Herculaneum and Capri Island Private Tour
Meet your driver and pick-up at the Naples pier/hotel and drive southwards to the archeological site of Herculaneum, your tour guide will bring you back into the Roman Imperial age for about 2 hours.
Dating back to the 4th century BC, the city was thought to have been founded by the legendary Hercules. This elite Roman resort was devastated by the same volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii in 79 AD. This is an excursion that cannot be missed, unlike the ash and lava that devastated Pompeii, Herculaneum was covered by a torrent of mud, which protected the ruins from atmospheric agents and illegal excavators. The guided walking tour of Herculaneum will take about two hours, to see the suburban Baths, the Augustales temple, the house of Neptun and Anphitrite, the house of the Pretty Courtyard, the house of the wooden Partition Wall, the Bicentenary house, the area of the Marina, where in 1980 archeologist found over 250 skeletons of fugitives.
After the walking tour you will drive to the port of Naples where you will board a jetfoil for your 50-minute cruise through Naples Bay to the Island of Capri.
Arriving at the colorful Marina Grande, wind permitting you will visit the famous *Blue Grotto (optional), then your tour guide will organize the transfer to Capri Town and you may take the chairlift to Monte Solaro.
The route will offer magnificent views along the way. Walk with your tour guide through narrow streets and the central square, La Piazzetta, which is surrounded by intriguing old buildings and filled with sidewalk cafes. Popular with tourists and local alike, Capri is always crowded and bustling with activity.
After lunch time, a guided tour to have the opportunity to explore the Gardens of Augustus. The gardens are filled with many species of plants and you can take in the views of the Faraglioni, a famed offshore rock outcropping, and the Bay of Marina Piccola.
Explore Capri's fabled plaza, La Piazzetta, with its many chic boutiques and gift shops before taking the funicular back down to Marina Grande, where you will board your watercraft for the return trip.
* Capri’s Blue Grotto is known throughout the world for its intense blue tones.
Visitors arrive by boat and stop at the entrance, in order to enter the Grotta Azzurra visitors climb aboard small rowing boats, with a capacity for two, maximum three, passengers and, lying on the bottom of the boat, enter the low and narrow mouth of the cave. Passengers are obliged to lie down in the boat whilst passing in to the cave. The boatman sets down his rows and maneuvers the boat inside with the aid of a chain attached to the vault of the entrance.
Entrance to the cave is not possible in the presence of south westerly and mistral wind.
NOTE: If the Blue Grotto will be closed lunch will be offered instead.
All our guided tours are operated by Licensed Professional Guides.
An Official Certified Tourist Guide is a professional with a license (compulsory for the Italian law) allowed to take people inside museums, archeological sites, churches and any other place of historical interest giving specific detailed information.
A Good Tour Guide must be : informative, passionate, knowledgeable, friendly, easy to understand. flexible.
For most our excursions we require a deposit payment by PAY PAL SECURE SYSTEM ( web link on each page of our internet site ) or by money transfer on our company bank account.
To finalize with the tour booking:
insert the number of the participants below and click on "Book Now" ,
Fill the Reservation Form and click on "Pay Now" .
As soon as we receive the payment we will send you first the tour confirmation and within 48 hours the Excursion Voucher in which you will find:
- Date of the Excursion with number of the participants
- tour itinerary and included services
- Meeting instructions with specific location of where to meet our Guide,
- information about the Licensed Guide
- two emergency phone numbers.
Please, note that there will be no charge if you cancel your reservation by e-mail within at least 7 days before the date of requested service. If is not done in these terms, our company reserves the right to debit the total amount of requested services.
Herculaneum and Capri Island Private Tour