- Tour departs from your hotel!
- It is a 13 hours long tour.
- Tour is available on everyday, except December 25th and January 1st, at 07:30.
- Tour must be reserved with 1 working day advance
- We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months.
Cancellation policy: No penalty for cancellations up to one business day prior to departure. No refund for further cancellations and no show.
Vesuvius and Naples
Your tour bus will leave Rome in a southerly direction on the "Highway of the Sun" crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as "Castelli Romani". Along the highway you will see the imposing buildings of the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino, Benedict of Nursia's first monastery. The Abbey of Monte Cassino is noted for the famous 1944 battle, during the Second World War, which almost completely destroyed it. It was rebuilt after the war, and was newly consecrated in 1964.
Upon arrival in Naples, your tour will take you to the hill of Posillipo from where you'll enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples and the towering volcano Vesuvius. You'll then descend towards the port of Mergellina and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia with the impressive Castel dell'Ovo.
Your city tour continues across the historical center to see Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the San Carlo Opera House, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing medieval castle Maschio Angioino.
Upon leaving the city, your tour bus will cross the fertile valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Herculaneum, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before finally arriving at the "Apa" cameo factory (brief visit) where your specialist guide for the visit to the volcano will join.
As your tour bus drives up the climbing road, your guide will start pointing out the geological characteristics of the Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex and talk more generally about the Vesuvius National Park. The road ends at 1,000 meters/3,280 feet, and you'll climb on foot up to the "Great Crater" where your visit of the volcano continues. Once at the edge of the crater, there's the opportunity to look down into the gaping hole, and to see the magnificent view across the Gulf of Naples, one of the most celebrated panoramas in the world.
There will be a short stop to taste some of the most traditional products from the Vesuvius National Park before being accompanied back to Pompeii to the "Oro & Pietra" (“Gold & Stones”) Show Room where you'll surely find a lovely souvenir.
At the end of your visit, just relax and sit back in your comfortable tour bus – you'll be back in central Rome in about three hours.