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Discover Pompeii and the still-active volcano that brought the bustling Roman city to its terrible end on this exclusive day trip from Rome. In a tour with an expert guide, you’ll see the most fascinating sights of the city, from plaster death casts to Pompeii’s fast food joints, stairs, beds and streets cut out by carriage wheels 2,000 years ago.
You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach with an expert English-speaking The journey to Pompeii takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. On arrival at Pompeii you will be taken on a 90-minute tour of one of the world’s most fascinating historic sites – a city literally frozen in time. Pompeii was once a prosperous commercial town and the center of an important wine-producing district. But on 24 August AD 79 Mount Vesuvius erupted burying the entire town under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.
During your time in Pompeii group sizes will be limited to 25 people or less with headsets for every visitor, so your guide will be easy to hear and interact with. You will also have the chance to climb to the edge of the crater of Mt. Vesuvius*. You can peer into the crater, which still fumes slightly. Vesuvius is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people who live around its base.
From the crater rim you will enjoy stunning views of the bay of Naples, Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Amalfi coast and more. Lunch (pizza and a drink) in a Naples pizzeria is included in your tour. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point.
*During the winter season and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you around the beautiful city of Naples instead.
About the Supplier: City Wonders are leaders in Italy tours and experiences. Their tours are insightful and entertaining with expert guides taking you around the city’s known as well as offbeat attractions. They believe in having a small group size to provide intimate experiences in all major cities of Italy.
Please make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
We are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours. We are also unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours.
On rare occasions, the summit of Vesuvius may close due to inclement weather. In this case, an extended tour of Pompeii will be provided or a visit to an alternate location (Archaeological Museum in Naples).
During the winter season and on days when Mt. Vesuvius is closed due to weather conditions, your tour of the past will take you to the Naples National Archaeological Museum instead
The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius is optional and requires a good level of general fitness to complete. The hike is uphill at a 14 degree angle and 20 minutes long (about 1 mile). The hike is prevalently on soft ground, adequate footwear is recommended. Those who choose may remain at the parking area and enjoy the views.
Infants under 3 years travel for free but needs to be specified in the booking. Please book child ticket for the infant.
Please specify any food allergies or intolerance while booking, under please note section of the booking form.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) Extra measures may be implemented due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering the venue. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.