Pompeii & Vesuvius (Full Day)

Campania/Sorrento

Combine a visit to Pompeii with a climb to the summit of Mt. Vesuvius!
Pompeii remains an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii laid buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations which began in the 18th century are still being carried out today.
Our guide will take you through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. Even if you are not interested in history, this archaeological site will not fail to impress you.
Mount Vesuvius dominates the Bay of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. The slopes were once covered with vineyards and woods and provided an innocent looking backdrop for the bustling town below. The coach will take you to within 1,000 m. (3280 ft.) of the top of Vesuvio and from here you can walk to the very top and admire the splendid panoramic views across the bay. Purchase entrance tickets (there is a man at the foot of the volcano and he provides walking sticks for rent for a small charge). Upon reaching the crater, if available, a local guide will walk them around the crater and give them an explanation (guide service not guaranteed). Guests then have free time to walk around. Guests meet the bus at the car park and then make the journey back to Sorrento.

 

  • Meeting point: Achille Lauro Parking area in Sorrento at 8:10am
  • Duration: 8 hrs
  • Entrance fees and lunch are NOT included


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