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Has anyone used Pompeii Sightseeing Shuttle out of Naples recently?  We're interested in using their shuttle to get to Herculaneum and back.  I realize we could take the train, but this time we aren't interested in doing that and really want to see Herculaneum on our own.  

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I would be interested in hearing thoughts from others on this as well.  I am contemplating using this shuttle from the Naples port instead of traveling by train.

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1 hour ago, rachiem said:

Any up to date info on this?

No 😞  I haven't been able to find any good reviews and the few reviews I've seen haven't been good 😞  

So we decided to book the ship tour to Herculaneum.  Any other tours I've seen include places we've been to several times already. We just want to see Herculaneum this time.

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Thank you...

I'm only looking at catching the shuttle to Pompeii. It's half the price of the cruise line's shuttle and offers longer at the site.

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37 minutes ago, euro cruiser said:

I haven't used them, but here's their Facebook page, maybe you can glean something from it:  https://www.facebook.com/pompeisightseeing/

 

Web site is here:  https://www.pompeisightseeing.com/

 

 

Thank you Euro Cruiser.  I had seen these pages, and just now looked at Trip Advisor too (and saw more positive reviews than I remember).  Maybe I'm thinking of a different tour company.....too much to plan for a 75-day trip! 

 

This does concern me, this is on their website (and I can't find this info anywhere else so am wondering if it's correct?)  The first Sunday of the month (Oct-March) is also when the sites are free.  We'll be there October 6 -- (it says "to October" so maybe not "into October"? 

"Important Notes
It is good to remember that from April to October every first Sunday of the month the excavations of Pompei and Herculaneum provide for an intermediate closure from 12:00 to 14:30"

Edited by Cruising-along

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Free Sunday warning

Reviewed 30 October 2016

Unaware that it was Free Sunday (first Sunday of the month), we arrived at Pompeii Scavi at 12.30 to find the gates shut. On Free Sunday the site is closed between 12.30 and 2.30 pm. It was explained to us that on Free Sunday the crowds are so big , that they close at 12.30 to let morning crowds explore (and leave ? ) before they let afternoon crowds in. No big deal, but would have rather known in advance and adjusted our arrival time accordingly. I am sure all the restaurants facing the gates were happy as they got most of the tourists who had nothing to do for two hours. We paid for a 2 hour guided group tour and were happy with what we saw in 2 hours.As in most of Italy you pay at least 50 cents to use the toilet which is situation at the station. Otherwise once inside Scavi the toilets are free

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9 minutes ago, rachiem said:

From a review off trip advisor

 

Thank you, very helpful and explains what I wondered about.  

Interesting, because I just looked all over the Herculaneum website and it says nothing about closing those hours!

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The First Sundays program was started by the previous government, the current government abandoned the program several months ago.

 

However, each region has decided to carry on the program in their own way.  Some only open a few sites, some on days other than the first Sunday, etc.  Everyone is asserting their independence since now they have to pay for the program themselves.

 

For example, at Pompei there are eight free days in 2019:  http://pompeiisites.org/comunicati/iovadoalmuseo-20-giorni-di-ingresso-gratis-a-pompei-nel-2019/

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5 hours ago, Cruising-along said:

Thank you, very helpful and explains what I wondered about.  

Interesting, because I just looked all over the Herculaneum website and it says nothing about closing those hours!

 

Herculeneum hasn't needed to close even for a few hours on free days because they don't get the traffic that Pompei does.  Even at Pompei it's not a set policy to close at certain hours, it's tied to crowd levels.  If they reach what they have defined as the breaking point at 10 AM they will close then until enough people have left to safely open the gates again.

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