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Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

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Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Hike to the top of Mt Vesuvius on this half-day trip from Naples. Kick off with a pizza lunch before setting out on your adventure. Led by an expert guide, venture to the summit of the volcano made infamous by its eruption in 79 AD, leaving the city of Pompeii destroyed. As you journey upward, hear the history behind this natural wonder. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the Bay of Naples before heading back to your original departure point. 
  • Afternoon trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
  • Drive through Vesuvius National Park
  • Hike to the summit and peer into the crater of Vesuvius
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Naples
  • Narration by a professional driver-guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by shared air-conditioned minibus
Narration by a professional guide
Pizza
1 Soft Drink
Access to Mt. Vesuvius National Park (11 euros)
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This activity will end right where it started.Please insert your accommodation address in Naples (hotel, b&b, airbnb) in the "Special Requirements" section when booking, then call the local supplier the evening before your tour after 7PM to know your pick up time and if your pick up will be at your accommodation, nearby, or at our starting point.
Begin your half-day trip with pickup from your Naples hotel. Meet your local guide and stop at an authentic Italian pizzeria to enjoy a complimentary pie and a soft drink. Then travel by coach to Vesuvius National Park.

From there, hop out on foot and begin the hike to the volcano’s summit. As you go, your guide will discuss its notorious eruption in 79 AD and other fascinating facts behind the only active volcano in continental Europe. A medium-to-high fitness level is required for the climb.

 At the summit, take a thrilling walk around the crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). Peer down into the depths to see steam rising from the sleeping beast. Then soak up gorgeous, panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.

You will conclude your afternoon with transportation back to your Naples hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Join the group and have lunch in a typical Italian pizzeria to enjoy a pizza and a soft drink (included). You'll drive through the town of Torre del Greco to Vesuvius National Park, then hike to the summit of Vesuvius to take a walk around the eerie crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes! A medium to high level of fitness is required to complete the climb. From the summit, the panoramic views of the Bay of Naples have captivated visitors for centuries. Then, peer down into the depths of the crater to see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping, but still active, volcano. After that return to your coach and travel back to Naples. Your tour finishes at the start point in the afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for climbing Mt. Vesuvius
  • We require a minimum of 2 participants in total every day to operate this tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 participants for this tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transport is by coach: group sizes of up to 50 people
  • In case Mt. Vesuvius National Park is closed due to bad weather conditions and/or other circumstances beyond our control, you will be refunded the entrance tickets to the National Park
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note that for this tour, among the 4 languages available, the English language only is always guaranteed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Project Napoli Service
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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples?
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 Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-3
Short trip but good
Mikael_A
, Oct 2019
Overall it provided a well transportation from naples to pompei for lunch then a drive up the mountain. Other than that, no real commentary from guide on the mountain and history etc. Could be more. But overall well organized, guided spoke English very well and were energetic :)
star-5
Fantastic experience!
Ken_S
, Jun 2019
This tour was very well organized with expert guides. The views from th ed top of vesuvius were breathtakin .
star-3
The organization of the tour was not...
Ben-Zion K
, Sep 2018
The organization of the tour was not good. First we were taken from Naples to a restaurant in Pompeii. We set there for at least 1.5 hours, apparently waiting for another group that visited the site. Then we had a long walk to the bus to the Vesuvius. During the trip there was no explanation about the mountain, the eruption, nothing. When we arrived to the site we had to run very steep slope up the mountain to get to the top. There we were told immediately to go down, since the site was closed an hour earlier due to an event that took place there. Overall we spent half a day for few minutes at the site.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Please save yourself the money and...
Christy_I
, Mar 2018
Please save yourself the money and go your self yourself. The bottom line is that when the weather is horrendous rain, wind, cloud, snow this tour should NOT be ran. - But they take this risk! We were so apprehensive and worried as to why the tour continued, we had an awful experience with this company, did not see one thing and were told the whole time normally you can see this, but not today Infact the weather was that terrible I could not see my partner yards in front of me. I understand the weather is unpredictable and this is nobodys fault but as a large company, the morning of this tour they should have CANCELLED the tour for everybodys safety and Italian experience. The man who worked in the shop of the Volcano even told us he did not know why people were allowed to come up as it had been closed and just reopened due to that they thought the weather was going to be better - they were mistaken. It was dangerous, scary and a complete waste of time. Please find an alternative way to do this tour and do not book far in advance because if you get bad weather they will still continue the trip in dangerous conditions, take your money and you will be worried, you will NOT see one thing, no crater, no view, not even the person you are with.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very well organised tour and the...
Sapphira v
, Nov 2017
Very well organised tour and the best pizza we had whilst in Naples. The tour ladies were very kind and knowledgeable. They were also very patient with my mother who had hurt her ankle before the tour.
star-5
The tour was great and above...
Bobby B
, Oct 2017
The tour was great and above expectations with knowledgeable guides. What really took it over the top was the unfortunate fact that the summit was closed due to safety concerns of excessive winds blowing visitors and Viator offered refunds or retrips the next day. Thank you for a great experience.
star-3
Great experience to go up Vesuvius...
Sophie B
, Aug 2017
Great experience to go up Vesuvius however, the coach was far too hot (air conditioning!? What air conditioning?) The guide was not a tour guide; she pointed out 2 things on our drive up to Vesuvius, that's it! Not enough time to climb up the volcano either.
star-5
Pizza, drive to volcano, walk up...
Adrian D
, Aug 2017
Pizza, drive to volcano, walk up hill to see volcano, walk back down again. 1 euro to take a piss and some good well priced souvenirs on the way. Good.
star-5
AMAZING TRIP!!! excellent Tour guide...
James F
, Jul 2017
AMAZING TRIP!!! excellent Tour guide!!! once and life time experience -
star-2
Had they been telling us how the...
Neelakantan J
, May 2017
Had they been telling us how the tour will be handled we shouldn't have booked this tour. Instead of taking us direct to Mt Vesuvius, they collected us from Naples at 12.30, drove to Pompeii and handed over to one lady. After 10 min walking and 15 min waiting on the road side, she handed over us to another lady. Again walking for some 15 min in the sun, she herded us into a restaurant for a useless pizza I have never eaten such a bad margherita before ! No choice! and around 45 min waiting! Then, again walking to the parking lot and finally boarded the bus. At the base of Mt Vesuvius we were told you have one hour to go up and come back!! Overall a horrible experience. I advice people to use Circum Vesuviana to conveniently enjoy your trip.
star-4
Great trip! Make sure you are prepared...
Frank_A
, Dec 2016
Great trip! Make sure you are prepared for wind and lots of walking.
star-3
A van picked me up at the designated...
Tat A
, Oct 2016
A van picked me up at the designated location in Naples and transported me and others to have lunch at a restaurant near the Pompeii ruins. Afterwards, we boarded a much larger tour bus with another tour group for Mt. Vesuvius. We were given a time limit to walk up to the summit by ourselves, and they transported us back to Naples afterwards. It was windy and rainy that day so it dampened the mood a bit. Lunch at Pompeii was mediocre. The guide on the bus did give a small introduction about Mt. Vesuvius. I find that the only plus to this tour is the convenience of transportation to and from Naples. However, I also found out that people can go to Ercolano Herculaneum and book a tour to Mt. Vesuvius form there. I am not sure though of the cost and quality of those tours.
star-3
Great Trip however for the price I...
Molly H
, Aug 2016
Great Trip however for the price I would have liked longer at the top! 20 minutes isn't really long enough!
star-5
Fantastic experience with incredible...
Jeffrey H
, Jul 2016
Fantastic experience with incredible views from the top of the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Capri, the crater has smoking fumerols and the Broom plants that covered the volcano smelled amazing.
star-1
On the description of this tour, it...
Nicole D
, Jul 2016
On the description of this tour, it says the duration is 3 hours. It is not. The bus arrived at my hotel an hour before the scheduled time and the tour is in fact around Six hours. I had to leave after lunch because of my flight. This needs to be better organized.
star-5
The overall experience was more than...
Alberto_D
, Jul 2016
The overall experience was more than I expected. However, tourist should be given more time for the climb and enjoyment at the top of Vesuvius.
star-4
This was incredible. However, I...
Michelle M
, May 2016
This was incredible. However, I would strongly advise that the trek up up to the summit is not for the faint hearted. Because the path is extremely steep and long, a certain amount of fitness is necessary. I don't think that the lunch included in the package is necessary, however it was very tasty and the setting at the restaurant was lovely.
star-3
The directions need to be clearer...
Carolyn B
, May 2016
The directions need to be clearer when being picked up from the train station. We waited for 30 min for an unmarked bus in an area that is surrounded by busses. Lunch was good. The tour guide was nice. She spoke a bit about M.Ves on the bus but it was very minimal. Paying mostly for transportation.
star-5
The view at the top is fantastic...
Claire B
, Apr 2016
The view at the top is fantastic. There were a combination of guides at different times and it was a reasonably large group, however I had no issue hearing the guide. Air conditioned transport was perfect as it was an awfully hot day. The pizza meal to start the tour was a real treat.
star-3
The lunch was not good margherita...
Guilherme R
, Mar 2016
The lunch was not good margherita pizza with almost no cheese, the guide did not gave to much informations/curiosities and we had very few time at the top of Vesuvius. Totally recommend the trip to Vesuvius, but if you can do it by yourself you will probably enjoy more and spend less.

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