Tour from your Hotel

Herculaneum - Winery (Optional) - Pompeii

Tour from your Hotel of Herculaneum - Winery (Optional) - Pompeii

Departing from: Naples Area

Pompeii - Winery  (Optional) - Herculaneum

Your private driver will greet you at your Hotel / accommodation (or Naples train station), after a brief presentation you will be accompanied to the luxurious vehicle where our staff will offer you every comfort you need. After that they will give you important information about the tour and the places that you are going to visit. Finally, let's get started your dream Private Tour !

On the way to Pompeii, we will drive by Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for one of the most famous historical events in Italy. 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 1748 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 3.750.000 tourists each year come to visit it.

Now we are going to leave this amazing ruins for another kind of experience. Thank to its particular climate, the warm soil, its unique florae, the area is amazingly fertile and full of vineyards which produce incredible wines exported in all the world. With this tour you can arrange a visit to the best winery of the region, and probably of the world. The tour will include tasting of wines as “Lachrimae Christi” or “Capafresca” along with an amazing Italian light lunch made with local ingredients.

The eruption of the Vesuvius, that destroyed Pompeii, hit the city of Herculaneum too with a huge tsunami of dirt and lava. But unlike Pompeii, the city of Herculaneum preserved wooden buildings and any sort of goods. Therefore for archeological studies is a very important site. Sculptures, paints, vases and so on are now in the “Archeological Museum of Naples” and in the “Antiquarium”. Ancient tradition connected Herculaneum with the name of the Greek hero Heracles, an indication that the city was of Greek origin. There is, however, historical evidence that toward the end of the 6th century BC a primitive nucleus of Oscan-speaking inhabitants came under Greek hegemony there and that in the 4th century BC Herculaneum came under the domination of the Samnites. The city became a Roman municipium in 89 BC, when, having participated in the Social War (“war of the allies” against Rome), it was defeated by Titus Didius, a legate of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. 

Before leaving your private driver please agree upon the time to leave. Then the driver will recommend a suitable time to get back to your hotel /accommodation (or Naples train station) after this lovely day!

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What is included

  • Private (just for your party) Mercedes Deluxe Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes
  • Cultural and Gastronomic general information about the area will be provided along the way (inside the vehicle) by your private driver
  • Pompeii visit time ( 2 hrs )
  • Herculaneum visit time ( 1.5 hrs / 2 hrs )

Optional & Extra

  • We would recommend adding the extra service of the private walking guide to the Archeological site to benefit the "Skip the Line" service .
  • Gratuity

Not Included

  • Entrance fee for Herculaneum is 13 Euro pp. (Open From 8.30 AM until 5.00 PM. Reservation no needed for this site.
  • Entrance fee for Pompeii is 15 Euro pp. (Open From 9.00 AM until 5.00 PM. Reservation no needed for this site.
  • Lunch and Wine tasting is Euro 28/35 per person (if you do not drink alcohol, we can arrange something different for your lunch)
  • Licensed walking guide (avaliable on request)

General Informations

All our drivers have been trained to give a tour along the route as you are driven to your destinations, however due to strict Italian laws regulating and protecting licensed tour guides our drivers cannot do this outside of the vehicle, in the towns, sites and museums.

In the very rare event that there is an internal assembly or strike in Pompeii, unfortunately they usually do not advise of this in advance.

Kid Friendly: YES (This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent).

Please , comunicate the age of kids up to 6 years old in order to provide a baby car seat.

We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.

Passengers with a Reduced Mobility (PRM) Friendly : YES (you must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of minivan and minibus).

Notes

Available: All year round.

PICK UP/DROP OFF POINT: Hotels / Accommodations in Campania region (Naples, Amalfi coast,Sorrento, Salerno,etc.)

Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am

DURATION OF THE TOUR: 8 hours

Comfortable walking shoes recommended

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from Kansas

Amalfi Coast & Pompeii Day Trip. We will never forget this day thanks to Enrico and Lena. The scenery of the Amalfi Coast and the history of Pompeii is truly amazing. The high speed train from Rome to Naples is only an hour and Enrico greeted us at the station and within minutes we hit the road in his Mercedes. Our first stop was the pretty village of Serento, excellent shopping and cappuccino. Next stop Positano. Although very popular and therefore crowded it is so beautiful. Enrico suggested lunch at a restaurant high up the mountain called de Costantino. This is a must, we had the most spectacular view and the food and wine absolutely delicious, order the Family meal and house wine, all locally grown produce. With full bellies Enrico then drove us to Pompeii to meet our personal guide Lena. Pompeii in the afternoon is less crowded in the mornings and Lena expertly guided us through avoiding the mass group tours so it was a truly personal experience and her knowledge is fantastic. Pompeii cannot be missed, what a fascinating history and culture. Thanks Enrico and Lena for making this day very special.

from Sidney

Our driver/guide, Gio was perfect - very knowledgable, entertaining and efficient. Great itinerary including hiking up Vesuvius, a lovely lunch at Cantina del Vesuvio winery and Pompeii. Gio's local knowledge and personal service made it so much better than the standard cruise operators' tours.

from Los Angeles

We just finished our day tour of Positano, Sorrento & Pompeii. Giovanni was our driver & we feel so lucky to have had him! He was incredible and super friendly. Gió shared so much information about the region & his own personal experiences and recommendations of each place. You could tell that he was a proud Napolitano and we had so much fun! The Amalfi coast is so beautiful & although it is currently winter, there was something truly special about being one of the only tourists walking through Positano. It felt like we had the whole town to ourselves. We won't forget it! Grazie mille Giovanni!

from Boston

We booked a private car tour from Positano to Sorrento - but we got so much more! Vincenzo picked us up right on time from our hotel in Positano - and he was delightful! Not only did he drive us to Sorrento, he told us great stories of the areas as we drove through them. He stopped at all the best look out points so we could get the best views/photos of the Amalfi coast. He took the time to ask us what we were interested in seeing and doing in Sorrento so that he could customize the tour to what we wanted. It was perfect!! He dropped us in the city center for 2 hours so that we could shop and sightsee... and even made great recommendations for restaurants - and where to get the best Limoncello. We had a lovely day in Sorrento and it was all thanks to Vincenzo!

from Cincinnati US

By far the best full-day tour we had during our 2017 Mediterranean Cruise. Sal picked us up very punctually from the Port of Napoli and the fun began from there. The vehicle was very clean and comfortable. Sal was very informative and entertained our group throughout the day. Pickups at Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Sorrento were all right on time and seamless. Highly recommended!!

from Montreal

We booked day tour with Enrico for 2 in May 2017 and he was the highlight of our 3 week Italy trip! He picked us up at our hotel and wanted to start the day off with coffee so he took us to his favorite coffee bar for cappuccino and Neapolitan pastries. They had the best sfogliatella! Then we continued on our way to the Amalfi Coast, stopping in Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi. He knew the best places to stop and take pictures and even bought us lemon sorbet twice! He pointed out important places in the history of Naples and would talk about each town before stopping to let us stroll through on our own for an hour or so. He also took us the to most amazing seaside lunch place that's only accessible by boat! It was a perfect way to end our vacation. I will definitely be back to take another day trip with Enrico! Grazie Mille Enrico for an unforgettable day in paradise! Oh, and he has the best pizza place recommendations! You must go visit his suggestions!

from New York

Amalfi was our fourth stop after Rome, Firenze and Cinque Terre and we had been on many tours in those cities; but I would say the Amalfi Coast private day tour by Lovely Amalfi Tours was by far the best one! Thanks to our excellent guide Giovanni! ☺️He was an absolute pleasure to travel with-we were one couple with a friend of ours and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest! Giovanni was helpful, vivacious, always ready to take pictures, fill us in on the beauty and history of the gorgeous Amalfi coast, great music selection and just the right spots to visit! I'd 100% recommend this tour with Giovanni to anyone who is planning to tour the Amalfi coast in one day anytime soon

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