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MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento

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Sorrento, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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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
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Explore the infamous volcano Mt Vesuvius up close on this 4-hour tour from Sorrento. Watch the Italian countryside glide by the window of an air-conditioned coach as you make your way up the slopes of Mt Vesuvius. This is the volcano that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum in hot ash in 79 AD, and from its summit you can see not only the immense crater but also excellent views over the Mediterranean Sea. Skip-the-Line entrance fee to Mt Vesuvius not included.
  • 4-hour trip to Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento by air-conditioned coach
  • Enjoy a scenic journey along the coastline and through traditional Italian towns
  • Admire sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula from the summit
  • Explore the top of the crater with an expert guide
  • Learn about the infamous eruption that destroyed the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Local mountain Guide inside the Mt. Vesuvius Park
Food and drinks
Entrance fee to Mt Vesuvius

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup and drop off from your centrally located Sorrento hotel

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Meet your expert guide outside your central Sorrento hotel or other pre-arranged pick-up location to board an air-conditioned coach, then relax as you are transported up a mountain and back in time.

Wind along a scenic coastline beside pretty towns, and then after about an hour, begin the ascent up Mt. Vesuvius.  As the coach makes its way up the mountain, your guide sets the scene with the story of the massive eruptions that took place here more than 2,000 years ago. The thriving ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were both inundated with ash, killing roughly 16,000 people and burying entire towns.

The coach climbs to nearly 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), where you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy a thrilling 360-degree view that includes the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Bay of Naples, the island of Capri, and the city of Naples far below.

You can even join your guide for a walk up to the crater itself, learning about the geology and history of the area along the way. Look into the crater of this dormant - but still active - volcano and marvel at the devastation it once created.

After exploring on your own at the summit of Mt Vesuvius, follow your guide back to the coach for a relaxing drive back to Sorrento where you’ll be dropped off where you were picked up.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sorrento Coast
Pick-up from your centrally located Sorrento hotel/meeting point
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Free time to climb up Mount Vesuvius Local mountain guide will wait for you at the top of the crater
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bay of Naples
Visit the only active volcano on mainland Europe that dominates the bay of Naples! The drive will take you up to the starting point of the walking path to Mount Vesuvius
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Strada Statale 145
On the return way, if possible, you will visit a transparent Limoncello factory: a path created entirely in crystal glass where you can admire the complete productive cycle of the famous liquer Limoncello di Capri, starting from the selection of the best lemons of Capri and Sorrento (PGI) to the peeling, to the infusion and, finally, the bottling. Everything is made with care and passion right in front of your eyes. A unique and suggestive location with a sensational view where you can relax and enjoy a tasting of this tastefull liquet, cakes, candies and the best panorama of the Peninsula of Sorrento.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sorrento Coast
drop off to your centrally located Sorrento hotel/meeting point
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AVI Travel

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 MT. Vesuvius HD Tour 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 MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The hike was tough to the top of the volcano but it was worth it when we got th there." See review
  • "Facilities on Vesuvius are basic to say the least, tardis toilets in that heat are not pleasant!" See review
  • "We managed to reach the rim, take some photos and get back to the bus with only a few minutes to spare and we were among the quicker, more able bodied travellers." See review

Reviews

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Sue B
, Sep 2019
7.30am pick up from our hotel in a mini bus that had seen better days quite some time ago!!! The driver couldn't find the gears and there were times when we thought the bus wouldn't make it there. 2 missing passengers booked on the tour also held us up so we eventually reached Vesuvius some 2.5 hrs later. Our guide gave us 1hr 40mins to walk up to the crater rim and get back on the bus!!!! We managed to reach the rim, take some photos and get back to the bus with only a few minutes to spare and we were among the quicker, more able bodied travellers. We were disappointed that we didn't get more time to look around at the top. Word of warning to those of you who do not have a strong stomach - the toilets are disgusting beyond belief. Overflowing, stinking, unflushable and enough to make you vomit. I would not recommend this tour to anyone!!!!!
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Lovely guide chatted most of the way on...
Jacqui T
, Sep 2018
Lovely guide chatted most of the way on the journey to and up the volcano. Very informative and entertaining. Comfortable small bus took us most of the way up. Then we were dropped off to make our way up the rest of the climb. There was a little confusion over who had entrance tickets for climbing up the volcano, this was not the guides fault it is the system of booking which offers tickets to some but not all. However the excellent guide sorted everyone out and we were all able to go up to the crater mouth. Facilities on Vesuvius are basic to say the least, tardis toilets in that heat are not pleasant! Journey back to our hotel/drop off points was excellent with more local information from our guide. A great morning out
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Vesuvio
johnfegley
, Jul 2018
The tour was great! We had a knowledgeable and funny tour guide. The hike was tough to the top of the volcano but it was worth it when we got th there. This tour was definitely worth it!
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I highly recommend this tour...
Claire M
, Jul 2017
I highly recommend this tour! Convenient pick up points. Our guide Clementina was friendly and gave us information about what we were passing the whole way there. Our only thing was that we stopped at a random jewellery showroom where we were told there would be refreshments bit there were none.
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Excellent experience. A bit chilly...
George C
, Sep 2016
Excellent experience. A bit chilly and winding making our way up but very enjoyable. Highly recommend all to take wind breakers/jackets. Awesome views from the top!!!
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Driver and guide were excellent and...
Dave
, Aug 2016
Driver and guide were excellent and informative and coach was comfy and cool for the trip and just the right amount of time allowed on the top. Only downside was that our pre-booked pick up at 9am was moved to 7.50am the night before the trip without explanation and it then took us 3 hours to get to Vesuvius due to the other pick-ups so a 4 hour trip turned in to almost a full day
star-5
Great experience Views from...
Dmoscate
, Aug 2016
Great experience Views from Mount Vesuvius were awesome Guide Clementina and driver Pino were friendly and good at their jobs....
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Unfortunately our guides English was...
darren.goose67
, Sep 2015
Unfortunately our guides English was not great but she managed to get all the information across fine all the same. I felt we were not given enough time on this trip as unfortunately traffic was pretty heavy getting to Vesuvius and took an hour longer than expected. The guide and driver were aware of the traffic problems around this area at this time of year September but no alterations were made. We were given 75 minutes to get from the parking area to the summit, look around and get back again. It takes around 25 to 30 minutes to walk to the summit depending on how fit you are some of our group took 35 minutes. This does not give you much time to look around or go that little further and gives you no time at all for a guided tour at the top which would have been very interesting.
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Great half day tour very interesting...
Byrson
, Aug 2015
Great half day tour very interesting and great views. definitely worth the money good tour
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the trip was enjoyable and the tour...
Rosanne O
, Jul 2015
the trip was enjoyable and the tour guide Gus was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Product code: 6530VESUVHD

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