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Mt. Vesuvius - Winery (Optional) - Herculaneum

Tour from your Hotel of Mt. Vesuvius - Winery (Optional) - Herculaneum

Departing from: Naples Area

Mt. Vesuvius - Winery (Optional) - Herculaneum

Your private driver will greet you at your 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.

Our first stop will be the Mt. Vesuvius. Our staff will drive up to 1 Km, to the Vesuvius Park, in order to preserve the unique environment of this area and to respect the nature, here cars are not allowed to enter. You will see by yourselves how these woods are able to transmit magic vibes, filled with a unique kind of flora and fauna. From the entrance of the Park, you can climb until the top of the active volcano. Enjoy the view of Naples city and its gulf, and take a deep breath leaving all your problems behind, but beware of the crater of this active volcano which is right next to you.

Now we are going to leave this amazing volcano 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 wine factories 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 after this lovely day!

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What is included

  • Mercedes Deluxe Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes

Optional & Extra

  • 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 site.
  • Gratuity

Not Included

  • Entrance fee for Herculaneum is 11 Euro pp. (Open From 8.30 AM until 5.00 PM. Reservation no needed for this site.
  • Entrance fee for Mt. Vesuvius is 10 Euro pp. (Open From 9.00 AM until 4.00 PM. Reservation no needed for this site.
  • Wine Tasting and Lunch - The price for Light lunch and Wine tasting is 30 Euro p.p. ( if you do not drink alcohol, you can have a different meal instead of Wine Tasting)

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.

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

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.

Notes

Available: All year round.

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

Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am

DURATION OF THE TOUR: 8 hours

Passaport Holders under 18 years are entitled to free admission to State owned archaeological sites (Pompeii, Herculaneum, Etc.) and museums, upon production of a valid photo identity document.

The client must know that we will provide this tour despite bad weather.

Mt. Vesuvius entrance could be closed to the visitors due to extreme weather. In this case, according with the driver, you can decide to have a different attraction to visit in order to replace the missed visit.

Comfortable walking shoes recommended

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We had the wonderful opportunity to explore the stunning Amalfi Coast with tour guide Giovanni (or as he introduced himself – John) on 14 September 2015. Right from the outset when he met us as Napoli train station, I got a sense that it was going to be a fun day as John exuded personality plus and had the ability to make you feel comfortable in his presence, even though we had only just met him. John is passionate about his work and his aim is to ensure his customers have a memorable experience. His commentary reflects his broad knowledge of the area and his singing abilities aren’t too shabby either. We were locked into a tight travel schedule, with only a day to spare and the staff at Lovely Amalfi Tours were very obliging in accommodating our needs. I would highly recommend Lovely Amalfi Tours to anyone who is looking for a tour company that provides an exceptional service. Thank you Giovanni, it was a magic day --- we will be back one day. Heather, Kaye and Gavin

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Had an amazing tour with our driver and guide Vincenzo. Vincenzo was prompt, extremely informative and polite which made our day one not to forget. He took us to the best view points for photos, allowed the right amount of time in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello for us to enjoy. He selected a delicious restaurant in Amalfi on the waterfront for us and the price was perfect. We really enjoyed all our conversations with Vinni and certainly a day we won't forget.

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If you want to see the true Amalfi coast there is no one better to help you explore its jaw dropping beauty than Giovanni, our wonderful, authentic Italian guide. Travelling with my best friend, he tailored the day to meet everything on our wish list. From gorgeous photo opportunities along the Coastline to sharing a delicious meal under the vines in a very lovely, family run winery on Vesuvius; we spent the whole day enjoying hls great knowledge of the area and wonderful hospitality. He also treated us to the best lemon Granita in the whole of Italy. Felt like we had spent the day with a friiend; laughing for much of it. A truly memorable day we will cherish forever. We will happily recommend him and the Lovely Amalfi Tours to all our mates down under! P.S If you ask him; he will even treat you to a song or 2.

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We had a wonderful day with Giovanni. He took us to Positano, Sorrento and Herculenium. We were a group of 4 and the van was very comfortable. Giovanni is very knowledgeable and he went beyond what was necessary to make us happy. We will recommend him for anyone who wants to visit the area. Pascualle, Francesco, Simona LaMamona and Liza

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Cruise Ship Excursion - July 2015 Enrico really made this trip very special. He was extremely accommodating to the diverse group of people we had from our Cruise Ship. One family wanted to see Sorrento, another Positano, and another Pompeii. He graciously accommodated us all. It was a fantastic trip, with lots of laughs and smiles. A very special day with a superb guide!

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