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Shore Excursion Pompeii Herculanium Mount Vesuvius

Pompeii Vesuvius Herculanium - Full Day

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A HINT OF HISTORY…It was August 23rd,  79 AD when Vesuvius was suddenly covered by a huge smoky cloud, followed by terrible and threatening lightnings. Pompeii was afflicted by a rain of hot ash and lapilli. Now Pompeii is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.

Herculanium…Famous for its legendary origins and its archaeological excavations, which, with those of Pompeii are part, since 1997 partof the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Already seriously damaged by the earthquake of 62, the city was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius (79), covered with a huge mass of mud, ash and other which the village eruptive materials drawn from rainwater which penetrates into every opening, solidified into a hard anddense layer of 15-20 meters.

Mount Vesuvius is an active explosive volcano (in a quiescent state since 1944), located in Campania, in the territory of the national parkestablished in 1995. Its height, in 2010, is 1,281 m[2], lies within a caldera 4 km in diameter. This is what is left of the former volcanic edifice (MonteSomma) after the great eruption of AD 79, which caused the collapse of the south-eastern side at which it is subsequently formed the present crater. It iscurrently the only active volcano in all of continental Europe.

Tour Description:

Greetings from the driver. You will be able to recognize him cause he will have a board showing your name on it

Enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the Bay of Naples on the way to Pompeii

2 hours for the visit of Pompeii ruins

2 hours to climb the Mount Vesuvius and enjoy the view of the Crater

Stop for lunch...The driver will suggest you a nice place for a light lunch.

1 hour and half for the visit of Herculanium ruins

At the end of the day the driver will drive you back to Naples in time to go back to the cruise ship.

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Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.

Note: For the visit of Herculanium and Pompeii ruins we kindly suggest you to reserve a private authorized guide that we can provide for.

The order of the itinerary might change caused from the traffic.

*Included: Tools ,parking, petrol and taxes.

*Not included: entrance fees, lunch and tips.

*Entrance fees to visit  Pompeii and Herculanium ruins is 23 Euro per person (Kombo Tickets), free for under 18's.

If you reserve the private authorized guide you will skip the line cause the guide will provide to arrange tickets for you.

Entrance fee to the Crater at the MountVesuvius  is € 10 per person.

Don’t forget to carry with you the European passport.booknow

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