Duration: 9 hours
The private Shore Excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvio leaves from the dock of your ship at 8:00am where you meet one of our English speaking driver-guide waiting for you holding a sign with your name on. You drive directly to Pompeii where we highly suggest to have a local licensed English speaking guide with you for a 2 hours private Tour of the excavations: the extra cost is Euro 100 total. This old Roman city was destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD leaving perfectly preserved baths, theatres, temples, markets and forums that bring you back into the lives of ancient Romans.
Next you continue to Herculaneum for another visit of the ruins, less known but even better preserved than Pompeii: the difference is that Herculaneum was buried by a river of volcanic mud, not the tufa stone and ash that rained on Pompeii. When the town was rediscovered in 1709, amateur excavations were carried out intermittently until 1874 and much of the material found was cleared away to Naples to decorate the houses of the wealthy or to end up in museums. Serious archaeological work begun in 1927 and excavations still carry on today. Following the tour continues with the visit of the volcano “Vesuvio”, responsible for the destruction of both Pompeii and Herculaneum. Your driver-guide will suggest you some local trattoria for lunch in the area, and after, you drive all the way up to the volcano to admire one of the most beautiful panoramas over Naples. The still active volcano dominates the landscape, looming ominously over Naples and its province. In the afternoon a nice drive back to the port right on time to re-board your ship.
- please, dress respectfully to visit the holy buildings: cover your knees and shoulders;
- if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited;
- watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.
- Entrance to Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins 22 Euro per person.
Price includes private vehicle with driver-guide.
Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.
For more passengers we use additional vehicles due to the strict Italian laws and regulations about public transportation carrying more than 8 people, in any case don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.
To book our services you have the choice to pay with Euro cash money at the end of service or to pre-pay the total fee by credit card with an additional 15%. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.