POMPEII, HERCULANEUM AND VESUVIUS
POMPEII, HERCULANEUM AND VESUVIUS
Discover Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius in this all-day, must-see tour. Looming above, Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. covering the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash preserving parts that can still be seen today. Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii and mosaics in the maritime city of Herculaneum.
DURATION: ABOUT 8-10 HOURS
PRICE: STARTING FROM € 300.00
NUMBER OF PEOPLE: MAXIMUM 8
- Your private driver will pick you up at the hotel in a luxury car, and after a short introduction, you will start the tour.
- Pompei: sosta di circa 2 ore. L’autista vi lascerà all’entrata degli scavi.
- Then, journey by car for about 30 minutes to Herculaneum, where you will make another 2-hour stop to discover the city’s excavations.
- Your driver will await you at the parking lot next to the entrance of the excavations to take you to the top of Mount Vesuvius.
- Last stop is Mount Vesuvius. It takes visitors about 45 minutes to reach the crater. You can request information from the driver who know the trails and the area very well. The cost of the tour does not include entrance fees, food expenses and guides.
- The driver will take you back to your hotel in late afternoon.
- Total tour duration: About 9 hours.
- Your driver will be at your complete service for the full duration of the tour. Upon request, it is possible to customize the itinerary.
- Scheduled times for each stage of the tour may vary due to traffic or weather conditions.
- If you prefer to make a special stop for lunch, contact us by email to book in advance, or ask the driver for recommendations.
- The tour is informative and fun, though dress appropriately. The streets are cobbled and the temperatures in summer are quite high. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring a hat or umbrella to protect you from the sun!
- The ruins of Pompeii
- Archaeological excavations
- Herculaneum, an ancient city of Greek origins
- Mount Vesuvius
Entrance Fees and Times (Open from 8:30 to 18:00):
- Pompeii: 15€
- Herculaneum: 11€
- Vesuvius: 6,5€
- Luxury air-conditioned car
- English-speaking driver
- Stops to take photos
- Stop in Pompeii
- Stop in Herculaneum
- Stop on Vesuvius
- Parking, gas, taxes, driver maintenance
- Refreshing wipes
Services not included:
- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees to museums, churches and monuments
- Private guides on site
- Tips and gratuities
- Half-day guide (2 hours): 120€
- Full-day guide: 250€
Surely one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii is an ancient Roman city with 25 centuries of history and a petrified memorial to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. With many original buildings still visible, your private-guided tour will retrace and reconstruct daily life before the eruption to imagine Pompeii as it once was. Wandering the ancient ash-covered streets, once with a population of between 10,000-20,000 inhabitants, you’ll be transported back to this once thriving economic center.
Herculaneum, now known as Ercolano, is the maritime city destroyed by the eruption of 79 A.D. However, unlike Pompeii, which was covered in ash, Herculaneum was buried by mud and lava. It remained hidden until the 18th century, and its frescoes and mosaics remained intact, as well as the beams and gates of the city, giving an amazing spectacle to visitors. The tour includes visits to the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Deer and the House of the Mosaic Atrium. The Thermal Baths of the Forum, Decumanus, the Basilica and the Palestra will also be visited during this tour.
There is no better way to culminate the tour than with a walk on Vesuvius. Peering into the crater you’ll realize the power of the explosion! After driving most of the way up, it is a moderate walk to the top. You can see spirals of steam rising from the crater and breathtaking panoramic views await.
Vesuvius is located in the Gulf of Naples and is one of the two active volcanoes in continental Europe. Characterized by high biodiversity (612 species of plants and 227 species of animals) and about 600,000 visitors a year, it is one of the most studied and dangerous volcanoes given the high population density of the surrounding areas and its explosive characteristics. Today, with less than 8,000 hectares, the park area is small, but there are 350,000 people that still live there!