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Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

1. 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 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 Naples: Pompeii and Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Naples: Pompeii and Wine Tasting Tour

Visit the ruins of Pompeii and discover the shops, brothels, baths and villas of an everyday town of the Roman Republic, buried under lava and ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Gain unique insight into the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the ancient town. Then, take a guided tour of the vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and experience the passion of Sorrentino wines, with viticulture in their DNA. Learn about the origins of the wines. Hear about their unique characteristics from the sunburnt ground, and fertilized with periodical lava flows. Discover the story of wines like “Lacryma Christi”, written by the hand of nature at her most violent. It’s a story that has gone on for decades, thanks to a tenacious family that knew how to support a territory rich in precious fruit. After exploring the vineyards on the “violent” slopes, relax over a delicious Mediterranean lunch, served with wines of the region, such as “Falanghina,” “Lacryma Christi,” “Aglianico” and many other renowned varieties.

Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

3. Pompeii: Guided Walking Tour With Entrance Ticket

Skip the lines and explore the ancient city of Pompeii on a guided walking tour. Learn about daily life and the people who once lived there. Visit important buildings, including the Forum and the Thermal Baths. Get ready to explore the excavation site where, gradually over the last few centuries, the Ancient Roman town has been uncovered. Many of its landmarks are remarkably well-preserved after being buried by volcanic ash for nearly 2 millennia. On this walking tour, you will discover what everyday life was like for a Roman in the town and you will see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and even streets with shops displaying signs selling produce including wine. With the help of a professional guide, you will learn more about the history of this town and what happened on that day in 79 AD when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

4. Pompeii: VIP Tour with an Archaeologist plus Entry Tickets

Avoid the lines with your tickets which skip-the-line access. The cursed city of Pompeii once flourished with life, cultural awakenings, and a buzzing civilization. But when tragedy stroke and the Vesuvius erupted burning everything in its path, the city of Pompeii became remains and ruins perfectly preserved. On this historical 2-hour private day trip, you have a chance to take a trip back in time to explore the ancient city of Pompeii. Its ruins, history and your licensed guide await! Your historical journey starts in Pompeii’s entrance "Porta Marina Superiore" where you will meet with your licensed guide. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Wander through its streets and thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will make the city come back to life. The city of Pompeii once bustled with life and you can see that as you visit its theatre, the sacred area, and a brothel. What’s even more impressive is the plastered casts of some of the victims. Find out how the ashes and the techniques used to uncover the city helped to preserve the remains almost intact. You will have an expert by your side to answer all your questions.

From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

5. From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of Naples and Pompeii following the "Highway of the Sun" through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani.". Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the historic fishing quarter of Santa Lucia.  Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell Ovo. Next, 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 excavations. Your guide will explain Pompeii's tragic story from an archaeological perspective and uncover what has lain beneath the ashes. Afterward, on the way back to Rome, 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.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

6. 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. 

Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

7. Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

Explore the beautiful ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on a private 5-hour tour with a licensed guide. This experience will take you on a trip back in time where you’ll see how these two towns were affected by the Vesuvius eruption in their own ways. Thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will bring the cities back to life. If you feel like changing the route a bit, that's no problem—everything can be customized. Your historical journey starts at the Pompeii’s train station where your guide will wait for you. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Feel the history as you visit the theater, the sacred area, and a brothel with signs and symbols all around. See the preservation techniques in all its splendor with the plastered casts of some of the victims. Herculaneum offers a different sight to its visitors. Here, you have a panoramic view of the city and its ruins and remains due to how different the eruption and ashes reached the town. See the contrasts between these two cursed cities and how different they were affected by the eruption. While in Pompeii you see more of the public areas, in Herculaneum you have an intimate look into the lives of the people that used to live here. Check out an ancient shore, a private house, a bakery, and more.

Pompeii:Skip-the-Line Entry Small Group Guided Tour

8. Pompeii:Skip-the-Line Entry Small Group Guided Tour

The vast site is one of the best-preserved reminders of what life was like during the Roman Empire, and this especially designed “best of” tour unveils the "Buried City" to uncover its amazing history and tragic end. Led by an official Pompeii tour guide, you will wander the fully preserved streets of Pompeii and visit the incredible and emotional sights from a city that was buried under the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Skip the long lines to enter the ruins, and stroll past the remains of shops, temples, public baths, and houses that comprised the once-thriving city. Hear fascinating stories about life in the Roman Republic, and see how ordinary people lived nearly 2,000 years ago. See the remains of a Roman bakery where the food is still almost intact. Go to the Temple of Apollo and Roman Forum, along with an ancient supermarket and an old cemetery. Marvel at the eerie and heart-wrenching plaster casts of those caught in the eruption at the exact moment of their death. You can also go to one of the old brothels (if appropriate for your group), and stroll along the old city walls for panoramic views of Naples. Touring in a small group, you will never struggle to hear your guide and will have plenty of time to ask any questions you might have. The expert guides have dedicated their lives to the study of this city, and no one else is better qualified to introduce you to this jewel of world heritage.

Torre Annunziata: Oplontis Villa Poppaea (Roman Villa) Tour

9. Torre Annunziata: Oplontis Villa Poppaea (Roman Villa) Tour

The Oplontis villa is located within the modern city of Torre Annunziata, about 3 kilometers from ancient Pompeii. It's named Villa Poppaea, after Emperor Nero's wife, thanks to a graffiti that bears that name. You'll explore this huge villa, with about 90 rooms, which was built along the coast of Campania and preserves the most extraordinary frescoes found in the Vesuvian area. Your guided tour starts from the northern garden, continues to the spa area and in all the southern areas with striking frescoes in Second Style and Third Style of ancient Roman painting. A long portico leads to the patronal and servile atrium, and nearby you can see some perfectly preserved latrines! You'll pass through a wide and long corridor to the eastern peristyle surrounded by finely decorated rooms, with a huge swimming pool at the center, which was surrounded by bronze and marble statues. Your licensed guide will show you the structure of the villa, and its many gardens, halls, corridors, an inner spa district, the triclinium communicating with the kitchen, rest areas, bathrooms for men and women, servant areas, a peristyle with fountain, and a huge 70-meter swimming pool overlooked by representative rooms frescoed with paintings that probably merged with planted plant elements. When you explore, look out for the refined and sumptuous pictorial decorations scattered throughout the villa. The most significant frescoes are those of the Tuscan-style Atrium, including the famous wicker basket with figs and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Pompeii 3-Hour Walking Tour

10. Pompeii 3-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 3-hour guided tour, and travel back to the days of the Roman Empire. You will learn how the town was buried under molten ash and lava by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your guide will bring the Roman Republic to life for an intense experience as you discover remarkably intact structures and learn how the Romans lived both in public and private. Hear why UNESCO inscribed Pompeii and Herculaneum on the World Heritage list for their "complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world". Discover highlights such as Marina Gate, Basilica (court house), Forum, Sarno Baths, Triangolar Forum, Teatro Grande, Odeion (small theatre), House of Menander, Lupanar (brothel), bakery, House of the Faun, Forum Baths, Termopolium Capuano, House of Tragic Poet, plaster casts, Temple of Jupiter, Temple of Apollo and Temple of Venus.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,119 reviews

Had a tour of the ruins with Rita I believe her name was this morning and it was the best experience ever. Started on time , extremely informative and interesting. She never went too fast , didn’t lose us and we understood her English perfectly. I would recommend this tour and guide to anyone visiting Italy and I would love to return to see Pompeii again in the future because of the wonderful experience today. -Khaydia , Alicia and Abdel.

From our warm welcome from Roberto to the very interesting tour, this is a fabulous day spent exploring. Miguel was knowledgeable and gave us great insight into these archeological treasures

Our guide was fantastic and really knew history! The pictures and additional information really enhanced the experience for my family and I. Highly recommend!

As Pompeii is huge it helped to have a guide. Ours was very knowledgeable and didn’t rush around, a nice meander with lots of facts and insights

The guide during the tour and in Pompei were both amusing. Much knowledge and very friendly.