Mt. Vesuvio, a famous Volcano

Tour Number

Activity Level

407114


Categories

Other, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Enjoy a walking around the crater.


Mount Vesuvius is famous as the volcano that erupted in Roman times (A. D. 79) and buried Pompeii.
The volcano is just 6 miles from the modern city of Naples and is a very popular visitor attraction with a lot of visitors coupling a half day at Pompeii with a visit to Mount Vesuvius. It is one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes. It has an eruption cycle of about 20 years and the last eruption was in 1944.
Vehicles do not go to the top but will drop you off at an altitude of around 1, 000 mt.
The trail to the top climbs just under another 200 mt.
For most people in reasonable condition it's no problem but if you are not 100% fit or have a medical problem you may want to take advice first.

The most common mistake by tourists is simply not to come prepared. Many turn up in T-shirts not realising that it is a lot colder at this altitude than on the coast.

Itinerary

We will reach together the starting point.
At road's end, there is an official ticket desk/building and a shanty town of bars and restaurants before you get to the entrance to the track up to the crater.

** Note, best assume there will be no toilets available during your entire visit!

After paying for the ticket and going through the ticket barrier, there are 15-20 minutes grind up a wide gravel path. The path is not steep, but it's relentless and you'll need a rest or three along the way. Only if you are totally out of shape will it be an issue.

Once you've got the worst of the climb behind you and almost at the crater edge, there is a hut where, if you want, you can wait for a scheduled tour by a volcanology guide. This is free and is part of the admission ticket. It's only a short tour of 10 minutes or so but it gives a good overview of what you are seeing.
The tour is available in several languages including English.
At the end, we will go back together.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At Pompeii Villa dei Misteri Circumvesuviana station or Herculaneum Scavi Circumvesuviana station.

End location: At Pompeii Villa dei Misteri Circumvesuviana station or Herculaneum Scavi Circumvesuviana station.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

We will take the bus from Circumvesuviana Train Station or we go by private car if you will hire one.

What’s Included

My service as your private guide for all the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euro - - Entrance fees
- Refreshments
- Bus ticket (between 3-7 Eur depending on the distances).

What’s Extra

- Entrance fees
- Transportation.

Restrictions

None.

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