Vesuvius and Herculaneum On Your Own
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!