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From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

1. From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

Enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you travel with your guide to one of the ancient cities buried from a volcanic disaster and preserved in time. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Herculaneum, where the preserved ancient city holds some of the original organic objects of its era from before AD 79. Learn about the history of the city from your specialized guide. See the food, wooden beds, doors and houses, and other almost completely preserved objects during your guided tour. Learn about how the city was uncovered in the 18th century, and how it was a precursor to the discovery of Pompeii by decades. Stop and enjoy the views of a typical vineyard in Italy, along with lunch overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Once the tour and dining are over, relax on your complementary drive back to your accommodation in Sorrento. Please note: tour in German language available on Tuesdays only.

From Naples: Herculaneum and Vesuvius

2. From Naples: Herculaneum and Vesuvius

Your full-day program begins at the port of Naples, where a bus will pick you up and transfer you to the ancient city of Herculaneum, entrance fees not included. The archaeological site is famous the world over, as it provides an extraordinary example of ancient Roman life. After your visit to the ruins of Herculaneum, you’ll board the bus for the drive to Mount Vesuvius, entrance fees included. Before visiting the volcano, you will enjoy a wine tasting at a typical chalet on the way. The volcano is best known for the eruption in 79 AD that buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and several other settlements. The eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 33 kilometers, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at a rate of 1.5 million tons per second. It ultimately released 100,000 times the thermal energy of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. An estimated 16,000 people died due to the hydrothermal pyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus.  After the Vesuvius visit, the bus will then take you back to Naples as per the established timetable.

Naples: Full-Day Pompeii & Herculaneum Wine Tasting Tour

3. Naples: Full-Day Pompeii & Herculaneum Wine Tasting Tour

Start the tour with pickup from Naples or the Amalfi Coast. Meet your private English-speaking driver who will travel with you for the entire 8-hour tour. Climb into the Mercedes vehicle and set off towards Pompeii & Herculaneum. The itinerary is very flexible and customizable and you can discuss with your guide your preferences. First, head over to the Pompeii archaeological site for 2 hours of free time to explore the ruins on foot. Then, continue the tour to the Volcano within the National Park of Mount Vesuvius. Visit a local vineyard. Enjoy free time for lunch with Neapolitan typical products accompanied by a tasting of different kinds of local wine.  After lunch, or before it, depending on the time, pay a visit to the Herculaneum archaeological area. This site is smaller than Pompeii so the visit will be a bit shorter. Finally, enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your hotel in Naples or the Amalfi Coast.

Naples: Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum Trip

4. Naples: Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum Trip

Explore Pompeii, with stops at Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. Choose whether or not you want a guide or you'd like to tour on your own. Enjoy convenient transportation to and from Naples. This trip includes local professional English-speaking private drivers. The ride on the crater of Vesuvius offers a spectacular panorama of the Bay of Naples with its islands. Vesuvius is an active volcano in continental Europe as well as one of the most studied and dangerous in the world due to its high population and its explosive characteristics, the highest peak is 1,281 meters. You can reach the crater with a 20/25 minute climbing walk. The crater entrance is included with an internal volcano guide, which is a 2-hour stop. Pompeii and Herculaneum are vast archaeological sites. Once a flourishing and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried under meters of ash and pumice by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The site is constantly evolving thanks to the continuous excavations that offer new discoveries every year. A professional private guide inside is highly recommended to enhance your visit and get the most out of your trip. The guide is on request and will help you to skip the long lines at the ticket office as well, although this is not included in the tour price. On request, it is also possible to have a 1-hour lunch break in a family house to taste a set menu (all-inclusive) with traditional local food, drinks, wine, and desserts.

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fantastic journey through history

Well organized trip. Small problem only on departure as we had to change coaches because the reservations were much more than the seats on the coach. To get out of the city the time was longer than expected but since we were on vacation it didn't bother us too much. The paid visit was really more than exhaustive, interesting and very engaging. A trip that I recommend doing with get tour guide because you don't have to think about how to go and what means to take. Second part, Vesuvius! Beautiful!

Fabulous day out .arrived on time and the tour guide on our coach was a lovely lady .very funny and informative .the trip is pretty early but means you miss the queues and hot afternoon sun.the lady taking us around herculaneum was also very informative and answered any questions and brought the place alive .lunch near vesuvius was plentiful and tasty .would definitely recommend .fantastic time .would definitely use get my guide again