September 28th, 2009, 11:16 AM
We were interested in going to Mt. Vesuvius on our own in our eight hour stop in Naples. It will be my husband, my two children, and me (we don't really want to spend over $300 for the ship excursion, which is four hours total including transportation time). Does anyone know what transportation options we will have from port to Mt. Vesuvius (train, taxi, bus, etc.) and approximately how much they cost? We'd prefer the most inexpensive option. Also, do we have to pay anything to hike it? Another poster mentioned they took their children, who had a great time (I know my kids will be museum-ed out by this final stop on our week-long cruise). I read that the actual climb is about 45 minutes, which should be no problem. Any information you have would be appreciated! Thanks so much!
September 28th, 2009, 12:39 PM
You can get to Vesuvius on your own; it's not as complicated as it sounds.
From the port you can walk, take a taxi or tram/bus to the Cicumvesuviana station where you take the railroad to Ercolano Scavi. There is a bus from there to the park.
This web site has good information, although it's not the official park website: http://www.vesuvioinrete.it/e_index.htm
September 28th, 2009, 01:05 PM
There is a direct bus from the Cruise Terminal to Mt. Vesuv 750 m altitude and 1.000 m altitude.
Departure time from Cruise Terminal (Via Marina / Molo Beverello).
leaves at 09.10 hrs and 10.25 hrs.
The day pass is 13.10 EUR per person and should be available at a tobacco store.
Subject the weather is good we can tell you end of November if it worked.