Pompeii archaeological shore excursion from Naples
The shore excursion from the port of Naples to the archaeological site of Pompeii, dedicated to exploring the fantastic site of ancient Pompeii with its ruins, starts with a pick up at the port of Naples at an agreed time. Our driver will meet you at the dock and will be holding a sign with your name on it, so as to be easily recognised.
After a nice walk of about 30 minutes, we will arrive at the destination of our archaeological tour, the famous ancient city of Pompeii with its excavations. Each year approximately 3 million tourists visit Pompeii and the site was declared a Unesco world heritage site in 1997 along with the nearby Herculaneum and Oplonti. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, one of the most terrible eruptions of this still active volcano, buried the city and all its inhabitants under a thick blanket of ash and lava. Everything was destroyed in a few hours. This catastrophic event is recorded in every corner of the site where each year artefacts, that take us back to the glories of that era, are found.
english speaking drivers
details of shore excursion to Pompeii
Duration: 5 hours approximately
To fully enjoy this Pompeii archaeological shore excursions that leaves from the port of Naples, we suggest you take a licensed guide so that you will be able to enjoy every part of the site with all of its buildings that have come to light to date.
If you prefer to visit on your own, you can rent a comfortable audio guide at the main entrance.
In the ruins of Pompeii, the visit will lead to the discovery of the Foro, the main square, the Basilica, and all buildings that were unearthed during all these years of excavations: the Casa della Fontana Piccola, the Casa dei Vettii, and the famous Villa dei Misteri, a Roman patrician house where the murals in the famous Pompeian red have been preserved perfectly.
The visit to the excavations lasts about 2 - 2 1/2 hours and ends with the return to the port of Naples.
If you want to optimise your time, the shore excursion from Naples port to Pompeii can be customized with another stop of your choice and can touch other famous destinations of the Neapolitan coast: Herculaneum, the Summit of the Vesuvius, Sorrento and Naples.