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Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

wales
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Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

Hi all

We are visiting in May, and hoping to visit mt Vesuvius first thing and then onto Pompeii.

I have been looking at the forums but just little advice needed please.

We will be catching the train from Sorrento, am I right in thinking we get off at Pompeii and there is a bus there we can catch to mt Vesuvius?

Thanks in advance and any info regarding this will be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

It's a little faster to stay on the train to Ercolano Scavi and get the Vesuvio Express bus/van service from there, then return to Pompei by train afterwards.

http://www.vesuvioexpress.info/

North Wales
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2. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

Just a quick question - is it better to do Vesuvius / Pompeii or Pompeii / Vesuvius? (From Sorrento)

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3. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

I have only ever done Vesuvius - Herculaneum and went to Vesuvius first. I saved Pompeii for a completely different day.

Edited: 26 April 2017, 02:12
Houston, Texas
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4. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

Too much for all 3 the same day.

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5. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

The order you do the two, Pompei and Vesuvio, should be driven by the weather. There's no point in climbing up the volcano if it's too overcast to see. If it's clear in the morning I'd head there first, because there's no guarantee it will stay clear until you're ready to go. On the other hand, if it's overcast in the morning I'd go to Pompei first and hope for a clearing.

Andover, United...
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6. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

We did it yesterday the other way round. Train from Sorrento to Pompei, guided (2 hour) walking tour of Pompei (before it gets too hot) then back to the station for the bus to Vesuvius. Buses back are a bit haphazard so I would pay the small amount extra and take the tour bus (€8 instead of €6.40)

Hobart, Australia
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7. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

Yep, same. Watch the weather. The view from Vesuvius is amazing on a clear day, it would be less spectacular on a cloudy one.

You need at least 3-4 hrs to see Pompeii Scavi, otherwise you will be running around.

Edited: 04 December 2017, 15:13
Melbourne, Australia
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8. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

Can l ask what tour company you used?.

Houston, Texas
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9. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

You should start a thread on your own.

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10. Re: Pompeii and my Vesuvius same day.

Thank you for your amazing reply

very informative 😊

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