This excursion is dedicated to people who love the Ancient history and the Archaeological remains. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were both buried under the pyroclastic material erupted by Mount Vesuvius 2000 years ago. Their state of preservation is unbelievable and nowadays we know a lot about the Ancient Roman life thanks to these Archaeological sites. Pompeii is much bigger and the tour takes 2,5 hours while Herculaneum is definitely smaller and the tour can be done in 2 hours. The duration of the visits depends on your interests and can change accordingly
Don’t miss the chance to hire English speaking local Guides that will be at your disposal to show the best of the sites: walking through the ancient paved road of Pompeii and Herculaneum, visiting the well decorated houses and admiring brightly coloured paintings will be a very suggestive moment. Our expert local Guides know how to offer a lifetime memory of a place frozen in time.
Our local experts will be with you to share their knowledge and to suggest you how to get the best from this experience. The relaxing transfer is provided by professional drivers that will lead you in comfort to your final destinations.
This tour is available from Naples, Sorrento and Salerno and any other agreed location in Campania region. It can be adapted to the timing of the cruise passengers and to all our need because our main goal is to customize the tours for a very private and intimate experience that make the difference.
We offer also another version of the tour that do not include the transportation service but only the guided service. It’s possible to reach the Archaeological sites also by train from Naples or Sorrento: it is a different and authentic way to be in touch with our culture! Do not hesitate and join us!
The driver will pick you at the agreed meeting point and he will head to the Archeological site of Pompeii. Once inside you’ll immediately be involved in an incredible atmosphere: like a time machine you’ll go back in the past in an authentic Roman daily life.
You’ll cross the major artery in Pompeii flanked by Tavernas, Shops and where people spent their time for eating and drinking. A life-style not so different from ours! A must to see are the Baths, the remains of the Forum, the Theaters and the Graffiti scratched on the walls. Very emotional is the moment when you’ll see the bodies of the inhabitants of Pompeii, the so called plaster casts stuck in the last moment of their life.
The tour will go on with the second visit of Herculaneum, smaller than Pompeii but affected by the same destiny. Closer to the Mount Vesuvius, it was tragically submerged in a sea of mud that preserved a large part of items and organic materials. At the entrance you’ll cross the ancient shoreline where people died in a effort to escape death. Going ahead, in the centre of the site you’ll find the Samnite House, the oldest home in the town the House of the Wooden Partition that’s a significant example of the Roman house. Crossing the main street the Decumano Maximo you’ll see several Thermopolia that are commercial establishments with very singular counters embellished with slabs of marble. A very famous house considered the symbol of Herculaneum is the House of Neptune and Amphitrite that houses a wonderful colored glass tiles mosaic that decorates the nymphaeum.
The Women’s Baths are finely decorate with mosaic floor and they still preserve all the original elements. After visiting Herculaneum the driver will lead you back to the starting point.
- The pick up time is for guidance and it can be adapted to your preferences
- For hiring a professional English speaking guide fill out the form at the moment of the booking.
- The tour of Herculaneum is not suitable for people with mobility problems,
- Entrance fees in Pompeii 15 euro, Herculaneum 11 euro,
- Lunch break during the tour
- Confortable outfit and shoes are warmly suggested
- Tansportation service with Mercedes vehicle
- Entrance fees
- Guided service
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