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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii

Highlights
  • Private day tour of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius
  • Enjoy pickup from points in Naples, Sorrento or Salerno
  • Climb to the crater of Mt Vesuvius from the uppermost parking area
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Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii
From US$52.28
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Included in this option: A car an English speaking driver and a licensed tour guide. Starting time between 8.00 and 9.00 A.M. Details by email or phone after confirmation.
From US$92.93
Car+driver - no guide
Included in this option: A car and an English speaking driver. Not included: A licensed tour guide. Starting time between 8.00 and 9.00 A.M. Details by email or phone after confirmation.
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Private Group Tour
Tour for only one private party provided with a minibus that can accommodate up to 20 people. No licensed guide will be provided for the visit of the Archeological sites.
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Overview
Explore the incredible excavation sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the volcano that buried both cities in the 1st century, with this private tour. Drive to nearly the top of Mt Vesuvius for a walk to the crater. Travel back in time to see what remains of Herculaneum and Pompeii, both cities remarkably well-preserved by the volcanic eruption.
What to Expect

Vesuvius has blown its top more than 30 times. You will be driven up to the point where a relatively easy 860m path leads up to the summit.

Unfairly upstaged by Pompeii’s ancient offerings, the Ruins of Herculaneum have a wealth of archaeological finds, from ancient advertisements and stylish mosaics to carbonized furniture and terror-struck skeletons.

A once-thriving commercial port of 20,000, Pompeii grew from Greek and Etruscan roots to become an important Roman city. Then, on August 24, A.D. 79, everything changed. Vesuvius erupted and began to bury the city under 30 feet of hot volcanic ash. For the archaeologists who excavated it centuries later, this was a shake-and-bake windfall, teaching them volumes about daily Roman life.


After being picked up from your accommodation or cruise ship, you will proceed on a tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius

Two tour options available, A and B

Option A (without licensed guide) 
First stop one of the two archeological sites, Pompeii or Herculaneum. Purchase of the ticket. Visit of the ruins on your own. Second stop: the other archeological site. Purchase of the ticket. Visit of it on your own. Third and last stop: Mount Vesuvius. Purchase of the ticket. Hiking to the top of the Volcano. As an alternative, on request: it is possible skipping the stop at Herculaneum or Mount Vesuvius to go instead to a winery to take a wine tasting with quick lunch. No guide at the archeological sites will be provided with this option. However, the driver will be able to deliver information and suggestions regarding the crossed areas while approaching the sites. It will always be possible reserving a licensed guide service after having booked the tour by sending an email or making a phone call.

Option B (with licensed guide) 
First stop one of the two archeological sites, Pompeii or Herculaneum. Meeting of the licensed guide. Purchase of the ticket.Visit of the ruins. Second stop: the other archeological site. Purchase of the ticket. Visit of the ruins. Third and last stop: Mount Vesuvius. Purchase of the ticket. Hiking to the top of the Volcano. As an alternative, on your request: it is possible skipping the stop at Herculaneum or Mount Vesuvius to go instead to a winery to take a wine tasting with quick lunch. 

Fees charged in Pompeii - Herculaneum - The trail to the top of Mount Vesuvius and in case of wine tasting will be not included in the price of the tour. Time scheduled to stop for lunch, 40 minutes, except if you decide to go to the winery. The tour has a planned duration of 8 hours, an extra time up to 45 minutes will be free of additional charge. 

Reviews (50)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Day trip to Mt. Vesuvius, Herculaneum, and Pompei

Our day was stellar. Antonio arrived outside our hotel on time and in a sparkling clean van. He drove us to Mt. Vensuvius, Herculaneum, and Pompei. Each spot was unique and we enjoyed all. Antonio also sidetracked a bit and took us to Sorrentino Vineyards...More

3  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 September 2018
Naples day out

A specular visual experience, supported by a wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable team. Celistina and Antonino were wonderful hosts, the best support crew we've exclusive over many years of global travel.

Thank mbcoomer
Reviewed 16 August 2018
A Fantastic Day Spent at 3 Legendary Sites

We were fetched from our Sorrento Hotel bright and early by our driver, Umberto, in a very comfortable van. He drove us to the highest navigable point of Mt. Vesuvius and allowed us time to walk up to the crater and back down before whisking...More

Thank BlazeToursandTravels
Reviewed 3 August 2018
Great but not what I expected

So this was on my must do list in Italy. We took this long bus tour to Pompeii but we were slightly disappointed. Only because we wanted to see more of the ashed covered figures, the stuff you saw on TV and travel channels. There...More

Thank simonjhan
Reviewed 26 June 2018
A perfect day!

This trip was fabulous. We were able to see Pompeii, Herculaneum and hike Vesuvius all in one day. Our driver Tony was amazing and our guide Celestina was a walking textbook of information. I believe we enjoyed our visit much more than the tourists who...More

2  Thank Laura H
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