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Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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
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. 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 wear appropriate shoes and clothing, it's a long, hot day, but completely worth it!" See review
  • "Just be prepared for a long walk up - it's a trail and easy to walk, but wear comfortable shoes." See review
  • "Be sure to wear sturdy shoes - the 30 minute climb is steep and rocky." See review

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Disappointing experience
Walt_D
, Aug 2020
Tour was not as advertised. Advertised tour included guided tour of Pompeii, trip to Mt Vesuvius and lunch in Naples. Actual tour was not guided, did not go to Vesuvius and did not include lunch. Viator refused to refund any money despite not having received what had been advertised. Same situation occurred for the other three families on the tour. Absolutely disappointing. I will never use Viator again!
star-5
Tour leader and driver so helpful and made the experience even better and accommodated our wishes when possible..excelle
Tracy_M
, Aug 2020
Julietta and Bladimiro fabulous and attentive ..made the experience more special. The trip was brilliant
star-5
Pompei trip with Naples
Paula_S
, Aug 2020
So I went to Pompei on 12 August I was disappointed as my Vesuvius was cancelled Also my meal is paid for in Naples This isn’t a fault of my guide this is Viator a fault Their is no way to contact them to ask for a refund However my guide Alexandra made the trip She is so informative she made the day What it was Nothing was too much any questions she answered and went above and beyond to assist with any information Providing maps and helped me find good eateries in Rome also attractions I would like to visit Alexandra was the best tour guide I’ve ever been with if your reading this your a star and thank you for making my trip excellent ! Paula
star-5
Veeery nice trip and gret guides!
ellen_m
, Mar 2020
Andrea-very knowledgeable, forthcoming and provided constant info, myths, facts an fun-facts along the way. Very easygoing an patient. Antonio, the driver - lively an forthcoming and funny. Enrico in Pompei ruins was a funny nd very knowledgeable guide, happy to adress interesting details as well as the greatness we saw.
star-5
“Lucky” : great guide, short lines, and some great food.
DB_W
, Feb 2020
Simply amazing!! Angela was very knowledgeable, and served as the perfect travel guide from Rome to Pompeii. My young daughters enjoyed the interactions with her, and they were engage most of the day. I have to say this tour was absolutely amazing, my girls were disappointed to realize that we didn’t have a tour booked the next day. There were short stops, and it was a perfect first trip to Naples, and Pompeii. Certainly made us want to spend more time in the south, and hopeful figure out how to travel again with Angela who is full of cultural information, and some amazing historical insights, and some funny Italian insights.
star-5
Fantastic! Don't hesitate and book now!
Annick_v
, Feb 2020
Our guide, Angela, was absolutely amazing. Super friendly and knew about literally everything. She was really enthousiastic and you could really notice that. We had a great day in Napels and it was fantastic! We saw lots of places and then drove to Pompeii. Our guide there was also amazing. You could ask him whatever question and he knew the answer. The day of this tour must have been out best day ever during the vacation. I definitely recommend you taking this trip if you visit Rome. This place HAS to be on your bucketlist!
star-5
Pompeii ruins and Naples
louiejohn
, Feb 2020
The visit to the Pompeii ruins was one for the books. Our visit to Naples was short but equally memorable. We thank our tour guide, Matteo, who was very good and accommodating. We likewise express our gratitude to our local tour guide in Pompeii, Enrico, who was funny and very good. We recommend this tour.
star-5
A great way to see Pompeii
Mary
, Feb 2020
A perfect day. Giacomo was our tour guide for most of the trip and he was utterly delightful -- so charming, funny and informative. We had a great time on the bus trip and the pizza was great! Then in Pompeii itself, our guide, Enrico, was really great, showing us the amazing archeological site. Pompeii does not disappoint. On the way back to Rome, Giacomo regaled us with stories and gave some really good advice about great stuff to see and do in Rome. If you can, you must go on this trip. It's a great augmentation to a visit in Rome because you get a sense of the Neopolitan and -- of course -- Pompeii.
star-3
Solid tour
Angus_B
, Feb 2020
Good tour, value for money and the guide (Andrea) and transport were fine. It is a long day under any conditions and delivered the Pompeii highlights as promised. Be aware it is limited time at the ruins and given the size you only hit the highlights and insufficient private time to see vast areas of the ruins. Food was good but I have to say both the rest stop and lunch restaurants were 2 of the most clinical non Italian feeling places I have ever been to. Catering options are limited I guess but would have preferred an Autogrill on the freeway and something with more character for lunch
star-5
Fascinating, full day, no hassles
tsolo109
, Feb 2020
Great tour, full of information, and Pompeii is such an interesting site. Meeting the tour is super easy, with no hassles whatsoever. The bus is comfortable, and there are opportunities to stretch, get food/drink, and find a toilet throughout the day. Robert is as much host as guide, and it would be difficult to find someone who is any better. Great value!

Product code: 3731VESUVIUS

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