Without visiting Mt. Vesuvius, the lethal volcano that caused it all, you can’t really understand Pompeii. But on your own, doing these two enormous sites in one day can be exhausting, confusing… or impossible! Let an expert bring you right to the best that both have to offer. Your guide brings the ancient city to life in Pompeii! While on Vesuvius, learn the volcano’s secrets from a Vesuvius Volcano expert! It’s Pompeii as you’ve never seen it before.
Vesuvius sights included:
- Highest point of Mt. Vesuvius crater
- Descent into the crater
- Panoramic walk atop Vesuvius, with spectacular views of the Bay of Naples
Pompeii sights included:
- Plaster-cast remains of Pompeii's doomed inhabitants
- Gladiator's barracks
- Big Theater
- Small Theater
- Porta Marina
- The Basilica
- The Temple of Apollo
- The Roman Forum
- Pompeii's Main Street
- Roman Bakery
- Thermopolium (an ancient restaurant)
- A Roman "home"
- Thermal baths
- A Roman brothel (Lupanare)
- Building of Eumachia
- Panoramic walk along the city walls, with views over the ancient port
Why take this tour?
- Gain VIP access to (and an elite understanding of) Mt. Vesuvius and its crater, thanks to your Vesuvius Volcano expert
- Get all of your questions answered and experience both sites come alive intimately with this private walk
- Hear dramatic tales of Pompeii's famous residents—"bodies" frozen in time
- Visit both Pompeii’s must-sees and go off the beaten path to see the best the city has to offer
- We include a private round-trip transfer from Pompeii to Vesuvius and back
Few places send shivers up your spine like Pompeii. The thriving Roman city met its fate in 79 A.D., when the looming mountain in the distance (surprise… a volcano!) erupted. The ash from Mt. Vesuvius buried the bustling town… along with many of its inhabitants. For hundreds of years, the city would remain hidden beneath the earth, not to be rediscovered until the 18th century.
That disaster created a miracle...
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Note: Pompeii may close certain sites included in this description to all visitors without warning. In that case, we will substitute the site listed with a similar site.
This tour involves a fair amount of uphill climbing, as well as walking on stone and ash. Please wear comfortable shoes and sensible clothes!
What is the best way to reach the Pompeii archaeological site?
By private vehicle transfer:
The most comfortable, convenient and fast way to get to your tour on time! You can book a transfer service from Rome directly to the meeting point. The vehicle waits for you at Vesuvius, then brings you to Pompeii, and then returns you back "home." See the available upgrades for this tour.
By train from Rome:
First, take a train from Rome (“Roma Termini”) to Naples (“Napoli Centrale”). You can view train times, prices and book your tickets in advance on www.trenitalia.com.
We recommend taking the fastest train, Frecciarossa, which takes 1hr, 10mins and costs about 58 euros per person, each way, in first class, or 45 euros per person, each way, in second class. The slower trains cost less, but run less frequently and are less clean and less comfortable.
Once at the Napoli Centrale train station, take the Circumvesuviana train, which you can access directly from the Naples station. Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour and cost around 5 euros for a round-trip ticket, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes. For more information about the Circumvesuviana train schedule, please view: http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en/Orari.
By train from Sorrento or Naples:
Take the Napoli-Sorrento Circumvesuviana line. Trains leave about every half hour and cost around 5 euros for a round-trip ticket, arriving at the Pompeii Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop in about 30 minutes. For more information about the Circumvesuviana train schedule, please view: http://www.vesuviana.it/web/en/Orari.
Price includes: Round-trip transfer from Pompeii to Vesuvius. Entrance tickets and reservation fees to the Vesuvius Park, special access to the highest point of Mt. Vesuvius accompanied by a Vesuvius Volcano expert. Entrance tickets and reservation fees to the Pompeii Archaeological site.