Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Day Trip

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Day Trip

Book a private full-day Pompeii day trip from Rome with Italy’s Best Rome, including a tour of Pompeii with a licensed guide and a hike up Mt Vesuvius. 


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  • Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius day trip from Rome
  • Using official, licensed Pompeii tour guides, we’ll give you a well-rounded view of Pompeii, visiting examples of all the most common building types so you’ll understand what it was to live in this ancient port town over the Bay of Naples.
  • Hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius and peer into the crater
  • Soak up views of the Bay of Naples from the volcano’s summit
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Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Enjoy this Pompeii day trip from Rome by starting with a visit to the volcano that started it all. Mount Vesuvius’ infamous eruption in 79 A.D. wiped out the city of Pompeii and its 16,000 inhabitants in minutes. Today, with a history of eruptions throughout the centuries and its close proximity to a population of three million, the active volcano is considered one of the world’s most dangerous, yet beautiful attractions.

Your private driver from Italy’s Best will pick you up from your accommodations and bring you to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. Though the city remained hidden underground until the 18th century, the volcanic ash preserved its buildings, streets, mosaics and frescoes, allowing Pompeii to remain intact—completely frozen in time as it was 2,000 years ago!

Embark on your tour at Vesuvius National Park where you will explore the volcano itself with your own private English speaking volcano expert. You will have the chance of a lifetime to visit two areas that aren’t accessible to the public: the volcano’s summit, complete with an exquisite view of the Bay of Naples, and then the opportunity to venture inside the crater!

Tour Pompeii with an Expert Guide

Next continue your Pompeii day trip with a ride along the coast to Pompeii, where your private guide will lead you through Pompeii’s archeological sites. See first-hand the remains from the calamitous eruption including the House of the Tragic Poet with its elaborate mosaic floors, the town Basilica and Temple of Apollo as well as the plaster casts of those killed during the eruption, their bodies captured in motion as they tried to outrun the lava. Leading you away from the crowds, your guide will show you some of the lesser-visited areas including the cemetery, the baths and a brothel.

Following the tour, explore on your own or shop for souvenirs before meeting your driver and returning to your accommodations.

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Duration

10 hours

Includes

English-speaking licensed guide in Pompeii, Entrance fees to Mount Vesuvius (group tour in English), Luxurious air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle with English-speaking driver, Skip the line tickets to Pompeii, water

Excludes

Meals

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