Tours out of Naples, Italy
Mt. Vesuvius Hike & Pompeii
Private tour with deluxe vehicle at your disposal and English speaking guide. Tour 3
Private Tour • Daily • Year Round
Whatever it is about Italy, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii that intrigues you, fascinates you, tempts you, or entertains you – you will find it because your visit will be tailored exactly to your desires. Fascinated by the tastes of Italian cuisine? Your private guide will suggest the best restaurants. Have your heart set on Italian footwear or daring designs in clothing? Talk it over with your guide-in your own language-and find out where to shop.
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Leaving the port, you will drive south via the motorway towards Mount Vesuvius, Europe's only still-active volcano that is located on the west coast of Naples. At approximately 3,000 feet, begin your trek on foot over narrow paths that zigzag up the mountain another 1,000 feet. Once on the rim of the crater walls, you will skirt the edge with an official alpine guide while enjoying this natural phenomenon and the panoramic views that includes Naples and its bay.
After visiting this unusual phenomenon, you will descend along the narrow paths to the parking lot and proceed to Pompeii. Once in Pompeii, enjoy a complimentary soft drink before entering the excavation site. Pompeii is possibly the most famous excavation in the world. There a flourishing civilization, buried for 1,700 years, has been brought to life again and where you can see how the citizens of the greatest empire the world has ever known lived and loved, worked and played, ate and drank and died. Entering Pompeii by the Sea Gate you are soon in the Agora, surrounded by temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in this provincial town, of which 2,000 perished in the horrifying eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Twenty feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered Pompeii. Much of this has been removed over the last 200 years to reveal the details of everyday life in Pompeii. Time permitting; you'll stop at a cameo factory where you will have the opportunity to observe local artisans at work in their century old tradition en route back to the ship.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 5.5 miles over varying terrain. A portion of the route will be uphill so guests should be in good physical condition. Guests suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure should not participate on this excursion. Caution is advised when walking across hardened lava and rocky ground where crevices still exude fumes and heat. Low heeled and comfortable walking or hiking shoes, hat and sunscreen protection are recommended. This tour will operate in different weather conditions so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them, carry a backpack for belongings and take bottled water to stay hydrated during the hike. Should Mt. Vesuvius be closed due to bad weather conditions, an orientation drive of Naples will be done instead. Participants should be aware that there are certain inherent risks involved with any hiking excursion. A parent or guardian must accompany children who are 10 to 16 years of age. There are no facilities available at the summit of Mount Vesuvius or the excavation site of Pompeii. The order of the tour may be reversed.
The Tour is inclusive of:
- English speaking Guide at disposal
- Deluxe Private Vehicle at disposal
- Entrance fees to Pompeii excavations
- Entrance fees + local alpine guide at the Mt. Vesuvius
- Soft drink or ice cream outside Pompeii excavations
Duration: 6 ½ hrs
Pick up and return: Naples Pier
Suggested Departure: 8:30am
Availability: This tour is available every day.
Difficulties: Extensive walking involved during the visit of Pompeii excavations with approx. 20 steps and on the Vesuvius hike.
Rate per person in USD$
Minimum 2 guests
Per person: $576 (Minimum 2 guests)
Per person: $430 (Minimum 3 guests)
Per person: $328 (5 to 6 guests)
Per person: $278 (7 to 15 guests)
Add an evening tour of Villa D'Este?
Please note that these rates are for the suggested itinerary, and will vary with additional services and tours. We'll be glad to custom tailor your tour.
- Personal expenses, beverages, and meals not specifically included
- Gratuities for local personnel
- Travel insurance