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Herculaneum, Mt. Vesuvius, Wine Tasting & Light Lunch

Local Tours

Duration: 8 hr. approx

Price starts from89,00
  • Visit the incredibly well preserved ruins of Herculaneum
  • Hike up Mt. Vesuvius and be amazed by the breathtaking views from the crater
  • Learn how local wines are produced on the slopes of the volcano and then taste them
  • Enjoy a light lunch at a winery on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius
When
All year
Duration
8
Price From
89.00
Level
Medium
Service Type
Vehicle
Suggested pick up time
8:30

What’s included

  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Stop in Herculaneum and time to visit the ruins
  • Stop at Mt. Vesuvius and time there
  • Visit to a local winery with demonstration and tasting
  • Light lunch
  • Photo stops
  • All taxes, parking tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance

Not included

  • Entrance Fees and guides in sites, unless otherwise specified
  • Entrance fees to Herculaneum
  • Entrance fees for Mount Vesuvius
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

  • Herculaneum
  • Mt. Vesuvius
  • Winery at Mt. Vesuvius area

Herculaneum

Ercolano Scavi, Ercolano, NA, Italia

Mt. Vesuvius

Vesuvio National Park, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Italia

Winery at Mt. Vesuvius area

Experience the best of this area, mixing history and delicious wine!

You will stop in Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town allegedly founded by Hercules, which came to a premature end due to the untimely eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. This archaeological site is one of the few places in the world that can be seen close to its original condition, because a layer of hot mud buried it deeply, preserving everything beneath. You will find thousands of everyday objects, from price lists outside of the shops, to beds, doors and even food.

You will stop at Mt. Vesuvius and have the chance to hike up to the crater. The volcano stays roughly 4200 feet high, but however far you will venture up, you will be able to see the entire Gulf of Naples, from Sorrento to Capo Miseno, to Procida and Ischia. Take the opportunity to trek up to the top and peer into its enormous crater!

You will stop in one of the vineyards located on the slopes of Vesuvius, where the wine making tradition dates back to the Romans who used to produce the “Vesuvinum” here. You will taste some of the locally produced wines (usually the tasting includes 4 different types of wine) accompanied by a light lunch. Lunch will include some starters that can vary from bruschette, cured meats or vegetables, a main dish which usually includes a type of pasta with the local tomato sauce and either a dessert or a cheese tasting, depending on location and availability.

What should I wear for this tour?

We suggest that you wear comfortable walking shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved on uneven surfaces.

Is this tour accessible for people with limited walking abilities?

The itinerary can be certainly customised according to your needs, but please note that some areas may not be accessible with a stroller/wheelchair or for people with limited walking abilities. 

When is Herculaneum open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: http://ercolano.beniculturali.it/oraricontatti/

When is Mt Vesuvius open?

You may find the updated calendar for the site here: https://www.parconazionaledelvesuvio.it/en/visit-the-park/the-paths/the-great-cono/

I have some dietary preferences/needs, can I do this tour?

Please send us an email specifying your dietary preferences/needs, and we will advise accordingly.

Where and how will I find the driver?

Your driver will be waiting for you at the confirmed pickup location (your arrival train track, at the airport arrival exit gate, at your accommodation) holding a sign with your name written on it.

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