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Sorrento, Italy
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Uncover the archeological mysteries of Pompeii and Herculaneum on an enriching full-day excursion from Sorrento. With a knowledgeable guide, witness the devastation of Mt. Vesuvius’ ancient eruption first hand as you explore the volcanic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum on foot. Delve deep into the tragic history of the region, and then revitalize with a delicious Italian lunch at a traditional restaurant. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 21 people.
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum day trip from Sorrento
  • Tour the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, two cities destroyed by the Mt. Vesuvius eruption
  • Learn about these intriguing archaeological sites from an expert guide
  • Enjoy a lunch with wine at a local Italian restaurant
  • Small-group tour limited to 21 ensures a more personalized experience
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Professional guide
Ligh lunch with 1 glass of wine
Transport by air-conditioned minibus 21 seats
possibility to arrange hotel pick up and drop off
Skip the line tickets in Pompeii and Herculaneum
Hairbio Salon , Via Correale, 40, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Meeting by the Achille Lauro parking area in Sorrento at 09:00am Hotel pick up , if possible, is available on request by email. Thank you!

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Climb aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned minibus at a central Sorrento location, or arrange for hotel pickup, before you relax during the scenic journey to Pompeii and Herculaneum, two ancient cities devastated by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. 

Feel your excitement heighten as you approach the sites of the miraculously preserved, 2,000-year-old ruins and commence a guided tour of the Herculaneum area. Receive a fascinating introduction to the city and how it was buried under a sea of volcanic ash following Mt. Vesuvius’ unexpected eruption. 

Next, travel onward to Pompeii, stopping for a revitalizing Italian lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Please see the Itinerary section for a sample menu. Sated, embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ruins with your expert guide. 

Delve into the encompassing intrigue of the ancient city destroyed by the mighty volcano; see excavations of ancient monuments and admire the perfectly preserved structure of Villa of Mysteries (Villa dei Misteri), so-called because of the frescoes, statues, and walls that sustained little damage during the eruption. 

Suitably impressed, return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to Sorrento, where the tour concludes.
Stop At:  
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Acampora Travel
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TUI italia s.r.l
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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137 Reviews

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History delight
, Sep 2020
Had a great time and made so interesting by our wonderful guide. A must see if you want to see the history we have all heard about. Thank you
1 traveler found this review helpful
Herculaneum and pompeii
Vicki R
, Nov 2019
One of our most favorite tours we took the whole month we were in Italy. The history is amazing. We only scratched the surface of Pompeii but would not have wanted to miss Herculaneum, though smaller it is better preserved. Lunch was very good and we had a great day. You would not know what you were seeing with out a great tour. Our guide was very good and really knew the history.
, Nov 2019
The tour we were on was a great experience and our tour guide SUSAN was excellent,very informative and knowledgeable.Both sites in one day is hard work but is also well worth it.All in all a great tour .
Exhausting with many areas unseen
, Oct 2019
This excursion is not for those who are not in good physical condition: walking many ours over stones and uneven levels and climbing stairs. If you have a guidebook you realize that many of the sites were NOT shown on this tour. However, a knowledgeable guide is good to have. We appreciated that. I suggest one should not schedule back to back 8 hour tours of Pompeii and Herculaneum followed the next day by a tour of Rome.
Great docent
, Oct 2019
Sasa did a great job. We really enjoyed the tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. His knowledge and humor were great. I would recommend this tour.
Wonderful visit, incredible place
, Oct 2019
Christy was our guide and she couldn't have been better. Her depth of knowledge was incredible and she voice was so pleasant and soothing to listen to. It was a wonderful day and we would have wasted a lot of time it without a guide because the place is so enormous one doesn’t know where to start. I felt we had an excellent understanding how Pompeii was prior to the eruption thanks to her insightful guidance. Highly recommend the tour and try to get Christy if possible.
Great tour with knowledgeable guide
Sandra D
, Sep 2019
Great tour, Dino our Guide was so enthusiatice and knowledgable. We were pleased we chose a tour that covered Pompeii and Herculaneum in one day with the same guide, as Dino was able to highlight similarities and point out differences between the two sites. A great visit, than you
Pompei and Herculaneum
, Sep 2019
Great tour, with knowledgeable guide. Pompei is a large area, but the guide was there to point out the major highlights of the area. The guide provided a good glimpse into how daily life was in these areas.
Trip to Sorrento
, Sep 2019
Always wanted to visit Pompei and Herculaneum and this is the way to do it. Lots of people but being with Sip the Line we avoided all the queues. Martina our guide was excellent with great knowledge and was quite humorous as well. Highly recommend if you are doing this tour then do it with them.
Excellent tour
, Aug 2019
Pompeii especially is massive and unbelievably crowded in August. Our guide kept us together and moving, providing interesting commentary throughout. Pacing was good and the included lunch, quite surprisingly, was great. Only downside is that the guide was not particularly interested in fielding questions, providing very terse answers and returning immediately to her script.

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