Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Full Day Tour from Naples
Discover the wonder of one of Europe's only active volcanoes, Mt Vesuvius and explore the once-believed-to-be-a-myth land of Pompeii in a single day tour from Naples that takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exclusive small group. Explore the ruins of Pompeii and take in stunning views of the Bay of Naples from atop Mt. Vesuvius; this is an experience you cannot miss.
- Discover the fascinating ancient ruins of Pompeii, a place fabled in history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Drive to Mount Vesuvius through a scenic National Park and peer into the volcanic crater on this once-in-a-lifetime experience
- Hotel/Apartment pick-up and drop-off from Naples to Pompeii and back aboard an air-conditioned GT coach.
- Exclusive small group of fewer than 12 people allowing you make the most of the sightseeing affairs.
- Hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius with an expert volcanologist and learn about the secrets and history of this active volcano. (Optional)
- Explore the ruins of Pompeii with a professional English speaking guide (Optional)
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Pompeii is the stuff of legends! Coupled with the infamous active volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, the two sites are entrenched deep in myths and tales from over 2,000 years ago. In fact, the city is so fabled and old, dating to 79 AD that it was believed to be a myth. That is until 1748 when an archaeological survey of the area revealed an entire city hidden near under the Earth. The volcano did in fact erupt and cover the city and its inhabitants in ash, remarkably preserving the remains in perfect condition. Walking through the streets of Pompeii is like venturing into history. It’s nothing short of fascinating, eye-opening and exciting.
A site which attracts nearly 2.5 million visitors annually, Pompeii is just half the tour. The other half is Mt. Vesuvius. An active volcano sitting amid lush green forests, the Italian landscape is a joy to behold. An expert volcanologist will accompany you to the top and explain the trends and facts behind this destructive act of nature while answering any question you might have.
All-in-all, immerse yourself in an experience which combines breathtaking sightseeing ruins, surreal volcanic landscapes and a day out of the city. Relaxing and enjoyable, this is the break you need.
Get picked up by your tour guide from the doorstep of your hotel/apartment in central Naples and make your way to Pompeii on the luxury A/C GT coach. Half-an-hour away from Naples, Pompeii is a landmark from history and was infamously covered in ash around 2,000 years ago.
Upon arrival at Pompeii, you can explore the city at your pace. See the remnants of the city as you look through the windows of the past and try to imagine the city in its past. It’s not hard. The ruins are preserved in a near-perfect state thanks to the volcanic ash. You can also book a guided tour of Pompeii with an archaeological guide when you’re in Pompeii. Your tour guide will help you out with it.
After Pompeii, it’s time to drive through the national park towards the reason why Pompeii is so well preserved: Mt. Vesuvius. Pass through the pine forests and reach the base of Mt. Vesuvius, one of the only active volcanos near human population. Over here, you can purchase tickets to go to the top of the volcano with an expert volcanologist who will tell you everything there is to know about the world-famous site. Hike to the top and take in breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples on one side, and volcanic lava on the other! A truly fascinating sight.
Once you’re done, it’s time to head back to your hotel/apartment in Naples.
- Services of a tour guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off aboard a GT coach
- Roundtrip transfers between Naples and Pompeii
- Pompeii Tour Tickets
- Tickets to Mt. Vesuvius
- Food and Drinks
Know Before You Go
Guided Tour and Mt. Vesuvius Tickets
The guided tour of Pompeii ruins and Mt. Vesuvius are not included in the ticket price. There is an entrance fee of €13 and €10 respectively which you can pay for upon arrival. Your guide will assist you in the process and ensure you make the most of your time.
The tour starts at 8:30 AM daily and goes on for a duration of 7 hours. Please ensure you are ready at least 15 minutes before your pick-up to ensure a hassle-free boarding process. You should be back in Naples by 4 PM.
The pick-up will only be from hotels/apartments located in central Naples. Please enter the hotel details in the next step of the booking process.
Dress Code and Baggage
Please note, there is a quite a bit of walking on this tour and we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. Do not carry and large baggage/suitcases.
During the low season, i.e, November to March, the live guide inside the ruins will be replaced with an audio guide if the group is less than 6 people.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive an email with your Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Full Day Tour ticket voucher shortly. You don’t need to take a print of this. Just show the voucher on your mobile device along with a valid photo ID when your tour guide comes to pick you up. Please be ready at least 15 minutes prior to ensure a prompt and timely pick-up.
The Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Full Day Tour ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
The tours starts at your Hotel, Naples