Private guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Marina Gate, harbor area, Forum, temple of Apollo, basilica, public baths, taverns, bakeries, houses (fresco paintings, mosaic floors and inscriptions), theater , the Odeion, four-sided portico square. Herculaneum: R
suburban baths, the House of the Deers, the Augustales Temple, the Palestra, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite, the House of the Pretty Courtyard, the House of the Wooden Partition Wall, the Bicentenary House, and the area of the Marina, where in 1980, archeologists found over 250 skeletons of those inhabitants fleeing from the eruption.
oman villas with portico gardens, fountains, views, iron grills, charred wood in windows and doors, city texture,
Duration: 6-7 hours (4 hours touring + travel time and lunch break)
Cost: €340 Total for private party of max 8 people (private tour)
For larger parties please inquire for a personalized quote.
Type of tour: Walking tour with transportation between sites (by private car/van/minibus or train)
Starting times: choose your preferred starting time
Meeting place: Hotel pickup or meet guide at tour location
Inclusions: Guide service
Exclusions: Transportation, admissions, food. The cost of private transportation depends on the total number of people in your party. Sites can also be reached from Naples or Sorrento by local metro train.
Our guided tour in Pompeii and Herculaneum begins with an exploration of the mystery of the two towns where time was "frozen" and where you can see all the aspects of everyday Roman life. In the first century AD, the Roman Empire had many cities, but none were located in a more beautiful setting than those lining the Bay of Naples.
On August 24th, 79 AD, Pompeii looked like any other bustling, prosperous ancient city but just three days later, on August 26th, the city fell silent and the place itself literally vanished from the face of the earth.
Gradually grass and vines covered the land where the towns had stood and the local people eventually even forgot their names.
The imagination of Europe was ignited and suddenly, the classical world was in vogue. Philosophy, art, architecture, literature and even fashion drew upon the discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum for inspiration. The Neoclassical movement was underway. Now, more than 1,900 years after that fateful August morning, we are learning more and more about the last days of Pompeii.
Your guide will take you back into the Roman art, history, culture and archeology of that time for two hours at each archeological site.