the Shadow of  THE VOLCANO
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POMPEII RUINS · Mt. VESUVIUS
A thrilling journey to discover two magnificent sights deeply tied by a tragic fate!
Hike around the crater of one of the most powerful volcanos of the world, and explore the roman city buried under its ash almost 2000 years ago!
keyboard_arrow_right Walk through the streets of POMPEII, almost 2000 years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Only here you can discover a real Roman city from the past: the houses, the baths, the frescoes – everything is so well preserved!
keyboard_arrow_right Hike to the very top of the Mt. VESUVIUS, and walk around the crater of the massive volcano that erupted in 79 A.D. and buried the surrounding areas under its ashes.
info_outline WHAT TO EXPECT
We will collect you at the time we agreed from the address you are at (airport, train station, accommodation, etc.) and take you on the Pompeii - Mt. Vesuvius sightseeing tour.
The fun starts now! We will begin from the drive leading to the first stop of the itinerary and some interesting chat to introduce you to our beautiful area.
Considering the minimum duration of the tour (7 hours) you should be able to spend approximately 2.5 hours in Pompeii and 1.5 hours on Mt. Vesuvius. This is just an approximate estimation, since driving time is different depending on pick-up/drop off location and traffic conditions. However, like for all our tour options, the driver will agree with you the length of each visit step by step, to create a flexible tour that will make you enjoy your time to the fullest! So no need to hurry to follow a pre-arranged schedule, no time limits, no fixed plans!
Once arrived in Pompeii you find out you really love it and want to spend more time there? No problem! To stay in the time/price agreed we can shorten the time on Mt. Vesuvius, skip the second stop, or extend the time of the tour (by paying a supplement for the extra hours).
After your itinerary is completed, it’s time to say goodbye! We will take you back to the same location we collected you from, or a different one if required.
lightbulb_outline TRAVEL & PLANNING TIPS
While planning your experience we highly recommend considering some factors:
Tickets can be bought online in advance; this could be a good trick in order to not waste time
in queue during your visit.
· Pompeii Ruins: skip the line tickets can be purchased from the official website ↝ TICKETONE.IT
· Mt. Vesuvius: you can easily get entrance tickets once arrived there, since it is fast and also safe in case the site may be forced to close without prior notice (bad weather, landslides, etc.)
Please note: tickets are NOT included in the tour price.
keyboard_arrow_right What about lunch? If you’re looking to visit the sites in depth, we recommend having just a quick snack between a stop and the other to maximize the visiting time; however, if you don’t mind, it is possible to add lunch in between by slightly shortening the other stops or by extending the time of the tour (by paying a supplement for the extra hours). If you’re looking for a more slow-paced experience including lunch, check out our a Tipsy ARCHAEOLOGIST option.
keyboard_arrow_right What to wear? A comfortable outfit will be perfect to explore the sites! You want to be sure to have a hat and/or sunscreen since you will be visiting outdoor sites for most of the time. Athletic shoes are recommended to walk on the uneven pavement of the ruins and to enjoy and not-too-hard hike around the crater of the volcano.Length, time and rates can change depending on starting/ending place. Extra hours to be added on the day are subject to availability.