Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Pompeii is the stuff of legends! Coupled with the infamous active volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, the two sites are entrenched deep in myths and tales from over 2,000 years ago. In fact, the city is so fabled and old, dating to 79 AD that it was believed to be a myth. That is until 1748 when an archaeological survey of the area revealed an entire city hidden near under the Earth. The volcano did in fact erupt and cover the city and its inhabitants in ash, remarkably preserving the remains in perfect condition. Walking through the streets of Pompeii is like venturing into history. It’s nothing short of fascinating, eye-opening and exciting.
A site which attracts nearly 2.5 million visitors annually, Pompeii is just half the tour. The other half is Mt. Vesuvius. An active volcano sitting amid lush green forests, the Italian landscape is a joy to behold. An expert volcanologist will accompany you to the top and explain the trends and facts behind this destructive act of nature while answering any question you might have.
All-in-all, immerse yourself in an experience which combines breathtaking sightseeing ruins, surreal volcanic landscapes and a day out of the city. Relaxing and enjoyable, this is the break you need.
Get picked up by your tour guide from the doorstep of your hotel in central Naples and make your way to Pompeii on the luxury A/C GT coach. Half-an-hour away from Naples, Pompeii is a landmark from history and was infamously covered in ash around 2,000 years ago.
Upon arrival at Pompeii, your tour guide will purchase your entry tickets for you and you can explore the city at your pace. See the remnants of the city as you look through the windows of the past and try to imagine the city in its past. It’s not hard. The ruins are preserved in a near-perfect state thanks to the volcanic ash. You can also book a guided tour of Pompeii with an archaeological guide when you’re in Pompeii. Your tour guide will help you out with it.
After Pompeii, it’s time to drive through the national park towards the reason why Pompeii is so well preserved: Mt. Vesuvius. Pass through the pine forests and reach the base of Mt. Vesuvius, one of the only active volcanos near human population. Over here, you can go to the top of the volcano with an expert volcanologist who will tell you everything there is to know about the world-famous site. Hike to the top and take in breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples on one side, and volcanic lava on the other! A truly fascinating sight.
Once you’re done, it’s time to head back to your hotel in Naples.