Garden of the Fugitives

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From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

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From the Amphitheater to the House of the Faun

2. From the Amphitheater to the House of the Faun

Let your archeological guide provide you with an in-depth look into what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius of in 79 AD. Gain insight into the day-to-day lives of Romans. Strat at the amphitheater and walk along the ancient main street via dell'Abbondanza. See buildings that were essential to civic life in Roman times, like the grand house of Octavius Quartio, the house and Thermopolium (restaurant) of Vetutius Placidus, and the Stabian Thermal bath. Visit the forum, the central point of life in Pompeii. Stroll to the large villa known as the House of the Faun. Listen to your guide tell you stories and facts from the past as you walk.

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Pompeii: Augmented Reality Tour

3. Pompeii: Augmented Reality Tour

Gear up in AR Glasses and enjoy a unique, innovative, and immersive augmented reality tour of the archaeological site of Pompeii. Step into a different time and see what Pompeii was like before it fell to ruins through the power of AR. Meet your tour leader and learn about the itinerary and how to easily use your AR glasses. All itineraries and reconstructions have been developed by a team of archaeologists and experts to show how life in Pompeii was before the eruption. Watch as your AR glasses create holograms that overlap the existing ruins, showing how the most significant temples, houses, squares, theaters, and buildings were before the eruption of 79 A.D. (augmented reality) compared to now (reality).

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Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

4. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

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Pompeii: Tour and Visit to the Antiquarium

5. Pompeii: Tour and Visit to the Antiquarium

Enjoy Pompeii with an archeological guide on a three-hour tour. Walk through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city before to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the House of the Faun, the House of the Tragic Poete, the Forum, and explore one of Europe's most significant archaeological sites while learning about the eruption that made the site significant. Visit the Antiquarium inaugurated on 01/25/2021, observe the most significant finds, and trace the history of Pompeii from the Samnite era (4th century BC) until the tragic eruption.

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From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

6. From Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Self-Guided Van Trip

Embark on a day trip from Naples and discover two of the Campania Region's gems: Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sit back and relax as your driver skilfully transports you from one location to the next. Once at each sight, take your own time to discover the ancient Roman ruins at your own pace. Begin your tour by heading to Herculaneum. Here, take some free time to walk around the impressive ruins. Marvel at the ancient thermal baths or the house of the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite. Then, at the scheduled time, meet your driver to travel to your next sight: the archeological site of Pompeii. Upon arrival, enjoy 3 hours of free time to discover the ancient remains, temples, and villas at your own pace. The historic town was covered in volcanic ash during Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. Finally, meet your driver and return back to your hotel in Naples.

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Full-day: Pompeii and Vesuvius with Pizza Lunch

7. Full-day: Pompeii and Vesuvius with Pizza Lunch

Travel to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, the most famous and evocative archaeological site in the world, to see the stunningly well-preserved ruins. Take in the view from the top of Vesuvius and marvel at this destructive sleeping giant. Journey to Pompeii and see the thermal baths, the frescos of the Lupanare, the Macellum and the Basilica. Step into the past as you walk through the old streets. After Pompeii, drive up Mt Vesuvius and stop in a local restaurant located in a panoramic place along the slopes to have a delectable pizza lunch. Follow your guide the altitude of 1000 meters where you can walk along the crater. Hear about Vesuvius from a professional guide of the National Park. Admire the summit of Mount Somma (1133 m) and to the right the cone of Vesuvius (1281 m). Look down at the views of the valley below.

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Pompeii: Private Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

8. Pompeii: Private Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

See dead people, or rather the petrified shapes they left behind during the eruption that rocked the city of Pompeii and its surroundings. Witness moments frozen in time as your archaeologist guide leads you through this Luna Park-like tour of the old Roman city on foot. Listen to your guide and learn hidden secrets and fine details about life leading up to the famous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Get a glimpse of the daily life of Pompeii's ancient inhabitants, including the markets where they shopped. Learn about the construction of aqueducts. Look at the schools where their children studied, the amphitheaters and sporting facilities where they were entertained, and the spas where they bathed. Enter an ancient brothel where erotic murals adorn the walls. See aspects of every walk of life, including the preserved forms of animals.

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Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

9. Pompeii: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup and Entry Ticket

Enjoy a private tour of the Pompeii ruins, guided by a trained archaeologist. See former homes, walk the streets, and imagine the last moments of the inhabitants. With pickup directly from your accommodation in Naples, Sorrento, or the Amalfi Coast. Be driven straight from your hotel to the main entrance of Pompeii, where the driver will introduce you to your guide. Listen as they lead you through the streets of the ancient city. Learn how the inhabitants went about their daily lives. Hear details of what happened on that fateful day. At tour's end, meet your driver at the same point and enjoy a relaxing return to your lodging.

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Pompeii: Ruins and Vesuvius Full-Day Guided Combo Tour

10. Pompeii: Ruins and Vesuvius Full-Day Guided Combo Tour

Travel back in time to 79 A.D. as the brooding Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii beneath molten ash. Stand on the ridge of the volcano's crater and look out over magnificent views of the Bay of Naples. After a transfer from your hotel to the site of the ruins, skip the ticket line and join your guide for a tour through the remains to see a city frozen in time for almost 2000 years. Hear stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, Vetti’s House, and the Lupanare. Get a unique glimpse into the everyday life of a Roman city at this exquisite UNESCO site. Move on and drive close to the summit of Mount Vesuvius itself, and take a short walk to the lip of the crater. Climb to the top and walk around the crater, taking in the atmosphere of the smoking mountain. Admire the stunning views over the Bay of Naples before you return to your hotel, arriving in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Garden of the Fugitives

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,592 reviews

Loved our trip!!! Angela was amazing and it great time. It was like having a friend and a teacher on the trip. I got a little sea sick on the drive up to Vesuvius, but it was worth it for the views

Excellent tour! We started right on time, the guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Everything worked out smoothly.

Angela was very informative abut the sites but also about the Italian culture. Gianni was the perfect driver!

This trip is really good, it is a long day, angela was so enthusiastic and

Amazing experience to touch the vanished civilization