Accessible Cruise Excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Archaeological Museum

 

Naples visitors fascinated by the Mt. Vesuvius eruption will love this wheelchair accessible Pompeii cruise excursion from Naples.

In addition to visiting the accessible portion of Pompeii and the accessible ruins at Herculaneum, you’ll also get to see the numerous artifacts that were excavated from the eruption and are housed in the Archaeological Museum.

This accessible Pompeii cruise excursion uses the wheelchair accessible entrance to the National Archaeological and an accessible tour route.

 

Important notes:
– The Archaeological Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

If you’d like to visit the city of Naples instead of the Archaeology Museum, you should choose the Accessible Pompeii & Herculaneum with Naples Driving Tour or the Accessible Pompeii & Herculaneum with Naples Driving Tour.

 

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Tour Highlights

– Accessible path in Pompeii
– Pompeii’s Domus of Menander
– Pompeii necropolis
– Pompeii theatre
– Pompeii casts of victims from 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius eruption
– Overview of Herculaneum
– Visits inside Herculaneum homes (which buildings will depend on restoration activities)
– Naples Archaeological Museum including Roman fresco paintings and mosaics
– Farnese Bull statue (largest antiquity sculpture ever recovered)

Accessibility Description

The Accessible Cruise Excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Archaeological Museum has a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it has step-free routes throughout the tour. Tour participants will encounter some uneven terrain in Pompeii, but wheelchair users should have little problem.

This tour did not receive a higher accessibility rating because wheelchair users will need to be able to transfer into a car. If you would like to stay in your wheelchair during the tour, you can choose one of the tours with a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating: the Naples & Sorrento Accessible Shore Excursion or the Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Accessible Tour.

The tour guide for your Accessible Cruise Excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Archaeological Museum will be holding a sign with your name waiting for you at the accessible Naples cruise terminal.

 

Transportation on your accessible Pompeii cruise excursion will be provided by a car for groups of two people or less. Groups between three people and seven people will use the accessible van shown in the photos shown below.

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Most tourists enter Pompeii using the uphill entrance covered in enormous cobblestones (shown in the photo on the left). Your accessible Pompeii cruise excursion will use an accessible Pompeii entrance instead (shown in the photo on the right).

 

In order to meet the accessibility needs of all visitors, the Accessible Cruise Excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Archaeological Museum uses a variety of wheelchair ramps (shown on the left) and pavement (shown on the right) to take the most accessible path possible.

 

You will avoid the extremely non-wheelchair friendly paths that most tours take which involve stairs (shown in the photo on the left) and non-continuous sidewalks (shown in the photo on the right).

 

The accessible Herculaneum tour begins with an overview of the site while looking down from the accessible sidewalk surrounding Herculaneum (view from the sidewalk shown inphoto on the left). Your tour will include visits to several of the buildings with step-free entrances (shown in the photo on the right).

 

The accessible tour of Herculaneum uses a series of wheelchair ramps and paved paths to enter the ruins and travel between the different buildings.

 

The Naples Archeological Museum houses the world-class artifacts recovered from the Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins. It also contains the Farnese Bull which is the largest statue recovered from antiquity. The Accessible Cruise Excursion to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Archaeological Museum uses a wheelchair accessible entrance to the building.

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8 to 9 hours
Cost:  950 euro for 1 or 2 people, 1000 euro for 3 to 5 people.
* 50 euro off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered:  Every day of the week
Meet-up time: 8:30 am
Meet-up place: Hotel in Sorrento or Naples; Cruise dock in Naples, Sorrento, or Salerno
* Tours starting at Salerno cruise dock have an additional 100 euro fee
Dress code: None
Maximum number of people on tour: Cars can fit 2 people plus the tour guide. Vans can fit 6 people plus the tour guide.
Entrance tickets: Not included. Some entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability. Otherwise Herculaneum admission is 11 euro per person, Naples Archaeological Museum is 10 euro per person, and Pompeii admission is 11 euro per person.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, and gratuities.

 

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