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Excavations of Pompeii

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Starting from $149 USD / Adult
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Enter one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever unearthed, the lost city of Pompeii. Once a thriving Roman port and a hub of commerce and politics, all was lost on a fateful day in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius exploded in a torrent of ash and cinder. For 1,700 years Pompeii lay undiscovered beneath 30 feet of volcanic debris. Today, it’s widely considered the world’s most fascinating archaeological discovery. Stroll through the narrow streets that once bustled with activity. Observe the remains of the grand Temple of Apollo and view artifacts wonderfully preserved due to the lack of air beneath the volcanic ash. Perhaps the most moving images of Pompeii are plaster casts made during the excavations — voids left in the ash by citizens huddling in their final moments. It’s an eerie glimpse of lives lost millennia ago on the last day of a great city.
HighlightsShow
  • Begin with a scenic drive that offers up panoramic vistas of the peninsula and its soaring Dolomitic Cliffs.
  • Enter the world’s most famous archaeological site and witness the haunting figures of ancient citizens frozen in their final moments.
  • Explore the remarkable temples and mansions of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun protection
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
Important NotesShow
  • If Azamara is required by the local or federal authorities to ensure all guests going ashore must participate on an Azamara tour, free time and shopping stops on tours will not be possible. The situation is very fluid and can change on short notice.In Pompeii, guests will be dropped off and picked up at the coach parking area, which is approx. 10-15 minutes walk to the entrance of Pompeii.
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over cobblestone and rocky streets.
  • There is a steep incline at the entrance of Pompeii with 20 to 25 steps.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Pompeii is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The drive between Amalfi and Pompeii is approximately 90 minutes each way, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Time permitting, tour stops at a cameo factory to observe local artisans at work
  • Extremely dense traffic congestion can be anticipated.
  • For security reasons, no large handbags or backpacks are allowed inside the Pompeii excavation site
Location Amalfi, Italy Amalfi, Italy
Tour Code IF02 IF02
Duration5.50 Hours 5.50 Hours
Activity Level#Strenuous #Strenuous
#This tour utilizes an audio system that provides guests with headset units to use during the tour.  These units will assist the users with hearing the narration provided by the guides.  Units are to be returned at the conclusion of the tour program.
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