This shore excursion is recommended to people who are interested to visit the rest of the ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, then hiking the summit of the crater of Mount Vesuvius.
Your English speaking driver will pick you up from the tender boat of your cruise ship at the Sorrento port at 8 A.M.
Today you will visit the Archeological site of Pompeii, the old town that was covered by Lava from the Catastrophic Eruption of Mounth Vesuvius spanning two days in 79 A.D. and was escavated only few Centuries ago. Here you can visit the ruins for 2 hours on your own or hire a licensed guide.
The tour will continue to the Archeological site of Herculaneum, the town which is located at southeast of the city of Naples. The medieval town of Resina was built on the volcanic material left by the eruption of Vesuvius (AD 79) that destroyed the ancient town of Herculaneum, from which the present name is derived. Here you will have time to visit the ruins of Herculaneum, where in the ancient town lived the wealthy families of the Roman Empire.
The tour will continue towards Mounth Vesuvius, that is well known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the death of 10,000 to 25,000 people. It has erupted many times since and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive (Plinian) eruptions. Your driver will take you almost to the top of the Volcano, where in 40 min walking you can get to the summit and join the breathtaking view of all the bay of Naples.
The tour will end at the Sorrento port in the afternoon at 17:00.
We only accept cash payment in Euros.
The tour will not include lunch, gratuities, entrance fees and the licensed guide in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
* The entrance in Pompeii is 15 Euros per person and Herculaneum is 13 Euros per person (but it is free of charge for kids under 18 only showing a valid ID).
* Entrance fee to the Crater of Mt. Vesuvius is 10 Euros each person.
English speaking drivers!
Our company is composed of English speaking drivers also very knowledgeable, informative about the area and of course very friendly! All our drivers are trained to offer a running commentary about the history, local customs and culture of each site but only inside the vehicle infact if you wish to have someone that will walk with you in the sites (like the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum or the National Archeological Museum in Naples), you must arrange an official licensed guide.