Pompeii & Vesuvius Day Trip From Rome
The story of the ancient city of Pompeii is infamous, as its citizens and buildings were frozen in time by the volcanic ash of Mt. Vesuvius. This daylong trip from Rome will give you a comprehensive look at the city of Pompeii, with your experienced tour guide offering a wealth of information. A hike to the top of Mt. Vesuvius offers the unique opportunity to see the Bay of Naples from above and a chance to see Pompeii from the vantage point of its destruction.
Meeting Place and Time:
Meeting Place: Colosseum Metro Stop, Rome. See Map
Private Tour Bookings include pick up service from your hotel in Rome
Tour Start Time: 8.30am
Tour End Time: 6.30pm
Tour Concludes back at Colosseum Metro Stop
Private Tour Bookings include return service to your hotel in Rome
The Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour Experience
While Italy is home to thriving cities like Milan, Florence, and Rome, it also offers the opportunity to step back into time and visit relics of ancient eras. Perhaps the most famous example of this in Italy is Pompeii, the first century city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. This ten-hour day trip will give you the chance to see the ruins of Pompeii as well as the volcano that brought about its destruction. The haunting remains of Pompeii will be juxtaposed with the beautiful Bay of Naples, your reward for climbing to the top of Vesuvius.
Nearly two thousand years ago, the ancient city of Pompeii was frozen in time as volcanic ash from Mt. Vesuvius swept across the city and buried everything in its path. From the city’s walls and buildings to the eerie “death casts” of Pompeii’s citizens, you’ll see the ancient civilization exactly as it was ended in 97 AD. As you drive from Sorrento to Pompeii, your guide will show you the scars on the land that remain from Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption; this powerful reminder demonstrates the incredible scope of the damage caused by Vesuvius’ most infamous eruption.
For a different perspective on the historic loss of Pompeii, this tour includes a hike to the top of Mt. Vesuvius. Protected as an Italian National Park since 1995, this massive volcano still emits occasional smoke despite its official status as dormant. In fact, Mt. Vesuvius was the only volcano on the European mainland to erupt in the last 100 years. Nevertheless, there’s no need to worry – you won’t be in any danger as you climb this historic landmark. Multiple teams of geologists and seismic experts keep a close eye on the volcano’s activity.
The Bay of Naples
From the top of Mount Vesuvius, you’ll be treated to a truly stunning view of the Bay of Naples. Spanning across nine miles of the Italian coast, this Mediterranean gulf is home to the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida. The Bay of Naples has held strategic importance from ancient Roman battles to modern military conflicts; your guide will describe the significance of these conflicts as you look out from the top of Vesuvius.
A Premiere Experience
This day trip to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius packs in more excitement and information than the average tour, with an expert guide leading your every move. Don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to see both the preserved remains of Pompeii and the volcano that caused its demise.
This tour begins at 9:00AM and lasts for ten hours.