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The Ruins of Herculaneum

Port/City: Naples, Italy

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights | Culture and Sights

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*65.75 USD (Adult)
*49.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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Shore Excursions
The Ruins of Herculaneum - NP06

OVERVIEW: This guided walking tour explores the unusually well-preserved city of Herculaneum, also a victim of the fiery temper of Mt. Vesuvius, which was accidentally discovered in 1709. HIGHLIGHTS: Unlike the ash and lava that devastated Pompeii, Herculaneum was covered by a torrent of mud, which protected the ruins from atmospheric agents and illegal excavators. This natural preservation provides a fascinating and intimate look into the Roman's private life in ancient times. Time permitting; you'll stop at a cameo factory. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1.5 miles over cobblestones and uneven ground. Herculaneum is not wheelchair accessible.
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Uncover ancient history as you travel through the Neapolitan countryside to explore the archeological excavations and recovered ruins of ancient seaside resort town, Herculaneum. Drive past Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes, en route to the Roman city, destroyed by the same eruption that ruined Pompeii. Roam the excavation site, seeing uncovered architecture, Roman artifacts, and household objects. Time permitting, you'll stop at a cameo factory to watch a live shell-carving demonstration.

• Mount Vesuvius: Your scenic journey takes you past the volcano, considered still active, and one of the world's most dangerous.
• Herculaneum: Discovered by accident 300 years ago and still under excavation, the site reveals architecture, fabrics, food and wooden artifacts.
• Cameo Factory: Watch as local artisans carve intricate designs onto seashells during a live demonstration at a local shop.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Special Offer for reduced pricing applies to select Mediterranean tours that are booked May 3-31, 2016. Tours must be booked prior to cruise departure date. Offer is subject to availability and applies to new tour bookings.
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour - particularly tours categorized as "strenuous".
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges must not select this tour.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 1-1/2 miles over cobblestones and uneven grounds. 
• Time permitting, guests will visit a cameo factory either before or after the visit of Heculaneum excavations.
• For security reasons, it is forbidden to enter inside Herculaneum excavations with big bags,  backpacks or trolleys. Please be aware that lockers are not available at the entrance of the excavations.
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