Herculaneum, Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii Private Tour: Guide Optional

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Overview Location: Naples, Italy

Vesuvius has blown its top more than 30 times. You will be driven up to the point where a relatively easy 860m path leads up to the summit.

Unfairly upstaged by Pompeii’s ancient offerings, the Ruins of Herculaneum have a wealth of archaeological finds, from ancient advertisements and stylish mosaics to carbonized furniture and terror-struck skeletons.

A once-thriving commercial port of 20,000, Pompeii grew from Greek and Etruscan roots to become an important Roman city. Then, on August 24, A.D. 79, everything changed. Vesuvius erupted and began to bury the city under 30 feet of hot volcanic ash. For the archaeologists who excavated it centuries later, this was a shake-and-bake windfall, teaching them volumes about daily Roman life.


After being picked up from your accommodation or cruise ship, you will proceed on a tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius

Two tour options available, A and B

Option A (without licensed guide
First stop one of the two archeological sites, Pompeii or Herculaneum. Purchase of the ticket. Visit of the ruins on your own. Second stop: the other archeological site. Purchase of the ticket. Visit of it on your own. Third and last stop: Mount Vesuvius. Purchase of the ticket. Hiking to the top of the Volcano. As an alternative, on request: it is possible skipping the stop at Herculaneum or Mount Vesuvius to go instead to a winery to take a wine tasting with quick lunch. No guide at the archeological sites will be provided with this option. However, the driver will be able to deliver information and suggestions regarding the crossed areas while approaching the sites. It will always be possible reserving a licensed guide service after having booked the tour by sending an email or making a phone call.

Option B (with licensed guide
First stop one of the two archeological sites, Pompeii or Herculaneum. Meeting of the licensed guide. Purchase of the ticket.Visit of the ruins. Second stop: the other archeological site. Purchase of the ticket. Visit of the ruins. Third and last stop: Mount Vesuvius. Purchase of the ticket. Hiking to the top of the Volcano. As an alternative, on your request: it is possible skipping the stop at Herculaneum or Mount Vesuvius to go instead to a winery to take a wine tasting with quick lunch. 

Fees charged in Pompeii - Herculaneum - The trail to the top of Mount Vesuvius and in case of wine tasting will be not included in the price of the tour. Time scheduled to stop for lunch, 40 minutes, except if you decide to go to the winery. The tour has a planned duration of 8 hours, an extra time up to 45 minutes will be free of additional charge. 

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
What you can expect Guilty of decimating Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79, Mt Vesuvius looms over the Bay of Naples like a beautiful, silent menace.
Stopped in their tracks by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Herculaneum and Pompeii offer the best look anywhere at what life in Rome must have been like around 2,000 years ago.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide (if option selected)

What's NOT inside

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional info

  • Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Departure point:

Your accommodation or Cruise docking (if Cruise) in, Naples area, Salerno & Amalfi coast area, Sorrento's area.

Duration:

8 hours

Frequency:

Daily

Departure time:

8:30 am

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return details:

Pick up point
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Reviews & ratings

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "We took this tour only one day after arriving from America. Umberto was our driver and he was very knowledgeable about the area. He was extremely personable and gave (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "Very recommended ! We didn't have too much time so we were looking for a tour that combines these 3 important destinations. With this private tour, you have the (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "Private Day Trip from Naples with A Drive Into the Blue We arrived from Canada and spent 10 days exploring Italy with a variety of tours. A Drive Into The Blue was (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "Antonio was great -responded very quickly from my initial booking, any time I had questions and just before our tour. His minivan was very clean and comfortable for (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "This was a great tour ! The hike up Vesuvius was more strenuous than I had initially thought but our driver got us there first thing in the morning before it was too (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "We took this tour with a driver and guide for Pompeii, Herculeum and Vesuvius. We started the day by being greeted at the train station by Antonio, the driver and (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "Our tour guide, and especially our driver, were amazing. The Mercedes van was very comfortable, and everyone was punctual and on time. We were in Naples during a (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "Excellent tour, highly recommended. The tour guide had a Ph.D. and was very thoughtful as well as knowledgable. "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "What a wonderful tour. Our Driver Anthonio from a Drive Into The Blue made this tour just perfect. Very new and clean Mercedes 8 seater vehicle offered real luxury. (...) "

  • Private Tour : Day Trip Excursion to Herculaneum Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii |
    "My wife and I had a fantastic tour and highly recommend booking with Tony and A Drive Into The Blue. We only had a short weekend in Naples and were worried that we (...) "

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