Meet your guide at Naples Central Train Station in the morning, climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus, and leave the bustle of the city behind. As you go, admire views overlooking the Bay of Naples, and listen to your guide’s stories (audio headsets are included so you don’t miss a word).
Your first destination is Pompeii, a once-busy Roman city that was buried in ash when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site and archaeological landmark includes amazingly well preserved ruins. Skip-the-line access means you’ll head straight in, and will have extra time to see the sights and learn more about Pompeii’s history.
Next, climb back on board the bus and continue to Mt. Vesuvius itself, where you’ll visit a local winery. Tour its vineyards and cellars, and learn why volcanic soil is good for grapes. Then, you’ll settle in for six wine samples and a three-course lunch of Neapolitan specialties.
After another short drive, it’s only a 20-minute hike to reach Vesuvius’ crater, which you’ll be able to peer into. Capture photos of the panoramic views overlooking Naples and the surrounding countryside, too.
Return to the bus and head back to your departure point, where the tour ends.