Travel from Sorrento by bus up the side of the volcano and when you reach the end of the access route for coaches change onto an ecological bus 4 x 4 which has low environmental impact, (Each bus shuttle is equipped with air conditioning, microphone and has 27 comfortable seats). Arrive at Terminal Busvia del Vesuvio in Boscoreale in Via Cifelli (entrance of Vesuvius National Park). This is not the main entrance so is not crowded and drive up the hill of the National Park of Vesuvius.
Arrive at the Reserve AltoTirone, disembark the bus and begin the nature trail along the old road Matrone's Road which takes about 25 minutes to reach the top Piazzale Superiore which is at 1050 meters altitude. This path is much quieter than the main route where the coaches stop. The accompanied walk along the path leads to the large crater, with an Alpine guide (required for access to the crater) .
Here, there are spectacular views spanning the entire Gulf of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
After the exhilarating climb, wind down with a visit to a wine farm ‘ Le Cantine del Vesuvio’ at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.
Here you’ll stroll through the vineyards and learn about the winemaking process, then sit down for a leisurely lunch accompanied by a tasting of three of the wine farm’s own wines: a white, a red and a rosé.
Please note: Entrance fees to Vesuvius National Park not included, Don’t forget your camera, comfortable footwear, water, sun protection and hat.
INCLUDED IN YOUR DAY
- Pick up from your hotel/meeting point
- Travel by coach with air conditioning to reach Boscoreale (approx. 40 min)
- Finishing at approx. 4.00 pm
- Professional Tour escort
Lunch menu includes:
- Appetizer: bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, local cheeses and salami.
- Spaghetti with fresh tomatoes.
- Typical Neapolitan Pastiera pie, served with a tasting of grappa liquor.
- Tour leader wine expert at hand for demonstration and questions.