Augmented reality is a fully immersive, CGI-powered reactive interpretation of an environment. It enhances the real world with digital information and expands it. Can you imagine having this technology at your disposal in the ruined cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?

 Ancient Rome was first "virtualized" by an "upcoming" VR startup in 2019. The provider replaced real environments with simulations and results were poor. Colosseum VR in particular was comical.

 Times have changed. In Pompeii and Herculaneum, our AR devices will transport you back to the days and weeks before Mount Vesuvius erupted.

 While it is true that most travellers need a real person guide to educate and inform about archaeology and history, some research their destination before they arrive, and are driven by a determination to learn independently. In these cases, Herculaneum and Pompeii CGI Reality is optimal.

 As with all our tours to Pompeii and Herculaneum from Rome, you will arrive in Naples by train, and on this day trip from Rome by bullet train, journey time is impressive - 222 kilometres in 1 hour and 14 minutes.

 NCC (licensed) taxis will move you part of the way between Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum:

 Naples to Herculaneum (private taxi) c. €60
 Herculaneum to Naples (by suburban train) c. €4
 Naples to Pompeii (private taxi) c. €90
 Pompeii to Naples (by suburban train) c. €4

 You can book these two private taxis online in advance from our transfers partner My Transfers in Naples. When you have booked this activity, we will contact you to advise about required taxi schedules in order to arrive at each tour meeting point at the appropriate hour.

 You will meet your AR instructors in Pompeii and Herculaneum and learn how to use the tech. See what other travellers can only imagine!

 After the AR tours you'll have free time in Naples for street food and pizza before returning to Rome, and we direct you to the heartland of Neapolitan flavours.

 This is not a journey of discovery and exploration, more rather a realization that the ancient world was not so dissimilar to our own.




 Rated 5 / 5 by Denise F on June 17th, 2023  We are so pleased we booked this! The impressions were just remarkable and everyone else around us wanted to see what we could see. Absolutely fabulous! Reaching Herculaneum and Pompeii from Rome was at first to Naples by very fast train bullet train, about an hour each way. We took care of local transport ourselves (taxis) between the sites without any problems. A great day highly recommended by us.