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Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Tour from Positano

Day Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum from Positano
Duration 7 hours
Cultural Tours

Visit of Pompeii and Herculaneum in a private day tour from Positano to appreciate the Unesco World Heritage sites of the Gulf of Naples.

A private day tour designed to allow you to experience with your personal expert guide the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum located between Naples and the Amalfi Coast starting with the meeting of your professional driver in the lobby of your hotel in Positano.

The tour will take you to Pompeii and Herculaneum to return in Positano late in the afternoon.

Thanks to the eruption of the Vesuvius that covered of volcanic ash Pompeii, the town is exceptionally well preserved and offer visitors a true understanding of what life was like during the Roman Empire.

In Pompeii enjoy the visit of the archaeological site with your own private guide and skip the line tickets, in a walking tour around the “scavi” to visit of this important Roman city of about 20.000 inhabitants destroyed and buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in the morning of the August 24th 79 A D.

Visiting Pompeii you can see the theaters, the temples, the private villas of the rich families as the House of the Faun with their exquisite frescoes and the quarters of the servants, the wine shops, the bakeries and the public baths. Walk in the center of religious and economic life the “Forum”, visit the ancient inns where the foreigners arrived in Pompeii could eat and buy wine “Termopolium”, see the plaster body casts of the inhabitants of Pompeii victims of volcanic ash and gas.

A pause for a light lunch (payable locally) and your driver tour takes you to Herculaneum.

The remains of Roman “Herculaneum” lying within the area of modern Ercolano, north of Pompeii and south of Naples.

The ruins at Herculaneum are well preserved and are much smaller than those at Pompeii, so it is very possible to walk through the entire excavation and see all the highlights.

In the contrast to the mostly single-story buildings of Pompeii, here in Herculaneum the private houses and public buildings were with two or even three floors with a great use of wood in doors, staircases, beams and shutters.

Wearing comfortable walking shoes is suggested.



- Pick up at your hotel in Positano
- Visit of Pompeii and Herculaneum Unesco sites with your own personal guide
- Skip-the-line entrance to Pompeii and Herculaneum
- 7 hours private driver at disposal
- Drop off at your hotel in Positano




7 hours

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning Tour
- This is a private tour and you can require whatever start time you like

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Positano

Private licensed guide in Pompeii and in Herculaneum
Private Chauffeured Mercedes E series car (for your party from 1 to 2 People)
Private Chauffeured Mercedes Minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 People)
Skip-the-line Admission tickets to Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins 

Gratuities (optional)
Meals and Beverage

More of 6 persons rates on request.



  • Is it worth visiting Herculaneum?

There is, nestled along the shores of the Bay of Naples, there lay a city steeped in history and tragedy. This was Herculaneum, a place of ancient marvels and untold tales waiting to be discovered.

As travelers ventured to this coastal gem, they were captivated by its rich tapestry of reasons to visit.

First and foremost was the allure of its ancient ruins. Unlike its more famous neighbor Pompeii, Herculaneum was a smaller, yet remarkably preserved town engulfed by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Visitors marveled at the remarkably intact structures, frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Walking through its narrow streets and exploring the ancient homes, baths, and even a preserved bakery, they could almost hear the whispers of the past echoing through the cobblestones.

But Herculaneum offered more than just a glimpse into antiquity. It beckoned travelers with its breathtaking views of the azure sea and the imposing silhouette of Mount Vesuvius looming in the distance. Whether standing atop the ancient city walls or strolling along the shoreline promenade, visitors were treated to vistas that stirred the soul and inspired awe.

Another reason to visit Herculaneum was its intimate atmosphere. Unlike the bustling crowds of Pompeii, Herculaneum offered a more tranquil and contemplative experience. Visitors could wander its streets at their own pace, soaking in the quiet beauty of the ruins and connecting with the stories of the past in a more personal way.

For history enthusiasts, Herculaneum was a treasure trove of archaeological wonders. From the exquisite mosaics adorning the floors of wealthy villas to the poignant artifacts unearthed in excavations, every corner held a piece of the city's fascinating history waiting to be uncovered.

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