Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius with Driver -Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers
Spend an exciting day exploring Herculaneum and hiking up to the crater of Mount Vesuvius.
Herculaneum has been preserved like no other site in the world. The city was buried beneath 52 feet of ash and mud during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and this layer of detritus saved two-story Domus with the internal architecture and décor intact, including features in wood and marble, decorations, jewelry,even organic remains like food, providing a unique view into the daily lives of the ancient population of the area.
This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours).
Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide.
Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee away from the vehicle. To comply with these strict laws, drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle. Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.
per adult from
9 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- Deluxe Mercedes Benz Vehicle
- English Speaking Professional Driver
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- Private transportation
What's excluded :
- Admission fees and Entry Tickets Not Included
- Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
- Entry/Admission - Vesuvius National Park
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano Italy
Herculaneum is rightfully considered better preserved than its bigger and more famous sister city, Pompeii.
While roofs collapsed under the weight of volcanic ash in Pompeii, many remained intact in Herculaneum due to the super hot pyroclastic flow that instantly entombed and solidified the city from bottom up. As a result, more frescoes and mosaics can be seen in these well-preserved buildings.
Here you can visit luxurious baths, the stunning Villa of Papyri that contained a library of scrolls, House of the Beautiful Courtyard, the impressive mosaics inside the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and more.
Since Herculaneum draws fewer visitors than its more famous sibling due to traffic conditions surrounding the site which discourages large tour buses, you don’t have to fight your way through large crowds.
With Herculaneum being much smaller than Pompeii, you can actually explore the entire site which is virtually impossible to do in Pompeii on limited time.
After your visit, it will be time to enjoy a nice Italian lunch in the restaurant of your choice.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Vesuvius National Park, Via Palazzo del Principe, 80044 Ottaviano Italy
At a height of approximately 4202 ft, this is also the smallest active volcano in the world but among the most dangerous of them all.
Once you reach near the summit you can purchase a ticket that allows you to enter the last segment of the volcano and hike the last 500 meters to the crater.
A local official guide may be available to accompany visitors as you near the massive crater left behind after the infamous eruption of 79 AD.
You will see lush dense vegetation that thrives on rich volcanic soil, a variety of lava rocks of different colors, and fumes rising out of the crater itself.
From the top of Mount Vesuvius on clear days, you get a most spectacular view of the Bay of Naples, Pompeii, Capri, and more.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Your English speaking driver will pick you up in front of your cruise ship in Naples at 7:30 am and take you back by 5 pm.Ports
- Naples Cruise Port
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1 to 3 passengers 8/22/2019 - 10/19/2021
4 to 6 passengers 8/22/2019 - 10/19/2021
Monday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Tuesday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Wednesday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Thursday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Friday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Saturday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
7 to 8 passengers 8/22/2019 - 10/19/2021
Monday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Tuesday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Wednesday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Thursday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Friday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Saturday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Monday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Tuesday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Wednesday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Thursday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Friday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Saturday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Service animals allowed
- Stroller accessible
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Walking on uneven terrain is required in some areas
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.