HERCULANEUM & MOUNT VESUVIUS SHORE EXCURSION SHORE EXCURSION
Our Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Shore Excursion will be a journey back in time as you discover the ancient city of Herculaneum, and the incredible force of nature that destroyed it in 79 AD; Mount Vesuvius. Your 8 hour Day Tour will unfold as follows:
Itinerary:Pickup from Port of Naples
- Visit of Herculaneum
- Lunch time by Vesuvius
- Visit of Mount Vesuvius
In an elegant and spacious Mercedes Benz vehicle, he will chauffeur you along the Italian coast to Herculaneum. This ancient city was completely buried by lava in 79 A.D. when the eruption of Mount Vesuvius also destroyed Pompeii. However, unlike its sister city Pompeii, Herculaneum is better preserved as many buildings and art works remained intact. As you explore the ruins – including its baths, library, Villa – you will catch a glimpse of this ancient city’s art patrimony, including the stunning mosaics found within. Many of the precious vases and paintings found at this important archeological site are now on showcase at the Archeological Museum of Naples. To fully experience the site’s rich history, you may request to embark on a Guided Tour with an English Licensed Guide.
From there, your English Speaking Driver will chauffeur you to a fine restaurant where you will taste the rich and fresh flavors of the Campania region. After lunch your Private Driver will accompany you to Mount Vesuvius. Though the last eruption dates back to 1944, the Vesuvius is the only active volcano in Europe, and one of the most dangerous in the world. As you climb to nearly the top of the mountain, which is approximately 1280 meters in height, you’ll witness first hand the feared crater that destroyed the ancient civilizations of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD. As you hike closer to the top, among the fumes and rich lava rock, you may catch a breath taking view of the surrounding areas including Capri and Naples.
Duration: 8 Hours
HERCULANEUM & MOUNT VESUVIUS SHORE EXCURSION SERVICE PRICE FROM NAPLES PORT