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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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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
$113.66 per adult
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Great day out Pompeii and Vesuvius
Great day experience at Pompeii and to top of Vesuvius volcano. Only dampener was finding out after we pre-booked and paid with Viator that the Sunday we were there (06/08/22, was free entry to Pompeii as they allow free entry on 1st Sunday of every month. Our trip guide Cynzia and the Pompeii guide were excellent. 100% recommend
brianonly, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Naples

Arvin_F, May 2022
Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
Our tour guides Vincenzio and Angela were very informative. They took care of us especially when my wife had an allergic reaction to her pudding. Angela took her responsibility for her safety
Mt. Vesuvius tour
Robin_K, Apr 2022
Half day skip-the-line tour of Mt. Vesuvius from Pompeii
Great tour - on time and as stated. Francesco was a fun and engaging guide. Meeting place was easy to find and the transfer bus very nice, clean and had a great driver.
A Complex Day Executed Perfectly
Dylan_R, Aug 2022
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
With the amount of bus transfers and long walks (not to mention hiking up to the top of Mt Vesuvius) this could easily have been a mess. However, the professionalism and kindness of our guides made all of these things a pleasure to experience. If you want a reliable day trip that will let you see the ruins of Pompei and an active volcano, this is the one for you.
great guide, great...
Mark_K, Aug 2022
Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
great guide, great driver. nice amount of time spent at both Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. fantastic spots to visit.
Smooth operator
Merlin_D, Aug 2022
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
Although I booked very short notice (1hour before) everything went so smooth. From pick up to all attractions until the drop off. Very nice tour and super reliable operator
Bethany_G, Aug 2022
Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius and Wine Tour
We had the most amazing day. Pippo was an excellent driver and guide. He picked us up from our hotel in Naples. We started the tour walking up to Vesuvius in the morning before the heat. Then on to wine tasting and lunch . Met our guide for Pompei which was amazing! They dropped us at our place in cetara. The perfect start to our week.
Highly recommended!
Simon_T, Aug 2022
Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
I Highly recommend that tour. You skip the lines, easy to find gathering point and get valuable historic info.
Absolutely Wonderful!!
Charlotte_H, Jul 2022
Private Full-Day Tour to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius with Winery Visit
Giovanni, our guide, was on time and very kind and knowledgable of the area. Although the roads were narrow and curvy, Giovanni safely delivered to Vesuvius. The winery visit was next and the tour guide, servers, food, wine tasting and grounds were phenomenal! Our last stop was Pompeii. Giovanni was unable to guide us during this tour. If you are unfamiliar with Pompeii, I definitely recommend hiring a guide. Highly recommend this tour!
A must do
Robert_L, Jul 2022
Mt. Vesuvius (Tour+Transfer)
Great tour, fantastic unique van transportation, one of the best tours ever, tour guide was lovely and friendly
Awesome guide and breathtaking history
gsaintcruz, Jul 2022
Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
The guide was super patient and thorough with our tour, despite the brutal heat and plentiful crowds, we had a great time. Both the ruins and the volcano were must-see locations and I'd recommend it to anybody!
David_L, Jul 2022
Day Trip to Pompeii Ruins & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
The day was brilliant! The tour guide was brilliant, (he nicknamed himself jonny with the vip family group). Defo recommend every experience
Well organised tour
Richard_B, Aug 2022
Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples all inclusive
We went on a really hot day so touring Pompeii and following explanations of the guide was hard work. We didn't get long to explore the museum area either. We had a lovely pizza lunch half way up Vesuvius and just the right amount of time to walk up and look around the summit. Transport all worked very smoothly.
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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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