Explore the Roman ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, and learn about the history of Italy under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and draws travellers from across the world each year to walk along paths trodden by the Romans.
Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. The well preserved ruins of this ancient city now offer an insight into Roman history. The city has baths, an amphitheatre, Roman temples and brothels. Frescoes and mosaics adorn some of the walls of its structures, like the Dionysiac Frieze on the walls of the Villa dei Misteri.
The still active Mount Vesuvius offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Naples from its summit.
A great way to discover the history of Italy, a tour of the forgotten city of Pompeii is like stepping into a world where time stands still.
You will be picked up from the Achille Lauro Parking Area in Sorrento at 0810h (8:10am). Travelling by coach and accompanied by a guide you be taken to explore the ruins of the Roman city of Pompeii. One of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, Pompeii is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pompeii was buried under lava and ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and lay forgotten for hundreds of years. Your guide will take you along the ancient streets of Pompeii for a glimpse into the lives of the Romans.
The tour includes a guided visit to some well preserved structures, these may include:
• The Anfiteatro: The oldest known Roman amphitheatre, it was capable of holding upto 20,000 spectators.
• Terme Stabiane: A bath complex from the 2nd century BC.
• Lupanaro: Pompeii’s brothel has murals depicting the services offered.
• Villa dei Misteri: This structure has a beautiful fresco, the Dionysiac Frieze, spanning the walls of the dining room.
• Casa dei Vettii: The Villa of the Mysteries houses what some consider the greatest surviving group of paintings from the ancient world.
Continue to Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. A coach will take you to within 1000 metres of the summit of Vesuvius, from where you can walk to the top and enjoy a panoramic view of the bay. A single plume of smoke still rises from the blackened crater, a silent reminder that the volcano is only sleeping.
After your visit to Vesuvius you will be returned to Sorrento, you will be dropped in the Achille Lauro Parking Area at around 1615h (4:15pm).
A brilliant day - not to be missed. Be aware that there is some walking required up a steep incline that takes about 30 minutes to the summit of Vesuvius but it really is worth... Gavin Hunter
a really worthwhile tour our guide was wonderful, he was so informative, kept us to a tight schedule but also made it a pleasure. would recommend this tour to everyone. thanks... mrs j a webb
06 Apr - 26 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Start time: 0810h (08:10am)
Duration: 8 hours
The tour starts from Achille Lauro Parking Area.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour will return to the original departure point.
Do wear comfortable shoes for the climb to the crater.
Passengers should reach the Achille Lauro Parking Area by 0810h.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Entrance fees to Vesuvius– € 6.50 per person and Pompeii’s ruins– € 10.00 per person are not included and must be paid on the day of the tour.
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