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POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM

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A nice example of a nymphaeum in Pompeii
A nice example of a nymphaeum in Pompeii
Fresco of Pompeii
Fresco of Pompeii
The House of the Faun
The House of the Faun in Pompeii
Tuscan atrium in the house of Marcus Lucretius Fronto
Tuscan atrium in the house of Marcus Lucretius Fronto
The Forum in the ruins of Herculaneum
The Forum in the ruins of Herculaneum
Casa a graticcio in Herculaneum
Casa a graticcio in Herculaneum

POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM TOUR:





DURATION:

7/8 hours

PRICE:

Starting from EURO 68

AVAILABILITY:

All-year-round




INCLUDES:

English-speaking driver & Air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) at your disposal for 7/8 hours

Local Expert Guide for 5 hours in the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum

ENTRANCE FEES INCLUDED



Itinerary Details are listed below:


TOUR SCHEDULE OF POMPEII & HERCULANEUM
Meeting with our English-speaking driver and his Mercedes car (with air-conditioning) by Your hotel or the cruise ship
Arrival to Pompeii ruins and private visit (2 hours) of the site with an archaeological English-speaking guide
Visit of a cameo factory
1 hour of free time for lunch - lunch not included
Transfer (with the same guide) to the excavations of Herculaneum
2 hour visit of Herculaneum
Back to Your hotel or to the cruise ship


The tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum is the typical archaeological visit in the area of Naples.

The ruins of Pompeii are located about 30 km from Naples and 20 km from Sorrento and it is the most visited monument in Italy. The guided tour takes about 2 hours. It begins with the great Forum with its imposing temples to proceed with stores, shops, spa facilities, with fascinating patrician homes with their frescoes and mosaics. No to be missed are also the impressive plaster casts of bodies of victims of the tragic eruption in 79 AD.

The name of Herculaneum comes from the legendary founding of the town from Hercules, attracted by the beauty of the place. Probably it was founded by Greeks during the VIII century. BC. Thanks to the beauty of the area and its mild climate, the town became one of the most beautiful residential localities of the Roman patricians who built homes - including the so-called Villa of the Papyri, one of the largest of antiquity.
The terrible eruption of Vesuvius, 24 August 79 AD buried suddenly and for ever the town.

In 1709 first discovery of the buried town took place even though the systematic excavations began three decades after the will of Charles III of Bourbon, who had also built around the excavations a residence, the Palace of Portici. The wonders that emerge from excavations and the fascination exerted by Vesuvius made Herculaneum a destination for scholars, writers and wealthy tourists who inserted it among the most popular stages of the Grand Tour of Europe. Today Herculaneum is well known all over the world.

THIS TOUR WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

THIS IS A GUIDED TOUR WITH PRICES BASED ON
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAVELLING IN YOUR PARTY!


If You book this guided tour with us, We'll offer You for free the chance to visit in Pompeii the spectacular Suburban Baths, usually closed to the public and open expressly for You.


VISIT POMPEII RUINS WITH THE AUDIO SYSTEMS

Pompeii.org.uk offers a rental service of audio receivers kit, ideal system for visiting the ruins of Pompeii. The communication will be clear in any weather condition and this system will help tourist guides in their job. The tourist guide will be endowed with a transmitting radio with relative accessories (microphone and lace). Every component of the group can use a receiver with its accessories (disposable earpiece and lace). A qualified personnel will offer a continuous technical support to face any further demand of the guide or of a component of the group. The cost for this service is of 2 EUROS per person.