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Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)
Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)

Mt. Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio)

Free admission
Via Palazzo del Principe

The Basics

Mt. Vesuvius is easily seen from below, but a trip to the volcano itself provides the best understanding of the area and its impact on the region’s history. A hike up the mountain begins in Mount Vesuvius National Park, which has nine nature trails and allows for summit access. The crater’s lunar landscape is otherworldly, and the views are tough to beat. Many visitors combine a visit to the area with a stop in the scenic seaside town of Sorrento.

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Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
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Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
$114.86 per adult
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My Day at Pompeii
This was a great excursion; well organized, informative and a terrific way to spend the day! The only glitch seemed to be at the end of our climb when we had to reorganize for drop-offs but it all worked out. The pizza or pasta options for lunch were abundant portions and very tasty. I’d highly recommend these tours.
DeborahB_B, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Naples

star-5
Worth the trip
Jesse_C, Jul 2021
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
Very professional and organized! Got to hit two amazing sites in one day! The bus was clean and lunch included. Only thing maybe more options for lunch menu. But worth it.
star-5
Nice
Regiane_S, Jul 2021
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
The guide explain a lot about Pompei. The driver drive safety and on time. The van was large, new and confortable. The pizza included was very good. The Vesuvio visit is alone but the place explains itself.
star-5
Great tour
Terry_J, Oct 2021
Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome
The entire trip was excellent, we truly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely recommend it to others.
star-5
A GREAT day trip from Rome!
Michael_S, Oct 2021
Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome
Pompei and Positano in a day? With friendly, knowledgeable tour guides? And a good driver to handle the trip down from Rome and back? Yes, please! This is a great day trip, we had a great time, and we highly recommend it!
star-5
Roberta, our guide, made the tour!
Heather_C, Oct 2021
Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento
I booked three excursions from Sorrento through Viator and I think this one was the best value. Our guide Roberta was incredibly knowledgeable and kind and really took the time to make everyone feel loved. I will say that the hike up Vesuvius is no joke and you should definitely have a coat and sneakers. I’d definitely recommend this tour, and Roberta in particular!
star-5
Wonderful excursion
Carsten_H, Oct 2021
Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Sorrento
What a lovely excursion to Pompeij and Vesuvio! Thank you to Roberta and Daniela for making it such a beautiful and inspiring experience and a special thanks for going above and beyond to organize my shuttle to Napoli (instead of going back to Sorrento)! Italian hospitality at its best!!!😊
star-4
Very good trip....
Suganderan_N, Oct 2021
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
Very good trip. A lot of information about the day schedule and about the history of Pompeii. Thank you to our guide Andrea.
star-5
Excellent. Great day and great service by all. Very prompt. No waiting around.
Stephen_M, Sep 2021
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Full-Day Tour from Sorrento
Pompeii was exceptional and vesuvius was excellent if you are reasonably fit. Pick up and drop off. No waiting around. Lunch was delicious too.
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Not what was described
RScott_H, Oct 2021
Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano Day Trip from Rome
While the guide was wonderful and the sites we saw beautiful, the trip description is very incorrect. There was (nor was there ever a plan) to go to Vesuvius. I encourage Viator to fix this bate and switch
star-5
Nice Day Trip
Brian_R, Sep 2021
Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples
The tour guide was fluent in English, was very charismatic and knowledgeable. The climb up Vesuvius is hard but safe and is well worth the views. We had ample time to see everything.
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Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius
Rudra_M, Sep 2021
Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius Volcano from Naples
Vincenzo was the best guide! He knew the answer to any questions we had. He made sure we all enjoyed every part of the tour and I would highly recommend booking through them again! It was beautiful to walk through the ancient city of Pompeii. Following that we were able to walk around the crater of Vesuvio. The view was spectacular!
star-5
Great tour!
Hyacinth_G, Oct 2021
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
Our tour guide was incredible at bringing the streets to Pompeii to life with his knowledge and storytelling

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Mt. Vesuvius is ideal for both outdoor lovers and history buffs.

  • Hiking is best suited for clear days when you can enjoy the views.

  • If you plan to hike, wear comfortable walking shoes. The paths are often dusty and rocky, so closed-toe shoes are best.

  • You can walk to the edge of the crater only with a certified guide.

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How to Get There

Mount Vesuvius National Park is easily accessible from Naples via the Circumvesuviana train. The nearest stop is Ercolano, and from there the Busvia del Vesuvio takes you up the mountain. There’s also a local bus that runs from Pompeii. Alternatively, you can book a private or guided tour, which provides transportation, crater access, and insight into the history and details of ancient life in the area.

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When to Get There

Though Mt. Vesuvius is visitable open year-round, the best time to go is in the off-season, October to April. Crowds and temperatures both rise during summer. Spring and early fall provide the best times to avoid the area’s potential fog.

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The Eruption That Changed History

It’s impossible to understand the impact that Mt. Vesuvius had on Italy—and the world—without a visit to the nearby archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Though many people tragically died in the volcanic eruption, their homes and ways of life remain largely intact in one of the world’s best-preserved ancient sites.

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