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Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome
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Overview

Take a day out of your Rome vacation to get acquainted with Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii. This day trip to Pompeii includes a steady-paced hike up Mt. Vesuvius (summer only) or a visit to Naples when Vesuvius is closed in winter and a tour of the UNESCO-listed digs at Pompeii. Hear the history from a local guide and admire artifacts that date back to the infamous Mt. Vesuvius eruption of AD 79.
  • Day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii from Rome with an expert guide
  • Hike up the side of the volcano and walk along its ridge, gazing into the crater
  • Drink in dramatic views over the Bay of Naples
  • From November 2020 to end of March take a guided tour of Naples instead of a hike on Mt Vesuvius
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guided tour (when option selected)
Skip the Line Access
Entry ticket to Mt. Vesuvius (when option selected)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch

Departure Point

Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your coach in central Rome, and travel south in air-conditioned comfort to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel, listen to tales about the colorful southern Italian area and Mt. Vesuvius.

After the volcano’s infamous AD 79 eruption, lava and volcanic ash destroyed the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Evidence of those ancient streams of lava is still evident in the area, and your guide shows them as you travel.

First head from Rome to Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman city; today the town is best known for its UNESCO-listed archaeological digs, which are home to a wealth of relics. See incredibly preserved fossils and other ruins, plus plaster imprints of the town’s victims who were buried for years.

See the remains of the Forum and Teatro Grande, where some 5,000 people could once be seated. From your Pompeii tour guide, hear about day-to-day life for the Pompeii locals as you wander streets where ancient shops, cafes and even brothels could be found.

Enjoy free time for sightseeing.

Then, journey to the infamous volcano. Step out of your coach for a steady-paced, walk to Mt Vesuvius’ summit, from where the most breathtaking views await. Make your way over trails covered in pumice rock and ash, before some free time to gaze down into the caldera and across the Bay of Naples.

Finally, head back to Rome by coach and finish with a drop-off at the start point.

Please note: Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 20 to March 31. During this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. Take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city center.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
City Wonders
Location
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
The eruption in AD 79 spelled a fiery end for Pompeii, but the catastrophe also almost perfectly preserved the port city under layers of Volcanic ash. Thousands of years later, you can still explore the eerie streets and step inside homes, bathhouses and fast food places, as the licensed guide paints a vivid picture of life in the city’s final days. You’ll travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied and entertained all the way by your expert tour co-ordinator. Skip the line at Pompeii as one of the site’s own officially licensed guides will show you around the city, painting a vivid picture of life in final days before the eruption. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across harrowing death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. In addition to the guided portion of your tour, you’ll have time for wandering and picture-taking in Pompeii.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
It’s a short coach ride from Pompeii to the foot of the volcano that still looms above it. A half-mile hike from the parking lot takes you right to the sometimes still-steaming crater of Mt. Vesuvius – still perhaps the most dangerous volcano in the world. Stand at the epicentre of that ancient disaster and feel awe at the utter devastation it must have caused, to blast an entire city off the map for millennia. Then turn and enjoy the contrast: the crater offers the most stunning view of the sun-drenched Bay of Naples. In the winter months, when Vesuvius is closed for hiking, the tour travels from Pompeii to Naples, with panoramic views of the volcano and historical commentary from your tour co-ordinator along the way. You’ll have ample free time to explore Naples – a city as vibrant and alive as Pompeii is quiet and affecting – before the comfortable coach returns you to Rome.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • While travelling on the bus, social distancing will be enforced following the Italian government rules, hand sanitizer will be provided and sanitation measures will be applied before and after the service. All customers will need to wear a mask throughout the bus journey.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure to bring water with you, which is necessary anywhere in Rome during it's hot seasons." See review
  • "Make sure to wear sun block, hat, and comfortable gym shoes." See review
  • "A long day but worthwhile if it's your only way to fit Pompeii into your schedule." See review

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Highly recommended
Yosef_B
, Jul 2021
Very special day. In order to get your value with this trip, it has to be something you really want to do, because at almost $200 a person, it ain’t cheap. That being said, of our almost 2 week trip in Italy, this was a highlight. Our tour guide rob was thorough but not boring, funny but not annoying, and really gave it his all. The hike to Vesuvius is gorgeous, and Pompeii itself was great, due to the pointers that rob gave us going in. There are a couple need to see spots in Pompeii, and we never would have gone to them without him. Really fantastic overall.
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Great Tour
Korey_O
, Jul 2021
Our guide, Andrea, was very knowledgeable, energetic, and eager to ensure our trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius was an enjoyable one.
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Nice Day in Pompeii/Mount Vesuvius
David
, Jul 2021
I enjoyed the tour very much. Our guide Jocelyn was great. She was fun and informative. I would recommend
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Mind-blowing
Amanda_C
, Jul 2021
Was absolutely the best tour I have ever taken. Your guide was the most knowledgeable, helpful, and informative guide I have ever met. It's a must do tour. Bus driver read absolutely incredibly. And going up that volcano ... He's definitely a pro
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Great day trip
Aaron_M
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything she showed us. The Mt. Vesuvius hike was not difficult and the ruins were amazing.
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Amazing trip
Thomas_M
, Oct 2020
Excellent day trip, well worth it, our guide Rob and driver Matteo were amazing. We had a stop off on the way to Mount Vesuvius which was great for a quick toilet and coffee break, then just before we headed into the Pompeii ruins there was an opportunity to quickly grab some lunch and a drink.
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10/10
Harvey_T
, Oct 2020
Alessandra was amazing! 10/10 experience and we loved her enthusiasm and general insight to the City of Rome and its culture!
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Nice day out
Julio_S
, Sep 2020
Good day out. Our guide (forgot her name) was very good,, great knowledge of history, passionate about it and excellent English. First we went to Pompeii and spent 3 hours there. I would have preferred this part to be guided. I suppose if you are already quite knowledgeable and just want to see the ruins it's good, otherwise you're looking at a lot of ruins not knowing much about them. If I could do it again I'd pick another tour when the Pompeii part is guided. When we stopped for lunch one thing you should know is pizza from Naples is amazing! We were lucky with Mount Vesuvius as it had just opened. Quite a challenge to get to the end but good views at the top.
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A Fantastic Day Out!
Brian-A
, Sep 2020
Fantastic day out. Christiano, our guide and “Santa Claus”, our driver, were great. We were not rushed and Christiano gave us so much information about the history of Pompeii and the surrounding area. He was also able to fully answer any questions we threw at him. It goes without saying that both Pompeii and Vesuvius will stay long in the memory. Pompeii is just incredible. A long day but worth getting up early for!
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Nice day trip.
Miranda_V
, Sep 2020
The driver Vladimir was verry good and Christiano our guide gave us a lot of historical i information. We were unlucky at Pompei because the covid 19 had closed a lot.
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