Pompeii And Herculaneum Day Trip From Naples

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Overview

Visit the ruins of two fossilized ancient towns – Pompeii and Herculaneum – in one day on this must-do tour from Naples! After exploring Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archeological site with an expert guide, stop to see an ancient local trade in action at a cameo and coral factory, and then relax over lunch. Spend your afternoon in the coastal town of Ercolano, exploring the lesser-known (but equally captivating) ruins of Herculaneum at leisure. Entry to both sites is payable at your own expense.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included

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Leave central Naples hotel in the morning and head southeast to the ancient town of Pompeii by air-conditioned coach – roughly 40 minutes away. Once buried under a sea of Mount Vesuvius’ volcanic ash and rubble, the town was ‘rediscovered’ in the mid-18th century when King Charles III of Naples ordered a new palace to be built.

After entering the site at your own expense, hear about the history of Pompeii on a walking tour of its ruins, and learn little-known tales about the people who perished in the ancient town. See fascinating excavations of monuments like the Forum and Teatro Grande – a colossal 5,000-seat theater.

After your tour, hop back on board your coach and travel to a family-owned cameo and corals factory to see carved coral jewelry being made. Watch craftsmen in work, and then visit the factory’s shop where you can browse for gifts to take home, if you wish. Stop for lunch in the nearby 18th-century Ristorante Vesuvio – designed in authentic Pompeiana style, and then hop back aboard your coach and travel the short distance north to the fishing town of Ercolana to visit the ruins of Herculaneum – another ancient town that fell ‘victim’ to Mount Vesuvius’ AD 79 eruption.

Unfairly overshadowed by Pompeii in the fame stakes, Herculaneum actually boasts a wealth of archeological treasures to rival its better-known neighbor, and many visitors find the ruins a lot easier to navigate. After entering at your own expense, explore at leisure, seeing incredibly preserved monuments – many complete with original mosaics -- as well as poignant fossils of the villagers in their terrifying final moments.

Return to your coach at the pre-arranged time and continue your journey north to Naples. Your tour finishes in central Naples in the late afternoon.

Inclusions for Pompeii And Herculaneum Day Trip From Naples

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from selected Naples hotels - advise on reconfirmation)
  • Lunch
  • Local guide in Pompeii

Exclusions for Pompeii And Herculaneum Day Trip From Naples

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Guide in Herculaneum
  • Entrance fees: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

If less than five people are in your group, your tour will operate with an audio guide in place of an actual local guide in Pompeii

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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131 reviews by the users

  • Well done.

  • Incredible tour! -- I felt like I truly stepped back in time and our tour guide Stephania was very informative.

  • very good tour and guide, especially Herculaneum!

  • While the crowds at pompeii were massive, our charming guide sarah did a good job of negotiating the milling throng on arrival at the site and during the tour and in explaining the functions and significance of the various rooms, roads and public spaces we saw.The lunch provided at pomeii was excellent and the tour team handled efficiently post- lunch the logistics of streaming the tour group into those going on to mount vesuvius, those returning to Naples and those who had elected to visit Herculaneum after pompeii.The Herculaneum visit, where there were only small crowd numbers ,was very informative and enjoyable. The hotel pick-up and set-down before and after the tour was also handled efficiently.Brava Sarah. Len Britton

  • Very interesting trip. I would say that Herculaneum is much more impressive than Pompeii, though Pompeii is pretty good too.
    We did not like that the group combined the English speaking with the Spanish speaking. Our guide will speak in English first and then will repeat the same in Spanish. We found this to be a waste of our time and not a good value for money.
    We were told to come to a different hotel for pick up at 8am which we had to get a taxi to. An hour after we were picked up, the bus stopped in front of the hotel across the road from the one we were staying in. We could have slept extra hour and also saved 15 Euro taxi cost. At least they dropped us off next to our hotel.
    Other than that, the trip was pretty well organized and we had a good day.

  • Really good day out. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. There was a delay with our transport for the second half of the trip which was frustrating, otherwise would have been 5 star.

  • i don't know which one impress me the most- Pompeii or Herculaneum. Take both...you'll learn so much.
    If you have problems walking, plan accordingly as this has little hills, you will do a lot of walking throughout the cities...

  • Loved this tour, guide was very knowledgeable and took lots of time to explain the Pompeii ruins in the morning session. Lunch was included in a lovely restaurant close to The Hercullaneum which was excellent. We were the only ones of our morning trip to do Herculaneum in the afternoon so got a very tailored and extensive tour, with lots of time take to provide us with information and us to adk questions. All in all, a great trip, very well worth doing and getting out of Naples for te day.

  • It was good to take this tour to see the two different sites together. To see the vastness of Pompeii and the upscale homes of Herculeum was the best of both worlds. The lunch was very good, too. A highly recommended tour !

  • The tour and guide was great. The strange lunch was at an unopened modern venue in a poor quality area with poor food. It seems hard to believe a more historic or quaint location couldn't be found since the price of $107pp included the lunch but not the tickets to the two archeological sites.

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