Take a guided tour of the amazing city of Pompeii, possibly the most famous excavation in the world. Twenty thousand people lived in this provincial town, of which 2,000 perished in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Twenty feet of ashes and pumice stone covered Pompeii, and much of this has been removed during the last 200 years to reveal all the details of everyday life. The mosaic floors and the brilliant frescoes shine forth in all their undiminished glory. View the luxurious villas, with Vesuvius looming over it all. Afterwards, you will stop at a cameo factory to see how this delicate work is created.
This excursion involves approximately two hours of walking over uneven surfaces and cobblestone; comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen are recommended. Headphones will be provided for your time at Pompeii. Limited lockers are available at the archaeological site, with long lines expected.