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Pompeii and Herculaneum Full-Day Tour From Sorrento

Product ID: 8619
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Tour the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum on an 8-hour excursion from Sorrento. Travel back in time and stroll the haunting ruins of former Roman towns, with panoramic views of the brooding volcano of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed them.
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Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Walk down the streets of Roman towns almost untouched by time
  • See mosaics, frescoes, and an almost intact marital bed among the incredible excavations
  • Get breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that covered the cities in ash almost 2,000 years ago
Full description
Enjoy a full-day tour from Sorrento to the 2 towns that were destroyed by the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Departing at 08:15, you will head towards Naples and the short drive to Herculaneum.

Upon arrival a local guide will be waiting to help you pay your entrance fees. Then, view the ruins from above, before a 1-hour tour of the buildings and streets, superbly preserved by the volcanic mud that rained down on the city.

See original timbers and clay pots, stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius. Go to the grand house and courtyard of the House of the Argus, dwarfed by the opposite hotel. Other highlights include the well-preserved frescoes and mosaics of the public baths, and a house of carbonized furniture with an intact marital bed. It’s believed that many of the town’s inhabitants managed to flee just in time.

Admire the frescoed floor of the House of Neptune, including portraits of the owners and their garden flowers and vegetables immortalized in dazzling mosaics. Discover shops and a city gymnasium, all brought to life by the experienced guides.

After some free time for coffee, drive to Pompeii, where your guide will lead you to the main features of the ancient city, including the public baths, city bakeries, and even a brothel.

The Roman city remains one the most stunning archaeological sites on the Italian peninsula, and one of the most visited ruins in the world. Experience it much as it existed more than 2,000 years ago, as you wander through perfect stone-paved streets, houses, temples, and the Forum.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to Pompeii and Herculaneum (if booked after 21 March 2018)
  • Bus transportation
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Pick-up at 08:10 from Achille Lauro Parking behind Lauro Square in Sorrento - Correale Street

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