This excursion is dedicated to those 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.
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.
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. For more information click here.
- The Forum
- The Plaster casts
- The Baths
- Private Houses
- The Roads
- The Theatres
- The original Graffiti
- Ancient Shore
- House of the Wooden Partition
- House of Samnites
- House of Neptune and Amphitrite
- The Baths
- The Decumano Maximo
- On Wednesday the Archaeological site of Herculaneum is closed.
- 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 16 euro, Herculaneum 13 euro. If you want to book the tickets online click here.
- 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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