from Mar 01 to Dec 01
min. 1 max. 20
- Volcanological Guide
- Vesuvius Entrance Fee
There is no better and more exciting—way to discover Vesuvius than to explore its actual crater. This tour is as unique as unbelievable, it involves a fair amount of uphill climbing, as well as walking on stone and ash. It is necessary to wear comfortable shoes and a wind jacket! This volcano most famous and the most dangerous volcano of the world.
Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D. didn’t just bury Pompeii—it changed the course of the Sarno River and altered the coastline, it also changed the human history.
And it’s not getting any less powerful. Vesuvius has blown about twenty times since then, including, most recently, a 1944 eruption that destroyed aircrafts on a nearby air force base.
For this walk, you need an expert Volcanological Guide that you will meet at the ticket office of Mount Vesuvius at 1.000 meters on the side of Herculaneum.
On your walk, you’ll enjoy VIP access up to the highest point… and down into the actual crater (people may not access these areas on their own).
An enormous hole caused by past eruptions, the crater’s more than 2,000 feet across. You’ll also be able to trace the lava flows from 79 A.D. and smell the fumes that let us know that, uh-oh… she’s still active!
You’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Bay of Naples from a vantage point almost nobody else gets to access.
Take incredible pictures. After the next eruption, it will be all different...again !