Naples or Sorrento: Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour
- Skip the line
- Duration: 8 hours
Traveling back in time, you'll descend 40 meters below street level and emerge into the honeycombed underground of Naples and its haunting and mysterious history. On this 90-minute tour you'll see a few of the cavities excavated in the 4th century, and used as cisterns for the water supply of the city for nearly 23 centuries. The environment is spacious and illuminated, except for a short segment where there is an optional visit (each person is given a candle to light their own path). The walking surface is smooth and straight. See the air raid shelters from World War II, the War Museum, and the Hypogeum Gardens, as well as the Greek Roman aqueduct. You'll also visit the remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Neapolis, entering from the ground floor of a typical Neapolitan house. Emperor Nero kept a private dressing room here for the times he performed his shows in Naples. After thi...
Meet up directions were perfect. English was very good. The tour was supposed to start at 6pm, but started at 6:15pm. Nice tour to see what others cannot from the outside of Napoli, but it was rushed so as not to enjoy it as much. Lots of walking & stairs, so wear comfortable shoes. Very tight spaces to get through, about 1 foot at times. Nice little excursion to go on.
Explore the world-famous Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius summit on a day trip starting from Naples or Sorrento. Choose to visit with a shared group or on a private tour. Start at Pompeii, where you can skip the ticket line before your guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With your guide, inspect well-preserved ruins, artworks, mosaics and frescoes, including the Roman Forum, and Temple of Apollo. Even glance at plaster casts of people in the city at the time of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. Exit the archeological site with your guide and enjoy some free time to wander around Pompeii town or grab some lunch. Next up is Mount Vesuvius. Skip the majority of the arduous climb, with your vehicle taking you 1000m up the volcano. From there, enjoy a 30-minute walk to the crater’s edge, where you’ll have some free time to explore. Take the opportunity to savor and phot...
A very solid day out with Carmella, Marco and Pietro. Pompeii was super cool while Vesuvius was challenging but worth it.
Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around th...
Well organized tour and well priced. My only recommendation is to allow more time for Mt. Vesuvius. Having only one hour to climb and descend was not enough time for us to fully aprreciate it.
Book this half-day tour to see Pompeii's most intriguing features. Get picked up at your selected time slot (8:00 AM or 1:30 PM) from the designated pickup point, and then be driven to the famous Roman town, one of the world's most important archaeological sites. Choose to join a VIP small group tour (with only 8 people), a small group tour (with up to 18 people), or a regular group tour (with up to 40 other people). When you arrive, discover this perfectly-preserved Roman city with paved streets, luxurious villas, and glorious temples. Feel how Pompeii imparts a sense of ancient Romans' presence. Visit the thermal baths, theaters, forums, and the famous Vetti’s house and “Lupanare." See natural body casts, preserved by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. The visit lasts for about 2 hours. After taking in this incredible preserved town, head back to the drop-off point.
Very well organised tour from start to finish. We had an excellent guide, Alexie? I believe. Would recommend.
This tour will take you on a guided visit of the world’s best preserved Roman city, Herculaneum. This was a rich city of merchants and nobility, whose lives ended dramatically fast with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. See the waterfront, where the remains of more than 300 people lie, who died trying to escape by sea. Explore the Samnite house, the thermal baths, the Temple of the Augustales, and the Forum. Discover the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Gymnasium, and much more. During this experience you can see not only stone, marble, and ceramics that survived the eruption, but also carbonized wood, and paintings and mosaics even more exquisite than those found in Pompeii. Learn about life in this city, and the blast that destroyed it, on this 2-hour guided tour.
We covered all of Herculaneum! Absolutely loved our guide. We was so informational and made sure we got to see all the cool things
Come and see enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere. This emotional journey conducts visitors through the new section of the underground of Naples. The Bourbon Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of the rebellion, asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was not completed and, during the Second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit. The war left its mark even in the subsoil where we find handwritten messages of wish and desolation of those who lived there. In the tunnels you will also find statues dating back to the fascist period and a unique exhibition of many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years and then freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and...
Suggestions: Wear closed shoes and comfy clothes. Have water with you. Carry teardrops if you have eye problem. Visit the toilet before the tour.
Naples is a mixture of colors and perfumes, be enchanted by the warmth of its people and the sounds of daily life. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples in two perfect halves with shops, restaurants and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore square with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo featuring the statue Cristo Velato by Giuseppe Sanmartino. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo and San Paolo Maggiore. The baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro dates back to the 13th century and is at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the...
Very nice walk in the center of Naples with a sparkly, energizing and motivational guide.
Start your tour at the entrance to the Cathedral of Naples. Discover a prime example of Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque architecture, which houses the relic of the Blood of San Gennaro, the patron saint of the city. Explore some of the oldest streets of Naples and make your way to the archaeological area of Carminiello and Mannesi. Learn about the ancient ruins discovered in the area after a bombing raid in 1943. Continue to the basilica church of San Giorgio Maggiore, which has a history dating back to the 4th century AD. See evidence of its early-Christian origins, such as the ancient apse that later became the entrance of the current church. Make your way along Via San Biagio Dei Librai, colloquially known as "Spaccanapoli." Take in the scents, colors, and sounds of the long narrow street that runs through the heart of the historic center of Naples. On Via San Gregorio Armeno, the h...
Get ready to explore the excavation site where, gradually over the last few centuries, the Ancient Roman town has been uncovered. Many of its landmarks are remarkably well-preserved after being buried by volcanic ash for nearly 2 millennia. On this walking tour, you will discover what everyday life was like for a Roman in the town and you will see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and even streets with shops displaying signs selling produce including wine. With the help of a professional guide, you will learn more about the history of this town and what happened on that day in 79 AD when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted.
The tour was great, instant confirmation, everything clear about the meeting point. The guide spoke really good English and we all had earphones, so that we can all hear her well. The guide also had a lot of information and pictures to share. It was a very well organized tour, we didn't wait anywhere for too long and it was designed to truly get the maximum out of those two hours and see and learn as much as you can. I'm very happy to have chosen this company and this tour. Pompeii ruins are amazing and really a must-see place. It is incredible how well preserved it is and how even today it looks like a city with streets, houses. It's not like other archeological places, where you recognize just bits and pieces, here you really get a feeling of how the life looked like.
This tour consists of a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your tour will be conducted in English, and will cater only to a small group with a maximum of 15 people. During the infamous eruption, Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried by tons of pumice and volcanic ash, which preserved many things and materials in amazing conditions. Following your tour in Pompeii, you will have time to grab some lunch, or to stroll through the souvenir shops outside the ruins. Afterwards, take the Circumesuviana train leading to Ercolano (a 20 minute trip), where you will start your walk through the ruins. There, discover that Herculaneum is much smaller, but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii had been covered in four meters of ashes, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum. Secon...
Excellent tour!! Pompeii & Herculaneum are both fascinating and we’re particularly brought to life by our passionate guide Diego. He really made the day for us, best guide we’ve had it Italy. He was fun & knowledgeable. Thanks Diego! I would also say the tour is well structured, giving time for lunch etc.
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Everything went smoothly. There was not a lot of free time, which was the right amount in my opinion, as I see no way to do something productive in the island outside of the attractions, which were included. The guide also informed us what was recommendable during the free time so that was very convenient. Villa San Michelle is a must visit for everyone who read the Munthe's book and a mustn't visit for those who didn't. The guide Serena was very warm person and gave not too much and not too little information about the historical significance of the island. That I also liked. Not too much unnecessary precision about the dates just the general understanding which historically known people liked the island and why. I'd say that this Tour is suitable for those who are not to keen on having a lot of free time in the middle of tours to mindlessly wander around. P.S. take the boat trip for additional 19 Eur around the island. Serena will inform you how to take it.
Vincenzo was a fabulous tour guide, he was very informative and had a lot of knowledge regarding Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvio! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is able to walk a good distance. The walk up Mt. Vesuvio is not for everyone. Thank you Vincenzo for a terrific trip to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvio!
Robert, our guide, was super knowledgeable! He was also very funny. Although there was a hiccup with our Pompeii tickets (main office’s fault) that was cleared up and Robert communicated with us really well about how the rest of our day would flow.
We absolutely loved our guide! Ricardo was very informative and passionate about Pompeii. Even at the end of the tour he suggested things to see that he thought was interesting. You’ll be lucky to have him as a guide!
Very well organised tour! Vincenzo was very knowledgable and looking out for the group. Both attractions are very worth a visit!