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Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour

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Overview
Explore Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius on a four-wheel-drive tour for an up-close perspective of this Italian volcano. Travel up the mountain in a 4x4 vehicle to Vesuvius National Park, where you’ll walk to the crater to learn about its geology and monitoring system. Then visit the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose excavations reveal what life was like just before Vesuvius erupted and covered the ancient town with its deadly flow.
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    What to Expect
    Pick and drop off by minibus or minivan at your hotel, or at a nearest meeting point in Sorrento city centre, pick up exact time will be confirmed to you after booking (pick up is approx around 9:00 am).

    Departure from Sorrento to reach Pompeii city archeological excavations (about 1 hour drive), in 2 hours a local licensed tour guide will reveal to you the secrets of this beautiful and charming ancient roman city destroyed by the eruption of the volcano in the 79 B.C.

    You will discover the beauties of this roman archeological site walking through history: passing by Abundance Street, through imperial forums, temples, thermal baths, roman villas and theatres…

    A break of about 1 hour will be arranged for lunch and rest  to recharge in order to proceed to the volcano Mount Vesuvius - National Park, located at about 5 kms distance from Pompeii archeological site. 

    After the lunch/rest break, you will reach by minibus or minivan the Vesuvius parking area located at about 900 meters altitude, you will than start and enjoy on foot a beautiful walk up to the top of about 20 minutes, to reach the crater area at 1300 meters altitude

    Once you will arrive at the top of the crater an expert Alpine-Volcano Guide will illustrate the monitoring and the history of its numerous and famous volcanic eruptions.

    At about 5:00 pm you will start the transfer back to Sorrento and drop off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel entrance or meeting point
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Outside hotel main entrance gate or door - or nearest meeting point. Please follow our exact instructions.
    Inclusions
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation by minibus or minivan with a licensed driver
    • Transportation by minibus or minivan up to Vesuvius
    • Alpine guide on top of the Vesuvius
    • Guided visit of Pompeii’s archaeological excavations by a licensed local guide
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fee Pompeii ruins site € 15 p.p.
    • Entrance fee Vesuvius site € 10 p.p.
    • Lunch, drinks, snacks, general tips
    • Anything not included in the terms & condition
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Infant rates apply - provided they do not occupy a seat
    • Not recommended if suffering from seriuos diseases
    • Our tours are subject to Terms & Conditions
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    • Hotel transfers on the day of the tour can be made by either: minibus or minivan or private car according to the logistic & transport department taking into account hotels street maps, locations and availability of the vehicles of the moment.
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    • TO THE DRIVER ON PICK UP IN THE MORNING TO MAKE SURE YOU BOARD THE RIGHT VEHICLE FOR THE RIGHT TOUR.
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    • in case the minimum number of participants for the booked group tour is not reached, we reserve the right to offer you alternative solutions: change of date - or an upgrade in order to be able to switch you on a similar tour - or a full refund back to you in any solutions is not suitable for you.
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    • any money or cash balance with reference to the tour and/or any payments regarding extra services to be paid on the day of the tour (example: hotel transfer fee for hotel outside Sorrento town centre or any tour balances)
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    • issue any cash payments to drivers unless specified so by the tour agency in writing on your voucher. We do not take any responsibility for any personal initiative in breech with our procedures terms & conditions causing a financial loss, the balance due will be requested and will have to be settled in any case to you.
    • by Boat-Jet-Ferry-Bus-Minibus-Minivan-Car and/or any technical issues with reference to port authority/coastal guards/inspections/breakdowns/strikes/weather and sea conditions that could occur out of our tour agency hands, power and responsibility, will be dealt in and for your interest in the best way possible, and your return to Sorrento starting point will be guaranteed with an alternative mean of transportation to comply with our services.
    • 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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    We booked this trip before we left and found out that we would not be able to do the 4x4 trip as planned due to a fire on Mount Vesuvius from last years summer a couple of days before the actual trip would have been nice to know that at the time of booking but to be fair to the
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    Response from Giovanna R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour
    Responded 2 Oct 2018
    Dear Julie G, thank you very much for taking your time to write your review on the Pompeii - Vesuvius tour with us and for undestanding. Consider that during peak season here all the most important Unesco sites like Pompeii and Amalfi Coast and Capri Island are most days very busy and technically for our guides they have to make big efforts to run the tours in between crowds during peak hours to ensure you see the most important and also take into account time for you to have a snack before proceeding to the Volcano climbing as once up there they know you will difficulties to find some suitable food and drinks and toilets facilities. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your day and experiences. Kind regards from all of us at Tours&More Italia Sorrento Italy
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    Only informed after booking that they couldn’t provide the 4x4 aspect of the trip due to a forest fire last year. Could have cancelled but decided to go ahead for what was an enjoyable day. Driver was good and views from top of Vesuvius are well worth the 20m walk. Good way to
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    After visiting Pompeii we returned to the railway station, where you can choose a tour to Mt Vesuvious. The office is location upstairs at the railway station. Very helpful staff and booking is easy. We choose the bus trip to Mt Vesuvious, just a short journey from Pompeii. The
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    It took 2 hours to get to Pompeii and the driver was very difficult to understand. Joined another group of 8 for 2 hours with a very good guide. Then we were supposed to be on our own for an hour lunch, and after, meet with our driver to go to Vesuvius to be transferred to a
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    Response from Giovanna R, Direttore at Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour
    Responded 3 Jun 2018
    Dear Susan E, we regret to read your dissapointed feedback regarding your Vesuvius part of the tour. Unfortunately, we regret but most of local drivers in Sorrento do not speak a very fluent english as well as our guides, they are supposed mainly to drive clients from and to locations and sites. Regarding your lunch at the vineyard - wine tasting, please note that it is always optional to join, but we understand that if you all agreed on the spot to do this popular wineyard wine tasting experience, of course the driver has taken you there. But take into consideration that you had the option to choose not to, and have instead a quick, cheaper or take away lunch just outside the archeological area in Pompei at the very very very busy cafès / fast food / self service places outside the ruins. Instead you had the opportunity to visit and try a special place located on the slopes of the volcano, and try a typical traditional local lunch with home made - biological products and home made local production wines * they serve about 4 - 5 glasses of different types of wines that in a any bars in town you would have paid 5€ - 6€ each glasses = costing around 20€ euros at least, but with 30€ you also had a starter, a main, bread and a cake in a stunning location overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples on one side and the Volcano Vesuvius view over you. Most of the people are always very happy to be given this opportunity, also to break the long day and rest before proceeding up to the Vesuvius walk. Maybe if you all relaxed too long for lunch at the winery… of course you didn't have enough time to proceed up to the crater, we regret for you, but you should have called us at the office or ask the driver to call us in front of you, and do not take your personal initiative to therefore complain afterwards when it is too late to assist you or make any necessary adjustments. Knd regards, sincerely
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    Was really looking forward to this in view of some of the reviews read before booking.Unfortunately we spent a lot of time in a traffic jam on way to Pompeii. This was frustrating as we knew from the previous day's visit to Herculaneum by train , just how speedy it can be. Our
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    Response from Giovanna R, Direttore generale at Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius 4x4 Sightseeing Tour
    Responded 7 Jun 2018
    Dear Cristina, thank you for writing your feedback of your Pompeii tour. We read that you paid 15€ Pompeii ruins entry fee, please note that 15€ is the correct official price in 2018, therefore the guide collected the right amount from you in ordert to issue your entry ticket, please check the official Pompeii web site to verify it before writing unrialable info on a public website like trip advisor, we know it's very easy just to write....: http://www.pompeiisites.org/index.jsp?idProgetto=2 Regarding your 2 hours tour in the archeological ruins of Pompeii, the group tours have a standard route inside to follow, personal or special requests to see in particular some houses cannot be fullfilled on specific personal basis, unless you book a private tour just for you at the cost of 140,00€ - 150,00€ euros for a private guide. Regarding the road traffic jam, unfortunately as you can well understand, traffic is an issue in the peak hours and in the peak season most days in Italy, and tour companies cannot control the traffic jams on the road. Regarding the volcano Alpine Guides on the top of the crater, please note that those Alpine Guides are the official guides provided by the site to all visitors as tour agencies are not allowed to bring or supply Alpine Guides because the Alpine Guides are hired by the site and it's their licenced territory. Sometimes if the site Alpine Guides are too busy up on the crater, simply you have to ask to point out to you one or wait your turn to speak to one in your language as they do the speeches according to the languages of the visitors going up in that moment. Kind regards, all the best from us
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