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Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples

Highlights
  • Full-day Pompeii and Herculaneum excursion from Naples
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii with a guide
  • Learn about Mount Vesuvius’ AD 79 eruption that buried many of Campania’s towns for centuries
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Pompeii and Herculaneum Day Trip from Naples
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Overview
Explore the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii on this day trip from Naples. Led by a local guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed site of Pompeii (own expense), which lay buried under volcanic ash for centuries following Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Afterward, head to a cameo and coral factory to watch the craftsmen at work before sitting down to a traditional Italian lunch. Top off the afternoon with a trip to Ercolano to discover the ruins of Herculaneum (own expense.) Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Naples.
What to Expect
Begin your trip with pickup from your select Naples hotel and hop aboard your coach toward Pompeii. Once buried under a blanket of ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD, the city wasn't unearthed until the 18th century.
As you enter (own expense), follow your guide through the ruins and learn the fascinating history behind the ancient city. Pass excavations of the Teatro Grande, which once housed up to 5,000 spectators, and the Forum.
Continue to a family-run corals and cameo factory to learn more about the jewelry-making process. Afterward, walk to the 18th-century Ristorante Vesuvio for a delicious, Italian-style lunch.
Journey next to the coastal town of Ercolana, where the ruins of Herculaneum reside, another town struck during the infamous eruption. Though Pompeii is more widely-known, Herculaneum hosts a wealth of archaeological treasures. Enter (own expense) and explore at leisure, admiring the ancient monuments, preserved mosaics and fossils nearly 2,000 years old.
Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point.
Reviews (159)
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Reviewed 23 September 2018
Great trip and very informative

This was an excellent trip although if I was to be picky, it could have been slightly better organised. The guides were excellent with really good English and we had audio receivers so they were not competing with lots of other guides. I think it...More

1  Thank R0bertB421
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile
Great tour

This is a wonderful tour and a must if you’re in Rome or Naples. Our guide for both was Stephania and she was very knowledgeable. There are a lot of groups at Pompeii in the morning but we were still able to move around. We...More

Thank KaciS36
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Worth every dime

Visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum is a must for every history buffs, but basically for everyone. Although days if not weeks could be spent there, the one-day trip is perfect if you are short on time, like me. The guide was competent and gave an excellent...More

1  Thank RSz75
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Historically Rich Day - Excellent Tour Guide!

From beginning to end, this full day tour was so informative. I cannot say enough good things about our tour guide - extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic about the subjects of Pompeii & Herculaneum and did a fantastic job of managing our group. I highly recommend this...More

Thank BethTraveler817
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Brilliant day

Our day has been wonderful and we both loved the tours. The mini bus did arrive 30mins early but we were already waiting. Our guide Stephanie was very knowledgeable, passionate and happy to answer questions, a real delightful tour guide and the lunch was delicious....More

Thank PaulWat67
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Gabrielle G
5 September 2018|
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27 July 2018|
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I went on this tour a few weeks ago and was picked up at a cafe at the pier Molo Beverello at around 9am. Molo Beverello is just next to Stazione Marittia Napoli, within 5 minutes of walking. It was about 5pm when the coach... More
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