Pick up at your accommodation in Rome
- Visit of Herculaneum
- Lunch time by Vesuvius
- Visit of Mount Vesuvius
Drop off at your accommodation in Rome
Your Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour will begin as your Private English Speaking Rome Driver will greet you at your accommodation in Rome. He will chauffeur you along the Italian coast to Herculaneum, an ancient city destroyed in 79 A.D. due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and completely buried by lava and dirt. However, unlike its sister city Pompeii, Herculaneum is better preserved as many buildings and art works remained intact. As you explore the ruins – including its baths, library, Villa – you will have a chance to admire the intricate mosaics found within. Many of the precious vases and paintings found at this important archeological site are now on showcase at the Archeological Museum of Naples. To fully experience the site’s rich history, you may request to embark on a Guided Tour with an English Licensed Guide. From there, your Private English Speaking Rome Driver will chauffeur you to a top rated restaurant where you will taste authentic flavors of the Campania region. After lunch your Private English Speaking Driver will accompany you to Mount Vesuvius. Though the last eruption dates back to 1944, Vesuvius is one of the most dangerous in the world. As you climb to nearly the top of the mountain, which is approximately 1280 meters high, you’ll witness first hand the feared crater that destroyed the ancient civilizations of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD. As you hike closer to the top, among the fumes and rich lava rock, you may catch a breathtaking view of the surrounding areas including Capri and Naples. After this spectacular day, your English Speaking Rome Driver will chauffeur you back to your accommodation in Rome.
Duration: 10 hours