Herculaneum Tour

mount-vesuvius-eruption-pompeiiIf you visit the city of Naples you have reserve a bit of time to see the two most famous places of the surroundings of Naples, namely the two cities buried by the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum. The two sites have been scarred forever by the proximity of the volcano, which characterizes the landscape, but it is also the protagonist of their destruction. The eruption that has engulfed the city is that of 79 AD, which blocked the two Roman centers in an almost surreal dimension, where the houses, streets, public buildings, objects of everyday life and even people appear peacefully asleep under volcanic dust. Both Pompeii and those of Herculaneum are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the testimonies that reproduce the life of a society from another era, that is unparalleled in the world.

The Herculaneum site was discovered in the eighteenth century, quite by accident, by a prince who had a villa in Portici, that – performing the excavations – found the remains of an ancient temple. The various excavations have brought to light various works of art, temples, the Basilica, several houses and the villa of the Papyri, still partly unexplored, where about 1700 papyrus, enclosed in boxes, have been found, which deal philosophical texts in greek and latin. The Herculaneum visit allows travel with the imagination and wander through the old streets and enter homes discovering the customs and habits of the past.

Conditions
  • Our rates include transportation in a comfortable van equipped with double air-conditioning and refreshments, English speaking driver, highway tolls, car fuel and parking.
  • Exclude: Entrance tickets, lunch and any eventual extras and gratuities;
  • Archeological sites free for children under 18;
  • An authorized archeological guide is available for 120 Euros / 2hours;
  • Every itinerary can be modified to fit any special need or request;
  • ALL TOURS WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Off-season: October to April
Peak-season: May to September

Low Cost Offers for Tours and Shore Excursion in the off-season period
Special Discount reserved for you in case of confirmation (during off-season) of your peak-season tour or shore Excursion.

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