You will be picked up from your hotel or cruise ship in Sorrento in a private air-conditioned car for your Private Vesuvius and Pompeii Tour . A guide in your preferred language (Italian, English, German, French or Russian) will accompany you throughout the tour.
The drive to Pompeii is approximately 45 minutes. Your guided tour of Pompeii is approximately 3 hours.
There will be stops made for refreshments (payable direct) en route.
Pompeii is one of Italy’s most precious archeological sites. It is incredibly well preserved. The ancient city of Pompeii was suddenly wiped off the map in 79 A.D. ; buried under 6 meters of volcanic ash. Although most of the 20,000 inhabitants didn’t survive, much of their city did. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been carefully excavated to reveal its former glory.
Stroll down the streets grooved deeply from the chariot wheels, have a look at the amazing mosaics and murals and walk around the public baths. At the time of Pompeii’s height, the rest of Europe was still living in mud-huts and the Romans were enjoying central heating and saunas.
Next you’ll be taken to Mount Vesuvius. The ride from Pompeii to Vesuvius is approximately 30 minutes, and you’ll have 3 hours in Vesuvius. Vesuvius is an active volcano, the only active volcano in Europe at this time. It’s been about a hundred years since its last eruption. Vesuvius is steeped in history as it was this volcano that covered Pompeii in ashes in 79 A.D. There is a spectacular view of Pompeii from Vesuvius.
You will be taken back to your hotel/cruise ship in Sorrento, where your tour ends.