Pompeii And Herculaneum Day Trip From Naples

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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 13,00 PP and Herculaneum 11,00 PP

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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  • It is always fascinating to wonder thru ruins of Pompeii. The excavated ruins gives one a window of opportunity to see and understand a past civilization in the present day. But, to take it several steps further, one must also visit Herculaneum. The ruins are more complete, the mosaics are far more numerous and varied, and the wall murals are outstanding. The history ofHerculaneum is fascinating and well worth the time. This trip should not be missed.

  • The tour guide was exceptional. He spoke multiple languages and accommodated the linguistic needs of our group. The tours were informative, interesting and fun. The guide answered all questions, and was easy and fun to be around!

  • The two sites are very worthwhile and easy to do in one day like this. All transport, guides and entries for the two went very smoothly. Much less nerve wracking then trying to arrange it all yourself. The only thing I was a bit dissapointed in was the lunch. The venue was in an industrial estate, so not much atmosphere, though the restaurant itself seemed brand spanking new. There was no lack of food but I could not order a spritz drink that I had come to like and would have paid additionally for, with the manager saying that the bar was closed, when it was in full view with plenty of staff. Hopefully this restaurant will get over its 'teething problems' excuse the pun and be more customer friendly. The young staff seemed to need more training and the manager needed a definite attitude adjustment. With these changes the day would be a perfect memory indeed and a lifelong dream come true!

  • Really worth a visit. Pompeii was impressive, and our guide was good. The site was very big, so with the limited time we could only visit a small part of it, but our guide picked a variety of buildings so that we could see different aspects of people's lives. Herculaneum was a pleasant surprise, because more details were preserved there, and you would see things different from those in Pompeii, not just a repeat of it.

  • Top quality!

  • Pompeii and lunch were both fabulous. The museum at the Herculaneum was closed so not much too see.

  • All of this tour screams quality and quantity. Quantity is in the extent of the tour not too many people n the group. No dramas professional passionate guides meet you on the main bus with years of experience. Then we split into groups based on your language. We had the male guide sorry name escapes me but his Naples birth place showed in his love for the city and Pompeii PS He is also an archaeologist and it showed. Don't miss this trip

  • A great but very full day. The guides were wonderful and made the day special.

  • Well done.

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

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