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Pompeii - Wine Tasting - Herculaneum

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Itinerary of Tour

Your tour begins in Naples/Salerno/Sorrento with a 45-minute Minivan/Minibus ride to the Pompeii ruins.
Pompeii, Italian Pompei, preserved ancient Roman city in Campania, Italy, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Naples, at the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius. It was built on a spur formed by a prehistoric lava flow to the north of the mouth of the Sarnus (modern Sarno) River. Pompeii was destroyed, together with Herculaneum, Stabiae, Torre Annunziata, and other communities, by the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. The circumstances of their destruction preserved their remains as a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.Pompeii before the eruption was known as a vacation community for high society. It had a forum, amphitheater, gymnasium, shops and an aqueduct that delivered water for irrigation, fountains and private baths. Some of the ruins are remarkably preserved with elaborately detailed mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating the interiors of wealthy homeowners' villas.

A wine and food pairing at a scenic vineyard located on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius is your next adventure. A vineyard tour introduces you to the geologic conformation of Vesuvius slopes, the rare characteristics of volcanic soil and a marvelous microclimate come together in one of Italy's most interesting wine producing regions. You'll also visit the cellars for insight into the process by which the grapes are turned into the vintner's liquid creations. 

You'll reboard the Minibus/Minivan for a 30-minute ride to the ruins of Herculaneum, ancient city of 4,000–5,000 inhabitants in Campania, Italy. It lay 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Naples, at the western base of Mount Vesuvius, and was destroyed—together with Pompeii, Torre Annunziata, and Stabiae—by the Vesuvius eruption of AD 79. The town of Ercolano now lies over part of the site. The excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii in the mid-18th century precipitated the modern science of archaeology. 

Ancient tradition connected Herculaneum with the name of the Greek hero Heracles, an indication that the city was of Greek origin. There is, however, historical evidence that toward the end of the 6th century BC a primitive nucleus of Oscan-speaking inhabitants came under Greek hegemony there and that in the 4th century BC Herculaneum came under the domination of the Samnites. The city became a Roman municipium in 89 BC, when, having participated in the Social War (“war of the allies” against Rome), it was defeated by Titus Didius, a legate of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. 

After our last site of the day, we will drive you back and you can reminisce about your incredible day mixed with ancient Roman history and the present day beauty of one of the most famous coastlines in the world! 

What's Included

  • Big savings
  • Coffee break
  • Drink
  • English guide
  • Ideal for photo lovers
  • Lunch
  • Tickets included
  • Timely return

Minivan Tours include :

- Minivan with an english speaking driver.

- Licensed guide for the visit at the archeological site of Pompeii for 2 hours.

- Licensed guide for the visit at the archeological site of Herculaneum for 2 hours.

- All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline.

- Entrance fee for the archeological site of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

- Light Lunch and beverage, menu per person : Wine Tasting (local wine) and light lunch (pasta , appetizer , dessert),still water.

Minibus Tours include : 

- Minibus with a full day english speaking guide and a professional driver.

- All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline.

- Entrance fee for the archeological site of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

- Light Lunch and beverage, menu per person : Wine Tasting (local wine) and light lunch (pasta , appetizer , dessert) ,still water.

Please, let us know if you have any food intolerance and allergies in order to arrange a different menu.

Where and When

Pick up point :  Please, provide very specific details to meet you :

Port of Naples/Port of Salerno : You'll meet your English speaking driver (for Minivan) or your licensed guide (for Minibus) at the pier where you'll dock. As you walk out the ship you'll be greeted by one of our drivers holding a sign with your name. 

Sorrento area (Port , Hotels and other accommodations) : You'll meet your English speaking driver (for Minivan) or your licensed guide (for Minibus) at your accommodation. After a brief presentation your private driver will accompany you at the luxurious minivan where and will offer you every comfort you need. Furthermore he will give you important information about the tour and the places that you are going to visit.

Naples area ( Train Station, Hotels and other accommodations) : You'll meet your English speaking driver (for Minivan) or your licensed guide (for Minibus) at your accommodation or at the end of the platform holding a sign with your name on. After a brief presentation your private driver will accompany you at the luxurious minivan where and will offer you every comfort you need. Furthermore he will give you important information about the tour and the places that you are going to visit.

Extras

- Food and Beverage NOT included in the offered menu.

- Souvenir.

- The price of this tour is up to 8 hours.

Other details

- Kid Friendly: YES (This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent).

- Please , comunicate the age of kids up to 6 years old in order to provide a baby car seat.

- We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.

- Passengers with a  Reduced Mobility (PRM) Friendly : YES (you must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of minivan and minibus).