Guided tour

From Sorrento: Half-Day Herculaneum Express by Local Train

4.6 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Belmare Travel srl

From Sorrento: Half-Day Herculaneum Express by Local Train

Activity provider: Belmare Travel srl

From US$ 37.74 per person

Set off from Sorrento on an exciting tour by train to the ancient town of Herculaneum. Get the most out of your experience with guaranteed skip-the-line access to Herculaneum.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Travel on the local train to Herculaneum
  • See far more lavish use of colored marble cladding
  • Learn about the history of the area that got covered
Full description

Meet our guide at the Sorrento Train Station and embark on a 2-hour guided tour of Herculaneum. Skip the lines with access through a privileged entrance and discover this once thriving Roman resort town.

Travel on the local train to Herculaneum, an ancient lavished town, and then join your professional guide for a 2-hour tour to discover this once thriving Roman resort town.

Today, many ancient streets and buildings are visible, although over 75% of the Roman town remains covered under the modern towns of Ercolano and Portico. From the tour, you can speculate what the rest of the town of Herculaneum might look like under the rest of the molten rock.

  • Round-trip train tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour
  • Herculaneum entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive at 9:20 AM at the Sorrento train station by the newsagent. Your guide will be wearing a red polo shirt, and will give you all the necessary information. Address: CIrcumvesuviana, Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The train leaves at 9:36 AM
  • If trains are on strike, the tour will be canceled
  • A Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for travelers
  • In Italy it is necessary to show a full vaccination proof to visit museums and also the Herculaneum ruins until April 30th.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 26 reviews

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Fantastic experience. We spoke to the tour company before the day and they made sure we were prepared with water, hats, comfortable shoes etc. We were met at the station by our guide Josephine and she made everything straightforward for us on the way there and made sure we knew exactly how to make our own way back after the guided tour if we chose to stay, which we did. Josephine was very knowledgable and made sure we got the best experience from our visit, it really wouldn’t have been the same without a guide. Wet would definitely recommend this guided tour. We have already recommended the same trip to others staying at the same hotel

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June 21, 2022


The guide Sasa was excellent very informative & helpful & asked everyone if they were enjoying the tour on several occasions so very caring , the only tricky bit was getting off at the right station as the train was very packed so the group had to split up but other than this it was outstanding .

September 26, 2019

Exceptional value and worthwhile

Had an amazing trip ,to start,the guide was brilliant,thank you Maria,to say she was professional in all aspects of her work,this trip was sadly not 100%suitable with a man with a prosthetic leg,this made an atmosphere having to tell them in their best interest it isn't suitable and she was also considering the remaining guests. My opinion of the site was amazing,be expected to squeeze into the returning train but easy to do and straight forward with Maria's guidance

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September 19, 2019

Product ID: 76978