This day excursion is designed for those wish to enjoy the highlights of the two most important archaeological sites of Italy, POMPEII and HERCULANUM while enjoying some of the delicacies of this region.
You will be greeted at the Port of Naples before making your way to the archaeological site of Pompeii, the ancient city whose ruins were preserved by the volcanic eruption that devastated it in 79AD. For couple of hours time you have to explore Pompeii before heading to Herculaneum, a renowned seaside resort visited only by the Roman aristocrats to spend their summers, which was completely buried by the lava and mudflow from eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the 79 AD. Your morning will be full with history while afternoon you have time to relax and visit a private wine estate located at the feet of M. Vesuvius
You will be given a guided tour in their vineyards and enjoy lunch in a beautiful terraced garden to taste the specialties of the Campania region (Bruschetta, salami, provolone cheese, spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and the Pastiera Napoletana a ricotta and corn pie). Accompanied with wine tasting of 5 different wines of Lacryma Christi, local to the area, white, red and rosè to finish with a spumante (sparkling wine) and last but not least a distilled of apricot before heading back to the port.
* We do highly recommend a private licensed guide for Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins (especially in Pompeii);
** Lunch with wine tasting will cost 28 Euros per person, kids that will not drink wine will be charged only for lunch 15 Euros per person
*** Tickets purchase at the sites, Euro 20 per adult to both sites (a combo ticket to buy on the first stop) Note with a photo ID children and students up to age of 18 have a free entrance.
Pompeii and Herculaneum are partly wheelchair accessible.
Early pick up recommend, 7.30 am
All rates are payable in cash (Euros only) at the end of the tour. Traveler's checks are also accepted with an additional commission fee of 10%. We do not accept credit cards.
Services include pickup to and from the port in one of our luxury vehicles by an English-speaking driver.
Lunch, gratuities, and any entrance fees to attractions are not included. Also please note that we may change the order of the itinerary at our discretion.