Vesuvius and Herculaneum Tour
Tour of Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum
What makes this tour unique
Reliving the Vesuvius eruption and disaster of 79 AD in one single day, while visiting one of the best archeological ruins in Italy and driving up the very same volcano that caused the destruction, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our private driver and guide will make you feel like you have gone back in time thousands of years!
|No-lines policy:||You will not be wating in lines to enter Herculaneum Archaelogical area dn Mount Vesuvius National Park|
|Options:||You can combine the Vesuvius excursion with a guided tour of Pompeii instead of Herculaneum|
|Top-rated guide:||Professional, licensed, and experienced English-speaking guide|
Want to experience a day feeling like you’re living in the ancient Roman times?
Take our full-day private tour to relive the eruption of the famous Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD, and see the aftermath of the disaster at the archeological site of Herculaneum.
The city of Herculaneum was covered by a flood of mud and volcanic debris instead of ash and lava like Pompeii, and therefore is much better preserved. Our tour of the ruins will take you through its most fascinating highlights, such as the Basilica and the House of Neptune & Amphitrite, which are almost as majestic as 2000 years ago, and the Thermal Spas and the Forum, which offer significant insight to the lives of the ancient Romans.
After the morning tour of Herculaneum, your private driver will pick you up and take you on a scenic drive up the volcano to the National Park of Vesuvius. You can opt for a delicious lunch on a typical Italian wine farm on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius overlooking the Gulf of Naples, area famous for its viticulture and olive production.
After lunch the driver will take you almost to the top of Vesuvius, where after a 30 –minute walk up to the crater you can enjoy the amazing views and walk around the rim of the only mainland-Europe volcano that has erupted in the last hundred years, in 1944 to be precise.