About Pompeii and Vesuvius Volcano Full Day Trip
After a comfortable transfer from Rome on an air-conditioned coach we begin our day high above the city and bay of Naples - on the ridge of the crater of the famous Mount Vesuvius. Infamous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3000000 people living in its immediate vicinity and the volcanos tendency towards explosive eruptions. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano and are visible on the winding road up to the top. From the parking area it is a 20 minute upward hike to the crater through soft volcanic ash and pumice - and the view from the top is well worth the while. After our adventurous morning well take a leisurely lunch break where you can experience the world-famous pizza Naples is known for. When you are ready to go its on to the highlight of the day Pompeii. Sitting in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius the now ruined city of Pompeii was a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences restaurants gyms and brothels. Walk Pompeiis main streets just as the ancient Romans did. The stones are still worn with tracks from the drawn carriages that tread them nearly 2000 years ago. Well visit the forum the center of Pompeiis political and social life as well as view the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the catastrophic eruption that destroyed the city freezing forever in time their last second of life. Join us on this comprehensive and fascinating tour of Pompeii and discover why this UNESCO World Heritage Site continues to shock and fascinate the 2.6 million people who venture here each year. Includes - All transportation from the meeting point and back - Ticket and reservation fees for Vesuvius & Pompeii - Expert English speaking guide - Headsets - Lunch includes Napolitan pizza and a drink Excludes - Hotel pick up and drop off - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - From November to March the Pompeii and Archaeological Museum Full Day Trip may be booked. - Infants up to 3 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation. - In rare cases of inclement weather the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. If this is the case an extended tour of Pompeii will be provided to our guests. - The hike up to the crater of Vesuvius is optional and requires a good level of general fitness to complete. The hike is uphill at a 14 degree angle and 20 minutes long about 1 mile. The hike is prevalently on soft ground adequate footwear is recommended. Those who choose may remain at the parking area and enjoy the views. - Temperatures on the Volcano may be a bit lower than temperatures on the ground a sweater or light jacket is recommended especially outside of the summer months. - This tour involves a fair amount of walking comfortable shoes are recommended. - It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points. - This tour has a minimum passenger requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call up to 72 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule. - This tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests. - Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.