Mount Vesuvius Hiking Trip from Pompeii

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Experience Highlights

Experience a hiking tour of Mount Vesuvius from Pompeii, where you will have access to the Great Cone, the summit of the volcano, where you will be amazed by the crater that destroyed the city during the era of the Roman Empire, at an altitude of 1281 metres.

You will travel in a luxury air-conditioned minibus to the slopes of the mountain, and then continue your tour on foot until you reach the top. You will be accompanied by a volcano guide and enjoy breathtaking views of the island of Capri, the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento peninsula.

  • See the natural wonders and archaeological gems of Mount Vesuvius on this excursion from Pompeii.
  • Enter the Great Cone and take a photo at the edge of the crater that erupted in 79 AD and buried the Roman metropolis under lava.
  • Learn about the history of this iconic volcano, symbol of Naples, with a specialised volcanological guide.

What’s included

  • Hiking tour on Mount Vesuvius
  • Expert guide
  • Transfer by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entrance to the Vesuvius Crater

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Step by Step

Explore Italy's most iconic volcano on this unforgettable hiking tour of Mount Vesuvius from Pompeii. You'll set off from the historic city, emblem of the Roman Empire, to discover the natural wonders of this must-see destination.

You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus from the base of the mountain and uphill. After a stretch upwards, near the top, you'll alight to embark on a walking tour of the mountain's slopes.

You will walk through the geological formations resulting from its eruptions, the most recent being in 1944 and the most representative in 79 AD, when the event wiped out modern metropolises of the Roman Empire, such as Pompeii and Herculaneum.

During your excursion, you will be able to feel the essence of sulphur and see archaeological gems that have left their mark over the centuries, in different eras of mankind.

You will have free time to go at your own pace, following the trails that lead to the Great Cone, the summit of Vesuvius that you will access on this experience, where the volcanic crater is located at an altitude of 1281 metres.

Upon arrival you will get one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples, overlooking the island of Capri and the Sorrento peninsula.

Once at the Gran Cono, you will be accompanied by a volcanological guide, who will tell you about the grandiose history of the volcano and how it has been an enclave in the culture of Naples, becoming one of its most representative symbols.


· 307 Reviews
  • C
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    During my free time I was able to see several things that caused me great curiosity.
  • O
    (0 Reviews)
    Excellent way to get to know the place always paying your respects to those who are no longer there.
  • J
    (0 Reviews)
    Thanks to the small group size we had a more personalized experience.
  • J
    (0 Reviews)
    The guide was very patient and explained everything in detail, making the experience even more exquisite.
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