Your English speaking driver/guide will welcome at the dock beside your cruise ship in Salerno at 8.00am (suggested time) and drive you directly to Pompeii.
During the journey, your driver/guide will provide you informations about the local customs and general knowledge about the area and the sights you will be visiting today.
About 1 hour away from Salerno is Pompeei, one of the most popular tourist attractions, where you will enjoy a extensive 2 hrs private guided tour with one of our local archeaoligical English speaking guides. On this private tour your personal guide will describe the culture of the time, as well as the habits of the family, marriage, the role of slaves, the government of the city and the economy, exploring the places used by Pompeians in their daily lives. Practically she will try to bring the city back to life for you.
After your visit of Pompeii you will drive to Paestum, founded around the end of the 7th century BC by Greek colonists from the city of Sybaris, and originally known as Poseidonia.
Paestum is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country as here you will see some of the best-preserved Greek ruins such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune) and the Basilica dating back to the 6th Century, since 1998 Paestum is in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Properties. At lunch time your driver/guide will be happy to suggest some local restaurants according to your wishes and taste. After lunch start a wonderful personalized experience to the INCREDIBLY well preserved temples of Paestum, exploring the ruins will take approximately 2 hours.
Paestum can often be deserted as it is off the beaten path other tourists take. The gleaming white marble of the ancient Greek temples that date back to the 6th century BC, set against the dark brown hills and deep blue sea, provide a uniquely Greek experience in Italy.
After this wonderful full day your driver/guide will drive back to Salerno port, which is about one hour away.
• Luxury vehicles air-conditioned and fully equipped
• English-speaking driver/guide + archaeological English speaking guide for Pompeii & Paestum
• 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)