Pompeii and Herculaneum led by an Archaeologist with private transport

Shore Excursions in Italy

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This tour consists in a marvelous walk in company of a competent archaeologist and  professional guide around of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum buried from the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 a. D.Relax in a comfortable trasportation in a private Minivan.A walk in Pompeii is a very strong experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a town that is still alive. The guide will tell you about the history of the town and how the Romans lived, showing you all the most important public buildings and private houses.While Pompeii had been covered in five meters of ash, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick buried Herculaneum, which is smaller but better preserved then Pompeii; there It is still possible to see second stories, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics. With our guide's explanation the city will come to life.
Pick up at your accommodation in Naples, Salerno, Sorrento or Amalfi Coast. Tour in Pompeii:In 2 hours  you will see in detail the western part of the ancient town where the most important public buildings homes and shops are located.Highlights: the Marina Gate, the Basilica (court house), the Forum (main square), the Forum baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the house of Menander, the plaster casts of the victims and the Theatres amd much more...Stop for a lunch of about 1 hour, it is optional, if you wish we can suggest some of the best restaurants around the ruinsTour in Herculaneum:A wonderful 2 hours walk through the fascinating townHighlights: Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more than 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the House of the Skeleton, the gymnasium, the house of the Dears and much more…Drop off at your accommodation in Naples, Salerno, Sorrento or Amalfi Coast.

What’s included

  • Hotel/port pick up
  • Hotel/port drop off
  • The guidance and assistance for the entire tour by a qualified archaeologist and guide;
  • transportation with a private Minivan and a professional driver
  • All taxes, gas and parking expenses.
  • 1 bottle of water 0,5 L

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees: Pompeii 15 euro per person, Herculaneum 11 euro per person (free for the under 18)
  • Meals (not obliged to stop)
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