You will meet your driver at the Port of Naples and making your way to the archeological site of Pompeii for a visit of Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum from Naples port. Leaving the Port you will have in front of you one of the most important square in Naples, dominated by the Maschio Angioino, a massive Castle built in 1279.
Here during the works for the subway the Roman port, with ships, amphoras and thermal baths came to light. driving south you will reach the highway driving towards Pompeii. you will be close to Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano, last eruption was in March 1944, on the opposite site you will enjoy the view on the entire bay of Naples, with its islands: Capri, Ischia and Procida and the Sorrento Peninsula. Our first stop will be Pompeii, the ancient Roman city destroyed by a terrible eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. Here you will see the remains of the city and its highlights: the Forum with all the public buildings,the Curia, the Basilica, Apollo's Temple, the Eumachia Building, the Macellum; the original roads with shops and houses, the Theater, the Lupanare, preserved stuccoes and mosaics and you will not miss the plaster casts of the victims, caught in their last moments.
After the visit, the visit of Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum from Naples port continues to a vineyard at the foot of Mount Vesuvius for a light lunch in a beautiful panoramic terrace where you can taste the food and the wines of the area and finish with a distilled grappa of apricot. The area is famous for wine since the Roman times, when they built farm houses all around the mountain. The combination of the geologic conformation of Vesuvius slopes, the rare characteristics of volcanic soil and a marvelous microclimate make the territory one of Italy’s most interesting viti-cultural areas,. The Lacryma Christi, (literally "tears of Christ") is the name of the wine produced here. According to the legend when Lucifer and the fallen angels were cast out from heaven, they grabbed a piece of it as they were forced to leave. As Lucifer fell, chunks of paradise landed on Mt. Vesuvius. When God saw what had happened, he cried. His tears became vines on the slopes of the volcano.
After lunch your driver will take you to the last visit of the tour about Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum from Naples port: Herculaneum.
Herculaneum was discovered by chance in 1709, is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world, destroyed by the same eruption that buried Pompeii. The city was covered by a mud slide, mixed with pyroclastic material. The excavations are surrounded by the modern city here we can visit the houses where the rich aristocratic Roman families spent their holidays and admire the carbonized wood furniture of 2000 years ago. you will see the ancient beach, where they found the bones of 300 people, the streets, shops, elegant thermal baths, the palextra, beautiful mosaics like the one of Neptune and Amphitrite and frescoes, like the one in the Sacellum. At the end of the tour of Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum from Naples port, you will be returned to the Port of Naples.
Pick up from Naples port or cruise terminal
We always recommend arriving in the early morning around 09:00/09.30am.
Reservartion must be guaranteed by a credit card.
No cancellation fee for any booking cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled service.
Up to 24 hours before the scheduled services 50%cancellation fee
No show or cancellation on the day of the service 100% cancellation fee.
The payment is kindly made in cash to the driver at the end of each service, if you wish to pay by cc (Visa or Master card) a 6% of surcharge is added.
vehicle (Mercedes sedan/van full a/c) and English speaking driver, highway tolls, car fuel, parking.
entrance fees, lunch licensed guide and gratuities. Private guide service is available upon request at an extra charge.