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Pompeii and Herculaneum Full Day Archaeological Excursion From Naples

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Immerse yourself in the glorious past of the Campania region on an excursion through two ancient Roman towns, immortalized by nature’s wrath! Explore two of Italy’s top attractions, Pompeii and Herculaneum, on a remarkable day tour from Naples. Discover incredible ruins well preserved by the Vesuvian eruption in 79 AD and learn the secrets that lie within through your tour!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day out of Naples on a historical journey that takes you across a UNESCO World Heritage Site to two sister cities: Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • Discover the fascinating ancient ruins of Pompeii, a place fabled in history and myth
  • Explore Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town better preserved than Pompeii during the aftermath of Mount Vesuvius’s eruption in 79 AD
  • This tour provides a visual gateway into life in the first century. The volcanic ash preserved both sites in a near-perfect condition and each site offers visitors plenty of mesmerizing structures
  • Indulge in delicious regional cuisine on the way with lunch prices included in the ticket
  • Roundtrip transfers between Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum and back in a comfortable fully-fitted GT coach
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii with a professional English speaking guide (Optional)
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

Embark on a tour which allows you to immerse yourself in two landmark Italian attractions and takes you through the gates of time. Revel in the ancient past of Naples as you visit two prominent Italian archaeological sites, Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Relive the tale of Mt. Vesuvius and the towns on its foothills. Pompeii and Herculaneum are fabled cities, deeply entrenched in myth. Ever since their re-discovery in the 18th century, the two sites collectively attract nearly 4 million visitors annually. What adds to the appeal of the tour is the near perfect conditions of the ruins that remain. Owing to the volcanic ash and debris, the sites remain frozen in time. Walking through the streets of Pompeii is like venturing into history.

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Your Experience

Head to the meeting point of the tour after an early breakfast to start a day tour unlike any other, which allows you to indulge in the glorious past of the Roman civilization at the largest scale. A scale so large that the only reason it’s preserved is nature; more specifically, volcanic ash and lapilli.

Cruise down towards the foothills of the legendary Mount Vesuvius and explore the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These perfectly preserved sites have been stuck in time since the last eruption of the volcano and present a complete, authentic experience of the Ancient Roman Civilization. Palaces, majestic baths, theatres, and more, it’s all there for you to see. Stroll down the cobbled streets that hark of tales of times gone by in an atmosphere which seems to resonate with the famous Roman glory and extravagance.

All in all, the stuff of legends! An experience which words can’t capture fully, you’re guaranteed to see breathtaking ruins, lavish displays of Vesuvian art and surreal volcanic landscapes.

Sites To Visit in Pompeii

Basilica
Forum
Lupanar
House of the Faun
Amphitheatre
The Villa of Mysteries
Cave Canem Mosaic
Garden of Fugitives

Sites To Visit in Herculaneum

The House of Aristides
The House of Argus
The House of Genius
The House of Alcove
College of the Augustales
Central Thermae
Villa of the Papyri
Skeletal Remains

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Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transfers to/from Naples aboard a GT coach
  • Services of a tour leader/tour assistant
  • Lunch (excluding beverages)
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Exclusions

  • Pompeii Tour Tickets
  • Herculaneum Tour Tickets
  • Food and Drinks (apart from lunch)
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Know Before You Go

Guided Tour and Mt. Vesuvius Tickets
The guided tour of Pompeii ruins and Herculaneum ruins tickets are not included in the ticket price. There is an entrance fee of €15 and €11 respectively which you can pay for upon arrival. Your guide will assist you in the process and ensure you make the most of your time.

Tour Timings
The tour starts at 8:20 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; and goes on for a duration of 8 hours. Please ensure you arrive at the tour meeting point least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure to ensure a hassle-free boarding process. You should be back in Naples by 5 PM.

Please note: there will be no breaks when visiting the sites at Pompeii. Please ensure that you carry a bottle of water should you need it as there are no beverages and food included in this tour aside from your mid-day meal.

Transfers for Bookings within 48 hours of departure

Please note that should you make a booking within 48 hours of the departure time of your tour, you must call the tour operator in order to confirm the pickup time and location. Thought it must be confirmed, your pick up time will be 30-45 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour itself.

Lunch Options
In case of any special dietary requirements or a vegetarian option, we request you to please send us an email or get in touch with our customer care team.

Dress Code and Baggage
Please note, there is a fair amount of walking on this tour and we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. Do not carry and large baggage/suitcases.

Low Season
During the low season, i.e, November to March, the live guide inside the ruins will be replaced with an audio guide if the group is less than 6 people.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Arlos Orr
Arlos
Reviewed in August, 2018

I need to find more tours like this. The experience is worth the money and you learn much from it also. Loved the experience.

Juniper Decker
Juniper
Reviewed in August, 2018

I'm not much of a history buff but I was completely taken by the sights I witnessed. You feel completely at one with the town and almost feel the suffering it went through.

Gregory Stephenson
Gregory
Reviewed in August, 2018

After all the stories I've heard about the famous past, actually being able to see not only the magestic Mt Vesuvious but also the two towns that were most impacted by the eruption...I was awestruck

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How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive an email with your All Day Archaeological Excursion: Discovering Pompeii and Herculaneum ticket voucher shortly. You don’t need to take a print of this. Just show the voucher on your mobile device along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point of the tour.

Meeting Point and Getting There
The meeting point of the tour is in front of Hotel NH Ambassador, Via Medina 70. You can get here by taking the underground Line 1 (Yellow Line) towards Piscinola and get off at Municipio stop. The hotel is a 2-minute walk away. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to ensure hassle-free boarding.

Validity
The All Day Archaeological Excursion:Discovering Pompeii and Herculaneum ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.

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Where?

Via Medina, 70, 80133 Napoli, Napoli

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