Pompei holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the Volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year of 79 AD, Pompei lay buried an forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today. Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompei where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built by prosperous Roman in the years 80 BC. Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas.
Mount Vesuvius dominates the Bay of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. The slopes were once covered with vineyards and woods and provided an innocent looking backdrop for the bustling towns of Pompei and Herculaneum below. The coach will take you within 1.000 metres of the top of Vesuvius and from here you can walk to the very top and admire the splendid panoramic view across the bay. From the blackened crater rises a single plume of smoke, a reminder that the volcano is only sleeping for no. Departure from your hotel by coach to Pompei. Guided visit to the excavations. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon excursion to Vesuvius by bus up to 1.000 feet and by foot to the crater. Guided visit of the volcano. Return to your hotel.