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Ruins of Pompeii & Mt Vesuvius Day Trip from Rome

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Meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo and then hop aboard your luxury, air-conditioned coach for your journey south to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel, your guide will keep you entertained with tales about the region, and of its brooding nemesis -- the famous and fearsome Mount Vesuvius.

As Europe’s best-known active volcano, Vesuvius gained notoriety for the destruction of the ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79. See the scars of ancient lava flows while traveling to the volcano’s foothills, and then hop off your coach to walk to the top. Hiking up to the crater is the best way to experience Vesuvius’ magic, and after 20 minutes of steady-paced walking along soft volcanic ash and pumice stone you’ll hit the top.

Gaze down into the crater and enjoy some free time up on the ridge to soak up the volcanic views, set against the dazzling backdrop of the Bay of Naples. After taking pictures and drinking in the vistas, walk back down the volcano with your guide, and hop back aboard your coach for the short journey to Naples.

Enjoy one of the city’s world-famous pizzas for lunch, and then head south to the ancient city of Pompeii. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii’s archeological site is fascinating to explore with well-preserved fossils and ruins that lay beneath volcanic ash for centuries.

See its sights with your guide, noting where the restaurants, shops and brothels of ancient Pompeii once stood. Marvel at the remains of the Forum and see Teatro Grande – an impressive theater that once sat some 5,000 people. See plaster death casts of the victims, and then hear how they were ‘discovered’ in the 18th century.

After exploring the excavation site, return to your coach and travel back to Rome. Your tour finishes at the start point in the early evening.

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
Customer Reviews
  • Yvonne R
    July 2018

    Great experience and awesome adventure.

  • veee_y
    July 2018

    i loved this tour! the only thing i would say is to make sure you eat breakfast or bring a snack. we were starving by lunch time but this is absolutely worth it. i would even do it all over again! best tour guide ever.

  • Joseph M R
    July 2018

    Our Trip To Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius Was Great, Our Guide Dimitr Through City Wonders Was Very Knowledgeable And Informative, He Had A Great Personality And Made Sure Every one on the tour was enjoying themselves, The Weather was not great (rain and heavy fog) but that did not ruin the experience of seeing the history of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, Highly Recommend this tour.

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guided tour in English
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entrance fee to Mount Vesuvius
  • Entrance fee to Pompeii
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Temperatures on the volcano are usually lower than temperatures on the ground; a sweater or light jacket is recommended.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • 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.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our group tours.
  • 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.
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Central Rome

Departure Time and Comments

7:30am /

Duration

13 hours

Return Details

Piazza del Popolo

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