Pompeii and Herculaneum with Lunch

Pompeii and Herculaneum with Lunch
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $375.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 3 to 5-minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided 3 course Italian lunch is included. Drinks can be purchased separately. A vegan meal can be available upon advance request.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions 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 covers the mentioned sights. Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.

Pompeii and Herculaneum with Lunch

Spend the day immersed in 1st-century Roman life with this 8-hour cultural tour of the archeological ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These cities were 2 of the 5 cities where life literally stopped in its tracks with the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on that fateful day in August 79 A.D. The resulting volcanic ash and pumice resulted in perfectly preserved ruins, giving you a snapshot of the everyday life of the thousands of inhabitants in these seaside towns.

Ancient Pompeii was a bustling port city and its neighbor Herculaneum was a wealthier town filled with fine, marble-clad housing. Walk past houses, shops, squares, brothels, and more as you imagine what life was like in the moments before the lava started flowing. You will see natural molds of human bodies, animals, everyday objects, and even food.

The beauty of Roman architecture is on full display here through marvelous villas and public buildings including the Villa Dei Misteri, the Forum, Macellum (market), and the local amphitheater. Take a break in between archeological sites with a delicious, 3-course Italian lunch in Pompeii (vegan meals available with advanced request).

Reserve your spot on this special tour now for an extraordinary peek into ancient Roman life that you will remember for years to come.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
A wonderful and comprehensive trip
January 04, 2020
My husband and I took this tour in Dec 2019.We were met promptly very near where our ship the Pacific Princess was docked. We toured Pompeii in the morning with a wonderful and very knowledgeable guide in the morning. Our group was a nice mix of about 14 tourists from around the world. Afterwards we were divided up into 2 groups for lunch. Our group was 7 for lunch at a simple but nice restaurant where we were served a salad, choice of pasta or pizza and a dessert..Drinks were extra and we enjoyed a nice glass wine The pizza choice was a lot better than the pasta. We were the only 2 who had chosen to go to Herculaneum, so we left our group after lunch and had a wonderful private guided tour with the same guide from the morning.She was a wonderful guide and we were very pleased with our choice. The 2 sites were quite different and we loved being immersed in these ancient cities and learned so much.It was a day we won't forget. A
5 Stars