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Overview

Explore the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii on this day trip from Naples. Led by a local guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed site of Pompeii (own expense), which lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries following Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Afterward, head to a cameo and coral factory to watch the craftsmen at work before sitting down to a traditional Italian lunch. Top off the afternoon with a trip to Ercolano to discover the ruins of Herculaneum (own expense.) Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Naples.
  • Full-day Pompeii and Herculaneum excursion from Naples
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a guide
  • Learn about Mount Vesuvius’ AD 79 eruption that buried many of Campania’s towns for centuries
  • Visit a coral and cameo factory, and then enjoy lunch in Ristorante Vesuvio
  • Travel to Ercolano and explore the ruins of Herculaneum at leisure, seeing monuments, fossils and mosaics

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Begin your trip with pickup from your select Naples hotel and hop aboard your coach toward Pompeii. Once buried under a blanket of ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD, the city wasn't unearthed until the 18th century.

As you enter (own expense), follow your guide through the ruins and learn the fascinating history behind the ancient city. Pass excavations of the Teatro Grande, which once housed up to 5,000 spectators, and the Forum.

Continue to a family-run corals and cameo factory to learn more about the jewelry-making process. Afterward, walk to the 18th-century Ristorante Vesuvio for a delicious, Italian-style lunch.

Journey next to the coastal town of Ercolana, where the ruins of Herculaneum reside, another town struck during the infamous eruption. Though Pompeii is more widely-known, Herculaneum hosts a wealth of archaeological treasures. Enter (own expense) and explore at leisure, admiring the ancient monuments, preserved mosaics and fossils nearly 2,000 years old.

Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.

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, May 2018

Not a great start to the tour with the bus being over 30 minutes late, then sitting on bus while tour guides ran around talking to each other and not advising customers what was happening.
On the drive to Pompeii the driver did not speak we had no guide on our transport they all seemed to be sitting together on big bus.
Arrived Pompeii stood around wandering what was happening again nothing seemed organised. Finally got into Pompeii with a guide, would have preferred to have been left to wander on our on a been given a time to be back at bus. Only got to spend about a hour at Pompeii which was not long enough then rushed off to a local restaurant for lunch which I would have preferred to have missed and spent more time in Pompeii as that was the point of the tour. Again had to wait for bus to go to Herculaneum no communication from guides as to what was happening. Herculaneum was fantastic we just wandered off on our own, but again would have liked the guide to tell us what time the bus was leaving. Would not recommend this tour. Very very disappointed, especially when we had much better tours for the rest of our holiday with other tour operators.

, Apr 2018

Fantastic! Tour guide was knowledgeable, showed us all the wonderful parts of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The lunch was very good, waiters were excellent and made a fuss of my children. This was not rushed and we had 4 courses.
Would recommend this tour for families as well as individuals. much enjoyed

, Apr 2018

The two ladies acting as our guides ruined the experience. Neither one appeared to know what to do and they literally wasted over an hour as the group waited to enter Pompeii. We just sat or stood around before entering the gates. . . watching literally hundreds of other people enter the grounds. If I could, I would request my money back. Once inside Pompeii the guides continued to destroy the experience with dismal explanations of what we were observing. Pompeii was a frustrating trip and a complete waste of money.

Herculaneum, however, was delightful. The guide, a different lady, was knowledgeable and easy to understand and kept us moving at an easy pace. These ruins were well preserved and so different than Pompeii.

, Mar 2018

incredible guide

, Mar 2018

Stephania provided a great day rich in history! Pompeii was such a marvelous city before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Our guide is a wonderful historian and story teller bringing the ruins to life. Herculaneum is a must see-- this lesser known city is an active archeological site and a must see!


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