Private Tour of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Vesuvius from Naples
Our private tour or shore excursion embarks from Naples at a pre-arranged meeting point with our guests, be it the Naples Railway Station, your hotel, or the Port. This captivating full-day excursion introduces you to three of the world’s most beloved tourist destinations: Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Vesuvius, and at the end of the tour, our driver will return you to your chosen location.
Highlights of the Tour:
Ercolano (Herculaneum): Ercolano, a small town founded by the Greeks in the 5th century BC, suffered a fate similar to nearby Pompeii following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Smaller and perhaps less crowded than the more famous Pompeii, Ercolano offers an even more intimate glimpse into Roman life at the time. The state of preservation of the archaeological remains is excellent, better than the ruins of Pompeii, because while the latter was initially covered in ash and pumice, Ercolano was buried under tens of meters of hot mud, which, solidifying into tuff, preserved the city perfectly until excavation began in 1738. During the guided tour, you can explore not only the excavations themselves but also the Archaeological Site and the Virtual Archaeology Museum.
Pompeii Ruins: The archaeological excavations of Pompeii are among the best-known and most-visited historical destinations globally. The Roman city still retains its incredible charm and the marks of an unprecedented natural disaster that made it immortal. Over the years, the excavations have brought back to life the circus, temples, streets, domus with beautiful frescoed walls, sculptures, gardens, fountains, and even authentic ancient graffiti on street walls. A life that resurfaces thanks to the passion and constant work of numerous archaeologists who have fallen in love with this city and wish to see it shine again.
Vesuvius (Vesuvio): Vesuvius, standing at 1,281 meters, is one of the two active volcanoes on the European continent (the other being the Campi Flegrei supervolcano), and it is one of the most significant symbols of this region. Located in the stunning Vesuvius National Park, it is about fifteen kilometers from Naples. Throughout its history, it has alternated between periods of dormancy and seismic activity, from the disastrous eruption in 79 AD to those in 1631 and 1944. Currently, it is in a quiescent phase, though numerous fumaroles are visible in its crater. After visiting the crater, the tour allows you to explore many other attractions, such as the Valley of Hell, the Atrio del Cavallo, the vineyards where the famous “Lacryma Christi” wine is produced, and the Vesuvian Observatory.
Discover the rich history and natural wonders of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Vesuvius with our private tour. Contact us today to experience these iconic Italian destinations.
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