Explore the extraordinary Pompeii with a private guide and discover the cause of its destruction: the Mount Vesuvius
This private tour is designed for visitors who want to learn about the ancient Romans' way of being and living, their habits and culture and to admire the extraordinary power of the nature climbing to the Crater of a still active volcano: the Mount Vesuvius.
The driver will come to pick you up at the prearranged meeting location. The driving from Naples to Pompeii takes apx 30 minutes. You will be flanking the slope of the Volcano Vesuvius on the left; on the right you have the entire Bay of Naples. Our walking tour in Pompeii will be focused on Porta Marina, the Basilica, the Forum, the Market Place and the Granaries, the Public Bath, a Pistrinum (bakery). After the visit you will proceed by car to explore Vesuvius. On the way up to the Crater, stop on the slope of the Volcano to enjoy a typical lunch, overlooking the Bay. On the way up, there are chances to observe some volcanic rocks and the local flora. Once reached the parking lot, at 3000 ft, you will leave the car, purchase the tickets and start your climbing. It takes 25 minutes. Once on the top you can explore half of the border of the crater enjoying the view of the bottom of the crater and of the Bay of Naples. After such an intense day, your driver will softly drive you back to your place in Naples.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Terminal of Naples where the private tours start or at your Hotel in Naples
End location: The tour ends where it starts
Duration: 8 hours
Private Deluxe Mercedes Vehicle with all comforts.
* Deluxe vehicle with professional driver, parking, fuel and all taxes.
* My services as your licensed private tour guide in Pompeii
Estimated Local Cash Needed
21 Euros PER PERSON: - 11 Euros per person - Admission ticket to the Excavations of Pompeii (free entrance for kids under 18 years old with ducuments)
10 Euros per person - Admission ticket to the National Park of Mount Vesuvius (reductions for kids and students)
* Admission fees to the Excavations of Pompeii and to the National Park of the Mount Vesuvius
* NOTE: Additional fees may apply if you want me to meet you at a location other than the entrance of the Excavations of Pompeii.
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Giuseppe was a wonderful guide for our last day in Italy! He catered the logitics of the trip to our personal needs - he picked us up in Positano and guided us to Pompeii and Vesuvius before dropping us in Naples for our return flight. The entire day we knew we were in good and extremely knowledgable hands. He clearly has deep knowledge of the area and shared that knowledge in a very interesting and enjoyable way. Five stars for Giuseppe!