The temple of Jupiter with Mount Vesuvius lying dormant in the background.
The temple of Jupiter with Mount Vesuvius lying dormant in the background.

Pompeii & Vesuvius Select from Sorrento

  • Experience Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in one trip
  • Learn about the town’s history from an expert guide
  • Climb to the crater of the volcano for spectacular views

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 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. 

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.” Lara Crowe, Destination Executive

Please note the excursion will not run on the following dates: 25th April, 1st. 11th May, 1st and 2nd June, 26th and 27th July and 14th and 15th August 

Price: From £112 per person

Operates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Duration: Full day

Start time: 8:30am approx

Included: Pick up and drop off (from central locations), professional guide, headsets, transport, lunch and entrance fees


To book this excursion, please call one of our Italy Experts. Please note that excursions operate seasonally and are subject to minimum numbers.

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