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When your ship docks in Salerno port, you will have a limited amount of time to explore this famous area, rich in history and archeological sites. What better way to utilize your time than with a private driver/guide who will show you the area through the eyes of a local.
One of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers will meet you at the gangway of your ship in Salerno port. He will be holding a sign with your name on it and be ready to escort you to your luxury vehicle.
This shore excursion will begin with a drive by Salerno and after about a one hour drive, you will arrive at Naples National Archaeological Museum.
Located in Piazza Museo, it is the most important Italian archaeological museum which contains artifacts from the areas of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae. Also considered one of the most important museums in the world, it is home to a large collection of high quality Roman artifacts from the Greek, Roman and Renaissance periods. Collections include antiquities of marbles, bronzes, mosaics, as well as the Egyptian collection and the Secret Cabinet.
The two hours spent here will undoubtedly leave you with an even greater appreciation for the ancient ways of life in this area.
Your time in Naples does not end there though, as your driver will be happy to suggest a location where you can savor the authentic taste of a Napoletano pizza or another culinary experience of your preference.
Following lunch, you will be taken on a short driving tour of the city of Naples, during which time your driver will share a wealth of information about this famous city from inside the vehicle.
Shortly thereafter, you will arrive at the ancient ruins of Pompeii and have about two hours to explore the site.
This UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most important archeological sites in the world, is open to the public between the hours of 8:30 and 18:30 every day of the week. You can visit the site on your own or a licensed guide can be arranged ahead of time (additional cost). However you choose to explore this ancient site, you will be in awe as you see the remnants of this 1st century city which offer some insight into the Roman life that came to a premature stop here on 24 August A.D. 79.
You will then meet back up with your driver outside of the ruins and be driven back to Salerno port, about 40 minutes away.
Available: All year round, except Tuesdays
Tour Duration: 8-9 hours
Pick-Up - Drop-Off Location: Salerno Port
Pick-Up Time (suggested): 8:00 am (according to your ship’s schedule)
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Licensed Guide for the day
Meals and Drinks
Entrance Fees - unless otherwise specified.
The proposed itinerary is an example of a tour.
This tour may be shortened depending on traffic conditions and on your cruise ship schedule.
In the very rare event that there is an internal assembly or strike in Pompeii, unfortunately they usually do not advise of this in advance, in which case Pompeii could be substituted with time in Sorrento.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.
This tour is not available on Tuesdays as the museum in Naples is closed.