Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Hike with Lunch and Wine Tasting
In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted in what remains one of the most massive, destructive volcanic eruptions in European history. The city of Pompeii, located five miles from the volcano, was buried in four to six meters of volcanic ash, which has served to perfectly preserve the city's ruins.
Today, the city and the now-dormant volcano have become prominent tourist attractions. On this day-long tour, visit the city of Pompeii and marvel at the famous archeological site and preserved ruins. After this guided tour through the city debris, drive up to Mount Vesuvius itself, where you'll dine at a local Italian restaurant.
While dining, learn about the rich history of Italian vineyards and the production of myriad regional wines. And yes, taste-testing is encouraged!
Finally, you can go on a natural hike to the crater of Mount Vesuvius. Once you reach the summit of the volcano, you'll be rewarded with unparalleled, breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. It's the perfect culmination to your Italian experience.
Please Note: The entrance fee for the Pompeii (approximately 16 EUR per person) is not included in the tour price.
Reviewer: Meredith Newton
The visit to Pompeii was very interesting and informative. We really enjoyed our tour guide and all she shared with us. The 2 hours spent at Pompeii flew by. Next we stopped for lunch, which was very slow. The others in our group had pizza in their package and had finished eating by the time we got our pasta. We never received the cheese board mentioned in this description. Over all the restaurant food was good, but it sucked up a lot of our time. Mt. Vesuvius was a more strenuous hike than as described and a few of the older people in our group did not go up very far. We did not have time to go to the top as our tour was running short on time and missing the boat was not an option. Over all we enjoyed the tour, but I would probably skip a sit-down lunch next time to be able to complete the Mt. Vesuvius hike and not be rushed.