Day trip

From Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius

Activity provider: Project Napoli Service

From Sorrento: Day Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius

Activity provider: Project Napoli Service

From US$ 108.63 per person

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Pompeii Ruins and stand at the crater of Mount Vesuvius with views of the Bay of Naples.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels, bed & breakfasts, the station, or the port in Sorrento city. Please note that pickup is not possible at the Basilica di Sant'Antonino.

Experience

Highlights
  • Save money and take a combined trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Discover what life was like for those who lived in the ancient city of Pompeii
  • Refuel after your tour and enjoy a typical Italian lunch of pizza at a local eatery
  • Visit the still-active Mount Vesuvius and walk to the lip of the crater
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from the top of the mountain
Full description

Join a guided day trip from Sorrento and see iconic places like Mount Vesuvius, the Roman city of Pompeii, and more. Travel back in time and know about the history of this Unesco World Heritage Site from your knowledgeable guide. 

Upon arrival at Pompeii, your expert guide will take you on a tour through the remains of this UNESCO world heritage site remarkably frozen in time for almost 2,000 years.

Hear stories about The Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, Greek Theater, and plaster casts of the bodies of Pompeii people.

Following a typical Naples lunch of pizza at one of Pompeii’s cafés, you will then be driven close to the summit of the mountain that destroyed it. From there, it's just a walk to the lip of the crater.

The only active volcano in continental Europe, Vesuvius has erupted many times, but it was the destruction of Pompeii and its surrounding towns that made it the most famous.

Climb to the top, and walk around the crater, taking in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Naples.

Return to Sorrento, where you will be dropped off at your hotel, the cruise ship, or the railway station.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance to Pompeii and Vesuvius (worth 16€ and 11€ respectively)
  • Pizza lunch
  • Drink
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • This tour operates rain or shine
    • The tour may be conducted by a multi-lingual guide and the Mount Vesuvius section of the tour may be conducted in the English language
    • In the event of there being fewer than 2 participants for the tour, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
    • In case Mount Vesuvius National Park is closed due to inclement weather or other circumstances, a refund for the cost of the entrance tickets to the National Park will be offered
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 230 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5

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    Pros: The driver was great and lunch was delicious. The Pompeii part of the tour was fantastic! The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. She communicated well and we even had a chance to go into the Pompeii Museum. Cons: Mt. Vesuvius was closed on the day of our tour and while I appreciated the email communication the day prior, the communication from the tour guide (a different guide than for the Pompeii part) was very poor. She didn’t state what the plan was, where we’re stopping or for how long, etc. We were just dropped from place to place. The little information we did receive about the volcano was basic facts we could’ve learned from a simple online search. Lastly, based on the itinerary, we thought we would see Pompeii first and then Mt. Vesuvius. Instead, we found out on the bus that we were visiting Mt. Vesuvius first.

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    December 5, 2022

    We took the dual trips of Pompeii and the hike up Vesuvius. Pompeii is first, and it's a good thing, because you probably wouldn't have energy to do it after Vesuvius. Our guide was great; she was entertaining and knowledgable, and kept the group engaged throughout with funny stories and info you wouldn't be able to get just from looking at the ruins. Pompeii itself is quite large and fascinating (though I will say that if you only have one day to go to an ancient site, I'd give the edge to Ostia Antica, just outside of Rome). Climbing up Vesuvius is the second half of the day, and it is very much a climb. The bus ride up is scary enough, with the tight turns and very narrow roads, but the climb up the volcano is pretty strenuous (especially in 90-degree heat). But the views are undeniably incredible. If you're up to the hike, don't miss it.

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    November 26, 2022

    The site of Pompeii is very interesting to visit. Unfortunately we did not have access to Vesuvius because of a landslide. We are also waiting for the reimbursement of the entrance tickets to the Park of Vesuvius. The guide in Pompeii knew her subject well, but showed little sympathy towards the members of the group. The guide for Vesuvius also knew her subject well. However, on the whole, the instructions for the day were not always clear. As we changed groups and buses during the day, it was not very reassuring. The included meal did not impress us. The pizza that was served to us was okay. But given the late lunch hour, she was welcome. In short, we enjoyed our visit, but some aspects could be improved.

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    November 14, 2022

    Product ID: 395208