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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento

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Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento
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Combine a trip to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a walk up to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. The group day trip includes round-trip transportation, plus tours of each site. After a relaxed stroll around the archaeological site at the ancient city of Pompeii, take a short hike up to the rim of the volcano to meet a mountain guide and peer into the crater’s rim.
  • Learn about Mt. Vesuvius and the AD 79 eruption that buried Pompeii
  • Wander amid Pompeii’s ruins and see the Temple of Jupiter and ancient markets
  • Hike up the side of Mt. Vesuvius and learn about its history from an alpine guide
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Centrally located Meeting Point
Round trip transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Official Local Guide in Pompeii
Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
Skip The Line Access
Headphones for all passengers
Dedicated guide in Pompeii (if private option selected)
Lunch
Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast , Piazza Torquato Tasso, 16, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Please meet our Guide by the entrance of "Gray Line - IAMME IA!" office located behind the statue of Torquato Tasso, nearby the Bar Fauno, next to the Fattoria Terranova shop. We suggest to arrive at meeting point 10 minutes prior to the departure.

This activity will end right where it started.
Board your climate-controlled minibus and relax on the journey inland to Pompeii. Once you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed archaeological digs, meet your guide and head off on a tour to discover Pompeii’s highlights.

As you explore, learn about the destructive volcanic eruption of AD 79 that buried the ancient city for centuries. The ash and molten lava that streamed out of Mt. Vesuvius preserved the town remarkably, and many original landmarks can be found around the site. See the old public baths, the Macellum (market), and the Temple of Jupiter, and hear about their history from your guide.

After a break for lunch at your own expense, continue with a drive up the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Stretch your legs on a short hike up to the crater’s lip and learn about the infamous volcano from a mountain guide. Make use of some free time to gaze out over the Bay of Naples, then return to your transport for the drive back to Sorrento.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Piazza Tasso
Departure from Sorrento at 08:15 a.m. from the Office IAMME IA!-Tours & Tickets
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica
The Basilica, with its extension of 1,500 square meters, was the most sumptuous building of the Forum, and its space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Forum
The Civil Forum is the core of daily life of the city and is the focal point of all the main public buildings for city administration and justice, business management, and trade activities such as markets, as well as the main places of citizen worship.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tempio di Giove Capitolino
Dominated by the Vesuvius with its statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the temple was the Capitolium, similar to the one located in the Ancient Rome. The statues were highly placed to be visible to those passing in the Forum.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Macellum
The Macellum of Pompeii was located on the Forum and as the provision market of Pompeii was one of the focal points of the ancient city. The building was constructed in several phases. When the earthquake of 62 CE destroyed large parts of Pompeii, the Macellum was also damaged.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Via dell’Abbondanza
Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno. In ancient times the street was crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops ("officinae”), cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.
Stop At:  
Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane)
The Forum Baths are located behind the Temple of Jupiter and date back to the years immediately after the founding of the colony of veterans by General Silla (80 BC). Women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section presents an apodyterium (dressing room), used also as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths). Like many buildings in Pompeii, the baths were heavily damaged during the earthquake of 62 AD.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Lupanar
The Lupanar of Pompeii is the most famous brothel in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii. It is of particular interest for the erotic paintings on its walls. Lupanar is Latin for "brothel". The Pompeii lupanar is also known as Lupanare Grande.
Stop At:  
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)
The house of the Menander is a great example of a Roman Villa owned by an high-ranking family. It is reachly decorated with wonderful frescoes representing scenes of the Trojan war and here were also founded many objects in silver, tableware now strored in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. The house owes its name to a picture of Menander, an Athenian poet, placed in the portico. The house belonged to Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus of the Poppei family, relatives of the Empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
The Large Theater of Pompeii was built from the Romans on the slope of a hill located in the area; they took advantage of the natural depression of the mountain to create a majesty auditorium divided into 5 sectors. On the stage were played tragedies of the Greco-Roman traditions.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Drop off at 1.000 mt high on the Volcano. Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. In 79 AD eruption destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Mount Vesuvius doesn’t stand alone. While the ‘main peak’ is named Vesuvius, there is another mountain which is attached to it, Monte Somma. is listed among the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Volcanologists and geologists alike agree that the next volcanic eruption is overdue and that when it does happen, it will be big. The layer of magma that lies beneath Vesuvius measures a huge 154 square miles; this is why scientists monitore the volcano’s activity 24/7.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vesuvius National Park
Reach the crater's edge at 1.280 mt to admire a breathtaking panorama on the Gulf of Naples. The surface of the path is uneven, but it' ll be well worth it. Following the devastating eruption, it was named after the Roman God of the Flame and Metal Forgery – Vulcan
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Duration may vary due to traffic condition or unforeseen circumstances
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • In case the Vesuvius will be closed due to bad weather, in alternative will be provided a panoramic tour of Naples and no refund will be offered
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: From the 6th August to enter the ruins of Pompeii, as per law, it's required the Green Pass, so make sure to have all the documentation otherwise the access will be forbidden.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel etc. - Gray Line Amalfi Coast
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip The Line Pompeii Guided Tour & Mt. Vesuvius from Sorrento?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Wear closed toe shoes as the terrain is loose and dusty." See review
  • "Try to do this in the spring or fall, as the heat can get quite uncomfortable, especially in Pompeii." See review
  • "The hike to Vesuvius can be tough if you are expecting, elderly, or have any sort of medical/physical constraints, but it is well worth it for the views and memories." See review

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star-5
Excellent!
Shelagh_R
, Jul 2022
Roberta was a great guide with a degree in archaeology. Informative, funny, friendly, courteous and very competent. Pompeii was brilliant, amazing art and engineering. Vesuvius was steeeeep but worth it. Fabulous day!
star-5
Fantastic experience
Paula_M
, Jun 2022
Fantastic experience with an outstanding guide Roberta. Excellent, highly skilled driver Giuseppe. Wasnt brave enough to climb Vesuvius but my son says it was the highlight for him
star-5
Informative history lesson with amazing views!
Samantha_F
, Jun 2022
Jessica was the best guide! So informative and passionate about the history of Pompeii and Italy. It was a very hot day but we really did enjoy it so much. The hike to the summit of Vesuvius was a workout in the heat but definitely worth it for the views.
star-5
Vesuvius ..Awesome
Mervyn_P
, Jun 2022
Roberta was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Everything was explained well. The coach driver was very expert on the difficult roads. The Pompeii ruins made one sad but the tour keeps the memory of the people who perished alive. The walk to Vesuvius was difficult even for a fit person but well worth the effort. The staff at the shop at the summit were very friendly and I recommend the wine!
star-5
Excellent
Anita_A
, Jun 2022
Guide was very good, passionate about his subject matter & very funny. All run very smoothly, driver very good on some very difficult roads leading up to Vesuvius.
star-5
The guides were very...
Sara_M
, Jun 2022
The guides were very flexible and helped me switch tours in the middle of the tour day when I realized I made a travel mistake.
star-5
Amazing
Erin_K
, Jun 2022
Pasquale was an amazing tour guide; so knowledgable and funny. It was a great tour and we really enjoyed it.
star-5
Worth the hike!
Todd_T
, Jun 2022
Traveling to Pompeii from Sorrento is so much better than from Rome! The walk through the ruins was interesting and new things are shown since we visited many years ago. The lunch was at a suggested restaurant outside the ruins that was pretty good and refreshing. The walk up Vesuvius was amazing. It takes a good 25 minute of steady climbing to reach the rim and the path is uneven and slippery volcanic rock. This is for people with good balance and physical condition. Worth the hike for the view of the crater and the surrounding area!
star-5
Great experience on our tour!
Shirlene_W
, Jun 2022
Jessica was a fantastic guide, full of knowledge with excellent English. Not having another tour experience to compare this to, we found this tour of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius to be just what we had hoped for.
star-4
Awesome views atop Vesuvius!
Amy_F
, Jun 2022
Our guide was very informative, the tour was well organized and couldn't imagine seeing Pompeii without a guide. It's a long day out in the sun so be prepared for that...overall good trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Avoid this tour
Sean_M
, Jun 2022
The trip started off well, with the informative guide on the bus. Once we got to Pompeii things went rapidly downhill - we had a new guide and not only was he hard to hear, but his level of English was poor. Due to a medical issue of one in our group, our tour was cut short by over 45 minutes, so it was a rush around the site and got to see very little in the end. We then proceeded to Vesuvius, where we were promised an Alpine guide - however despite paying in advance and asking them for a guided tour, the response was that it was late afternoon (2.30pm) and they would not be doing a tour for at least 45 minutes - which was later than our bus departure time - so we missed out on that tour also. This trip was extremely disappointing, I would definitely not recommend it, best to book with a smaller group and maybe book both activities separately to allow enough time for both.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Sean, thank you for leaving us this review. Can you please get in touch with us to investigate on what happened that day ? This ttravel experience seems weird to us and we need to investigate further to understand what happened. Kindest regards, Graziana
star-5
Worth every penny!!
Faviola_G
, Jun 2022
Very impressed with "iamme ia" tour company. They were very organized and punctual. The bus was very comfy and the driver Luigi was very brave. But mainly, Roberta, our guide, was very impressive!! She had great charisma and knew a lot of material on Pompeii far beyond the explosion. She was very knowledgable w the Vesuvius history. A sweet bonus was at the end when she sang a few Italian songs, it was the topping on the cake, it made me and my family feel like our whole tour experience was complete!
star-5
Great tour combination
Min_V
, Jun 2022
Very good tour from knowledgeable guide Roberta. Finding the departure point was easy as it was centrally located and well signposted. It was a hot day so the air-conditioned coach was very welcomed
star-5
Excellent tour guide....
Graham_G
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour guide. Pasquale Very helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Would recommend to others.
star-1
Disappointed
Naseem_S
, Jun 2022
Don't waste your money. You do not need skip the line tickets .There was no line, just get it at entrance. Michael Angelo's tomb is closed and under construction
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Traveller, probably this review is not for us since we only have skip the line tickets. TMicael Angelo's tomb is not included in our itinerary and in any case, why do you think this note can be constructive? We can only ameliorate what is under our control... and this is obviously not our fault ! Please share useful comments to help us improving our services! Kindest regards, Graziana
star-5
Our guide was awesome!
Shino_C
, Jun 2022
Roberto our tour guide was amazing. She was very nice, funny and knowledgeable. She is an example of an excellent tour guide. She made our experience wonderful.
star-4
Visiting Pompeii is a must when visiting the Napoli/Sorrento coast in Italy
Mylene_C
, May 2022
I would definitely recommend visiting Pompeii. The ruins are remarkable and some of the structures still show original frescoes. It is impressive! The volcano is difficult to climb for people who are not in good physical shape. The path is very dusty and uneven and entails strong physical endurance.
star-5
Amazing day
Kirsteen_W
, May 2022
Completely amazing day. Very well organised and our guide for the day was lovely. She was so knowledgeable and really looked after us. Such wonderful places to visit, we loved it and would recommend this tour to anyone.
star-4
A long day but an memorable one!
Janna_C
, May 2022
It was a really great day and it did meet our expectations in terms of what we were hoping to get out of the trip. With that being said, it is quite a long day. Essentially, you are only doing 3 things; visit Pompeii, have lunch and visit mount Vesuvius. Although traffic was not in our favor, I think the trip could have been shorter and just as good.
star-4
Great combination your
Rosie_C
, May 2022
On the whole this was pretty good, possibly a little overpriced, but if you want a hassle free tour that will get you to both of these sights in one day then it will work for you. We got to see the main sights at Pompeii and had plenty of time at Vesuvius. Our guide Cynthia was great, lots of energy and very friendly. She had a pretty tough day with a medical incident, some rude people in the group and no shows when we needed to leave Pompeii. She dealt with all of this really well and kept smiling!

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