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  2. Campania
  3. Naples
  4. Pompeii

From Naples: Full-Day Herculaneum and Vesuvius Tour

Product ID: 74886
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Depart from Naples on this full-day excursion to the ruins of Herculaneum and the crater of Mount Vesuvius. Explore the archeological site and learn about ancient Roman life. At Mount Vesuvius, learn about the history of the volcano’s eruptions.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the crater of Vesuvius and learn about the eruption of 79 AD
  • Explore the archaeological ruins of Herculaneum
  • Travel up to an elevation of 1,000 meters on Vesuvius
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a typical chalet near the volcano
Full description
Your full-day program begins at the port of Naples, where a bus will pick you up and transfer you to the ancient city of Herculaneum, entrance fees not included. The archaeological site is famous the world over, as it provides an extraordinary example of ancient Roman life.

After your visit to the ruins of Herculaneum, you’ll board the bus for the drive to Mount Vesuvius, entrance fees included. Before visiting the volcano, you will enjoy a wine tasting at a typical chalet on the way.

The volcano is best known for the eruption in 79 AD that buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and several other settlements. The eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 33 kilometers, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at a rate of 1.5 million tons per second. It ultimately released 100,000 times the thermal energy of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. An estimated 16,000 people died due to the hydrothermal pyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of letters by Pliny the Younger to the historian Tacitus. 

After the Vesuvius visit, the bus will then take you back to Naples as per the established timetable.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Transportation to 1,000 meters on Mount Vesuvius
  • Entrance fees for Vesuvius
  • Wine tasting with bruschetta
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance ticket for Herculaneum ruins
  • Tour guide
  • Guide inside the sights
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazza Bovio (stop 1494): 8:40 - 9:15 - 9:40 - 10:15 - 10:40 Piazza del Gesu (stop 1050): 8:45 - 9:18 - 9:45 - 10:18 - 10:45 Via San Carlo (2714): 8:50 - 9:23 - 9:50 - 10:23 - 10:50 Piazza Vittoria (2800): 8:56 - 9:29 - 9:56 - 10:29 - 10:56 Via Chiatamone (2128): 8:58 - 9:31 - 9:58 - 10:31 - 10:58 Molo Beverello (Bus stop Tramvia): 9:00 - 9:33 - 10:00 - 10:33 - 11:00 P.zza Garibaldi/C.so Lucci (1187): 9:15 - 9:48 - 10:15 - 10:48 - 11:15

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is perfect for all ages and fitness levels
• Please note, the guide reserves the right to stop the tour if he/she believes it is unsafe
• In winter, and in the case of dangerous weather, Mount Vesuvius may have limited/no accessibility by bus
Customer reviews
Overall rating
2.3 / 5
based on 11 reviews
Review summary
Service
1.4/5
Organization
1.6/5
Value for money
1.8/5
Safety
2.4/5

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TRAMVIA NAPOLI

Product ID: 74886