Take a journey through Greek and Roman history on a private tour of some of the most well-known remains in the world. Put on your most comfortable shoes and prepare to be awestruck!
You will meet your knowledgeable, English-speaking driver/guide at your Naples cruise pier where you will board your transportation. Your first stop is Pompeii, which is one of the most popular destinations in Italy! Today Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the majority of it was destroyed in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying it in volcanic ash! Numerous excavations have revealed many objects that had been buried for over 2,000 years, preserved due to the lack of air and moisture.
Continuing your adventure, you will move on to Herculaneum, another UNESCO World Heritage Site! Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, it was also destroyed by the eruption in 79 AD. Compared to Pompeii, Herculaneum was a more prosperous town. The most famous of its villas - Villa of the Papyri - is named after its library full of scrolls (papyri). Its architecture is exquisite, having been restored to its original state! Although tourism and vandalism resulted in quite a bit of damage, recent reconstruction has been very successful! As is the case in Pompeii, excavations are no longer permitted, but the largest collection to date of Greek and Roman sculptures has been uncovered along with frescoes and bronzes.
Your final stop of the day is Mount Vesuvius! Its eruption in 79 AD was not it's first by any means, and was not it's last; there have been many since! With its last major eruption occurring in 1944, it is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the large population living nearby. The area surrounding Vesuvius has been declared a national park, and the summit is open to visitors by a spiral walkway that winds around the volcano all the way up to the crater. Your guide will be assigned once you pay at the gate and the guide cost is included with the entrance.
Your driver will return you to your Naples cruise pier at the end of this amazing trip through time. This private sightseeing trip will be the experience of a lifetime!
Explore 3 of the best highlights in the Naples area with this private excursion. You will visit the majestic Mount Vesuvius and visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, once buried by the eruption of this volcano. This is such an adventure!