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Villa Oplontis: Our most recommended tours and activities

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

1. 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 Wine Tasting Tour

2. From Naples: Pompeii and Wine Tasting Tour

Visit the ruins of Pompeii and discover the shops, brothels, baths and villas of an everyday town of the Roman Republic, buried under lava and ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Gain unique insight into the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the ancient town. Then, take a guided tour of the vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and experience the passion of Sorrentino wines, with viticulture in their DNA. Learn about the origins of the wines. Hear about their unique characteristics from the sunburnt ground, and fertilized with periodical lava flows. Discover the story of wines like “Lacryma Christi”, written by the hand of nature at her most violent. It’s a story that has gone on for decades, thanks to a tenacious family that knew how to support a territory rich in precious fruit. After exploring the vineyards on the “violent” slopes, relax over a delicious Mediterranean lunch, served with wines of the region, such as “Falanghina,” “Lacryma Christi,” “Aglianico” and many other renowned varieties.

From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

3. From Naples: Day Trip to Pompeii

Climb aboard the shuttle bus service on Piazza del Gesù Nuovo in the historical center of Naples, and then travel in comfort to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Get dropped off at the main entrance and save precious time with your priority entrance ticket. Travel back in time and imagine life during the days of the Roman Empire as you stroll along cobblestone streets built over 2,000 years ago. See the miraculous remains of the shops, temples and theaters that were covered in lava and ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of the luxury villas of rich merchants who made their fortune in the prosperous city. See the remains of the House of the Faun and get an insight into how the citizens kept themselves entertained as you discover a brothel, public baths and much more. 

From Naples: Private City Escape to the Amalfi Coast

4. From Naples: Private City Escape to the Amalfi Coast

Step outside Naples and admire the views as you drive to the beautiful Amalfi Coast on a private day trip. Make stops along the way to visit classic spots like the Positano, Villa Oplonti, and Amalfi. Get a fuller, more extensive experience by exploring the country you are visiting and discovering beautiful cultural gems. It's not your typical day trip. All you have to do is sit back enjoy the ride. Your knowledgeable guide will get you all the interesting insights and stories from a local perspective.

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What people are saying about Villa Oplontis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 20 reviews

This is an incredible experience, and I cannot recommend it enough. Very good value for money as the ‘light’ lunch was actually very filling and completely delicious, with a generous amount of delicious wine to go with it. The whole trip was completely seamless due to the excellent planning of the Napoli City Vision Team. We were very well looked after from start to finish. When we were touring Pompeii it was unfortunately raining but the team made sure to make the best of the trip, which was still incredibly interesting and fun despite the rain. Thank you so much Napoli City Vision!

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!

It is amazing to stand in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Being shown around by an archaeologist who had dug there himself was super good. Antonio told very vividly about the places, so you got a clear sense of their life back then over 2000 years ago.

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

super nice visit of pompei and the tour of the vineyard was perfect