Pompeii Then and Now with Vesuvius Vineyard Visit
Travel along the scenic Sorrento Coast to the ancient city of Pompeii. Experience an in-depth exploration of this ancient city with the aid of special augmented reality glasses to view the city as it was then and with your own eyes - how it is now. Afterward travel to a nearby vineyard on Mt Vesuvius for a delicious light lunch tasting the wines and local products from the region.
Departing the tender area, you will take a small shuttle to larger coaches and start your travel to the ancient city of Pompeii passing the still active volcano - Mount Vesuvius. 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 lived and loved, worked and played, ate and drank and died. Special headsets will be provided 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 looks now.
Following the virtual discovery of the ancient city of Pompeii, reboard the coach and travel to a beautiful winery located on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius for a delectable wine and food experience. A tour of the vineyard introduces you to the geologic content of the Vesuvius slopes. The rare characteristics of volcanic soil and a marvelous micro-climate come together in one of Italy's most interesting wine producing regions. Visit the winery’s cellars for insight into the process by which the grapes are turned into the vintner’s liquid creations. Here you will savor a light lunch of local specialties and enjoy a tasting of different wines and liquor made from the grapes on Vesuvius. When you return to Sorrento, if time permits, you have an option to remain in the main part of Sorrento to further explore this area; or rejoin the shuttle transfer back to the lower tender pier and your awaiting yacht.
Notes: This excursion is not offered on all voyages calling to Sorrento. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. This Yachting Land Adventure involves walking on uneven pathways. Sun hats and low-heeled, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Duration: 6.5 hours
Price: 189 USD