Skip the line Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour From Positano

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Skip the line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour From Positano
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From $717.20

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Pompeii is one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites, but getting there—especially from Positano—is no easy task. Simplify your trip during this full-day guided tour, which includes VIP pickup by comfortable, climate-controlled minibus. Enjoy enriching commentary on the mysterious ancient town, preserved by volcanic ash for almost two thousand years. You’ll also visit the infamous crater itself, where you can peer into the rim.
  • A full-day guided tour to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, from Positano
  • Get a first-hand peek at the infamous volcanic crater with a stroll to the rim of Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy free time to explore the stunning Bay of Naples.
  • Travel comfortably in a private mini bus, and listen to enriching commentary from your private guide

What's Included

  • Private official guide for 2 hours walking tour in Pompeii
  • Round-trip transportation with air-conditioning vehicle from Positano
  • Headsets for groups larger than 12 attendants
  • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
  • Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
  • Skip the Line Access
  • Lunch
  • Dedicated guide on Mount Vesvius

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Parking Garage Mandara
    Viale Pasitea, 82, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

    See you at the entrance of the Garage Parking Mandara located in Viale Pasitea nr. 82 in Positano (you will find the Agip petrol pump there ! ) next to the shop "boutique Luisa" We suggest to arrive at meeting point 10 minutes prior to the departure!

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

If your accommodation is reachable from vehicles, we'll be happy to meet you directly there; in case the hotel is not reachable the pick up will be at the closest meeting point.

What To Expect

Pompeii Archaeological Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Tempio di Giove Capitolino

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Macellum (Pass By)

Via dell’Abbondanza (Pass By)

Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lupanar (Pass By)

House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pompeii Archaeological Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Vesuvius National Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Vesuvius National Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • The duration and itinerary may vary due to traffic condition, weather or unforeseen circumstances
  • In case the Vesuvius will be closed due to bad weather we'll provide the refund of the entrance fees for the Volcano
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Traveler Tips

Good shoes are a must as the trail is often uneven and rocky.
The climb to Mount Vesivius is pretty intense but definitely worth it to see the scenery on top.


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Tour guide in Pompeii was...
Peter_S, May 2023
Tour guide in Pompeii was terrible.. left us after an hour and told us to wander the park I followed other tour guides instead .. they were much more informative Not worth the money
Long hot day, but definitely worth it
Alex_K, Aug 2022
The driver picked us up from the hotel and drove straight to Pompeii, where a guide was already waiting for us. The personal tour was fascinating and informative. We could tell the guide, Francesco, was genuinely passionate about the subject. After Pompeii, the driver took us to Vesuvius. The climb was challenging, but certainly worthwhile. After that, the driver took us back to the hotel. Long day, but a wonderful experience all around.
Absolutely Incredible Day - Highly Recommend
Miriam_P, Jun 2022
Our tour of Pompeii yesterday was incredible! We were picked up by Fabio, who was the kindest driver and wonderful person. He drove us safely to Pompeii and was a delight to chat with and even stopped on the way back for us to get gelato! There we met with Carmine, our tour guide who was fantastic. He knew anything and everything there is to know about the history of Pompeii. He was so passionate in the way he spoke about the landscape. He was such a kind hearted person and taught us so much. He answered every question we had. We are so happy we could get to know him and learn from him! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time. We loved every minute!!!
Book this tour!!
Stephanie_R, Oct 2021
This was a fantastic tour!! It’s difficult to get around in Positano so I loved that this tour handled all transportation needs. Our tour guide Roberta was knowledgeable and I loved her high energy. Pompeii is HUGE so she makes sure you see all the most important sites and is full of fascinating facts and stories for everything you look at. My husbands favorite part was Mount Vesuvius. You’re able to go right up to the crater! Be sure to bring a jacket, it’s chilly at that elevation. This tour was a nice change of pace from the Amalfi coast for something really unique. I’d highly recommend!!
Our guide was great!...
Alexander_R, Oct 2021
Our guide was great! Carmela was knowledgeable but not annoying. Planned our time perfect. She is the best! The restaurant- complete disappointment. Not organized, food is below mediocre. You have to beg people to bring you cheese to your pasta. I’d rather had sandwich from the vendor on the street.
Ornella and Luigi were...
Jacob_W, Sep 2021
Ornella and Luigi were great. I dont recommend drinking the wine for lunch if you are going to hike Vesuvius.
Amazing hospitality and genuine laughs
Jason_Z, Jun 2021
Hugo, our Pompei you guide, was extremely informative, patient with my photos, tailored the tour for us, and exceptionally personable with quick jokes. Salvatore, our driver, was a quiet, genuinely pleasant man with an easy smile. We enjoyed their company immensely and would recommend both to anyone and everyone.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Dear Jason_Z, thank you very much for your feedback ! Hugo and Salvatore will be very happy to know that you spent a lovely day in their company ! We hope to welcome you on board on your next adventure in Italy ! Kindest regards, Graziana
Do not miss!
Matt, Sep 2020
Roberta was a fantastic tour guide - very knowledgeable. Roberta was happy to help with any questions. With Vesuvius, it's 100% worth taking this tour as tour groups are dropped off much closer to the top and tickets are sorted for you.
An excellent day out
Ryan_B, Aug 2020
A brilliant day. A driver collected me from Positano and dropped me to Sorrento to meet the group/tour guide. Roberta, our tour guide throughout, was excellent. She made you feel very welcome and gave lots of interesting information. Pompeii was fantastic. Vito, our tour guide, was excellent. Be prepared to be walking for around 3 hours though (bring sun cream and water!). We had free time to eat in a variety of places before going to Mount Vesuvius. Hiking up Mount Vesuvius was a special experience. Thanks all for a great day!
Response from Host, Aug 2020
Dear R_B, thank you very much for sharing your experience ! We are very happy that you spent a lovely day with Roberta and Vito. Hope to welcome you on board soon ! Regards, Graziana
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour
Frederick_H, Oct 2019
Fabulous trip. Our guide, Rose was an excellent guide and did a great job. Highly recommend this tour
A must see!
Victor_K, Sep 2019
This was a great tour! Plenty of time in each place. Pick up and drop off was on time. Our tour guide Ornella was extremely knowledgeable. Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius is a must see.
One of my favorite experiences in Italy!
Azamanth, Sep 2019
This was one of my favorite experiences in Italy! The Pompeii archeological site was really cool and well preserved. The climb to Mount Vesivius is pretty intense but definitely worth it to see the scenery on top. Definitely recommend!
Excellent Tour
Michael_S, Jul 2019
Our tour guide (Gennaro) and driver (Carmine) were fantastic and really made every effort to make our tour enjoyable and memorable. They paid particular attention to the well being of our 2 young sons and were very inclusive of them .
Wonderful tour!
Craig_L, Jul 2019
This small group tour was everything we hoped it would be. Our tour guide Daniela was very nice and knowledgable. In the limited time we had in Pompeii, she took us to the most interesting sights and explained everything to us in great detail and so it was quite the educational experience. At Vesuvius, she explained the natural surroundings and we had time to wander around the crater and take in this impressive sight. Our driver Carlo got us around safely and punctually and we felt were in good hands. All and all, a very great day trip to one of the most fascinating archeological sights in Italy and a great chance to get up and close with a volcano. I would recommend this trip to anyone who's considering this. Thank you Daniela and Carlo for a wonderful day!
Trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius
Wanderer672869, Jun 2019
We really enjoyed this trip; the only downside was that our guide stopped guiding us when we reached Vesuvius and did the climb. (She stayed in the bus.) The tour would have been better if she had continued with us up the volcano and provided more geography/history commentary along the way.
This is the one to pick!
Jonathan_W, Jun 2019
Great day tour from Positano. Easy to get to meeting point in town, walkable from most areas. Save a lot of money over private transfers. Great tour guide for Pompeii. Our group was small in early June, 6 total in a big van. My Vesuvius was a fun hike up a well trodden wide path with good views. Right price point, drove straight to sites. Guide knew her stuff!
Too many people / inaccurate description
Phil_M, May 2019
Pompeii and Mt. V themselves are fabulous, but we booked a ‘small group’ tour. Well, there were around 25-30 people, it was very hard to hear out of the headsets and the pizza included WAS NOT part of the package. We all sat at a subpar restaurant and paid 14 EUR for either pizza or pasta. Our tour guide was super friendly, cute and knowledgeable. We both feel like we missed some key areas of Pompeii. I saw other tour guides talk about things that we did not hear. However, I was very grateful to have seen Pompeii and Mt. V.
Response from Host, May 2019
Dear Traveler, thank you for taking your time reviewing our tour. You can see from our website and brochures that the descirptions of the tours are accurate, the maximum number of passengers is 21, the buses longer than 8 mt cannot get into Positano, it's forbidden so we could not operate this tour with a bus of 25-30 people. The lunch /pizza is not included and thi is stated in all our webistes. Sometimes, due to the brokerage with some online sellers, there is a lack on information. Can you please contact us at activities@traveletc.it ? so we can figure out where did you book the tour and fix any issue. Pompeii is a huge archaeological site, and we should highlights all the "not to be missed" areas in 2 hours of walking tour, to explore the whole extent it can take more than 6 hours. We hope to hear from you soon. Kindest regards, Graziana
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
mikedT9470BU, May 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius tour. It was really interesting to be immersed in the history of Pompeii and imagine ourselves back in the time. Our tour guide Roberta was excellent and gave us a nice taste of the flavor of Pompeii. The trek to Mount Vesuvius was a long one, more walking and steeper than I imagined it would be. Good shoes are a must as the trail is often uneven and rocky. It is easy enough to do for anyone in reasonably good shape and the view on the way up and once you get to the top is nothing short of spectacular, well worth the trek. Lunch between Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius was a bit of a cattle call and the food was just so so, but it was inexpensive (just 14 euro) and we were hungry, so it was all good. The bus was prompt and comfortable and the drive from Positano was beautiful too.
Great tour & excellent tour guide!
Christine B, Mar 2019
I really enjoyed this tour. Amanuela (sp?) was our guide and she was great. Very informative and had a very sweet and funny personality. When I asked her about her experience, she said she's been doing these tours for 9 years, so I knew we were in good hands. She told us exactly what was going to happen during the tour and even though we were seeing the "highlights" of Pompeii - we gained a lot of knowledge from it. We had beautiful weather for Pompeii but it was more cloudy and cooler on Mt. Vesuvius. The climb to the top is definitely worth it (but also a bit of a challenge)! Overall - if you have a free day on the Amalfi Coast - I recommend this tour 100%.
Pompeii Trip
WYne_C, Oct 2018
This tour was well planned and very interesting. They arrived on time. Carmela was good tour guide with lots of information. Time was spent wisely seeing all the highlight. The walk up Vesuvius was a little challenging but definitely a must! They really could do without the pizza stop not worth it.

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