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From Sorrento: Half-Day Herculaneum Express by Local Train

Product ID: 76978
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An assistant will accompany you by train to Herculaneum. Then, meet your guide for the 2-hour guided tour. This is a no fuss tour enabling you to skip the queues with privileged entrance.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel on the local train to Herculaneum
  • See far more lavish use of colored marble cladding on houses than Pompei
  • Skip the queues with privileged entrance
Full description
Skip-the-line with no pre-booking required. Just come along on the day to the newsagent at Sorrento train station to meet and buy your special all-inclusive Herculaneum Express tickets. Travel on the local train to Herculaneum and then join your professional guide for a 2-hour tour to discover this once thriving Roman resort town.

Invaded with hot volcanic mud during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompei possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with, for example, far more lavish use of colored marble cladding. The 20 mar deep pyroclastic material which invaded Herculaneum, preserved wooden and other organic-based objects and 300 skeletons were discovered along what was once the seashore (all artifacts are now in Naples Museum).

Today, many ancient streets and buildings are visible, although over 75% of the Roman town remains buried under the modern towns of Ercolano and Portico. 
Includes
  • Round trip train tickets
  • Entrance fees
  • Authorized professional guide
  • Skip-the-line
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive at 9:20 AM at the Sorrento train station by the newsagent. Your guide will be wearing a red polo shirt, and will give you all the necessary information. Address: CIrcumvesuviana, Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• The tour is available every Monday and Wednesday. The train leaves at 9:37 AM.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 16 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.7/5

Organized by

Belmare Travel srl

Product ID: 76978