Enjoy a day visiting Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and a winery with private round-trip transportation from Naples, Sorrento, and other points in the Naples and Amalfi Coast region. Enjoy two hours at Pompeii to explore independently or take a guided tour (own expense), before continuing to a winery beneath Vesuvius, and hiking to the volcano’s crater edge. Private transport and driver included, with wine tastings, lunch, and admission fees at own expense.
Start with pickup from your Naples hotel, airport, or port at about 8am. Alternatively, select a pickup from Salerno, Sorrento, Pompeii, or select towns on the Naples and Amalfi Coast when you book.Settle inside your deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle with your private driver, and head for UNESCO-listed Pompeii, home to the ruins of the Roman city destroyed by Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. The archaeological park is of unparalleled importance and considered one of the world’s most revealing historical sites.On arrival, choose to explore independently or take a guided tour (own expense). Then, head inside (own expense), and enjoy two hours to explore this once-bustling place, buried under ash and pumice during the eruption. The ash has preserved much of the city as it was 2,000 years ago, so you can see mural-painted houses, intact streets, and Pompeii’s shops, brothels, and amphitheater to gain a true picture of life here in Roman times.After inspecting the ruins, reconvene with your driver outside, and make the 10-minute drive to Mt. Vesuvius. The only active volcano on Europe’s mainland, this mighty peak dominates the Naples coastline, and is ringed by vineyards and orchards.Head for a winery in the Boscotrecase area beneath the volcano, and enjoy a wine tasting and lunch (own expense). As you eat and drink, gain insight into the area’s winemaking heritage and the estate’s approach to wine production.Afterward, return to your vehicle and drive up Vesuvius’ slopes. Pay the entrance fee (own expense) and hike to the summit to gaze into the smoldering crater. Imagine the forces behind the 79 AD eruption, and admire the spectacular bird's-eye views over Naples and the Gulf of Naples below.Finally, relax on your return drive, ending your trip with a late afternoon drop-off at the original departure point.