Departing the port, the coach will take you south via the motorway towards Mount Vesuvius, one of Europe's still active volcanoes, located on the west coast of Naples.
Upon arrival at the National Park, you’ll board a special 4x4 coach, which will take you through the Mount Vesuvius National Park. During the panoramic drive, sit back, relax and enjoy the captivating views over the Gulf of Naples, whilst driving along beautiful tree lined roads.
At approximately 3,000 feet, you’ll begin your trek over narrow paths that zigzag up the mountain another 1,000 feet. Once on the rim of the crater, you’ll skirt the edge with an official alpine guide while enjoying the natural phenomenon and the panoramic views that surround you.
Afterwards, enjoy your descent back along the narrow paths to the coach, while you reminisce in the comfort of your air-conditioned coach back to the port.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
This excursion operates by 4x4 vehicle and on foot. This tour involves approximately 1½ hours of walking. Participants must be in a good physical condition in order to undertake the trek up Vesuvius, which involves walking frequently on steep inclines over graveled, volcanic ash terrain. Caution is advised when walking across hardened lava and rocky ground where crevices still exude fumes and heat. Guests with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure should not participate. Please carry a bottle of water and comfortable, flat walking shoes and a hat are recommended. Due to the elevation, approximately 3,000 ft, it may get cold, therefore it is advisable to wear layers. The weather can be variable. The visit to Mount Vesuvius is weather dependent.