Mt Vesuvius

Mt Vesuvius guided tours and excursions

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Things to do in Mt Vesuvius

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World-known for its eruption in 79 AD that buried some Ancient Roman cities such as Pompeii and Herculaneum, Mt Vesuvius is about 6 miles from the city of Naples and can be visited on a day or half-day trip from either Pompeii, Herculaneum or Naples.

Regarding the origin of the word Vesuvius, there are numerous hypotheses: there are those who attribute it to an Indo-European root, which means "to illuminate" or "to burn". There are those who see the origins in mythology and hypothesize a tribute to Hercules, and those who attribute the origin of the word to the phrase Vae suis! which in Latin means "Woe to his own!", an exclamation to indicate the well-known consequences of volcanic eruptions.

Vesuvius dominates and overlooks the Gulf of Naples, inevitably becoming one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. In fact, Mount Vesuvius is one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes and perhaps this is what makes it also one of the most fascinating. The area of the volcano has been protected as National Park since 1995.

Reach the top and take in the spectacular view across the Gulf of Naples. Then, turn your eyes to admire something even more incredible, the spectacular crater of over 200 metres deep. On the way back, don't forget to enjoy a delicious pizza or participate in a tasting of fine wines that the area has to offer.

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Mount Vesuvius Crater Tour with Lunch at a Vineyard
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Mount Vesuvius Crater Tour with Lunch at a Vineyard

This full day tour has a perfect pairing – a climb up to the crater of Mt Vesuvius followed by lunch and a tasting at a vineyard that grows Lacryma Christi wine. It'll bring you closer to the awesome intensity of mainland Europe's only active volcano and amaze you with life borne out of its volcanic soil.

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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Select Tour with Local Lunch
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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Select Tour with Local Lunch

A real history fest, this tour first takes you to Pompeii, which lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries. After a guided tour and a light lunch, you'll then visit the summit of Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano on Europe's mainland.

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Vesuvius National Park tour with transportation
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Vesuvius National Park tour with transportation

Book your Vesuvius National Park tour. You will be picked up at your hotel in Naples before heading to Pompeii to meet your licensed guide.

Duration from 3 hours to 4 hours
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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius group tour
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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius group tour

Leave from Naples to enjoy a full-day tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius.

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Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum tour with transportation
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Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum tour with transportation

Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum and walk up to the crater of the volcano that destroyed the town nearly 2,000 years ago.

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Pompeii and Naples day trip from Rome
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Pompeii and Naples day trip from Rome

Book your Pompeii and Naples day trip from Rome and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii and explore Positano in winter.

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Pompeii and Vesuvius volcano skip the line guided tour from Sorrento
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Pompeii and Vesuvius volcano skip the line guided tour from Sorrento

Discover Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius by booking this tour from Sorrento.

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Wine tasting experience on Mount Vesuvius with lunch
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Wine tasting experience on Mount Vesuvius with lunch

Book your wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius to visit a local winery and enjoy a 3-course lunch prepared with homemade products!

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Naples hop-on hop-off bus 24-hour tickets
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Naples hop-on hop-off bus 24-hour tickets

Explore Naples at your own pace with this panoramic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Get your tickets now!

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Pompeii ruins and Mt. Vesuvius volcano day trip from Naples
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Pompeii ruins and Mt. Vesuvius volcano day trip from Naples

Discover Pompeii and Vesuvius by booking this excursion from Naples.

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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius audioguided tour from Pompeii
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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius audioguided tour from Pompeii

Enjoy stress-free transfers, explore authentic itineraries, experience the benefits of visiting with a small group.

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Tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius from Naples
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Tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius from Naples

Enjoy a small group tour to the Pompeii excavations site with pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Naples. Enjoy lunch with pizza included in the price. Visit the Vesuvius National Park with its height of 1000 meters.

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Reviews Mt Vesuvius

3/5
Robert, 24 Apr 2024

“Rushed, not specified not suitable for pushchairs, had to manhandle pushchair around thus we got left behind so missed quite alot, this spoilt it. Earpiece not upto the job.”

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Sue, 22 Apr 2024

“Our guide was pleasant but not very knowledgeable. He used his few facts repeatedly which became comical but was frustrating. He was unable to answer quite basic questions.”

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Sherry, 08 Aug 2023

“Additional stops made under the guise of using toilets but there were to make tourists buy merchandise. Also spent an extra 1 hr 10 on the bus whilst collecting others and could have easily arranged to collect us later.”

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Lorraine, 29 Jun 2023

“The food was lovely, however my daughter had 2 strands of hair in her pizza.”

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