Travel from Amalfi, through mountain roads toward Pompeii while also admiring Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano located about 15 miles southeast of Naples and the cause of death for Pompeii.
A flourishing civilization, buried for 1,700 years, Pompeii is possibly the most famous excavation site in the world. It has been brought to life again through the new technology of augmented reality. Now you can see how the citizens of the greatest empire the world has ever known actually lived and loved, worked and played, ate and drank and died.
Special headsets will be provided in order to show Pompeii as it once was - you are immersed in a 3D world of ancient Pompeii where history comes to life right before your eyes! At each point of interest, you will put on your headset and experience at the same time how that site used to be 2,000 years ago and how it is now.
Entering Pompeii by the Sea Gate we are soon in the Agorà, surrounded by temples, porticoes and law courts. 20,000 people lived in this provincial town, of whom 2,000 perished in the horrifying eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. 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 steppingstones are there to help you across the street in the rainy season. The mosaic floors and the brilliant frescoes which so delighted the Pompeians shine forth in all their undiminished glory. Explore the baths and theatres, the wrestling ground and the luxurious villas with their gardens, even plaster casts of the locals at the moment of asphyxiation are there for our inspection.
At the conclusion of your experience, enjoy a soft drink and a taste of pizza before you will reboard your transportation for the drive back to Amalfi and your yacht.
A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board. This Yachting Land Adventure requires extensive walking over uneven surfaces; not suitable for guests with walking disabilities or guests who use a wheelchair. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a hat and sunscreen.
Due to security reasons, no backpacks and big bags are allowed inside the Pompeii excavations