Duration : 8 Hours
Places: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvio vineyard
Leaving from: Sorrento port
The shore excursion to Pompeii - Herculaneum with wine tasting is ideal for those interested in history and archaeology, who also want to enjoy the flavours of Campania.
The tour takes about 8 hours and is available with departure from your hotel and from the ports of Sorrento, Salerno, Amalfi and Naples.
A driver will pick you up at the port with a fully equipped Mercedes with every comfort and fully insured for your safety.
After a short drive, we will arrive at the first stop of our shore excursion, the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii which was discovered after centuries of excavations that begun in 1748.
The city of Pompeii, buried by the fury of Vesuvius in 79AD, a Unesco World Heritage site, is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. We estimate that every year over 3 million visitors come to visit it.
Here you can visit the ruins with the help of audio guides or follow one of the guides from the Campania region that your driver can contact for you and who will take you on a discovery of the most famous places of Pompeii: the Villa dei Misteri, the Foro and the patrician houses like the Casa del Fauno, the Casa degli Amorini Dorati, the Casa dei Dioscuri and the Casa dei Vettii.
After the visit of about 2 ½ hours, you will continue on to Herculaneum, full of history, frescoes, statues and archaeological finds of rare beauty. Herculaneum was founded by Hercules from whom the city took its name and suffered the same fate of nearby Pompeii, covered by lava in the eruption of 79AD and buried under a thick layer of about 20 metres of mud and eruptive materials. During the visit to the archaeological site of Herculaneum, which you can do with audio guides available in multiple languages, you will see the magnificent houses with mosaic decorations, roads, artifacts and 3D reconstructions of the city prior to the volcanic eruption.
The last stage of the shore excursion to Pompeii and Herculaneum from Sorrento port, is at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in a winery where you can taste 5 different Lacryma Christi wines accompanied by typical dishes from Campania: meats and cheeses: tomato bruschetta, spaghetti with tomato and fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil and typical desserts from Campania like the pastiera, a sweet pastry filled with cream and corn cooked in milk which is traditionally prepared for Easter and which will be served with an apricot liqueur produced on the premises.
The Shore excursion to Pompeii - Herculaneum with wine tasting ends with the return to the Sorrento port at an agreed time.