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  2. Campania
  3. Naples
  4. Pompeii

Pompeii & Herculaneum Shore Excursion with Archaeologist

Product ID: 339271
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Experience a guided visit of the 2 most important Roman sites in Italy, in a small group of 15 people, with an expert archaeologist guide. Travel in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. Avoid the long lines with skip-the-line tickets included.
About this activity
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Duration: 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

From the cruise ship terminal at 9:15 AM or Naples Port at 8:45 AM.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of Pompeii & Herculaneum with an archaeologist guide
  • Avoid the long lines with skip-the-line tickets to save you time
  • Travel in a modern minivan with a professional English-speaking driver
Full description
Experience an unforgettable shore excursion from Naples including a small-group tour (a maximum of 15 people) in Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an expert Archaeologist guide. In 4 hours, you'll be able to see the major highlights.

First, get picked up from Naples Central Station or the port. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Pompeii in a modern minivan with a maximum of 8 people. When you arrive, benefit from skip-the-line entry and then take a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman city. Learn about how the area was buried by the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. 

As you walk, learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived. See all the most important public buildings and private houses on a 2-hour walk. Highlights include the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the Forum Baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the Bakery, the House of Faun, the Termopolium Capuano, the House of Tragic Poet, and the plaster casts.

Then, after a 1-hour lunch in downtown Pompeii, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to Herculaneum for another 2-hour guided tour. Once again, enter with skip-the-line tickets, and see how Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. See how whilst Pompeii was covered by 4 to 5 meters of ashes, Herculaneum was buried under a landslide of 20-meter deep mud.

During the tour, discover carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics which are still preserved. Highlights include the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the Thermal Baths, the Forum, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite House, the Gymnasium, the House of the Dears, and much more.

Finally, get dropped off back at the cruise ship terminal or the train station in time for your onward departure.
Includes
  • Transportation in a shared Mercedes minivan for up to 8 people
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Tour with a professional Archaeologist guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges, and tolls
  • Parking expenses
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This tour will take place rain or shine
• The driver will pick you up at the meeting point you choose: please provide the exact location
• The driver will wait for you up to 5 minutes if you're late
• Baby seats are available upon request
Organized by

Askos S.r.l.

Product ID: 339271