From Naples: Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour w/ Lunch and Wine

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8.75 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line, pre-booked entry to the ruins of Pompeii with an official local guide
  • Visit the most famous wine producer on Mount Vesuvius for a wine tasting and lunch
  • Hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius and take a look inside its still active crater and admire the panoramic views over Naples
Explore the archaeological wonders of Pompeii and the imposing splendor of Mount Vesuvius with an incredible food and wine experience you won’t find anywhere else.
What to Expect
Uncover the marvelously preserved ruins of the ancient city Pompeii on the only tour that combines an in-depth guided visit to this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, a trip up the volcano responsible for its existence, and a delicious lunch of the region’s most cherished recipes paired with 6 superb locally produced wines. Your imagination and palate will delight on this thrilling day spent in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius with expert local guides, great food and wine, as well as an itinerary that will take you to these acclaimed sights directly from the heart of Naples. First, you’ll meet up with your expert local guide in the center of this fascinating southern Italian city and hop aboard a comfortable private coach to head straight to the archaeological area of Pompeii. Your guide will prepare you for everything that’s in store for you, sharing the captivating stories and history behind the fateful day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius exploded in one of the most catastrophic eruptions ever, covering the area in a thick layer of ash and rubble. Once you get to Pompeii, you’ll benefit from a skip-the-line, pre-booked entry and the expertise of an official local guide. Walk through the main streets of this former port resort, just as the ancient Romans did. The stones are still worn with tracks from the chariots that tread them nearly 2000 years ago. Visit the forum, the center of Pompeii’s political and social life, the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the violent eruption that destroyed the city, as well as take a look inside intact dwellings complete with porticoes, mosaics, and frescoes. The city’s baths and gymnasiums will also impress you as you look across the millennia at a moment frozen in time.

After Pompeii, hike up the lush slopes of Mount Vesuvius itself to meet its most famous wine producer for a tasting of 6 fantastic native varieties produced from the volcanic soil right beneath your feet. Enjoy an inviting 3 course lunch of some of the region’s most delectable culinary delights, including cheeses, cured meats, pasta with local piennolo heirloom tomatoes and a mouthwatering pastier napoletana pastry dessert with ricotta cheese and fruit. Admire sweeping views from the terrace over the surrounding countryside, and visit the vineyards and cellar with a careful explanation of the grape varietals and each step in the winemaking process from the family that owns them. From here, you’ll finish your ascent to the edge of Mount Vesuvius’s crater. Take the chance to look an active volcano in the face on this 20 minute hike where you’ll get to look inside the caldera and take in the most breathtaking panoramas of the day. You’ll see Naples, the bay, and the island of Capri from a height of over 4200 feet, as well as bask in the pristine nature that surrounds you. Jump on your private coach again and enjoy the drive back to Naples as your guide winds down the day satisfying your every curiosity. This is Pompeii and Vesuvius as it is rarely experienced.
What's Included
  • Tour as per description
  • Entrance ticket/ reservation fees for Pompeii excavation site
  • Entrance ticket/ reservation fees for Vesuvius volcano
  • Guided tour of Pompeii in groups no larger than 25 pax
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Round trip transport from Naples in an air-conditioned bus
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Wine tasting with lunch (includes 6 wines and 3 course lunch)
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Meeting Point

The meeting point is at Naples Central Train Station, outside the Starhotel Terminus main entrance, at the corner of Piazza Garibaldi and Corso Arnaldo Lucci. With your back to the main entrance of Naples Central Train Station, cross the street to Piazza Garibaldi and you will see the Starhotels Terminus on the far left. Your guide will wait for you outside the entrance of this hotel. Arriving by metro (all lines): Get off at the "Garibaldi" metro stop and take one of the exits leading you outside. With your back to the main entrance of Naples Central Train Station, cross the street to Piazza Garibaldi and you will see the Starhotels Terminus on the far left. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking so comfortable shoes are recommended
• Regretfully guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments cannot be accommodated on this tour
• Strollers or baby carriages on group tours cannot be accommodated
• In rare case of inclement weather or strikes, the crater of Vesuvius may be closed to visitors. If this is the case, an alternative visit to the Archeological Museum of Pompeii will be included or an alternative of equal value
• 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 so 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

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Product ID: 72940