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Full day tour to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento

Full day tour to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento

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Sorrento, Italy
icon8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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Go back in time with a visit to the famed archaeological site of Pompeii, then hike the volcano that caused its destruction. Walk the ancient Roman streets of Pompeii with a knowledgeable guide. Climb to the volcanic crater of Mt Vesuvius for incredible views over the countryside and Bay of Naples.
  • 8-hour day trip to Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius from Sorrento
  • Join an expert guide for a walk through the excavated ancient Roman city of Pompeii
  • See the ruins of houses and businesses, including an arena and a brothel
  • Learn about the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii and other nearby cities
  • Ride up Mt Vesuvius for a 20-minute walk up to the volcano's crater
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Professional art historian guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
headsets in Pompeii
Entrance fees to Pompeii (€ 16,00) and Mt Vesuvius (€ 10,00)
Food and drinks
Hairbio Salon , Via Correale, 40, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Meeting at 08:10 am by the Achille Lauro parking area in Sorrento Hotel pick up, if possible, is available on request by email. Thank you!

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TUI italia s.r.l
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  • "Waking sticks can be borrowed for a small tip to help with the walk.Great views from the top." See review

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star-5
Wonderful experience touring Pompeii and Vesuvio.
452bobbyc
, Sep 2019
Vincenzo was a truly awesome guide. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about the archaeology and history of the sites and is extremely entertaining during the whole trip. Gave some great discussions during the bus ride there, a wonderful tour of Pompeii, and then some really helpful information on the bus for our ascent up Vesuvio. (The tour guides can't actually go up the final hike with you passed the bus stationing area as there are regulations that prevent non-park staff from touring the area) but honestly having that hour going up and down the top with just yourself and your travelmates is so serene and amazing that I think it works out better that way. Couldn't have asked for a more interesting day of experiencing history and nature. Thanks, Vincenzo!
star-5
Excellent and well oganized
family777
, Jul 2019
Coach picked up opposite hotel as arranged and on had one other pick up en route. Our guide was interesting and humorous giving us just the right amount of detail on the journey. Coach comfortable and cool. Tickets for Pompeii and vesuvius paid for on coach and purchased by guide when we arrived. The coach driver sold bottled water for one euro a bottle as opposed to one euro 50 at Pompeii. Remains breathtaking, very hot with very little shade. Guide took us along slowly to see all the main places of interest. A lot of the site was missed because it is so vast and we only had so much time. We were satisfied with the amount and archaeology that we saw. Afterwards, we were taken to a local restaurant for a limited menu lunch by the guide. You did not have to go and could have found somewhere else in the town. Prices were high though and as time was limited we went with the guide. Pizza, ice cream, cold drink 14 euros, use of lovely toilets and cool seating. Coach then left for Vesuvius. Parked 20 to 40 mins walk from top. You could stay in the coach or around lower area, lovely views from here and cafe if you didn't want to walk. Took us 40 minutes. Cafe at the top for a cold drink. then return. Quite steep but a good gravel path which was a bit slippery on the way down. Waking sticks can be borrowed for a small tip to help with the walk.Great views from the top. Posted postcards in the yellow postbox (tracked postage) and according to the tracking they are still there 2 weeks later!!! Dropped at hotel on return, a really good day. Couldn't fault any of the arrangements.I would recommend this trip to others
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star-5
long but rewarding day
Simon_G
, Jun 2019
Great morning in Pompeii then afternoon jaunt to Vesuvius.Spent round 2 to 3 hours in each.One word of advice is to take some form of hat as you are out underneath the searing sun for long periods.When given the opportunity in the afternoon to climb Vesuvius,take it(providing you are fit enough)The views are amazing.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you so much for taking your time to give positive feedback and also valuable top tips for future guests. Hope to see you back on our day tours in the future Ops@Atravel
star-3
Average tour
Chloe d
, Apr 2019
Our tour was ok. First in the morning we had a hard time finding the tour bus. There were multiple buses and no signs. And the tour we were with was under a different name then we were told. The bus ride was comfortable. Our tour guide Lia was very nice and a breath of fresh air but we had an extremely hard time understanding her with the ear pieces at Pompeii. My friend and I felt slightly rushed and we could not hear/understand what Lia was saying most of the time. At lunch Lia brought us to a restaurant where you pay a set fee and get a drink food and dessert. I do not recommend eating here. We felt rushed and the food was not worth the 15€. I recommend trying to eat somewhere else around the Pompeii site. The Mount Vesuvius part was very cool but at the end there was a couple that ended up being over 30 minutes late to the meeting time and the whole group of 20-30 people on the bus had to wait. We recommend having the price for the Pompeii ticket included as well. We felt we were having to constantly pay for thing during the tour with the already pretty expensive tickets.
star-3
This was a good tour but the travel...
Jason S
, Apr 2018
This was a good tour but the travel time to Pompeii was too long. Too many stops to pick people up and traffic was heavy. Only at Pompeii for 1 hr and 40 min. Mt. Vesuvius was great. The trail up is pretty steep but definitively doable for all ages. My wife did not want to do this but was very happy afterwards. Again, an OK tour just too much time in a bus. Maybe private tour would be better??
star-5
Our Guide Teresa was excellent...
Lauralee_K
, Apr 2018
Our Guide Teresa was excellent! Great amount of time in each location with a break for lunch in the middle. This tour definitely exceeded my expectations!
star-5
Very informative tour. Our guide...
Colleen J
, Oct 2017
Very informative tour. Our guide Roberta was excellent. She was very informative and pleasant. Her singing of familiar Italian songs and asking the tour members to join in the singing made the trip especially enjoyable.
star-5
Loved this tour. Bus was v comfy...
Lorne G
, Oct 2017
Loved this tour. Bus was v comfy, tour guide was amazing. She was so informative and friendly. Plenty of time in both places. We didn't bother signing up for the optional lunch on the day as it felt a bit like get the tourists in and get them out, but couldn't fault the actual trip. Viator has delivered yet again.
star-5
Excellent tour. Our guide was very...
Lori D
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and the hike to the top of Mt. Vesuvius was amazing.
star-3
My Vesuvius was incredible, the...
REILLEE_F
, Oct 2017
My Vesuvius was incredible, the views were great. It’s a bit of a walk- it’s a volcano- I wassuprised many of the other tourists didn’t want to hike it... Pompeii was neat but it was a long tour and not my thing.
star-4
It was great but I wish we had had a...
Alyana A
, Oct 2017
It was great but I wish we had had a bit more time at Pompeii!
star-5
This was a long day but well worth...
john_p
, Oct 2017
This was a long day but well worth it! Our guide Lia and driver Salvatore helped us have a truly memorable experience. There were about 36 of us on this trip. We received lanyards to wear for our day so that we could be identified and had Lias phone number on if we got separated or wanted to branch off for a bit and do our own thing which a couple in our party did. From the start of the trip Lia used the microphone to tell us all about the itinerary of the day and the history of the regions as we passed through. We went straight to Mount Vesuvius where we gave her the admission money on the coach and she went ahead and paid for us as one group which saved all the hassle of paying individually at the gate the website details clearly said which excursions needed separate payment so there were no surprises on our account today. The trek up and down took about an hour so the timings worked out well. We had fabulous views on this October warm day. I only needed shorts and t-shirt but was glad of the sturdy trainers I wore as several people were sliding and slipping in their poorly-chosen footwear. From here we went to the restaurant in the centre of modern Pompeii. Again, this was advertised on the website so it was no surprise. There was no obligation to come in a few decided to go off and meet us again in one hour but we were happy with the value on offer 14 for a selection of 6 possible meals including 1 drink and 1 pudding. The rest of the afternoon was exploring Pompeii. Lia again collected our money and paid for us in one group. Saved loads of time. We all wore earphones as she talked to us through the ruins with her radio mic. Without this we would not have a clue about what we were looking at as there are hardly any explanation signs around the city. We spent 2 hours and it was enough in the heat even in October! Going on an organised tour was so much worth the effort and we thank Lia for her insights.
star-4
This is a full day tour which...
Teresa_P
, Sep 2017
This is a full day tour which started in a very nerve-wracking way-there were ten large buses leaving for Pompeii at about the same time. And we all had no way of knowing which bus we were on! No signs on the front that said Viator, only a facilitator yelling the names of people he had on his list! It was craziness ... but we eventually found our bus and boarded. From the moment we left the parking area in Sorrento though, we met our guide Teresa and driver Salvatore who were extremely professional and informative. Both knew the roads and history and got us to the site safely and as prompt as possible. Teresa was a terrific guide throughout our day, with clear instructions on meeting places, recommendations for lunch, and even a little humor from time to time. We don't do many excursions as a general rule, but we were glad we did this one!
star-5
Great tour of Pompeii and Mt...
Sonia D
, Sep 2017
Great tour of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius - Emanuela was a great guide. We loved our day on this tour
star-5
Professional and an easy way to travel...
Barbara K
, Sep 2017
Professional and an easy way to travel from Sorrento to Pompeii and Mt V.
star-5
best tour of Pompeii i've been on...
Emanuela
, Sep 2017
best tour of Pompeii i've been on. the tour guide i think her name was Luisa had SO MUCH information about every single place we visited in this ruined town. the trip to Mt Vesuvius is a curvy one. be sure to take motion sickness meds if you suffer from that. Once you get up there the view is beautiful. Before you book mt vesuvius, just know that the trail taking you up to the top is NOT easy. there are men that will rent you walking sticks and just ask for a donation when you come back down. it's very helpful if you're not in great shape. as i said, it's not easy, it's basically a constant uphill incline the entire time. You definitely feel accomplished once you get to the top, and the view is like nothing else, but it is a hike for sure. I would highly recommend this tour, however, you get your moneys worth FOR SURE!
star-5
Great tour, thoroughly recommend...
Rebecca S
, Aug 2017
Great tour, thoroughly recommend, host was excellent and knowledgeable. Well organised, hike was great, beautiful views. Pompeii was also very interesting always wanted to go and did not disappoint, really helped our host was so knowledgeable so we could understand what we were seeing.
star-5
Guide Rafaela was excellent. Climb...
David S
, Aug 2017
Guide Rafaela was excellent. Climb up Mount Vesuvius was awesome and views from the top and of the crater were stunning. Felt like we only scratched the surface at Pompeii but it was still a full day so this wasn't the tour's fault. As Rafaela said, you'd need about three days to cover it fully, and you really can only see a few highlights in two hours.
star-4
Very nice tour though the headset...
David_M
, Aug 2017
Very nice tour though the headset system died half way through the tour.
star-4
Fantastic tour guide, her knowledge of...
Gareth T
, Aug 2017
Fantastic tour guide, her knowledge of Pompeii really enhanced the visit.

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