1. Italy
  2. Campania
  3. Naples
  4. Pompeii

Amalfi Coast: Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

Product ID: 360875
Visit the 2 most important archaeological sites in Campania on this combined tour. You'll learn about the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that buried these cities, before moving on to Herculaneum.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English

Pickup included

Your Amalfi Coast accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a perfect excursion for archaeology lovers
  • Travel with an English-speaking guide
  • Receive headphones inside the ruins with live commentary
Full description
This combined tour of Pompeii and the Herculaneum is a perfect excursion for archaeology lovers. Enjoy a full-day exploring these Roman cities that were buried in 79 A.D. by ash from the eruption of Vesuvius, taking time for extensive exploration of the sites.

You'll meet your local guide for the day and board your coach to depart to Pompeii, passing the beautiful towns along the Amalfi Coast. Once arriving to Pompeii, you’ll have an approximately 2-hour guided tour of the archaeological excavations of this commercial center that was buried by the Vesuvius eruption.

Discover the conditions and the contexts of ancient life that was suddenly interrupted in the middle of the night between August 24 and 25, 79 A.D., when 5 meters of lapilli and ash buried this city on the Campanian Coast. You’ll then have free time for lunch before continuing to Ercolano.

As you reach Herculaneum, the other city buried by Vesuvius, you’ll have around 2 hours to visit the excavations. Unlike Pompeii which was a thriving commercial center, Herculaneum was a quaint residential coastal town. On your return journey, you’ll stop at well-known cameo atelier before your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Bus service from Amalfi
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headphones inside the ruins including live commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals and personal shopping
  • Gratuities
  • Shuttle service from Positano-Praiano-Ravello
  • Entrance fee to Pompeii (16€ per person)
  • Entrance fee to Ercolano (13€ per person)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility
• Under 18s are entitled to free admission to the sites and museums upon production of a valid ID (European citizens aged 18 to 25 will get discounted entrance fee upon production of a valid ID)
• It is advised that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water, an umbrella, a jumper, and a camera
• The maximum admittance size for bags is 30x30x15 centimeters (bigger bags must be stored on the bus during the visit)