Naples to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius day tour

Experience the Diversity of Campania on a Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii Tour from Naples

Type: Small group tour
Duration: 8 hours
Availability: Daily, except December 24th and 31st (weather permitting)
Special information: We recommend comfortable footwear

 

A full guided day tour from Naples to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius (lunch included)

This diverse day tour from Naples takes you to the ancient lost city of Pompeii and also gives you the opportunity to take in sublime sea views and coastal vistas from a crater on the epic Mount Vesuvius.

It can be added to any of our Naples packages so please call your personal travel expert to find out more and to add this tour to your custom-made Italy holiday.

 

Tour details

The city of Pompeii is close to the Bay of Naples and was once a thriving city brimming with Italian culture. However, in 79 AD, a long and catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius covered and destroyed Pompeii, killing over 2000 inhabitants. The city was lost for 1,500 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1599, when researchers found that the volcanic ash and pumice had preserved the city from the time of the eruption all those years earlier. This site is considered to be one of the few sites where an ancient city has been preserved in detail - everything from jars and tables to paintings and people were frozen in time, yielding an unprecedented opportunity to see how the people lived 2000 years ago. With the morning part of this tour, you will discover this site and some of the aspects of everyday life in this ancient city.

After Pompeii, it will be time for lunch (food included, but drinks not included) before this tour heads to Mount Vesuvius, which is a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, about 9 kilometres east of Naples. Although its epic eruption in 79 AD all but destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, today it is considered "Green Level", which means that it is not expected to erupt and is safe to visit by bus or on foot. On this second part of the Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius day tour, you can take in the views aboard a bus, that will take you up the volcano to a level 1000 metres. Our guide will then take you another 200 metres up by foot to the crater for some of the most breath-taking and unique views.

After spending some time taking in this amazing landmark, you will be returned to Naples.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.