Pick up at the beginning of the tour will be from the port of Naples. Pick up will be at 8.00 am, as it will probably not be possible to disembark earlier and it will allow you not enough time visiting if we pick you up later than that. If your ship arrives at port at 8.00 am please specify, and we will pick you up at 8.30 am. For pick up at 7.30 am you have to request a permission to your ship for early disembark.
It will take around 30 minutes to reach Pompeii from Naples. Once you’re there you can visit inside for 2 hours on your own or with one of our private guides.
After visiting the excavations in Pompeii you can reach Herculaneum in just a few minutes. There too you can spend 2 hours inside the excavations, visiting on your own or with one of our private guides.
Then you’ll head to Mount Vesuvius, where you’ll be able to visit the volcano reaching an altitude of 1071 m., from there the crater can be reached on foot using a path that is 1200 m. long that takes you to the summit of the volcano. Halfway up you can stop for lunch in a local restaurant on the slope of the volcano. You can then finish your visit up to the top of Mt. Vesuvius.
The Volcano: vehicles do not go to the top but will drop you off at an altitude of around 1000m. The trail to the top climbs just under another 200m.
For most people in reasonable condition its no problem but if you are not 100% fit or have a medical problem you may want to take advice.
The short length path takes an hour and may be the only option available and is normally the one available if you are on a tour.
Access to a volcanology guide is part of the ticket.
The most common mistake by tourists is simply not to come prepared. Many turn up in T shirts not realising its a lot colder at this altitude than on the coast and the wind can suddenly blow on the crater. You may need rain gear, hat, sneakers or climbing boots, sun screen and water – just be prepared.
If your ship is arriving at a different port in the Amalfi Coast area please let us know and we will give you a price.
The tickets to enter the excavations in both Pompeii and Herculaneum can be purchased on site. Since there is no long line to skip, you won’t need any reservations, and once you get there you’ll be able to purchase your tickets and get inside in just a few minutes.
We suggest to hire a private walking guide for 2 hours to be with you in Pompeii and a guide to be with you for 2 hours in Herculaneum.
The guides will be going at your own pace, so that you can see everything that you’d like to visit inside the excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum without having to worry about anything.
The cost of the guide is 60 euro per hour in each place, meaning that you’ll have to pay 120 euro for 2 hours in Pompeii and another 120 euro for 2 hours in Herculaneum, for a total of 240 euro if you decide to have a guide inside both excavations.
Please note that for groups from 6 people up, if you take the private guide you might have to purchase also headsets at the entrance of the excavations to better hear the guide talking. This will have a cost of around 2 euros per person that you’ll pay the moment you purchase your tickets, and the cost will be the same for both Pompeii and Herculaneum.
If you don’t want to have a private guide to accompany you inside the excavations, you can always rent audioguides at the entrance.
Please note that if you want you can take the guide in both Pompeii and Herculaneum, in just one of them or in none of them. The important thing is that you let us know in advance so that we can organize the guided tours.
For the visit to the crater the ticket includes guide service
If your ship is staying in port for 2 days and you’d like to spend the night in the area before having a second tour on the following day, the driver will leave you at your accommodation in Naples or in Positano. The price will not change.
For every different drop off location you can let us know and we will give you a price accordingly.
Local Operator Information:
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. We select only the most experienced and reliable drivers, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Please specify in the Notes field of your reservation if you need child seat and the child’s age.
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Extra hours €50,00 Euros per hour.
Rates in Euro, In the price are included tolls, parking and VAT, are not included gratuites, licensed guide, tickets to monuments or museums, food and drinks and any eventual extras.