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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: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

2. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

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From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

3. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

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Pompeii & Vesuvius: Tour from Naples

4. Pompeii & Vesuvius: Tour from Naples

This full-day tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius begins with pickup from the centrally located meeting point 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 a restaurant, which is just a short walk from the factory. After lunch the tour heads to Mount Vesuvius where you’ll have a relaxing stroll through the nature reserve and then enjoy a leisurely walk to the top. You’ll experience astonishing views of the whole Gulf of Naples from the top of the volcano!

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From Naples: Private Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Winery Tour

5. From Naples: Private Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Winery Tour

This tour begins with collection from a pre-arranged meeting point, and your driver will then take you to three key sites of the Naples region. Firstly, Pompeii is of unparalleled importance and a trip to the area would be incomplete without visiting the town, which was buried under a vast layer of burning stone and ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD79. Thanks to this layer of ash, everything was incredibly well-preserved so that visitors today can walk around an intact Roman town, enter houses, temples, amphitheatres and even a brothel, and truly feel what it was like to live in Roman times. The second stop is a vineyard located near the base of Mount Vesuvius. Here, you will be able to taste some delicious local wines and visit the vineyard. Boscotrecase, where it is located, is a town of intense agricultural activity, especially directed to the production of fine wines. Finally, visit Vesuvius itself, still an active volcano. It is a sight of rare beauty, and it was the first volcano in the world to be studied systematically (by the will of the ruling House of Bourbon). Today, Vesuvius is still monitored and controlled. See this wonder of nature to make your trip to the Naples region complete.

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Pompeii and Amalfi Coast: Shore Excursion from Naples

6. Pompeii and Amalfi Coast: Shore Excursion from Naples

Take a scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast and discover some of Italy’s most bucolic landscapes, from the brooding volcano of Mt. Vesuvius to the bougainvillea drenched streets of Positano. Your personal driver will pick you up from your cruise ship in Naples and take you to the base of Vesuvius, where you will see the oldest observatory in the world, and the sparkling islands of Ischia and Procida out to sea. Choose 1 or 2 of the 3 coastal villages, Ravello, Amalfi and Positano to visit. Either continue along the Sorrento Peninsula to Positano or go to Amalfi and discover a maze of walkways straight out of the Middle-Ages. You could drive up to Ravello, the most elegant of the area's towns, and explore villas that inspired Wagner. There, stroll through the gardens of Villa Rufolo and catch your breath as you take in some of the most spectacular panoramic views along the coast. Next, cross the mountain range separating the Amalfi Coast from the Sorrento Peninsula, for spellbinding views of Vesuvius. On arrival at Pompeii, meet your guide and walk along the original basalt roads of volcanic rocks, looking down at hundreds of white travertine spots used to reflect torch light.  Explore the buildings of the Forum, and see a display of human casts of Pompeii residents, caught by the volcano in the exact pose that they died. Then discover the Roman equivalent of today’s fast-food restaurants. Continue to the former Red Light District to admire Roman frescoes of erotic images. Visit one of the city’s 3 theaters before heading back to your cruise ship in Naples.

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Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

7. Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

The most famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius took place in the year 79 A.D. when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. With this tour, you'll see the city frozen in time in its last moment. Sorrento is situated on a terrace overlooking a splendid coastline offering a spectacular view of the Bay of Naples. Parks, villas, churches, picturesque narrow streets and resplendent weather have ensured a constant stream of visitors to the town throughout the year and over the centuries. Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast with wonderful views of picturesque medieval alleys. Don't miss the opportunity to see one of best archaeological sites in the world and see how the Romans lived before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Start with a pick-up at the cruise terminal of the port of Naples or any accommodation nearby. Transfer to Sorrento and have a walk downtown. See the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, the alleys of the old town. Transfer to Positano and take the time for a relaxing lunch on a see view restaurant serving genuine Italian dishes. Or walk downtown to the spectacular beach from where you can admire the terraced town and the cathedral of Saint Maria Assunta. After lunch, transfer to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour including the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (the main square), the curia (municipal buildings), the macellum (the butcher's market), the thermal baths, the termopolia (restaurants), the House of the Tragic Poet or the House of Melander, the bakery, the plaster casts of the victims, the Temples of Jupiter, Apollo and Venere, the lupanar (brothel) and the Fountain of the Abundance. Return back to the port of Naples.

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Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

8. Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

Enjoy a private tour of the Pompeii ruins, guided by a trained archaeologist. See former homes, walk the streets, and imagine the last moments of the inhabitants. With pickup directly from your accommodation in Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast. Be driven straight from your hotel to the main entrance of Pompeii, where the driver will introduce you to your guide. Listen as they lead you through the streets of the ancient city. Learn how the inhabitants went about their daily lives. Hear details of what happened on that fateful day. At tour's end, meet your driver at the same point and enjoy a relaxing return to your lodging.

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Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Naples by Train

9. Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Naples by Train

Enjoy a private tour of Pompeii to experience life in an everyday Roman town. Tours can be tailored to your own interests and physical abilities, but aim to take in at least one site from each type of building. Travel by electric Circumvesuviana train from in front of the cruise terminal in Naples. Trains depart every 30 minutes and take about 30 minutes to reach Pompeii. Start at the city gates, and walk along the original basalt road of volcanic rocks, looking down at hundreds of white travertine spots used to reflect torch light. See blocks of basalt emerging from the road, used by pedestrians to avoid getting wet when it rained. Explore the buildings of the Forum, such as the Temple of Apollo and Temple of the Emperor. Marvel at a display of human casts of Pompeii residents, caught by the volcano in the exact pose that they died. Discover the Roman equivalent of today’s fast-food chains. And see the bakeries of Pompeii, where carbonized loaves of bread where found during the excavations. Continue to the former Red Light District to see Roman frescoes of erotic images. Visit one of the city’s 3 theaters, either at the outdoor arena for public performances, the indoor theater for mime and poetry, or the amphitheater for gladiatorial fights. Then, break for a glass of freshly pressed orange juice before heading back to Naples port by train.

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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!

Francesco showed us around Pompeii in a small group. It was very informative. We had 4 wonderful entertaining hours. Thank you very much Francesco

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

The patrician guide in Herculaneum was very prepared and empathetic.