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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
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Combine a trip to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a walk up to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. The group day trip includes round-trip transportation, plus tours of each site. After a relaxed stroll around the archaeological site at the ancient city of Pompeii, take a short hike up to the rim of the volcano to meet a mountain guide and peer into the crater’s rim.
  • Learn about Mt. Vesuvius and the AD 79 eruption that buried Pompeii
  • Wander amid Pompeii’s ruins and see the Temple of Jupiter and ancient markets
  • Hike up the side of Mt. Vesuvius and learn about its history from an alpine guide
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Centrally located Meeting Point
Round trip transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Official Local Guide in Pompeii
Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
Skip The Line Access
Headphones for all passengers
Dedicated guide in Pompeii (if private option selected)
Lunch
Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast , Piazza Torquato Tasso, 16, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Please meet our Guide by the entrance of "Gray Line - IAMME IA!" office located behind the statue of Torquato Tasso, nearby the Bar Fauno, next to the Fattoria Terranova shop. We suggest to arrive at meeting point 10 minutes prior to the departure.

This activity will end right where it started.
Board your climate-controlled minibus and relax on the journey inland to Pompeii. Once you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological digs, meet your guide and head off on a tour to discover Pompeii’s highlights.

As you explore, learn about the destructive volcanic eruption of AD 79 that buried the ancient city for centuries. The ash and molten lava that streamed out of Mt. Vesuvius preserved the town remarkably, and many original landmarks can be found around the site. See the old public baths, the Macellum (market), and the Temple of Jupiter, and hear about their history from your guide.

After a break for lunch at your own expense, continue with a drive up the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Stretch your legs on a short hike up to the crater’s lip and learn about the infamous volcano from a mountain guide. Make use of some free time to gaze out over the Bay of Naples, then return to your transport for the drive back to Sorrento.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Piazza Tasso
Departure from Sorrento at 08:15 a.m. from the Office IAMME IA!-Tours & Tickets
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica
The Basilica, with its extension of 1,500 square meters, was the most sumptuous building of the Forum, and its space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Forum
The Civil Forum is the core of daily life of the city and is the focal point of all the main public buildings for city administration and justice, business management, and trade activities such as markets, as well as the main places of citizen worship.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tempio di Giove Capitolino
Dominated by the Vesuvius with its statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the temple was the Capitolium, similar to the one located in the Ancient Rome. The statues were highly placed to be visible to those passing in the Forum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Macellum
The Macellum of Pompeii was located on the Forum and as the provision market of Pompeii was one of the focal points of the ancient city. The building was constructed in several phases. When the earthquake of 62 CE destroyed large parts of Pompeii, the Macellum was also damaged.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Via dell’Abbondanza
Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno. In ancient times the street was crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops ("officinae”), cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.
Stop At:  
Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)
The Forum Baths are located behind the Temple of Jupiter and date back to the years immediately after the founding of the colony of veterans by General Silla (80 BC). Women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section presents an apodyterium (dressing room), used also as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths). Like many buildings in Pompeii, the baths were heavily damaged during the earthquake of 62 AD.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lupanar
The Lupanar of Pompeii is the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii. It is of particular interest for the erotic paintings on its walls. Lupanar is Latin for "brothel". The Pompeii lupanar is also known as Lupanare Grande.
Stop At:  
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)
The house of the Menander is a great example of a Roman Villa owned by an high-ranking family. It is reachly decorated with wonderful frescoes representing scenes of the Trojan war and here were also founded many objects in silver, tableware now strored in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. The house owes its name to a picture of Menander, an Athenian poet, placed in the portico. The house belonged to Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus of the Poppei family, relatives of the Empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
The Large Theater of Pompeii was built from the Romans on the slope of a hill located in the area; they took advantage of the natural depression of the mountain to create a majesty auditorium divided into 5 sectors. On the stage were played tragedies of the Greco-Roman traditions.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Drop off at 1.000 mt high on the Volcano. Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. In 79 AD eruption destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Mount Vesuvius doesn’t stand alone. While the ‘main peak’ is named Vesuvius, there is another mountain which is attached to it, Monte Somma. is listed among the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Volcanologists and geologists alike agree that the next volcanic eruption is overdue and that when it does happen, it will be big. The layer of magma that lies beneath Vesuvius measures a huge 154 square miles; this is why scientists monitore the volcano’s activity 24/7.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Reach the crater's edge at 1.280 mt to admire a breathtaking panorama on the Gulf of Naples. The surface of the path is uneven, but it' ll be well worth it. Following the devastating eruption, it was named after the Roman God of the Flame and Metal Forgery – Vulcan
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Duration may vary due to traffic condition or unforeseen circumstances
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In case the Vesuvius will be closed due to bad weather, in alternative will be provided a panoramic tour of Naples and no refund will be offered
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: From the 6th August to enter the ruins of Pompeii, as per law, it's required the Green Pass, so make sure to have all the documentation otherwise the access will be forbidden.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento.
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Wear closed toe shoes as the terrain is loose and dusty." See review
  • "Try to do this in the spring or fall, as the heat can get quite uncomfortable, especially in Pompeii." See review
  • "The hike to Vesuvius can be tough if you are expecting, elderly, or have any sort of medical/physical constraints, but it is well worth it for the views and memories." See review

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Pompeii & vesuvius trip
Carole_M
, May 2022
Enjoyed wandering around the ruins.the driver was amazing negotiating those roads to Mount vesuvius. Worth climbing to the top to see the views. Our tour guide pasquale was very knowledgeable & kept everyone entertained.
star-5
Fantastic day
Anthony_A
, May 2022
Pompei and Vesuvius were both brilliant everyone should do this trip, the tour guides were really knowledgable and good fun we had a great day out.
star-5
Awesome
Glen_D
, May 2022
Great Tour . Our guide(Salvatore) was funny and informative. Took care to make sure everyone was together and heard all of the Information. Mt Vesuvius was amazing . Long tough walk up but if I could make it so can you .
star-5
The organization of the...
Suzanne_R
, May 2022
The organization of the tour. Time line,suggestions, tour guide all were good. Climbing up Mount Vesuvious was awesome too
star-5
Great trip!
Sarah_J
, May 2022
Excellent trip! Vincenzo was a great guide and even fitted in an extra visit of the museum so we could see the plaster cast figures in Pompeii (as part of the site was closed). Beware of the lunch recommendation- not great quality food.
star-4
An honest opinion.
William_M
, May 2022
Excellent tour of the excavated remains of Pompei! It is a 2 hour walking tour with no breaks, bathroom, or anything to drink. The guide was great and very knowledgeable! The 16 Euro meal you pay for after the tour was very disappointing. Choice of 3 vegetarian type pizza or a spaghetti with tomato sauce only. You do get a very small salad and a soft drink. I’m a meat eater, so I wasn’t happy with the food, but the 3 people with me were satisfied.
star-5
Splendid
Arvin_F
, May 2022
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
star-5
Pompeii & Vesuvius in a day
Nigel_H
, May 2022
Excellent tour. Well organised, informative and great value for money. The guides were friendly and experienced. Cannot fault the experience.
star-4
Great tour, very informative
Alanna_D
, May 2022
The main bus guide and ride was great and comfortable. We did hit traffic which set us back but wasnt detrimental. The guide at pompeii was difficult to understand due to the audio breaking up. The Pompeii tour was great otherwise. The Mt. Vesuvius climb was a bit of a workout as there arent steps just rock and gravel. Definately wear athletic/hiking shoes
star-5
Enthusiastic and fun...
Alex_H
, May 2022
Enthusiastic and fun guide led the trip in an organised way. Good tour of pompeii (but not with access to the museum part) with English speaking guide and we enjoyed the hike up Mt Vesuvius - was worth it for the great views! Recommend bringing hat and plenty of water as quite exposed during the tour/walk.

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