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Sorrento: Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour with Skip-the-Line

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Activity provider: TUI Italia

Sorrento: Pompeii & Herculaneum Tour with Skip-the-Line

Activity provider: TUI Italia

From US$ 147.35 per person

Explore the stunning remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum on a full-day excursion from Sorrento. Travel back in time as you stroll through haunting ruins of former Roman towns, and get great views of the brooding Vesuvius volcano.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Discover the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Walk down streets of Roman towns almost untouched by time
  • Get fantastic views of Mount Vesuvius
  • See mosaics, frescoes, and even an almost intact marital bed among the incredible excavations
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This full-day tour from Sorrento visits the 2 towns destroyed by the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Departing from Sorrento at 09:00, you will head up the motorway to Naples, from where it is a short drive to Herculaneum. A residential coastal town during Roman times, Herculaneum was completely buried by a devastating eruption of the volcanic Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was superbly preserved by the volcanic mud throughout the centuries. Its discovery by archaeologists in the 1700s stunned the world. Today, the ruins are among the most important sites in Italy, if not the world. The buildings have been so well preserved, you can walk down the streets pretty much exactly as the Romans would have done over 2,000 years ago. Upon arrival, you will get a 1-hour guided tour of the amazing remains and see original timbers in the buildings, as well as clay pots stored as they would have been at the time of the eruption. The tour takes in the courtyard of the grand House of the Argus, dwarfed by the hotel across the street. You will also see the public baths, with well-preserved frescoes and mosaics, and the house of carbonized furniture, where a marital bed still remains intact! Following the guided tour, enjoy some free time to take a coffee, before departing to nearby Pompeii. The former Roman city remains one the most stunning archaeological sites on the Italian peninsula, and one of the most visited ruins in the world. Experience it much as it existed more than 2,000 years ago, as you wander with your guide through perfect stone-paved streets, houses, temples, the Forum, and theaters. At the end of this full-day of ancient history, walking in the footsteps of Roman citizens, relax as you are whisked back to Sorrento.
  • Entrance fees to Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Light lunch
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Gratuities
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

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Meet at Lauro Parking in Sorrento on Correale street at 09:00 AM.

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4.5 /5

based on 23 reviews

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While the overall tour was well planned I felt rushed much of the time. Parts of the sites were missed to keep to a tight schedule. I also felt there were many lost opportunities to provide more depth and analysis of what Pompeii/Herculaneum were like around 79 AD. I heard other tour guides offer their groups more context to the event and locale.

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October 18, 2022

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and answered many questions. Good value for money. They were a little late for pick up but coach was comfortable. Only issue was we had to pay taxi to take us to pick up point and then it drove to our hotel to collect over people. Rather annoying!

September 7, 2022

Our guide Ernesto was incredible! Very informative and had great knowledge about the sights. He did his best to keep us in the shade during our visit (it was SO hot so bring plenty of water!) The lunch was eh…. Nothing fancy. It took a long time and the quality was like college kid “homemade” pasta but I was there to see the sights, not the food. Herculaneum was, in my opinion, better than Pompeii. Way less crowded, better preserved, and just as interesting! Thank you ☺️

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June 7, 2022

Product ID: 9805