From Sorrento: Half-Day Herculaneum Express by Local Train
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 4 hours
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Trip starts at Sorrento train station. There was someone waiting for us as arranged, checked our names off and gave us wrist bands for easy identification. Guide (Anna Luisa I think) bought our train tickets and showed us to the train. Small old train for locals and tourists- gets busy. Try to be early - 2 in our group arrived 5 mins before train so had to stand for the 1hr to Herculaneum. The guide told us when to get off (Ercalano) and guided us on 15 min walk down hill to the site. No queus at Hurculaneum, guide bought our tickets and in without queueing. The guide was excellent - clear, informative and interesting information all through the 2hrs plus walk round the buildings. Walking is on uneven cobble type stone with steps and high kerbs- wear sturdy footwear. Take water as there is no place to buy on the walk. Getting back is on your own. Two trains didnt arrive so very busy - stood most of way back to Sorrento. Would I recommend- definately- had a laugh about train.
We took this tour in September 2019 and enjoyed it very much. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history and people of Pompeii. An amazing tour, as we walked amongst the ruins and saw the ingenuity and engineering skills of an ancient people. Pompeii is a much larger area than I had expected and the areas we visited were simply stunning. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Pompeii.
Brilliant tour, our guide Lucia was brilliant had such knowledge of what happened at that time. Explained about the buildings & who lived there & how; small details that you would miss probably if you did it without a guide. Really didn't have any questions by the end as she had covered everything! Can not recommend this enough
I cannot fault this tour. The lady guide was so hospitable and made the tour very interesting, and the use of a headset ensured we could always hear her, as it was crowded. Also having the entry ticket included in the price, saved a lot of queuing to enter the site. I would highly recommend this tour & company.
Good tour of the Pompeii ruins. Our guide was very knowledgeable and considerate of every group member. The place is really big and cannot be covered in a few hours.