Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius Shore Excursions
Departure from Naples or Sorrento Port
Departure from the port of Naples or Sorrento, where you will meet with your driver and the authorized guide. During the journey to reach the Pompeii excavations, your guide will be happy to answer your questions about the area.
Your private local licensed Pompeii guide will take you on a fascinating tour through this once thriving empire of nearly 20,000 inhabitants that was completely covered in 30 feet of volcanic ash. Take in the baths, villas, theatres and wrestling grounds.
Is an ancient residential town of Greek origins, a smaller town with a wealthier population at the time of the eruption.
Covered by a torrent of mud rather than ash, the ruins are in some ways even better-preserved, and the site offers a variety of beautiful scenery and invaluable arts. Embark on a walking tour through the villas with portico gardens, fountains and baths, and admire the wall frescoes and floor mosaics.
Excavations of Herculaneum began by accident in 1709 when some workers, digging a well, discovered a wall which was later found to be one of the stages of the ancient theatre.
Later, there were many human skeletons uncovered at the ancient shoreline, suggesting that numerous inhabitants attempted to escape but perished when mountains collapsed and volcanic gases were released Vesuvius has erupted about three dozen times.
View the crater of Vesuvius, 1281 meters above sea level, by walking for approximately 45 minutes up the steep mount, as the road for vehicles terminates half way up this climb.