Duration: 8 hours
Enjoy a private full day tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum, two of the most famous Roman towns buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.
Your private guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by the prosperous Romans. Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas.
When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today. A large part of the town is still buried, and certainly many art treasures are still to be found.
Exact time will be provided in final documents. Pick up at your hotel.
- Private English-speaking guide at disposal for 6 hours
- Entrance fees to Pompeii and Herculaneum
- Gratuities (optional)