Napoli Virtuosa City Tours The Vesuvius and The Buried Cities
Each Napoli Virtuosa city tour includes off-the-beaten path circuits, ones you won’t find in your typical Naples Italy itinerary.
In addition to visiting hidden gems of the city, when on a Napoli Virtuosa city tour you will also get to experience Neapolitan hospitality like a true local by having lunch at one of the privately-owned Neapolitan noble apartments overlooking the city. You can expect to taste local cuisine, while surrounded by intriguing gardens and breathtaking views from some of the apartments’ panoramic terraces.
A day among Mount Vesuvius and its buried cities.
This Napoli Virtuosa city tour circuit, dedicated to the Vesuvius area and buried cities, gives you the chance to visit the excavations of Herculaneum and Oplontis, go on an excursion of Mount Vesuvius, and stop in a villa located on the foothills of the Vesuvius volcano in a town called S. Sebastiano al Vesuvio.
The area of the Vesuvius National Park includes thirteen communes; and holds geological, gastronomical, and archeological characteristics.
Part of these areas of interest are Herculaneum and Oplontis, both UNESCO heritage sites, and places that will tell you about the opulence of the ancient cities and the lifestyle of some of the most important people during the time of the Roman Empire with their dwellings like Villa of Papiri and Poppea Villa (both destroyed by the eruption in 79 AD, considered the largest eruption of Mount Vesuvius).
The ascent for the visit to the Vesuvius will be from the city of Herculaneum, about a thousand meters away. Once we reach the cone, with the alpine guide, the walk continues around the crater surrounded by a suggestive and panoramic view.
On the descent from the Vesuvius, we will find ourselves on the road nicknamed the "Golden Mile" that extends between Herculaneum and Torre del Greco. The road is called “Golden Mile,” according to the units of measures in use in the first half of the eighteenth century, which measured a mile, and for the beauty of its landscapes and the elegance of the eighteenth-century villas.
The tour ends with a traditional lunch in one of these historic homes. After lunch, return to the city center of Naples.
Minimum 4 participants.
*Note Mount Vesuvius: Refund for the Entrance Fee of the Vesuvius will be issued in case of cancellation due to bad weather.
Booking Payment Terms
Payment with PayPal/Credit Card must be made at least 24 hours before departure for booking to take place.
Payment with Wire Transfer must be made at least 48 hours before departure for booking to take place.
*Note: If the minimum number of participants is not met for tour to take effect, a full refund will be issued.
*Note: Booking is completed when full payment for tour is received, until then it is only a reservation.
Pick up Naples city hotel, train station, airport or port.
Moderate Walk - Comfortable clothing and sports shoes are recommended.
Inside the ruins and museums backpacks, large bags or trolleys are not allowed.
Price includes: Private and/or public transportation, local expert guide in all requested languages, entrances where necessary, lunch including drink.
Price does not include: Tips and everything not mentioned in "Price Includes".