Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii Adventure: Hike to the Summit of Mount Vesuvius

6.5 hours | Naples | NAP-410
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Points of Interest

  • Pompeii
  • Mt. Vesuvius
Shopping Opportunities, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board an air-conditioned motorcoach in Naples. From there, you'll take a scenic 45-minute drive south along the Autostrada with magnificent views of the Bay of Naples en route to Mt. Vesuvius-the still-active volcano that buried Pompeii in 79 A.D.

Your motorcoach drops you off at the 3,000-foot level of Mt. Vesuvius where you'll hike to the volcano's crater. The steep gravel path to the crater is approximately 550-yards long. You'll feel the energy of this active volcano as you walk across hardened lava where crevices still exude fumes and heat. The hike takes approximately 40 minutes to walk roundtrip. You'll have approximately two hours total at the Mt. Vesuvius site. It's a vigorous experience that pays off with stunning views of Naples and its bay.

Afterwards, we'll stop at a local cameo factory where you can shop for handmade seashell and coral jewelry, including intricately carved brooches, rings and bracelets before driving to Pompeii with a stop at a local chalet for a 30-minute break.

At the Pompeii ruins, you'll discover the archeological excavations of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash from Mt. Vesuvius. Explore the grounds on this 2-hour guided tour of the city. Entering by the sea gate, your guided walking tour takes in the city's baths, villas, theaters and wrestling grounds. Plaster casts mark the positions of the fallen that were swiftly overcome by volcanic ash. The highlights include stunning frescoes and elaborately detailed mosaic-inlaid floors decorating interiors of wealthy homeowners' villas, as Pompeii was known as a vacation community for high society.

Your knowledgeable guide will point out the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily Roman life-their customs, buildings and cuisine; how they entertained, decorated and lived. Afterward reboard your motorcoach for the 30 minute return to Naples.

Special Notes:

In case weather conditions close the Mt. Vesuvius site, an orientation drive of Naples will be done in place of the hike.

This tour involves extensive walking over uneven terrain. Caution is advised when walking across hardened lava and rocky ground where crevices still exude fumes and heat. Passengers with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure should not participate.

Passengers should wear low-healed comfortable walking shoes, hat, and bring sunblock.

Please note this tour does not include lunch. Passengers should bring along Euros to purchase a snack outside of Pompeii.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

For security reasons, large bags, backpacks and trolleys are not permitted inside Pompeii excavations. These large items can be left in the motorcoach. Lockers are not available.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Mt. Vesuvius

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
30
Walking distance:
2700
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided tour of Pompeii

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
2700
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Rest break at local chalet

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Shopping at a cameo factory in Pompeii

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30