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From Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii & Herculaneum with Lunch

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Activity provider: BLU WELCOME TRAVEL

From Sorrento: Day Trip to Pompeii & Herculaneum with Lunch

Activity provider: BLU WELCOME TRAVEL

From US$ 161.40 per person

Enjoy skip-the-line access to the ancient world of Pompeii and Herculaneum, two of the largest towns of those buried in the Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD, on this day trip from Sorrento.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Go back in time and learn about the last moments of the victims of the eruption
  • Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum on a two hour tour of each town's important sites
  • Enjoy a light lunch between the stops in Pompeii and Herculaneum to rest
  • Learn the history of two of the largest towns buried in the Vesuvius eruption
  • Travel to the sites in a comfortable coach and enjoy skip-the-line access
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Travel from Sorrento to see Pompeii and Herculaneum, and enjoy skip-the-line access to two important archaeological sites, discovered and excavated in the 18th century that tell the story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Spend two hours at each site, led by a knowledgeable guide.

Begin the tour by meeting the guide at the set meeting point in Sorrento. Travel by coach to see the town of Pompeii, where victims of the eruption were covered by ash and their last moments preserved. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, hear about its history, and see its surviving buildings.

Enjoy a light lunch between the site visits, and then travel to Herculaneum. Learn about this town, once a fishing community that by the time of the eruption was becoming a fashionable holiday resort town. Compare building techniques and lifestyle with what was seen in Pompeii, and learn about how the eruption affected Herculaneum, which was buried by mud and lava rather than ash.

Return to the bus to be driven back to Sorrento in the afternoon.

  • Skip-the-line entrance to Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Light lunch
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Golden Tours near the Torquato Tasso statue.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash
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4.7 /5

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Would definitely recommend this tour. Ernie was lovely as our tour guide and it is worth seeing Herculaneum! Both places hold a lot interesting facts and it’s lovely to see the difference between the two. If you’re going in August time I would recommend taking an umbrella for sun protection as you are very exposed and it’s extremely hot.

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August 11, 2022

Brilliant to have a direct comparison of the two sites! The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Lunch staff a little cold and at times unhelpful, but food was very nice. If you are interested in having a thorough look around both sites, you might find that this tour moves with a little haste due to the nature of visiting two sites in one day.

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July 23, 2022

We had Pasquale guiding us and “the Mexican” driving us and could not fault them. Our guide knew lots about Pompeii and Herculaneum, had a great pace and let us look in the museum and gift shop at the end of our Herculaneum tour. We had a 3 course lunch at Tiberian Pompeii which was also lovely. The only thing that was confusing was the pick up point, as it told us on the tickets that it was at 8:30 and at a statue but in emails prior they said it was 9:10 and we met in a parking lot. Overall, a really great day, would highly recommend to anyone who wants to go to Pompeii and I think Herculaneum is a must for anyone who would like to see a historic site in southern Italy.

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June 16, 2022

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