Naples Shore Excursion: Mt Vesuvius Half-Day Trip from Naples

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Don’t miss Mt Vesuvius while in port in Naples! After a scenic drive through Vesuvius National Park, follow your guide on a 1-hour hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius while hearing about the volcano's legendary eruption that destroyed Pompeii in the year 79 AD. Enjoy sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and peer into the crater of this active volcano — a thrilling sight!

When your cruise ship docks in Naples, your guide will pick you up from the cruise terminal and take you on your shore excursion to Mt Vesuvius. Learn about the history of this infamous volcano as you drive to Pompeii and then to Vesuvius National Park, arriving about an hour later.

Hop out and follow your guide on a moderate 1-hour hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius, at 3,900 feet (1,200 meters). Imagine the volcano’s infamous eruption in the year 79 AD that completely obliterated the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Today, though it's currently dormant, Mt Vesuvius the only active volcano in continental Europe.

When you reach the top, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the Bay of Naples that have captivated visitors for centuries. Then walk around the volcano’s rim and peer into the crater to see plumes of steam issuing from the depths below.

After some time at the summit, follow your guide back down the mountain and then relax on the drive back to Naples.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Naples port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to mt vesuvius (10 euros)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Pizza
  • 1 soft drink
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)