Herculaneum

3.5 hours | Naples | N A P - 2 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Mt. Vesuvius
  • Herculaneum
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Herculaneum
Founded by the Greeks and named after Hercules, the Greek god, Herculaneum later became a Roman city, and in 79 A.D., it met its ultimate demise when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Herculaneum was buried under approximately 50 feet of mud and ash, and it stayed buried for more than 1,600 years until 1709, when sewage workers digging a well accidentally discovered it. Today, only parts of the ancient city have been excavated. Lying virtually underneath the modern cities of Ercolano and Portici, the excavation site is surprisingly well preserved and reveals Roman villas with portico gardens, fountains and baths. The highlights include stunning wall frescoes and intricate floor mosaics.

What you will see along the way:
From Naples, it's a 45-minute drive to Herculaneum, where the distinctive outline of Mt. Vesuvius will come into view.

Shopping:
Find a beautiful keepsake souvenir at a local cameo factory. Here, skilled artisans apply techniques handed down for generations, intricately carving seashells or coral into beautiful jewelry and true works of art.

Special Notes:

Guests must be able to walk 1 mile over uneven, cobblestone terrain and be able to manage approximately 30 stairs.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

For security reasons, large bags, backpacks and trolleys are not permitted inside Herculaneum excavations. These large items can be left in the motorcoach. Lockers are not available

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Herculaneum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
2500
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Shopping at a cameo factory

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30