Our English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at your hotel or at any other places of your convenience in Rome. After, you will drive directly to Pompeii via highway A1. Once you have arrived in Pompeii, your chauffeur/guide will introduce you to your local, archeological, English-speaking guide for a 2 hour private tour through the ruins of Pompeii. Pompeii is a buried and ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompeii. It, along with Herculaneum (its sister city), was destroyed, and completely buried during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on August 24, 79 AD.
The volcano collapsed higher roof-lines, and buried Pompeii under many meters of ash and pumice. It was lost for nearly 1,700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After the Pompeii tour, our English-speaking chauffeur/guide, together with the archeological guide, will drive you to Herculaneum for another 75 minute private tour through the ruins of this ancient city. Herculaneum is an ancient Roman town, located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano. Its ruins can be found at the coordinates 40°48’21?N, 14°20’51?E, in the Italian region of Campania. It is most famous for having been lost, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Since the discovery of bones in 1981, some 150 skeletons have been found. Herculaneum was a smaller town, with a wealthier population than Pompeii at the time of its destruction.
Our English-speaking chauffeur will be happy to suggest some local, typical restaurants in that area. After lunch, your English-speaking chauffeur will drive you back to Rome.
This tour length 10 hours approx. and is conducted by an English-speaking chauffeur/guide and a local, archeological English-speaking guide for a private tour through the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
• Luxury vehicles air-conditioned and fully equipped
• English-speaking driver/guide + archaeological English speaking guide for Pompeii & Herculaneum
• Fuel, tolls, parking fees included
• Personal and courteous service
• Fresh bottled water on board
• All vehicles are fully licesed and insured according to Italian law
• Meals & entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
• Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)