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Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour

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  • Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius tour from Sorrento
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Visit the ancient crater inside Vesuvius National Park
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Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour
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Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour
From $80.04
Overview
Explore Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius on a four-wheel-drive tour for an up-close perspective of this Italian volcano. Travel up the mountain in a 4x4 vehicle to Vesuvius National Park, where you’ll walk to the crater to learn about its geology and monitoring system. Then visit the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose excavations reveal what life was like just before Vesuvius erupted and covered the ancient town with its deadly flow.
What to Expect
Pick and drop off by minibus or minivan at your hotel, or at a nearest meeting point in Sorrento city centre, pick up exact time will be confirmed to you after booking (pick up is approx around 9:00 am).

Departure from Sorrento to reach Pompeii city archeological excavations (about 1 hour drive), in 2 hours a local licensed tour guide will reveal to you the secrets of this beautiful and charming ancient roman city destroyed by the eruption of the volcano in the 79 B.C.

You will discover the beauties of this roman archeological site walking through history: passing by Abundance Street, through imperial forums, temples, thermal baths, roman villas and theatres…

A break of about 1 hour will be arranged for lunch and rest  to recharge in order to proceed to the volcano Mount Vesuvius - National Park, located at about 5 kms distance from Pompeii archeological site. 

After the lunch/rest break, you will reach by minibus or minivan the Vesuvius parking area located at about 900 meters altitude, you will than start and enjoy on foot a beautiful walk up to the top of about 20 minutes, to reach the crater area at 1300 meters altitude

Once you will arrive at the top of the crater an expert Alpine-Volcano Guide will illustrate the monitoring and the history of its numerous and famous volcanic eruptions.

At about 5:00 pm you will start the transfer back to Sorrento and drop off.
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Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile
Exhausting by rewarding day out

We booked this trip before we left and found out that we would not be able to do the 4x4 trip as planned due to a fire on Mount Vesuvius from last years summer a couple of days before the actual trip would have been...More

Thank Julie G
Giovanna R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tours & More Italia, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear Julie G, thank you very much for taking your time to write your review on the Pompeii - Vesuvius tour with us and for undestanding. Consider that during peak season here all the most important Unesco sites like Pompeii and Amalfi Coast and Capri...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile
No 4x4

Only informed after booking that they couldn’t provide the 4x4 aspect of the trip due to a forest fire last year. Could have cancelled but decided to go ahead for what was an enjoyable day. Driver was good and views from top of Vesuvius are...More

1  Thank NandD2016
Reviewed May 28, 2018
Visit to Europe's only active volcano

After visiting Pompeii we returned to the railway station, where you can choose a tour to Mt Vesuvious. The office is location upstairs at the railway station. Very helpful staff and booking is easy. We choose the bus trip to Mt Vesuvious, just a short...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank hristopher J
Reviewed May 26, 2018
Deceived and Disappointed

It took 2 hours to get to Pompeii and the driver was very difficult to understand. Joined another group of 8 for 2 hours with a very good guide. Then we were supposed to be on our own for an hour lunch, and after, meet...More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank Susan E
Giovanna R, Direttore at Tours & More Italia, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear Susan E, we regret to read your dissapointed feedback regarding your Vesuvius part of the tour. Unfortunately, we regret but most of local drivers in Sorrento do not speak a very fluent english as well as our guides, they are supposed mainly to drive...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Mixed feelings

Was really looking forward to this in view of some of the reviews read before booking.Unfortunately we spent a lot of time in a traffic jam on way to Pompeii. This was frustrating as we knew from the previous day's visit to Herculaneum by train...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank LondonCristina
Giovanna R, Direttore generale at Tours & More Italia, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Dear Cristina, thank you for writing your feedback of your Pompeii tour. We read that you paid 15€ Pompeii ruins entry fee, please note that 15€ is the correct official price in 2018, therefore the guide collected the right amount from you in ordert to...More

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carlg522
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Response from Discover90617 | Reviewed this property |
It is not my tour, I was the tourist, however they did pick us up from our hotel.
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