Pompeii and Herculaneum

Tour the archeological sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii. During your Pompeii tour, discover the daily life of ancient Romans in this unique site.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Full-day Pompeii and Herculaneum excursion from Naples or the Amalfi Coast
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a professional guide
  • Witness the plaster casts of those killed during the eruption, their bodies in motion as they tried to outrun the lava
  • Discover the magnificent amphitheater, the stately homes of the ancient Roman nobility, the taverns and restaurants, the lovely artifacts and works of art, and the wide avenues of a lost world
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the many local restaurants in the area
  • Travel to Ercolano and explore the ruins of Herculaneum, including monuments, fossils and mosaics, with a professional guide
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Private Pompeii Tour

Visit the ruins of two fossilized ancient towns – Pompeii and Herculaneum – in one day on this must-do tour from Naples or the Amalfi coast! After enjoying a Pompeii tour of the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with a knowledgeable guide, you can relax over a delicious, typical lunch.

Your private guide from Italy’s Best will lead you on a Pompeii tour to discover the archeological sites. See first-hand the remains from the calamitous eruption including the House of the Tragic Poet with its elaborate mosaic floors, the town Basilica and Temple of Apollo as well as the plaster casts of those killed during the eruption, their bodies captured in motion as they tried to outrun the lava. Leading you away from the crowds, you guide will show you some of the lesser-visited areas including the cemetery, the baths and a brothel.

Archaeology at Herculaneum

Spend the remainder of the day in the coastal town of Ercolano, touring the lesser-known (but equally captivating) ruins of Herculaneum with an expert guide. The remains of Herculaneum are incredibly unusual because the city was buried in mud, which preserved the structures and furnishings. Discovered by chance in 1709, the Greco-Roman urban landscape contains folding doors, peristyles, mosaics, paintings, household objects, and even the equivalent of a bank. The walls of the House of the Bicentenary carry the imprint of a cross, confirming that the Apostle Paul did indeed arrive in Pozzuoli in 63 AD. The Villa containing papyrus is unusual; it was the library of Caesar’s father-in-law, Lucio Calpurnio Pisone, and there were a limited number of shops.

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Duration

8 hours

Includes

English speaking licensed guide, Luxurious air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle with English-speaking driver, Skip-the-line tickets to Pompeii and Herculaneum

Excludes

Meals

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