Herculaeum and Mount Vesuvius - Shore Excursion

Tour Number

Activity Level

413485


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

A day tour in Herculaneum and on the Volcano that caused its burial - skip the line included


THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS AND REQUESTS.

The thriving Roman city met its fate in 79 A. D. , when the Mount Vesuvius erupted. The ash from Mt. Vesuvius buried the entire town with many of its inhabitants.

Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved then Pompeii. While Pompeii had been covered in four to five meters of ashes, an avalanche of muds 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum.
Second stories, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still preserved. With my explanation I'll make the city come to life.

After the lunch break the driver will bring you at the Mount Vesuvius.
A 20 minutes walk is needed to reach the highest part of the crater, where local guides who give to the visitors a short guidance (included in the cost of the ticket). Half hour guidance at the crater with the volcanological guide

Itinerary

The tour starts with 2 hours guided tour in Herculaeum with me.

A wonderful 2 hours walk through the city of Herculaneum with Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more then 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 in a typical Italian restaurant tasting some good wine and some traditional dishes.

At the top of the volcano is a crater rim that affords a view into the crater that still fumes slightly. 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 his own the last 750 metres steeply uphill. Closed-in shoes are essential. Half hour guidance with the volcanological guide you will meet on the top of the crater.
After you will walk back down to meet your driver.

**AS YOU ARRIVE TO HERCULANEUM I CAN BUY THE TICKETS FOR YOU IF YOU WISH, SO TO SKIP THE LINE, EVERYTHI

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Port of Salerno or any other meeting location

End location: Port of Salerno or any other meeting location

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Modern Mercedes Minivan

What’s Included

My half day guidance in Herculaneum(I will be with you only in Herculaneum, the rest of the day my partner driver will look after you)

Full day transportation with a private Mercedes and a profession al driver

Half hour guidance at the crater with the volcanological guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euros - 10 euros admission fee Mt.Vesuvius;
11 euros admission fee Herculaneum;
20 euros meals optional
prices are per person

What’s Extra

Entrance fees.
- Herculaneum: 11 Euros per person, free under 18
- Mount Vesuvius: 10 Euros per person
-Meals / drinks

Restrictions

If you don't find what your looking for, contact me and I will customize an itinerary just for you!

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Giancarlo R.

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