Mt Vesuvius (A Small-Group Tour)

  • Port

    Naples (Pompeii), Italy

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Travel by coach along the Bay of Naples, stopping en route at a local cameo factory. You're headed to the foot of awesome Mount Vesuvius -- the only volcano on the mainland continent of Europe.

Mount Vesuvius is about six miles east of Naples, a short distance from the shore. It creates a beautiful landscape with the bay and Naples tucked below. Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79, destroying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing up to 25,000 people. It has erupted many times since, and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of three million people living nearby. The mountain has a tendency for explosive (Plinian) eruptions.

Leave your guide at the entrance to Mt Vesuvius. From there, you'll make your own way up to the crater rim and walk around it, taking in the eerie atmosphere of the smoking mountain. An alpine guide is on hand to interpret the volcanic environment and answer your questions.

Notes:

This excursion involves a significant amount of climbing. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Wear sturdy walking shoes.