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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento

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Sorrento, Italy

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Combine a trip to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a walk up to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. The group day trip includes round-trip transport from your Sorrento hotel, plus tours of each site. After a relaxed stroll around the archaeological site at the ancient city of Pompeii, take a short hike up to the rim of the volcano to meet a mountain guide and peer into the crater’s rim.
  • Learn about Mt. Vesuvius and the AD 79 eruption that buried Pompeii
  • Wander amid Pompeii’s ruins and see the Temple of Jupiter and ancient markets
  • Hike up the side of Mt. Vesuvius and learn about its history from an alpine guide
  • Make use of a pickup and drop-off service from your Sorrento hotel
Centrally located Meeting Point
Round trip transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Official Local Guide on the tour and live commentary on board
Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
Skip The Line Access
Headphones for all passengers
Lunch

Departure Point

Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast, Piazza Torquato Tasso, 16, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Leave your Sorrento hotel in the morning, and relax on the journey inland to Pompeii. Once you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological digs, meet your guide and head off on a tour to discover Pompeii’s highlights.

As you explore, learn about the destructive volcanic eruption of AD 79 that buried the ancient city for centuries. The ash and molten lava that streamed out of Mt. Vesuvius preserved the town remarkably, and many original landmarks can be found around the site. See the old public baths, the Macellum (market), and the Temple of Jupiter, and hear about their history from your guide.

After a break for lunch at your own expense, continue with a drive up the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Stretch your legs on a short hike up to the crater’s lip and learn about the infamous volcano from a mountain guide. Make use of some free time to gaze out over the Bay of Naples, then return to your transport for the drive back to Sorrento.

Your day trip ends with a hotel drop-off in the evening.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Piazza Tasso
Departure from Sorrento at 08:15 a.m. from the Office IAMME IA!-Tours & Tickets
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica
The Basilica, with its extension of 1,500 square meters, was the most sumptuous building of the Forum, and its space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Forum
The Civil Forum is the core of daily life of the city and is the focal point of all the main public buildings for city administration and justice, business management, and trade activities such as markets, as well as the main places of citizen worship.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Jupiter
Dominated by the Vesuvius with its statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the temple was the Capitolium, similar to the one located in the Ancient Rome. The statues were highly placed to be visible to those passing in the Forum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Macellum
The Macellum of Pompeii was located on the Forum and as the provision market of Pompeii was one of the focal points of the ancient city. The building was constructed in several phases. When the earthquake of 62 CE destroyed large parts of Pompeii, the Macellum was also damaged.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Via Abbondanza
Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno. In ancient times the street was crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops ("officinae”), cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.
Stop At:  
Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)
The Forum Baths are located behind the Temple of Jupiter and date back to the years immediately after the founding of the colony of veterans by General Silla (80 BC). Women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section presents an apodyterium (dressing room), used also as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths). Like many buildings in Pompeii, the baths were heavily damaged during the earthquake of 62 AD.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lupanar
The Lupanar of Pompeii is the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii. It is of particular interest for the erotic paintings on its walls. Lupanar is Latin for "brothel". The Pompeii lupanar is also known as Lupanare Grande.
Stop At:  
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)
The house of the Menander is a great example of a Roman Villa owned by an high-ranking family. It is reachly decorated with wonderful frescoes representing scenes of the Trojan war and here were also founded many objects in silver, tableware now strored in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. The house owes its name to a picture of Menander, an Athenian poet, placed in the portico. The house belonged to Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus of the Poppei family, relatives of the Empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
The Large Theater of Pompeii was built from the Romans on the slope of a hill located in the area; they took advantage of the natural depression of the mountain to create a majesty auditorium divided into 5 sectors. On the stage were played tragedies of the Greco-Roman traditions.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Drop off at 1.000 mt high on the Volcano. Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. In 79 AD eruption destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Mount Vesuvius doesn’t stand alone. While the ‘main peak’ is named Vesuvius, there is another mountain which is attached to it, Monte Somma. is listed among the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Volcanologists and geologists alike agree that the next volcanic eruption is overdue and that when it does happen, it will be big. The layer of magma that lies beneath Vesuvius measures a huge 154 square miles; this is why scientists monitore the volcano’s activity 24/7.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Reach the crater's edge at 1.280 mt to admire a breathtaking panorama on the Gulf of Naples. The surface of the path is uneven, but it' ll be well worth it. Following the devastating eruption, it was named after the Roman God of the Flame and Metal Forgery – Vulcan
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Duration may vary due to traffic condition or unforeseen circumstances
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In case the Vesuvius will be closed due to bad weather, in alternative will be provided a panoramic tour of Naples and no refund will be offered
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear closed toe shoes as the terrain is loose and dusty." See review
  • "Try to do this in the spring or fall, as the heat can get quite uncomfortable, especially in Pompeii." See review
  • "The hike to Vesuvius can be tough if you are expecting, elderly, or have any sort of medical/physical constraints, but it is well worth it for the views and memories." See review

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Great tour by Roberta! :)
Alexander_D
, Sep 2020
Well worth doing! Really interesting and great to have a guide that knew what they were talking about!! Would definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Traveller, thank you very much for your precious feedback ! We are happy that you enjoied the tour with Roberta. We hope to welcome you again on board to discover the beauties of our land. Warmest regards, Graziana
star-4
Cant think offer one
Mike
, Sep 2020
Overall good. Would have preferred to be picked up from hotel. 20 minutes walk from the hotel. Not really into Roman ruins but at last didst ramble only too long...
star-5
Great day
Jenny_W
, Sep 2020
Fab day amazing place and lovely friendly knowledgeable guide (And Salvatore coach driver) Need a full day to see all at Pompeii but considering the heat 3 hours is enough
star-5
Highly recommend this tour
Cat_H
, Jul 2020
The tour guide for Pompeii was excellent, kept the tour interesting and was very engaging. The trip to mount Vesuvius was great, the scenery and the view from the mountain was brilliant.
star-5
Great day out
tom_barbour
, Jul 2020
Excellent day trip and our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Pompeii. Plenty of time factored in for breaks and lunch. We then headed to Vesuvius in the afternoon - it's a 20 minute climb and challenging in the heat but the views and experience are worth it.
star-5
Pompeii and versuvius
Kim_S
, Jul 2020
We had a great time, well organised nice small group with breaks when needed for drinks. Very clean and cool mini bus to travel in. Our guide explained all the towns along the way too. Well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Dear Kim_S, thank you very much for your beautiful review ! Our goal is to create unforgettable memories with our travellers and guarantee your safety in such a "strange" period! Hope to welcome you soon on board ! Graziana
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Captivating
Gordon_L
, Mar 2020
Sasa, our guide, was passionate and had a huge depth of knowledge about Pompeii and the volcano. While Vesuvius was closed either due to high winds and or visibility, we were completely satisfied with our tour.
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Perfectly Paced Tour
hbantho
, Nov 2019
Lucia was the best tour guide we have ever had! This tour picks you up from either your hotel or a designated hotel close to you in Sorrento. From there, you are on the coach and the tour guide gives you a brief history of the region, Pompei and Vesuvius. The ride was comfortable and we did not feel the group was too large. Sure, you could spend all day at Pompei, but with very little sun cover we felt the few hours there was plenty. The hike to Vesuvius can be tough if you are expecting, elderly, or have any sort of medical/physical constraints, but it is well worth it for the views and memories. I'm sure many tour companies run similar offerings, but in the case of this tour, Lucia and our driver made a world of difference due to their kindness and expertise. Highly recommend.
star-4
Pompeii & Vesuvius
kricketamelia
, Nov 2019
Great trip overall, guide at the ruins of Pompeii very informative and kept a good pace, Vesuvius was an amazing place but the overview leads you to believe there is an actual guide when there isn't. Beware the "guide" is just a guy that rents you an unnecessary walking stick and dumps you once you start climbing.
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Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour
Douglas D
, Oct 2019
The guide (Salvatori) was excellent, the tour was fun but Pompeii was not what I expected. Very crowded and very "touristy". Climbing Vesuvius was cool but not special. It is worth seeing but I think I set my expectations too high and got disappointed.

Product code: 7809P43

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