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Half-Day Trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

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    What to Expect
    Start your tour with a 12pm pickup from the Naples port or your hotel, then travel in air-conditioned comfort to the town of Pompeii. After a half-hour drive, you’ll travel high up the towering volcano to the highest point that’s accessible by vehicle. From this point, you’ll take a steep 25-minute hike to the top. Hiking boots or walking shoes are recommended.

    As you near the crater’s edge, peer down into the heart of the volcano to see the smouldering steam that wisps from below. The outward views are impressive, too. If you cast your eyes away from the volcano, you’ll be rewarded with commanding vistas that sweep over the Bay of Naples.

    While at the summit, you’ll meet one of the national park’s volcanologist guides. Learn about the fiery volcano through its geology and history, and hear stories about the destruction of Herculaneum and Pompeii back in AD 79.

    Leave Mt. Vesuvius after the presentation, and travel back to Naples. Your excursion then ends with a 4pm drop-off at the start point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered

    Molo Beverello, Port of Naples
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Live commentary on board
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Volcanologist guide at the summit of Vesuvius
    • Bottled water
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Mt Vesuvius entrance fees (€ 10 per person. Your guide will collect the fees to secure your skip the line tickets)
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or alternative tour
    • Your tour operator will collect the Mt. Vesuvius entrance fee on board the bus in order to secure your skip the line tickets from the ticket office "guide's counter"
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Pick up at hotel was easy. Our guide Veronica was very knowledgeable and friendly. Only complaint was that the air conditioning on the bus did not work, and it was 90+ degrees outside. If you are thinking of doing this please make sure that you are in shape.
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    Went way back in 1973, it was great. Would go there again and go up in the cable car. I was only 22 at the time ,I’m now 72 .
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    The road is closed but they sell you tickets to the crater as if we if is open. They will not refund your money!!! Total scam!! Drive yourself or take the blue bus.
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    Response from Worldtours21, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Half-Day Trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
    Responded 1 Apr 2019
    Dear Anthony, on that day there was an unexpected storm, so it was an extraordinary case. Always we refund the money when it happens something like that. I hope you will visit Italy again and I hope you will give us another chance in order to let you change your mind about our tours. best regards
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    Picked the wrong day as the crater was in cloud! but that's nature - the drive up was worth the money in itself although we did have to wait around a bit for the bus to go. On the way out of the train station you will see some restaurants with friendly looking staff waving menus
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    Had a wonderful time going from Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Tony was our guide. He expertly drove up the winding twists and turns of the road that brings you the park entrance. It was about 25-30 mins from the train station by comfy van. The hike itself was not all the way
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    Response from Worldtours21, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Half-Day Trip to Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
    Responded 16 Apr 2018
    Dear Chari, we thank you for the positive review and we are glad that you loved our guide Tony! We will be happy if you come here again with us in another tour for discover new information about our region and territory, we want to improve us so we will try to do our best for every problem that our client will have with us. We will wait you for make new experience together!! Yours sincerely. Worldtours Staff
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