Have you ever thought of visiting in just one day the archaeological excavations of Pompeii and also the majestic volcano that caused its total destruction? With our tour you can make this dream come true, first exploring the ancient archaeological excavations in the company of a specialized guide, then climbing Vesuvius and looking out over the crater rim and admiring the splendid panorama of the Gulf of Naples.
Vesuvius National Archaeological Park - Pompeii ruins
Starting from € 49.00
Our tour begins with all the comforts of an 8-seater Mercedes Van that will take you to Pompeii
, at the foot of Vesuvius. Famous on a planetary level, the excavations of Pompeii are the most famous archaeological site in the world, able to return to the visitor a Roman town, whose life has stood still on a distant morning in 79 AD, an era from which Vesuvius decided to erase it from the earthly orb.
The city owes its exceptional state of conservation to the way it was buried. Tons of ashes, pumice and lapilli covered it under a layer of over 6 meters, while preserving it from most of the ravages of time.
The same pyroclastic materials, cementing themselves around the invested bodies, have preserved their imprint, allowing archaeologists to return them to us in the attitudes assumed following short but atrocious agonies.
After regaining strength with a typical Neapolitan pizza in one of the Pompeii restaurants, we will continue our tour reaching the volcano that destroyed the city.
The bilingual authorized driver will take you to the top at a height of about 1000 meters, after which you will leave the car to continue the walk to the crater.Vesuvius
is one of the only two active volcanoes in Continental Europe and is about 1281 meters high, showing a typical "enclosure" shape dominated by the large cone structure. The entire Vesuvius National Park
boasts not only naturalistic beauties, but also an agricultural and wine production that is unique for its variety and originality of flavors and a visit to the crater is a must for tourists from all over the world.
The panorama that can be admired is of rare beauty and the route allows you to completely circumnavigate the entire volcanic building of Vesuvius and return to the starting point.
Even today, the most requested excursion by tourists is the path to the crater which culminates with the arrival at the Gran Cono: the excursion is not particularly strenuous, it is suitable for everyone and does not require specific trekking preparation. **** The tour can be integrated with a visit to the city of Herculaneum, not far from Pompeii, which had a similar fate in 79 AD. . The Herculaneum tour will allow you to get to know the life of the ancient city, quiet, elegant and characterized by elegant residences that enjoyed a breathtaking view over the entire Gulf of Naples. Despite the eruption, many materials have been preserved: food, ropes, papyrus, charred wooden objects such as boats, doors, beds and stairs, roofs and upper floors of buildings.
With the guided tour of the Herculaneum excavations it is possible to reconstruct the last moments of a city where you can still breathe the air of wealth and the atmosphere of quiet that preceded the catastrophe. ****
The return time to Naples is scheduled for 5:00 pm and you will return directly to your hotel, cruise ship or train station.
- Highway tolls, gasoline, taxes, parkings
- Stop Pompeii ruins
- Stop Vesuvius National Archaeological Park
Price does not Include
- Pompeii Ruins Entrance Ticket
- Vesuvius Entrance Ticket
- Tourist guide
Vesuvius National Archaeological Park - Pompeii ruins
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