This tour is especially designed for archaeological fans and new travellers that wish to widen their knowledge about these sites. Your English speaking driver/guide will meet you at the port in Salerno holding a sign with your name on.
Your tour starts with an approximate 45 minutes ride to Pompeii where one of our local archaeological English speaking tour guides will attend you for a private guided tour through the old city. Experience a thorough journey through the most amazing still standing ancient ruins with an expert Livitaly guide, an amazing way to learn more about the culture, habits, and daily life of the ancient Romans!
The Roman city of Pompeii, along with the nearby city of Herculaneum, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th A.D. 79 and it wasn’t until 1748 that the ruins were rediscovered and excavation began. With your local guide in Pompeii and herculaneum admire and be overwhelmed by the history of the past here are some of the Highlights that will be seen in Pompeii and Herculaneum from the marina gate the basilica courthouse and the main square and the forum, also the macellum translated is the butchers market.
Your journey continue to the coastal town of Herculaneum, where the ruins of Herculaneum reside, another town struck during the infamous eruption. you’ll enter Herculaneum ruins with the same guide for another 90 minutes private tour. Though Pompeii is more widely-known, Herculaneum hosts a wealth of archaeological treasures. Herculaneum is an ancient residential town of Greek origins, destroyed and buried in ashes, together with Pompeii, by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that also offers a variety of beautiful scenery and invaluable arts.
We at DiscoveryGuidedTours suggest good walking shoes as this tour consits of a bit of walking because with your private local authorized archaeological tour guide you will have a very instructive infomative tour of both Herculaneum and Pompeii. In the area your driver/guide will be happy to recommend some local restaurants to suit your dining preference.
Lastly we will visit Mt. Vesuvius which is also a National park area of Italy, being home to the Great Volcano Vesuvius people live around the Volcano and there are a few wineries and farming areas. Your private driver/guide will take you to the crater of the Vesuvius, that surmounts the gulf of Naples. From here, you can access the pedestrian path that will take you to the mouth of the crater. The effort of the walk will be repaid by the enchanting view of the gulf, with Capri and Sorrento in the background.
Once you leave Mt. Vesuvio, your driver/guide will take you back to the port of Sorrento and will assure you will be there in perfect time for the ship departure.
This tour can be also scheduled from the port of Sorrento or Amalfi, length is approximately 9 hours in total and is conducted by an English-speaking driver/guide and an local, archaeological expertise English speaking guide for a private 2 hours guided tour of ancient Pompeii and another 90 minutes guided tour in 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)