Pompeii & Vesuvius Special Tour for the Disabled
Looking for a unique experience that you’ll always remember? This is it!
Not only will you get to visit the historical ruins at Pompeii, but disabled visitors will also get special permission to be transported by a 4 wheel drive vehicle to view the Mt. Vesuvius volcano crater! Be sure to book this accessible Vesuvius tour far in advance!
– This tour must be booked 14 days in advance
– The vehicle to take you up to Mt. Vesuvius will fit 2 people plus the tour guide. Other tour participants will need to walk if they want to go up to the crater rim.
Other accessible tours to Pompeii that you may be interested in include the Accessible Cruise Excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Archaeological Museum, the Accessible Pompeii & Herculaneum with Naples Driving Tour, and the Pompeii, Sorrento, & Capri Handicapped Accessible Tour.
– Accessible path in Pompeii
– Pompeii’s Domus of Menander
– Pompeii necropolis
– Pompeii theatre
– Pompeii casts of victims from 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius eruption
– Vehicle to ascend Mt. Vesuvius
– Licensed volcanologist tour guide
The Pompeii & Vesuvius Special Tour for the Disabled has a
3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it has step-free routes throughout the tour. Tour participants will encounter some uneven terrain in Pompeii, but wheelchair users should have little problem.
This tour did not receive a higher accessibility rating because wheelchair users will need to be able to transfer into a car. If you would like to stay in your wheelchair during the tour, you can choose one of the tours with a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating: theNaples & Sorrento Accessible Shore Excursion or the Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Accessible Tour.
The tour guide for your Pompeii & Vesuvius Special Tour for the Disabled will be holding a sign with your name waiting for you at the accessible Naples cruise terminal.
Transportation on your accessible Vesuvius tour will be provided by a car for groups of two people or less. Groups between three people and seven people will use the accessible van shown in the photos shown below.
Most tourists enter Pompeii using the uphill entrance covered in enormous cobblestones (shown in the photo on the left). Your Naples accessible guided tour will use an accessible Pompeii entrance instead (shown in the photo on the right).
In order to meet the accessibility needs of all visitors, the Pompeii & Vesuvius Special Tour for the Disabled uses a variety of wheelchair ramps (shown on the left) and pavement (shown on the right) to take the most accessible path possible.
You will avoid the extremely non-wheelchair friendly paths that most tours take which involve stairs (shown in the photo on the left) and non-continuous sidewalks (shown in the photo on the right).
Mt. Vesuvius is visible throughout the Naples and Pompeii region. It is located 8 km away from Pompeii and 7 km from Herculaneum. Your accessible Mt. Vesuvius Tour will allow you to see the entire region.
Most visitors have to park their cars and walk up the 900 meter uphill route to the crater rim.
The path is covered in rocks and is not wheelchair friendly. On this Mt. Vesuvius accessible touryou will have special permission to ride in a car up to the crater rim to see inside the crater and enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples region below.
Tour duration: 8 to 9 hours
Cost: €1100 for 1 to 2 people, €1300 for 3 to 4 people, €1550 for 5-6 people, €1600 for 7-8 people, €1850 for 9-10 people. An additional €120 for the 4×4 vehicle ride up the mountain.
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: Every day of the week
Meet-up time: 8:30 am
Meet-up place: Hotel in Sorrento or Naples; Cruise dock in Naples, Sorrento, or Salerno
* Tours starting at Salerno cruise dock have an additional 100 Euro fee
Dress code: None
Maximum number of people on tour: The vehicle from Naples can fit 6 people. The vehicle that goes up to the Mt. Vesuvius crater rim can fit 2 people plus the tour guide.
Entrance tickets: Not included. Some entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability. Otherwise Pompeii admission is 15 Euro per person and Vesuvius admission is 10 Euro per person.
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Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, and gratuities.
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