Sorrento to Herculaneum day tour

Take a Step Back in Time on our Half-day Tour to the Lost City of Herculaneum

Type: Small group or private tours available
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: Group tours take place on Wednesdays between April 2nd and October 28th; private tours can be flexible with regards to their availability
Special information: We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months.


A full guided tour of the breath-taking ruins of the ancient city of Herculaneum

The city of Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian) is close to the Bay of Naples and is famous worldwide, along with Pompeii, as an archaeological site of unparallelled significance.

In 79 AD, the city was lost beneath a blanket of ash following a long and catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the region's resident volcano. The ash covered the city and served to preserve the city for nearly 2000 years, along with its inhabitants. However, upon its re-discovery, the city has served as a fascinating site of archaeological signficance due to the unbelievable preservation as if time in Herculaneum just stopped.

On this tour, our guide will take you on a journey back in time with a cultural tour of the site and encapsulating stories and tales that will bring to life Ancient Herculaneum. It is a wonderful treat for those interested in history or archaeology, but is also a fascination day trip for those that simply want to appreciate the past and cultural evolution of the region.


If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 / (UK) 1-347-594-5500 or Click here to send us an enquiry.

 

Related Tours

We also offer tours to Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and a combined tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum. To browse these tours and our other Sorrento tours, please visit the dedicated page on our website.