Explore the ancient sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii on a private tour from Naples. Marvel at how well volcanic mud preserved the residential Roman town of Herculaneum. See the ruins of Pompeii, which wasn’t as fortunate when Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D.
What to Expect
This full-day private tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum begins with a visit to Herculaneum, a Roman residential town on the seacoast that was remarkably well preserved by volcanic mud when Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. You’ll pay your admission fee at the entrance to the site and then have a chance to view the town from above before heading down for a 1-hour guided tour.
The buildings have been so well preserved that you can walk down streets that appear nearly the same as they did to the Romans over 2,000 years ago. See the original timbers in the buildings and clay pots stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption.
You’ll see the House of the Argus, the public baths with their well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, and the house of the carbonized furniture which still has the marital bed intact! Many of the town’s inhabitants were supposedly able to flee to safety, unlike the residents of Pompeii, who were not so fortunate.
Following the guided tour you’ll have time for a coffee before heading to Pompeii. At Pompeii you’ll see the main features of this ancient Roman city, including the baths, bakeries, the arena, the brothel, and many others.
What's Not Included
- Guide service
- Entrance fees
Garibaldi Square near Star Hotel terminus, at 07:55.