Product ID: 10453

Skip-the-Line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour: Day Trip Back in Time

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Explore the intact remains of the Roman town of Pompeii and climb the mountain that destroyed it. Gaze into the volcanic crater of Mt. Vesuvius, and get panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast from its summit.
About this activity
Duration 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with an officially licensed, expert local guide, with audio headsets provided so you won’t miss a word
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit of Mount Vesuvius
  • Travel from Rome in a fully air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by an expert tour coordinator
  • Eat typical Neapolitan pizza
Full description
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 coordinator. Enjoy Skip-the-Line entry as one of Pompeii’s own officially licensed guides shows you around the city, painting a vivid picture of life in final days before the eruption. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across, 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 – followed by an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch.

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 (from 19/11/2018 to 31/03/2019), the tour travels from Pompeii to Naples, with panoramic views of the volcano and historical commentary from your tour coordinator 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.
Includes
  • All transportation
  • Ticket and reservation fees for Vesuvius and Pompeii
  • Guide
  • Audio set to hear the guide wherever you are
  • Lunch of Neapolitan pizza and a drink
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

When you get there

Meeting point
Know before you go
• In rare cases of inclement weather or strikes, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. In this case an alternative visit to the Archeological Museum of Pompei will be included, or an alternative of equal value.
• This service ends around 19:30 at the square Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
• The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius is optional and requires a good level of general fitness to complete. The hike is prevalently on soft ground, adequate footwear is recommended. Those who choose may remain at the parking area and enjoy the views.
• Temperatures on the Volcano may be a bit lower than temperatures on the ground, a sweater or light jacket is recommended.
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
• Heightened global security may result in delays in getting through security checks at the venue. It is recommended to leave large bags and backpacks at home.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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based on 871 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 10453