The Pompeii Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius tour is dedicated to people who love Ancient history and Archaeological remains. Walking through the ancient paved road of Pompeii and Herculaneum, visiting the well-decorated houses, and admiring brightly colored paintings will be a very suggestive experience. The excursion is combined with the visit of Mount Vesuvius, made famous because of the eruption of 79 AD and now very appreciated as a National Park for its unspoiled nature
The excursion is available from Naples, Sorrento, and Salerno and it can be adapted to the timing of the cruise passengers.
Since the tour is challenging we suggest spending 2 hours in Pompei, 1.5 hours in Herculaneum, and 1.5 hours on Mount Vesuvius
Don’t miss the chance to hire an English-speaking expert local guide that will show you the best of the sites.
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 increddible 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 it’s time to reach the Mount Vesuvius for a plaisant walk in the local landscape and wild life. You’ll get to the top of the Crater where you’ll enjoy a 360 degree view of the Bay of Naples. It’s not possible to reach the top by car that why the driver will stop in the parking area and after buying your tickets you’ll reach the entrance of the Nation Park. After 25-30 minutes walk you’ll get on the very top of the Volcano.
- 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 Vesuvius and Herculaneum is not suitable for people with mobility problems,
- Entrance fees in Pompeii 15 euro, Herculaneum 11 euro, Vesuvius 10 euro
- Lunch break during the tour
- Confortable outfit and shoes are warmly suggested
- Transportation service with Mercedes vehicle
- Entrance fees
- Guided service
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