A full immersion in the Roman history
Pompeii and Herculaneum are the two most important archaeological sites in the world.
The two archaeological areas are so different although they are so close to each other. They are different, first of all, because the two ancient cities were different: Pompeii was bigger and was basically a trading city; Herculaneum was smaller and was essentially a residential town for rich. They are different, moreover, because both cities were destroyed by the same eruption of the volcano Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, but the effects of the eruption were not the same and made them different also in the state of preservation.
Visiting both let you have a complete idea about the life in a Roman city 2000 years ago, investigating much better both public and private aspects of the Roman world.
*If you are on a cruise ship, please inquire me for a customized tour with private transportation.
We meet where previously agreed for the pick up and drive to Pompeii.
In Pompeii, we focus on the public life of the ancient Romans, because the public buildings are more numerous and better preserved than in Herculaneum. We go to see the theatres, the baths, the "red light district", the city centre and the famous "petrified bodies".
After the tour of Pompeii we get in the car and drive to Herculaneum. You can decide to have lunch in Pompeii, Herculaneum or in a place on the way before the tour of Herculaneum.
In Herculaneum, we can have a better and more intimate look at the private life of the ancient Romans. We see the skeletons of the victims and go to visit different private houses and shops.
We spend approximately 2 hours per each archaeological site plus time for lunch if you want to have it between the two visits.
At the end of the tour we drive to the place we previously agreed for the drop off.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Naples Salerno), Cruise Ship Port (Naples Salerno Sorrento Amalfi), Airport (Naples Salerno), Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Train station, harbour, airport or your hotel
Duration: 6 hours
The duration of 6 hours is approximate. It depends on where are the pick up and drop off points and how long it takes the lunch. Anyway, this approximate estimate considers the visits of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the lunch and the transfers.
Private car (a/c minivan or sedan) with a professional driver for the transfers
Estimated Local Cash Needed
29 Euro - - Cost per person of the entrance tickets for both sites (€ 16 Pompeii plus € 13 Herculaneum).
Free entrance for under 18 showing a valid identification document (passport, ID card, etc.).
Reduced ticket (€ 2 per site) for under 25 from all the countries of the European Union.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.