Guided tour

Herculaneum Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

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Activity provider: Golden Tours Sorrento

Herculaneum Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

Activity provider: Golden Tours Sorrento

From US$ 49.41 per person

This is a 4-hour excursion with an authorized guide to discover the archaeological site of Herculaneum. Take a fascinating walk among the ruins of ancient Romans villas and well preserved frescoes.

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Duration 4 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around the suggestive archaeolgical site with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a relaxing trip to the town of Herculaneum in an air-conditioned bus
  • Admire the ruins of the villas and the frescoes
Full description
Depart from the center of Sorrento in an air-conditioned bus with an expert guide for a 4-hour excursion through history.  You will arrive at Herculaneum for the walking tour.  Thanks to its excellent climate and its seaside position, Herculaneum grew into a holiday destination for wealthy Romans who built and bought estate there. After the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 BC, the town lay buried for centuries.  It wasn't until 1738 that digs began in Herculaneum, but it took a long time before the town was brought back to light. It was discovered that Herculaneum was hit by a pyroclastic flow, so the ruins are well preserved and its visitors have a much better idea of what a Roman town may have looked like. The excavations are still in progress, and only a part of the town can be seen, so the knowledge of an expert local guide will make the experience even more suggestive and unforgettable.  At the end of the tour the bus will return to the main meeting point in Sorrento.
Includes
  • Expert authorized guide
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Parking Lauro - Via Correale - Sorrento

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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  • Safety
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  • Service
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Very informative and enjoyable

September 15, 2018

Good

This trip was really informative just the group was too big 42 on the coach and some very lame people who we had to keep waiting for not their fault but not suitable for people who can't walk without aids

September 12, 2019

Product ID: 93357