Mt Vesuvius & Pompeii

When you arrive in the port of Naples, we will wait for you for a fantastic shore excursion of the legendary Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius, the only active volcano in continental Europe. This shore excursion includes both a guided tour of Pompeii’s haunting ruins and a hike to the smoking summit of volcanic Mt. Vesuvius.

Booking ¬†a guided tour is the best way to experience the enigmatic ruins of Pompeii, the largest archaeological site in Europe. Your guided tour of Pompeii (approximately two hours) takes you to the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti’s House and the Lupanare brothel, buried by volcanic ashes from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

After a break for an hour to enjoy lunch (extra cost) you will then board your coach to transfer to Mt. Vesuvius to view first-hand the source of the devastation that destroyed the city of Pompeii almost two thousand years ago.

You can then hike to Mt. Vesuvius (approximately 45 minutes), accompanied by your guide, and walk around the crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). From the summit you will have panoramic views of the picturesque Bay of Naples from east to west. Peering down into the depths of the crater, you may see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano.

A medium to high level of fitness is required to complete the hike. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes. There is a rest point where you can choose to wait for your group if you do not wish to climb all the way to the top.

Highlights

  • Combined tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii: Forum, Baths, Vetti’s House & ¬†Lupanare
  • Hike to the summit of Vesuvius and peer into the crater
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Naples
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed on time return to your ship

Inclusions

  • Entrance fee Pompeii (13 euros)
  • Entrance fee Mt Vesuvius (13 euros)
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Walking shoes and a coat (recommended when climbing Vesuvius)

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