Naples Shore Excursion Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip

Pompeii, Italy
Naples Shore Excursion Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Day Trip from Naples
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  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend a day exploring Mt. Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii while in port in Naples. Led by an expert guide, see the largest archaeological site in Europe as you tour Pompeii's Thermal Baths, Lupanare brothel, and the Forum. Afterward, break for a pizza lunch before hiking to the summit of Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for Pompeii’s destruction in AD 79. Peer into the mouth of the crater and enjoy sweeping views of the Bay of Naples.
  • Combined tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii: the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti's House, and Lupanare
  • Pizza lunch with drink included
  • Hike to the summit of Vesuvius and peer into the crater
  • Panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Naples
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship
  • Admission tickets to both attractions are included

What's Included

  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Pizza lunch with drink
  • Transport by shared air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide in Pompeii and on Vesuvius
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entrance Ticket to Pompeii Archaeological Site (18 euros)
  • Access to Mt. Vesuvius National Park (11 euros per person)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup point

  • Naples port, cruise dock.

Start time

09:45 AM

Pickup details

Pick up will be outside the dock of your cruise ship, driver will show a sign with your name on it.

What To Expect

Begin your day trip with pickup from your cruise port in Naples, where you meet your guide and travel to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii.

Upon arriving, embark on a guided tour through the impressive archaeological site, with stops at Vetti’s House, the Thermal Baths, the Lupanare brothel, and the Forum, each buried by volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in AD 79. As you go, hear the history of each site, as well as the full story behind the fateful day almost 2,000 years ago when the prosperous city was destroyed.

Afterward, relax with a complimentary pizza lunch, accompanied by a drink. Refueled, hop aboard your coach to Mt. Vesuvius for a climb to the summit with your guide. Soak up panoramic views of the Bay of Naples from the top, and walk around the crater at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). Don’t be surprised if you see plumes of steam issuing from the sleeping volcano as you peer down into its depths.

Your day trip concludes with transportation back to your original departure point.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Naples port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Vesuvius National Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for climbing Mt. Vesuvius
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We require a minimum of 2 participants in total every day to operate this tour. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 participants for this tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Transport is by coach: group sizes of up to 50 people
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that for the Mt Vesuvius part of the tour, among the 4 languages available, only the English language is always guaranteed
  • In case Mt. Vesuvius National Park is closed due to bad weather conditions and/or other circumstances beyond our control, you will be refunded the entrance tickets to the National Park
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Naples port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
  • On the path of the volcano guide is provided by the national park on request
  • Lead Traveler's document ID picture required (tour purpose only)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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 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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Traveler Tips

This tour needs to start at least an hour earlier than it did.


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A Great excursion from Naples.
David_M, Sep 2023
The excursion was excellent. We took a bus up to Mt Vesuvius and hiked to the top for the amazing views. Then on to an excellent tour of Pompei. Lunch was excellent. Them main improvement would be for the tour to provide some cool water. It was a very hot day and a nice cool water after the hike and again after walking around Pompei would have been excellent. .
Pompeii and Versuvius Great Memories
Clare_H, Aug 2023
Very well organised, Verauvius in the heat was hard, but Limoncello shop stop before made it easier, great tasting and surprising ingredients! Pizza lunch break also ideal, fantastic, huge pizza! Pompeii guide Miguel was great, lots of fun and made sure we stopped in the shade wherever we could, very eye opening. A fantastic memory moment. Rosa made it very easy to fit it all in plus get back before the ship sailed.
What an amazing...
Catherine_O, Jun 2023
What an amazing excursion. Rosa was great and kept everything organized. They say you get a slice of pizza, but the pizza was like a medium size in the United States. It was delicious. The tour at the Volcano was good and Pompeii was also amazing. Our tour guide Mikael was funny and very informative. I would rate this a 10 :)
ShirleyM_G, Jun 2023
Guides were professional. They managed time we’ll and responded to questions easily. Especially nice was the attention Michael paid to the children. He kept them close to him and made sure they were able to ask questions.
cazd, Jun 2023
Terrible trip. Unorganised and chaotic. Too many random pick ups and stops. Being told there’s no toilets so they take you to their friends shop (whose toilets are filthy), when there are toilets. Being stopped and searched by the police as they don’t have the right documents. Chaos getting people back to the ship - we were all late. Guides leaving halfway throughout the trip or not being provided. Like others have said, the total amount you get at Pompeii is shocking…we got 50 minutes!! And Mt.Vesuvius not much better, it also takes longer than 25 minutes to the top and round the crater unless you’re young and fit! Wouldn’t recommend using this company as a shore excursion, too stressful. Also put me off Viator who recommended this trip.
A bit chaotic
Megan_P, May 2023
This was our first group tour, and probably our last. We were not impressed. Our excursion was a full seven hours+, and in that time, we only spent one hour and fifteen minutes at Mt. Vesuvius, and one hour and forty five minutes touring Pompeii. There was so much time wasted being shuttled to different pick up points, shuffling people from one bus to another, and the service providers arguing about things. It was really frustrating especially when they have you standing waiting for twenty minutes and then say “Hurry up, we don’t have much time.” One group barely made it back in time to their boat, and that was after we were all out on a smaller bus and sped crazily back to the port. Also, no one communicated that we would not have access to a toilet for almost five hours, nor did they seem to care when we complained about that. We had six people in our personal group, so this was an expensive tour. We’d have been a LOT better off hiring a private taxi or car to drive us around, both financially and experientially. This was really unprofessional. Lastly, while our tour guide at Pompeii was knowledgeable and funny, he also fixated his commentary on the brothels and phallic symbols around Pompeii to a degree that was unnecessary, especially given there were nine children in our group. Poor taste in my opinion.
Pompeii is amazing- we...
Emily_H, May 2023
Pompeii is amazing- we just wish we had a little more time. You could walk around for hours and this tour only gave you 2. It was very informational and the guide was great. We probably didn’t need 1.5 hours for lunch. The walk up to Vesuvius was worth it- we are experienced hikers so it wasn’t bad but I think other people were surprised at the difficulty. It was a great day!
Excellently organized tours to 2 sites
Gordon_S, May 2023
Very well run tour from Naples. We arrived on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Minor issue, it was difficult to find the tour leader off the ship as her instructions weren’t clear. After some messaging in Viator, we figured out the meeting spot. We went in a group of about 20 to Pompeii first and met with a passionate Pompeii guide. He led us through numerous sites with detailed commentary the whole way. Pompeii was much larger and fascinating than I imagined. We then had a lunch with a choice of cheese pizza, salad, or gnocchi with a tall can of pop. The pizza was a giant portion and tasted great. We went to Mount Vesuvius next and about 1 hour of free time. It wasn’t enough time for us to make it to the top unfortunately and we were in good fitness. With an extra 30 minutes, we could have made it. It was a strenuous uphill hike on a dirt path with many loose rocks. Appreciate this tour was run efficiently as we were split up in groups throughout - some people were going to different spots like Sorrento and with different languages. Got back to the cruise port just a bit later than expected and experienced driver got through busy traffic very well.
Could use better time management
Cendall_C, Apr 2023
This is the second time I have done this tour, but this time around I was sharing the experience with my parents (in their 60s) and my son (3yo). I felt the first time was much better organised.. I knew the meeting point from my previous tour, yet I still managed to be one of the last to check in for the tour - the nondescript list of names for people on the tour is very hard to miss amongst the sea of tourists and taxi drivers all vying to drum up business with offers of day trips to various places. We got underway with little fuss once everyone was checked in (we weren’t the last, even though we were technically late). At Pompeii things got hectic. We were separated into groups based on where we were off to for the afternoon.. we were part of a smaller group with just 5 others and felt quite neglected in getting organised with headsets etc and being given guidance on how long we had for free time/toilet break near the meeting point. We were so neglected that we nearly got left behind. Our guide was full of incredible knowledge, but we were stationary for long periods while he spoke. This was fine to a point, but we had a 3 year old in a pram so we wandered a little just so he could keep moving. Our pram was a sports one so tackled Pompeii pretty well, but no consideration was given to us by the guide in terms of alternate routes to take to get to a particular room or building he wanted to show us. We were often left to hurriedly take our son out, fold down the pram, carry it through doorways (some were tight, even with the pram folded up!), pop him back in again and find the group who were often out of range of the audio headsets by the time we were done. The guide ran way over time but we were torn between wanting to keep learning and wanting to get to lunch. He wrapped up the tour by hitting on one of the 20-somethings of the group, asking to become Facebook friends so that they might meet up during her holiday. Lunch was delicious, though we only had 12 minutes to eat by the time we finished with our guide at Pompeii and the food was delivered. Not ideal with a 3 year old.. My mother and I were looking forward most to the climb at Mt Vesuvius but were disappointed in how hurried this was. We were not given adequate time to get to the top at all. On the bus ride back to the cruise ship we learnt that only 2 people made it to the top and they are experienced trail runners who jogged up to the top! The bus ride back was terrifying! Our driver was speeding around the tight turns coming down the mountain. At one point I could see the speedometer and we were doing 110km/h in a 50km/h zone! I was never more thankful than when we arrived back at the cruise ship!
Parts of tour were good
William_P, Apr 2023
Tour group was huge. Bus was comfortable and our tour guide on the bus was OK. Tour guide at Pompeii was very good. Pizza lunch was terrible. Weather did not cooperate. Average tour.
Astonishing Pompeii and Vesuvius in a day
David_K, Oct 2022
Really great day that we enjoyed so much. Brilliant Pompeii finished off with a lovely pizza before being zipped off to conquer Vesuvius.....well the last 200m anyway. The hosts were great and made sure that we got back to our ship in time despite very busy traffic in Naples
WOW Pompeii
Cynthia_M, Oct 2022
Pompeii was much larger a city than I thought. The ruins just went on and on. Needs to have more of the people casts on premises.
Great tour
Michelle_S, Jun 2022
We didn’t realise we would be climbing Mt Vesuvius and although it was steep, it was well worth it. Pompeii was sensational but so much to see and take in we will have to go back.
Great day
John_B, Jun 2022
Very efficient tour. There was very little wasted time. Make sure your shoes have good tread on them for the hike up Mt Vesuvius. There was loose gravel. There were little shops at two points up the mountain. They had drinks and souvenirs. You could pay with Euros or credit. Pompeii is very hot if you go in the summer. Buy a bottle of water before heading in.
Outstanding and professional
Letizia_B, Aug 2020
Tour indimenticabile! Andrea, la nostra guida a Pompei ce l'ha fatta vivere in un continuo parallelo coi nostri giorni, bravo oltremisura! Elisa è stata una accompagnatrice estremamente professionale e preparata, pick up vicino all'hotel con mini van super nuovi, trekking sul Vesuvio istruttivo e affascinante, vale assolutamente la pena! Risotto totale delle normative anti Covid! Grazie per questa splendida giornata, impossibile organizzarla da soli. ------------------------------ We had the most extraordinary experience, exceeding all expectations. Andrea was outstanding during our visit to Pompeii, stimulating our knowledge of the ancient Roman life, with respect to nowadays: an extremely interesting point of view to visit this enchanting place. Chapeau. Trekking on Mount Vesuvius is fascinating: we have learnt a lot thanks to the local guides and the view from the crater is breathtaking. Elisa was extremely competent and professional, the anti Covid measures all applied when necessary and the pick up offered by brand new mini van to limit the personal interaction. I loved this tour to bits! Big thanks to all.
Pompeii and Vesuvius a must!
cjparker2019, Sep 2019
This tour was amazing and educational. The guide Eliza was over the top informative and very accommodating to everyone and I'm a tough customer.
Mount Versuvis and Pompeii
Danielle_H, Aug 2019
Excellent tour from start to finish. We really enjoyed the entire day. The guides were really informative.
Good Tour, minor flaws
David_G, Jul 2019
The tour and the timing of the tour were great. You see the sites you need to see, you have a decent lunch and the we were back to our ship on time. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke clearly and the technology (microphones, etc) worked well. My only complaint was the lack of clarity on the meeting point to start the day. The port in Naples is insane when a ship arrives. Tour companies and taxis are climbing all over each other. There were not detailed instructions on where we would meet in this mayhem or how the tour would identify itself. So, one family was lost and late causing the whole tour to start about 15-20 minutes late. Other than that, I would certainly say the tour was well executed and would recommend it.
Be aware of what you are getting
Kevin_D, Jul 2019
We started out as a small group from our ship but then wasted 25 minutes waiting at the train station for a family of four. Once we got to Pompeii, we were merge with more people to form a very large group. Our guide did a good job of explaining things, but it wasn't at all what we thought it would be. Then more than 50 of us walked to lunch, which was one pizza or one spaghetti plus 1 drink. Okay, but not really great. They transported us to Mt. Vesuvius and dropped us off. If you wanted to walk to the top, fine. If not, you could set and wait. You could get water on the bus for 1Euro a bottle. Then they drove us back to the port. The best part was the pick up and drop off were right outside the port. It was great to see the sights, but you need to know what "all inclusive" means and what you do and don't get.
Great to see both of these, but it started way too late and gave too little time
Barbara_L, Jun 2019
This tour picked us up at our ship's dock at 9:45am, much later than every other tour we had on a 12 day cruise. We then proceeded to spend another hour picking up various other tour participants at hotels all over the city. The tour of Pompeii was a very nice overview, but if you really want to see it in depth, you will need more time. We then had a nice lunch and got to have original Neapolitan pizza and wine (there were other choices for those not wanting pizza). We then took a long drive to Mt. Vesuvius (the hike did not start at the bottom). We were given very little time to hike to the top, so it was rushed (and difficult, and I'm an experienced hiker). They put me and my family back on a separate van to ensure we got back to our ship on time (we had to be back by 5:30pm), which I appreciated, but that gave us even less time than everyone else. I would have enjoyed Vesuvius much more had we not been so rushed. This tour needs to start at least an hour earlier than it did.

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