Plan your own private Naples day tour of Pompeii and Ercolano. This tour service provides you with an air-conditioned vehicle and driver that will bring you and your guests to the sites that you want to see. Spend the day seeing the best of this region. Enjoy the flexibility to design your own custom itinerary: you choose what you want to see, you set the pace, and you sit back and let your driver bring you to see the best of Italy.
From atop the hill at Posillipo, you'll gaze out over the Bay of Naples, a view that spans from the luxurious villas on the hillside, to the marinas below, to the looming shadow of brooding Mount Vesuvius and the "fiery fields" of the Campi Flegrei volcanic caldera cluster.
You may want to explore the twisting streets of Naples with its famed pizzerias, bakeries, trattorias, and shops. Many of the stunning palazzos and churches of Naples are just a few footsteps away from Spaccanapoli, the city's main street. You can visit San Gregorio Armeno, a church and monastery that dates back to the 16th century, or the Naples Cathedral, with its frescos and canvasses. Many travelers also enjoy the Piazza del Plebiscito, where you'll find the Church of San Francesco di Paola, the Opera of San Carlo, the Galleria Umberto I, and, of course the impressive facade of the Royal Palace.
In the afternoon your driver will bring you to witness the epic historical remains of Pompeii. The roads at Pompeii still echo with 2000 years of history: temples and villas still stand with frescos and mosaics that will give you a glimpse into a colorful past that has been preserved by volcanic ash. The ancient Roman city still stands as an archaeological site and is a must-see for anybody who enjoys the history and mythology of Italy. Ercolano sits at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in the Western shadows. The ancient city of Herculaneum, said to be founded by Hercules on his return from one of his famed Twelve Labors, was destroyed by a volcano eruption in 79 AD. The ruins are as well-preserved as Pompeii, but as they were buried in mud instead of ash, they remain an active archaeological site as the city continues to be uncovered. Seeing both Pompeii and Ercolano is the ultimate tour for any archaeology fan.
Please Note: This tour is self-paced with a custom itinerary of your choosing. The tour does not include entrance fees, parking fees, tolls, or gratuities. Drivers are local to Italy, so please be aware that each driver's language fluency varies.