Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis
- Private car or Minivan
- Chauffeur Driver
- Hotel / Pier Pick up and Drop off
- Licensed Tour Guide Full Day
- Taxes & Insurance
- Tolls & Parkings
- Entrance Fees
If you love archaeology, this tour is a must. You are going to visit the most famous archelogical sites of the Bay of Naples.We come to pick you up at the hotel / pier by private car or minivan with Chauffeur. You'll drive at the foot of the Vesuvian plain to Pompeii where you'll meet our licensed guide.
Thousands of books have been written about Pompeii. The guided walking tour lasts about 2 hours and allows seeing in detail the western part of the ancient town where the most important public buildings homes and shops are located. It was a large town with a varied history of foreign influences - such as the practice of Egyptian religious rites and the use of Greek architecture. It held administrative control over the neighboring suburbs, and was a centre for trade in textiles, bread, wine, and olive oil.
When Vesuvius erupted, much of Pompeii was still recovering from the great earthquake of 62 A.D., and evidence of massive reconstruction efforts were found during modern excavations.
Herculaneum is less popular than Pompeii, but very interesting too. Just nine miles north of Pompeii lay the seaside resort of Herculaneum with nearly 5,000 residents. Some of Rome's wealthiest citizens had homes here, where they could relax in the public baths overlooking the ocean.
A wonderful walk, lasting 2 hours, through the ancient city of Herculaneum, visiting the Temple of the Augustali, the beach where more then 300 skeletons were found, the thermal baths, the forum, the house of Neptune and Amphitrite, the Samnite house, the gymnasium, the house of the Dears and much more.
Between Pompeii and Herculaneum is Oplontis, about three miles from Pompeii, at the site of the present day town of Torre Annunziata.Oplontis is a pearl of the archaeology in the Bay of Naples. Systematic excavations at Oplontis between 1964 and 1984 unearthed several important villas. Inside one of these, excavators found piles of jars called amphorae, which were known to hold goods such as wine, oil, and other agricultural products. The tour at Oplontis, lasting 1 hour, includes a visit at the extraordinary Imperial Villa of Poppea. We'll see the perfectly preserved courtyard, the thermal area, the kitchen, the toilets, the servants area, the saloons showing amazing frescos, because of the presence of the amphorae, the building was thought to be a sort of business center where these goods were manufactured, processed, and sold.
Ater the visit return back to the hotel / pier.
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.
Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis