POMPEII WINE TESTING AND LUNCH

POMPEII WINE TESTING AND LUNCH

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Activity Level
MEDIUM (expected walks and/or stairs)
Duration 6 hours

Tour Highlights

Come with us and get to know the splendour of Pompeii and its wine region, on a private tour in a comfortable vehicle. Our professional guides will take you through all the Pompeii’s highlights, and at the end of the day, you’ll have a memorable meal and some glass of fabulous wine.

We’re anxious to show you the magic and magnificence of Italy.
You sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Gulf of Naples and the history of Pompeii. You will join your private tour of the Excavations of Pompeii at the pace you choose. Our destinations ensure that your time in Pompeii is spent exploring the history, sampling fabulous local wines, checking out the shops and tasting wonderful, farm-fresh food.
In the farm, you will have the opportunity to make some shopping of their wine and extra virgin olive oil which, if you wish, they will also provide for the shipments.

Included

Private Mercedes vehicle, professional English speaking driver (tour expert), fuel, taxes, and tolls. Lunch and wine tastings are all part of the package.

Extra

Your only extra fee is your ticket to Pompeii, Licensed guide in Pompeii walking tour. (You can skip the lines by letting us arrange your walking tour guide and ticket in advance) You have the option in the booking form.

Optional

Hourly extra fee – According to the time at your disposal, you can enjoy the visit some other interesting place advisable by your professional driver.

Meeting place

Naples (also train station), Sorrento, Salerno, Amalfi coast

Additional info

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (no sandals) are an absolute must!
We strongly advise booking the licensed tour guide in Pompeii. The site covers approximately 160 acres. The licensed guide curates each trip according to the interests and physical capabilities of our guests, providing in-depth historical information and escorting you through the best Itinerary in order to show the highlight of the city and get the exit timely correctly. This will allow you also the skip the line tickets.
Let us know in advance in case of celiac, vegetarian and food allergies.

How Your Day Unfolds :

In-depth tour info

The drive to Pompeii takes about 30 minutes. Our pleasant, informative driver will provide you with an overview of the history of the ancient city, and how the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the city.

 

Of course, Pompeii is too big to visit If you have chosen to have a licensed guide, we can assure you’ll get the most from your tour of Pompeii. Our professional guide has a degree in art history, and has passed a very specific test to obtain a guide’s license, and is authorized to accompany you into museums, churches, and other sites, and to escort you on a walking tour of the city. Your guide can answer all the questions you may have about Pompeii’s artistic and architectural past. Your guide is sure to make Roman history come alive!

In Pompeii, first, you’ll see the city’s ancient walls, which date back to the 4th century, B.C. The gates are called Porta Marina, and one of the paths in the city is solely for people. Before entering, we’ll explore the Suburban Bath House, an ancient site that was just recently excavated and is therefore very well-preserved.

When we arrive in town, you’ll walk on basalt stones, made of volcanic rock that left imprints of tiny, white flecks. This material was used because it shone in the darkness, back when torches were used and were the only guiding light in the evening. Today, we call this substance “cat’s eye.”

Pompeii didn’t have a sewer system because it was built on top of very hard, settled lava. You’ll marvel at the large stones in the paths, put there so people had somewhere elevated to step when it rained.

 

The city center is called the Forum because it has several buildings used for different purposes. The religion building houses the Temple of Apollo, the Capitolium, and the Temple of the Emperor. There was also a textile market; a fish and meat market; a currency exchange, public scales for weighing large items like the goods farmers brought, and much, much more. It is in the Forum that you will see the famous display of human casts.

Nearby are the Public Bathhouses, where anyone could stop in to have a daily wash. Men and women were in separate quarters, but all were allowed in – rich and poor; free and enslaved. Pompeii had three complexes like these, and they all included a changing room (Apoditerium,) a tepid room (Tepidarium), a hot room, and a gym. Several buildings have massive vases built into them at the front in a masonry counter – these are what we call taverns, or pubs, today! These enormous jugs were teeming with food and drink, and many Romans would stop in around mid-day for lunch and something to drink.

A visit to Pompeii is not complete without a peek at the Lupanare – the Brothel! Here you will see a marvelous display of Roman frescoes that include several erotic images.

Another “must-see” on any visitor’s list is one of the public spaces where entertainment was held. The Outdoor Theatre is where comedy and tragedies were staged. At the large amphitheater, games were put on, pitting gladiators against each other, or against huge beasts. The Indoor Theatre is where mime and poetry readings were offered.

At mid-tour, it’s important to stop for a refreshing drink at one of the many street vendors or take a few moments to browse the souvenir shops and pick up a memento for someone back home.

Although we recommend these visits, our tours are curated to your tastes, so how your day unfolds is up to you. We simply want to give you an idea of what your trip can “look like.”

But our trip isn’t over!

Once we’ve made our stops, we will get back in the vehicle for a short drive to the farm and winery that will host our meal. This location is within the boundaries of Mount Vesuvius

Park.

Here, you will enjoy a true, Neapolitan meal, and sample wines that are meant to accompany each course. You will learn about the individual wines; the grapes used to grow them; how they are made, and more. Then a quick to the wine cellar lets you see where it’s kept, and finally if you like, we will take a short stroll through the vineyard.

At the day’s conclusion, we will drive you back to your destination, or on to your next adventure – whichever you prefer. You will take home a wonderful memory of the ancient site of Pompeii, and the taste of the region’s delicious wine will linger for a lifetime!

Like they say in Italy, salut!

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TOUR SCHEDULE

The Tour is flexible, you can combine the wine testing with Herculaneum or Mt Vesuvius.The following is just an example :

8:30 am

Meet the driver in Naples and move to Pompeii

9:00 am

Walking tour with your private guide

11:30 am

Meet the driver and move to the wine farm

11:50 am

Visit the wine yard and lunch with wine testing

1:40 pm

Departure from the winery to your accomodation

2:30 pm

Arrive

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