Full Day Tour (8 Hours)
Your private driver will meet you in the morning on the pier in Salerno nearby the ship following disembarkation with a signboard with your name clearly displayed on it. He will proceed to make your experience truly memorable and relaxing, From Salerno, you will start enjoying the highlights of the bay of Naples with its views of Mt. Vesuvius and the islands of Capri, untill to reach Pompeii for a 2 hours visit to the archaeological site.
It's a great idea to visit the famous archeological site combined to climb on the top of the Mt Vesuvius to understand well the eruption of 79 AD and how Pompeii was destroyed. The volcano is located into a National Park flourishing of flora and fauna where are produced the best quality of vegetables, nuts and vineyards of the Campania. We will continue the driving for mt Vesuvius, but the last 200mt (650feet) we'll have to walk to reach the crater where you'll have a breathtaking view of the bay of Naples with its islands: Capri, Ischia and Procida. After 1, 1/5 hours, we'll drive down directly to Pompei where you' ll have a short free time before visitng the ruins. Going around the archeological site you'll feel like jumping back in time to the I century AD. You'll see all the most important public buildings, shops, thermal bath and private houses, you will learn so much about people's Ancient way of life.
Once we arrive, you can decide to hire an English speaking tour guide, who will show you around the ruins for two hours, focusing on the main spots, ensuring you to see the most important sites – it may be hard to believe for a first visit, but Pompeii is huge. You can for sure understand how the volcanic eruption preserved the city of Pompeii so well during the years, because it was covered for over 1600 years.
It is an amazing experience to see how the Romans use to live two thousand years ago, it’s for sure a memorable experience that you will bring in your mind forever.
After visiting the ancient city of Pompeii, we will go for lunch at a nearby winery, literally five minutes drive, where you will be able to try a selection of local authentic wines matched with local food made by a great chef. Before or after the wine testing /lunch , you will able to visit the winery by a private escort tour where you can understand the wine productions, all the wine the different wine selection, where they are made , the history of the winery and see all the property, located exactly where the ruins of Pompeii where discovered the first time.
After that, your private driver will drive you to Herculaneum.
This city, just like Pompeii, was at the same time destroied and preserved by the disaster. Pyroclastic flows covered Herculaneum with a mountain of boiling ash, hiding the remains of the ancient city 70 feet underground.
Today, almost 2000 years later, the charm of Herculaneum is still intact. The city was a residential spot for wealthy people. Smaller but richer than Pompeii. Traces of the affluence of the ancient Herculaneum are still visible in the original style and in the elegant decoration of the private houses.
Herculaneum is different than Pompeii also for the state of preservation. The two cities were destroyed by the same eruption but the effects were not alike.
Visiting Herculaneum is the best way to take an intimate look at the lifestyle of the rich in the ancient Roman world
Included: Private vehicle, all fuel, all tax, highway tolls, parking, refreshments, wifi on board, licensed English speaking driver of the team.
Not included: Lunch, Entrance fees and licensed archaeological tour guides in sites unless stated otherwise on this page.