Meet your guide at Pompeii — round-trip transfers from your hotel or cruise ship are also available at an additional cost — and follow in the footsteps of ancient Pompeiians on a ‘best-of’ tour of the city that includes skip-the-line entry. Learn about daily life in private homes and find out how Romans let loose in the public theatre, bars and brothels. Find out what is known, and what remains a mystery, about the tragic events that left Pompeii under a thick layer of ash almost 2,000 years ago. Take in fountains, mills, and warehouses that are unchanged since Mount Vesuvius exploded in 79 A.D.
Continue to a restaurant that uses ancient recipes to recreate classic Roman banquets. The menu changes to reflect the season, but could include suckling pig with herbs, figs with goat cheese mousse, or chilled barley and asparagus soup, all served alongside a half-amphora of wine spiced with honey, ginger, and pepper.