coffee on the way there and back. Sean was a great guide and there was just enough time at Vesuvius and Pompeii. Pizza at lunch was huge and lovely with nice salad and choice of wine, beer or soft drink. All in all great sightseeing and would absolutely recommend this trip.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Sean was great and funny, Our guide Ana did also a good job. Pizza was good. My favorite part was seeing the volcano. Thank you
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Kylie was a very knowledgeable tour guide. She gave good tips on food, attractions, and interesting places to see.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
Great tour ! Everything was organsied well, including the tour bus. A full day's excursion which started at Pompeii. Information was provided on route by our excellent guide Kylie, who also answered our questions. Lunch was provided, pizza and beer in my case, shame it wasn't Italian beer. We headed off to Vesuvius and completed the challenging walk to the top, you need to be reasonably fit and wear the appropriate footwear. All in all a great day which I won't forget.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
Pompeii was a location we were looking forward to. The city was fascinating and the local guide did not disappoint. My wife has knee issues and didn't make it to the top of the mountain but we wouldn't change our decisions at all. Our local guide from city wonders was excellent. He shared great info about the location as we traveled and returning in general about Italy. Reberto was FABULOUS
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
This was the best tour we went on during our stay in Rome! Everything ran really smoothly and I learned a lot. Jon (Jonathan) was a great guide. He gave us lots of useful information both about the sites and general Rome information. At the end of the trip he went to each person on the tour individually and answered any questions. He even called and made a reservation at Mariolina for us since we have US phones are were not able to call ourselves. Mariolina was by far the best food we had in Rome. The hike to the top of Mt Vesuvius is a bit of a challenge. I exercise regularly and thought it was hard. A little more time at Vesuvius would help, but it's also a really long day as it is. Pompeii was really spectacular, our guide Enrico was really funny and was very knowledgeable about the history. Book this trip you wont regret it!
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019
A great one day trip with guide all the way. Lots on information and history. The guide for the day was full of local knowledge. She kept us well informed for the whole day.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019
The Mount Vesuvius portion was absolutely breathtaking - both from the physical exertion and the incredible view of Naples and the bay. Worth every penny. Note that it says about a 30 minute hike - I would estimate closer to 45 mins if you do not regularly climb mountains. Some sections were incredibly steep, making it difficult going up and down. Thankfully you could go at your own pace. The lunch provided was okay, definitely not great. After lunch was Pompeii which was very interesting and a lot larger than expected! You could spend hours and hours there, this tour just gave a small taste. The bus was pretty old and not very comfortable, but after such a long day (over 13 hours), any seat will do.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
This tour was excellent. Tour guides were fantastic and bus ride was enjoyable. I was so happy to be able to walk to the top of the volcano. Something I will always remember.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Rob was an awesome guide. Lots of interesting stories and facts. Lily was our guide for the ruins, and she was also great.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
The two hour ride was made enjoyable and informative by Angelia, She enlightened us on all things Roman as well as Pompeii history.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
Jonathan made this trip an excellent experience. He was knowledgeable and helpful. It was a long day but well worth it. It was broken up into sections which kept everything very interesting. I am very pleased we picked this tour with your company. Thank you. I recommend it highly.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
Comfortable ride in the coach bus to a wonderful hike of Mount Vesuvius. Lunch (pizza) was adequate but nothing more, however the ruins of Pompei led by a local expert more than made up for it! Alessandra went out of her way during the day to provide interesting commentary and then spoke with each couple separately on the bus ride home to see if they needed anymore suggested for their time in Rome. This tour was well worth the money!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
We had a fantastic tour guide named Fidan. She was amazing. The tour was beautiful and informative but it is exhausting. We climbed Mt Vesuvius, had a delicious pizza lunch then walked the ruins of Pompeii. This is a great tour and worth every penny.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Mama Angela, was one of the best guides I've traveled with. She LOVES her city and knows the good and the bad history and enjoys sharing different tidbits of knowledge. She was fun and made us all feel like family. I wish I had taken more tours with her during or time in Rome. The guide in Pompeii provided great details of the ruins of Pompeii. She was quite passionate about the history and knowledgeable. She provided lots of time for pictures and questions. Although our group arrived a little late, she was patient and made sure we enjoyed our tour. Mt Vesuvius is a little more difficult to climb than advertised.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019

In Brief

Location:
Roma, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
13 hours
Operates:
DailySeasonal
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