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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 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 Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

2. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover two of the Campania Region's gems: Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sit back and relax as your driver skilfully transports you from one location to the next. Once at each sight, take your own time to discover the ancient Roman ruins at your own pace. Begin your tour by heading to Herculaneum. Here, take some free time to walk around the impressive ruins. Marvel at the ancient thermal baths or the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Then, at the scheduled time, meet your driver to travel to your next sight: the archeological site of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy 3 hours of free time to discover the ancient remains, temples, and villas at your own pace. The historic town was covered in volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. Finally, meet your driver and return back to your hotel in Naples.

Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

3. Naples: Highlights City Pass Ticket

Save and see more with the Naples Pass which grants you a digital ticket to world-class attractions like the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum, the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, and the Royal Palace of Caserta. Get around the city with ease using the 3-day pass for the public metro, funicular, tramway, and bus. Simply download the pass to your phone and show the pass at the ticketing center for each attraction that you want to visit. Have the flexibility to decide what you want to see on the day. Avoid the hassle of waiting in line to purchase tickets. Uncover the cities that were well-preserved under ash from Vesuvius a the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum and the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. Step into the past and walk through ancient streets to unlock the secrets of Roman life. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city with a visit to the Greek, Roman and Renaissance collections at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Discover the largest palace erected in Europe during the 18th century at the Royal Palace of Caserta. Uncover one of the biggest and richest art collections in Italy at the Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte. 

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

4. 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. 

From Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

5. From Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Experience what life was like for the Ancient Romans as you embark on a captivating exploration of the ruins of Pompeii, on a day trip from Sorrento. Admire the remarkably well-kept remains of Roman temples, baths, shops, theaters, and villas, destroyed during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Take your trip to new heights as you trek to the peak of Mount Vesuvius, and absorb incredible views across the national park and the Gulf of Naples from over 1000 meter altitude. Return comfortably to your destination in Sorrento.

Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

6. Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii & Vesuvius

Immerse yourself in ancient history with this trip to the city of Pompeii, buried by lava by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. After taking in the ruins, climb the mountain itself and enjoy the panoramic views. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation or the airport, then get ready to walk through the ancient Roman streets of the buried city. The walk in Pompeii will be conducted with a guide-archaeologist. They will take you on a path between the theaters, houses, brothel, the forum and more. Then, hop in the van to reach the crater of the still active volcano. Hike to its summit to see one of the best views of the Gulf of Naples, as you learn the history of the volcano from your expert guide.

Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

7. 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.

From Naples: Van Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius

8. From Naples: Van Tour to Pompeii Ruins and Mt. Vesuvius

Discover the secrets buried under the ash in Pompeii on van tour to the archeological site. Hear facinating commentary along the way. Stop on Mount Vesuvius and make the climb to the summit of this notorious volcano. Hop aboard the van at a centrally-located meeting point in Naples. Sit back and relax as you listen to enlightening commentary on the drive. Arrive at the archeological site of Pompeii where you can purchase tickets to the site. Have time to explore the well-preserved streets and see the runs of markets, rich villas, theatres, bathhouses, and temples. Admire views of the ever-present Vesuvius standing ominously in the background. Relive the story of the city that was covered by the eruption in AD 79. Learn about local life as you see sights like the House of the Vettii, the House of the Faun, and the Forum Baths. Continue to admire the natural beauty and raw power of the active volcano that destroyed Pompeii, Vesuvius. Make the walk to the summit and look into the crater. Admire the stunning views of the Bay of Naples and breathe the air of the vineyards and the rich vegetation that surrounds it. Return to the van at the designated time and ride back to your meeting point in Naples.

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins Guided Group Tour

9. From Naples: Pompeii Ruins Guided Group Tour

Uncover the secrets buried under the ash in Pompeii on a day trip to the archeological site from Naples. Make the transfers in comfortable and well-maintained van. Hear facinating commentary along the way. Hop aboard the van at a centrally-located meeting point in the city. Sit back and relax as you listen to commentary on the drive. Arrive at the archeological site of Pompeii where you can purchase tickets to the site. Join your small group, guided by an expert guide who will explain the history of Pompeii. Have time to explore the well-preserved streets and see the runs of markets, rich villas, theatres, bathhouses, and temples. Admire views of the ever-present Vesuvius standing ominously in the background. Relive the story of the city that was covered by the eruption in AD 79. Before or after your guided tour of Pompeii, immerse yourself in the new augmented reality museum, where you will experience an interactive tour showing you what Pompeii was like before the eruption. Learn about local life as you see sights like the House of the Vettii, the House of the Faun, and the Forum Baths. Return to the van at the designated time and ride back to your meeting point in Naples. </p

From Rome: Pompeii Private Full-Day Trip with Tour

10. From Rome: Pompeii Private Full-Day Trip with Tour

Enjoy this private tour to Pompeii from Rome for 10 hours in total, with a private guide included for 2 hours and a half, and a private vehicle with driver at your disposal that will pick you up from your hotel in Rome or preferred location within the city. Once your private driver picks you up, he will take you to your destination at the archeological park. Once there you will meet your guide and start your tour. You will visit Pompeii, an ancient Roman city known for its destruction after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and for having been preserved by the effects of lava and volcanic ash almost as it was on that fateful day in 79 AD. You will admire Roman engineering and architecture and see the life of the ancient Romans by visiting both private places, such as the House of the Faun or the house of the Tragic Poet, and places of public life such as the Forum, the thermal baths, the main square, streets and alleys, temples.... You will even be able to see the remains preserved in volcanic ash of some of the authentic original inhabitants of Pompeii 2,000 years ago. After your visit to the ruins you will have free time for lunch and rest before returning to Rome, where your private driver will drop you off at the place of your choice.

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What people are saying about Villa of the Mysteries

The tour is exactly what you are looking for. The tour guide was very knowledgable, the driver was excellent and prompt. Although if you're hoping to see every corner of Pompei, I would recommend booking separate tours to stay in the site longer. But I will say that Herculaneum is as beautiful and impressive (if not more) than Pompei. Overall, I highly recommend this tour.

Fantastic tour. Really fascinating places to visit and Michele the guide was full of knowledge and experience. The day flew by so quickly we were all so engrossed. Very highly recommended and excellent value for money.

I liked it a lot, punctual, friendly, very well organized for such a visited place. There is not much time to see the cities but I understand that it is to be able to see both. Amazing experience.

Perfect way to see Vesuvio and Pompeii in one day. We also booked a lunch at a wine farm which were amazing. Both driver and guide were superb. All in all a great day.

Amazing tour guide! Funny and full of information. I think the tour was well paced and we saw a lot without feeling rushed. Would 100% recommend!