Tour from your Hotel

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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What an amazing day this was - truly one of the highlights of our vacation overall. We booked this excursion to get an overview of the Amalfi Coast area while in the port of Naples on a Celebrity Cruise. Giovanni was our driver and could not have been any nicer or better informed! He knew I was into photography and made sure he stopped in all of the right places for memorable photos. We even stopped to squeeze our own fresh orange juice and he arranged for us to have a lovely lunch in a little restaurant where he knew we would be treated like family! We opted to do the full day tour which began with a drive across the mountain area, and then hugged the coast with stops in Ravello (check out the lovely clifftop villa), Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento. Perfect day - not a care in the world Lovely Amalfi coast Tours treated us like royalty - and isn't that what vacation is supposed to be about?

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We recently took a 1 day trip through to the Amalfi Coast all the way to Ravello. Giovanni was fantastic. He was very helpful and on time at every stop. His sense of humor was great and he knew the area very well. Everything went smoothly from my first email to Giovanni all the way to the day of the trip. We highly recommend Lovely Amalfi coast Tours and would do it all over again. Reasonable pricing when you compare it to a ship excursion.

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