Ancient Herculaneum and Mt Vesuvius Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Italy

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This full day tour includes a visit to the ruins of the Ancient city of Herculaneum - a city that has been covered and buried by the lava and ashes rain during the Vesuvius eruption of the 79AD - and a walk into the National park of the Vesuvius, that will bring you up to the crater.  The tour of the excavations will be led by a fully licensed top-rated archaeologist  that knows every corner of the area. You will then walk up to the Vesuvius crater with an expert geologist that will show you the phenomena of the volcano activity, its nature and spectacular views over the bay of Naples.     
The city of Pompeii and Herculaneum have been partly destroyed by the Vesuvius eruption of the 79AD. The buried city seemed to be lost and forgotten, but now you are given the chance to walk into the streets on the original pavement, enter the shops and the houses, challenge the acoustics of the theatres, visit the Baths following your path up till the Forum – the main square – where all the political, social, artistic and religious aspects of the Ancient Herculaneum life used to melt. Among the main features of this city you will find the magnificence of the frescoes and mosaics, and the original wooden structure of the houses, still standing. You will literally jump back into the past. After this incredible 2.5 hours tour you will be driven to the National Park of the Vesuvius - where you will join a group - and an expert guide will explain you all the geological phenomena happening right under your feet. Then you will be let climb the volcano up to the crater, where you will enjoy one of the most suggestive and astonishing views of the Naples Gulf and landscape. This walk will take you more or less 1.5 hours. Moreover, you will not be asked to wait in queue, but our guides will allow you to skip the line and have immediate access to the sites. Get ready for this amazing and unbeatable experience!

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)