Day trip

From Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius

Activity provider: Project Napoli Service

From Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius

Activity provider: Project Napoli Service

From US$ 104.07 per person

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Pompeii Ruins and stand at the crater of Mount Vesuvius with views of the Bay of Naples.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels, bed & breakfasts, the station, or the port in Sorrento city. Please note that pickup is not possible at the Basilica di Sant'Antonino.

Experience

Highlights
  • Save money and take a combined trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Discover what life was like for those who lived in the ancient city of Pompeii
  • Refuel after your tour and enjoy a typical Italian lunch of pizza at a local eatery
  • Visit the still-active Mount Vesuvius and walk to the lip of the crater
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from the top of the mountain
Full description

Join a guided day trip from Sorrento and see iconic places like Mount Vesuvius, the Roman city of Pompeii, and more. Travel back in time and know about the history of this Unesco World Heritage Site from your knowledgeable guide. 

Upon arrival at Pompeii, your expert guide will take you on a tour through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years.

Hear stories about The Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, Greek Theater, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people.

Following a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés, you will then be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater.

The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, but it was the destruction of Pompeii and its surrounding towns that made it the most famous.

Climb to the top, and walk around the crater, taking in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples.

Return to Sorrento, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, the cruise ship, or the railway station.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance to Pompeii and Vesuvius (worth 16€ and 11€ respectively)
  • Pizza lunch
  • Drink
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • This tour operates rain or shine
    • The tour may be conducted by a multi-lingual guide and the Mount Vesuvius section of the tour may be conducted in the English language
    • In the event of there being fewer than 2 participants for the tour, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
    • In case Mount Vesuvius National Park is closed due to inclement weather or other circumstances, a refund for the cost of the entrance tickets to the National Park will be offered
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 229 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5

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    We took the dual trips of Pompeii and the hike up Vesuvius. Pompeii is first, and it's a good thing, because you probably wouldn't have energy to do it after Vesuvius. Our guide was great; she was entertaining and knowledgable, and kept the group engaged throughout with funny stories and info you wouldn't be able to get just from looking at the ruins. Pompeii itself is quite large and fascinating (though I will say that if you only have one day to go to an ancient site, I'd give the edge to Ostia Antica, just outside of Rome). Climbing up Vesuvius is the second half of the day, and it is very much a climb. The bus ride up is scary enough, with the tight turns and very narrow roads, but the climb up the volcano is pretty strenuous (especially in 90-degree heat). But the views are undeniably incredible. If you're up to the hike, don't miss it.

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    November 26, 2022

    Pompeii is fascinating. Our guide, Eliza, was smart and accommodating. Before we entered a brothel she warned the kids tj probably take off their ear pieces I thought that was thoughtful. I wish the Pompeii tour would have been longer. It was only 2 hours and I feel like I missed a bunch. She did talk kind of slow, which was great for information but we didn’t move very fast. The site itself is fascinating though. The pizza lunch was awesome too. Got your own individual pizza, and included a drink. It was kind of rushed but I was okay with that. Hiking Mount Vesuvius was tiring. The trail is very steep, albeit not incredibly long. Maybe 3/4 mile or so. But it’s not for the faint of heart. Certainly not suitable for strollers (it’s volcanic rock and sand/soil. Not paved. The drive is also extremely windy, so I’d recommend taking Dramamine or something similar The views were incredible and mountain was literally steaming… so that was both amazing and terrifying.

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    October 27, 2022

    Our guide, Maria, was friendly and knowledgeable making our visit to a very busy Pompeii memorable and fun. The trip to Vesuvius in the afternoon was breathtaking. A well organised and packed day with everything sorted out by the guides so all you have to do is use your imagination and enjoy the tour..

    October 17, 2022

    Product ID: 395208