Tour Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and Herculaneum
Sorrento Port Excursion to Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius and Herculaneum
Excursion 3 - Pompeii, Herculaneum and/or Mt. Vesuvius
Depending on your ship's schedule we can either tour two of the places mentioned below, or time permitting visit all three areas:
- Pompeii & Vesuvius
- Pompeii & Herculaneum
- Herculaneum & Vesuvius
Around1pm on 24 August AD 79, the mighty volcano Mount Vesuvius violently erupted, at the time it was three times higher than what we see today. By the end of the following day, thousands of people were dead and the flourishing Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum had disappeared beneath tons of ash, pumice and solidified mud. A tragedy that was left unfound till 1748.
The excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum, by contrast, offer an intact vision of daily life in Roman society in all its aspects. They have produced not only many treasures, but also many less precious objects extremely useful for the understanding of everyday life during the years of the Roman empire. In the buildings of these towns - from the monumental to the most simple - the ancient world appears in all its complexity, with great clarity.
Mt.Vesuvius - Mainland Europe's only live volcano. Your driver will take you up 1000 metres, from there you have an optional 30-minute walk to the crater. Once at the top you can walk a third of the way around - peeking inside the crater you may even observe a fumarole (steam/gas vents) - BUT most of all enjoy a spectacular view over the bay of Naples.
- 2 hours free time in Pompeii
- 2 hours free time in Herculaneum
- Visit the only live volcano in mainland Europe, walk right to the crater!
- Optional stop in a cameo factory to see this fine art being hand crafted
This is a physically difficult excursion involving a lot of walking, so good shoes must be worn!
Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle,
All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes.
Entrance tickets - shown below - MUST be purchased before the tour date
Optional authorised guide, available on request,
CLOSED on a Wednesday
Open 08:30 till 6pm
Mt Vesuvius - Crater €12
Open 09:00 till 5pm
- Tours available every day *Herculaneum is closed on a Wednesday
- Duration 9 hours (according to your ship's schedule)
- Pick up and drop off Sorrento pier, where your tender/launcher boat pulls in from your cruise ship.
- The port of Sorrento is small so your cruise ship will anchor offshore and tender into port.
- Payment for the tour is via credit / debit card in advance or cash on the day, only Euro.
- Tour can be reserved as a private tour OR you can create/join a group on our shared website where we will help to find fellow passengers to share the tour and costs https://www.sharedtoursinitaly.com
The proposed itinerary is only a suggestion, the vehicle and English-speaking driver is basically yours for the tour.
If you would like to visit alternative towns please email and we will create an itinerary together to suit YOU.