Historic Herculeneum Private Half Day Tour

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4 Hours | From 69 – 219€ | Free Cancellation | Reserve Now & Pay Later

About the tour

Looking to experience a moment in history while on your holiday in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast but limited for time? A visit to the Herculaneum Ruins will give you that dive into the past that you’ve been looking for. This once bright and vibrant city was initially hit by a very bad earthquake in 62 AD, soon after the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius happened in 79 AD, destroying all that was left of the Roman City. Our carefully curated half day itinerary is also a great option for those travelling with children as it’s possible to request a child friendly guide who will make this experience nothing but exciting for them. A great option for those not wanting to spend an entire day exploring, especially when travelling with small children or if you’re limited for time while in Sorrento.

Itinerary

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9AM | Depart from Sorrento

Our professional and English speaking private driver will collect you from your accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned mini van, and transport you throughout the day. The journey from Sorrento to Herculeneum will take approximately 1 hour, in which you will travel in optimum comfort while experiencing the famous drive along the iconic and picturesque Amalfi Coast roads.

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10AM | Arrive at Herculaneum and Tour

Your first chance of adventure awaits as you arrive at the ruins of Herculaneum, named after the Greek mythical God Hercules. The best way to fully be immersed in this experience is with a guide as they have expert knowledge on the history of this famous archeological park, another great advantage of hiring a guide is that you will be able to skip any queue and have a fast track access in entering the site.  In total the whole tour will take approximately 1 hour and 30 mins. 

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1PM | Return to Sorrento

Once you have completed the tour one of our professional drivers will take you back to your accommodation and you will travel in optimum comfort with all the essentials. The journey will take an hour, depending on the traffic.

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Important Information

What's Included
  • Hotel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentry on board
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Free Wi-Fi on Board
  • Bottles of Water
  • Insurance
  • Gasoline

Exclusions

  • Local Professional Guide
  • Fast Track access
  • Entrance Fees
Departure and Return
  • Departure: 9am from Accommodation or Hotel
  • Return: 1pm return to Accommodation or Hotel
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you bring sun hat and wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour/activity can accommodate from Couples to Large Groups
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Rates and Cancellation Policy

The Price ranges from 39€ – 99€ depending on the size of your group participating.

The Tour Guide and Entrance Tickets are to be added on seperately on the day.

For a full refund please cancel the tour 24 hours before its commencement.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is the journey from Sorrento to the Herculeneum Ruins?

The journey will take you approximately 1 hour, depending on the traffic.

2. What’s included within the Herculeneum Ruins Half Day Tour?

Included within the tour you will have a pick up and drop off service from your hotel or accommodation. You are welcome to add on the option of hiring an official licensed multilingual guide which includes skip the line entrance fees into the Ruins.

3. Are the Herculeneum Ruins suitable for children?

Yes we would definitely recommend this tour for children, the guides are experienced and very child friendly, they will be able to keep your children engaged and entertained throughout the tour with games and prizes all while teaching them some history about this famous site.

4. How long will we have to explore the Herculeneum Ruins?

The tour of the ruins itself will take around 1 hour and 30 mins, in which you will visit all of the major sites.

5. Is there a Pick Up and Drop Off service included within the tour?

Yes, our professional and English speaking private driver will collect you from your hotel or accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned mini van with free wi-fi and water, and transport you throughout the day and then at the end of the tour drop you back to your hotel or accommodation.

Detailed Itinerary

9AM | Depart from Sorrento

The unique and historical Roman city, Herculaneum, invites visitors from all over the world, we advise you to start your day early to get the most out of this experience in the best way. We recommend starting your day with a traditional Neapolitan coffee in one of the bars in Piazza Tasso, each of them also serve a variety of freshly made pastries which are a delicious addition to your Italian style breakfast or you can also enjoy a traditional savoury style breakfast. Our professional and English speaking private driver will collect you from your accommodation in a comfortable air conditioned mini van, and transport you throughout the day. The journey from Sorrento to Herculaneum will take approximately 1 hour, in which you will travel in optimum comfort while experiencing the famous drive along the iconic and picturesque Amalfi Coast roads. Our driver will also give your the opportunity to stop along the way to take pictures along the picturesque coastal roads, either on the way to Pompeii or on return to Sorrento.

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10AM | Arrival to Herculaneum and Tour

The Herculaneum Ruins are one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, alongside it’s sister-site Pompeii, it is also recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site after being buries by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The best way to fully be immersed in this experience is with a guide as they have expert knowledge on the history of this famous archeological park, another great advantage of hiring a guide is that you will be able to skip any queue and have a fast track access in entering the site, especially if you’re visiting as a family with small children, your entrance tickets are also included within the price so you will not have to worry about quieting to purchase your tickets and then queuing again to enter. The guides are also very child friendly and will be able to keep your children entertained and engaged throughout the walking tour, giving them a more exciting experience of learning about the history of these ruins. The complete tour will take approximately 1 hour and a half. 

1PM | Finish Tour and Return to Sorrento

Once you have completed the tour one of our professional drivers will take you back to your accommodation and you will travel in optimum comfort with all the essentials. The journey will take an hour depending on the traffic. A great advantage of opting for a half day tour is that once you arrive back to your hotel or accommodation, you still have the rest of your day to explore some more sites. It is possible to add on additional visits at the end of this tour, if this is something you are looking for please let us know at the time of booking and we will be able to assist your further.

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