Tour including Herculaneum and the volcano Vesuvius that caused its burial (with private transportation)
Visiting Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius in one day is an amazing experience!
My driver will meet you at your accommodation or at the cruise port, while I will meet you in Herculaneum for our tour inside the archaeological area. I will be with you only here, then you'll spend the rest of the day with my driver, who will be at your complete disposal until your drop-off.
Herculaneum is a very well preserved Roman city dating back to 79 AD, buried at the time by a 20 meters thick layer of mud erupted by the Mount Vesuvius. Two-storey houses, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are all still incredibly well preserved.
After our tour inside you will have a lunch break, at the end of which you will reach Mount Vesuvius thanks to a professional driver. To reach the highest part of the mountain, to the crater, you'll need to walk for 20 minutes by your - there will be an outstanding, unbelievable panoramic view!
I CAN ALSO CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR ON YOUR NEEDS
-Pick-up at your accommodation or at the cruise ports of Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi
A wonderful 2-hours walk through the city of Herculaneum with the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the gymnasium, the House of the Dears and much more.
-Lunch break, if required in a typical Italian restaurant, winery or pizzeria
-Transfer to Mount Vesuvius and hike to the crater:
At the top of the volcano there is a rim that allows a view into the crater, that still fumes slightly. Besides that you will have a stunning panorama overseeing the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia. Everyone has to walk on their own the last 750 metres steeply uphill. Closed-in shoes are essential.
-Then you will walk back down to meet your driver and to go back to the meeting location.
**IN HERCULANEUM I CAN ASSIST YOU IN BUYING THE TICKETS IF YOU WISH, EVERYTHING WILL BE DONE IN A FEW MINUTES**
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Private modern Mercedes or Ford minivan or car
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 euros - 13€ admission fees to Herculaneum
About 20€ for meals, not obliged to stop
10€ admission fees to Mount Vesuvius
Prices per person
According to my country regulation, my guidance is allowed inside museums, archaeological areas, cities and more.
Since I'm not a driver, for tours with private transportation my associated professional driver will be at your disposal.
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We had a very personable driver, Angelo, who met us at ship, helped find lunch and took us up to Vesuvius and back on time, even played us music. He coordinated with Felicia, an antiquities expert who took us though Herculaneum in the morning. She was fabulous for her knowledge, ability to speak to and beyond the interests of our grandkids with passion and with great visuals. Roberto at the top of the crater was wonderful also. This was our favorite day, packed with learning and experiences for a lifetime