Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

Pompeii: Half-day Tour of Mt. Vesuvius with Skip-the-line

From $76.22 per person

Hike Mt Vesuvius with a shared transportation from Pompeii. Peer inside the still quiescent crater and enjoy the fantastic exploration of the most famous volcano in the world.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike Mt Vesuvius
  • Look inside the dormant volcano
  • Be amazed by the breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples
Full description
Hike  to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius, peering into the mouth of the most famous volcano in the world. You will be picked up in a shared transportation from Pompeii and driven to the base of Mt. Vesuvius. Your skip-the-line tickets will grant you speedy access to the route up the volcano whose immense force destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Climb this legendary mountain and have a look into the still quiescent deep crater. A 20-minute walk is required to reach the highest part of the crater. Once you reach the top, stand at the crater rim and bask in the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast, and more. The driver will assist you and tell you some of the most interesting anecdotes and stories of the area and it's fascinating, rich history. Pickup and drop-off at Pompeii ruins main entrance: Porta Marina Superiore.
  • Driving and assistance for the entire duration of the tour
  • Transportation by shared Minivan
  • Vesuvius skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • All fees and taxes
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at the main gate of Pompeii, Porta Marina Superiore, Via Villa dei Misteri 3. We will wait by the gate, just in front of the bar-restaurant Hortus with a lot of lemons and oranges hanging outside. We will have a sign with "Askos Tours" written on it. The meeting point is just few steps away the Circumvesuviana train station Pompei-Villa dei Misteri.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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The meeting with our guide Francesco at the main gate of Pompeii worked out great. We left on time for our tour, Mount Vesuvius. During the ride in the minivan, Francesco explained some interesting facts about the region and the volcano itself. After about half an hour we were at the highest point that can be reached by car. The ascent on foot took 30 to 40 minutes and was quite strenuous in the 34 degree heat. It is essential to wear sturdy shoes! But Francesco always motivated us and also took photos with us. At the crater we had 1 hour to explore. There are also opportunities to stock up on soft drinks. Then it went back again. We really enjoyed it. Francesco was a great guide, especially because of his wit and charm!

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July 9, 2021

Francesco was an awesome guide and we are very happy that we did that tour. He picked us up in front of Pompeji on time, was very knowledgeable, gave a great spirit with his music choice while driving up the Vesuvius and he really did a great job on the walk the way up. He kept the group together and made frequent stops to explain something so that everybody had enough time to catch breath again without the feeling to be the „slow“ one. You can feel that he is a great guide that enjoys what he does. It took about 30 min up and middle of Sept temperature was just fine. In the end he even dropped us off on the way back close to our accommodation what was great and not a matter of course as we experienced the next day. Thank you Francesco!

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September 22, 2021


Mit Francesco einen super Guide gehabt, der den Ausflug zu einem Event hat werden lassen. Pünktliche Abfahrt, sehr gut verständliches Englisch, die ganze Zeit gemeinsam mit der Gruppe unterwegs, viele interessante Fakten und Anekdoten erzählt und oben noch eine kostenfreie (ungefähr 20 Minuten dauernde) Führung mit einem Ranger organisiert. Wir sind sehr zufrieden und glücklich diesen Ausflug mitgemacht zu haben und Francesco als Guide gehabt zu haben!

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August 12, 2021

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