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From Rome: Pompeii Tour with Naples or Positano Option

1. From Rome: Pompeii Tour with Naples or Positano Option

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

2. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover two of the Campania Region's gems: Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sit back and relax as your driver skilfully transports you from one location to the next. Once at each sight, take your own time to discover the ancient Roman ruins at your own pace. Begin your tour by heading to Herculaneum. Here, take some free time to walk around the impressive ruins. Marvel at the ancient thermal baths or the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Then, at the scheduled time, meet your driver to travel to your next sight: the archeological site of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy 3 hours of free time to discover the ancient remains, temples, and villas at your own pace. The historic town was covered in volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. Finally, meet your driver and return back to your hotel in Naples.

Pompeii: Skip the line ticket & Virtual Museum Entry Tickets

3. Pompeii: Skip the line ticket & Virtual Museum Entry Tickets

Explore one of the world’s best-preserved archaeological sites with an entrance ticket to Pompeii then time travel and see the site through the eyes of a citizen at the Virtual Archaeological Museum. Discover at your own pace the ancient ruins of the city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore this important archaeological site, which covers over 50 hectares: walk around the central Forum and admire the surroundings with imposing Mount Vesuvius in the background. Imagine the hustle and bustle of the center of the city, with remnants of columns and doorways still present. Wander through the streets and uncover remnants of the city's aqueduct, street fountains, public baths, private houses, businesses, and statues. Marvel at the amphitheater and dramatic theater which were once packed with eager spectators. See what remains of colorful frescoes of the houses and businesses. Complete your visit and explore life before and during the fire-and-brimstone carnage of Pompeii's eruption in 79 AD with the Multimedia Video: experience a perfect reconstruction of a part of ancient Pompeii. Become the protagonists of daily life in Ancient Pompeii and relive the splendor of its houses and its most important buildings in 3D, before the fury of the volcano erases the magnificence of one of the richest and most vital cities in the Roman Empire. The experience ends with the spectacle of the terrible eruption of Vesuvius which decreed the end of the city

From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

4. From Rome: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Full-Day Private Tour

This day trip provides an overview of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with a visit to the picturesque village of Positano or Sorrento and a tour of the archaeological site at Pompeii. The tour includes a private vehicle and English-speaking driver. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Rome and drive you along the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Probably the best-known town along the coast is Sorrento, where you will stop for lunch in a local restaurant. The tour then continues with a drive to Sorrento or Positano, one of the most beautiful seaside villages of the coast, nestled on a pretty hillside of honeysuckle and bougainvillea. You will have the misty shadow of Mt Vesuvius in your sight at all times and the day includes a visit to the site of the volcano’s greatest tragedy at Pompeii. The most stunning archaeological site on the Italian Peninsula and one of the most visited sites in the world, the Greco Roman city was frozen in time after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. It is now an open-air museum, where you can walk through the city streets, which remained buried in ash for hundreds of years. Here you can upgrade to include a private walking tour of the ruins with an expert guide, or simply stroll on your own before your return journey back to Rome.

From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Day Trip

5. From Naples: Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Day Trip

Starting with the pick-up in Naples, stop first in Pompeii for approximately 3 hours. Stroll through the archaeological site and see the beautiful ruins for yourself, visiting the ancient houses and discovering the workshops and utensils of the time. Drive to Herculaneum and enjoy approximately 2 hours of free time. After Pompeii, head to Herculaneum, the second stop on the tour. Discovered in the 18th century, Herculaneum is smaller than Pompeii and can be visited in an hour and a half. Visiting this site will allow you to see how the Romans lived and to feel the sense of panic that must have surprised its inhabitants when the volcano erupted. Finish your adventure at the top of Mount Vesuvius, where you can explore and admire the views for 1 hour. Finally, return with your driver to Naples to conclude your experience.

Naples: National Archaeological Museum and Pompeii Tour

6. Naples: National Archaeological Museum and Pompeii Tour

In a tour of 1,5 hours with an expert tour guide, you will discover why the Archeaological Museum of Naples is one of the most important spot in Italy. The sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum around the Vesuvius Volcano, and Caracalla's Baths, close the eternal City of Rome, are visited by millions of tourists a year and the travellers knows perfectly that the best place to really enjoy and understand the Roman Time is the Museum of Napoli. You will start admiring the impressive collection of Pompeian permanent carpets, the expensive mosaics. Then, the "Secret Room", a funny and in the same moment a cultural cabinet, hosting stuff and frescos from a different culture. Later you will admire and understand the huge collections of objects in gold, silver, glass or bronze and the mythological wall decorations, the frescoes and the famous portraits from the roman domus, houses. Finally, the statues part of the Farnese Collection, directly from the archeaological sites around Rome.

From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Half-Day Private Trip

7. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Half-Day Private Trip

The Bay of Naples is one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy. A pristine curve of coastline hemmed in by hills, it is the looming and unmistakable presence of Mount Vesuvius that lingers longest in the memory – and that provides an eternal reminder of one of the greatest tragedies of antiquity. In 79 A.D., the volcano erupted with an almost unimaginable ferocity. But the ancient cities’ loss was histories gain: paradoxically, the very forces that obliterated Pompeii and Herculaneum would also prove to preserve them for future generations. Protected by the layers of ash, the two cities were preserved remarkably intact underground – freed from the ravages of time and the desecration of plunderers. Pompeii, a bustling town of over 20,000 inhabitants when it was wiped off the map in the blink of an eye, today Pompeii is rightly regarded as one of the world’s most incredible archaeological sites. Give your imagination full rein as you wander along its complex jigsaw of streets, and listen out for the voices of their long-dead inhabitants as you weave your way past aristocratic villas and apartment blocks, fast-food joints, bathhouses, temples, theaters and more. Discover the beating heart of civic life in the ancient world in Pompeii’s spectacular Forum; find out what our ancient forebears got up to for entertainment in the Amphitheater. We'll be visiting fast food restaurants and bakeries, warehouses and temples, even an ancient brothel complete with x-rated frescoes adorning its walls! The spectacular aristocratic dwellings like the House of the Tragic Poet, with its famous Cave Canem mosaic, or the opulently frescoe House of the Vettii provide a fascinating window into the rarefied world of the ancient elites as well as learning about the tragic events of the day of the eruption. Pompeii wasn’t the only city to be annihilated that dark day in October 79 AD. The smaller nearby town of Herculaneum, a beach resort for the ancient Roman elites that was according to tradition linked to the great mythological hero Hercules, was also engulfed by the volcano’s ash cloud. When archaeologists dug deep into the pyroclastic layers, what they uncovered was remarkable. Herculaneum was a residential hub rather than a commercial city like Pompeii, so it lacks some of the latter’s great public edifices. But it was also wealthier, and its superb dwellings – such as the House of Neptune and Amphitrite with its pristine mosaics, or the Villa of the Papyri – more than make up for it. Some of the sites we’ll visit on the tour include the Thermopolium (fast-food restaurant), the Temple of Augustali, the Thermal Baths, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Bel Cortile, and the ancient beach where the remains of Herculaneum’s victims were unearthed. Of course, your guide will customize the itinerary on the day to suit your interests!

Campania: Full Campania Felix Self-Guided Audio Tours

8. Campania: Full Campania Felix Self-Guided Audio Tours

You will be completely free to use the audio guides right after the purchase starting to listen the contents and design into detail the points of interest you will see. Using your own smartphone you'll sure that the device is sanitized : it's yours! The app will help you to reach the point of interest thanks to maps and geo localization. More complex points of interest for example Big Domus in Pompeii and Herculaneum Ruins ( like one of Menandro, House of Cervi, etc..) or big collection into the MANN ( like Farnese collection, Egypt collection , etc..) , are splitted in several sections to ensure you are always well linked to what you are watching. For each doubt or issue about using the ITGUIDES app , a whatsapp contact is provided on the app to give you the right support.

Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

9. Naples: Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

This Private tour lets you jump for a full day in the two amazing archeological sites of Campania, Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. During the eruption Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried by the ash of Vesuvius, which helped keep everything well preserved and the city intact. After that, you will go exploring Herculaneum through incredible mosaics, carbonized objects and incredibly preserved villas, which are gonna give you a taste of what the life used to be there. The archaeologist will be more than happy to take care of you during this time travel, sharing the secrets of the wealthier citizens of the Roman Empire.

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What people are saying about House of Menander

Brilliant trip, well organised, easy to locate meeting point. Valentina was a fantastic guide, lots of facts and upbeat on the very early start. There was a chance we weren’t able to get to Vesuvius due to the weather impending but we did manage it. Pompeii was fantastic, would’ve liked a bit longer there as so much to see but we knew it would be restrictive.

Fantastic itinerary and pace. Hyper professional tour guide Rob made our trip even better - history narrated in an interesting story-telling style, authentic local food recommendations in both Rome and Naples. We can’t be more satisfied about this trip. Thousand thanks to this great team that made our day.

Marta was very gracious and entertaining! Our guide in Pompeii, Elena, was amazing! She did a great job and we learned so much! Definitely a great day.

We did the Pompeii and Naples tour and enjoyed it immensely. It was a busy day but a great way to experience 2 major attractions in 1 day.

Great one day tour. Guide was knowledgeable, detailed and engaging in explaining the history, sites and happenings. Highly recommended!