Vesuvius and Herculaneum On Your Own

Price: $49.00
Ages 2 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Transfer
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are also recommended.
Restrictions As this tour is on your own, the level activity is personal. Check in is at 11.30am and departure will be 12 noon. In the case of bed weather, Vesuvius National Park can be closed without any notice, for security reasons. Entrance fees are not included and can be purchased on the day of the tour ( Herculaneum is approximately 13 Euro per person and Vesuvius 10 Euro, with children under 1.40 meters are complementary). Please take note that the entrance fee for Herculaneum is free of charge for up to 17 years old, but you must show a valid ID to our guide, and the ticket office, otherwise the entrance fee will need to be paid to gain entry. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. Guests should be in good physical condition with the ability to walk uphill or climb stairs. The tour itinerary may be reversed but always covering the mentioned sights. This tour is not guided, nor wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.

Stroll through an ancient aristocratic resort town once submerged by volcanic ash and mud when you book this scenic, cultural excursion in Naples. You'll enjoy the convenience of roundtrip transportation as well as get free time to roam the streets of the ancient Roman resort town turned excavation site of Herculaneum to witness the architectural beauty of its well preserved houses and structures and replanted gardens. Your 6.5 hour tour is also available year round except for New Years Day and Christmas and includes free time to enjoy a stunning hike on an active volcano in the National Park of Vesuvius. With the convenience of a desk assistant at your drop off and pick up locations, special pricing for family, and later departure time, this scenic excursion is ideal for families and cultural enthusiasts alike who enjoy free time to explore on their terms!

Start your scenic, cultural experience by checking in with the desk assistant outside your cruise port terminal and hopping on a comfortable vehicle that will transport you back in time to the ancient luxury resort town of Herculaneum. Along with the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius AD 79 eruption covered Herculaneum in ashes, mud, and lava. However, a mud layer created a protective covering of many of the structures and artifacts left behind from this catastrophic event, helping to keep houses intact that 18th century well diggers later discovered. Thanks to its smaller size and well kept structures upheld by the mud protective layer, you'll get to enjoy an intimate experience of what it was like to roam through an ancient Roman town.

After exploring Herculaneum, you'll head to the National Park of Vesuvius. This national park is home to the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe: Mount Vesuvius. You'll get to enjoy a leisurely hike among its natural trails and witness the biodiversity of this national park, which features wild orchids and over 1,000 other plant species. Grab your camera to take breathtaking views of the volcano on your hike before you return to your cruise port.

From a free time to explore Herculaneum to a leisurely hike through the National Park of Vesuvius, this scenic tour offers plenty to see and do. Reserve your spot on this cultural excursion and volcano hike and get ready to enjoy the beautiful nature and environments that surround Naples!