The Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and together with the towering volcano of Vesuvius are one of the most popular destinations in Italy. They offer an unparalleled view of day-to-day life in ancient Rome, as well as a sobering insight into the power of nature.
Both cities were buried by Vesuvius in an eruption in 79 AD and were gradually lost in time - with rediscovery and excavations only really starting in the mid-eighteenth century. Protected by volcanic ash, and hidden from looters and treasure seekers, these are some of the worlds' most fascinating archaeological sites.
This full day tour departs from central Rome early in the morning - departure time is around 7.30AM, with hotel pickups beginning at 6.30AM depending on hotel location - and returns at about 9:00 PM. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you'll see the sights of Naples, and explore the ruins and excavations of Pompeii. Lunch and all entrance fees included.
This half-day tour will take take you through the streets of Pompeii in the company of an experienced guide. You'll see the Roman baths, forums and villas and marvel and the remarkably well-preserved frescoes of this ancient Roman city.
This tour does not include entrance fees for the excavations of Pompeii, including the first 'free' Sunday of the month..
A coach trip to Mount Vesuvius, with a guided hike from Mount Somma to the active inner crater. On the return trip you'll also see the mineralogical museum in Vico Equense.
This tour does not include entrance fees for Vesuvius, including the first 'free' Sunday of the month.
A two-hour guided tour of the remains of Herculaneum, buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. The tour runs on Wednesdays and includes your coach from Sorrento and your experienced guide.
This tour does not include entrance fees for the excavations of Herculaneum, including the first 'free' Sunday of the month.
This trip runs on Wednesdays, starting early in the morning with the short drive to Pompeii, for a walking tour in the company of an experienced guide. Thence to a vineyard on the slopes of Vesuvius where the chief winemaker will explain local grapes and winemaking, followed by a light lunch and wine tasting.
This tour does not include entrance fees for the excavations of Pompeii and it is for a maximum of 18 people.
This day long excursion (about 8 hours) from Sorrento will take you to the forums, baths and villas of ancient Pompeii in the company of an authorized, local guide. After a break for lunch (not included but your guide will happily advise you where's best to eat), you'll head for Mount Vesuvius, with a chance to walk to the top of the most dangerous active volcano in Europe.
A fascinating walking tour of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum, both buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Only rediscovered in the 18th Century, both towns offer an interesting insight into the day to day life of the ancient Romans.
This tour does not include lunch or entrance fees for the excavations of Pompeii or Herculaneum, including the first 'free' Sunday of the month.
This tour runs on Sundays, offering a great opportunity to explore these fascinating archaeological sites with a much more personal service and a light lunch.
This tour does not include entrance fees for the excavations of Pompeii or Herculaneum, including the first 'free' Sunday of the month.
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
To reserve your tickets for any of these excursions, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!
Entrance fees: Please note that some of the following fees may not be included in your ticket (this will be stated in the ticket description):
- Excavations of Pompeii. The first Sunday of the month is free of charge.
- Entrance to Vesuvius area. The first Sunday of the month is free of charge.
In order to take advantage of reduced or complimentary tickets, you must present valid identification (ID card or passport) on the day.
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