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Herculaneum Tour from Sorrento

  • 4-hour tour of Herculaneum Archeological Site from Sorrento with an expert guide
  • Stroll through the well-preserved streets of the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum
  • Visit some of the most important sites of the UNESCO-listed site including the public baths and gymnasium
Herculaneum Tour from Sorrento
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Herculaneum Tour from Sorrento
From US$40.24
This 4-hour tour of Herculaneum leaves from Sorrento and takes you on a historical journey you won’t soon forget. With a knowledgeable guide at your side the entire time, you'll visit the famed archaeological site where a once-thriving port town existed until it was buried by the Mt Vesuvius volcanic explosion of 79 AD. See the amazing mosaics in the public bath and the gymnasium. Stroll through the streets and gawk at the ruins and statues that survived the eruption. Get a glimpse of what daily life was like and learn all about the history of the area.
What to Expect
Meet up with your guide in front of your central hotel in Sorrento and hop in the air-conditioned vehicle for the trip to Herculaneum.  During the journey, take in the scenic nature and terracotta-roofed villages while learning about the history of Herculaneum and the volcanic eruption that sealed its fate. 

Once there, about an hour from Sorrento, marvel as you approach the statuesque archway that serves as the site's entrance.

It was once believed the denizens of Herculaneum had successfully fled the eruption, unlike those from Pompeii who were instantly covered in mud and lava, freezing them there for centuries. But, alas, Herculaneum suffered a similar fate, as 300 skeletons — likely locals running for their lives — were unearthed near the port, buried under layers of dirt. 

Visit the ‘fast’ food restaurant where you’ll see clay jars that were used for storing food. See the gymnasium and the colorful mosaics in the public bathhouse. 

After exploring the Herculaneum Archaeological Site, your tour concludes back at your Sorrento hotel in the afternoon.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Smaller than Pompei

This was a very interesting tour. At first I wasn't sure about our tour guide because she kept giggling while describing Herculaneum on our bus journey to get there. However, she made the tour very inetresting while we were there.Maybe she was new to job...More

1  Thank Aileen H
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Exceeded my expectations

This was an excellent tour. Me and my wife went ourselves using the metro and then buying the entry tickets and using the audio guide. The scale of the site meant that the audio guide was easy to use. We really enjoyed the experience and...More

3  Thank tommyjlaw
Reviewed 21 July 2018
Must visit

Before booking our holiday in Sorrento I must admit to never having heard of Herculaneum. Pompeii was always on the to do list but the more I read about this place it ended up on the list as well! It is a smaller site than...More

4  Thank limperdude
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Visited under our own steam, easy walk from the train station. This is one archaeological site worth visiting! Compact and easy to walk around the ruins are so well excavated the mosaic floors are fabulous. Found it easier to navigate than Pompeii. I would recommend...More

3  Thank 681andym
Reviewed 6 May 2018
Herculaneum Tour with Dr. Luciano Leone

We contracted tour guide Luciano at the entrance to Herculaneum and he was fantastic! He gave us so much insight into the incredible history of the place and his command and enthusiasm brought it to life for us! He remains one of our favorite memories...More

3  Thank Richard H
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