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From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

1. From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Guided Day Trip

Herculaneum, the first buried Vesuvian city to be discovered (1709), preserved under pyroclastic material from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, is our destination today. A fascinating tour of this seaside retreat for the Roman elite with its grand and luxurious houses, baths and carbonized wood objects such as roofs, beds and doors. An easy lunch before our conquest of Vesuvius! Breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples from the summit of the volcano will make this a day to remember. Pick up from your accommodation and transfer by bus to Herculaneum. With a guide you will visit the archaeological park. Transfer to a typical Vineyard for an easy lunch. In the early afternoon the visit will continue to approximately 1,000 m by road, and from here the walk to the crater. Return to your accommodation. Don’t forget: camera & comfortable shoes, identity card or copy of your passport. Green Pass / EU digital COVID certificate / Anti-COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

2. Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

Experience an unforgettable shore excursion from Naples including a group tour in Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an expert Archaeologist guide. See the major highlights. First, get picked up from Naples Central Station. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Pompeii in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. When you arrive, benefit from skip-the-line entry and then take a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman city. Learn about how the area was buried by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.  As you walk, learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived. See all the most important public buildings and private houses on a 2-hour walk. Highlights include the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the Forum Baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the Bakery, the House of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the House of Tragic Poet, and the plaster casts. Then, after a 1-hour lunch in downtown Pompeii, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to Herculaneum for another 2-hour guided tour. Once again, enter with skip-the-line tickets, and see how Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. See how whilst Pompeii was covered by 4 to 5 meters of ashes, Herculaneum was buried under a landslide of 20-meter deep mud. During the tour, discover carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics which are still preserved. Highlights include the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite House, the Gymnasium, the House of the Dears, and much more. Finally, get dropped off back at the train station in time for your onward departure.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour

3. From Sorrento: Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour

Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town situated in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, submerged under a torrent of mud and lava after Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD. The buildings have been so well-kept that you can walk down the streets pretty much exactly as the Romans would have done over 2000 years ago! There are still original timbers in the buildings and clay pots stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption. Together with your guide, you’ll visit many of the most important sites such as the public baths with their well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, shops and the gymnasium. A tour of possibly one of the best preserved examples of a Roman residential town in the world, brought to life by the years of study and knowledge ofarchaeologists.

From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Group Tour

4. From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Group Tour

See the ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum before heading to the top of the volcano that destroyed them on this trip from Naples. Choose from the option to be picked up at Stazione Marittima or from the Hotel Ramada at 8:30 AM. Travel to Pompeii, the impressive open-air museum that holds more than 2000 years of history. Step into the past as you walk through streets that have been preserved by volcanic material from Vesuvius. Continue to Herculaneum, which was named after Hercules and completely submerged by volcanic mud. Wander through the streets and see colorful mosaics. View the ancient summer residences of Roman Patricians. Finally, stop at Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for the destruction of so many cities. Stroll around its crater and enjoy panoramic views of Naples. The driver will be at your complete disposal during the tour, explaining to you onboard the vehicle, everything you need to know about the places you will visit, and once on site, he will give you free time to spend as you like.

Skip the Line in Herculaneum - Half Day Group Tour

5. Skip the Line in Herculaneum - Half Day Group Tour

The tour departs from Naples every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The driver will pick you up from the main hotels of Naples city center. After the pick-up, meet the guide at the train station of Naples to take the train to Herculaneum. Reach Herculaneum in only 20 minutes. Skip the line with the assistance of the guide. Just as if you had a time machine, you will walk through the history of all the buildings of the ancient roman town that was buried by the ashes of the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Herculaneum is smaller than Pompeii and can be visited in 1.5 hours which makes it perfect as a visit for those who have little time. Visit also the Termopolium, the Sannite House, House of the Relief of Telephus, House of the Black Hall and the House of the Wooden Partition. After the tour, the guide will take you to the train station of Herculaneum to get the train back to Naples. Once in Naples, a driver will drive you back to the morning pick-up point.

Herculaneum: Half-Day Guided Trip from Naples

6. Herculaneum: Half-Day Guided Trip from Naples

Enjoy the added perk of skip-the-line entry at the Archaeological Site of Herculaneum on this guided half-day trip from Naples. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Herculaneum and learn about the apocalyptic volcano eruption that turned the town into ruins. After a long sleep, Mount Vesuvius woke on October 24, 79 AD. This eruption destroyed the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Herculaneum was discovered in the 18th century and became one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Nowadays, Herculaneum boasts several landmarks such as the House of the Mosaic Atrium, House of the Deer, thermal spas of the Forum, and House of the Mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. As you wander through the streets of Herculaneum and see the site’s landmarks, get a unique glimpse into the private lives of the Romans, and sense the panic that surprised its inhabitants when the volcano erupted.

From Naples: Herculaneum Ruins Discovery Tour

7. From Naples: Herculaneum Ruins Discovery Tour

The tour will start in the morning with the pick-up from the established meeting point and a transfer by land to Herculaneum. Your authorized guide will wait for you at the entrance of the ruins, for a visit of about 2 hours. You will walk together among the cardini (the “hinges” of the city), and decumanus (the ancient Roman roads) within the perfectly preserved streets of the old city. Visit old domus (family homes), including the most famous one known as “The House of Neptune and Amphitrite”. Take in the ancient frescos, and discover ancient thermal baths, where you can admire splendid mosaics. The visit will conclude with an accompaniment back to the starting point of the tour.

Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano Tour with Guide in Pompeii

8. Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano Tour with Guide in Pompeii

On this day tour you can visit three of the most important places of the Campania region. Pompeii, with its ancient ruins, the peaceful Sorrento with its landscape and view on the Naples Gulf and Positano, a beautiful pearl on the Amalfi Coast. This tour is the ideal choice if you are stopping in Naples for just one day and want to visit as many places as possible. In the morning you will visit Positano and Sorrento amd then enjoy some lunch. The Amalfi Coast tour takes you along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Numerous bends and constant changing views will captivate you, as you witness the fairy tale villages that seem to be stuck to the side of cliffs. It is a coastline, which has inspired many artists, poets, and writers throughout the years. In the afternoon you will visit Pompeii or the Herculaneum site (optional). Pompeii offers a vision of a Roman town frozen in time due to the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You will see Roman shops, baths and brothels. Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash.

Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Tour by Minivan

9. Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Tour by Minivan

Relax in comfort and style on board a luxury bus as you embark on a fascinating one-day tour of the Campania Region’s highlights. The first stop of the tour is the ancient ruins of the world-famous Pompeii, a site of excellent preservation following the tragic destruction of the town by volcanic lava almost 2000 years ago. After roughly 2 hours at the site of Pompeii, it’s time to move on to the next destination. Next, visit the fascinating Roman town of Herculaneum, another ancient site destroyed by volcanic flows in 79 AD. Retrace the steps of history as you marvel at the ruins that remain more or less intact after all these years. After 1.5 hours at Herculaneum, travel towards the incredible Mount Vesuvius to marvel at this incredible but daunting volcano. Along the journey to and from each site, enjoy live commentary from your driver and learn about the tales and anecdotes of these three most visit places in the region. This tour is the perfect option for those wishing to see the most popular sites of Campania in one day, aboard a deluxe vehicle with a maximum of 8 guests.

Naples: Neapolitan Hands On Cooking Class at Herculaneum

10. Naples: Neapolitan Hands On Cooking Class at Herculaneum

The day will start with a pickup from the established meeting point. You will be transferred to Herculaneum, where your experience will take place. During the cooking class you will learn local recipes and also learn about the Neapolitan cooking tradition. You will prepare a 3 course menu with the assistance of an expert chef. At the end of the experience you will enjoy your hand made dishes and taste a glass of wine, admiring the panoramic views of Naples and of the majestic Vesuvius. Monday: Gnocchi alla sorrentina – Codfish – Shortcrust pastry Wednesday: Fresella with seafood – Stuffed Calamari – Zeppola di San Giuseppe Friday: Pizza – Crocchè- Torta caprese

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My daughter and I went to Herculaneum. Our guide was called Salvatore and he was very knowledgeable, knowledgeable and friendly. Although we speak Italian we have decided to follow the guide in Spanish. This experience was very constructive and interesting, and we hope to return again to find out more about the subject. The visit lasted just over 2 hours, we entered the domus of ancient rich men and we had the opportunity to take photographs and walk on the mosaics (which in Pompeii it had not been possible to do). We learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves; we hope that you too can spend such a beautiful day in Herculaneum.

Our driver Francesco was great and the pick ups and drop offs /meeting points were very good. It was brilliant to have Michele the archeologist who has worked on both sites. He was an excellent guide full of terriffic anecdotes and the whole trip was fabulous. We have very many happy memories. It was nice to be in a small group of historical and cultural enthusiasts.

We were on a cruise, so our time was limited. We were able to see 3 different attractions (most cruise people only saw 1 or 2) in the comfort of a nice air conditioned car. With an excellent driver in the crazy city of Naples. Our driver was very intelligent and knowledgeable on everything Italian! They provided a great guide in Pompei and Herculaneum

Our driver Salvatore and his co-driver Daniele made us a perfect day touring us around in their black Mercedes van. It was like visiting two Italian friends who introduced local sights. The guys were friendly, helpful and always on time in agreed spots.

Carlo was awesome, he guided us at a leisurely pace through the ruins and explained all. We truly appreciated his expertise!