Pompeii And Herculaneum Day Trip From Naples

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Grand Hotel Saint Lucia, Via Partenope, 46, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy
    2: Bar Picnic, Molo Beverello - Via Acton - Porto di Napoli, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
    3: Hotel NH Napoli Panorama, Via Medina,.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour focus on the visit of the two main archaeological sites of the region: Pompeii and Herculaneum, the ancient roman cities swept away by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Considered of great importance for the Roman Empire, they were at their social and economic peak at the time of the disaster. The main difference between the two places is that Pompeii was a bustling city, gateway for merchants and travellers, while the latter was more of a residential village for aristocrats and intellectuals. Lunch break to a local restaurant, drinks not included.
In the afternoon, you will be heading towards the ruins of Herculaneum.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

What are Pompeii and Herculaneum and why you should visit them?

- At the time of the dramatic eruption, Pompeii counted about 11.000 inhabitants, while Herculaneum had a population of some 5.000 people. A number of emperors and aristocrats had their holiday villas in these cities.

- One day, in 79 AD, several meters of ashes buried the whole area in a matter of a few hours. Centuries later, in 1748, under the Bourbons government, excavation works started. The discovery was greeted with enthusiasm as it added great wealth to the kingdom and inspired the neoclassicism movement in Europe.

- Nowadays, the ruins of Pompeii are amongst the most visited archaeological sites in the world, while Herculaneum is renewed for its Villa dei Papiri containing a library of over 1800 papyruses.

Included in this tour there is a stop to a Cameos and Corals workshop, to learn more about this ancient art-craft, for which the Neapolitan school is still considered of great importance. Cameos, in particular, are carved sea shells representing scenes of mythological deities.

Lunch break to a local restaurant with a 3-course tourist menu, (drinks not included).

Please note: The tour manager will meet you by the nearest pick-up point to your accommodation between 08:00 and 09:00 am and this tour will last approximately 8 hours in total. Check our full list of complimentary scheduled pickup points, or provide us your lodging address and we will arrange it for you.

Inclusions

Transportation by modern coaches for the entire trip

Comment on board

Authorized guide in Pompeii (with more than 6 participants)

Audio guides in Pompeii (with less than 6 participants)

Walking tours to the ruins of Herculaneum (1h 30m) by audioguides

Light Lunch

Exclusions

Entrance tickets to Pompeii (18 per person)

Drinks

Entrance tickets to Herculaneum (14 per person)

Entry/Admission - Pompeii Archaeological Park

Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

If there are fewer than six people in your group, the tour will operate with an audio guide instead of a real local guide.

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Jan-2023

    Very well organised trip to both sites. Great communication. We were well looked after. Both our tour leader and guide at Pompeii were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • 20-Nov-2022

    Pompeii & Herculaneum were both spectacular, in Pompeii particularly our guide brought the ancient city to life (the tour here lasted about 2 hours). The guide was able to describe what happened to the city and how the spaces were used. We enjoyed the explanation of the bakery, snack shops and houses - I wish I could have seen more of Pompeii. We then had lunch. Herculaneum (1.5 hour tour) was cool, but after lunch everyone seemed a bit tired. The tour bus was quick and easy, they collected (and returned) us from our hotel - the bus driver was friendly and funny as he reacted to other drivers. The part of the experience that was a letdown was lunch - we went to a tour bus restaurant, the staff there were exhausted (as was the decor), and the food was the worst we had on the trip. I can't believe this is the best place to eat between Pompeii and Herculaneum. Overall 2.5 stars, I wanted more from a tour at this price. The description needs a re-write / update.

  • 10-Nov-2022

    This was a relaxing and seamless experience. Our guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic, especially Maria in Herculaneum. She clearly loved and understood her material, making the place seem alive. Well worth the price!

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Herculano; many beautiful mosaics and houses with fountains and interior patios found through the ruins.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    The trip was well organized by the drivers, escorts, and tour guides combined. It was a good value. Lunch was at a standard tourist restaurant, and a good quality and filling. Two comments, would be helpful to avoid making change etc., to have the entrance tickets and drinks with lunch included. We were aware and prepared for both, and having both included would have made the trip simpler and a more complete excursion. Overall a very good time.

  • 22-Oct-2022

    Both tour guides ie Francesca & Michael did a good job providing information of the places. We had a better understanding of pompeii. Francesca also shared some photos of how Pompeii looked like in the past. It was really an interesting tour. The time spent for both places is sufficient.

  • 15-Oct-2022

    We had a very pleasant experience with our tour leader, Rosa who started our day with a warm greeting! The tour was very well organised and comfortable, including transport and food. Our guide, Maria was very knowledgeable, humorous and great at storytelling! Highly recommend this day tour!

  • 04-Oct-2022

    Visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum has been on my wish list for many years and it was fantastic to finally get there. Found it fascinating to see how people lived and how advanced they were 2,000 years ago. The day trip we went on was great; lots of information from our guides; the "light lunch" was huge and very nice and a welcome break between the two tours. We were picked up on time and dropped off on time. All in all; I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

  • 04-Oct-2022

    The guides, Rosa, Chris and Serena on our 9/23/22 tour were fantastic! The Pompei guide, Enzo and Ercolano guide, Marina, we’re superior guides. The included lunch was delicious and more than most could finish. Superior tour.

  • 15-Sep-2022

    A great tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum, well organised by Valentina and Rosa and the whole team. Our guide, Michele, did a fantastic tour of the ruins of Pompeii, allowing us to see the must-see parts of the city without being overwhelming. Transport between Naples and the sites was comfortable and punctual and Luigi (driver) was so friendly and even gave us suggestions for the best pizza in Naples! Constructive criticism: The tour lunch was probably not somewhere we would pick to go if not on a tour and a little prolonged, but this didn’t affect the rest of the day which was 10/10 and we would highly recommend the tour and guides. A great way to see Pompeii and Herculaneum

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