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Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

1. Pompeii: Small-Group Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour

This tour consists of a pleasant walk around the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Your tour will be conducted in English, and will cater only to a small group with a maximum of 15 people. During the infamous eruption, Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried by tons of pumice and volcanic ash, which preserved many things and materials in amazing conditions. Following your tour in Pompeii, you will have time to grab some lunch, or to stroll through the souvenir shops outside the ruins. Afterwards, take the Circumesuviana train leading to Ercolano (a 20 minute trip), where you will start your walk through the ruins. There, discover that Herculaneum is much smaller, but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii had been covered in four meters of ashes, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick had buried Herculaneum. Second floors of the buildings, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings, and mosaics are still preserved and on display. The site gives a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle which was enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Roman Empire.

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From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum with Traditional Lunch

2. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum with Traditional Lunch

Enjoy morning pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in the city center of Naples and visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Travel to your starting point at the ruins of Pompeii. Arrive at Pompeii and experience the atmosphere of the ancient site. Follow your expert, local tour guide around the ruins on a guided tour that lasts around 2-hours. Discover the traditions of ancient Pompeii and understand what day to day life would have been like for its citizens. View the Pompeii Necropolis, the thermal baths, and the Theatre Area. Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean lunch and continue on your way to the ruins of Herculaneum. Explore the historical site and observe the complete artifacts and structures, preserved by the volcanic flow.

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Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano Tour with Guide in Pompeii

3. Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano Tour with Guide in Pompeii

On this day tour you can visit three of the most important places of the Campania region. Pompeii, with its ancient ruins, the peaceful Sorrento with its landscape and view on the Naples Gulf and Positano, a beautiful pearl on the Amalfi Coast. This tour is the ideal choice if you are stopping in Naples for just one day and want to visit as many places as possible. In the morning you will visit Positano and Sorrento amd then enjoy some lunch. The Amalfi Coast tour takes you along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Numerous bends and constant changing views will captivate you, as you witness the fairy tale villages that seem to be stuck to the side of cliffs. It is a coastline, which has inspired many artists, poets, and writers throughout the years. In the afternoon you will visit Pompeii or the Herculaneum site (optional). Pompeii offers a vision of a Roman town frozen in time due to the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You will see Roman shops, baths and brothels. Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash.

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From Naples: 2-Hour Herculaneum Kid-Friendly Tour

4. From Naples: 2-Hour Herculaneum Kid-Friendly Tour

This tour is designed for capturing the attention of the kids and guiding them through the discovery of Herculaneum, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Everything is well-preserved and the kids can walk around the town, enter houses, temples, theater and truly feel what it was like to live in Roman times. Your guide will focus on the their needs and attention and, with the use of tablets, reconstructions and multimedia material, they will surely have the best Herculaneum experience ever. This is a walking tour, no transportation will be included. Visit the Northern Cardo (road oriented north-south), the House of the Skeleton, thermopolium (restaurant food), men's thermal bath, the Temple of Augustali, forum (main square), House of the Black Saloon, House of Neptune and Amphitrite, House of Bel Cortile, the Samnite House, the House of the Wooden Partition, the bakery, the gym, the Home of the Bucks, the Marina gate terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus and the beach where hundreds of skeletons of the victims of the eruption were discovered.

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Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

5. Pompeii & Herculaneum Private Skip-the-Line Tour with Ticket

Explore the beautiful ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on a private 5-hour tour with a licensed guide. This experience will take you on a trip back in time where you’ll see how these two towns were affected by the Vesuvius eruption in their own ways. Thanks to the historical and archeological background of your guide, the stories and facts will bring the cities back to life. If you feel like changing the route a bit, that's no problem—everything can be customized. Your historical journey starts at the Pompeii’s train station where your guide will wait for you. As soon as you set foot in the remains of this city, you’ll be transported to another era. Feel the history as you visit the theater, the sacred area, and a brothel with signs and symbols all around. See the preservation techniques in all its splendor with the plastered casts of some of the victims. Herculaneum offers a different sight to its visitors. Here, you have a panoramic view of the city and its ruins and remains due to how different the eruption and ashes reached the town. See the contrasts between these two cursed cities and how different they were affected by the eruption. While in Pompeii you see more of the public areas, in Herculaneum you have an intimate look into the lives of the people that used to live here. Check out an ancient shore, a private house, a bakery, and more.

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Transfer from Naples to Amalfi with Tour in Herculaneum

6. Transfer from Naples to Amalfi with Tour in Herculaneum

This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples airport, central station or your hotel and drop-off at your accommodation in the area of Amalfi/Ravello, and includes all taxes and gas. All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Along the way, stop at the Herculaneum ruins for a two-hour private walking tour with an archaeological guide. You will meet the guide at the ticket office of Herculaneum ruins. See the most important monuments: the Northern Cardo (road oriented north-south), the House of the Skeleton, Thermopolium, men's thermal bath, Temple of Augustali, forum, House of the Black Saloon, House of Neptune and Amphitrite, House of Bel Cortile, the Samnite House, the House of the Wooden Partition, the bakery, the gym, the Home of the Bucks, the Marina gate, terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus and the beach where hundreds of skeletons of the victims of the eruption were discovered. After this fascinating tour, you will continue with your driver to reach your destination in the area of Amalfi/Ravello and be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ercolano

I do highly recommend to do this tour. The comparison between both places on the same day is very enlightening. I certainly had the feeling that I had seen enough, i.e. the most important parts of both places. I'm sure one could spend more time in Pompeji, which is much larger, but I don't think I have missed anything important. I was fully satisfied - and I'm a history buff!

Michele was great very knowledgeable and very friendly! He made this experience fantastic! We learned a lot about Pompei and Herculaneum and we highly recommend this tour! We were also given a quick break in between to eat and rest and move along to the next site.

Great trip very nice driver, timing worked out perfectly, we came in December so there were no crowds and the weather was nice the day we went.

Great tour with loads to see! Our guide Michele was incredibly knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm! Highly recommended!

Diego was a passionate student of archeology and made the entire tour interesting and enjoyable.