Private Tour: Pompeii Ruins and Mt Vesuvius Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

Day Trips & Excursions in Rome

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You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning by your professional English-speaking driver. You'll enjoy a panoramic 2 hour drive to Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage Site.Included Buffalo Mozzarella Tasting!2 hours visit of the excavations in Pompeii with a local licensed private guide (included). Stop for lunch (included) in a local restaurant, with local winey, on the slope of the Volcano where you will have a great experience their unique wines, born in the shadow of the Volcano.Then head to Mt. Vesuvius to see the Volcano that buried it for millennia. Hike around the Volcano’s summit (tickets included).At the end of the tour drop off will be back to your accommodation in Rome.
Leave your accommodation in Rome in the morning, and hop inside your private vehicle with a professional English-speaking driver.On the way your driver will offer to you a Buffalo Mozzarella tasting in a very typical family farm in the Capua town countryside, the area is considered the fatherland of the Italian Buffalo Mozzarella! You will take pictures of the buffaloes too!Pompeii (tickets and guide included):Visiting Pompeii is not like a museum , is as live again in an ancient roman commercial town of 3 Km. Buildings, temples, shops catched in the time of the eruption.Pompeii was an ancient Roman town near modern Naples, where the common people went on holidays at the time of the ancient Rome. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many ancient towns in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.Lunch included:Stop for lunch (included) at a local restaurant and winery on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius where you will have a great experience sampling their unique wines born in the shadow of the volcano.Vesuvius (tickets and alpine guide included):After lunch your driver will transport you to Mount Vesuvius, where you will be able to visit the volcano, which reaches an altitude of 4,203-feet (1,281-meters). From there the crater can be reached on foot by using a path that is .75-miles (1,200-meters) long that takes you to the summit of the volcano. At the end of your tour the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Rome. The Restaurant:You will stop for lunch in a local restaurant/winery on the slope of the volcano, located between Pompeii and Vesuvius' volcanic crater in Italy's Vesuvius National Park, just a few kilometers from Pompeii. All guests visiting the winery are welcome to stay for an 'Italian style' tasting held on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.Tasting menu includes: Antipasto appetizer with local products: salami, provolone cheese, 'casatiello' (a savory bread), and bruschetta with heirloom Piennolo tomatoes on bread baked in a wood-burning oven, paired with Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco DOP (100% Caprettone), Rosato (100% Piedirosso), and Rosso (100% Piedirosso). Spaghetti made with durum wheat flour and tossed with a sauce made from heirloom Piennolo tomatoes and basil, paired with Lacryma Christi Riserva (80% Piedirosso and 20% Aglianico, aged in French oak barrels for 18 - 24 months). Pastiera Napolitana, a traditional dessert featuring sweetened ricotta, candied fruit, and boiled wheat berries, paired with Capafresca Spumante Rosato (100% Aglianico) and Acquavite di Albicocche del Vesuvio, an apricot distillate.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Buffalo Mozzarella tasting
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Pompeii Ruins tickets
  • Licensed local guide in Pompeii Ruins (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Crater of Mt. Vesuvius tickets (included alpine guide service) 
  • Lunch and wine-tasting
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Gratuities 

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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