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Pompeii, Herculaneum (& Vesuvius)

In this Excursion you will visit some the most important and visited archaeological sites in the world

You can visit 3 sites in one day, or choose between:

  • Pompeii & Herculaneum
  • Pompeii & Vesuvius
  • Herculaneum & Vesuvius

Taking a scenic drive you’ll arrive in Pompeii, a Roman resort buried by pumice and volcanic ash in 79 A.D. Your guided walking tour will take you around the excavated areas to admire the city’s thermal baths, beautiful villas with frescoes and mosaics preserved in excellent condition and the Forum, while learning about the lifestyle and habits of a civilization that lived over 1600 years. You can see the reconstruction of the bodies at the exact moment that they were surprised by volcanic residue. The amphitheatre, similar to the Roman Coliseum is the oldest existing today. Timing permitting, visit a cameo and coral factory.

Drive direction the Vesuvius while enjoying a beautiful landscape until reaching the car parking located at 1000m high from the sea level. Once there, enjoy this once in a life and unique experience of hiking the biggest volcano in the continental Europe and admire the stunning views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii in good weather. Start hiking the last 500m steep uphill path to the volcano’s crater. The steep path to the crater takes approximately 30 minutes walking roundtrip.

Explore Herculaneum, an ancient city that, together with Pompeii, has been buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius.

Traces of the tragedy are the main characteristic but reached our days thanks to the amazing state of preservation. In your guided walking tour, you will visit archeological reaches like wonderful villas decorated with beautiful frescoes and mosaics and you will able to admire intact sculptures and rudiments that will help you to reconstruct the life of this ancient civilization.

Have as much time as you need for wandering through at your own pace.

The guide will be at your disposal for the full day in order to suit your private tour according to your main interests and to give you all the neccesary information and best suggestions about the area.

Services: Customize your excursion

Choose one or more of this services to personalize your travel experience

  • Driver / Use of vehicle
  • Local English speaking authorized guide
  • Hotel, airport, ship or train pick-up or drop-off
  • Meals, food and beverages unless otherwise specified
  • Entrance fees to Monuments, Museums or archaeological sites
  • Ferry tickets where are required
  • Additional hours

Entrance fees

  • Pompeii: 11 Euros/person
  • Herculaneum: 11 Euros/person
  • Children under 18 and adults over 65 possessing a European passport, the entrance is free. (for Pompeii and Herculaneum)
  • Vesuvius – 6.50 Euros/person

Notes

  • Cities of departure: Amalfi / Positano, Naples, Salerno, Sorrento
  • Your Private Tour will begin at your pick up location
  • The tour may operate in reverse order
  • Comfortable shoes, camera and a hat are suggested
  • Passengers with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure should not participate
  • The sites visited in this private tour are not wheel chair accessible
  • The visits to Pompeii and Herculaneum take 2 hours walking each other
  • Other languages available on request
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