Half-Day Herculaneum Coach Tour - Sorrento

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Parcheggio, Via Correale, 25, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Roundtrip transportation to and from your Sorrento hotel or designated meeting point.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a 4-hour trip from Sorrento to see the incredibly well-preserved ancient ruins of Herculanaeum, not far from Pompeii. Travel from Sorrento by coach.After a journey of about 45 minutes you'll get to Herculaneum. Here enjoy a guided tour inside the archaeological site of approximately 2 hours.Return to Sorrento late in the morning.

Highlights

Family friendly

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Perfect for all ages and skill level

Know More about this tour

Get picked up at the meeting point in central Sorrento and travel by comfortable coach to nearby Herculaneum, about 45 minutes away.

Herculaneum, is always a fixed destination for thousands of tourists every year. The excavations of Herculaneum, Pompeii together with those of Oplontis, are included since 1997 in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The excavations of Herculaneum give us an ancient and beautiful city founded by the Greeks on the shores of the sea, then falling under the rule of the Sanniti, and finally, in the Roman town of Herculaneum. Already seriously damaged by the earthquake in 62 AD, the city was later destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79 AD), which covered it with substantial mass of mud, ash and other materials, penetrating into every opening, solidifying into a hard, compact layer of 15-20 meters.

The city has come down to us 'frozen' by the eruption in 79 AD which allowed the conservation of wooden structures and small objectsin greater detail than what has been conserved in Pompeii. Access to the excavations is through an avenue that is currently in the final section, along the former Marine. Recently the mystery of why no bodies were found in that area has now been solved, except for a small number of people, who were in their homes. The majority took refuge in the arches along the marina, where, while waiting for salvation from the sea, instead they were covered by the lava coming from the slopes of the volcano.

Return to Sorrento, late morning.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Authorized guide

Exclusions

Entrance fees to Herculanuem Ruins

Food and drinks

Entry/Admission - Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions or walking problems

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-Dec-2016

    The tour was extremely interesting. It was our guide's first time by herself so it was a little disorganized, but still fine.

  • 21-Aug-2016

    Great Tour. Really interesting. Lovely informative guide who did her best to make sure everyone stood in the shade wherever possible as it was very very hot on the day we visited.

  • 16-Jun-2016

    It was so interesting to see Herculaneum and compare it to Pompeii. I and #39;ve seen plenty of documentaries about the differences, but you don and #39;t fully take it in until you see it for yourself. So glad that I did this tour.

  • 15-Jun-2016

    Great tour. We were picked up by the tour bus at our hotel and were dropped off there at the end of the tour. The bus was comfortable and well air-conditioned. The guide was very well informed about the site and kept things interesting.