Naples to Pompeii and Herculaneum day tour

Bring the Past to Life on Our Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour from Naples

Type: Small group tour
Duration: 8 hours
Availability: Daily, except December 24th and 31st
Special information: We recommend comfortable footwear, and sun protection in the summer

 

A full guided day tour from Naples to Pompeii and Herculaneum (lunch included)

This tour is the perfect choice for those interested in history and archaeology as not only does it take you to the famous lost city of Pompeii, but also to the historic holiday resort of Herculaneum that was similarly buried and lost following the ancient eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The tour gives you the unique opportunity to compare the two sites and learn about their tragic past.

This Pompeii and Herculaneum tour from Naples can be added to any of our Naples tailor-made vacations. To add it to your package, please call a member of our expert team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500.

 

About Pompeii & Herculaneum

The city of Pompeii is close to the Bay of Naples and was lost for 1,500 years following Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 AD, before its accidental rediscovery in 1599. The volcanic ash and pumice had preserved the city from the time of the eruption all those years earlier. This site is considered to be one of the few sites where an ancient city has been preserved in detail - everything from jars and tables to paintings and people were frozen in time, yielding an unprecedented opportunity to see how the people lived 2000 years ago. With the morning part of this tour, you will discover this site and some of the aspects of everyday life in ancient Pompeii.

After Pompeii, you can enjoy a tasty lunch (food included, but not drinks) before heading to Herculaneum, which was once a holiday resort in ancient times. Today, the town manufactures leather goods, buttons, glass and the wine known as Lacryma Christi (Tear of Christ). However, ancient Herculaneum was another casualty of the 79 AD volcanic eruption and was submerged in lava and mud during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Here, our tour guide will lead you around Herculaneum, telling you all about its tragic history and pointing out the distinct archaeological difference versus Pompeii. At the end of the day tour, you will be returned to Naples.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.