Duration: Full Day
Duration: Full Day
As a first attraction we visit the excavations of the former city of Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Ancient life came to an abrupt halt in 79 A.D. due to the volcanic eruption. For centuries Pompeii was sealed under a thick layer of ash. New discoveries are constantly being made that make us understand the life of the once rich city.
You will stroll through the cobbled streets with sidewalks, as they originate from antiquity and admire the water system for feeding the numerous fountains and the well-preserved houses with fresco paintings and mosaic floors. This gives you an impressive picture of the lives of the people of the Roman Empire.
Over lunch, you will learn the intense taste of the fruits and vegetables, which thrive splendidly on the volcanic soil. During lunch you can also enjoy the local wine grown on Mount Vesuvius.
After lunch we drive to an altitude of about 1000 m through the lush nature of the park to the crater of Mount Vesuvius. From the parking lot to the summit of the crater we need to climb about 300 meters of altitude on uneven terrain. In the area of the crater, volcano guides are required for safety reasons. Your guide will tell you the story of the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius on the hike and translate the explanations of the local volcano guide about the rock layers and fumaroles.
An unforgettable experience is the view from the 1300m high Vesuvius into the distance and into the mouth of the crater. They overlook Herculaneum, Pompeii and the densely built Gulf of Naples and get a glimpse of the fragility of our nature up close.
The indicated price is for your orientation. It was calculated for 20 participants. The calculation includes a private bus ride from Naples and a foreign language guide for the whole day. It will be confirmed with your request for a proposal.
The tour is organized for your group only. It is carried out with a locally licensed tourist guide in the requested foreign language (English, German, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, other). Choose from English, German, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Japanese. All participants will receive headphones.
Duration about 8 hours.
This product can only be booked as part of a complete travel program with hotel accommodation. Please let us know your requirements.
Mount Vesuvius is a dormant volcano that is well guarded. Still, there is a risk. It may happen that the park is closed at short notice and the tour is canceled. We have to live with that risk. For the tour and ascent to the volcano you need comfortable shoes and some stamina. The tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Special arrangements can be made for small groups.
Pick up from your hotel by bus with tour guide and drive to Pompeii
Start of the tour through the archaeological site Pompeii open-air museum. Detailed explanations of the buildings and life in the once rich Roman city.
Lunch at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. The tasting menu consists of a choice of regional seasonal products. The lunch will be accompanied by local wine.
Continue by bus to the Vesuvius Nature Park at an altitude of approximately 1000 m above the sea.
From the car park at 1000 m, we will enter the nature park with a volcano expert and our foreign language tour guide. It is a 300 m climb to reach the crater rim at 1300 m above the sea.
Once at the top, you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view over the Gulf of Naples and assess the danger of a volcanic eruption.
Return to Pompeii train station or back to your hotel in Naples by bus
End of the tour at your hotel