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Destination:

Port/City: Amalfi Coast (Salerno),Italy

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

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

Prices starting from:
*64.00 USD (Adult)
*49.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:  N/A



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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
The Ruins of Herculaneum - ES08

OVERVIEW: When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, covering Pompeii in ash, it also entombed nearby Herculaneum. This guided walking tour explores the unusually well-preserved city of Herculaneum, which remained undiscovered until it was accidentally revealed in 1709. HIGHLIGHTS: See well-preserved artifacts of ancient Roman life at the site which was covered by a torrent of mud, which protected the ruins from atmospheric agents and illegal excavators. 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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Overview:
When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, covering Pompeii in ash, it also entombed nearby Herculaneum. This guided walking tour explores the unusually well-preserved city of Herculaneum, which remained undiscovered until it was accidentally revealed in 1709.

Highlights:
- Ruins of Herculaneum: See well-preserved artifacts of ancient Roman life at this amazing site.

Full Description:
Enjoy a scenic ride through the Neapolitan countryside on your way to the historic ruins of Herculaneum. Buried under mud and lava, this village was also a victim of the fiery temper of Mt. Vesuvius.  Unlike the commercial city of Pompeii, Herculaneum was a seaside resort. Dating back to the 4th century BC, the city was thought to have been founded by the legendary Hercules. This elite Roman resort was devastated by the same volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii in 79 AD. 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 of wooden elements, foodstuffs, fabrics, and architecture provides a fascinating and intimate look into the Roman's private life in ancient times. The site was discovered by accident in the early 1700's when a well was being dug and workmen struck a stone pavement, the stage of the city's theatre. Serious excavations began under Mussolini but only about eight blocks have been excavated. The rest is covered not only by rock but also by a dense modern neighborhood. Bringing more of Herculaneum to light is a slow operation, with new digs continuing.

Time permitting; you'll stop at a cameo factory either before or after your visit to Herculaneum, where you will have the opportunity to observe local artisans at work in their centuries-old shell-carving tradition.

What to Bring
- You should take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
- Camera and cash for shopping
- Sun protection and sunglasses

What to Wear
- Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.

Important Notes:
-Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over cobblestones and uneven ground with steep inclines and approximately 10 - 15 steps.
-Herculaneum is not wheelchair accessible.


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