TOURS FOR FLORENCE, ROME, POMPEII, CAPRI, NAPLES AND AMALFI COAST
A SUGGESTIVE EXAMPLE OF A ROMAN
HOUSE IN HERCULANEUM
THE FAMOUS MOSAIC FLOOR OF POMPEII
WITH THE WARNING BEWARE OF THE DOG
BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF MOUNT VESUVIUS
THE ITINERARY OF THIS TOUR POMPEII-HERCULANEUM-VESUVIUS
|According to the number of participants|
Tickets of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius
Local Expert Guide for 9/10 hours
Limousine or minivan for 9/10 hours
Lunch is not included
Itinerary Details are listed below:
TOUR SCHEDULE OF POMPEII-HERCULANEUM AND VESUVIUS
|Meet with our English-speaking driver and his Mercedes limousine (with air-conditioning) by the cruise ship|
|Arrival to Pompeii and two hour-tour with Your private English-speaking archaeological guide|
|Transfer to Herculaneum and two hour-tour with Your private English-speaking archaeological guide|
|Transfer to the top of Vesuvius and 90 minutes of free time|
|Free time for lunch - not included on the top of Vesuvius|
|Back to the cruise|
Your Guide, the limousine and the driver will meet You dockside at the pre-arranged time You decide to start this tour.
A great tour combining Pompeii,. Herculaneum and Vesuvius.
Pompeii is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. Ever since Pliny the Younger wrote his moving letters to Tacitus describing the eruption of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii in 79 A.D., the city has been the stuff of books, scholarly and frivolous and a perfect subject for the big screen. Much of the site, the richest insight into the daily life of the Romans, is open to the public and requires at least two hours to visit.
Herculaneum ruins are less well known, but even better preserved than Pompeii.
The fate of Herculaneum paralleled that of nearby Pompeii. According to the legend, this Greek settlement was founded by Hercules. The difference was that Herculaneum was buried by a river of volcanic mud, not the tufa stone and ash that rained on Pompeii. The mud helped preserve it for posterity. When the town was rediscovered in 1709, amateur excavations were carried out intermittently until 1874 and much of the material found was carted off to Naples to decorate the houses of the well-to-do or to end up the museums. Serious archaeological work was begun in 1927 and excavation continues today.
And then the logical conclusion of the great tour is the visit of Vesuvius, responsible for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The still active volcano dominates the landscape, looming ominously over Naples and its province. The last eruption in 1944 blasted open the cone and the plume of smoke, that had long been a constant reminder of the peril, also disappeared. This may have eased the minds of some, but living in the shadow of Vesuvius is akin to staying on the fault line in Los Angeles - scientists consider more eruptions a sure thing.
If You book this guided tour with us, We'll offer You for free the chance to visit in Pompeii the spectacular Suburban Baths, usually closed to the public and open expressly for You.
|TOTAL PRICE BASED ON |
THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
|Currency is set to EUROS|
VISIT POMPEII RUINS WITH THE AUDIO SYSTEMS