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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum - Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii

Guilty of decimating Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79, Mt Vesuvius looms over the Bay of Naples like a beautiful, silent menace.

Stopped in their tracks by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Herculaneum and Pompeii offer the best look anywhere at what life in Rome must have been like around 2,000 years ago.

per adult from

$132

AUD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Accommodation - Port - Train station - Airport pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide (if option selected)
    • Driver
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Professional guide (if option not selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park
    • Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
    • Entry/Admission - Punto di Accesso Sentiero del Gran Cono del Vesuvio
    • Entry/Admission - Vesuvio National Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Pompeii Archaeological Park, Porta Marina (via Villa dei Misteri), 80045 Pompeii Italy

    You will meet a licensed guide at the main gate in Pompeii, after purchasing tickets, the tour begins and you will be led by the guide through the ruins of this amazing ancient town.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Piazza Porta Marina, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    This gate provides access to the west of the city and it is the most impressive among the seven gates of Pompeii.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Forum, Via Villa dei Misteri, 80045 Pompeii Italy

    The Civil Forum is the core of daily life of the city and is the focal point of all the main public buildings for city administration and justice, business management, and trade activities such as markets, as well as the main places of citizen worship.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica, Vicolo Delle Terme 2, 80045 Pompeii Italy

    This space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice. It is accessed from the Forum through five entrances separated by tuff pillars

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Thermopolium, Via delle Terme, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

    This was a small cook-shops where hot food was sold

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Casa del Fauno, Via Villa Dei Misteri 2, 80045 Pompeii Italy

    It is one of the larger houses of Pompeii, covering an entire block of about 3000 sqm and, according to its original layout, it dates back to the 2nd century BC.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: House of the Vettii, Vicolo dei Vetti, Pompeii Italy

    The house, one of the richest and most famous in Pompeii, is under the protection of Priapus, the god of prosperity, painted to the right of the door, symbolizing the economic success of the owners, the brothers Aulus Vettius Restitutus and Aulus Vettius Conviva liberti, who became rich through trade.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), Via Del Foro, 26, Pompeii Italy

    The pool is found to the left, whereas a colonnade is found to the right, which leads to the men's quarters, which are split into the apodyterium (dressing room), with the frigidarium (for cold baths), which leads to the tepidarium (for medium temperature baths) and then to the calidarium (for hot baths).

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Teatro Grande, Via Paganora 19/A, Pompeii Italy

    The Grand Theatre was built by exploiting the natural slope of the hill for the construction of the auditorium. The staircase was separated into three areas with corridors, which were in turn divided into five sectors, and was based on a passage with a barrel vault.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano Italy

    You will be taken by your driver to the Archeological Park of Herculaneum. There, you meet a licensed guide at the main gate and after purchasing tickets, your tour begins. You will be led by the guide through the ruins of this amazing ancient town.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: Salone della Barca di Ercolano, Ercolano Scavi, Ercolano Italy

    You will admire one of the last discoveries made by archaeologists, the incredibly restored remains of a boat dug up in the marina area, the same one where 300 skeletons were found.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Punto di Accesso Sentiero del Gran Cono del Vesuvio, Parco Nazionale del, Vesuvio, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

    The nature trail n. 5 “Il Gran Cono” starts from the Piazzale (square) at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level in the municipality of Herculaneum at the end of the provincial road Ercolano-Vesuvio. At the moment, the Piazzale hosts a parking area for those who come by car.

    Before starting the climb, you can visit one of the info points of the Vesuvius National Park where you can receive useful information about the protected area and buy a map.

    From the Piazzale you can already enjoy a splendid view of the northern side of Mount Somma with the cognoli of Sant'Anastasia and Punta Nasone, the top of the ancient volcano which 1,132 metres high, opposite the cognoli of Ottaviano and Levante. While looking upwards, you can hold your breath and see from below what will be the ascent to the bottom edge of Sterminator Vesevo.

    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Stop At: Vesuvio National Park, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

    Approximately 40 minutes drive from the highway to the point closest to trail that takes to the summit. An approximately 35 min. walk to the top of the volcano. An approximately 35 min. walk back down to the car. Approximately 40 min. drive down to the highway.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Casa dei Cervi, Cardo V Sito Archeologico di Ercolano, Ercolano Italy

    One of the wealthiest private homes in Herculaneum, its owner was certainly a billionaire.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: if streets allow, straight from your accommodation, otherwise at the spot accessible by car closest to your accommodation. Cruise docking (if coming on a Cruise ship) in the Naples area, Salerno & Amalfi coast area, Sorrento's area. From the train platform (if you come by train).Dates: DailyReturn point: Pickup point or any different requested drop off point located in the area of the excursionAirports
    • Naples Airport, Naples Italy
    • Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport, Via Olmo, snc, 84092 Bellizzi SA, Italy
    • Sorrento Airport, Sorrento Italy
    Ports
    • Naples
    • Sorrento
    • Positano
    • Amalfi
    • Salerno
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Car+driver - no guide 1/28/2020 - 12/7/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Guide & Driver 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Driver+Guide at the ruins o-b 1/28/2020 - 12/7/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Driver & Guide - same person 8/25/2020 - 12/7/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Car + Driver min 4 pax 2/26/2020 - 12/7/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Vehicle+driver - no guide o-b 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • If passenger are on a Cruise ship, at time of booking, They must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by A DRIVE INTO THE BLUE

Activity ID: V-16006P5

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