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Pompeii Ruins & Mt Vesuvius Volcano with Lunch from Rome

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Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mt Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 20 to March 31. During this time, the hike is replaced with a visit to the iconic City of Naples. We’ll take a panoramic bus tour and have some free time to walk around the city centre.
You'll start at
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, ItalyAt the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A). Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue City Wonders polo shirts or jackets to be easily recognizable at the meeting point.
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  • Pass by City Wonders
  • 1
    Pompeii Archaeological Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Vesuvius National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Book ahead to guarantee a spot on this popular tour from Rome
  • Hike to the summit of Mt. Vesuvius with a guide who knows the way
  • Learn about the ancient sites from your guide
  • Don’t worry about entrance fees—they’re included in the tour price
What to Expect
Your tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius starts with pickup in central Rome.  Board an air-conditioned vehicle, and make the ride over to Mt. Vesuvius. At Mt. Vesuvius, your guide leads you on a hike to the top of the old volcano. At the top, catch sight of the Bay of Naples, and sights inside the crater. Please note from late November to late March, you’ll explore the National Archaeological Museum of Pompeii instead of the short hike.  Afterward, take a break and enjoy a pizza lunch before making your way over to Pompeii—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Roman city. Once you arrive in Pompeii, follow your guide on a tour, and learn the history of the area. See the Forum and Teatro Grande as you go. Your tour ends with a ride back to Rome.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guided tour
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Lunch
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
  • Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Temperatures on the volcano are usually lower than temperatures on the ground; a sweater or light jacket is recommended.
  • On rare occasions the crater of Mount Vesuvius may close due to adverse weather conditions or stikes. If this happens, you will be offered an extended tour of Pompeii, a visit to the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii, or a visit to Mount Solfatara, a volcano located in the Phlaegrean Fields near Mount Vesuvius.
  • Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour.
  • From late November to March the Vesuvius isn't accessible and it is replaced with a visit to the city of Naples with panoramic bus tour and free time.
  • The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius requires a good level of general fitness. The walk is uphill at a 14 degree angle and takes roughly 20 minutes.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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One of the best tours I’ve been on! The day starts with a three hour bus ride to Pompeii. The bus is clean and Julio, our driver, made everyone feel safe and comfortable. At Pompeii, Enrico did an amazing job of bringing history to life. He was warm and very witty. The tour
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Left Rome at 7.30 with a +-3 hour bus trip with one comfort/espresso stop. 2 hour tour around Pompeii provides a good overview of this remarkable ancient site - could have spent the whole day exploring. The guide was informative and entertaining. Lunch of pizza - the Margarita
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We booked our tour through our hotel in Sorrento. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew how to get us to the less crowded areas. it was amazing to be able to walk around such an ancient site
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On a quick trip to Rome we were with a group of friends and wanted a one day trip to Pompeii. This was a cert efficient trip and Giacomo made it very enjoyable. He was quite informative and gave us good information on the way to Pompeii. We then enjoyed a two hour walking tour
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This tour was very educational from start to finish.it was a good even pace and not being rushed.Our tour guide at pompeii was very funny and kept the interest of travellers going.this guys are highly recommended and trip was well worth it.will be going back there again and
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Lauren S
Great trip
One of the best tours I’ve been on! The day starts with a three hour bus ride to Pompeii. The bus is clean and
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Elisabeta was amazing
Very knowledgeable and passionate about Vatican state and all the history of Rome. Amazing experience
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Oscar was very funny and gave great insights
Great tour. Just the right amount of time. "Skip the line" is worth the cost. I believe that there are simply too
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Alba was brilliant
Me and my partner went on the 16th of Feb. Our tour guide was alba she was fantastic very friendly and
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Lynn S
tour was easy to find and well organised. 25 people in the group-I saw another setting off at similar time so
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Pam B
Colosseum & Forum
Very interesting tour, full of facts and information. It is very intensive and lasted longer than anticipated as
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Excellent tour of Colloseum & Forum
Our guide was Emanuela M. She was very informative and had a good sense of humour. We enjoyed the 3 hour trip.
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Totally recommend this amazing tour of the Coliseum
This tour must not be missed. Excellent guide (Guiseppi) hugely knowledgeable,entertaining and enjoyable to
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A Vatican Tour to Remember
Utterly charming and so knowledgeable. He was not just phoning it in. Such a lovely chap - kept us all captivated.
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Key West, Florida
Colosseum tour/Palatine Hill/Roman Forum
I went on this tour with my 21 year old son, who is spending his spring semester in Rome. He had not yet seen the
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