HERCULANEUM AND PAESTUM
Meeting point and pick-up with your licensed guide and with chauffeur at the hotel/ port, drive to the east of Salerno, after the headlands of Pontecagnano, Battipaglia and Eboli, is Paestum, which is one of the most important italian archeological sites .
Here a guided tour of about two hours will take you in some of the best preserved ruins, architecture and monuments of the Greek world, such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune) ,the temple of Ceres and the Basilica, dating from the 6th Century.
You can visit also the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum opened in 1952, where you can admire the Tomb of the Diver a magnificent example of Greek painting, representing a funeral banquet. The tomb depicts a young man diving into the water is considered one of the greateast archeological discoveries of the 20th century.
Later you will drive for about an hour and half to the archeological site of Herculeneum, once there 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 house of the Deers, the Augustales temple, the Palestra, the house of Neptun and Anphitrite, the house of the Pretty Courtyard, the house of the wooden Partition Wall, the area of the Marina, where in 1980 archeologist found over 250 skeletons of fugitives. After the guided walking tour and some free time for shopping return back to the hotel /cruiseship.
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 PAESTUM