POMPEII, MT. VESUVIUS AND HERCULANEUM

 

Can’t decide which archaeological site to visit?  How about both!  And the Culprit!

In the year 79 AD around 1pm Mount Vesuvius erupted violently. By the end of the following day, thousands of people were dead and the flourishing Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum had disappeared beneath tons of ash, pumice and solidified mud.

The excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum, by contrast, offer an intact vision of daily life in a Roman society in all its aspects. They have produced not only many treasures, but also many less precious objects extremely useful for the understanding of everyday life during the years of the Roman empire. In the buildings of these towns - from the monumental to the most simple - the ancient world appears in all its complexity, with great clarity.

Mt.Vesuvius - Mainland Europe's only live volcano. Your driver will take you up 1000 metres, from there you have an optional 30 minute walk to the crater; Once at the top you can walk a third of the way round,  see inside the crater you may even observe a fumarole (steam/gas vents) BUT most of all enjoy a spectacular view over the bay of Naples.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

2 hours free time in Pompeii
2 hours free time in Herculaneum
Visit the only live volcano in mainland Europe, walk right to the crater!
Optional stop in a cameo factory to see this fine art being hand crafted.

 

This is a physically difficult excursion involving a lot of walking, good shoes must be worn!!

If you want to create a group for this excursion just select the date on the calendar and then click on "Create Group" button.
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Individual Prices per Group

  • Number of Passenger(s) Price per Person

  • 1 Pax 340 euro

  • 2 Pax 180 euro

  • 3 Pax 120 euro

  • 4 Pax 100 euro

  • 5 Pax 90 euro

  • 6 Pax 80 euro

  • 7 Pax 70 euro

  • 8 Pax 60 euro

The tour itinerary shown above is conducted by an English speaking driver who has been trained to give a tour along the route. They will share their knowledge and passion for the area, stop for the best photo opportunities and point out the places of interest. Your driver is not allowed by Italian law to guide you around the historical areas, monuments and towns where you stop.

The tour itinerary for shore excursions is based on cruise ships arriving in at, or before 08:30 and sailing at, or after 6:30pm.

For ships that sail before 6:30pm please email us first info@aptours.it so we can work out the changes to the itinerary to fit your ships schedule before setting up the tour. We will then add the changes to the notes section for fellow cruisers to read before they join the group.

We always base the tour itinerary around the ships schedule with number one priority to get you back to the port 1.5 / 2 hours before sail time.

Cancellation Policy:
The tour is confirmed the moment you either create or join a group. Any tour cancelled within ten days of the service date will be considered a late cancellation. APTours reserves the right to debit a 'late cancellation fee' in this event. The 'late cancellation fee' will equal the total amount of previously confirmed services. If cancellation is requested by e-mail no less than ten days before the booked date there will be no charge. Once you have filled out a reservation form and inserted payment information you agree to enter a legally binding contract with APTours.

Important Info:
Once you have signed up for a tour or created a tour, your name, mobile number, email address will be shared with others in your group. As a new member joins your group you will receive an update of group size and cost. As the tour is shared we must fix an itinerary and keep to a set time schedule. We ask guests to be punctual to all meeting points set by the driver to help the day run smoothly.