Full Day Shore Excursion of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius
For archeology and volcano enthusiasts, our full day tour of 9 hours has us picking you up at your ship at 8am, returning at 5pm. We will leave Naples and head south to pompeii, with views of the alluring Vesuvius and the isle of Capri on the way. You will have 2 hours to visit this 2,000 year old Roman city which was all but annihilated in 79 AD when Vesuvius unexpectedly blew its top, covering the city and most of its inhabitants in 8 meters of ash and rubble. Here you are able to walk the streets of this town frozen in time where the temples, baths, villas, gardens and brothels from 2 centuries ago are still standing.
Following your visit to Pompeii, we will travel to Vesuvius, the one remaining active volcano on the European continent. Your driver will take you the trailhead where you can start your ascent to the top which can take anywhere from 20 minutes walking at a good clip or 40 minutes at a more leisurely pace. Once on top you will have a chance to gaze down into the still smoking crater, to take in the spectacular views of Naples and the Mediterranean below, and to ponder on the cataclysmic event of 79 AD that created the reality you saw earlier at Pompeii.
POMPEII, HERCULANEUM AND VESUVIUS
Once you descend from on high, having worked up an appetite, it will be time for lunch in a family style trattoria where you can sample the local fare including such delights as homemade pasta, the famous Napoletano pizza from a wood-burning oven, local wine and the famous limoncello made from those special lemons of the Amalfi Coast.
After lunch our last stop will be Herculaneum, which was a smaller but wealthier town than Pompeii. Herculaneum was not buried in the hot ashes as was Pompeii. Instead, it was engulfed by molten rock, hot mud and pyroclastic flows which allowed fragile materials like wood and fabric to survive. These items can still be seen, which gives you another perspective onto the idea of how its residents lived.
A short 15 minute drive from Herculaneum and we are back to your ship, ending our day.
Prices for our full day 9 hour tour include the costs of your private car, minivan or minibus and driver, all fuel, highway tolls and taxes. The tour cost does not include lunch costs or entrance fees and private guide hire to sights such as Pompeii, Vesuvius and Herculaneum.
Full Day and Half Day Tours starting at € 200.00. Contact us at email@example.com for a quote.