Shore Excursion Pompeii Vesuvius Herculaneum from Naples
A fantastic excursion available for who arrives by ship to Naples is the excursion to Pompeii, Vesuvius and Herculaneum from Naples port. This tour will introduce you to the two most famous archaeological sites in Campania and the active crater of Vesuvius with a great hike on this mountain overlooking the Gulf of Naples and on whose slopes live about 3.5 million people.
After the pick up at the port of Naples, where a driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, we will drive to Pompeii, the first stop of the tour.
english speaking drivers
details of this shore excursion
Duration: 5 hours approximately
Pompeii, the first stop of the shore excursion from Naples
Pompeii is a site visited by thousands of tourists every day because it is the third most popular site in Italy. In Pompeii, we will stop about 2 - 2 1/2 hours for the visit of the archaeological site. You can visit the site on your own thanks to convenient audio guides that can be rented at the entrance of Porta Marina, the port of the ancient city which at that time led to the sea.
Expert guides from the Campania region, that our driver will advise you on request, are available and will accompany you on the tour showing you in detail each area that came to light during the excavations. The famous Villa dei Misteri, whose walls are painted using the Pompeian red, the Lupanare, the ancient brothel, the ‘taberne’, restaurants of that time and the Foro, the heart of Pompeii.
Herculaneum - the second stop of the shore excursion
After Pompeii, the shore excursion from Naples will make a stop at Herculaneum, famous Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD along with Pompeii and Oplontis. Also in Herculaneum, you can visit the archaeological excavations with an authorised guide and admire the beautiful villas of the 18th century lined up on the sides of the Miglio d’Oro, the stretch of road that goes from the archaeological excavations to Torre del Greco.
The road from Herculaneum also leads to the Gran Cono del Vesuvio where you can visit the crater and it is the road that our driver will follow to arrive at the entrance of the Vesuvius National Park. We will get to the top of the volcano, symbol of Naples, through a scenic drive from where you can admire a fantastic view of the city and its suburbs.
Vesuvius – the third stop of the shore excursion
When you have reached the top of the volcano, you can buy your entrance ticket to the Park and stroll through the 11 paths with a total length of 54 kms walk, and go up path number 5, the one that will take you to the ‘Gran Cono’ of the still active volcano. The views from this trail will give you a fantastic experience. To walk the path, you must be accompanied by an Alpine and Volcano guide from the Campania region. The climb continues with a quiet walk for about 800 metres and is rewarded by a panoramic and scenic view along the various bends.
Our excursion to Pompeii, Vesuvius and Herculaneum from Naples port ends with the return to your port of departure, the port of Naples, right on time to board your ship.