Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius!
September 11, 2023
Only challenge was finding the guide at the port. Found out later than another cruise ship arrived late and that was the confusion. Warn folks that the climb on Mt Vesuvius is not short - especially on very hot days. Enjoyed every minute!
Reviewer: Bill Pridgeon
5 Stars
A Must!
July 21, 2023
Date: July 13, 2023 Wow! This tour was incredible (for the history and experience). Seeing the ancient site of Pompeii was absolutely breathtaking and brought history to life. The line to get in was very. very slow, but once we were in, we were golden. Our guide was amazing and we got to see a lot. Before heading to Mt. Vesuvius, we had a surprise stop at a pizza restaurant (probably why the entry fees were more expensive than stated). Pretty yummy. At Mt. Vesuvius, if you want to climb up, be sure you've got plenty of water and great shoes because you're walking up a steady incline (15-18% grade, I think I heard) on very loose gravel (and you have to walk back down). The views at the crater are just stunning. It is worth the climb, but it isn't easy.
Reviewer: Melanie
5 Stars
An Incredible Day
July 16, 2023
I was concerned at first. The port was so crowded with drivers, tour guides, and everyone else, so it was really hard to find Connie - of no fault of her own, she's just a little short. Once we gathered everyone together and got on our way, everything was smooth and completely enjoyable. Short ride to Pompeii in a comfortable bus, we met our two tour guides and divided up and had a wonderful (thought too short for me) tour of the ruins in Pompeii. I would love to come back and spend a couple of days exploring Pompeii. Afterwards, we took off to Vesuvius and stopped about halfway up the hairpin turn filled road to a beautiful mountainside restaurant where we enjoyed authentic Napolitan Pizza. Then off to Vesuvius. It was a strenuous hike, but well worth it. The panoramic views of Naples, Pompeii, Sorento, and Capri were absolutely breathtaking. Would do this tour again in a heartbeat.
Reviewer: Rodney
5 Stars
Was well worth it
May 25, 2023
We just returned form a recent NCL cruise from the Rome port of the Mediterranean sea with three Shore Excursions tours including the this tour Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius . It was an awesome day with them. Seeing Pompeii with a professional guide narrating with good headsets. Then we were taken to Mt. Vesuvius for a steep climb to the top of the crater that is optional. I was very impressed with Shore Excursions. They were very professional and offered essentially the same tour but even better than what the ship was offering but for a much better price. Their buses were all very clean and new Mercedes Benz. The guides were all educated in the subjects and local traditions and customs and spoke English well. I will use Shore excursions again on every cruise from now on when available.
Reviewer: Steve Krupp
5 Stars
Amazing experience
November 28, 2022
The expedia excursion was amazing. The guide was well educated on the history of Pomeii and Mt.Vesuvius. Our family had a lifetime of memories crammed into this exceptional day!!
Reviewer: Robyn Hollingshead
5 Stars
Fantastic day
August 25, 2022
8am port pick up. Francesco our “tour facilitator” was terrific! Told him we needed to be back by 4pm and was conscious throughout whole day to ensure we were! NOTE: you do pick up other patrons on route! We thought would have been just ship but we had @ 5 stops .@ 45 min before journey to Pompeii. POMPEII: massive! Could have spent entire day just here. Our guide was knowledgeable and weaved us theough the crowds to get better views. This place is a masterpiece. To imagine what happened here 2000 years ago and to be excavated with some prestine areas is nothing short or a miracle. LUNCH: Was not expecting to be included but WAS! Wonderful pizza lunch 1/2 way to Mt. Vesuvius. Beautiful scenery and food! MT. VESUVIUS: Wear RUNNERS! STEEP incline to top. Would not suggest for anyone with mobility issues. Ground is rocky terrain and switchbacks.. Worth the hike, take water.about 20 minutes at a solid pace. Booking stated “strenuous”. It is ! All in all absolutely amazing day .
Reviewer: Robyn Hollingshead
5 Stars
Slow Start
October 28, 2019
A good tour except for the very beginning. The bus had to stop to pick up ONE passenger who never showed up and after a half hour wait (apparently company policy) we finally got going. Can’t help but feel that we were short changed that half hour during our tour of Pompeii. Our guide was excellent but was rushed to complete our tour on time. Lunch was a great break and we had enough time to hike up Mt. Vesuvius. Our tour got back to the ship at the time stated.
Reviewer: Renata Hannila
4 Stars
A Full Day that was Great!
August 21, 2019
Pompeii was much bigger and more impressive than I imagined. Be prepared to hike up a steep incline on the mountain and breathtaking views (don't wear sandals and know it can take more than 20 minutes to get to the top).
Reviewer: Sean
5 Stars
Great day in Naples
August 12, 2019
We had a great day in Naples, when the entire familiy participated in this excursion. The logistics were flawless, and our guide in Pompeii was very knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Åsgeir Nord
5 Stars
Wonderful excursion
July 26, 2019
Our family of 8 took the Pompeii excursion out of Naples. A nice, air conditioned bus, very good excursion guide who spoke excellent English, plus a wonderful Naples lunch over-looking Naples Bay. Highly recommend this group for booking excursions, on the Celebrity cruise ship.
Reviewer: Ann Welton
5 Stars
Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius
May 31, 2019
Fantastic! Our guide for Pompeii was phenomenal, well-spoken and informed. Our guide for Mt. Vesuvius was great - even though we did not see the mountain/volcano/crater at all because of thick low-lying fog, we enjoyed our day and the pizza lunch was terrific!
Reviewer: Sara C Oakes
5 Stars
Pompeii Tour
November 13, 2018
We enjoyed our tour of Pompeii. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. There was some confusion between our bus tour guide and the actual guide of Pompeii at first, but they straightened it out. Definitely wear good walking shoes for this tour!! Hike up Mt. Vesuvius is not for the faint of heart. Worth the climb.
Reviewer: Becky Johnson
4 Stars
Great tour!
October 26, 2018
Our small group tour was fun and active for the day. We had to pick up a few others in a downtown area so that added to our time a bit but it did not change our itinerary. Wonderful tour of Pompeii and hiking Mt. Vesuvius. Highly recommend. Great fun and back to the cruise ship with time to spare.
Reviewer: kr
5 Stars
Loved the trip
September 17, 2018
Even as we had issues - a threatening storm meant we were shooed off the mountain by the park rangers not 5 minutes after we got there, the restaurant left me sitting without my entree while the rest of the table feasted - we still loved this combo of adventures. Pompeii is a fascinating site and our guide was very knowledgeable; the hike up Mt Vesuvius was somewhat grueling (we're in moderately good shape ourselves) but a really worthwhile challenge and we felt great about completing it!
Reviewer: Nancy B
5 Stars
Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius
December 26, 2017
Pompeii was amazing could have spent more time there but we pleased that we went to both Mt. Vesuvius.and Pompeii. This tour gave us the time to walk up to the top of Mt Vesuvius, The walking was on a smooth road but very steep. Just had to take your time
Reviewer: Cheryl
5 Stars
Wow amazing!
October 10, 2017
Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The sights were great and beautiful! You can't go wrong with this tour! The hike up to Vesuvius is tough, cold and windy! Make sure you bring a jacket. Pompeii was incredible. The amount of work excavating would have been incredible. Pompeii must have been a great place before it was buried by the ash and rock.
Reviewer: Gary Thorn
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
October 07, 2017
It was a wonderful tour. Everything was very well arranged.
Reviewer: Amy Sun
5 Stars
Okay guide, Great sights
August 10, 2017
The guide company was really just a person to collect your cash for entries to the various sights on the tour. Bonus was that they purchased skip-the-line tickets at Pompeii so we were able to get some extra sights in and the guide at Pompeii was AMAZING. At Mt. Vesuvius (due to unexpected traffic) we only had enough time to hustle up to the top and snap a few pictures. They got us back to our ship with more than enough time to pop into a few shops at port and board without hurry.
Reviewer: Serena Liou
4 Stars
Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius
June 08, 2017
What an interesting tour this was! We had a great time and the guides were very friendly and informative. The listing stated only additional purchase needed was for Pompeii but they also collected fees for Mt. Vesuvius. I advised Shore Excursions of this additional fee and they promptly refunded us the amount we had to spend for the Mt. Vesuvius entrance. They were super easy to work with. Thanks!
Reviewer: Misty Harman
5 Stars