• Location: Naples, Italy
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples

Explore the ruins of Herculaneum

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.

Customer Reviews

tucpine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It is always fascinating to wonder thru ruins of Pompeii. The excavated ruins gives one a window of opportunity to see and understand a past civilization in the present day. But, to take it several steps further, one must also visit Herculaneum. The ruins are more complete, the mosaics are far more numerous and varied, and the wall murals are outstanding. The history ofHerculaneum is fascinating and well worth the time. This trip should not be missed.

patrick.connally

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour guide was exceptional. He spoke multiple languages and accommodated the linguistic needs of our group. The tours were informative, interesting and fun. The guide answered all questions, and was easy and fun to be around!

Irene

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Really worth a visit. Pompeii was impressive, and our guide was good. The site was very big, so with the limited time we could only visit a small part of it, but our guide picked a variety of buildings so that we could see different aspects of people's lives. Herculaneum was a pleasant surprise, because more details were preserved there, and you would see things different from those in Pompeii, not just a repeat of it.

ItalyIndeed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Top quality!

Schoolies weeks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

All of this tour screams quality and quantity. Quantity is in the extent of the tour not too many people n the group. No dramas professional passionate guides meet you on the main bus with years of experience. Then we split into groups based on your language. We had the male guide sorry name escapes me but his Naples birth place showed in his love for the city and Pompeii PS He is also an archaeologist and it showed. Don't miss this trip

Margaret D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A great but very full day. The guides were wonderful and made the day special.

Philip D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Well done.

Howard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

very good tour and guide, especially Herculaneum!

lenbritton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

While the crowds at pompeii were massive, our charming guide sarah did a good job of negotiating the milling throng on arrival at the site and during the tour and in explaining the functions and significance of the various rooms, roads and public spaces we saw.The lunch provided at pomeii was excellent and the tour team handled efficiently post- lunch the logistics of streaming the tour group into those going on to mount vesuvius, those returning to Naples and those who had elected to visit Herculaneum after pompeii.The Herculaneum visit, where there were only small crowd numbers ,was very informative and enjoyable. The hotel pick-up and set-down before and after the tour was also handled efficiently.Brava Sarah. Len Britton

Rosario A United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

i don't know which one impress me the most- Pompeii or Herculaneum. Take both...you'll learn so much.
If you have problems walking, plan accordingly as this has little hills, you will do a lot of walking throughout the cities...

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