The eruption of the Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D hit the city of Herculaneum too with a flow of dirt and lava. But unlike Pompeii, the city of Herculaneum preserved wooden buildings and any sort of goods. So for archeological studies is a very important place. Sculptures, paints, vases and so on are now in the “Archeological Museum of Naples” and in the “Antiquarium”.
The Vesuvius is a very important and interesting Volcano for the branch of Volcanology. It is part of the mountain chain “Vesuvio – Somma” and its highness is 1281 meters. From 1944 there has not been eruptions.
Leaving the Vesuvius and going towards Sorrento you will be able to see the landscape of Naples from above.
Arrived to Pompeii please agree with your driver upon the duration of visiting the archeological sites and a match point. Moreover he will help you giving some additional information.
The old city of Pompeii is located at the base of the Vesuvius and was flourish during the Period of the Roman Empire. After the eruptions of the Volcano in 79 B.C the city has been destroyed and covered by ashes and lapillus. The Archeological dig started in VIII century and in three centuries only 3/5 part of the city has been discovered. Now the city has declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and, every year, about 3,000,000 tourists come to visit.
PICK UP/DROP OFF POINT : Hotels in Campania region (Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi coast, Positano, Salerno, Ravello, etc.) , Naples train station
DURATION OF THE TOUR : 8-9 hours
INCLUDED : Deluxe Air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking driver, All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes.
NOT INCLUDED : Entrance fees where applicable, Lunch, Optional authorised guide (avaliable on request) .
ENTRANCE FEES : Combined ticket visit both Pompeii & Herculaneum within 3 days – Euro 22 Open From 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Mt.Vesuvius (up to the crater) 10 € pp Open From 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
**OPTIONAL We can provide a licensed guide for the visit at the archeological site at an extra cost .
**We would recommend adding the extra service of the private guide to the Archeological sites not included in the price above.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have problems or doubts. Will answer you as soon as possible.
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