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Herculaneum HD Tour from Sorrento

Sorrento, Italy

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This 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.
  • 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
  • Learn about the volcanic eruption that buried Herculaneum, Pompeii and other nearby areas
  • Enjoy round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach from your hotel to the site
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Alcoholic Beverages
Food and drinks
Herculaneum entrance ticket

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup and drop off from your centrally located Sorrento hotel/meeting point

Departure Time

8:00 AM
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.
Stop At:  
Sorrento Coast
Pickup from your centrally locatd Sorrento hotel/meeting point
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Together with your guide, you’ll visit many of the most important sites, public baths with their well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, shops and the gymnasium. Entrance fee to Herculaneum not included. Limited wheelchair and buggy access
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Strada Statale 145
On the return way, if possible, you will visit a transparent Limoncello factory: a path created entirely in crystal glass where you can admire the complete productive cycle of the famous liquer Limoncello di Capri, starting from the selection of the best lemons of Capri and Sorrento (PGI) to the peeling, to the infusion and, finally, the bottling. Everything is made with care and passion right in front of your eyes. A unique and suggestive location with a sensational view where you can relax and enjoy a tasting of this tastefull liquet, cakes, candies and the best panorama of the Peninsula of Sorrento.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sorrento Coast
drop off to your centrally located Sorrento hotel/meeting point
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Herculaneum HD Tour from Sorrento?
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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Herculaneum HD Tour
Lynda B
, Aug 2019
Cannot comment as l took ill with the heat and had to exit the tour. When the rest of the party returned to the coach they had praise for the tour and the courier.
Must see place to visut
Alan C
, Jun 2019
Very knowledgeable guide. Must visit Herculaneum, it is so interesting. However it was all rather spoilt for us by the behaviour of the guide when we were dropped off at the end of the tour. The tour of Herculaneum itself was only 2 hours and the door to door trip was just over 4 hours. In addition the coach was over 20 minutes late picking us up from a street corner. The trip was not inexpensive and we decided it did not warrant the extra expense of tips. We were the second couple to be dropped off -. The guide got out of the coach with us -- as we walked away she shouted loudly so everyone could hear 'did you not enjoy the trip?'. 'are you not going to leave the driver a tip'. We carried on walking. We have emailed the organisers AVI travel, who have apologised and said it was unacceptable behaviour..
, Jun 2019
This tour was very good, our guide Vincent was entertaining. Only one minor hiccup was that it stated limoncello tasting which did not happen. Reported it to viator who refunded a small amount for the inconvenience (£9.80). But all in all a good trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your Herculaneum Tour. We really have appreciated your comments about the professionality of our Guide Vincenzo! Reading your review, our future visitors can see an independent opinion and be able to judge whether this tour is suitable for their needs. Thanks very much for your booking, and hope that you will be back in the Amalfi Coast asap and booking again a tour with us! Saluti Stefania - excursion department
Well-preserved archeological site
, Nov 2018
We enjoyed our tour but felt it was a bit rushed. There were several areas open to view that we did not see. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained things well.
As Herculaneum is smaller than...
, Sep 2017
As Herculaneum is smaller than Pompii you can see most of it on this tour. The guide was very good and it helped the set Pompeii in context. Recommend this tour first or instead of Pompeii.
Group was too large. Long milk run...
, Sep 2017
Group was too large. Long milk run to pick up all the participants. Guide was hard to hear. Herculaneum was a wonderful site to viisit. I would take a private tour if I ever went again.
It was an amazing half day trip...
Margaret C
, Aug 2017
It was an amazing half day trip. Roberta our guide was superb and so knowledgeable. She was so generous in her approach to the day and was very helpful. Thank you Roberta for giving us such a wonderful trip to Herculaneum.
Everything about our tour was good...
Lucy D
, Aug 2017
Everything about our tour was good. Our guide, Roberta, was very good and considerate to all the members of our group.
This was a fantastic tour, I would...
, Aug 2017
This was a fantastic tour, I would recommend it. the tour company were brilliant, they picked us up and dropped us off on time, the group was small which meant we could hear the guides easily and could get round more of the site. We had a good guide on the bus, who gave us lots of information as we were travelling to the site. Once we arrived we were shown around the site by an archaeologist, who was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the site. There are toilet facilities at the site, both in the car park and at the visitors centre. Make sure you collect your map and guide book which are part of your ticket price. The site is smaller than Pompeii, but has been well preserved due to the volcanic mud, and you can still see mosaics, colourful murals, and second stories on the buildings. Don't forget your camera!
Great trip out. Our guide Paulo was...
Peter F
, Aug 2017
Great trip out. Our guide Paulo was superb so well informed and a great communicator made the day special

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