Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum Day Trip in Naples, Italy

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good morning good morning guys another
day in Pompeii and that means another day trip another day trip today we are
going to Herculaneum and we’re thinking we’re also gonna try to visit Mount
Vesuvius we don’t really know what the tour offerings are like but we’ll figure
that out once we’re there we’ve actually bundled up I’m wearing my new jacket cuz
it is freezing cold out but yeah and we’ve got a short train ride to catch it
is a short train ride so it should be fun so let’s make it happen before we
forget how much were those tickets only 2 euros per person so a lot cheaper than
yesterday when we took the train down to Sorrento it’s a shorter ride it is a
much shorter I’m sure and our stop is gonna be OTG ed : Oh so yeah the change
should be coming soon and we’re going in the direction of
Naples yes he’s your one Nepali the journey from Pompeii to Herculaneum is a
scenic one with Mount Vesuvius to one side and the Bay of Naples to the other
it only took us 20 minutes to get there by train so if you’re looking for a day
trip it doesn’t get much easier than this one just maybe don’t get off in the
outskirts of town like we did but more on that later okay guys so we have arrived in
Herculaneum now a little bit of walking because we arrived at a station called
forty Tiago Latino which isn’t exactly centrally located but the station for
that line was like right next to her apartments that we just got on so now we
have to walk from that station over to a colonoscopy which is in the center of
the city house maybe like a 15 or 20 minute walk yeah panting a little but
we’re almost there and the reason we’re walking to that station is because we’ve
read that the majority of the tours to Mount Vesuvius depart either from the
station or right outside so we’re gonna go investigate the tourist situation for
Vesuvius because we’d like to do that first since we don’t know how frequent
departures are going to be in winter so that is the plan a volcano coming up
hopefully the Suvi expresses a shuttle service that runs to the top of the
volcano so if you’re expecting a guided tour filled with lots of interesting
facts this isn’t it that being said we were perfectly happy to tour the site on
our own and we couldn’t be the price at 20 euros per person the only problem we
encountered was that the roads were completely iced over the further we went
up the mountain and at one point the bus just had to give up and let all the
passengers off to go the rest of the way on foot
how’s that our G rice I don’t think you guys have ever seen two Canadians
struggle so much on ice seriously though this is tricky cross-country skiing so
we’ve decided to try walking on the grass because it’s just way too icy
look at that snow things got a little easier once we swapped icy paved roads
for a dirt trail though we also had snow to contend with but we eventually
reached the top I would say one of the coolest things about hiking up to Mount
Vesuvius was being able to see that it’s a volcano within a volcano and while
there was no bubbling lava visible to the eye we could still see steam rising
from several events well we’re at a pizza place my god I
feel like it’s time for an update because that was very anticlimactic we
we kind of stopped he’ll make it halfway yeah so let’s start with the price I
don’t think we even mentioned that on the way up
no our tickets we went with a company called su v–‘s Express which was right
outside the train station the one we were walking to yeah it was 20 euros per
person and that was 10 euros for the ride up and down and then another 10
euros admission to the park I thought that was a good value price because I
remember when we were thinking of doing the tour from Pompeii to the Seas we
wanted 20 euros just to drive asleep then we’re gonna have to be an extra 10
yes save 10% yeah also I suppose it’d been unusual because there’s so much
snow and ice the bus couldn’t drive us up nearly as far as woods yeah so
technically you’re supposed to get an hour and a half to like walk the trail
and then enjoy the views take your photos or whatever but because the bus
gonna make it all the way up we actually had to like walk on on the main road and
you they like you know sliding and everyone was like oh so it just took way
longer and then once we reach the summit we took a few photos and then we look at
our watch and we realize like there’s the lead weird the rush back down yeah
and we were like rushing on the way down we couldn’t film a lot of that but you
know so many people relate but who are those other people Oh wonderful Oh my mood has improved so
much we disorder five minutes ago but I know
what was I sing oh yeah so many people were late but in the end we left like a
family yes there was no need I know we could have had more time to get like
more youth so that’s the part I regret that was that we ended up feeling a rush
to get back when we could have shot more alright time to try the pizza guys so
hungry so hungry I know the cold really makes you work up an appetite or in the
basic wonder margarita yeah you can’t go wrong go wrong
especially in and around Naples were so close enable so this is the real deal
mozzarella fresh tomato sauce what else you need our next stop after lunch were
the ruins of Herculaneum an ancient Roman town that was destroyed by Mount
Vesuvius while Pompeii was covered in ash Herculaneum was hit by the
pyroclastic flow that followed the explosion of 79 AD which also led to its
preservation so we are now inside Herculaneum so let’s talk about the
price these are our tickets here and it was 11 euros per person yeah and they
also gave us this little map it is it was considerably cheaper than Pompeii
which is yes a few years so bad but yeah they give you a map so you can kind of
figure it out on your own or if you want you can pay for an official guide yeah
I’m so yeah that’s a little bit extra but we kind of like to wander it our
first time our first impression so far is that this is just this is such a
smaller place than it’s much smaller yeah moly another fun fact about Herculaneum even
though this was a much smaller City than Pompeii it was actually wealthier so I
think we’re gonna notice that when we start visiting the frescoes inside the
homes we’re already seeing some impressive work just behind us check it
out another thing that I’m noticing is that
here in Herculaneum we seem to have more access to the ruins like I’ve noticed
that you can enter a lot more of the homes and in some of them you have like
these ancient mosaics that you’re actually allowed to walk over like there
there are no ropes stopping you like in Pompeii so yeah it seems a bit more
accessible that way I’m sure if that’s a good thing or a bad
thing but yeah what are your thoughts so far been rather quiet filming in the
background I’ve been quiet I’m pretty tired still from the volcano high but
yeah it’s it’s been it’s been really interesting to explore on foot not
nearly as many tourists which I’m enjoying yeah yeah we’ve just been kind
of like going off on our own here it’s been great
we found the tunnel and it’s good this way to the ancient shoreline so of
course I was like yeah let’s go see if the ancient shoreline looked like Tim’s
not too cocky he’s seen enough runes for the day but here we are going into the
deep deep underground at circulatin whoa it leads to a different part of the city
we hadn’t explored when at first glance appears to be a moat is Herculaneum
ancient shoreline here we were met with the aftermath of the explosion a row of
old boat houses each of them filled with the skeleton remains of those who did
not escape during the first day of the eruption well we’re on the train oh well well
what did they what a day whoa we were like walking up no cap for
volcano yeah and ancient city ribbons all in the same day and delicious p10
pizza for lunch that’s a pretty darn good day and definitely you can combine
these two activities for one like complete full-day outing
highly recommend that and now we’re just taking the regional train back to pump
it yeah yeah and we’re gonna heat beats again because that’s kind of
embarrassing to admit but we’ve only got a few more days in Italy and we’re gonna
eat more pizza tomorrow – YUM Nate we’re going to Naples so stay tuned for our
navels videos and lots more pizza see you guys next time you


zain zainkk · March 11, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Nice dear 🤗🤗

kitina11454 · March 11, 2018 at 5:57 pm

Love your videos! Although you have been making me crave pizza everyday lol

Suay Hughes · March 11, 2018 at 5:57 pm

Nice journey.

JJ's Journey · March 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm

More pizza? You can't do this to us, we have rarely access to pizza here in Thailand😩😀

Dutch Nomad Family · March 11, 2018 at 6:13 pm

What a beautiful trip. The Vesuvius looks incredible. And that pizza… just as it should be in Italy.

The Sad Traveler · March 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

What an incredible day! This is the kind of day trip I love taking.

Krisia Vaca · March 11, 2018 at 6:37 pm

I love Naples!! Can't wait to see your thought about it. Also we miss you guys over on Instagram!

Karl Compton · March 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm

i would just like to say thank you to the both of you. I've never travelled b4 but you guys have given me the courage, inspiration and confidence to stop using excuses not to travel and just do it so I've started saving for my first trip and hopefully end up professional bloggers just like yourselves.
You inspire so many people. I first found you on YouTube with your South American videos and since then I've been obsessed with you two lol. My mum loves your videos as well. we watch your new videos in a bunch each Sunday night and for 3 months a year i re watch all your videos from the start each night before i go to sleep.
Thank you for everything you've done and thank you in advance for all the amazing stuff you'll share with us in the future. happy and safe travels. sending lots of love from the UK x

andgainingspeed · March 11, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Footwear issues? I thought the lack arch support on Audrey's shoes would be the issue, not slipping and sliding on ice. The new jacket was a good call. Waiting on new shoes to keep her feet healthy, warm and safe. One pair to conquer every situation.

Gianna Giavelli · March 11, 2018 at 7:19 pm

those skeletons are new, 20 yrs ago all covered in mud!

Don't Forget To Live · March 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

….Pizza in Napoli…..Im not jealous….nopppe, 🙈

LouGar · March 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm

I enjoyed herc way more then pompeii. Was a bit more built up with 2 storie buildings.

Brasileiro vivendo em Nova Yorque · March 11, 2018 at 7:38 pm

I love u guys videos… Please share about what place you stay in Sorrento.
I am going there in august and I would love any tips or where to stay. Thank you.

Real Space Hobo · March 11, 2018 at 8:09 pm

Audrey, one of the perks about Sam's "fashion sense" is there is NO chance you are gonna lose him randomly in some crowd, indistinguishable from locals…..:-)

k nicholson · March 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Great video as usual guys thanks

Disney&Me 71 · March 11, 2018 at 8:19 pm

What a wonderful experience, and the views are just beautiful. It is sad but fascinating at the same time, that is definitely one place for the bucket list. That was quite the hike as well LOL, you will have some fantastic stories to tell your kids in the future.

The Fluffies Channel · March 11, 2018 at 8:49 pm

You and the ice was funny! I hate when we have that here in Toronto.

Lights Camera Action · March 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm

lol, okay what’s with just pizza? The region where you are have some of the best seafoods, and I know eating all that cheese isn’t good for Sam, lol.

Bruno Gambini · March 11, 2018 at 9:42 pm

Herculaneum is very interesting, I liked it a lot. And the pizza, wow, everytime you show these huge and delicious Italian pizzas, my mouth waters LOL

Ian Troup · March 11, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Could you please include a trip to Sicily this time as my wife & I have holiday booked there in September & would appreciate your impressions? I love your videos & recommend them to my friends frequently. Have fun guy's, hope you are getting rich & famous as you go along. Kind regards.

Buffed Greg · March 12, 2018 at 12:42 am

you guys are great love from Dublin : )

John Arellano · March 12, 2018 at 5:09 am

Great vid as usual guys! So the Herculaneum is pretty much a graveyard then? And you guys like margarita pizza a lot! lol 😝 🍕

Peter Kelly · March 12, 2018 at 8:44 am

That looks a lot better than the over touristy Pompeii

SmithFamilyTravels · March 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

I love watching videos. They are informative and fun. And as a fellow Canadian it's great to support you guys! How do you get your walking shots so smooth without a gimbal? I always thought you were using one but then I read your camera gear today.

zain zainkk · March 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

Wellcom dear ok good luck😎😁

James E · March 13, 2018 at 4:21 am

Sam and Audrey are like one of my favorite couples in the world.

I hope one day I can travel and see as much as they do.

David & Barbara Mielke · March 13, 2018 at 4:45 am

You need to take a Yak Tracks with you. Slip onto any shoes for ice traction.

Elena S. · March 13, 2018 at 8:16 am

Love your videos! Instantly subscribed. I live near the Amalfi coast and I appreciated so much your vlogs! Hugs from Italy xx

Julie Goodwin · March 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

What a perfect day! Gorgeous video!

David & Barbara Mielke · March 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm

You can order them from Walmart for $17.95 and they are compact! Yak Tracks!

Reem · March 13, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Guys since you are nearby, consider visiting Tunisia 😊

Bajlandia · March 13, 2018 at 6:38 pm

I will fall in love with your movies 🙂 I very like Italy so wow ! Keep doing it !!

Raffaele Irlanda · March 14, 2018 at 3:19 am

I see you arrived in Portici but you walked in the inferior road almost narrow sea and some alleys.
If you had walked the main street you had seen the King of Naples Summer Palace in Portici.
Check Google for Reggia di Portici.
Today it is 14 of March for me writing the comment and two weeks ago we had the biggest snow since 1956. You got no lucky about it and about ice on the Vesuvius road.
You can experience we in Naples are totally unprepared to snow and ice. Very different situation from Canada. 🤗

rapidrush1 · March 14, 2018 at 5:21 pm

I really like the new background music! The cuts during the video synchronized with the music very well too, quite enjoyable.

Charles Williamson · March 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm


Lennon Bedelyn · March 16, 2018 at 4:15 am

Me and my twin sister enjoy and appreciate yours videos and we wish happiness follows you both, wherever y'all may go. 💖💙

Monica Pressley · March 17, 2018 at 11:27 pm

What do you look for to decide for one tour over the other? When we went to Thailand we used Viator but I have heard you can better deals there. But it just seems like so many people are offering tours it's hard to know which ones offer good tours. We were very happy with the tours we took overall though. Your videos were a huge help though so thanks!

KtK · March 25, 2018 at 2:49 pm

It's napule the Neapolitan language

Antonietta Bombardelli · March 27, 2018 at 8:53 am

I've been to Vesuvius this January, taking my Ukranian roomate with me. Even though I'm from Caserta, I've never been there, neither in Pompei or Ercolano, but I have to thank you for going to Ercolano. Tourists only go to Pompei, and it's a pity Ercolano is always left out, since it doesn't receive the mass tourism Pompei receives, thus it's better kept, I beleive.

elise · March 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm

I like your videos very much, you are so nice! Im'm going to Naples in April so your videos are very helpfull, thank you.
What is the address the pizzeria you ate after Vesuvio?

Gary Price · April 11, 2018 at 8:16 am

Do what you like at home but when in Italy DON'T eat pizza with your hands. Only kids under six would do so.

JustTryingToHelp · April 20, 2018 at 2:45 am

No one wants to watch someone eating.

flakjacket5 · July 7, 2018 at 11:47 pm

You guys must be rich as fuck to be able to do this. I work my ass off 55 hours a week and there's no way in hell I could get enough money together to do something like this.

gecko 1968 · August 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

What a great video. So if I do Mt Vesuvius in January I'm going to need snow boots and Tenzing Norgay with me? I didn't count on that…

Rafael de la Rosa · August 10, 2018 at 7:25 pm

Thanks a lot for the video! I will be visiting Napoli next month! I was wondering.. So in other words.. isn't it better to rent a car from Napoli to do both Vesuvius and Pompeii? Considering you could rent a car for maybe 40/euros per day at the airport? Im just wondering about parking at Vesuvius and Pompeii. Thanks again!

JarniDeGarza · August 15, 2018 at 4:41 am

1:21 NOOOOOOO It's prohibited to cross the rails!

Carmencita Vettori · August 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm

Thank you for talking about the price of tickets.

Carmencita Vettori · August 18, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Pompei and Herculaneum were also the center of the "red light" districts in those days as were discovered by UK Scientists. Those frescoes does not only mean those are prominent people's houses but high class "entertainment" centers. The regular "entertainment" centers have stone beds and smaller rooms.

Wayne Candler · October 7, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Great videos myself and my wife are going to sorrento next September, your videos are fun and informative kind regards Wayne

Felipe GS · October 26, 2018 at 6:45 pm

Hello. Thanks for the uploads and all the tips. Going there Apr 2019. Herculaneum worth it?

Zaynal Sikder · December 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm

The real paradise is Italy…….forza Italia!!!

Fadwa Tadist · January 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm

Hello, I am going to naples in a few days and I want to visit pompeii and mount versuvius and the info on line is not enough at all, please help me

Vladimira Gembicka · January 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Just wondering what were the queues like to Pompeii and Herculaneum like in March x can’t wait to visit soon x

Ken Lee · February 16, 2019 at 8:00 am

It has been speculated that the skeletal remains are of those who managed to get out from the town (interior/centre) and were so very close to safety, but in the end could not escape out to sea. True or not, we will never know but makes it all the more tragic.

KellyR · February 24, 2019 at 6:39 pm

Soo cool. I really enjoyed it! Thank you! 😊😊😊😊

MsSuiz · March 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

How much time did it take you n what was your starting point?

MsSuiz · March 21, 2019 at 8:50 am

If we have to choose between Pompeii and Herculaneum, what site should we go for and why?

Cameron McCrea · April 1, 2019 at 9:10 pm

What city did y’all stay? I planned on staying in Naples and taking a bus to Pompeii

Seb Grabowicz · April 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

next time buy campania arte card. much cheaper

Jaswinder Singh · May 2, 2019 at 5:56 pm

nice vlog sister

Dolli Melaine · May 7, 2019 at 5:02 pm

I have spent a week watching your videos…you guys are really charming and I like your dad too! I travel quite a bit and so it is a gentle pleasure to just sit back and watch your videos!

A. Armiento · October 6, 2019 at 5:58 pm

Is it better to tour alone rather than with tour guides?

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