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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii

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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii

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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Explore the incredible excavation sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the volcano that buried both cities in the first century, on this private tour. Drive to nearly the top of Mt. Vesuvius for a walk to the crater. Travel back in time to see what remains of Herculaneum and Pompeii, both cities remarkably well-preserved by the volcanic eruption. If you'd like to know more about the history of the sites, upgrade your tour to include a guide.
  • Climb to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius from the uppermost parking area
  • Explore the archaeological excavation sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii
  • Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans in these well-preserved cities
  • Upgrade to include a tour guide at the archaeological sites
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Bottled water
Accommodation - Port - Train station - Airport pickup and drop-off
Professional guide (if option selected)
Tickets to Pompeii and Herculaneum (if option selected)
Food and drinks
Tickets at Mount Vesuvius

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: if streets allow, straight from your accommodation, otherwise at the spot accessible by car closest to your accommodation. Cruise docking (if coming on a Cruise ship) in the Naples area, Salerno & Amalfi coast area, Sorrento's area. From the train platform (if you come by train).
Dates: Daily
Return point: Pickup point or any different requested drop off point located in the area of the excursion


  • Naples Airport, Naples Italy
  • Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport, Via Olmo, snc, 84092 Bellizzi SA, Italy
  • Sorrento Airport, Sorrento Italy


  • Naples
  • Sorrento
  • Positano
  • Amalfi
  • Salerno

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Car + driver - no guide
1/28/2020 - 1/23/2023
Monday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Tuesday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Thursday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Friday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Saturday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Driver + guide no tickets
7/5/2021 - 1/23/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Car & Driver min 4 pax
2/26/2020 - 1/23/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Driver&Guide o-b
1/28/2020 - 1/23/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Driver/Guide. No tickets Ves.
8/23/2021 - 1/23/2023
Monday:07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Tuesday:07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Wednesday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Thursday:07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Friday:07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Saturday:07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Sunday:07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Driver/Guide. Tickets excluded
8/23/2021 - 1/23/2023
Monday:07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday:07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday:07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday:07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday:07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday:07:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If passenger are on a Cruise ship, at time of booking, They must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius - Herculaneum - Pompeii.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Though there are soft drink stands and sounvenir stores at the crater, carry plenty of liquid for the climb up and down and use the toilet at the base of the volcano before you journey up." See review


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Trip of a lifetime!
, Dec 2021
It was my dream since I was young to finally visit Pompeii and Vesuvius and my husband was very excited to see the Herculaneum ruins (definitely a must see!) so this tour was perfect for us! Antonino was communicative before the trip, arrived on time, and drove us around in style. He was so friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and made the whole day go by in a flash. We couldn’t visit Vesuvius because it was too windy (they weren’t letting anyone to the top) but we were able to drive to the hiking path and take in the views of the volcano on the way to the top as well as breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples! As we walked through the two sites, he knew exactly where to take us to see the most popular and most interesting areas and showed us some hidden gems. He stopped to take photos of us through the day so we had some memories to take home, but we will never forget the incredible wealth of historical knowledge he shared with us. He even quizzed us along the way - haha! Book this tour!
Life in 60 AD
, Sep 2021
Our driver and guide was so knowledgeable, that we really felt like we could see how people lived almost 2000 years ago. He Pompeii and Herculaneum come alive for us.
Great tour
, Sep 2021
We had a great experience. Our tour guide was Tony if you do this tour ask for him. He was excellent! We learned so much on the tour
Enjoyable trip
, Aug 2021
The sites (Pompeii and Herculaneum) are splendid, but we could not visit Vesuvius, it was fully booked. The driver was very nice. The price was too expensive.
Great tour
, Jul 2021
Thank you to Celestina from the Homa family! We all had a great time, and learned a lot about the ruins.
Vesuvius and Pompeii day trip
, Jul 2021
Antonino is Incredibly knowledgeable , considerate, and friendly. The sights speak for themselves. Hiking to the crater rim is a little challenging but well worth it.
Fantastic experience
, Jun 2021
Fantastic experience. Thank to Antonino for his infinite knowledge and love for his city. He was flexible and accommodating
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Grazie a voi! Prima di tutto per aver mostrato di possedere una pazienza "biblica". Vivete in una terra magnifica (Costa Azzurra), apprezzata in tutto il mondo, non solo per le bellezze naturali, eppure neanche per un attimo avete ceduto alla possibile tentazione di fare paragoni di qualsiasi sorta. La vostra gentilezza, generosità e signorilità sono rare. A.E. A drive into the blue.
Must do tour! Fabio was an excellent driver and the guides at the sights were also good
, Oct 2019
We were three couples traveling together staying at a villa in Amalfi. We wanted to go to Herculaneum, Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius but didn't want to drive ourselves and we wanted tour guides at the archaeological sites. This tour was perfect! We were picked up on time and drove to the sights in a spotless, comfortable Mercedes van by our excellent driver Fabio. He negotiated the very curvy and narrow roads safely while giving us information about the area. Our first tour was of Herculaneum by our very knowledgeable tour guide Hector. We saw the entire site and he provided us with a wealth of information but it was not overwhelming. He was great! We next visited Pompeii which was very crowded. Our tour guide was Daniele. We didn't see as much of Pompeii as it is very large but we were told a lot about it. We did a lot of walking but unlike our time at Herculaneum, we didn't feel that we saw all that we could. I think you'd need a lot more time to really experience Pompeii as you should and we were limited to two hours. We plan to go back. Next, Fabio took us to a winery where we had a tasting lunch. It was great and they took good care of us and got us in and out quickly so we could make it to Mt Vesuvius in enough time to climb to the top (you drive most of the way). It takes about an hour to climb to the top, look around and take pictures and then walk back down. It's a steep climb but we made it! Then we asked Fabio for a recommendation of a restaurant and he took us to one in Ravello at a hotel (I believe it was the Ravello View Hotel) and the food was very good. They arranged for a taxi to take us back to our villa in Amalfi after dinner. This tour was perfect for what we wanted to do. The communication with the tour company was also very good. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience, fantastic tour guide and driver
Pratik A
, Oct 2019
Enjoyed every minute of this tour. Can’t recommend this enough if you are looking to properly see Herculaneum and Pompei. Our driver Massimo was excellent and was happy to accommodate our requests - we chose to go to a winery for lunch and this was easily accounted for. Fantastic experience, must do!!
WOW! Such an amazing time!
, Jul 2019
Tony picked us up early and gave us interesting information about Naples as we drove through traffic and on the way to Herculaneum. He was just plain amazing all day long and made the tour exceptional. I highly recommend getting the guide. She was so interesting and knew everything you could think to ask about, as well as knowing exactly what portions of the locations to take you to so that you can make the most of the time spent there instead of wandering around on your own. We also loved going to Herculaneum first because it was so much less busy than Pompeii. We enjoyed spending more time there and just hitting the highlights of Pompeii. Tony was amazing yet again during the trip up to Mt. Vesuvius, telling us more interesting facts about the volcano and then getting us close to the top for the easier amount of walking. I couldn't recommend him enough. He made this one of the best days of our two week trip. This is for sure one of the best tours I've taken on Viator.

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