The best tour of Herculaneum, Vesuvius & Pompeii
Have you ever wondered about the power of a volcano? With this tour, you get to drive along the base and then hike all the way up to Mount Vesuvius. After seeing the famous volcano up close and personal, you will be taken to the ancient cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii to see the catastrophic damage that this volcano created. You will be amazed at how well everything has been preserved under the volcanic ash.
This whole day tour starts with a drive to the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Your local English-speaking chauffeur will take you first to Herculaneum. You can chat with your chauffeur, get some insights and prepare to be delighted on your visit to a historic city.
about these ancient cities
Herculaneum was never quite forgotten. However, the Roman city wasn’t “rediscovered” until 1709, when a farmer digging a well found some marble. Only later did they realize that he had actually discovered the Roman theatre!
In our day tour of Herculaneum is included the visit to Mount Vesuvius, so here are some facts that are quite remarkable:
During this tour of Herculaneum, Mt. Vesuvius & Pompeii, the main activities are walking and hiking. In fact we strongly recommend that you wear closed and comfortable shoes because the path up to Vesuvius can be stony. Both walking tours for Pompeii and Herculaneum are about two hours in length with a hike to Mt. Vesuvius in between.