Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius  - Full day

After greeting your driver in the port of Naples we will make the short journey to Pompeii. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples as we drive around the foothills of the only live volcano on mainland Europe, Mt. Vesuvius. On a clear day you will also see the Isle of Capri and the peninsular of Sorrento.

During the journey your English speaking driver will discuss the area offering a wonderful introduction and pointing out all places of interest along the way. In no time at all you will be in Pompeii.

POMPEII including authorised Pompeii guide for a 2 hour tour !!

No waiting in line as your authorised guide has a fast pass to purchase the entrance tickets for you.

Step back in time and explore a Roman city frozen in a single moment, walk the streets and see where the Romans of 79 AD lived, worked, relaxed and entertained. Using their vast knowledge your guide will bring the city back to life through a detailed tour. 
Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire

This tour also offers a fun new way to experience Mt. Vesuvius – Mainland Europe's only live volcano.

Before starting your climb we transfer you onto a 4x4 (this is public transport so will not be private). Unused for decades this newly rediscovered road twists and turns up the green and rocky sides of Mount Vesuvius through the National Park. ** Please note that this route is very bumpy and not advisable for anyone with a severe bad back or pregnant ladies - we do have an alternative route so please mention in your reservation.

After a 20 minute drive in your military style 4X4 you reach the 1050 metre mark and are given time to climb to the crater. The uphill walk, depending on your speed, takes about 25 minutes – Comfortable, closed in shoes must be worn. Once at the crater you have an English speaking guide who will offer you an insight into this amazing volcano. You can walk about a third of the way around the crater where you can see inside, whilst enjoying spectacular views over the bay of Naples, even looking down on Pompeii which was destroyed by Vesuvius!!!

Your place on the 4x4 vehicle, entrance to the crater and the English speaking guide at the top is all included. As stated above we do have an alternative route where we can drive you up the public (less bumpy) road followed by a 30 minute walk on a different path where a bit more walking is involved. Please email us if you have any concerns.



2 hours guided tour in Pompeii
Visit the only live volcano in mainland Europe, walk right to the crater!
Optional stop in a cameo factory to see this fine art being hand crafted.


This is a physically difficult excursion involving a lot of walking, good shoes must be worn!!

If you want to create a group for this excursion just select the date on the calendar and then click on "Create Group" button.

Individual Prices per Group

  • Number of Passenger(s) Price per Person

  • 1 Pax 470 euro

  • 2 Pax 245 euro

  • 3 Pax 175 euro

  • 4 Pax 155 euro

  • 5 Pax 130 euro

  • 6 Pax 120 euro

  • 7 Pax 110 euro

  • 8 Pax 100 euro

The tour itinerary shown above is conducted by an English speaking driver who has been trained to give a tour along the route. They will share their knowledge and passion for the area, stop for the best photo opportunities and point out the places of interest. Your driver is not allowed by Italian law to guide you around the historical areas, monuments and towns where you stop.

The tour itinerary for shore excursions is based on cruise ships arriving in at, or before 08:30 and sailing at, or after 6:30pm.

For ships that sail before 6:30pm please email us first info@aptours.it so we can work out the changes to the itinerary to fit your ships schedule before setting up the tour. We will then add the changes to the notes section for fellow cruisers to read before they join the group.

We always base the tour itinerary around the ships schedule with number one priority to get you back to the port 1.5 / 2 hours before sail time.

Cancellation Policy:
The tour is confirmed the moment you either create or join a group. Any tour cancelled within ten days of the service date will be considered a late cancellation. APTours reserves the right to debit a 'late cancellation fee' in this event. The 'late cancellation fee' will equal the total amount of previously confirmed services. If cancellation is requested by e-mail no less than ten days before the booked date there will be no charge. Once you have filled out a reservation form and inserted payment information you agree to enter a legally binding contract with APTours.

Important Info:
Once you have signed up for a tour or created a tour, your name, mobile number, email address will be shared with others in your group. As a new member joins your group you will receive an update of group size and cost. As the tour is shared we must fix an itinerary and keep to a set time schedule. We ask guests to be punctual to all meeting points set by the driver to help the day run smoothly.