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Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius Tour

1. Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius Tour

Following your tour pickup, you will make your way south to explore the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Stroll through the streets of the Roman city of Pompeii and check the numerous different UNESCO archaeological sites, such as the Herculaneum. Both archaeological sites feature the excavated ruins of alleyways and homes where you are free to explore. These locations are also fascinating in that archaeologists are still continuing to unearth the remains of a place forever locked in time. Following your exploration of the ruins, drive up to Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed Pompeii 2,000 years ago. You can stop to enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples from the top, as you enjoy a delicious lunch. If you are a hiking and history lover, this Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius tour is all you need.

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Pompeii & Herculaneum: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Naples

2. Pompeii & Herculaneum: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Naples

This full-day tour of the World Heritage Sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum begins with a pick up at your hotel in Naples and a transfer by bus to the ruins at Pompeii. There will be a tour assistant on the bus during this part of the excursion. On arriving in Pompeii you’ll meet your tour guide and then explore the ruins for around 2 hours. Your guide will show you the traditions and daily life of ancient Pompeii. You’ll see the large theater, the necropolis, the thermal baths, and some of the amazing houses that were owned by the richest residents. At the end of the Pompeii tour, you’ll visit a cameo and coral factory that’s located close to the ruins, where you’ll see the manufacturing processes used and have a chance to do a bit of shopping. Lunch will be at the restaurant, which is just a short walk from the factory. After lunch the tour heads to Herculaneum where you’ll have the chance to explore the ruins on your own. It’s possible to observe the daily life of the population here in even more detail than in Pompeii, as the mud and volcanic debris that covered the city preserved the structures and artifacts of Herculaneum incredibly well.

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Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

3. Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Enjoy a full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii follwing the "Highway of the Sun," through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani." Approximately halfway along the highway, you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, which was destroyed in a famous battle during the Second World War. Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell’Ovo. Continue to Naples' historic city center, where your city tour will include all the major highlights, such as the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Depart Naples and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will break for lunch. Continue after lunch with a guided visit to the extraordinary excavations. A local guide will explain Pompeii's tragic story from an archaeological perspective and uncover what has lain beneath the ashes since the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Pompeii tour lasts about 2 hours, covering all the highlights of the scientific discoveries made 1,700 years after the devastating volcanic eruption. At the end of your Pompeii tour, return by coach to Rome. Along the way, you will stop to visit a coral and cameo factory, where you can admire and purchase items of the ancient craft that dates back to Greek times.

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Skip the Line in Herculaneum - Half Day Group Tour

4. 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.

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From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Group Tour

5. 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.

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Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius Tour in Luxury Bus

6. Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius Tour in Luxury Bus

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.

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From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum with Traditional Lunch

7. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum with Traditional Lunch

Enjoy morning pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in the city center of Naples and visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Travel to your starting point at the ruins of Pompeii. Arrive at Pompeii and experience the atmosphere of the ancient site. Follow your expert, local tour guide around the ruins on a guided tour that lasts around 2-hours. Discover the traditions of ancient Pompeii and understand what day to day life would have been like for its citizens. View the Pompeii Necropolis, the thermal baths, and the Theatre Area. Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean lunch and continue on your way to the ruins of Herculaneum. Explore the historical site and observe the complete artifacts and structures, preserved by the volcanic flow.

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Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour from Naples

8. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour from Naples

In the morning depart from your hotel with your personal driver to reach Pompeii, a UNESCO heritage site and the most visited roman site after the Colosseum in Rome. Meet your tour guide on site and start exploring Pompeii, a city that was preserved in lava through the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AC. Learn about Pompeii's history and marvel at the Roman architecture, by buildings such as shops, squares, brothels and even entire human body's preserved by lava. After you learned everything there is to know about Pompeii, head to your next stop: Herculaneum. According to legend, this city was founded by Hercules himself. Herculaneum is a bit smaller than Pompeii, but certainly not less interesting. Here you will also enjoy a guided tour. Afterwards on your way back, stop at a local workshop to see how genuine Cameos are made. Then return back to your accommodation.

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Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

9. Naples and Pompeii Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Pompeii and Naples, starting with an exploration of the historic heart of Naples. Departing from the port of Da Mole Beverello, go to the city’s most famous highlights, including the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, and Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. See the colonnades and porticoes of the San Carlo Opera House, the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in Europe. Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Galleria Umberto I shopping arcade, and the imposing castle of Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo). Then, travel across the fertile valley of Mt. Vesuvius, passing Ercolano, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata en route to Pompeii. After a break for lunch, explore the archaeological excavations with a local guide. Listen to the tragic tale of how Pompeii was buried beneath the ashes of Vesuvius after it erupted in 79 AD. See all the highlights of the discoveries so far made to build a picture of everyday life in the Imperial Age. Imagine the panic felt in those last few minutes before the city was buried for centuries, and see remarkably intact ruins, such as mosaics, cooking implements, and even the casts of pets and humans in the exact poses they died.

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Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano Tour with Guide in Pompeii

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Ercolano

Beautiful tour to discover Pompeii and Herculaneum accompanied by the super Vicenzo, our super kind and nice driver who told us so much about Naples. Lunch included in the super good package with appetizer, spaghetti with tomato sauce, dessert and also a tasting of three wines. Thanks to Vincenzo and the guides of the two sites. Super recommended this tour!

Beautiful tour to discover Pompeii and Herculaneum accompanied by the super Vicenzo, our super kind and nice driver who told us so much about Naples. Lunch included in the super good package with appetizer, spaghetti with tomato sauce, dessert and also a tasting of three wines. Thanks to Vincenzo and the guides of the two sites. Super recommended this tour!

Great trip very nice driver, timing worked out perfectly, we came in December so there were no crowds and the weather was nice the day we went.

Everything went smoothly. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was a great experience!

The patrician guide in Herculaneum was very prepared and empathetic.