Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii

Private Tour: Day Trip Excursion to Mt. Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii

Guilty of decimating Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79, Mt Vesuvius looms over the Bay of Naples like a beautiful, silent menace.

Stopped in their tracks by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Herculaneum and Pompeii offer the best look anywhere at what life in Rome must have been like around 2,000 years ago.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pompeii Archaeological Park, Porta Marina (via Villa dei Misteri), 80045 Pompeii Italy

You will meet a licensed guide at the main gate in Pompeii, after purchasing tickets, the tour begins and you will be led by the guide through the ruins of this amazing ancient town.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piazza Porta Marina, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

This gate provides access to the west of the city and it is the most impressive among the seven gates of Pompeii.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Forum, Via Villa dei Misteri, 80045 Pompeii Italy

The Civil Forum is the core of daily life of the city and is the focal point of all the main public buildings for city administration and justice, business management, and trade activities such as markets, as well as the main places of citizen worship.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica, Vicolo Delle Terme 2, 80045 Pompeii Italy

This space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice. It is accessed from the Forum through five entrances separated by tuff pillars

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Thermopolium, Via delle Terme, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

This was a small cook-shops where hot food was sold

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Casa del Fauno, Via Villa Dei Misteri 2, 80045 Pompeii Italy

It is one of the larger houses of Pompeii, covering an entire block of about 3000 sqm and, according to its original layout, it dates back to the 2nd century BC.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Casa dei Vettii, Vicolo dei Vetti, 80045 Pompeii Italy

The house, one of the richest and most famous in Pompeii, is under the protection of Priapus, the god of prosperity, painted to the right of the door, symbolizing the economic success of the owners, the brothers Aulus Vettius Restitutus and Aulus Vettius Conviva liberti, who became rich through trade.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stabian Baths (Terme Stabiane), Via Del Foro, 26, Pompeii Italy

The pool is found to the left, whereas a colonnade is found to the right, which leads to the men's quarters, which are split into the apodyterium (dressing room), with the frigidarium (for cold baths), which leads to the tepidarium (for medium temperature baths) and then to the calidarium (for hot baths).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Teatro Grande, Via Paganora 19/A, Pompeii Italy

The Grand Theatre was built by exploiting the natural slope of the hill for the construction of the auditorium. The staircase was separated into three areas with corridors, which were in turn divided into five sectors, and was based on a passage with a barrel vault.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano Italy

You will be taken by your driver to the Archeological Park of Herculaneum. There, you meet a licensed guide at the main gate and after purchasing tickets, your tour begins. You will be led by the guide through the ruins of this amazing ancient town.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Salone della Barca di Ercolano, Ercolano Scavi, Ercolano Italy

You will admire one of the last discoveries made by archaeologists, the incredibly restored remains of a boat dug up in the marina area, the same one where 300 skeletons were found.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vesuvio National Park, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

The nature trail n. 5 “Il Gran Cono” starts from the Piazzale (square) at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level in the municipality of Herculaneum at the end of the provincial road Ercolano-Vesuvio. At the moment, the Piazzale hosts a parking area for those who come by car.

Before starting the climb, you can visit one of the info points of the Vesuvius National Park where you can receive useful information about the protected area and buy a map.

From the Piazzale you can already enjoy a splendid view of the northern side of Mount Somma with the cognoli of Sant'Anastasia and Punta Nasone, the top of the ancient volcano which 1,132 metres high, opposite the cognoli of Ottaviano and Levante. While looking upwards, you can hold your breath and see from below what will be the ascent to the bottom edge of Sterminator Vesevo.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Vesuvio National Park, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Approximately 40 minutes drive from the highway to the point closest to trail that takes to the summit. An approximately 35 min. walk to the top of the volcano. An approximately 35 min. walk back down to the car. Approximately 40 min. drive down to the highway.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Casa dei Cervi, Cardo V Sito Archeologico di Ercolano, Ercolano Italy

One of the wealthiest private homes in Herculaneum, its owner was certainly a billionaire.

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"If passenger are on a Cruise ship, at time of booking, They must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time"
"Dress code is smart casual"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Car & Driver min 4 pax
2/26/2020 - 2/24/2025
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Driver/Guide. No tickets Ves.
8/23/2021 - 2/24/2025
Monday - Sunday : 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Wednesday : 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Thursday : 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Driver + guide no tickets
7/5/2021 - 2/24/2025
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday : 07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday : 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Duración: 8 To 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: if streets allow, straight from your accommodation, otherwise at the spot accessible by car closest to your accommodation. Cruise docking (if coming on a Cruise ship) in the Naples area, Salerno & Amalfi coast area, Sorrento's area. From the train platform (if you come by train).
Dates: Daily
Return point: Pickup point or any different requested drop off point located in the area of the excursion


  • Naples Airport, Naples Italy


  • Naples
  • Sorrento
  • Positano
  • Amalfi
  • Salerno

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Accommodation - Port - Train station - Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide (if option selected)
  • Driver
  • Tickets to Pompeii and Herculaneum (if option selected)

No Incluye

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets at Mount Vesuvius


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