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Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

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Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

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Overview

Explore Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius on a day trip from Naples, and relax with all the logistics arranged in advance. Tour the ruins of ancient Pompeii, learning about the ancient Mt. Vesuvius eruption that blanketed the city in ash, then travel up the slopes of the volcano itself. Enjoy time to explore the crater, then return back to Sorrento in the late afternoon.
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach from coast to volcano
  • Learn about the Mt. Vesuvius eruption on a guided Pompeii tour
  • See ruins of Roman baths that hark back to ancient times
  • Explore the crater area at Mt. Vesuvius before you return to the coast
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Centrally located meeting point in Naples
Round-trip transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Official guide in Pompeii
Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
Skip the Line Access
Headphones for all passagers
Dedicated guide in Pompeii (if private option selected)
Lunch
P.za Giuseppe Garibaldi, 91 , P.za Giuseppe Garibaldi, 91, 80142 Napoli NA, Italy

Please meet our Guide by the entrance of StarHotel Terminus We suggest to arrive at meeting point 10 minutes prior to the departure.

This activity will end right where it started.
Start your day trip with a pickup from central Sorrento.

Once on the coach, travel inland, away from the coast to the ancient city of Pompeii. Famous as the city that lay buried beneath mounds of volcanic ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii today is one of Italy’s largest—and best preserved—complex of ruins.

See its highlights on a guided tour with a guide, and wander through the historic streets to see old Roman baths, villas, and forums.

Leave Pompeii after your tour, and head onward to Mt. Vesuvius, traveling to an altitude of 3,280 feet (1,000 meters). How you spend your time at the crater is up to you; a local mountain guide is on hand, should you want a guided tour at your own expense.

Later, return to Sorrento with your group, and finish with a drop-off at the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area (e.g. at Boscoreale, Stabiae), was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica
The Basilica is the most sumptuous building of the Forum, and its space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Forum
The Forum was located at the heart of Pompeii, and was a thriving market and trade center, and also had many connections to politics.
Stop At:  
Tempio di Giove Capitolino
Dominated by the Vesuvius with its statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the temple was the Capitolium, similar to the one located in the Ancient Rome. The statues were highly placed to be visible to those passing in the Forum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Macellum
The Macellum of Pompeii was located on the Forum and as the provision market of Pompeii was one of the focal points of the ancient city. The building was constructed in several phases. When the earthquake of 62 CE destroyed large parts of Pompeii, the Macellum was also damaged.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Via dell’Abbondanza
Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno. In ancient times the street was crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops ("officinae”), cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.
Stop At:  
Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)
The Forum Baths are located behind the Temple of Jupiter and date back to the years immediately after the founding of the colony of veterans by General Silla (80 BC). Women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section presents an apodyterium (dressing room), used also as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths). Like many buildings in Pompeii, the baths were heavily damaged during the earthquake of 62 AD.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lupanar
The Lupanar of Pompeii is the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii. It is of particular interest for the erotic paintings on its walls. Lupanar is Latin for "brothel". The Pompeii lupanar is also known as Lupanare Grande.
Stop At:  
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)
The house of the Menander is a great example of a Roman Villa owned by an high-ranking family. It is reachly decorated with wonderful frescoes representing scenes of the Trojan war and here were also founded many objects in silver, tableware now strored in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. The house owes its name to a picture of Menander, an Athenian poet, placed in the portico. The house belonged to Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus of the Poppei family, relatives of the Empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pompeii
The Large Theater of Pompeii was built from the Romans on the slope of a hill located in the area; they took advantage of the natural depression of the mountain to create a majesty auditorium divided into 5 sectors. On the stage were played tragedies of the Greco-Roman traditions.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Drop off at 1.000 mt high on the Volcano. Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. In 79 AD eruption destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Mount Vesuvius doesn’t stand alone. While the ‘main peak’ is named Vesuvius, there is another mountain which is attached to it, Monte Somma. is listed among the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Volcanologists and geologists alike agree that the next volcanic eruption is overdue and that when it does happen, it will be big. The layer of magma that lies beneath Vesuvius measures a huge 154 square miles; this is why scientists monitore the volcano’s activity 24/7.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Reach the crater's edge at 1.280 mt to admire a breathtaking panorama on the Gulf of Naples. The surface of the path is uneven, but it' ll be well worth it. Following the devastating eruption, it was named after the Roman God of the Flame and Metal Forgery – Vulcan
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • In case the Vesuvius will be closed due to bad weather, in alternative will be provided a panoramic tour of Naples
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: From the 6th August to enter the ruins of Pompeii, as per law, it's required the Green Pass, so make sure to have all the documentation otherwise the access will be forbidden.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Must visit location in an Italian trip
Santanu_G
, May 2022
Super guides , Daniela and Lui G .. Super places combination of history , nature and archeology ..a must visit place in Italy
star-5
ASTONISHING TOUR
Graciela_R
, May 2022
What an excellent way to end our visit to Naples! Pompeii takes your breath away, and our guide Daniella was very knowledgeable about everything related to its history. I would love to come back and learn about new discoveries in the area. Immediately after a nice break for lunch or to walk more around, we went on a hike to Vesuvius under a light rain, in a mostly cloudy afternoon. That was on our own, no guide provided but also not needed. Impressive views of the bay and all surrounded by black lava and beautiful green vegetation. Highly recommended!
star-5
Great Information and Fellowship
Annette_P
, Apr 2022
This trip was made more interesting and informative because of the outstanding tour guides: Gennaro who guided and treated us like family at Pompeii, and Vincenzo who hosted the entire tour and guided us at Mount Vesuvius. We learned so much from our guides, who were generally concerned about our whereabouts. Compared to other tours in Italy, this team was really committed to sharing the best information and ensuring our safe return. Our guide Gennaro even sung happy birthday with the group to a traveler from Chicago who was there alone. I would recommend it to anyone!
star-4
Good experience
Matthew_L
, Apr 2022
Climbing to the top of Mt Vesuvius is the best bit. If I went again I would also like to include herculeaum.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pick up on time, really...
Joyce_v
, Mar 2022
Pick up on time, really friendly, funny and enthusiastic guide. Group of 20 People. Guide in Pompeii enthusiastic and easy to understand. Hour free time for lunch or have another look through Pompeii. Vesuvius: Bus drove as far as possible to the top and from there half hour walk to the top. Beautiful view though it was a bit cloudy.
star-5
A trip worth taking .
Colm_M
, Oct 2021
Luigi and Vito made it truly enjoyable.The mist on Mt Vesuvius was an unusual event / surprise. Pompeii is indeed best undertaken with a guide .
star-5
Nice Day Trip
Brian_R
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was fluent in English, was very charismatic and knowledgeable. The climb up Vesuvius is hard but safe and is well worth the views. We had ample time to see everything.
star-5
Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius
Rudra_M
, Sep 2021
Vincenzo was the best guide! He knew the answer to any questions we had. He made sure we all enjoyed every part of the tour and I would highly recommend booking through them again! It was beautiful to walk through the ancient city of Pompeii. Following that we were able to walk around the crater of Vesuvio. The view was spectacular!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Rudra_M thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We only select the best official guides, and we're happy that Vincenzo meeted the expectations! Hope to welcome you on board again very soon :) Regards, Graziana
star-4
Pompeii - Vesuvio
Sabri
, Sep 2021
Trip was interesting, however lunch was a big rush as we were waiting for our spaghetti till 10‘ before departure.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pompei & Vesuvio day trip
Violeta_F
, Aug 2021
Big thanks to the great guides Federica & Roberta and also to the bus driver Maurizio!!! Thank you for sharing such an amazing experience!!! Very enjoyable and definitely worth to book guides with you! All the best! Ser you next time. Best, Violeta

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