Half-Day Trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

Half-Day Trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
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$58.82
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

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 Naples.  On the drive from Naples, see Mount Vesuvius on the horizon in its unusual beauty. Drive through the National Park of Mount Vesuvius and journey up the mountain to stop at an altitude of approximately 3280ft (1000 mt). From there, climb up the mountain path that will take you to the crater. Take in the view of the bay of Naples spread below you and learn from professional volcanologists about the geology that led to the eruption of this devastating giant.

The maximum group size is 18-25 people. Tour includes round-trip transportation from central Naples hotels or the cruise port.

Begin your journey with pickup from your central Naples hotel or the cruise port at 12pm. Your driver will bring you by air-conditioned coach to Pompeii (approximately 30 minutes), before ascending up the mountain. After approximately 40 minutes, you will reach the highest point accessible by car, an altitude of approximately 3280ft (1000 mt). From here, you will begin your hike to the true top of the volcano--the crater.

The path to reach the crater is not difficult, but remember to wear good walking shoes--it is an uphill climb. After approximately 25 minutes, you will be treated with a chance to peer in to the heart of the volcano.  A unique experience to reach the most characteristic location of the region, climbing to the top of Vesuvius is the best way to enjoy the fantastic view of Naples and its bay.

Once at the top, meet the volcanologist guide of the National Park and hear about the many transformations of the mountain during its geological history. Hear tales of the history that connects the local people to its volcano. Understand how and why this force of nature was able to destroy the two cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD. After the 30 minute presentation with question and answer, you will have time to linger at the summit and take pictures of the Bay of Naples. The vantage point is unparalleled.

Tour ends at approximately 4pm with drop-off at your hotel or the cruise port.

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 Naples.  On the drive from Naples, see Mount Vesuvius on the horizon in its unusual beauty. Drive through the National Park of Mount Vesuvius and journey up the mountain to stop at an altitude of approximately 3280ft (1000 mt). From there, climb up the mountain path that will take you to the crater. Take in the view of the bay of Naples spread below you and learn from professional volcanologists about the geology that led to the eruption of this devastating giant.

The maximum group size is 18-25 people. Tour includes round-trip transportation from central Naples hotels or the cruise port.