Ravello to Naples & Pompeii
Explore Ancient Greek and Roman Life Through These Historic Sites
DURATION: UP TO 9-HOURS
Private full-day excursion with a knowledgeable English-speaking driver from Ravello to Naples and Pompeii for independent sightseeing (see below Tour Pricing for the option of adding a guided tour of the excavations).
The largest city in southern Italy, Naples is situated on the beautiful gulf of the same name in the Amalfi Coast area. Founded as a Greek city Neapolis, or “new city,” it maintains a Greco-Roman influence. The lively city holds numerous attractions built throughout the years and preserved beautifully, making it a historic wonder. The archaeological museum comprises an extensive collection of Greek and Roman artefacts, some notably from the Pompeii and Herculaneum excavations. Castel Nuovo stands boldly with its triumphal arch entrance. The Palazzo Reale sits in the Piazza del Plebiscito, the central square of Naples. Duomo, built between 1294 and 1323, is home to the remains and relics of Naples’ protector, San Gennaro.
Pompeii, the ancient city at the foot of Vesuvius was quite prosperous in Roman times. It was destroyed in 79 A.D., following the famous volcanic eruption which covered it with a layer of pumice and ash. The first archaeological explorations took place towards the mid-18th century, and excavations soon began in earnest, but not until 1860 were they conducted in an orderly, systematic fashion. It is thought that, to date, about three-fifths of the ancient town has been excavated.
Walk through the ancient streets to visit the Villa of the Mysteries, the House of the Faun, and of the Vettii brothers. Discover baths, basilicas, temples, theatres, private homes, the amphitheater, even the palestra where gladiators trained for the arena.
Pick-up/Drop-off: Our driver will pick you up from your Ravello Hotel. At the conclusion of the excursion you will be dropped back off at your hotel in Ravello.
Includes: Private knowledgeable English-speaking driver for 9-hours.
Excludes: Pompeii Entrance Tickets (to be purchased locally), Driver Gratuity, Guide Gratuity (if booking optional 2-hour guided tour of Pompeii), Extra Hours, Extra Kilometers.
- The driver, while knowledgeable, is not a licensed guide, and may not leave the vehicle to guide on foot.
- European Connection can provide a private 2-hour guided tour of the excavations with a knowledgeable English-speaking guide for the additional cost indicated below.