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Approximately 5 hours
Meals not included
Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum & Torre AnnunziataWhen Vesuvius erupted on 24 August AD 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many wealthy villas in the area. These have been progressively excavated and made accessible to the public since the mid-18th century. The vast expanse of the commercial town of Pompei contrasts with the smaller but better-preserved remains of the holiday resort of Herculaneum, while the superb wall paintings of the Villa Oplontis at Torre Annunziata give a vivid impression of the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthier citizens of the Early Roman Empire.
Board a comfortable air-conditioned motorcoach for the 90-minute scenic drive to the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Today holds the opportunity to see the remarkable ruins of Pompeii -- this famous site is lauded as the world's finest example of an ancient Roman town.
Upon arrival, disembark the coach and walk with your knowledgeable guide through the main archaeological site, as his/her informative narration paints a picture of the city's former glory. See the huge forum, grand temples, homes, shops and other structures that were buried by ash in the great eruption of AD 79.
Stop at a cameo factory where artisans apply skills handed down for generations, intricately carving seashells, or coral into beautiful jewelry - true works of art and keepsake souvenirs.
After a thorough exploration of the ruins, reboard the coach for the relaxing return drive to Amalfi harbor and the ship.
Please note: Travel time to Pompeii is approximately 1.5 hours each way. Large bags, backpacks, and wheeled bags are not allowed on site at Pompeii. Extensive walking is required over uneven surfaces and cobblestones. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.