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Mt Vesuvius Tours

Looming above the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 and covered Pompeii in ash, preserving parts of the ancient city that can still be seen today. The volcano itself is still active—the only active one in continental Europe—and, though dormant, is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. Despite this, many visitors hike the mountain to see its infamous crater and are rewarded with stunning views of Pompeii, the Bay of Naples, and the surrounding Italian countryside.

The Basics
Mt. Vesuvius is easily seen from below, but a trip to the volcano itself provides the best understanding of the area and its impact on the region’s history. A hike up the mountain begins in Mount Vesuvius National Park, which has nine nature trails and allows for summit access. The crater’s lunar landscape is otherworldly, and the views are tough to beat. Many visitors combine a visit to the area with a stop in the scenic seaside town of Sorrento.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mt. Vesuvius is ideal for both outdoor lovers and history buffs.
  • Hiking is best suited for clear days when you can enjoy the views.
  • If you plan to hike, wear comfortable walking shoes. The paths are often dusty and rocky, so closed-toe shoes are best.
  • You can walk to the edge of the crater only with a certified guide.

How to Get There
Mount Vesuvius National Park is easily accessible from Naples via the Circumvesuviana train. The nearest stop is Ercolano, and from there the Busvia del Vesuvio takes you up the mountain. There’s also a local bus that runs from Pompeii. Alternatively, you can book a private or guided tour, which provides transportation, crater access, and insight into the history and details of ancient life in the area.

When to Get There
Though Mt. Vesuvius is visitable open year-round, the best time to go is in the off-season, October to April. Crowds and temperatures both rise during summer. Spring and early fall provide the best times to avoid the area’s potential fog.

The Eruption That Changed History
It’s impossible to understand the impact that Mt. Vesuvius had on Italy—and the world—without a visit to the nearby archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Though many people tragically died in the volcanic eruption, their homes and ways of life remain largely intact in one of the world’s best-preserved ancient sites.

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Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples, Naples, null
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Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples

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Experience legendary Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, the only active volcano in continental Europe, on this fully guided day trip from Naples. Visit Pompeii’s ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Day Trip from Naples with Lunch and Wine Tastings

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Explore the archaeological wonders of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius with an incredible food and wine experience. Benefit from skip-the-line, pre-booked entry to the ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
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Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples, Naples, Day Trips
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Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

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Visit the volcano that destroyed Pompeii on this fascinating afternoon trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples. Traveling to the top of the only active volcano in ...  Read more

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Half-Day Tour to Mt Vesuvius from Amalfi, Amalfi Coast, Day Trips
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Location: Amalfi, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Private Tour to Vesuvius and 3D Virtual Reality Tour of Pompeii, Naples, Half-day Tours
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Full-Day Private Tour to Vesuvius and 3D Virtual Reality Tour of Pompeii

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This tour combines a private tour of Mount Vesuvius with a local guide and a Pompeii tour with a licensed guide plus 3D virtual reality headsets. You will be ...  Read more

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Skip-the-lines private tour of Ancient Herculaneum and Volcano Vesuvius with local guide and ... 
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This full day tour includes a visit to the ruins of the Ancient city of Herculaneum - a city that has been covered and buried by the lava and ashes ...  Read more

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Get a close look at the iconic volcano that buried the city of Pompeii. Journey to the edge of the crater of Mount Vesuvius on a 4-hour guided day trip from ...  Read more

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Full-Day Tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento

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Spend a full day in the Vesuvian area visiting the archaeological site of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. With a shared group, you will enjoy a guided tour of ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Day Trip from Naples: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Cultural Tours
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Visit the top of the volcano that destroyed Pompeii nearly 2000 years ago. With a 7-hour guided tour, stroll through the streets of Pompeii alongside an ...  Read more

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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii, Naples, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii

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Guilty of decimating Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79, Mt Vesuvius looms over the Bay of Naples like a beautiful, silent menace. Stopped in their tracks by ...  Read more

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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