HALF DAY TOURS: POMPEII, HERCULANEUM, NAPLES, VESUVIUS

We pick you up at the pier
We pick you up at the pier
...take you to Pompeii
...take you to Pompeii
...or to Herculaneum
...or to Herculaneum
...or up to Mount Vesuvius
...or up to Mount Vesuvius
...and Archeological Museum.
...and Archeological Museum.
...or to Naples city
...or to Naples city
For your guidance, we suggest that half day private tours are appropriate for Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples, and Vesuvius only. All other sites or combinations will require a full day.


POMPEII
Meeting point and pick up at the pier, in about half-an-hour drive you will reach the outskirts of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius on the background, until you'll reach the ancient city of Pompeii, which is one of the most famous excavations in the world. Here your licensed Tour Guide will accompany you for about 2 hours back into the time, where you will experience life as it was lived in 79 AD.
Once a thriving empire 1,900 years ago, it was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD when 30 feet of volcanic ash and pumice stone covered the city. As you enter Pompeii , you'll be guided into houses and shops, theaters and Baths admiring fresco paintings, mosaic floors and inscriptions.
After the walking tour and some free time for shopping return back to the ship.

HERCULANEUM
Pick-up at the pier and drive southwards to the archeological site of Herculeneum, 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 Bicentenary house, the area of the Marina, where in 1980 archeologist found over 250 skeletons of fugitives.
After the walking tour and some free time for shopping return back to the ship.

NAPLES
Discover the vibrant city of Naples board on your air-conditioned car/minivan for a narrated drive and a guided walking tour through Naples monumental area. The route takes you pass the Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Carlo III with the imposing 18th-century Royal Palace built by the Borbons, Via Foria as the Castle Nuovo, the San Carlo Opera House, the Umberto I Gallery, the former Royal Palace, and the San Francesco di Paola Church. Pass Villa Comunale Park and climb into the surrounding hills. Return to the cruise terminal.

VESUVIUS
This innovative, new type of service is structured so as to meet the growing tourist demand of users who want to reach the summit of the volcano's most famous and visited the world, but in full respect of Reserve Alto Tirone Alto Vesuvio area of great naturalistic value and with the aim of developing an eco-tourism for a limited number of visitors.
Meeting point, pick-up and at the cruise terminal. departure for Vesuvius.
You wil drive for about 40 min. along the winding roads of the volcano with stunning panoramic views. Arrival at the parking place at 1050 meters altitude.
Drop-off of passengers by  and continuing on foot up to the crater ( about 20 min.). 
Visit of the the crater and return down the square, by car/minivan you will drive back to the cruise terminal. (30 minutes).

All our Shore excursion rates INCLUDE tax, transportation services, and guided tours with 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 this shore excursion type we accept a deposit of 50% of the full amount payable by PAY PAL SECURE SYSTEM  
( web link on each page of our internet site ) or by money transfer on our company bank account. 
The remaining balance will be paid to our guide the same day of the excursion. 

Insert the number of the participants below and click on " Book Now ",
Fill the Reservation Form and click on "Pay Now" to finalize the tour booking. 

As soon as we receive the payment an automatic confirmation reply will be sent, within 48 hours we will issue and e-mail to you the Excursion Voucher in which will be listed,:

- date of the excursion with number of the participants,
- tour itinerary and services included,
- information on who to look for, 
- details of the sign that our guide will be holding, 
- specific location of where to meet our guide 
- two emergency phone numbers.

For customers who wish the entire amount of the excursion in advance we can send you a Pay Pal invoice.

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.

HALF DAY TOURS: POMPEII, HERCULANEUM, NAPLES, VESUVIUS

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