- English speakin driver
- parking fees
- entrance fees
- private guides
Meeting point at the port at 8:00AM.
Return to the ship at 5:30PM.
Once you leave the port, it will take you about 40 minutes to reach Herculaneum.
The city was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century and became in 89AD a Roman municipium. Because of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August 79DC, Herculaneum was destroyed and buried under about 20 meters of lava.
By 1958, the remains of the city, were brought to light and contemporary restored but only in 1982, when the excavations reached the beach area, the archaeologists discovered more than 250 skeletons.
Leaving Herculaneum, in 45 minutes you will reach the top of the Mount Vesuvius and from this point you have 30 minutes-walk to the crater. The volcano is considered one of the most dangerous in Europe but, according to the studies of the “Vesuviano Observatory” in Naples, there are no signs of an imminent eruption.
Here, you will have the possibility to sample local wines in a vineyard situated on the slopes of the volcano… a truly unique experience!
After about 20 minutes of driving you will reach Pompeii. This archaeological site is one of the most famous in the world, with approximately 3 milion visitors a year. It is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past.
After the visit of Pompeii, you will return to the ship.