Sorrento to Mount Vesuvius day tour

Discover Breath-taking Scenery on a Walking Tour of Mount Vesivius

Type: Small group part-coach and part-walking tour
Duration: 5 hours
Availability: Monday between April 2nd and October 28th, weather permitting
Special information: We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months.

A full guided tour of the breath-taking volcano of Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is a magnificant stratovolcano that defines the coastline of the Bay of Naples, sitting about 9 kilometres east of Naples. Although the volcano is now classified as "Green Level", meaning that it is not expected to erupt, the volcano is perhaps best known for its historic eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which now provide us with a fascinating glimpse back in time.

On this day tour, which is a part-coach and part-walking tour, you can discover the fascinating scenery and geological features of this famous volcano, and enjoy breath-taking scenery of the sea and South Italy coastline. If you have booked a holiday with us and would like to find out more about this Mount Etna day tour, please call your dedicated travel adviser on (UK customers) 01223 637331 / (US customers) 1-347-594-5500.


Tour Itinerary

This day tour starts in Sorrento, from where you will be taken by bus up Mount Vesuvius to a level of 1000 metres. Our guide will then take you another 200 metres up by foot to a large crater from where you can take in some of the most breath-taking views of the Bay of Naples.

After spending some time at this amazing landmark you will be returned to Sorrento.

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 / (US) 1-347-594-5500 or Click here to send us an enquiry.


About Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. The Mountain is famed for an eruption in 79 AD that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which can be visited on a fascinating day trip from Sorrento. The volcano is closely monitored by the Osservatorio Vesuvio using seismic and gravimetric stations so that they can have warning of any pending eruption. No magma has been detected within 10 km of the surface, indicating that the volcano is currently "inactive" and it is classfied as "Basic" or "Green" level.