A full day tour in Herculaneum and the volcano that caused its burial - Skip-the-line & transportation included
A visit to Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius in one day is an amazing experience!
My trusted driver will pick you up at your accommodation or at the cruise port, I will meet you then by the entrance of Herculaneum for our tour inside the ruins. I will be your guide only in Herculaneum. For the rest of the day my professional driver will assist you and will be at your complete disposal.
Herculaneum is much smaller, but even better preserved than Pompeii. An avalanche of 20-meter-thick muds had buried Herculaneum from the same eruption, and this made its two-storey houses, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics still well preserved and observable.
After this tour of the ruins, there will be a lunch break and then again my driver will transfer you to Mount Vesuvius.
A 20-minute walk is needed to reach the highest part of the crater: you will then enjoy an outstanding panoramic view on the amazing Bay of Naples!
**THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ON REQUEST**
The tour starts with a 2-hour guided tour in Herculaneum with me. We will visit 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.
Then, a lunch break in a typical Italian restaurant, with good wine and traditional dishes!
At the top of the volcano there is a crater rim that affords a view into the crater, that still fumes slightly sometimes. Besides that you will have a stunning panorama overseeing the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento Coast and more. Everyone has to walk on their own the last 750 metres steeply uphill. Closed-in shoes are essential.
After, you will walk back down to meet your driver who will take you back to the meeting location.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Modern Mercedes/Ford minivan or car
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 euros - 10 euros admission fee to Mt. Vesuvius;
13 euros admission fee to Herculaneum;
20 euros for meals - optional
Prices per person
Due to Italian rules, I'm licensed to guide you inside museums, archaeological areas, cities.
I'm not a licensed driver.
For tours including private transportation my associated professional driver will be at your disposal.
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A very well organised and informative tour of Herculaneum with Paolo, both in planning and on the day. I was able to see all the important buildings and learn a lot about how the people lived (and sadly died). I believe having the insights of a professional was definitely an advantage. Logistics were also very well managed. Andreas was on time and managed the Naples traffic and the long winding drive up to Vesuvius brilliantly. My thanks to the team, the tour definitely met my expectations.