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The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is famous for the calamitous eruption in 79AD, which buried the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Palazzo del Principe, 80044 Ottaviano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We weren't very prepared when we arrived at Pompei Scavi train station to make the trip to Vesuvius. There are several people around all promoting their tours and assuring you that theirs is the best. We chose one at random. I had read that you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ronpm
Reviewed 2 days ago

You must go - its amazing. Go early, we were there by 9 so it was cooler and empty. Talk to one of the rangers when you approach the crater for useful information.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DeriJohn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another boyhood dream came true when after climbing for about 15 minutes I reached the top of Mount Vesuvius. The views from up there are amazing and you can feel the beneficial energy of the volcano. Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the mainland...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank thirsty4health
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been twice now and I love it. We did Pompeii and Vesuvius in a day and it’s such a good trip. However make sure that you bring ur hats and plenty water and put plenty sun cream on. If I was you I’d try and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank charlottemxx
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to this trip. On arrival in our car we were charged €6 then €4 for a bus to the start and then charged €20 to enter. In total €30. This is not what the latest lonely planet guide states so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rswalker1969
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can get a bus from Pompeii train station that will take you nearly to the top. You can get your ticket for entry whilst leaving the bus. The bus costs €3.10 per person each way and the entry to vesuvius itself costs €10 per...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Peterwiddicombe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take closed shoes not sandals. It is climbing. Take lot of water with you or buy on Vesuvius. Inside there is a big hole, the biggest experience is that you did it and you saw the landscapes. Enjoy and take your time.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alberto112233
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a highlight of my holiday. My partner and I went on holiday to Sorrento and took an organised trip to Vesuvius with Tui as they sold us our package holiday. We got dropped 1000m from the summit and walked the rest of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Charlie123925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend a trip up this volcano views are spectacular Of note all reviews I read prior to visit had wrong prices - best way from Pompei is not organised tour you are paying €20 just for the transport but the regular schedule bus at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train to Ercolano (Naples-Sorrento line) and there is a tour company outside the station. €20 for transport & entrance fee. (You can also get bus from Pompeii which doesn't include entrance fee). The bus then leaves you to your own devices for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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HollyJane07
July 18, 2019|
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Response from Adrian R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are tours that will do both sites on the 1 day. The Vesuvius visit can be done in the afternoon and it takes you most of the way up. You have a walk of about 20 minutes to the crater. The Pompeii visit covers a... More
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Chap3455
June 16, 2019|
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Response from SuperTed19 | Reviewed this property |
We drove a rental car from Atina (wonderful little town), spent the morning in Pompeii (Alex Tours is excellent!), had lunch in Ercolano, climbed Vesuvius in the afternoon (no tour), had dinner in Naples (gorgeous sunset... More
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Laurie C
May 1, 2019|
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Response from nick w | Reviewed this property |
If you do buy the tickets on site just remember that the ticket office is not at the main entrance to the walk up the volcano just beyond the car park but instead is back down the road (about 400m away) on the bend below.
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