The destroyer and the destroyed – visit this perfectly preserved Roman town and the smouldering volcano that buried it in ash thousands of years ago.
Our full-day excursion takes you first to Pompeii, around 45 minutes from Sorrento. On arrival at the site, you’ll be handed a headset and your local guide will lead you in the footsteps of the Pompeians, through its villas, forums and baths, hidden under ash since 79AD.
After your tour, you’ll stop for lunch (payable locally) and travel onto the imposing Mount Vesuvius, mainland Europe’s only active volcano. You’ll climb to around 1,000 metres by coach, before disembarking for the final climb up to the crater itself. When the weather’s clear, the views across the Bay of Naples are spectacular. Once you’ve filled up your camera’s memory card, you’ll board the coach for the return journey to Sorrento.
During low season, warm clothing may be required for Vesuvius. Closed shoes or trainers are recommended.
We say: “This is a great way to see two of the area’s biggest attractions in one tour. Since the excursion is a whole day, there’s plenty of time to see everything (and at Pompeii, there’s a lot to see!) and really make the most of the experience.” Anna Vickers, Content Editor
Price: From £43 per person
Operates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
Duration: Full day
Start time: 7:20am approx
Included: Hotel pick up and drop off (from central locations), professional guide, headsets, transport.
Not included: Entrance fees, lunch.
Compulsory entrance fees (payable locally, approx.): Pompeii €16, Vesuvius €10
To book this excursion, please call one of our Italy Experts. Please note that excursions operate seasonally and are subject to minimum numbers.
13 Day selfguided multicentre from £1,519 per person
Journey by rail through some of Italy's most iconic destinations, combining the ancient city of Rome with visits to the beautiful seaside towns of Sorrento and Taormina.