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From Naples: Full-Day Mount Vesuvius Hiking Tour

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Visit the smoking crater at the summit of Mount Vesuvius. Get driven up to 1,000 meters above sea level, then take a short hike up a natural path to the crater. Learn about geology as well as the local flora and fauna with a volcanologist guide.
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Duration: 5 - 6 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing group lunch in Pompeii before setting off on the uphill hike to Vesuvius
  • Join a host of fellow travelers on your journey to the top
  • Take a steady walk around the crater but watch out for the smoke rising from the centre
  • Cast your eyes over the far away shores of the Bay of Naples
  • Visit one of the most famous still active volcanoes in Europe
Full description
From the busy streets of Naples to the top of Italy’s most famous volcano, this full-day Vesuvius tour is an absolute must-see when visiting the region. Mount Vesuvius is known worldwide for its devastating eruption of 79 AD, which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and still dominates the skyline to this day.

Following a late morning pickup from a centrally located meeting point, you will be whisked out of the city and transferred to Pompeii, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch with the group before embarking on your mountain climb. Then, set off on the 500m hike to the summit. Once at the top you can follow the trail around the impressive crater, enjoy spectacular views of the Bay of Naples to the east and west, and stare down into the depths of the slumbering volcano.

Remember: Even though Vesuvius is a dormant volcano, you are likely to see plumes of smoke rising from the crater! No need to worry though, it hasn’t erupted since 1950! Please be aware that a good level of fitness is required to make the climb and it is recommended that you take refreshments with you. There will be opportunities along the way to rest and recuperate before continuing on to the summit.
Includes
  • Tour in Italian and English or French and Spanish (depending on option chosen)
  • Entrance tickets to Vesuvius
  • Return transfer from Naples by bus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Local guide to the crater
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Bar Picnic, Molo Beverello, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy

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From £78.49 per person

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Napoli City Vision Srl

Product ID: 23591