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One of Joe Banana's drivers will meet you at the port in Salerno. He will be holding a sign with your name on it and ready to escort you to your private vehicle for a shore excursion to remember!
The day will start with a drive by Salerno, during which time your driver will give you information about the city. Together you will plan your day and after about 40 minutes of driving, arrive at the ruins of Pompeii. This famous archeological site is part of an ancient Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. You will be captivated as you see first hand the remnants of the ancient Roman life that came to a halting end in 79 A.D. You can explore the area on your own, with the assistance of audio guide rentals on-site or we can arrange for a private 2 hour guided tour of the site with a professionally licensed and local guide (additional cost).
Please note that since Pompeii is a popular area for tourists, we strongly recommend being cautious of your belongings and leave valuables on the ship! We would also advise that you take plenty of water, especially in the summer months, and ensure you are either well protected with sun cream or hats as there is very little shade in which to escape the sun.
After Pompeii, we will then drive up Mt. Vesuvius, one of the largest active volcanos in Europe. We will drive up to 1200 meters, where we will park and you can then climb for about 30 minutes to arrive at the top. Once there, you can admire the crater and the panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and surrounding areas — well worth the climb!
Following this hiking adventure, we will drive to the base of the volcano where we will visit a great family winery for a light lunch, wine tasting and wine yards tour. Please note, if you prefer, you can easily visit the winery before climbing Mt. Vesuvius.
After this wonderful day we'll drive back to your the port in Salerno, about 1 hour away.
Available: All year round
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)
Light lunch and wine tasting
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Entrance Fees and Licensed Guide - unless otherwise specified.
This tour may be shortened depending on traffic conditions and on your cruise ship schedule.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.
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 visited in the afternoon.