Half Day tours from the Port of Naples, Italy
Half day tours from Naples cruise port
As well as our full day shore excursions from Naples cruise port we also offer half day tours to the following:
- MT. VESUVIUS
Length of tours approx 4/5 hours.
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Your visit to the haunting ruins of Pompeii will take you back to the fateful day in 79 A.D. when neighboring Mt. Vesuvius erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ash.
On your visit to Pompeii you will have free time to explore the fascinating site, we can hire in advance for you a tour guide so you can be expertly led around, let them answer your questions and bring the city back to life. You'll see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the "Lupanare" brothel, all buried by volcanic ashes during the eruption.
You reach the excavations by walking down a broad avenue from the site entrance gate. It's a fabulous walk, with spectacular views across the sea and with the gridded streets of Herculaneum, fringed by cypresses and palm trees, lying snugly below the terraced walkway. The force of the eruption on this day in AD79, and a subsequent eruption in 1631, raised the land mass surrounding the smothered town to over 20m above its former level, so that even when stripped of its volcanic coating it now resembles a sunken city. Yet, strangely, the overall effect is not depressing. It is the smaller things that fascinate here. At the bakery, you can see a collection of baking tools. The weaver's shop contains the remains of a wooden loom. Out in the open, for reasons that soon become obvious, you find the wool press - along with the basins in which skeins of wool were painstakingly bathed in animal urine as a cleansing agent.
The site of Herculaneum is closed on a Wednesday as of 2022. You must pre-purchase skip the line tickets if visiting during the earlier part of the day.
Positano is one of the most famous and picturesque villages to visit on the Amalfi Coast. Pastel-coloured homes clinging gently to the mountain side. Starting from the Piazza Mulino follow the the traffic free streets, visiting the myriad shops on the way down to the waterfront and beach. Here on the sea front you will find wonderful restaurants and bars, where you can sit eating or drinking and gaze back up at the beautiful town you have just strolled through.
Perched on tufa rock rising 50 mtrs above the sea, with a panoramic view over the bay of Naples, Sorrento is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Italy. Its enchanting nature encourages you to just sit in the piazzas and take in the atmosphere. The local people have gone along way to make visitors feel welcome and safe. The district is especially noted for its oranges, lemons, lace, nuts and the town for inlaid woodwork (intarsia). The local liquor (limoncello) is very popular and delightful to drink in the evening while people watching.
Vesuvius is neither the highest nor the most dangerous volcano in the world, but the eruption that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum has made it one of the most famous.
Vesuvius, mainland Europe's only active volcano has erupted around a hundred times since the fateful morning in August 79AD; the last eruption was in 1944. The 1,281 metre summit of Vesuvius can be reached after a 30 minute walk. Views into the crater, over Naples, and on the far end, over to Pompeii are breathtaking.