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From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

2. Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

Experience an unforgettable shore excursion from Naples including a group tour in Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an expert Archaeologist guide. See the major highlights. First, get picked up from Naples Central Station. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Pompeii in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. When you arrive, benefit from skip-the-line entry and then take a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman city. Learn about how the area was buried by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.  As you walk, learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived. See all the most important public buildings and private houses on a 2-hour walk. Highlights include the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the Forum Baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the Bakery, the House of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the House of Tragic Poet, and the plaster casts. Then, after a 1-hour lunch in downtown Pompeii, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to Herculaneum for another 2-hour guided tour. Once again, enter with skip-the-line tickets, and see how Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. See how whilst Pompeii was covered by 4 to 5 meters of ashes, Herculaneum was buried under a landslide of 20-meter deep mud. During the tour, discover carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics which are still preserved. Highlights include the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the Samnite House, the Gymnasium, the House of the Dears, and much more. Finally, get dropped off back at the train station in time for your onward departure.

From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

3. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover two of the Campania Region's gems: Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sit back and relax as your driver skilfully transports you from one location to the next. Once at each sight, take your own time to discover the ancient Roman ruins at your own pace. Begin your tour by heading to Herculaneum. Here, take some free time to walk around the impressive ruins. Marvel at the ancient thermal baths or the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Then, at the scheduled time, meet your driver to travel to your next sight: the archeological site of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy 3 hours of free time to discover the ancient remains, temples, and villas at your own pace. The historic town was covered in volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. Finally, meet your driver and return back to your hotel in Naples.

Pompeii: Skip the line ticket & Virtual Museum Entry Tickets

4. Pompeii: Skip the line ticket & Virtual Museum Entry Tickets

Explore one of the world’s best-preserved archaeological sites with an entrance ticket to Pompeii then time travel and see the site through the eyes of a citizen at the Virtual Archaeological Museum. Discover at your own pace the ancient ruins of the city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore this important archaeological site, which covers over 50 hectares: walk around the central Forum and admire the surroundings with imposing Mount Vesuvius in the background. Imagine the hustle and bustle of the center of the city, with remnants of columns and doorways still present. Wander through the streets and uncover remnants of the city's aqueduct, street fountains, public baths, private houses, businesses, and statues. Marvel at the amphitheater and dramatic theater which were once packed with eager spectators. See what remains of colorful frescoes of the houses and businesses. Complete your visit and explore life before and during the fire-and-brimstone carnage of Pompeii's eruption in 79 AD with the Multimedia Video: experience a perfect reconstruction of a part of ancient Pompeii. Become the protagonists of daily life in Ancient Pompeii and relive the splendor of its houses and its most important buildings in 3D, before the fury of the volcano erases the magnificence of one of the richest and most vital cities in the Roman Empire. The experience ends with the spectacle of the terrible eruption of Vesuvius which decreed the end of the city

From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

5. From Sorrento: Herculaneum Guided Tour with easy Lunch

Enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you travel with your guide to one of the ancient cities buried from a volcanic disaster and preserved in time. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Herculaneum, where the preserved ancient city holds some of the original organic objects of its era from before AD 79. Learn about the history of the city from your specialized guide. See the food, wooden beds, doors and houses, and other almost completely preserved objects during your guided tour. Learn about how the city was uncovered in the 18th century, and how it was a precursor to the discovery of Pompeii by decades. Stop and enjoy the views of a typical vineyard in Italy, along with lunch overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Once the tour and dining are over, relax on your complementary drive back to your accommodation in Sorrento. Please note: tour in German language available on Tuesdays only.

Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

6. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Private Tour with Transportation

This tour consists in a marvelous walk around of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this tour you'll be able to see all the major highlights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a town that is still alive. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses on a walking tour. Highlights include the Marina gate, the basilica, the forum, the forum baths, the lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the house of Tragic Poet and the plaster casts. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant, winery or pizzeria. Then go to Herculaneum for another private guided tour. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in four to five meters of ashes, a landslide of 20-meter deep mud buried Herculaneum.  Carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still preserved and the city will come to life with a two-hour tour by your guide. Highlights include the 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.

Herculaneum and Pompei group excursion from Sorrento

7. Herculaneum and Pompei group excursion from Sorrento

Departure from Sorrento with air conditioned bus and an authorized English speaking guide for a full immersion into the local history, visiting the suggestive archaeological sites of Pompei and Ercolano. Following the eruption of the Volcano Mount Vesuvio in the year 79 AD, Pompei lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of wonders of the world and the excavations begun in the 18th century are still being carried out today. The guide will take you slowly throught some of ancient streets of Pompei where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by Roman in the year 80 BC. Moreover it willbe possible to admire the incredibly well preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and the floors on the Villas. When the eruption of 79 AD occurred, Ercolano was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today. So this tour gives to visitors the possibility to have a better idea on the Roman lifestyle and on the dynamics of the eruption that destroyed the towns.

Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

8. Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

A walk in Pompeii is an experience unlike any other; the city still feels as lively as ever. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived with a tour of all the most important public buildings and private houses. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in 4 to 5 meters of ash, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick buried Herculaneum. Second storeys, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still fully visible. The city comes back to life with your guide's explanations. The tour of Pompeii lasts 2 hours and includes a detailed look at the western part of the ancient town, the location of the most important public buildings, homes and shops.

From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Pompeii Day Trip with Lunch

9. From Sorrento: Herculaneum & Pompeii Day Trip with Lunch

Discover in one day the amazing sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius of 79 AD. Two sites, two stories, two experiences! So similar yet so very different. An easy lunch on the slopes of the magnificent Vesuvius will give you time to marvel at the first site before becoming enchanted by the second! Pick up from your accommodation or at the set meeting point and transfer by private bus to Herculaneum. With a guide you will visit the archaeological park. Nowdays it's considered one of the main sites of the Campania Region. Transfer to a typical Vineyard for an easy lunch. In the early afternoon the visit will continue to Pompeii, with its Forum, Amphitheatre and various temples, alongside villas and commercial buildings. Return to your accommodation. Please note: tour in German language available on Tuesdays only.

From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

10. From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

This day trip provides an overview of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with a visit to the picturesque village of Positano or Sorrento and a tour of the archaeological site at Pompeii. The tour includes a private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Rome and drive you along the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Probably the best-known town along the coast is Sorrento, where you will stop for lunch in a local restaurant. The tour then continues with a drive to Sorrento or Positano, one of the most beautiful seaside villages of the coast, nestled on a pretty hillside of honeysuckle and bougainvillea. You will have the misty shadow of Mt Vesuvius in your sight at all times and the day includes a visit to the site of the volcano’s greatest tragedy at Pompeii. The most stunning archaeological site on the Italian Peninsula and one of the most visited sites in the world, the Greco Roman city was frozen in time after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. It is now an open-air museum, where you can walk through the city streets, which remained buried in ash for hundreds of years. Here you can upgrade to include a private walking tour of the ruins with an expert guide, or simply stroll on your own before your return journey back to Rome.

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What people are saying about Pompei

Brilliant trip, well organised, easy to locate meeting point. Valentina was a fantastic guide, lots of facts and upbeat on the very early start. There was a chance we weren’t able to get to Vesuvius due to the weather impending but we did manage it. Pompeii was fantastic, would’ve liked a bit longer there as so much to see but we knew it would be restrictive.

We did the Pompeii and Herculaneum tour by Askos Tours. Michael was an excellent guide! He spoke perfect English, was so knowledgeable, and was super friendly and patient with all our questions. Askos also provided a minivan that made getting from Napoli Centrale to both locations a breeze, and the driver Roberto was friendly and punctual. Highly recommend!

Fantastic itinerary and pace. Hyper professional tour guide Rob made our trip even better - history narrated in an interesting story-telling style, authentic local food recommendations in both Rome and Naples. We can’t be more satisfied about this trip. Thousand thanks to this great team that made our day.

From our warm welcome from Roberto to the very interesting tour, this is a fabulous day spent exploring. Miguel was knowledgeable and gave us great insight into these archeological treasures

Marta was very gracious and entertaining! Our guide in Pompeii, Elena, was amazing! She did a great job and we learned so much! Definitely a great day.