Full-Day Tour Vesuvius Herculaneum

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Revisit an explosive point in Italy's history on this 7-hour tour of Herculaneum and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples. Visit the volcano that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD. Walk through the remarkably well-preserved ancient streets of Herculaneum to imagine what life was like for its inhabitants so long ago.
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Itinerary Details

Get picked up from your hotel or other accommodation, or at the port or train station of Naples for this 7-hour trip back in time.

Head for the enormous volcano of Mt. Vesuvius, which looms across the bay from Naples, 5.6 mi (9 km) away from the city. It is the only mainland European volcano to have erupted in the last hundred years, although it is currently sleeping. Most famously it erupted in 79 AD, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash, killing an estimated 10,000 to 25,000 people. Today it is still regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes because 3 million people live nearby and Vesuvius eruptions tend to be explosive rather than gentle. The last eruption was in March 1944 which destroyed several nearby villages.

Next, visit the excavation of the city of Herculaneum. Here is a city frozen in time, stopped in action when Vesuvius erupted...
Get picked up from your hotel or other accommodation, or at the port or train station of Naples for this 7-hour trip back in time.

Head for the enormous volcano of Mt. Vesuvius, which looms across the bay from Naples, 5.6 mi (9 km) away from the city. It is the only mainland European volcano to have erupted in the last hundred years, although it is currently sleeping. Most famously it erupted in 79 AD, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash, killing an estimated 10,000 to 25,000 people. Today it is still regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes because 3 million people live nearby and Vesuvius eruptions tend to be explosive rather than gentle. The last eruption was in March 1944 which destroyed several nearby villages.

Next, visit the excavation of the city of Herculaneum. Here is a city frozen in time, stopped in action when Vesuvius erupted. Remains of temples, villas, and streets have been uncovered and they look eerily like they might have 2,000 years ago. You will even get to see the people who were turned to stone trying to flee the city in its final hours. While it's somewhat overshadowed by Pompeii, Herculaneum is actually better preserved. Rather than being buried in hot ash, it was engulfed by a mudslide, thereby conserving a lot of the wooden beams roofs domestic items.

At the end of your visit to Herculaneum, you'll be returned to your original departure point.

Important Details

Included
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Not Included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees Vesuvius & Herculaneum
Departure Point
Naples Hotel, B&B, Train Station, Airport, Port
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for very young children
  • 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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.