Sorrento & Pompeii
A one-hour drive brings you to Sorrento, brimming with character and picturesque streets. Woodwork, furniture, embroidery, mosaics and porcelain can be found here. A typical Italian lunch will be served in Sorrento.
Travel to the foot of Mt Vesuvius and walk through the remarkable ruins of Pompeii -- widely considered by archaeologists to be the finest example of an ancient Roman town. With the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79, the excavated city was buried beneath tons of ash and lava. As you tour Pompeii on foot, passing baths, theatres, temples, markets and the forum.
A stop at a local cameo factory is included before your return to the ship.
Traffic can be unpredictable. Your patience during delays is greatly appreciated. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. A significant amount of walking is required. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. For security reasons, backpacks and large bags are not allowed inside the Pompeii excavation site.